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by bsmith
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VII (11/26/2011)
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VII (11/26/2011)

Monocle wrote:Will this be in Brooks again?
It should be. There are no room conflicts with the new date.
by bsmith
Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VII (11/26/2011)
Replies: 11
Views: 3391

Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VII (11/26/2011)

The seventh Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament will be held at the University of Ottawa on November 26, 2011. Note that this is a change from the previously-mentioned date because of room reservation conflicts. This tournament will use an NAQT IS set without computation tossups and up to 1/1 of substituted ...
by bsmith
Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8019

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Queen's would like to have a tournament in January and UToronto is planning one for late November (19/26/Dec 3). They are expected to cater to the Kingston area and GTA, respectively, though all visiting teams are welcome. I will provide more details as they get settled. Separately, the overdue anno...
by bsmith
Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:25 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Wanting to start a team at U of Alberta
Replies: 6
Views: 2922

Re: Wanting to start a team at U of Alberta

I don't know how far you've been investigating this, but your first step should be with U of A's student group administration . Becoming a club isn't mandatory, but it does come with perks like access to money and room reservations. It looks like club formation at Alberta only needs 10 signatures an...
by bsmith
Fri Sep 02, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8019

On behalf of the ONQBA, I'd like to welcome Ontario quizbowlers to the new school year. I have several things to announce: Contacting the ONQBA The ONQBA now has a website, www.onqba.ca . The website will have, amongst other things, a list of upcoming tournaments , our tournament certification proce...
by bsmith
Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:31 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Quiz Bowl as an actual high school class
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Re: Quiz Bowl as an actual high school class

In the 1970s, Ken Kowalski coached a Reach for the Top team at a school in Barrhead, Alberta: Kowalski offered RFTT as a credit course in Barrhead. Students spent the class researching and writing out possible game questions. In all, 100,000 questions were compiled. Players were selected not because...
by bsmith
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8019

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

If you are hosting (or thinking about hosting) a high school tournament in Ontario this year and would like your tournament to appear in the pre-season newsletter we will be mailing to schools across the province, please let me know by August 31. A tentative date, name, and contact info would be suf...
by bsmith
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Human Bio
Replies: 25
Views: 5488

Re: Human Bio

Ottawa's health sciences faculty is catered toward the student athletes and material that would be relevant to their athletic development, along with non-athlete students entering fitness or therapy related careers. One program is a track that leads to medicine. Examples of subjects would be nutriti...
by bsmith
Fri Aug 05, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8019

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Ottawa will continue to host the oldest high school quizbowl tournament in Canada, the OQT. I will nag the current Ottawa crew to make sure it happens. November 19 seems the most logical choice, so that conflict with ACF Fall (Nov 5) and Buffalo's tournament (Nov 12) is reduced. I am encouraging th...
by bsmith
Mon Jul 18, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8019

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Thank you to those members who voted. Our primary tasks are to have a website and newsletter ready for the upcoming school year. If you are planning a high school tournament, we invite you to contact us so we can advertise it (and certify it, when applicable). Hosts from other provinces/states are w...
by bsmith
Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Let's talk QBWiki sucking
Replies: 86
Views: 23654

Re: Let's talk QBWiki sucking

I think the most valuable thing people can do for the Wiki is interview people who were around between 1970 and 2000 to try to get information about archaic-era quizbowl before more figures from that era die or lose contact with anyone else in quizbowl who knows how to find them. In addition to thi...
by bsmith
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8019

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Any ONQBA members have one vote for each position, which may not be used for themselves. You should be able to vote for yourself, unless you mean that a member submitting a ballot can't throw their own name on at the last minute. With me as president, pending the approval of the incoming executive,...
by bsmith
Sun Jun 26, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011
Replies: 34
Views: 5610

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Moon Pie Mirror @McMaster August 6th 2011

I won't know until very late if I'm available (I will attend if I can, even if only as staff). If I do come, it would be part of a longer vacation in the area, so Ottawa-area people should not depend on me for transportation or lodging.
by bsmith
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 8019

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Who exactly will be allowed to vote in this election? Does the "having staffed an Ontario tournament" (within some timeframe?) requirement to be a voting member apply currently? Will it just be whoever's been added to the Facebook group? (Sorry if this was made clear somewhere else and I couldn't f...
by bsmith
Sun Jun 12, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Ontario 2010-11

Who were the initial 10 members? In alphabetical order: Daniel Carter, Britney Castleman, Jamie Cooper, Nick Green, Chris Greenwood, Harry Rusnock, Ben Smith, Joe Su, Sinan Ulusoy, and Di Xiao. Brian McNamara gave input but had to leave early. I've set up a Facebook group Unlike, say, the Reach Fac...
by bsmith
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4812

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

I propose that future provincials should be at least a full month before this one was in order to attract more teams. Also, what happened with the ONQBA? There's an ONQBA now. Daniel Carter will call for executive candidates and have an election. Your first comment will probably be respected in the...
by bsmith
Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Ontario 2010-11

The Ontario Quizbowl Association was formed with the attached constitution, ratified by 10 initial members. More members, including those who may want to have an executive position, will be welcomed; the only condition so far on membership is that you must staff at least one "certified" tournament e...
by bsmith
Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Ontario 2010-11

