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Tri-Wizard Tournament
« on: July 01, 2004, 07:49:11 PM »

Welcome to Hogsmeade's First Tri-Wizard Tournament.  Will you be your house's champion?

Procedure of the Tournament:

The first Tri-Wizard Tournament will run By the end of the day on July 6, submit your name to the "Goblet of Fire" by posting your name and intention to compete in the tournament in a response to this post. 

Starting each Wednesday, you will have 5 days to PM Heather that you are ready for your test.  Each round of tests will be progressively more difficult, and will qualify for more points.  You cannot advance to a higher round without competing in the prior round.  At the end of the 5 days, the results will be posted.  For non-competitors in the tournament, points will be awarded for PMing Heather tests/questions which are used in the tournament.

When you PM Heather that you are ready for your test, she will PM you the test for that round within 12 hours of your request.  You will have 24 hours to complete the test.  If you fail to complete the test in 24 hours, you will receive negative points for your house.

The tournament will have 5 rounds.  At the end of the tournament, the Tri-Wizard Champion will receive an additional 20 points for his/her house.  Second place will earn 10 points for their house. 

All work must be your own.  You must solve all of the problems by your self.  If you are found to have cheated by sharing questions or answers, you will cost your house - 20 points.

Please feel free to PM Heather suggestions for the tournament.  It is a work in progress, and can always be improved upon.

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004, 08:37:42 PM »

Tia here, signing in. *Crumples up paper and drops in Goblet*
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004, 10:50:51 PM »

Assuming great big graduates can enter.... *writes "Lauren Weasley" on a scrap of paper and tosses it into the Goblet*

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2004, 01:47:57 AM »

Well, here I go... *writes "Kelpie" on a scrap of paper and tosses it into the Goblet*

Just to know, because you (Heather) said
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submit your name to the "Goblet of Fire" by posting your name and intention to compete in the tournament in a response to this post.  
Do we pm you our intention to compete in the tournament, do we submit it here, or is it not completely necessary?
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2004, 08:59:56 AM »

Posting your name here is sufficient
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2004, 10:00:45 AM »

Ping walks in and puts a slip of paper with her name on it into the goblet.

Consider me in! Go Gryffindor!
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2004, 11:24:34 AM »

Alright! Me too.

//Rights name in a neat scrawl on nifty Slytherin stationary and tosses into goblet//
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2004, 11:47:22 AM »

*writes "Madeleine, Gryffindor" on slip of paper and drops it in*

Well, I made it!  Look, no beard!   :laugh:
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2004, 12:02:16 PM »

He he. Good one. :laugh:
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2004, 01:23:10 PM »

OK, I have a question. Will each house have only one champion? Because in that case I think it had better not be me. I'm going on vacation the 15th, and I'll have fairly limited internet access. I'll still be able to do it, but if there's only going to be one Gryffindor Champion, it shouldn't be me.

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2004, 03:04:05 PM »

For this Tri-Wizard Tournament we will not be limiting each house to one champion.  As the tournament evolves, that may be something we do for future tournaments, but for this tournament, everyone competes.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2004, 05:31:10 PM »

*Writes "Shelly" on 3 dozen slips of paper and tosses them all into the goblet*

*Is pelted with the extra thirty-five slips of burning paper exploding from the goblet*

Uhh... I'm in!

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2004, 06:16:15 PM »

OK thats cool. I have more questions though.

Am I to assume that as long as you submit an answer, even a wrong answer, you can move on to the next round? Say you find the correct answer. I assume you get points towards the Tournaments Standings just like in the book. Do those points also go towards the House Cup, or is the only time this tournament effects the cup when the winner and runner up recieve their 10 and 20 points? If you give the wrong answer, or tell you we can't find the answer, do we lose points in the standings, or stay the same? Or do we also lose our House 20 points in the Cup? Does the person who submits the correct answer first get more points, or does everyone get the same amount of points as long as they give the correct answer?

Are these "tests" just going to be Trivia questions, or something else?

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2004, 07:15:11 PM »

*laughs hysterically at Shelly*

*peers at Lauren* Whoa...been taking Hermione lessons or something? That was intense...
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2004, 07:46:37 PM »

eep. was it? sorry...?  ;D

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2004, 08:02:31 AM »

*scribbles "Angelina Tonks", and tosses it in the Goblet. Checks the date* Phew, thought I as late then.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #16 on: July 03, 2004, 09:41:20 AM »

Am I to assume that as long as you submit an answer, even a wrong answer, you can move on to the next round? Say you find the correct answer. I assume you get points towards the Tournaments Standings just like in the book.

Wrong answers will not keep you from progressing from round to round.  Doing well in the round gives you points towards Tournament Standings.

Do those points also go towards the House Cup, or is the only time this tournament effects the cup when the winner and runner up recieve their 10 and 20 points?

Both - you will receive a small number points (credited to the House Cup) and towards your running total in the tournament.  The winner and runner up will receive additional points.  One warning - do not compete if you are worried about creating a divisor for your house in the House Cup because if you do well in the tournament, you have the potential to earn more than 20 points.

If you give the wrong answer, or tell you we can't find the answer, do we lose points in the standings, or stay the same? Or do we also lose our House 20 points in the Cup? Does the person who submits the correct answer first get more points, or does everyone get the same amount of points as long as they give the correct answer?

Are these "tests" just going to be Trivia questions, or something else?

Stating you can't find the answer or don't know the answer will not lose you any points.  Giving the wrong answer will not result in lost points.  Failing to answer a question/failing a test within 24 hours of requesting it will lose points.  I had thought about awarding more points based on how quickly you could submit a correct answer, but my fear is that there may be a delay between when a test is requested and when I send out it which would make this unfair.  For now, all correct answers count the same until I can figure out a way to fairly reward those who answer more quickly.

