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by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

Congratulations to Toronto A, who cleared the field at 8-2, ahead of Toronto J, Toronto C and the Open Team, who all went 6-4. Thank you to all the teams who came from Toronto and the US today (seriously, everyone who played was from one of these two locations). Infinite thanks are due to my staff t...
by cruzeiro
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

Logistics have gone out to the teams, and the field is now closed at six teams. See you Saturday!
by cruzeiro
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

We have late permission to allow open teams at this site to boost field size from Penn, which is now reflected in the addition of Erik Christensen's team in the latest field update. I'm going to close the field on Thursday to give time for anyone else who would also like to come. (edited to add regi...
by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

What are the eligibility restrictions/ policies on open teams for this tournament? I just realized this tournament is less than three hours away from me and I might consider coming if I don't have to play solo. Penn Bowl is closed, unfortunately, but this is a nice reminder that Kingston is only ab...
by cruzeiro
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

Field

Toronto (4)
Michigan State (1)
Erik Christensen et al
by cruzeiro
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1618

Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce the Canadian mirror of Penn Bowl on October 27, 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. More information about Penn Bowl can be found in the global announcement (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21304). Location and Logistics We are back...
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3266

Re: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)

I'll be working New York at this time and would love to play this event and maybe run FTP 3 on the second day, Let me know if you'd like to play with me or if you could give some advice on getting to Toronto from NYC. VIA Rail/Amtrak does a joint day-train (8am-8pm) either direction from Toronto to...
by cruzeiro
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Re: Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)

The Ottawa-based team of Ian Dewan, Brendan McKendy, Shelby Robert and Rodrigo Morante defeated the Martingrove alumni team of Paul Kasinski, Erik Christensen, Ian Grieg and Mark Grieg in the first game of an advantaged final. Thank you to everyone who came to Kingston today, and especially to the q...
by cruzeiro
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 4400

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on Québec please? From memory, it felt basically like an old-timey Geo question asking physical features in the empty space in Northern Québec, without much else there.
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 8147

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I think this perception may also stem from the differences in question length between ACF and NAQT - the character cap on NAQT questions leads to shorter questions than in ACF. So while the hypothetical power numbers are similar in terms of the percentage distribution, you're hearing more question ...
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 8147

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Here's a thought experiment - what if ACF Regionals had powers? Not to argue for whether it should or not, but rather to test difficulty predictions / presumptions. In my experience editing, power marks usually are somewhere between 40 and 70 percent of the way through the vast majority of tossups ...
by cruzeiro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 1421

Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announcement (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=...
by cruzeiro
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 24539

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)

I sent in a registration on Friday in which I said I needed to write a pack and emailed yesterday to ask for a distribution. Can someone please get back to me and give me a distribution?
by cruzeiro
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2509

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

In case this hasn't been caught yet, Bonus 20 of Pack 14 incorrectly claims that Nikos Katzantzakis wrote The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
by cruzeiro
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 2509

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Glad you enjoyed the set, Christopher. The ancient Egyptian history bonus was intended to have Memphis as middle and translating hieroglyphics as hard. I don't have much real knowledge of Egyptian archaeology, so it is certainly possible that the hard part was not difficult enough. I don't think it...
by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

Stats are done: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4596/

Thank you to everyone for coming today - we hope you enjoyed the tournament.
by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

McGill beat Toronto to win in the second game of an advantaged final. Derek So was top scorer. Full stats in an hour or so.
by cruzeiro
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

Current Field:
McGill
Toronto
Carleton
House (x3)

The field is now closed.
by cruzeiro
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1327

Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce the Canadian mirror of Penn Bowl on October 21, 2017 in Kingston, Ontario. More information about Penn Bowl can be found in the global announcement (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19987). Location and Logistics This tourna...
by cruzeiro
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 21503

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

Two stories for this thread, now that I have a functional car: The Friday before SCT 2013 there was a massive snowstorm across Ontario and into the Northeastern US. For whatever reason, there were two SCT sites that year within range of Ottawa - at McMaster in Hamilton, and at Buffalo. Being Canadia...
by cruzeiro
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)
Replies: 8
Views: 3407

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)

Hey I need to get other stuff done tonight and tomorrow so final stats for this and ACRONYM aren't gonna be up until Tuesday. A hodge-podge team of Rafael, Ian, Huma, and Paul won the tournament. Are you referring to Rafael Krichevsky? Yes, this is noted Canadian Rafael Krichevsky being referred to.
by cruzeiro
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2

Toronto A went 10-0 to clear the field. McGill finished second at 8-2. Ottawa won the UG title by virtue of being the lone UG team to make the top bracket. Toronto C placed highest of the two Division 2 teams, one game clear of Waterloo B. Ian Dewan of Ottawa was the top scorer (both overall and amo...
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Joey's stuff (phil, painting, Brit lit, &VisOFA)
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Joey's stuff (philosophy, painting & British lit [&VisOF

Other bit of errata: [from Horton/Swift/Ankit], Michael Moore directed Bowling for Columbine, not Bowling for Columbia.
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Joey's stuff (phil, painting, Brit lit, &VisOFA)
Replies: 6
Views: 466

Re: Joey's stuff (philosophy, painting & British lit [&VisOF

Errata: Tom Thomson died (in 1917) before the Group of Seven "officially" formed in 1920; as such he's only associated with/influenced it, rather than actually being a member.
by cruzeiro
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2

