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by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 42379

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Playoff stats are here. Please inform me of any errors. If you want me to change your team name, I'm only going to for the playoffs unless I feel super generous.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 42379

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Ukonvasara wrote:I'm sure that "Rouge Squadron", despite their striking cheekbones and affinity for bats, would prefer to be "Rogue Squadron".
Yeah, I'm never staying up super late before a tournament again, even if it is online.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jun 21, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 42379

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Stats will be posted and updated here. Please let me know if your team wants to be known as something different, or any mistakes you see in these statistics.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)
Replies: 34
Views: 19970

Re: The Good Quizbowl Media Strategy (or lack thereof)

An article from the Toronto Star praises the successes of the University of Toronto Schools unparalleled successes in the Canadian format. To quote a friend: "Awesome schools that actually facilitate knowledge like Colonel By are getting zero publicity while propagators of [bad quizbowl] are getting...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9975

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

My Meta will make an appearance, and you guys can decide whatever you want on how to use them. Expect 1/3 Abstruse Inside Jokes, 1/3 Mainstream Quizbowl, and 1/3 General Trash/GK/Things I like.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 42379

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

A second Canadian team consisting of University of Ottawa and McGill players has formed. If a third team does not form, there may be one or two Canadians in need of a team.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jun 15, 2014 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 23450

Re: VETO 2014

adosreme wrote:
Carleton/Nick et al. (1)
Ottawa/Dennis et al. (1)
Toronto/Meghan et al. (1)
Waterloo/players unconfirmed (1?)
McMaster (Alumni?)/Jay et al. (1)
Lisgar Alumni/Patrick et al. (1)
Waterloo Alumni/Huma et al. (1)
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2014-15
Replies: 14
Views: 4664

Re: Ontario 2014-15

We need to consider that Canadian History Bowl and Bee may come to Canada and leave spots so that their tournaments can be properly held. Regionals being moved to January helps clear February space for CHBB regionals. CHBB Nationals would be anytime between ICT and Reach Provincials. We should also ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 09, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 50009

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Patrick Liao once answered "Daniel Carter" for "Jimmy Carter"; the captain of the rival team Centennial CVI. A lot of the fondest memories I have of playing the shitty Canadian format in high school come from Patrick's mishaps because the format and competition was too shitty to be enjoyed. We came ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences
Replies: 77
Views: 50009

Re: Favorite Quizbowl Experiences

Chronologically: 2009 VETO: Singlehandedly the most important tournament in myself realizing that good quizbowl is actually good and old VETO traditions were horrible. I had a bad initial reaction to this because I was 14 at that time and waaay more immature than I am now, but ultimately it made me ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 HSNCT Consolation Rounds Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 6438

Re: 2014 HSNCT discussion

As Jacob O said, I felt the consolation rounds were poorly organized. What was supposed to be a 7:50 staff meeting didn't start until 8:30 with games not starting until almost 9:30. I think the best solution is for NAQT to appoint someone (doesn't have to be an NAQT member; a lot of the consolation ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Power Matching
Replies: 17
Views: 4309

Re: Power Matching

Official placement games for non playoff and early 6-4 playoff losses also solves the problem of disorganized consolation rounds, even if it is only for 3-4 rounds. The tournament ending at 11 am should give the teams that aren't in the top 33 or whatever plenty of time to see the city on Sunday.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 23450

Re: VETO 2014

When will details be provided for packet submission? Who is directing this tournament and in charge of logistics and packet organization? Also, I will be writing 10 or so meta questions or questions about things I like that are so silly they would never be tossed up in even an event like VETO; pendi...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 02, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: All-time all-state teams
Replies: 61
Views: 34445

Re: All-time all-state teams

Cheynem wrote:ONTARIO: Will Nediger (London Central), Sinan Ulusoy (Woburn)
Would probably be filled out by Raphael Kirchevksy (UTS) and Jordan Palmer (Westdale). Only Sinan actually played quizbowl in high school, but all of them are involved in quizbowl now.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:46 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: The logistics of future HSNCTs
Replies: 15
Views: 5850

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

"a smaller tournament with 4 super-regional qualifying sites," and "a smaller tournament with 16 regional qualifying sites." I don't know about other schools, but my alma mater certainly could not pull off all the paperwork required for the board needed for HSNCT in less than two months time. I kno...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed May 07, 2014 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”
Replies: 28
Views: 16046

