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by the third garrideb
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open @ McMaster (Nov. 21, 2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 3066

Re: Missouri Open @ McMaster (Nov. 21, 2015)

Registering a team of Christine Irwin and me for this.
by the third garrideb
Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 32443

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

Someone at my University, Faith Barrett That's current president of Waterloo's club , Faith Barrett, mister. x) I think expanding the quizbowl knowledge base has a huge part to play in why having "girl oriented stuff" is so important. Nick has a good point, in that yeah, we play quizbowl because it...
by the third garrideb
Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 6738

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

This was indeed fun. Thanks Joe and Queens and everyone who staffed yesterday!
by the third garrideb
Thu Feb 12, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 8850

Re: New Coke Presents: MacVanity, March 7, 2015

Would it be inconvenient to switch this with History Obscenity? I really want to play this, but I have an unditchable engagement on the 7th. If not, that's fine--I'm working on a packet for this either way. x)
by the third garrideb
Fri Dec 05, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015
Replies: 23
Views: 10360

Re: DEES Online: January 3rd, 2015

Brendan McKendy and I will likely be forming an open team for this and would be happy for more teammates.
by the third garrideb
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

This weekend was a lot of fun. Many thanks to Rico, Kira, Brian, Faith, Dennis, Joe, and Peter C. for their help with staffing the various events on both days, and to everyone that I got to play with this weekend for making both days very enjoyable.
by the third garrideb
Wed Aug 06, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Okay, so this is what's happening this weekend: Saturday We'll be starting at 9:00, so please get there by 8:30. Please don't be late. We will do a full round robin of VCUO followed by playoffs and finals if needed. Lunch will happen around 12/12:30 and will be 45 minutes. (We won't be organizing an...
by the third garrideb
Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

I think we should try some Tricon if there's time (maybe read a packet or two for fun during lunches). I heard VCU's packet was Interesting. I disagree that we should do this. Two side events are already going to take us pretty late and partially running one during lunch is a way to allow us to end...
by the third garrideb
Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

If there's no significant overlap between the DUST and Landscapes fields, could there possibly be two simultaneous shootouts going on (or at least play some rounds at the same time to save some time). I really want to play both side events...I was planning to run one on Saturday after VCUO and the ...
by the third garrideb
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Also, just a warning, the last Canadian event with two side events ended at 11:30. If there's no significant overlap between the DUST and Landscapes fields, could there possibly be two simultaneous shootouts going on (or at least play some rounds at the same time to save some time). Well, we had mu...
by the third garrideb
Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

M_Roffey wrote:What time will this be starting at? A few people from Western are interested, but want to know what bus or train they'll have to take and all that.
We'll be starting at 9, so players should aim to arrive by 8:30.
by the third garrideb
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:Imaginary Landscapes II, Tricon 2.5, DUST as side events?
If we do side events, I would suggest picking at most 2 out of the 3. Besides that, I have no special preference as to what gets played.
by the third garrideb
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 16825

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Looking for teammates for the main event.
by the third garrideb
Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2014
Replies: 52
Views: 21632

Re: VETO 2014

If people want a good summer tournament in Canada that is produced by Canadians, they should create one. Playing VETO and writing a good pack, and hoping against hope that everyone else does too is not the answer. The answer is to create something better, independently. There was this, a while ago,...
by the third garrideb
Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

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

On behalf of Ian and myself, thanks to Huma, JJ, and everyone at Waterloo for putting on this great day. We really had a great time, and we're happy that no one got permanently lost. I hope we can do similar events in future! Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks also to Christine for handlin...
by the third garrideb
Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

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

Peter13 wrote:I don't know where to place this, but I was wondering if I would still be able to help out. Thanks again.
I think we have enough readers, but you're welcome to come play. :)
by the third garrideb
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

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

First post has been updated with location/start time info.
by the third garrideb
Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

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

minusfive wrote:So are there, like, teams, or singles, or both, or what? :smile:
This is still up in the air, but probably doubles/teams for Modern World and the rest of the events as shootouts I would guess.
by the third garrideb
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

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

Since it hasn't been mentioned, I have given consent to edit the Modern World packets, so I am assuming this will not be the same tournament that was played at PACE. Oh, yes. This was already discussed amongst the participants, so I didn't think to mention it. (I have edited the first post to refle...
by the third garrideb
Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

