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moneya wrote:I just got an invite for June 6 in Boston. Does anyone know how possible it is to reschedule? I have a conflict which I can potentially work around, but was curious if others have had luck trying for different dates.
Contact them and let them know you can't make it, but a very nice fellow in Cleveland named John Boy passed the test and would be DELIGHTED to take your place.
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hoping for atlanta audition, hit 35 on the dot.

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moneya wrote:I just got an invite for June 6 in Boston. Does anyone know how possible it is to reschedule? I have a conflict which I can potentially work around, but was curious if others have had luck trying for different dates.
I had to reschedule my last audition for an entirely different city and it worked out just fine. The CC's will accommodate you if they can.

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alamble wrote:I had to reschedule my last audition for an entirely different city and it worked out just fine. The CC's will accommodate you if they can.
A couple of years ago, I couldn't make the scheduled tryout in Cleveland (9 hours away), and the CCs allowed me to join the special tryout in Cincinnati (4.5 hours away) later that year.

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It is incredibly humane of TPTB to accommodate people who can't make the audition they are invited to. It would be easier for them to just kiss you off and pull the next random person from the list of those who passed the test. As disappointing as it is to believe you passed the test but did not receive an invitation, imagine how much worse it would feel if you had to miss the audition because of a schedule conflict.

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EJVA wrote:It is incredibly humane of TPTB to accommodate people who can't make the audition they are invited to. It would be easier for them to just kiss you off and pull the next random person from the list of those who passed the test. As disappointing as it is to believe you passed the test but did not receive an invitation, imagine how much worse it would feel if you had to miss the audition because of a schedule conflict.

The year that I had a conflict, they wouldn't let me reschedule.

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Since there were no audition cities near where I live I signed up for LA, where I have family and visit regularly. Even though the pool of test-takers there is sure to be huge, I thought they might have auditions throughout the year rather than a single visit. Does anyone know if that is the case? If so, there is the advantage of keeping my hopes up for an invite, at least until the next test comes around!

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EJVA wrote:Since there were no audition cities near where I live I signed up for LA, where I have family and visit regularly. Even though the pool of test-takers there is sure to be huge, I thought they might have auditions throughout the year rather than a single visit. Does anyone know if that is the case? If so, there is the advantage of keeping my hopes up for an invite, at least until the next test comes around!
In the pre-online test days, they did have L.A. auditions about once a month. However, from what I can tell, they now only do them in L.A. once or twice a year.

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akrites wrote:The year that I had a conflict, they wouldn't let me reschedule.
Considering the other stories here, I would suspect that has more to do with other dates just not being available when they received your request to reschedule.
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With the online test behind us and auditions ongoing, this seemed like a good time to remind everyone of the live "JEOPARDY! AUDITION PROCESS" webinar that I did last year with 7-day champ and Battle Of the Decades contender Stephanie Jass -- a.k.a. Dr. J on JBoard -- and which is still available on replay.

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moneya wrote:I just got an invite for June 6 in Boston. Does anyone know how possible it is to reschedule? I have a conflict which I can potentially work around, but was curious if others have had luck trying for different dates.
When I passed the 2013 test, I was in Thailand when I got the audition invite and would be in the middle of my semester teaching in China during the actual audition. When I emailed them about the conflict, they told me to email them with the dates that I would be back stateside and they'd see if they could get another audition worked out for me. The date they then gave me, and the only audition that summer? The day before I was to fly back to China at the end of the summer, in a city 10 hours from where I was. So they will work with you, I just hope for your sake the rescheduling works out, too!

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I got at least a 44 (depending on some questionable spelling) on the Central time zone test and chose Boston and have heard nothing yet. Am I pretty much out of it since I have heard people getting emails for Boston or will they send out more invites in the weeks to come?

I'm frustrated that I have only been to one audition in about four or five tries while scoring over 35 every time i try :cry:

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gnuppet wrote:I got at least a 44 (depending on some questionable spelling) on the Central time zone test and chose Boston and have heard nothing yet. Am I pretty much out of it since I have heard people getting emails for Boston or will they send out more invites in the weeks to come?

I'm frustrated that I have only been to one audition in about four or five tries while scoring over 35 every time i try :cry:
I auditioned in New York and it took me a few days to get my email invite after hearing of others receiving them.
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ihavejeoprosy wrote:
gnuppet wrote:I got at least a 44 (depending on some questionable spelling) on the Central time zone test and chose Boston and have heard nothing yet. Am I pretty much out of it since I have heard people getting emails for Boston or will they send out more invites in the weeks to come?

I'm frustrated that I have only been to one audition in about four or five tries while scoring over 35 every time i try :cry:
I auditioned in New York and it took me a few days to get my email invite after hearing of others receiving them.
No, you're not out of it, re Boston. Invites don't all go out at the same time.

Having already been to an audition will surely help you with the next one. Yes, it's understandable that you're feeling frustrated, but you should also understand that the odds of being called for an audition any given year are actually quite low, considering the large pool of people who passed the qualifying test and the relatively small number of audition spots.

Also, it might be obvious to you, but please make sure that "that email" has not gone to your spam folder.

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Yeah, the last time I got an audition (all the way back in 2008), at least one person reported receiving an invite for my city of choice before I did, which made me think that I was not going to get one. I don't remember how much longer after it was (I am thinking somewhere between a week and a month), but I ended up getting an invite myself.

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10,000 people pass the test, about 2500 get an audition. I've passed three straight without the invite, here's hoping it's not four.

2500 audition, 360 make the show.

These are rough numbers, but you see the odds.
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triviawayne wrote:10,000 people pass the test, about 2500 get an audition. I've passed three straight without the invite, here's hoping it's not four.

2500 audition, 360 make the show.

These are rough numbers, but you see the odds.
...and it gets worse. 360 make the show and roughly 90 will win A game, with the number of repeat winners exponentially lower.

FWIW I was invited to a live audition the first year the online quiz was conducted. Since 2009 I have passed the online quiz five times, and if I get passed over again this year (as it seems so far) that will be five years without an invite. It appears all the wishing and wanting in the world aren't enough some times.

Keep on tryin' pal.

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I was wondering if they will be doing a few different periods of Boston auditions. Boston is an option for Sports Jeopardy as wrll, does that mean the contestant coordinators have to make two trips out to Boston? Or is there going to be a quick turn around between taking the Sports test and when Boston invites go out? Just seems strange it is the same people running both tryouts that they make two separate trips, when it would have been better to do both in the same block of time.

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Robbo wrote:I was wondering if they will be doing a few different periods of Boston auditions. Boston is an option for Sports Jeopardy as wrll, does that mean the contestant coordinators have to make two trips out to Boston? Or is there going to be a quick turn around between taking the Sports test and when Boston invites go out? Just seems strange it is the same people running both tryouts that they make two separate trips, when it would have been better to do both in the same block of time.
All the Sports J! audition cities are the same as the regular J! audition cities, leading me to assume both auditions will be at the same time.
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triviawayne wrote:10,000 people pass the test, about 2500 get an audition. I've passed three straight without the invite, here's hoping it's not four.

2500 audition, 360 make the show.

These are rough numbers, but you see the odds.
Hey, I'm only saying this to be helpful, don't take this the wrong way. But when you say things like that, combined with your signature line of 5 time passer, 0 time swimmer, it makes you sound a little bit on the bitter side. Since TPTB have been know to look at what's posted on here, I wonder if stuff like that is hurting your chances?

Anyway, I wish you lots of luck, the live auditions are enjoyable. (Actually, I can say the same for Wheel auditions as well, but Jeopardy! auditions are far better!)
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