Current Field:
McGill A
McMaster A
Ottawa A
Toronto A
Toronto B
Toronto C
Waterloo A
Waterloo B

Link to the ACF field Spreadsheet.
by cruzeiro
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1879

2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce that the Canada/Niagara mirror of 2017 ACF Regionals will take place at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, on February 18, 2017. More information about ACF Regionals can be found in the global announcement: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forum...
by cruzeiro
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 26602

Re: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote: Spring: MUT?
Minnesotans, is there any word one way or another on if MUT will happen this year?
by cruzeiro
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB2016: Epistle to the Sons of the North
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Epistle to the Sons of the North

It's come to my attention that a screenshot of this thread's original post was posted in a Canadian quizbowl groupchat before Penn Bowl was played in Canada, which meant that a question had to be replaced. Apparently, these Canadian writers not only can't be trusted with writing questions, they can...
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 18836

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm moving to Queen's University to pursue a MA in Economics and a JD (combined program). I still intend to play tournaments.
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 10026

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

I'm looking for a team. What little I answer will likely be history.
by cruzeiro
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Waterloo Trash Tournament (and side-events!) - April 24th
Replies: 6
Views: 2247

Re: Waterloo Trash Tournament (and side-events!) - April 24t

ACRONYM stats. Team "I love Kanye" (Aayush/Ian/Mark) defeated the Eukaryotes of Fire (Jay/Adam/Patrick/Cole) in a one-game final.
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 5190

Re: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)

Signing up as a free agent, given the paucity of interest from my current and future universities. I also will bring a buzzer set.

EDIT: I have become "American" and joined Michigan State.
by cruzeiro
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 2305

Re: Errata

In Pack 5, bonus 8 (Carthage/Rome), the bonus seems to suggest (or did when I played this set) that the Battle of Cannae came after the Battle of the Metaurus River, which is incorrect.
by cruzeiro
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (28/02/2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 7847

Re: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (28/02/2016)

Since this is Sunday I can play this now, so sign me up.
by cruzeiro
Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I'm only qualified to comment on sports. Most of my broad comments on that are already in this thread through other people; the only thing that I'd say is that the golf seemed jarring in part due to being in back-to-back rounds. Over 15 rounds, I don't think two golf questions is absurd...that said,...
by cruzeiro
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:47 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 7689

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

The TWA Flight Centre comes up in both the Finland and Airports architecture tossups.
by cruzeiro
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion
Replies: 37
Views: 7689

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Individual Question Discussion

There was a bonus which mentioned artwork found on Swiss money in the lead-in, and then asked for Switzerland as the second part of the bonus.
by cruzeiro
Sun Jan 17, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Errata
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Errata

The tossup on Jesus Christ from Islam clues didn't list Isa as an answer.
by cruzeiro
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Carleton University (November 14, 2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 3505

Re: Penn Bowl at Carleton University (November 14, 2015)

I emailed over the weekend to register a UO team.

Also, can we please get logistics since we're at the week of?
by cruzeiro
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)
Replies: 36
Views: 13833

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)

I've had a car problem so Ian and I won't make it, sorry.
by cruzeiro
Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)
Replies: 36
Views: 13833

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (15th August)

Any update on the schedule for this (and what side tournaments are happening)?
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th
Replies: 53
Views: 26203

Re: VCU Open 2015 - August 8th

Cody wrote:1/1 G/C/GK (40% Geography, 40% Current Events, 20% Geography, Current Events, or “General Knowledge”)
I'm guessing current events shouldn't appear twice here?
by cruzeiro
Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Predictions
Replies: 44
Views: 15736

Re: ACF Nationals Predictions

I wrote a haiku about each team. Except B teams because I have no idea who's realistically playing on them. Sorry B teams. Slot yourselves in wherever you feel comfortable. OTTAWA Veteran player / Impresses all at tourney / Name? Dennis Beeby Unfortunately, this is kinda impossible, as I'll be writ...
by cruzeiro
Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)
Replies: 17
Views: 7022

Re: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)

Ottawa won this outright after a triple round robin at 9-0.
by cruzeiro
Thu Mar 19, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?
Replies: 15
Views: 5504

Re: Quizbowl in Foreign Languages?

The game that approximates quizbowl in Morocco is in French. There's a fairly competitive group of universities that compete. I never actually watched a real game -- I just attended the tail end of some sort of team selection event. I was in touch briefly with the people who ran it about the possib...
by cruzeiro
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 14910

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

The Jordan Palmer Superteam beat Toronto in the first game of an advantaged final to win undefeated.

For those of you who wish to do so, message me for any team names. I will update with this in a couple of days in one fell swoop.

STATS: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2651
by cruzeiro
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 14910

Re: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015

Theodore wrote:Could we please have a logistical update on this? (i.e. where and when to meet this Saturday)
Please meet in Lamoureux 215 for 8:30 AM, games beginning at 9:00 AM. A full logistics email will follow later this evening.
by cruzeiro
Tue Mar 10, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)
Replies: 21
Views: 8717

Re: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)

There will be an Ottawa team, with our buzzer system.
by cruzeiro
Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 6292

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Does anyone have a spot available on their team? I have someone looking for a team.