The "tests" may be more than simple trivia questions.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #17 on: July 03, 2004, 11:56:29 AM »

erm......Should I or shouldn't I?

Oh, what the heck.

**writes, "Susan Amelia Bones, Slytherin" on a slip of parchment and tosses it in**

I'll have to check in more often, though. >:D
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #18 on: July 03, 2004, 05:47:42 PM »

Thanks Heather.  ;D

Oh, idea! Maybe instead PMing you to start the test, you could PM all the Champions at the same time on Wednesdays, and they have five days to answer? Then you could give more points to those who answer first.

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2004, 11:21:23 AM »

EEP! I'll be gone next wednsday. maybe the goblet will spit my name out of sheer dislike. ::)
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2004, 06:43:31 PM »

Lauren, I like your idea **charms** :D

I'm sure I could check in at least once every five days.  And my PMs are the first thing I look at in here.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2004, 06:45:50 PM »

Notice To All Competitors

You may start on your first test beginning at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday (according to the date and clock on this site).  Please PM me when you are ready to be sent your test.  I will check in periodically, but for those outside the U.S. please keep in mind the time difference when you PM me (i.e. if you PM me when it is the middle of the night here, it may be a few hours before I get back to you).

Good luck!

P.S. We may try Lauren's idea for round 2.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2004, 07:34:20 PM »

*scribbles "Morgan Faith Granger, Gryffindor" on a piece of parchment and lays it into the Goblet*

Well, let's get going now, Gryffindor!!!  ;D Hope I'm not too late.  ;) I was gone over the weekend.  :laugh:
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #23 on: July 06, 2004, 08:29:25 PM »

BTW, Susan, you can change your settings to have a PM emailed directly to you, if you want.  Just a helpful hint if that allows you to compete better.

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Wait!  What am I thinking!?!?
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #24 on: July 06, 2004, 08:52:35 PM »

I had thought about awarding more points based on how quickly you could submit a correct answer, but my fear is that there may be a delay between when a test is requested and when I send out it which would make this unfair.  For now, all correct answers count the same until I can figure out a way to fairly reward those who answer more quickly.

Well, I have a couple of questions - first of all, I hope you won't do the above, because I know that it wouldn't be fair for those on the other side of the world...  ::) Also, some people can't be on at certain times, or past certain times and such.  ;)

Another question - what if we know we're going to be gone, or we know we can't get on for a day to PM you the answers? Is there any way that we can, say, delay it for 12 hours or something like that?

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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #25 on: July 06, 2004, 09:22:51 PM »

The reason you can request your test at a time convenient to you is meant to allow you the flexibility to request it at a time when you can devote your attention to the test.  The 24 hours to complete the test is intended to give you time to respond in the event there is a delay of a few hours from when it is sent and when you log on.  I am going to check in every hour to two hours (and I have my e-mail set up to receive the PMs directly) to try to catch everyone.
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« Reply #26 on: July 07, 2004, 03:59:32 PM »

Now, does the first challenge start today?  As in we can PM you today to get our test?  And we have a total of 24 hours to complete it from ... when?  From when we request it or when we get it?  In one case it would be better to request it first thing in the morning, nearly, and in the other, last thing at night so you'll get the request first thing in the morning and send it out.  :p

Gosh, Heather, I'm sorry!  What a lot of nitpicking and rule-mongering this is generating!   :-[  But it is a little hard to understand the first time around.   :)
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« Reply #27 on: July 07, 2004, 04:07:23 PM »

You can PM  me anytime in the next 5 days to take your test.  You will have 24 hours to respond to the test.

NO problem - I like the questions.  The tournament is a work in progress.
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Re: Tri-Wizard Tournament
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2004, 09:09:33 PM »

The Results of the First Test in the Tri-Wizard Tournament

The first test for our champions was to identify the individual mentioned in one or more of the books only by his first name who, based on clues in Order of the Phoenix, may be the father of a member of the Order. 

The champion who successfully completed the test was Kelpie.  She earned 10 points by identifying Ted, the news reader in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  He shares his first name with Ted Tonks, father of Nymphadora Tonks, a member of the Order of the Phoenix.  There are a lot of really interesting theories on the net speculating that Ted the news reader is Ted Tonks.

The passage in Philosopher's Stone which mentions Ted is in Chapter One (page 12 of the soft cover UK version of the Philosopher's Stone) reads:

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"And finally, bird watchers everywhere have reported that the nation's owls have been behaving very unusually today.  Although owls normally hunt at night and are hardly ever seen in daylight, there have been hundreds of sightings of these birds flying in every direction since sunrise.  Experts are unable to explain why the owls have suddnely changed their sleeping pattern."  The news reader allowed himself a grin.  "Most mysterious.  And now, over to Jim McGuffin with the weather.  Going to be any more showers of owls tonight, Jim"

"Well, Ted," said the weatherman . . . .

Everyone did a great job in the competition.  None of the champions lost points for their house.  Everyone who attempted the first test is eligble to proceed to the second test.  You can PM me your request for test starting on Wednesday.  Once you receive the test you have 24 hours to PM me your response. 

A hint for the second test - brush up on your Harry Potter cuisine.
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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2004, 11:00:39 PM »

YAY A HINT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice touch, too, Heather.  ;)

TED?  Where on EARTH did it mention TED TONKS??  The NEWS GUY??  Holy cow, Heather.  Did you say these are supposed to get HARDER??????
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