2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

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2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

Post by ArnavS » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:05 pm

(Edit: Removed a bit.) I've decided to give this a shot. If it goes well, we can adopt this format for the polls in future years.

Formally, the eligibility criterion is similar to what it was in the poll's first iteration. That is:
Vote for your top 25 of active collegiate players (active being defined as having played in at least one tournament this year AND having never made a retirement announcement) who either attend a Canadian University OR are citizens/residents of Canada who attend school abroad.

Also, Open players are eligible.
If you are unsure of the eligibility of a certain individual, ask in this thread and someone will help you out. In general, edge cases will be resolved by erring towards eligibility (who are we to decide whether someone is "sufficiently Canadian?")

This does mean, though, that people who have no connection to Canada outside of quizbowl (e.g., those who don't live, work, or study in Canada, but come here for tournaments) aren't eligible. But they are still eligible for Chris' narrower poll.

Standard format applies for ballots; 25 people, you can either reply here (ideally with some commentary beyond the list), or email them to arnav.sood@ubc.ca. Of course, considering advanced stats data, side events, housewrites, etc. is all fair game.

Let's say the voting closes by the end of May.
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Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:12 pm

Am I allowed to name less than 25 people? I cannot name 25 Canadian quizbowl players
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Post by ArnavS » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:15 pm

Sure, works for me.
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Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

Post by ryanrosenberg » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:45 pm

ArnavS wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Formally, the eligibility criterion is similar to what it was in the poll's first iteration. That is:
Also, Open players are eligible.
Could you clarify this?
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Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

Post by ArnavS » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:36 pm

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:45 pm
ArnavS wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Formally, the eligibility criterion is similar to what it was in the poll's first iteration. That is:
Also, Open players are eligible.
Could you clarify this?
Well what I meant is that this isn't restricted to collegiate players. Although this poll may be more of a lightning rod than I anticipated...
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Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

Post by p-vs-vp » Wed May 01, 2019 11:04 am

1. Saoirse-Monica Jackson
2. Louisa Harland
3. Nicola Coughlan
4. Jamie-Lee O'Donnell
5. Dylan Llewellyn
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Post by Cody » Thu May 02, 2019 7:45 pm

Wouldn't a player poll just for people enrolled in Canadian universities solve almost all of these eligibility problems? These rules aren't that much better than the Ontario circuit poll.
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Re: 2019 Canadian Player Poll (For Real, This Time)

Post by ArnavS » Tue May 07, 2019 12:14 pm

Wouldn't a player poll just for people enrolled in Canadian universities solve almost all of these eligibility problems? These rules aren't that much better than the Ontario circuit poll.
Yeah, this is the optimal eligibility criterion, and it's the fix I had in mind for the Ontario poll. I deliberately adopted these broader/clunkier rules, though, mainly because I wanted to err on the side of inclusion. And apparently there was some fuss last year about Canadians abroad.
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Post by p-vs-vp » Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:58 pm

Congrats to Saoirse-Monica Jackson for her well-deserved win as the (undisputed) best Canadian player!!!
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