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

adosreme wrote:May we also read some of the packets out of the Trash Clearinghouse?
Yes, we can certainly do this (assuming there are packets that enough people haven't read).
cruzeiro wrote:I'll be there. I can also bring Ottawa's buzzers if needed.
Thanks; I think buzzers would be appreciated.
by the third garrideb
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

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

Peter13 wrote:Could I offer my services to help staff the tournament?
Thanks, Peter; I don't know what the staff situation currently is, but if it turns out we need more staffers, I'll let you know.
by the third garrideb
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21
Replies: 91
Views: 38903

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

odin_envy_me wrote:I will be playing this from Dubai and will likely be on Aaron Dos Remedios's team, although this is yet to be confirmed.
I will also be playing on this team, not from Dubai.
by the third garrideb
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)
Replies: 29
Views: 9202

Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

This is an announcement for various quizbowl events that will be run at the University of Waterloo on July 5. The tournament will take place in the MC building (same as previous tournaments), so please show up to MC 4060 by 9:00 a.m. If you would like to register, or to suggest anything in particula...
by the third garrideb
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: How not to write questions on mystery novels
Replies: 33
Views: 7645

Re: How not to write questions on mystery novels

canonomics wrote:
jonpin wrote:I'm reading Hamlet, don't spoil that Ophelia dies!
Spoiler: Hamlet isn't a detective story anyways.
Oh, no?
by the third garrideb
Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Re: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament

Glad people enjoyed this! Packets have been emailed to all who requested them and will be posted soon.

Edit: The set can now be found here.
by the third garrideb
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Re: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament

This was played as a shootout over two brackets. Here are the final scores: Top bracket (15/10/-5) Brendan : 4/20/3 Cooper : 3/9/0 Jordan : 1/13/4 Chris : 1/7/1 Leslie : 0/4/1 Jay : 0/4/2 Aaron : 1/3/3 Aayush : 0/1/2 Bottom bracket Dennis : 0/10/1 Shelby : 0/10/2 Brian : 0/8/2 Andrew : 0/5/1 Meghan ...
by the third garrideb
Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament
Replies: 5
Views: 2741

Announcement: Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament

This will be a short, tossups-only literature side event, consisting of 4 rounds of 20 power-marked questions each, averaging around regular difficulty. This event will be free to play. Because this is mostly being written for my amusement, it will follow roughly the following distribution rather th...
by the third garrideb
Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)
Replies: 19
Views: 7472

Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Cheynem wrote:Will Huma's side event be open to mirrors?
Yes, but probably not before the 15th. Anyone interested in mirroring can send me an email or pm. There are no mirror fees, and I'll try to post more details sometime soon.
by the third garrideb
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 15516

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Ottawa does have a hostel/Traveler's Inn ( http://www.ottawahostel.com/index.php ) I've stayed here a number of times and I can vouch for not having yet found myself in the middle of a horror film. (The staff are very nice, the beds can be slept in, it's a 10 minute walk to the university. Also, th...
by the third garrideb
Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)
Replies: 32
Views: 10356

Re: ACF Regionals Eastern Canada @ Toronto (2/22/14)

adosreme wrote:I will be working with the club execs to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that nobody crashes the tournament in one of their drunken stupors.
I'll be happy to join your crack team of staffers if needed.
by the third garrideb
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 5061

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

There will, however, be an epic confrontation between good (uOttawa) and evil (uWaterloo) for the (namesake-sanctioned) 1st annual HB trophy (don't ask what it stands for). I cannot promise, but I will try hard to have the prizes live up to the high standard established by Aayush's naming choice. M...
by the third garrideb
Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 5061

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

minusfive wrote:There will, however, be an epic confrontation between good (uOttawa) and evil (uWaterloo) for the (namesake-sanctioned) 1st annual HB trophy (don't ask what it stands for).
I cannot promise, but I will try hard to have the prizes live up to the high standard established by Aayush's naming choice.
by the third garrideb
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 14456

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur wrote:Lastly, if I have SPACE done in time for this, would people want to play it?
Yes please.
by the third garrideb
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 4457

Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

I'd like to play this with people I haven't played with before, and/or people who know things about science/history/fine arts. I can moderate for the geography side event.
by the third garrideb
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An approach to buzz point tracking
Replies: 3
Views: 980

