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Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 3:34 am
by Kilroy Was Here
Hello!

This is the announcement for the Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament, a baseball based trash “tournament” written by yours truly. There will be 100 tossups that will be broken into 5 packets of 20. There won't be a specific distribution by packet but the tossups will be made up of

40 players (30 from the last 20 years, 10 from prior to that )
10 Managers
10 Teams (Not just franchises, but memorable teams, for example "The 2012 Tigers.")
5 Games (
5 Parks
5 STATTTS (UZR, WRC+, SIERA, etc)
10 "Positions" (This will be much more general than you'd think)
10 "other" (GM's, strategies, etc, basically anything related to baseball that I don't think fits in the previous categories)
5 Huge Dingers (For those who don't know baseball, this is a term for homerun)

Clues will be anything that I find to be related to the topic, including non-baseball clues.

Since a lot of these things have never been and never will be tossed up again, it's hard to qualify what the difficulty will be, although I will be aiming to make them comparable to baseball tossups at near-regular difficulty tournaments.

There will be dingers and super dingers.

The fee to play will be five dollars.

This set will be done by March, although I most likely will run it personally at HSNCT or during the downtime during one of the college nationals. If you wish to mirror it, e-mail me at [email protected]

The top scorer will be rewarded with a signed Jose Valverde baseball so you can always feel good about your life due to not being nicknamed Papa Grande.

Half of the profits will be donated to a scholarship of the winning teams choice (this will be a rule for all potential mirrors of the set as well)

Feel free to ask any questions regarding this set. And to answer a question that many probably asked after Ryan Leaf, yes, I will actually be randomizing these packets.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 10:41 am
by BobGHHS
The top scorer will be rewarded with a signed Jose Valverde baseball
I may have to participate for this alone. The shape of his midsection when he was pitching was always fascinating to me.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:00 am
by Cheynem
I welcome such a tournament, but yes, just in case the critiques after Ryan Leaf weren't clear:

-randomize the packets
-playtest stuff so you can be aware of problematic lead-ins/clues

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 11:44 am
by That DCC guy
I would be interested in playing this

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 3:52 pm
by theMoMA
If I'm there, this sounds like a blast. I echo Mike's suggestions above.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 6:18 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
I have only become a baseball fan over the last 3 or 4 years and still watch very casually, so I will likely not do well at this tournament, but I would still like to play.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:09 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
Cheynem wrote:I welcome such a tournament, but yes, just in case the critiques after Ryan Leaf weren't clear:

-randomize the packets
-playtest stuff so you can be aware of problematic lead-ins/clues
Packets will be more randomized this year.

I'll ask around for playtesters when the time comes.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:13 pm
by CaseyB
Maybe I just missed this in the original post, but when will this be played? I would be interested in playing this set.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:17 pm
by Cheynem
Sounds like it's intended to be run at HSNCT, but could be mirrored other places (I would really like to play it but I don't know if I'll be at HSNCT, so hopefully it gets mirrored).

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:15 pm
by Ndg
Cheynem wrote:I would really like to play it but I don't know if I'll be at HSNCT, so hopefully it gets mirrored.
Agreed.

(Appropriately enough, if I'm not at HSNCT, it'll be because I'll be watching baseball at Wrigley Field).

