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by TheRhymeMinister
Wed May 17, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional
Replies: 22
Views: 9595

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2017: Fluency in French Optional

Academic is a joke, let's do the rankings that really matter. Trash Ballot 1. Aaron Dos Remedios - The best there is, the best there was, the best there ever will be. He's been far and away the best trash player as long as I've been involved in Quizbowl. Great individual player, even better teammate...
by TheRhymeMinister
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)
Replies: 51
Views: 33124

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals global announcement (2/18/2017)

Quite frankly this situation is nothing short of an absolute clusterfuck on the part of ACF. Canadian teams have been actively following up with ACF over the 5 weeks since Regionals happened and continue to get half-answers at best and radio silence at worst. The host school can’t get the money they...
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: "Let's Remember Some Guys"
Replies: 44
Views: 18142

Re: "Let's Remember Some Guys"

Love the concept. Not sure if I would be able to personally contribute a packet but I'd love to play it at some point (possibly a Canadian mirror?)
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 3 at Carleton University (Feb. 5, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 3 at Carleton University (Feb. 5, 2017)

Pre-Tournament Logistics Update: We have rooms! COTTAGE Bowl 3 will be played on Sunday in Paterson Hall. We will meet in Room 101. This tournament will start at 10 am, so teams and staffers should arrive at Carleton before then so we are ready to go promptly. For other details regarding parking, f...
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT at Carleton University: Feb. 4, 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 2111

Re: NAQT SCT at Carleton University: Feb. 4, 2017

Pre-Tournament Logistics Update: SCT will be played on Saturday in Paterson Hall. We will meet in Room 101, which is located on the first floor past/under the eastern stairwell. In order for Saturday to go smoothly and the tournament to be finished a reasonable hour, we will start at 9 AM SHARP! Te...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement

The Schopenhauer Power Hour wrote:PS: Can there be powermarks this year?
The set will be based on un-powermarked 5-line-capped tossups. Sorry!
by TheRhymeMinister
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 3 at Carleton University (Feb. 5, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1476

COTTAGE Bowl 3 at Carleton University (Feb. 5, 2017)

I am proud to announce that Carleton is hosting COTTAGE Bowl 3. This tournament will be held at Carleton University (in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) on February 5th, 2017, at location TBD. For the global COTTAGE Bowl announcement, see here . This is an open tournament, anyone can register and play. That...
by TheRhymeMinister
Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

COTTAGE Bowl 3 - Global Announcement

I'M BACK, AND BETTER THAN EVER! Carleton’s Original Trash Tournament: Almost Good Enough 3: What Kind of Day Has It Been, better known as COTTAGE Bowl 3, is the third in the series of house written trash tournament coming out of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The head editor for thi...
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed May 25, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ Carleton U (May 28, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

Re: ACRONYM IX @ Carleton U (May 28, 2016)

Tournament Logistics: Time This tournament is scheduled to begin at 10:00am. Please do your best to arrive before this time so we don't start too late. I know many people will be hitting up the Great Glebe Garage Sale beforehand, but do your best to shop early so you can still play this tournament....
by TheRhymeMinister
Tue May 24, 2016 4:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!
Replies: 33
Views: 9478

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!

RESULTS Voters (14): Peter Cordeiro, Heather Gordon, Ian Grieg, Mark Grieg, Izzy Izumi, Cody L. Johanssen, Pat Liao, Mike Martin, Rodrigo Morante, Aayush Rajasekaran, Joe Su, Nick Sunderland, Adam Swift, Isaac Thiessen. 1. Derek So (313, highest #1, lowest #10) 2. Will Nediger (290, highest #1, lowe...
by TheRhymeMinister
Tue May 10, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!
Replies: 33
Views: 9478

Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!

Hello! In the spirit of a certain other Top 25 poll, I hereby welcome you to Nick Penner's first annual Canadian Player Poll. The rules are simple: 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 re...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon May 02, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: ACRONYM IX @ Carleton U (May 28, 2016)
Replies: 2
Views: 1683

ACRONYM IX @ Carleton U (May 28, 2016)

I am overjoyed to announce Carleton’s hosting of an ACRONYM IX mirror. This tournament will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Saturday, May 28th, 2015, meeting in room TBD. This is the same set that was mirrored at McMaster in March, so if you missed that tournament now is...
by TheRhymeMinister
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Re: General Discussion

