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Starting on October 4, 2008, [[Queen of Sharks]] hosted the largest improv bracket tournament ever attempted. Thirty-two teams started performing one-on-one single-elimination, and in July 2009 one team will be named the victor.
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The '''CHOMPetition''' is a competitive improv tournament at [[Identity Lounge]].
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Starting in [[September]] of each year, [[Queen of Sharks]] hosts the largest improv bracket tournament ever attempted. Thirty-two teams started performing one-on-one single-elimination, and in [[June]] of each year, one team will be named the victor. It is hosted by [[Queen of Sharks]] and voting results and statistics can be tracked on their website [http://www.queenofsharks.com www.queenofsharks.com].
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==Origins==
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The CHOMPetition started from the Queen of Shark's [[Triple Threat]] show at [[Rififi]].  Also competative, at Rififi the winning [[team]] would come back the following week.  After [[Really Good Doctors]] won Triple Threat ten weeks in a row, a new format was developed.  The intention was to produce a ridiculously large tournament that would take the better part of a year to complete, so thirty-two teams were invited making the entire [[single-illimination]] [[bracket tournament]] a thirty-one week long event plus holiday specials and all-star games.
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==Trivia==
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Knifestorm was the only team ever to [[beat]] Really Good Doctors [[at]] Triple Threat.
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==Rules==
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# Each team will be given 18-22 minutes to perform. The show will be called in the best interest of the piece.
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# Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Performers and audience members whom are unable to behave appropriately will be removed from the theater and/or the tournament.
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# Each member of the audience will receive ONE ballot as they enter the theater. Lost ballots will not be replaced.
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# The host will tally the ballots. The decision of the host is final.
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# In the event of a tie both teams will be declared CHOMPions.
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# Ultimately, the audience decides who wins and there is nothing wrong with stacking the house in your team favor.
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# QoS has the final decision on all rules.
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# Rules are subject to change.
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# Fabulosity of prizes is subject to change.
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==Winners==
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CHOMPetition 2009: [[Phil & I]] defeated [[Sharktank]] in the final round.
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== History ==
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=== CHOMPetition 2009 ===
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* [[October 4th, 2008]]: The first CHOMPetition features [[KnifeStorm]] vs. [[Ragnaröck]]. Ragnaröck was the [[only]] [[UCB]] [[house team]] to compete in CHOMPetition.  Knifestorm won and was the first team to go on to the [[hemi-demi-semifinals]].
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*[[March 7, 2009]]: [[Shark vs. Buffalo]] comes out of [[retirement]] to [[face]] [[Sharktank]]; Shark vs. Buffalo immediately heads back into retirement. 
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*[[April 4, 2009]]: Against all odds [[Big Black Car]] actually shows up to their match.
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*[[May 23, 2009]]: [[Colin McNally]] plays a [[bearskin rug]] and all the members of Queen of Sharks dry hump him.
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*[[June 13, 2009]]: [[Shark Tank]] incorporates [[Angry Bob]]'s opening stand-up into their set culminating in [[Matt Fisher]] receiving a hand job from [[Hallie Haglund]] using high grit sandpaper.
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*[[July 18, 2009]]: [[J Hobart B]] is out of town for the [[Final Four]] forcing [[Phil Wells]] to perform a solo improv show as [[Phil & I]]. 
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Latest revision as of 23:41, 17 January 2010

The CHOMPetition is a competitive improv tournament at Identity Lounge.

Starting in September of each year, Queen of Sharks hosts the largest improv bracket tournament ever attempted. Thirty-two teams started performing one-on-one single-elimination, and in June of each year, one team will be named the victor. It is hosted by Queen of Sharks and voting results and statistics can be tracked on their website www.queenofsharks.com.

Origins

The CHOMPetition started from the Queen of Shark's Triple Threat show at Rififi. Also competative, at Rififi the winning team would come back the following week. After Really Good Doctors won Triple Threat ten weeks in a row, a new format was developed. The intention was to produce a ridiculously large tournament that would take the better part of a year to complete, so thirty-two teams were invited making the entire single-illimination bracket tournament a thirty-one week long event plus holiday specials and all-star games.

Trivia

Knifestorm was the only team ever to beat Really Good Doctors at Triple Threat.

Rules

  1. Each team will be given 18-22 minutes to perform. The show will be called in the best interest of the piece.
  2. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated. Performers and audience members whom are unable to behave appropriately will be removed from the theater and/or the tournament.
  3. Each member of the audience will receive ONE ballot as they enter the theater. Lost ballots will not be replaced.
  4. The host will tally the ballots. The decision of the host is final.
  5. In the event of a tie both teams will be declared CHOMPions.
  6. Ultimately, the audience decides who wins and there is nothing wrong with stacking the house in your team favor.
  7. QoS has the final decision on all rules.
  8. Rules are subject to change.
  9. Fabulosity of prizes is subject to change.

Winners

CHOMPetition 2009: Phil & I defeated Sharktank in the final round.

History

CHOMPetition 2009