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Meanwhile... in the Green Room

Post by Robert K S » Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:14 pm

I liked the time-elapse video of the entire day's green room activity that is up on the official Facebook page. Tried to figure out what movies they were watching by looking at them as they blazed by. The second one is The Princess Bride (any FJ! wagering tips from Fezzik?) and the third is one of the Iron Mans, not sure which one. The first one looks like a college or 20-somethings comedy but whatever it is I haven't seen it--wait. The DVD cases are on the table. It's Easy A.

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Post by MattKnowles » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:57 pm

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Post by MattKnowles » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:03 pm

It looks like there is a gentleman in a Caltech sweater who is in the green room all day. There was no Caltech student on the show for this tournament.

For tournament play do they typically keep an alternate that doesn't get to play?

I know on the regular version of the show they keep an alternate and the alternate gets invited back to play later. How does that work here?
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Post by seaborgium » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:09 pm

I know that the alternate from Erin McLean's game played in a regular game a little while later, but I think Steve Greene had been an alternate in a previous College Championship.

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Post by teapot37 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:29 pm

I want to say the first movie was Easy A. The second was, as you say, The Princess Bride, and the third was the first Iron Man.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:58 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:29 pm
I want to say the first movie was Easy A. The second was, as you say, The Princess Bride, and the third was the first Iron Man.
On the table before the movies play there is Moulin Rouge! and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. It's at 14 seconds when the graphic has, "AND GAMES".

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Re: Meanwhile... in the Green Room

Post by IronNeck » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:35 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:03 pm
It looks like there is a gentleman in a Caltech sweater who is in the green room all day. There was no Caltech student on the show for this tournament.
Considering the low level of a number of players in the first round, knowing there was someone from my alma mater in the green room who didn't get a shot is a particularly annoying observation.

The video was interesting, as playing cards or watching a movie would be the last thing I would do to mentally prepare myself for a competition. I wonder if the students had a choice, though? Seemed like they had to be sequestered there whether they wanted to or not.

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Post by squarekara » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:49 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:03 pm
It looks like there is a gentleman in a Caltech sweater who is in the green room all day. There was no Caltech student on the show for this tournament.

For tournament play do they typically keep an alternate that doesn't get to play?

I know on the regular version of the show they keep an alternate and the alternate gets invited back to play later. How does that work here?
Local alternates for the Teachers' Tournament have played in the next year's Tournament. I'm guessing the Cal Tech kid would be offered a similar opportunity or, depending on his preferences/future student status, the chance to play a regular game.

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Post by Golf » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:42 am

IronNeck wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:35 am
The video was interesting, as playing cards or watching a movie would be the last thing I would do to mentally prepare myself for a competition. I wonder if the students had a choice, though? Seemed like they had to be sequestered there whether they wanted to or not.
You almost have to keep all the contestants together so as to properly keep an eye on them. Otherwise you have to have a chaperone for each player.

I agree with you, wouldn't want to do any of those things. Wouldn't want to talk to other contestants either. But it seems as though we are in the minority in this case, especially with with the younger generation who want to be all buddy buddy before, during, and after the competition. And it's not just kids, you here all the time here about contestants keeping in contact with those from their taping week.

To each their own I suppose.

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:04 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:03 pm
It looks like there is a gentleman in a Caltech sweater who is in the green room all day. There was no Caltech student on the show for this tournament.

For tournament play do they typically keep an alternate that doesn't get to play?

I know on the regular version of the show they keep an alternate and the alternate gets invited back to play later. How does that work here?
The same.

The Caltech player was the alternate and you'll likely see him in the next tournament (if not in an adult game sooner).
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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:05 am

IronNeck wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:35 am
Considering the low level of a number of players in the first round, knowing there was someone from my alma mater in the green room who didn't get a shot is a particularly annoying observation.
He'll get a shot.
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Post by Bamaman » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:16 am

I would not want to be forced to watch a movie I didn’t want to see. Do they have movies in there for the regular players?

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:16 am
I would not want to be forced to watch a movie I didn’t want to see. Do they have movies in there for the regular players?
Regular players don't have to be sequestered. It's just the first week of tournaments where you don't want the players to know the scores of previous games to affect the gameplay/FJ wagering.
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Re: Meanwhile... in the Green Room

Post by alietr » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 pm

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:16 am
I would not want to be forced to watch a movie I didn’t want to see. Do they have movies in there for the regular players?
Regular players don't have to be sequestered. It's just the first week of tournaments where you don't want the players to know the scores of previous games to affect the gameplay/FJ wagering.
Yeah, the regular players are in the audience for the matches preceding theirs.

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Post by teapot37 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:01 pm

The movies are partially to pass the time and partially to drown out the noise from the studio, as the green room is fairly close to it.
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Re: Meanwhile... in the Green Room

Post by kerryoakie » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:06 am

Watching movies in the green room sounds infinitely better than watching a 2 hour loop of old Millionaire episodes over the course of 6+ hours. Luckily, my green room had generally conversational people to help pass the time.

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Post by triviawayne » Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:18 pm

alietr wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:31 pm
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:09 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:16 am
I would not want to be forced to watch a movie I didn’t want to see. Do they have movies in there for the regular players?
Regular players don't have to be sequestered. It's just the first week of tournaments where you don't want the players to know the scores of previous games to affect the gameplay/FJ wagering.
Yeah, the regular players are in the audience for the matches preceding theirs.
During the first round of a tournament, once a person has played, since there is no longer a need to sequester that person, are they in the audience or back to the green room?

My guess would be to the audience so as not to have the possibility of someone who already played telling someone who didn't play yet what the outcome was.
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Re: Meanwhile... in the Green Room

Post by teapot37 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:06 pm

triviawayne wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:18 pm
During the first round of a tournament, once a person has played, since there is no longer a need to sequester that person, are they in the audience or back to the green room?

My guess would be to the audience so as not to have the possibility of someone who already played telling someone who didn't play yet what the outcome was.
You are in the audience at that point for exactly the reasons you say.
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