The draft constitution hasn't really changed, so I guess we'll use it as the starting point on Saturday. It appears we will meet after the main tournament. For those that can't attend, I expect that no policies or executives will be decided that day; instead, there will be some form of online or ema...
by bsmith
Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Ontario 2010-11

What about people who are interested but cannot make it to Guelph on Saturday? It depends on how interested you (or other people who can't make it) are. If you just want to be a member that can vote, I imagine the constitution will be open enough to allow anyone in by signing up, especially before ...
by bsmith
Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Ontario 2010-11

I'm not implying that I should be in charge (or even given an executive position), but I'll offer to get a first draft for a charter out roughly a week before the in-person meeting. Prospective members can review it, bring suggestions for amendments to the meeting, and approve the charter in a vote...
by bsmith
Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4812

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Before this Thursday, I should know if there will be space available in my hotel and/or rental car for anyone coming from Ottawa or the eastern 401 corridor. FYI the Best Western is sold out (when I tried to reserve). I'm staying at the Days Inn instead. If anyone wants to take space in my car, ple...
by bsmith
Mon May 30, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Ontario 2010-11

In Reach nationals (at an amusement park :roll: ), KV beat out a final 4 that also had three Ontario quizbowling teams. So, when is KV going to start playing QB matches during their annual trips to Ontario tournaments? But seriously, for the past 3-4 years now, the message is clear: If you want to r...
by bsmith
Mon May 30, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4812

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Before this Thursday, I should know if there will be space available in my hotel and/or rental car for anyone coming from Ottawa or the eastern 401 corridor.
by bsmith
Thu May 26, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]

Since this is actually a topic in the trash forum about BLASTOISE, I've put my thoughts about an association in what is probably a more suitable place: the Ontario HS thread.
by bsmith
Thu May 26, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5559

Re: Ontario 2010-11

This was mentioned earlier, but I'm looking for people to establish an organization for quizbowl in Ontario (an Ontario Quizbowl Association, you could say). CAQL was developed several years ago for the universities, but there is nothing for the high schools. The most suitable place to create a char...
by bsmith
Wed May 25, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]
Replies: 14
Views: 2231

Re: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]

I will be unavailable (for non-QB reasons) on the June 18 weekend, but I may be able to help out on June 11 if I get some details through a medium other than Facebook. That tournament would also be the most practical place to finally establish the Ontario quizbowl association idea that has been floa...
by bsmith
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE (Hybrid: Half-Trash) at UToronto, May 21st
Replies: 32
Views: 5144

Re: BLASTOISE (Hybrid: Half-Trash) at UToronto, May 21st

Having played Blastoise, I'd like to say that the tournament is completely inappropriate for the audience indicated by this thread. The academic difficulty is roughly at the level for the Ottawa high school teams that played (although the questions varied wildly between packets - see the round repor...
by bsmith
Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)
Replies: 16
Views: 5968

Re: DATE CHANGE: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)

I assume I should show up at 9 on Saturday?
by bsmith
Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)
Replies: 16
Views: 5968

Re: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (19 March 2011)

I'll probably look out-of-place playing against HS teams, but I will be playing and will have a packet (independent of whatever Ottawa is doing). I can personally provide one buzzer set.
by bsmith
Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams
Replies: 33
Views: 7205

Re: How to ensure new SCT teams become new circuit teams

I have to put my two cents ihn here, as the founder of a team that's not much more than a semester old: It all comes down to communication. I knew a bit about NAQT from some surfing I did in HS, so I got in contact with a couple of people, and ended up sending two teams from my school (U Buffalo) t...
by bsmith
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 4179

Re: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)

Div II finished at least an hour later. Guelph A wins. D2 prelim stats D2 final stats Before the stats get shipped off to NAQT: - Ottawa C/Mac C was entered twice (round 14) - Queen's B/Guelph B has 0 tossups (round 11) - Queen's A/Ottawa B has 0 tossups (round 9) Also, thanks to all the Lisgar peo...
by bsmith
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What to do with bystanders?
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: What to do with bystanders?

Susan wrote:What an excellent problem to have--whatever you're doing to get your volunteers to come out, keep it up!
This doesn't account for all the staff, but in Ontario, HS students must complete volunteer hours. The large pool of Lisgar qb players are happy to oblige if we sign their volunteer forms.
by bsmith
Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DATE CHANGE: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (26 March 2011)
Replies: 16
Views: 5968

Re: BLASTOISE @ Lisgar (19 March 2011)

Before anyone asks, YES there will be at least a Pokémon pack of 20 tossups produced by the editors, but that's not the entirety of this tournament. Please tell me that this is a novelty packet for before or after the tournament, and not something that will decide games... Depending on how desperat...
by bsmith
Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 4179

Re: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)

Any teams want to maybe try and arrange a group rate at a hotel? Not speaking as the host, but you'd be hard-pressed to look for deals at downtown hotels when Ottawa's major winter festival is on. From my experience of the last time Ottawa hosted during the festival, any teams that needed a hotel r...
by bsmith
Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 PACE NSC
Replies: 114
Views: 165475