Re: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”

Thanks for compiling this, Ben. I have learned a lot of historical context of what the game is like now. Top 3 teams: 1973 Lorne Jenkins, 2000 Merivale, 2010 Kennebecasis Valley Top 3 players: Dino Zincone (“The whiz kid who beat Harper”), David Thorsley, Adam Goldenberg I think UTS 2012 and Mike Fo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 23450

Re: VETO 2014

I'm going to put myself as a free agent for this; I know most sciences and can fake some fine arts and willing to contribute a fair share to a packet. EDIT: I am writing a packet for this tournament with Nicholas Penner and Charles Korwin. Whether I am playing or not depends on my job, travel plans ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Seeking writers for Imaginary Landscape no. 2
Replies: 7
Views: 2678

Re: Seeking writers for Imaginary Landscape no. 2

I'd love play this. I feel like (but I have no authority to make any decisions) this would be a fun side event at one of the Canadian summer tournaments (VETO or mirror of something).
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 60863

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/l/t1.0-9/250000_230257260323153_6250739_n.jpg This picture was taken during our downtown Chicago excursion after the 2011 NSC. I'm not sure really what Patrick Liao was thinking. There are many more pictures I have taken of Patrick doing bizarre thin...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: The greatest quizbowl photos
Replies: 123
Views: 60863

Re: The greatest quizbowl photos

The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:How many Canadian quizbowlers does it take to fix a car?
Image
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bell List IV Mirror - May 3rd
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: Bell List IV Mirror - May 3rd

Yeah I'm willing to come and staff this; let me know if you need anything else from me.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7154

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

- NB has historically been strong at Reach, and some of their schools like Kennebecasis Valley, travel to Ottawa for tournaments (albeit mostly Reach) The unfortunate thing is that KV is only funded to go out of province to play Reach for the Top, and do not have the support to come to one of the m...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Apr 03, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 10629

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

Can I see the Division 2 Holst tossup? If I recall correctly, IS-84A had a tossup on Holst that began with a less well-known clue, but I may be mistaken.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2 Discussion
Replies: 33
Views: 8819

Re: Lederberg 2 Discussion

Aside: did anybody buzz on the Watkins tossup before "grand vizier of fuckfaces"? I got this tossup later; I didn't think the answer line could be this silly. I really enjoyed this tournament, 10/10 would play again. There was a good mix of harder clues with easy answer lines and answer lines (espe...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT bracketing discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 8127

Re: ICT bracketing discussion

In contrast to the mistakes in D1 seeding, I thought the D2 seeding was done very fairly and seemed to reflect the results fairly accurately other than probable underseeding of McGill. I don't think McGill was particularly underseeded compared to lets say, Yale given as their group's second seed. S...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 ICT: specific questions
Replies: 72
Views: 10629

Re: 2014 ICT: specific questions

Can I see the Division II tossup on first order reactions? I answered with a specific type (SN1) and was negged, not antiprompted. (No protest was filed as the game outcome was not affected.) Also, the tossup (DII) on Cygnus did not accept or prompt on the swan; is this standard practice in quizbowl...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7154

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

No, or certainly not without the prior consent of Reach. Why would Reach tolerate someone attending their tournament telling their customers to stop coming? Would you tolerate the reverse? This is the disagreeable antagonism I was referring to elsewhere. In my view, it would be much better to have ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7154

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

You'd also have to ensure that people actually do on-the-ground work to establish more invitationals on acceptable questions throughout the year, and AGGRESSIVELY target teams which only play Reach or other bad local formats and retain them for future years by showing them that NAQT's format is bet...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7154

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

CLARIFICATION: As this may have brought confusion in another thread, in Ontario at least, people refer to Quizbowl as the 20/20 tossup bonus format that NAQT, HSAPQ, ACF, or independent housewrites provide. :chip: style trivia, whether run by Reach or not, is always refereed to "Reach style". I neve...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 3521

Re: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?

