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  • captainbowtie
    started a topic Fantasy Mock Trial 2019 ORCS Edition

    Fantasy Mock Trial 2019 ORCS Edition

    Welcome to the 2019 season of Fantasy Mock Trial! After taking a couple years off from doing this, I was inspired by MAIMD’s post last year to take it on again. Hopefully, given the reinvigorated online mock community over the past couple years, there will be some interest.



    Background (aka, badly written mock trial fan fiction. You can skip this part if you want to, but, honestly, why else do you even come to Perjuries?)

    On November 12, 2017, Danny Kosack received an insurance payment due to Elias passing away during a performance. The payment, $150,000, came too late to save his animal sanctuary. Undeterred, Kosack knew that if he invested the money, he could build an even better sanctuary. But how to invest it? Kosack had never had much of a head for business, and he didn’t trust the stock market ever since a series of bad investments in various Midlands companies (more specifically HappyLand Toy Company, Neptune Underwater Expeditions, RatcheterWorld, and AD Baker & Co.) had cost his parents their retirement. Then one day, while Kosack was complaining about his financial state to the one animal he’d been able to keep from his sanctuary (a parrot named Kennedy), the parrot something gamechanging:



    “First, anyone near the animal shouldn’t yell. Make orange cats known. Touching/reaching is always lethal.”



    “Yes, Kennedy, I know. That’s what I’ve trained you to say whenever we booked Elias. But he’s gone now, and it’s time to move on.”



    “First, anyone near the animal shouldn’t yell. Make orange cats known. Touching/reaching is always lethal,” the parrot repeated, this time heavily emphasizing the first letter of each word.



    “Hold on a minute,” said Kosack. “F-A-N-T-A-S-Y-M-O-C-K-T-R-I-A-L. Kennedy, you’re a genius! I’ll bet the insurance money in the fantasy mock trial league!”



    “Squawk! Danny’s coming back!”



    Rules

    Go to this spreadsheet and select exactly 9 teams:



    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets...it?usp=sharing



    In selecting the teams, observe the following constraints:

    1) You must choose one team from each ORCS (listed on the spreadsheet)

    2) You are limited to a budget of $150,000



    Once you have selected your teams, submit them to this form by 3 PM Central on March 8: https://fantasymock.allenbarr.com. (The form will go live once all open bids have been accepted. Any submissions made beforehand will not be recorded, as ORCS assignment/team prices may change until that time.) You are also encouraged (but not required) to post your team list here.



    Scoring

    1 point per ballot won by a team on your list + 2 points per NCT bid earned + 1 point per honorable mention + 1 point per SPAMTA.



    Prizes

    First Place: Nothing

    Second Place: Nothing

    Third Place: Nothing

    Fourth Place: Food Reward

    Fifth Place: Nothing

    Sixth Place: Nothing

    Seventh Place: Nothing

    Eighth Place: Food Reward



    Notes

    I will be running another round for Nationals. There will be a discount for keeping teams from your ORCS roster, so choose accordingly.



    I have assigned each school’s A Team the record that resulted in that team having the higher cost (even where it was actually a lower team that had the better record).





  • STC
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    So this definitively proves I’m the most knowledgeable at mock in the country, right? Right?

    EDIT: Not that this matters in the slightest, but I did notice that the full 2 points weren't awarded for teams that got an open bid when trying to figure out who I had picked
    Last edited by STC; March 20th, 2019, 11:21 AM.

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  • adamsel
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    I don't know what's worse, being .5 away from winning or 1.5 away from the gift card. But yay 3rd place!

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  • captainbowtie
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    The results are in! There was a tie for first place, both University of Perjuries and B Teams Are Key earned 54.5 points. While there’s no prize for first place, based on University of Perjuries having the cheaper team, I’m giving the unencumbered bragging rights to that team. B Teams Are Key gets encumbered bragging rights.

    In third place was an unnamed team, submitted by Perjuries user adamsel.

    In fourth place, earning a $5 Buffalo Wild Wings gift card (because the best theme for this year’s case will always be “Danger was waiting in the wings”), jeopardyjah’s team, These Are the Chimpions. Note that it’s a $5 eBonus card which expires on April 30. Private message me to arrange details.

    Fifth through seventh places were (5) an unnamed team submitted by Spaghetti Monster, (6) Will Mock 4 Wings, and (7) IsTexasBackYet.com.

    Finally, there was a three-way tie for eighth place. HappyGoLucky, Danny Did It, and Team A Closer Look all scored 49.5 points. Breaking the tie based on who had the least expensive team, HappyGoLucky takes eighth place and also wins a Buffalo Wild Wings gift card, which expires on April 30.

    A list of all the teams submitted can be viewed here.

    I also crunched the numbers (or rather had the server in my closet crunch the numbers), and the best possible team was:
    1694 Northwestern B Cedar Rapids $16,972.59 8
    1541* Wesleyan B Central Islip $21,223.96 10
    1287 Boston University B Chestnut Hill $14,567.30 9.5
    1570 Georgia Tech B Decatur $16,578.14 9
    1040 Stanford B Geneva $15,846.74 8
    1150 Rochester A Hamilton $16,197.48 8.5
    1008 Texas A&M A Memphis $11,249.44 9
    1524 North Carolina A Richmond $18,782.64 9
    1493 UCLA B Santa Monica $17,598.89 9
    Totals: $149,053.65 80
    *My spreadsheet and submission form inadvertently listed 1540 Wesleyan A as being assigned to Central Islip. However, because it was actually Wesleyan B, correcting the error only would have resulted in the Wesleyan team that actually competed at Central Islip being even cheaper, so the listed teams would still be the best possible combination.