Re: 2011 PACE NSC

What about BOKCHOI? Or the Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament ? As far as I am aware, neither of the TDs asked for affiliation, which is a mighty shame, as Lisgar is actually considering going to PACE NSC this year. PACE changed their policy last year so that hosts have to opt-out of consideration. There i...
by bsmith
Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOKCHOI @ Bell (Ottawa, ON) 27 Nov. 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2508

Re: BOKCHOI @ Bell (Ottawa, ON) 27 Nov. 2010

I wasn't the stats person, but since the file was on my computer, an unofficial version of the stats is available at: http://uotrivia.ca/stats/bokchoi/bokchoi_standings.html
by bsmith
Thu Nov 25, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: BOKCHOI @ Bell (Ottawa, ON) 27 Nov. 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2508

Re: BOKCHOI @ Bell (Ottawa, ON) 27 Nov. 2010

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:*Earl of March - 1 team, new to NAQT
Earl of March played in the very first Ottawa HS tournament, but not since. They may be under a new coach.

I will be there in a to-be-determined capacity.
by bsmith
Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: stats/staaaaaaaaaats (moved from MD MO mirror thread)
Replies: 25
Views: 2860

Re: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)

Don't worry dude, I have it on good word that the new version of HTML will support this word filter across the Internet. I know that the original pages are fine, that's why I said links "between". But since you think I'm an airhead, you can fix these and any other statistics I've posted in the past...
by bsmith
Wed Nov 24, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: stats/staaaaaaaaaats (moved from MD MO mirror thread)
Replies: 25
Views: 2860

Re: DATE CHANGE: Minnesota Open Mirror at Maryland (11/21/10)

Fred wrote:Edit: I will use a new word filter to help teach myself the importance of this information.
And now you have broken the links between this forum and Ottawa's hosted statistics (which have "s t a t s" in the URL). Thanks a lot.
by bsmith
Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)

Stats after prelims: http://uotrivia.ca/stats/oqt10/oqt10prelim_standings.html Overall stats: http://uotrivia.ca/stats/oqt10/oqt10_standings.html Two undefeated teams from the same school met in the final round of the playoffs both clear of third place by 3 wins, so they agreed that the winner of th...
by bsmith
Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)

After morning RR, top bracket of 8 for playoffs is Bell A, Gloucester, Merivale A, and 5 Lisgar teams.

Patrick was top individual.
by bsmith
Fri Nov 19, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)

I'm somewhat out of the loop, but I've been told that the field is 6 Lisgar, 2 Bell, 2 Merivale, Colonel By, Glebe, Gloucester, and Nepean.
by bsmith
Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th
Replies: 54
Views: 11591

Re: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th

Judging by the timestamp of Brian's "back in London" post, I'm guessing that Mac could only reserve the rooms until 6 (which has been the case before). Combined with my experience that several Canadian teams have no appreciation for making a tournament run quickly, I'm not surprised they couldn't fi...
by bsmith
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:00 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)
Replies: 6
Views: 3372

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament VI (11/20/2010)

In the absence of any current Ottawa student saying so, I'll mention that the tournament has been moved to November 20 because of a room reservation conflict.
by bsmith
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:55 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario Date Claims 2010-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1695

Re: Ontario Date Claims 2010-2011

November 13 : Ottawa Quizbowl VI @ UOttawa This has been moved to November 20; I guess no current U of O person intervened in the forum thread. Ottawa Hybrid Tournament (50% trash) [sometime around here] I doubt this will continue, since: a) U of O will use up their quota of room reservations for t...
by bsmith
Sat Oct 02, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)

Stats: http://uotrivia.ca/stats/novice10/novic ... dings.html

All teams are Ottawa. Round 9 is a final. There were exhibition matches between the bye teams in the playoff RR which are not included in the stats.
by bsmith
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Re: Early Autumn Collegiate Novice at Ottawa (10/2)

bmcke wrote:in a building TBA.
I am 99% sure it will be Brooks, which is available that day and is pretty much the only place left on campus with chairs and tables that aren't bolted down.
by bsmith
Fri Aug 13, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 15952

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

For example, although most of the Canadian teams are in Region 7, I feel as though it's way easier for us to get to Ottawa (Region 2) than it is to go all the way around Lake Erie, across the border, and down to Columbus. Since all the active SW Ontario teams are, by travel distance, closer to Otta...
by bsmith
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT SCT
Replies: 69
Views: 15952

Re: 2011 NAQT SCT

Jeff, it might help people to know how many hosts NAQT was deciding between for some regions. For example, was Moravian's bid selected over a Penn bid, or was Moravian the only school that actually offered anything, or were all the alternatives worse? I think that every bid that was submitted (list...
by bsmith
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial
Replies: 41
Views: 5948

Re: Announcement: Must Go Fastererer: The Jeff Goldblum Memorial

Most of the Ottawa team already knew about this before I mentioned it to them, so I'll just let them co-ordinate on their own. As I mentioned elsewhere, I will not be attending but will provide as many spare tossups as I can handle (considering that my thesis deadlines are coming up soon). "Current ...