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by sarisson
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 274
Views: 6614

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I've been in the relegation zone since Day 2 and have led my rundle in Correct Answers Allowed most of the time. My defense is over .700, but it's hard to win when your opponents average 4 and a half correct answers a day and you average 3 and a half. There have been only two match days where I got ...
by sarisson
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 274
Views: 6614

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

This number of games I've lost is also the name of a Star Trek: Voyager character.
The correct response:
SpoilerShow
What is Seven of Nine?
I didn't think yesterday was all that tough (lost 3(3)-4(4)), but 13% got 0(0)'s and only 0.5% got 9(6)'s.
by sarisson
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8330

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was the greatest game ever played. Is $53,200 the highest combined Coryat ever? I think it is, and it may be an unbreakable record. Another unbreakable record: 27 correct FJ's in a row. I know there are boardies who have attained longer streaks from their living rooms, but being able to do that...
by sarisson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Players on the WQC Rankings
Replies: 17
Views: 1198

Re: Jeopardy! Players on the WQC Rankings

Three others from the venue I attended:
Chris Goheen, Season 10, 1-game winner (only his second game is archived)
Christine O'Donnell, this season (lost to future TOCer Kyle Jones)
Tim Lynch, Season 15
by sarisson
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 World Quizzing Championships
Replies: 21
Views: 1068

2019 World Quizzing Championships

Results are slowly coming in... lots of boardies and contestants at the top. I set a new personal record of 100, 19 higher than my last two tests. Most people's scores improved.
https://www.worldquizzingchampionships.com/results/
by sarisson
Fri May 31, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 274
Views: 6614

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Finally won a game yesterday thanks to a 9(6). Those weren't good categories for me (art, TV, film) but I got everything very quickly except Sleeping Beauty , which took me about two minutes. I believe that came up on Jeopardy recently. Good luck to everyone competing in the WQC tomorrow! It's the e...
by sarisson
Sat May 25, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 274
Views: 6614

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm starting off 0-3, in last place, and now 0-5 against the person who beat me yesterday, who has a lower QPct than I do.
The bad news: it's going to be a long season.
The good news: it's going to be a long season, and I can't fall in the standings.
by sarisson
Wed May 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 568
Views: 86131

Re: J! in the Media

Regarding the CNN interview, I can't figure out why James would tell the other contestants he took a year off his job to train, because admittedly the only job he's had since college is being a professional sports gambler. Some people are intensely competitive, and that tends to really get under the...
by sarisson
Wed May 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3128

Re: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My stats last night: 47 R/ 1 W and $37,800
Tonight: 31 R/ 4 W and $14,600
Amazing more contestants haven't finished in the red during his run. I would've if I'd been up there tonight.
by sarisson
Fri May 17, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 12752

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

The Sports ML was fun and very comprehensive but tough. I got nine 2's!
by sarisson
Fri May 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 274
Views: 6614

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

A Horizon again, with quite a few boardies.
by sarisson
Wed May 15, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1437

Re: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Patrick Quinn won the Teachers Tournament in 2012. Will Conor Quinn win it seven years later? The only other same-surname pair to win the same tournament (that I can think of) are Raynell and Leonard Cooper.
Now, to the game: it was very good right up until the math category. :x
by sarisson
Wed May 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2022

Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Francois was fantastic; only did a very quick scan of the Archive, but 26,600 appears to be the highest Coryat ever recorded in a Teacher Tourney game, yes? (And by a fair margin, at that. Colby, Larry and Jason, notably, topped out around 20-21k. Next best appear to be in the 22-23k range.) Not qu...
by sarisson
Mon May 06, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2717

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We were spoiled rotten the last 22 games. Never thought I'd see a game like this again but here we are! The biggest head-scratcher wasn't the triple-neg on "Which planet did Herschel discover*?" but "Which war did the Army of the Potomac fight in?" Without all the negs, it would've been a decent gam...
by sarisson
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 4612

Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another 50,000+ combined Coryat game. Absolutely unbelievable. This is the sort of thing that happens once, maybe twice in a typical season.
It's worth noting that James's and Ken's toughest opponents were both named Adam:
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=38
by sarisson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 5849

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The All-Star tournament only had players who made their debuts in 2000 or later. So yes, another supertournament is in order. It could have a variety of other 2000's and 2010's top players (including superchamps) who weren't picked for All-Stars, plus the greats from the 80's and 90's. Coelacanth ha...
by sarisson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
I believe there's only one Howard Johnson's left, and it's not in Rock Ridge. Here's an article about the next-to-last one to close:
https://newengland.com/today/living/new ... estaurant/
by sarisson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2613

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Not eligible to take the test but I got 44 on Tuesday, 41 on Wednesday, and just 39 on this one. I had serious doubts I'd even pass this one.
by sarisson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think that the Sameer Rai who James plays tomorrow is the same Sameer Rai who was considered to be the best high school quiz bowl player in the country during his junior year. It is. He also got a 108 on last year's (and 2017's) WQC, which is insane. Interestingly, I think I was the only other pe...
by sarisson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3404

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Bugatti got off to a slow start, but then vroom vroom! If he hadn't hit that last Daily Double, he could easily have lost. FJ was a TOC-level clue. A lot to parse in 30 seconds. I would've gotten it if it had been an LL question, but I spent the first 20 seconds figuring out what it meant. Amazi...