Author Topic: Semi-Final of SDI: Head to Head Challenge w/Acebruin, GracefulLion & Trinkette  (Read 22162 times)

Offline diamondjunkie

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Here it is folks, the semi final of SDI.  We are now down to just 3 castaways and after this challenge we will be down to just 2........someone will be catching a kayak very, very soon.......

The rules are just as they have always been for head to head challenges: first castaway to post the correct answer gains the point.  All answers must be posted on this thread.  You may not edit your posts.  If you make a mistake, post anew.  If you wish to challenge a question, by all means let me know but understand that we will have to address it at the end of the challenge.  After the correct answer has been given, you must all post 'ready' before I post the next question.

If you have any questions, ask now before we get started.

Some of the questions in this round may prove hard to search for - no, I will not give hints or further info.  You have to find it.  Yes, you may want to tear your hair out but you have worked hard to get this far - I know you don't expect the semi-final to be a push-over.   ;)

One final point to all the supporting CDI members out there: PMs could actually cause members to lose out on a point if they get a notification while trying to post.  Please don't PM the 3 semi-finalists or me as we work on this challenge - thank you!

Alright, we have just a few minutes to go.......good luck castaways.......
« Last Edit: October 23, 2007, 03:23:55 PM by diamondjunkie »

Offline djm195

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Ummm, DJ... Could I PM you? Kidding...good luck survivors!! I'll be watching ;)

Offline Trinkette

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Oh man, this silly computer doesn't even have a clock visible... just shoot me!

Offline GracefulLion

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Thanks DJ!  Just pointing out there should be no help via IM, phone, etc as well. Thanks!!

Offline diamondjunkie

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You're here in good time Trinkette.  Ace, where are you?

Offline Trinkette

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HELP! HA! You guys crack me up.  I can't even figure out how to WORK this computer, answering emails, pms, phones, would be impossible!

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OK, polished off my mac and cheese in record time!!

Before we start, lots of love and luck to my fellow remaining Enablers, Ace & Trinkette!

Oh, I mean, READY!!

Offline diamondjunkie

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No sign of Ace......not even on the forum.......

Offline Trinkette

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Thanks, GL.  Same here!  OK, I'm as ready as I'll ever be...

Offline GracefulLion

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Strange.  He was here a little bit ago.

Offline Trinkette

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OK, we win.  Ace is out.  Let's go home.  ;D

(Just kidding)

Offline diamondjunkie

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If I remember right, this is the 2nd head-to-head that Ace has been late for.......anyone know how to get hold of him?

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ready

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I'm sure he's probably got a work conflict. He'll be here.  Meanwhile I'll just wear my finger out pushing "ctrl R" over and over...

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Ready

Offline diamondjunkie

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Just so I know, GL, you still with me?

Offline GracefulLion

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yup.  ready.

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Alright, here we go....

1.  Name 5 types of garnet.

Offline GracefulLion

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pyrope, almandine, spessartite, grossular (varieties of which are hessonite or cinnamon-stone and tsavorite), uvarovite and andradite

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1 point to GL.

Please post 'ready'.

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demantoid, spessartite, grossular, andradite, tsavorite

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ready

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ready

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ready

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2.  Give the exact carat weight (to the 1/100ths) of the diamond that recently sold at auction and shattered the previous record for price per carat that was set by the Hancock Red in 1987.