2019 TOC QF matchups

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2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:36 pm

They're up!

https://www.jeopardy.com/contestant-zon ... w-HFkO2avI

Monday, 11/4

Kyle (7x) v. Anneke (4x) v. Gilbert (5x)

Tuesday, 11/5

Rob (6x) v. Dhruv (College) v. Rachel (5x)

Wednesday, 11/6

James (32x) v. Alan (5x) v. Lindsey (4x)

Thursday, 11/7

Josh (7x) v. Eric (4x) v. Emma (3x)

Friday, 11/8

Ryan (7x) v. Steven (5x) v. Francois (Teachers)
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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:36 pm
They're up!

https://www.jeopardy.com/contestant-zon ... w-HFkO2avI

Monday, 11/4

Kyle (7x) v. Anneke (4x) v. Gilbert (5x)

Tuesday, 11/5

Rob (6x) v. Dhruv (College) v. Rachel (5x)

Wednesday, 11/6

James (32x) v. Alan (5x) v. Lindsey (4x)

Thursday, 11/7

Josh (7x) v. Eric (4x) v. Emma (3x)

Friday, 11/8

Ryan (7x) v. Steven (5x) v. Francois (Teachers)
Rob, Dhruv and Rachel drew as best as any of them could hope to in the Tuesday game.

Wow, the powers set a Gold match on Thursday and gave Emma no favors with that draw.

As expected the high game winners were separated.

Fingers crossed the Wednesday FJ! clue is easy to get Alan to the second week.

The table is set to give James some combination of winners/wildcards from the M-Tu games and he may not even have to face any remaining muscle from the Th-F games.

Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by opusthepenguin » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:58 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
I'm hoping for BIBLICAL REFERENCES IN CLASSICAL MUSIC, but I suppose that's less likely.

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:01 pm

Predictions:

Semifinalists:

Winners
Monday: Anneke Garcia
Tuesday: Rob Worman
Wednesday: James Holzhauer(But it won't be a dominant performance.)
Thursday: This one is a tough decision, but I'm going with Emma Boettcher.
Friday: Steven Grade

Wildcards
Kyle Jones
Lindsey Schultz
Josh Hill
Eric Backes
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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by hbomb1947 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:16 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
Why on the Friday game specifically?
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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:55 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
Why on the Friday game specifically?
Steven is a sports industry consultant and Ryan played in the infamous Football category fail game.

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:35 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:36 pm
They're up!

https://www.jeopardy.com/contestant-zon ... w-HFkO2avI

Monday, 11/4

Kyle (7x) v. Anneke (4x) v. Gilbert (5x)

Tuesday, 11/5

Rob (6x) v. Dhruv (College) v. Rachel (5x)

Wednesday, 11/6

James (32x) v. Alan (5x) v. Lindsey (4x)

Thursday, 11/7

Josh (7x) v. Eric (4x) v. Emma (3x)

Friday, 11/8

Ryan (7x) v. Steven (5x) v. Francois (Teachers)
Rob, Dhruv and Rachel drew as best as any of them could hope to in the Tuesday game.

Wow, the powers set a Gold match on Thursday and gave Emma no favors with that draw.

As expected the high game winners were separated.

Fingers crossed the Wednesday FJ! clue is easy to get Alan to the second week.

The table is set to give James some combination of winners/wildcards from the M-Tu games and he may not even have to face any remaining muscle from the Th-F games.

Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
are they the worst of the worst when it comes to sports?

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by CasketRomance » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:37 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:55 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
Why on the Friday game specifically?
Steven is a sports industry consultant and Ryan played in the infamous Football category fail game.
so you want steven to be able to own since he supposedly has an edge in that category due to his job? holzhauer missed some easy layup sports clues during his run and we know he is involved in sports, so it isn't a given that dude would dominate

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:48 pm

CasketRomance wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:37 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:55 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:16 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
Why on the Friday game specifically?
Steven is a sports industry consultant and Ryan played in the infamous Football category fail game.
so you want steven to be able to own since he supposedly has an edge in that category due to his job? holzhauer missed some easy layup sports clues during his run and we know he is involved in sports, so it isn't a given that dude would dominate
Francois got, I think, 6/15 in sports clues from full categories, so sure he could get something. Steven would have an advantage although I recall his background was baseball/swimming. If it is football then Alex could be tipped off to give Ryan a ribbing when announcing the category.

My comment was only in recalling one contestant's memorable fail and another person's job title. Perhaps a physics category will show up to put Francois on the spot?

