Reach Scores Audio #18

2018 Lisgar Tournament, LCI A vs LCI B

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Reach Scores Audio #15

2018 Lisgar Tournament, KVHS vs UTS C

From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 5 match has Kennebecasis Valley HS against UTS “C”. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • Disputes were settled on the spot, including that aluminum is not commonly considered a metalloid.
  • An answer of “Henry Tudor” for “Henry VII” could be argued as ambiguous (Henry VIII and his short-lived son Henry would also have had the Tudor name). However, “Henry Tudor” was a name used for a significant portion of Henry VII’s life, and almost never used to refer to the later generations. The response of “Henry Tudor” can be considered acceptable.
  • There was definitely a Welsh theme going on this round. In addition to the above, there was a question about the origin of the term “Prince of Wales”.

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Reach Scores Audio #14

2018 Lisgar Tournament, Almonte vs UTS B

From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 4 match has Almonte DHS against UTS “B”. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • There is a pause due to a noisy gust from a vent. Don’t think it was a gas leak, since we all survived.
  • The exchange after the question about the namesake of two provincial capitals:

Player: “Queen Victoria?”

Me: “Yes, she is the namesake of Regina.”

Player: “…And what’s the other [provincial capital]?”

Me: “…Victoria.”

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Reach Scores Audio #13

2018 Lisgar Tournament, UTS C vs Glebe

From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 3 match has UTS “C” against Glebe CI. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • This was the first match with eight players at the table, requiring the use of a bad buzzer on my system. The light is embedded and out of view on the signaler, so I have to interject every now and then to say the player’s light is on.
  • The Ivy League error in the pack required very on-the-fly judgment. The format of list questions would force the game to stop to resolve the continuation of the list in a more serious tournament (especially for a list with five total entries).
  • Singapore was indeed made independent against its wishes after a vote by the Malaysian government. Usually, a nation’s independence comes from the local population seeking it.

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Reach Scores Audio #12

2018 Lisgar Tournament, LCI B vs Glebe

Here’s the next upload, and a reminder that listening voids any ability to play the questions competitively. From the 2018 Lisgar Reach-style tournament, this round 2 match has Lisgar CI “B” against Glebe CI. Moderating and production by Ben Smith.

Here is the link to the episode.

Notes:

  • I think my original rejection to “Talleyrand” was for hearing “Talloo, no” before the player corrected the response. The points were given upon insistence from the other team. Reach rules are far less forgiving than quizbowl for mid-answer corrections, and as “El Classica” from the 2017 final showed, if this was judged by Reach, vowel variation wouldn’t have been accepted. This tournament was not Reach Nationals, though, so I easily ended up letting it pass.
  • It didn’t affect the scores, but I was wrong about the number of capitals the Danube flows through and the pack was right. Slovakia does cross the Danube, allowing a bit of Bratislava to be on the other of the river. Vienna is also far enough away from the border to straddle the river.
  • Impressionism is not an 18th century movement, but that didn’t trip up the players.

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