    That’s all from me for now. Once the division draw takes place I will post a new thread for nationals. Thanks to everyone who played!
    Last edited by captainbowtie; March 19th, 2019, 05:48 PM. Reason: Edit: My server clearly didn't know what it's talking about. Northwestern B should be the best pick for Cedar Rapids, not Central Missouri.

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  • The_Quibbler
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    Moving On
    ORCS School Cost
    Cedar Rapids Northwestern A $ 23,857.26
    Central Islip Trinity A $ 9,988.47
    Chestnut Hill Yale A $ 25,836.84
    Decatur Florida A $ 24,668.99
    Geneva St. Olaf $ 10,654.37
    Hamilton Bellarmine $ 9,588.93
    Memphis Rhodes B $ 26,256.60
    Richmond Redlands $ 7,641.18
    Santa Monica Reed $ 10,654.37
    TOTAL $ 149,146.99

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  • The Real Mock Prodigy
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    Team name: Hoping to not come in last

    Richmond: UVA A ($26,632.88)
    Cedar Rapids: Creighton A ($14,674.10)
    Central Islip: Fordham LC B ($14,700.90)
    Geneva: Arizona B ($12,703.74)
    Santa Monica: UC Davis A ($18,962.45)
    Chestnut Hill: Colby A ($12,185.93)
    Decatur: Portland A ($13,325.67)
    Hamilton: Miami B ($16,300.71)
    Memphis: Baylor A ($19,880.78)

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  • sixonefour
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    Cedar Rapids Cornell College A 18812.58
    Central Islip NYU B 15849.97
    Chestnut Hill Brown B 16343
    Decatur Emory B 16338.26
    Geneva Ohio State B 19708.67
    Hamilton Miami B 16300.71
    Memphis Vanderbilt A 18786.02
    Richmond Harvard B 11747.73
    Santa Monica Washington A 15567.9
    149454.84

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  • Mocktropica
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    Red Mock Animal Sanctuary
    Cedar Rapids Creighton University A 14674.1
    Central Islip Fordham University RH A 14553.75
    Chestnut Hills Yale University B 19759.31
    Decatur FSU B 19655.51
    Geneva Stanford University B 15864.74
    Hamilton Eastern Michigan A 17937.66
    Memphis Rice University A 16632.54
    Richmond U of Pennsylvania A 13076.88
    Santa Monica University of Oregon B 17094.77
    149231.26

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  • kmcf8
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    Cedar Rapids Northwestern A 23857.26
    Central Islip Juniata 11470.09
    Chesnut Hill Yale B 19759.31
    Decatur Georgia Tech B 16578.14
    Geneva OSU B 19708.67
    Hamilton Iowa B 11740.15
    Memphis Vanderbilt 18786.02
    Richmond Fresno State B 10402.15
    Santa Monica UCLA B 17598.89
    Total 149900.68

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  • captainbowtie
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    Originally posted by The_Quibbler View Post

    In the next round, how to A vs. B holdovers from this round work? Like suppose that Midlands State B qualifies for nationals and Midlands State A doesn't. There will only be one Midlands State team at Nationals so they will get marked Midlands State A by AMTA, but it might actually be the people from Midlands State B. Will the people who bought Midlands State A in the ORCS round get the discount or the people who bought Midlands State B.
    You would get the discount if you bought Midlands State B.

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  • The_Quibbler
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    Originally posted by captainbowtie View Post


    I will be running another round for Nationals. There will be a discount for keeping teams from your ORCS roster, so choose accordingly.

    I have assigned each school’s A Team the record that resulted in that team having the higher cost (even where it was actually a lower team that had the better record).

    In the next round, how to A vs. B holdovers from this round work? Like suppose that Midlands State B qualifies for nationals and Midlands State A doesn't. There will only be one Midlands State team at Nationals so they will get marked Midlands State A by AMTA, but it might actually be the people from Midlands State B. Will the people who bought Midlands State A in the ORCS round get the discount or the people who bought Midlands State B.

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  • TheGhostofChaseMichael
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    Balanced
    ORCS School Cost
    Cedar Rapids Indiana B $ 13,313.08
    Central Islip Juniata A $ 11,470.09
    Chestnut Hill Yale B $ 19,759.31
    Decatur Duke B $ 20,789.13
    Geneva Stanford B $ 15,846.74
    Hamilton Hillsdale A $ 18,187.88
    Memphis Texas A $ 15,203.44
    Richmond Washington & Lee A $ 17,242.13
    Santa Monica UCLA B $ 17,598.89
    TOTAL $ 149,410.69

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  • cfredricks
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    ORCS School Cost
    Cedar Rapids University of St. Thomas (MN) A $ 12,185.93
    Central Islip Cornell University A $ 22,543.14
    Chestnut Hill Colby College A $ 12,185.93
    Decatur Georgia Tech A $ 26,678.58
    Geneva St. Olaf College A $ 10,654.37
    Hamilton Michigan State University A $ 17,782.02
    Memphis University of Texas A $ 15,203.44
    Richmond Harvard University B $ 11,747.73
    Santa Monica Gonzaga University A $ 19,972.14
    TOTAL $ 148,953.29

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  • MockingTheMidwest
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    Team ORCs Cost
    1274 University of Tennessee, Chattanooga A Memphis 18,624.95
    1570 Georgia Tech B Decatur 16,578.14
    1242 Xavier University A Hamilton 19,330.22
    1280 Liberty University A Richmond 16,514.27
    1286 Boston University A Chestnut Hill 17,343.95
    1035 Macalester College A Geneva 15,845.42
    1612 Syracuse University A Central Islip 15,613.68
    1688 University of California, Davis B Santa Monica 14,395.92
    1096 Creighton University A Cedar Rapids 14,674.10
    TOTALS 148,921.65

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  • Mockiavelli
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