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:21 am
by Kilroy Was Here
You are correct! I intend to run it at HSNCT but plan on having it done around Marchish early April, where it will be available for mirroring under the rules of charity that I previously mentioned.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:33 pm
by Ciorwrong
I would definitely like to play and redeem myself for my poor performance in the finals of your NFL tournament last year. I would suggest, though, to have slightly fewer Detroit questions than you did in the NFL set because the Lions distribution was like 2/2 and I was the only player from Michigan so that was pretty nice. I think I already have a Valverde card, but it's awesome that you giving money to a scholarship fund--so hopefully I will get you to give the money to MSU's scholarship fund.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 7:50 pm
by Cheynem
Heh, there were multiple people from Michigan (including me) at that tournament, which made for some fun buzzer races.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:46 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
I make my answerlines on a merit based system and since Detroit sports are the best sports, they get the most tossups.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:40 pm
by jonpin
Kilroy Was Here wrote:I make my answerlines on a merit based system and since Detroit sports are the best sports, they get the most tossups.
I see the Lions spent the rest of the night disproving this assertion.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 11:45 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
jonpin wrote:
Kilroy Was Here wrote:I make my answerlines on a merit based system and since Detroit sports are the best sports, they get the most tossups.
I see the Lions spent the rest of the night disproving this assertion.
In Africa, lion kills zebra. In United States, zebra kills lion.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:41 am
by Ciorwrong
Kilroy Was Here wrote:
jonpin wrote:
Kilroy Was Here wrote:I make my answerlines on a merit based system and since Detroit sports are the best sports, they get the most tossups.
I see the Lions spent the rest of the night disproving this assertion.
In Africa, lion kills zebra. In United States, zebra kills lion.
Yeah I forgot how there was a lot of Michigan people there. I apologize Mike Cheyne. Austin Foos and his father also played on a team and they are from Michigan. I must have made an error because of my bias towards Detroit sports. Once again, my apologies. I will not try to jump to rash conclusions as often.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:33 am
by TylerV
To further assure concerns people may have after Ryan Leaf, I, due to my utter lack of baseball knowledge, will be focusing exclusively on packetizing and editing. This means a much more coherent set overall and a distinct lack of five stadium toss ups in row. As an additional benefit, this means that there will be a 2nd pair of eyes to watch how much Detroit content goes into the set.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:53 am
by Ithaca Cricket Ump
To say that I am interested in playing this at HSNCT, either solo or with teammates, is an understatement along the lines of saying that Bert Blyleven had a "fair-to-middling" curveball. Count me in right now.

--Scott

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:49 pm
by TylerV
Kilroy Was Here wrote:
This set will be done by March, although I most likely will run it personally at HSNCT or during the downtime during one of the college nationals.
As it turns out, this was a little ambitious. It looks like the updated timetable is that the set will, likely, be finished around the time of VCU Open.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:24 am
by Cody
TylerV wrote:
Kilroy Was Here wrote:
This set will be done by March, although I most likely will run it personally at HSNCT or during the downtime during one of the college nationals.
As it turns out, this was a little ambitious. It looks like the updated timetable is that the set will, likely, be finished around the time of VCU Open.
As far as I know, there will be no VCU Open this year (though there obviously may be another open tournament in August).

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:11 pm
by Cheynem
As Mike Bentley has alluded to in another thread, this might be the year of the SIDE EVENT OPEN.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:50 am
by Kilroy Was Here
Because of unforeseen circumstances that sapped my free time, I have to delay this set until the summer. I still want to produce and play this set as a whole, so my current goal is to get it done by Chicago Open

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:41 am
by Cheynem
Hopefully it can be played at whatever the other summer open/weekend is (unless you meant NEXT summer?).

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:08 pm
by Kilroy Was Here
Cheynem wrote:Hopefully it can be played at whatever the other summer open/weekend is (unless you meant NEXT summer?).
If there is some sort of VCU Open replacement like KABO from a few years back I'll make it available for that

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:11 pm
by Cheynem
It sounds like at the very least there's Side Event Fest...

I want to team with Ryan Westbrook for this.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:14 pm
by Charm Bison
Any updates? I'd like to hear this any way I can.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 7:54 pm
by Silverman
I won't be at Side Event Fest, but I'd love to help playtest this when it's time for that.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:49 am
by TylerV
Collin has informed me that this set is being postponed until next year.

Apologies to those were anticipating it this summer.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:10 pm
by connorkpierce
Any update on this? I would love to play

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:31 am
by Charm Bison
connorkpierce wrote:Any update on this? I would love to play
Seconded.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:09 am
by everdiso
If this set isn't going to get finished, would it be possible to release whatever amount has been written? I would still be massively interested in playing even a small amount of baseball tossups.

Re: Pete Rose Reinstatement Scholarship Tournament

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:13 am
by Judson Laipply
If there's even a packet or two, the bevy of summer events this year would most-likely have a lunch-time audience for this.