BLASTOISE at UToronto, May 21st

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BLASTOISE at UToronto, May 21st

Postby minusfive » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:25 am

Canadian universities are now done for the year (hurray!), and so now it is our turn to tempt our Southern neighbours away from studying. Therefore, this is an announcement for a BLASTOISE (formerly known as the Ottawa Hybrid) mirror, which will be running at University of Toronto on May 21st.

1) This is an open tournament: I wouldn't go so far as to call this tournament juniorbird, but it will be accessible to players of all skill levels, so any high school teams are quite welcome as well.
2) There's no need to write a pack, as the tournament is a complete set; and
3) We will be keeping the fee under $100, with discounts for staff, buzzers and distance (and high school).

The Hybrid, of course, denotes that this tournament has a comparatively high Trash content (I found it about the same mix as NAQT SCT, to be honest, but packet distribution is about 50/50). Come on out and experience Toronto in May (think: Florida in March)!

I will also attempt to run side events, in order to give some long-suffering packet contributors some well-deserved $.

Details other than date will be added shortly. For questions and/or comments, please e-mail either jordan.palmer@utoronto.ca or or UT Quizbowl El Presidente Max Trower maxwell.trower@utoronto.ca
Hope to see you there!
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Re: BLASTOISE at UToronto, May 21st

Postby minusfive » Thu May 05, 2011 11:35 am

Deets:
Event: BLASTOISE (Ottawa Hybrid)
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2011
Time: 9:30 a.m. (please, please, please for the Love of God, be punctual!)
Site: Galbraith Building, University of Toronto St. George Campus, 35 St. George Street, Toronto
Cost: $80 per team, with the following discounts:
a) Working Buzzers ($-10)
b) Staff member (Scorekeeper/Moderator) ($-10)
c) A team composed SOLELY of high school players ($-10)
d) A team travelling more than 300 Kilometres (one way) to play ($-10)
e) Two or fewer players on a team ($-20)
Minimum Fee: $20

Logistics:
Parking maps around the university (I recommend either the lot under "BCIT" or aboveground at King's College Circle:
http://www.parking.utoronto.ca/Assets/P ... +Rates.pdf
http://www.parking.utoronto.ca/Assets/P ... ng+Map.pdf

Transit maps of the downtown are:
Subway map (I recommend "St George" which is closest, and "Queen's Park" which is about a 15 minute walk)
http://www3.ttc.ca/Subway/interactivemap.jsp

This is a route map for aboveground mass transit (buses, streetcars)
http://www3.ttc.ca/images/fixedImages/TTC-Downtown.pdf

Food:
Galbraith blding is >5 minutes north of College Street, with a Starbucks, Subway, Shwarma place, Burger King, 7 eleven and Irish pub. You won't starve.

FIELD UPDATE:
Team Quizbowl Awesomeness (Eric Smith, Chris Lionel, et al.)
McMaster (at least 1 team)
Toronto (at least 1 team)
Waterloo (maybe)
Western (maybe)
Claudine Longet Invitational Biathlon (Will N. et al.)
OSU (maybe)
Plus a lot of free agents
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Re: BLASTOISE at UToronto, May 21st

Postby minusfive » Thu May 12, 2011 11:56 am

With a little over a week until the tournament, here's the:
FIELD UPDATE:
Team Quizbowl Awesomeness (Eric Smith, Chris Lionel, Sinan Ulusoy, Miran Terzic)
Team All Stars from the Past (Bruce Lin et al.)-->Looking for free agents(?)
McMaster (at least 1 team)
Waterloo (6 players; at least 1 team)
Claudine Longet Invitational Biathlon (Will Nediger, Peter Burton, Muna Mire and Brian McNamara)
Josh Alman et al. (UTS alumni) (maybe)
Michigan (maybe)
Plus a lot of free agents (Andy Saunders, James Schmidt)
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Re: BLASTOISE at UToronto, May 21st

Postby minusfive » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:29 am

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