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by threearruda » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:23 pm

Monday: Anneke
Tuesday: Rob
Wednesday: James
Thursday: Emma
Friday: Ryan - he might trail entering FJ, but I have a weird feeling he's going to pull another ridiculous comeback out of his butt somehow

WC: Steven
Dhruv
Lindsey
Eric or Josh (I can't decide)

Very excited to see all of these folks playing again, and good retro-active luck everyone!

- I see scenarios where all three players in each of the W/Th/F games advance, but that of course can't happen. I'll bet on at least one and maybe two top 5 players (by games or MB's tier system) being gone by the end of the first week. Thursday has three of the four best players in the field, IMO.

- I'm all in on #TeamEmma. I think I had James/Emma/Eric in the Finals in July and I'll amend that slightly for James/Emma/..Steven? IDK really.
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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by doihavetoreally » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:35 pm

On paper:
Thursday game is the closest. Tuesday bookends the other games.
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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by Ironhorse » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:35 pm

Monday: Anneke
Tuesday: Rob
Wednesday: James
Thursday: Eric
Friday: Francois

WC: Emma, Steven, Josh, Rachel

Finals: James, Francois, Emma

Winner: Francois
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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by Shaquebanisa » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 pm

Predictions:

Winners of Quarterfinals: Kyle, Rob, James, Eric, Steven (can't speak for Francois on the last one since I skipped the Teachers Tournament this year)

Wild Cards: Anneke, Emma, Josh, Ryan

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:15 pm

Shaquebanisa wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:07 pm
Predictions:

Winners of Quarterfinals: Kyle, Rob, James, Eric, Steven (can't speak for Francois on the last one since I skipped the Teachers Tournament this year)

Wild Cards: Anneke, Emma, Josh, Ryan
How about a prediction on the Bears game? I have the Bears and gave it a 4 for ranking as they and the Bolts have not been who I thought they were so far this season. It's like the Bucs/Titans with who knows what's going to happen in it.

For predicting ToC results off the lineup? Someone will probably surprise and someone will probably flop out early. A lot will depend on who gets which FJ! clues as very likely there will be a hard one and an easy one mixed with others more on the same level of difficulty.

What I do is look at all the predicted winners here for each game and if a name is not mentioned at all, then that is one to put in the surprise column.

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by finishemzoe » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:04 am

I'm gonna make a bold prediction and say Anneke will be the sole advance from day 1.

I would say Rob is the favorite for Tuesday but I'm also gonna say that Rachel will make it through, as she has had the most preparation besides Gilbert and a pretty lucky draw.

I think Lindsey can keep up with James on the buzzer and has a very high knowledge base. Can she do well enough to make it through the round though is a reasonable question. Alan is good but he got a pretty unlucky draw here and he's gonna probably need to rely on FJ to get him through.

Oh man, Thursday is such a tough one. I honestly think all will advance, but Emma will eek out a victory between the three. Or Josh. Or Eric. Man I don't know. They certainly didn't go easy on Emma being that she was the discretion pick.

Friday is a tough fight as well. I could very well see Ryan pulling off a crazy comeback, but I'd say it's likely either Francois or Steven's for the taking.

Winners - Anneke, Rob, James, Emma, Francois.
Wildcards - Rachel, Josh, Eric, Steven.

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by mas3cf » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:11 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:58 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
I'm hoping for BIBLICAL REFERENCES IN CLASSICAL MUSIC, but I suppose that's less likely.
If we don't get that category, I'll be singing Hallelujah.

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:05 pm

My fearless predictions:

Monday: Kyle
Tuesday: Dhruv
Wednesday: James
Thursday: Eric
Friday: Steven

WC's: Emma, Josh, Francois, Lindsey

Finals: James, Emma, Eric

Winner: James
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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by opusthepenguin » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:34 pm

mas3cf wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:11 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:58 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
I'm hoping for BIBLICAL REFERENCES IN CLASSICAL MUSIC, but I suppose that's less likely.
If we don't get that category, I'll be singing Hallelujah.
Yeah, but whose version?

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by Volante » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:59 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:34 pm
mas3cf wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:11 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:58 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Please let there be a sports category on the Friday game.
I'm hoping for BIBLICAL REFERENCES IN CLASSICAL MUSIC, but I suppose that's less likely.
If we don't get that category, I'll be singing Hallelujah.
Yeah, but whose version?
I'll put my quatloos down on Jeff Buckley

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Re: 2019 TOC QF matchups

Post by RobW » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:08 pm

Here are my predictions:


Monday:
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Just kidding
Tuesday:
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NOBODY won
Wednesday:
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enough to
Thursday:
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cover the
Friday:
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NDA penalties! :)
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