Re: An approach to buzz point tracking

I imagine clustered negs in a given question would indicate poorly worded and/or misplaced clues. Yes, my main goal with this was to be able to provide more useful feedback for writers/editors than stats currently provide for tossups. (For bonuses, I think average conversion stats are usually a pre...
by the third garrideb
Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: An approach to buzz point tracking
Replies: 3
Views: 980

An approach to buzz point tracking

Sometime in the past I had an idea which I've gotten a chance this week to put together some code for, so here it is . The basic idea is that you click on words in the packet as you read the questions, marking the tossups with correct/negged buzzpoints, and then generate a list of the buzzpoints at ...
by the third garrideb
Tue May 28, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 8091

Re: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)

adosreme wrote:I am interested in playing all of these things. Are there people who want to be my teammates for any or all of it?
Yup.

Also, how are you guys planning on running Schindler's Lit (singles/doubles/??)?
by the third garrideb
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MINNESOTA OPEN V Mirror-Ottawa, Canada, January 20, 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 2420

Re: MINNESOTA OPEN V Mirror-Ottawa, Canada, January 20, 2013

So Far for entries we have: McMaster (1 team) UTorontoMississauga + Friends (1 team) Algonquin College (Brendan McKendy!)+Imaginary Friends (1 team) Ottawa (1-2 teams) Please let me know; this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and develop your skills! (ex-)Waterloo will also be playing t...
by the third garrideb
Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 (Canada) SCT 2013 @ McMaster University
Replies: 24
Views: 16747

Re: Region 7 (Canada) SCT 2013 @ McMaster University

Hey, I know this is the SCT thread and all, but since Canadians seem to be reading it, I was wondering if anyone has a stable contact for the University of Toronto. I've emailed someone named M. Wainberg and haven't heard back. Michael is the current president and your best point of contact. If it'...
by the third garrideb
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 2620

Re: Looking for Writers for Cdn Tournament

I've been wanting to do this for a while (organize a Canadian-written tournament, that is) but kept not getting my act together, so I will be happy to join your writing team if you'll have me.
by the third garrideb
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Bayou-a-Drank 2012 @ U of T Mississauga Dec 8
Replies: 13
Views: 2435

Re: Bayou-a-Drank 2012 @ U of T Mississauga Dec 8

In case they haven't already let you know, a team from Waterloo is planning on coming. They can probably bring a buzzer set, but I'll ask.
by the third garrideb
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 19726

Re: Question-specific discussion

8. Margaret Hasluck commented on the prevalence of this holiday being used as a last name for children born during it, and one scholar with this name wrote What I Believe and The Quest for Meaning. The practices of this holiday were syncretized with the Sabian customs of worshipping the disappearan...
by the third garrideb
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 116
Views: 19726

Re: Question-specific discussion

Did the tossup on Ramadhan really begin with clues about people whose last name is "Ramadhan"?

Can the tossup on resistivity also be posted? My teammate had a complaint about the phrasing of one of the clues in the middle of that question.
by the third garrideb
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)
Replies: 33
Views: 8951

Re: Movie Set (Weekend of August 4th at KABO)

CraigM wrote:Is there any chance of this being posted on Wastebin soon? Or are there other mirrors being run of it in the coming week? If not, is there any chance it could be emailed to me?
Craig, I sent this to Jay and asked him to forward it to you.
by the third garrideb
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15447

Re: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012

I totally loved doing this, but I want to raise something: should Canadian schools be mirroring open tournaments? I know Waterloo KABO was announced and planned before the difficulty of the tournament was clear, but I think the field yesterday might have preferred easier or shorter questions. I don...
by the third garrideb
Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15447

Re: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012

Yeah, we've got space for one more team. I'm going to send an email tonight or tomorrow to all teams, so could I get a contact for the second Mac team? Thanks!
by the third garrideb
Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15447

Re: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012

bsmith wrote:The on-campus food places are closed on weekends. Would someone be able to coordinate a pizza sale for lunch and/or dinner (especially if all the side events are going ahead)?
Yes, I will look into this early next week.
by the third garrideb
Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012
Replies: 43
Views: 15447

Re: KABO Mirror at University of Waterloo: August 18, 2012

Some announcements: Due to room bookings, we'll be capping the field at eight teams. If you're looking for teammates, you can use the Waterloo tab on this spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AtGbzDgnOpmddGNoUmdjdUoxblNFdThzbGFqNGY2T1E#gid=10 Those that have expressed tentative ...