Reach Scores Audio #22

2018 Lisgar Tournament, CB vs LCI C

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Final match of the day. From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 12 match has Colonel By SS against Lisgar CI “C”. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • I don’t know what I was thinking of for my comments about the 28-3 comeback game. It was Super Bowl LI. Perhaps I was sarcastically surprised it was a question about the 2017 Bowl rather than the numerous ones about the 2018 one that happened about two weeks earlier at the time.
  • The Dutch basketball team is not great, despite the height of their citizenry. They have never made the Olympics, and have infrequent qualifications to the European championships.
  • Once again, the aesthenosphere pops up. The poorly-written question suggested it was part of the crust.

Thanks for listening! This ends the series of recordings for the 2018 Lisgar tournament. As a final reminder, listening to any of these games will prevent you from playing on the questions competitively, however I suspect the circulation of this set is finished. If Lisgar writes again next year, I may reconsider recording: it was not very appropriate to hold back recordings of other people for such a long time, but releasing audio would complicate the use of the set elsewhere. I hope other regions will be open to trying an independent tournament next year as a way to improve their circuit.

Reach Scores Audio #21

2018 Lisgar Tournament, LCI B vs LCI C

From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 11 match has Lisgar CI “B” and “C”. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • A much more straightforward match compared to the last one, at least until the end.
  • Will Smith is “Will Smith” on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. A question on the character would accept “Will”, while a question on the actor needs “Smith”.
  • I called “time” before a (correct) response, and this point swing affected the outcome of the match. It was more notable because it was the last question of the game. A moderator calling “time” cannot be protested, but thanks to this audio recording, I can show that it was fair. The buzz was at 24:13.9, I called “time” at 24:19.8 (5.9 seconds available for an answer), and the answer was given at 24:20.1.

Thanks for listening!

Reach Scores Audio #20

2018 Lisgar Tournament, LCI B vs CB

Time for the playoffs. I read in the middle bracket. From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 10 match has Lisgar CI “B” against Colonel By SS. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • This game is a mess. Long, distracted, riddled with errors leading to protests, and a potential tie. Fatigue was catching up to me; this was the equivalent of reading at 3AM for an average person.
  • Tracks on DAMN are not in all-caps. I don’t know why the question writers did this.
  • “Paper” for the fiber question should not have been prompted. Lisgar should have been docked 10 points, but as shown later, it didn’t change the outcome in the close match.
  • As mentioned in the previous match, a team scramble was eventually thrown out and replaced with a scramble of the four tiebreakers. There were incorrect facts for both the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers as potential answers. I originally left Colonel By’s answer (and the pack’s answer) of “Mississippi” proceed if it didn’t affect the outcome of the match. It did. The original game ended in a tie (including Lisgar’s “paper” answer which wasn’t caught at this point), but Colonel By went on to earn the replacement team scramble and pick up more points, giving them an outright victory.

Thanks for listening!

Reach Scores Audio #19

2018 Lisgar Tournament, Glebe vs UTS A

We’re at the end of the preliminary round-robin. From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 9 match has Glebe CI against UTS “A”. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • The Rhodesia question was a bit misleading because “Rhodesia” did not have its nationhood well-recognized, and because Mugabe overthrew the briefly-rerecognized colony of “Southern Rhodesia”. I accepted the latter answer and nobody felt the need to protest in this matchup.
  • There is a German performance of “As Slow As Possible” on an organ that is playing its 13th note until September 2020. It still has more than 600 years to go.
  • A team scramble was a repeat. I imagine this was a mess to sort out in closer rooms; I threw it out. Without replacement team scrambles on hand, the only way to resolve it is to awkwardly read the first tiebreaker with team scramble procedure, then continue the three unrelated tiebreakers just to the team that answers.
  • A Mersenne prime is, indeed, of the form of one less than a power of 2 (3, 7, 31, etc).

Thanks for listening!

Reach Scores Audio #18

2018 Lisgar Tournament, LCI A vs LCI B

From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 8 match has Lisgar CI “A” against Lisgar CI “B”. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • “Cookies” can include dessert bars and other sweet baked goods that don’t rise like a cake.
  • The Cavaliers ended up not being in a freefall after all… Lebron made it to the Finals yet again.
  • I thought there was a more popular Vader/Mufasa mash-up that circulated in the past, but here is an example of Luke denying the Circle of Life.
  • The dominant Hungarian football team lost the 1954 World Cup final. They were the heavy favourites but lost to a newly-formed West German team.
  • There is a small cut to take out a loud sound spike; I hit the desk near the microphone after, yet again, blurting out an answer while reading the question.

Thanks for listening!

Reach Scores Audio #17

2018 Lisgar Tournament, LCI A vs KVHS

From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 7 match has Lisgar CI “A” against Kennebecasis Valley HS. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • The part of Lake Superior around Whitefish Point is the worst in the Great Lakes for shipwrecks: a relatively narrow portion of the lake with frequent storms. The Edmund Fitzgerald is among the wrecks in the area (though it did not sink in the modern-day preserve).
  • The Mohorovicic discontinuity is between crust and mantle, and not specifically the lithosphere-aesthenosphere boundary. Under continental plates, there is a small solid section classified as mantle that moves with the crust and is above the aesthenosphere. I can’t recall how the points got sorted from the audio, but “aesthenosphere” is not correct while “mantle” is. The outcome of the game was not affected by this.

Thanks for listening!

Reach Scores Audio #16

2018 Lisgar Tournament, CB vs Almonte

From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 6 match has Colonel By SS against Almonte DHS. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • I made an error of blurting out the answer of “Twelfth Night” before the second team had a chance to buzz in. We let it go when it didn’t affect the outcome of the game, but in a proper situation, a spare question would have been read only to the team that missed the buzz due to moderator error.
  • For the relay on identifying bones, both teams took a fancy to the option of pointing to the bones rather than saying their location. This leaves audio gaps that seem as though I award points to nothing!

Thanks for listening!