American passing by... I don't know if this would have trademark issues, but why don't you guys just hold independent quizbowl events and market them as "reach". I mean in America, College Bowl was known as quizbowl ( :chip: is also "quiz bowl" for that matter) and good quiz bowl just claimed to be...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 35290

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

bt_green_warbler wrote:Canadian provinces (Reach for the Top provincials)
How exactly will this work, and will the competitors at these events be aware of the potential for HSNCT qualification?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 15699

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Full stats are here. Due to an uneven number of games, the standings for top bracket for finals games were based off just games with other top bracket teams.
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT at Carleton University (March 9, 2014)
Replies: 13
Views: 4464

Re: SUBMIT at Carleton University (March 9, 2014)

Joe-lonel By has one spot for a free agent preferably good at RMP and/or other non-big 3 subjects.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5338

Re: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014

pray for elves wrote:
hokieDoubleE wrote:Are both Ottawa Hybrid Tournament and OhioTRASH2014 high school level?
OHT is a college-level tournament.
It's advertised at something between Fall and Regionals, but may contain an obscene amount of Canadian content.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 8244

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

There are no Canadian-created pyramidal questions, and there is no Canadian Quizbowl Championship, although hopefully both of these will change in the near future IHBB (International History Bee and Bowl) is likely to inaugurate a Canadian division next year. This would entail regionals in about 8-...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 8244

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

I've been playing since 2008 and I've enjoyed pyramidal quizbowl as the form of question competition. Yet being in a region (same as Ted) with a dominant local format, I've seen my fair share of complaints, which other people have well elaborated. We also had an in-place pool of schools who had atte...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 7340

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

Could I please see the D2 bonus with Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and H-bar has two of the answers? The bonus part on h-bar does not prompt on "Planck's constant" even though the word "reduced" is in the question.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 7340

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

(DII)

Could I see the 1st Symphony tossup and the French Horn tossup from the earlier rounds?
Thanks
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 205
Views: 121786

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

I recorded the game between Eric, Matt, Doug, and Marshall vs Aruoni, Jerry, Ike, and Rob from Chicago Open 2013. We were going to live stream some games but that never ended up happening.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa, ON GSAC Mirror (March 1st @ Carleton University)
Replies: 1
Views: 1942

Ottawa, ON GSAC Mirror (March 1st @ Carleton University)

Carleton University from Ottawa, Canada, will be mirroring Maggie Walker's GSAC on March 1st, 2014; past editions of this tournament have been well received not only by those who have played it in Ottawa, but also throughout different North American sites. This tournament will be great preparation f...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 28869

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Hotels in Kanata or near the airport are probably too far out of your way to be worth it. This is my sixth year commuting to downtown tournaments from Barrhaven and still doesn't make me regret living out there. If a team doesn't mind driving 30 minutes to the tournament site, it's probably not too...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4250

Re: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)

We sincerely hope you had a great time and stick around the QuizBowl scene. It's quite fun! And most importantly, if Colonel By A beats you by a score of some ridiculously high number to zero at provincials in March, don't be discouraged. Being often creamed during my younger age is one of the reas...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4250

Re: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

WCI and Georgetown both went to Reach Provincials. I've never heard of Westlane before. If they're truly new to academic competition, then it's good that they took the challenge and I hope schools continue to do so in the future.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 5630

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Mondrian seemed like art canon when I played medium-easy high school sets.

The three Australia answer lines in three rounds didn't matter because the teams who knew the answer got the answer, but upset some teams in the lack of variety.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Re: Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)

So this tournament happened.

Colonel By A won the tournament, and Lisgar A came second.

Jeff from Merivale was the top scorer.

The database entry can be found here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1719
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 15699

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Lastly, if I have SPACE done in time for this, would people want to play it? I am super pumped for this, even if my knowledge of space trash is non-existent and my knowledge of astronomy is not as good as it was five years ago. (Hint: going to need a teammate who knows space trash) but no BuzzBox b...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 5737

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)

adosreme wrote:
During lunch, there will be an exhibition match of people that Aayush hates vs. Aayush and Dennis Beeby.
Unfortunately, McGill will not be coming. I was looking forward to playing in that game, though.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants
Replies: 38
Views: 13878

Re: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants

One thing I'd like to see/maybe participate in is "How to do more outreach among teams besides emails." Have people talk about stuff that has worked for them over the years to get people to come. This is probably the biggest problem I've seen in my region. You'll always have the regulars, but getti...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)
Replies: 6
Views: 2434

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

I can come staff this with a buzzer set. Has the difficulty for this tournament be determined yet?