There is one mirror of the tournament scheduled for June, and another site has expressed interest in mirroring the tournament in late July/early August. Once those mirrors happen (or are confirmed to not be happening), and barring any additional interest in mirrors, I will post the set.
by TheRhymeMinister
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 911

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Name some things about March Madness 2015, for 10 points each: [10] This team topped Wisconsin in the National Championship Game to win March Madness 2015. Led by Tyus Jones and Justise Winslow, this school’s victory gave Coach Mike Krzyzewski [shu-shev-ski] his 5th championship. ANSWER: Duke Blue ...
by TheRhymeMinister
Tue Mar 01, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

Re: General Discussion

Echoing what Aaron and Aayush already said, thanks for this feedback Logan. It’s great to see such a thorough, well-thought-out review. Even though I won’t address every point rest assured they’ve been considered and will be taken into account for any future iterations of COTTAGE Bowl. I don't reall...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 911

COTTAGE Bowl 2: Specific Question Discussion

Please leave any comments/questions about specific questions below.
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion
Replies: 14
Views: 1492

COTTAGE Bowl 2: General Discussion

Welcome to the general discussion of COTTAGE Bowl 2! I would like to start by thanking all my co-writers/editors (Heather Gordon, Izzy Izumi, Max Johnstone, Cam MacInnis, Brendan McKendy, Nick Penner, Aaron Dos Remedios, Elizabeth Robson Gordon, Marthanne Robson, and David Witmer) for their contribu...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Carleton University (Jan. 31, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Carleton University (Jan. 31, 2016)

Thank you again to everyone who came out and played the tournament yesterday! It was a fantastic experience, and I hope everyone enjoyed playing COTTAGE Bowl 2. Congratulations to our winners, O My Chevalier, who won both games of the advantaged final to take home the top prize. The stats from the r...
by TheRhymeMinister
Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

Re: ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)

Spoiler Alert: McGill A wins, sweeping the field and finishing two games up on all other teams. Ottawa won the UG title in a one game final vs. Waterloo. Full round robin stats are here and round robin + UG Finals stats are here . If you see or suspect any errors, including the spelling of names, pl...
by TheRhymeMinister
Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

Re: ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)

Stats are live and will be updated throughout the day here.
by TheRhymeMinister
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Carleton University (Jan. 31, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

Re: COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Carleton University (Jan. 31, 2016)

Pre-Tournament Update: We have rooms! COTTAGE Bowl 2 will be played on Sunday in Southam Hall, located in the southwest corner of campus . We will meet in Room 318. For teams that need parking, your best bet is to park in P1, located directly behind Southam Hall and MacOdrum Library, which is $4 al...
by TheRhymeMinister
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

Re: ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)

Pre-Tournament Update: We have rooms! Regionals will be played on Saturday in Southam Hall, located in the southwest corner of campus . We will meet in Room 318. For teams that need parking, your best bet is to park in P1, located directly behind Southam Hall and MacOdrum Library, which is $4 all d...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)
Replies: 6
Views: 3956

ACF Regionals @ Carleton University (January 30, 2016)

Carleton University, in Ottawa, ON, is pleased to be hosting the Canada/Niagara mirror of ACF Regionals 2016. We will conduct this tournament in a manner similar to past tournaments held at Carleton U, as well as past Regionals tournaments. To register for the tournament, you must fill out the offic...
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2 - Global Announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 3522

COTTAGE Bowl 2 - Global Announcement

Oh man Oh man, oh man Not again I’m proud to announce a sequel to one of last year’s most talked about tournaments! Carleton’s Original Trash Tournament: Almost Good Enough 2, better known as COTTAGE Bowl 2 , is a house written trash tournament being produced primarily Carleton University in Ottawa...
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Carleton University (Jan. 31, 2016)
Replies: 7
Views: 3794

COTTAGE Bowl 2 at Carleton University (Jan. 31, 2016)

I am pleased as punch to announce that Carleton is hosting COTTAGE Bowl 2 . This tournament will be held at Carleton University on January 31st, 2016, at location TBD. For the global COTTAGE Bowl announcement, see here . This is an open tournament, anyone can register and play. That said, we’d prefe...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)
Replies: 10
Views: 6370

Re: Announcement: SHAWARMA I (visual movies)

This was mirrored at Carleton last weekend, and I can confirm that it is a quick and incredibly fun tournament. I'm glad we had an opportunity to play it and if anyone else is considering running it as a side event I would highly recommend it. In case anyone is looking for stats from the Carleton SH...
by TheRhymeMinister
Thu Nov 12, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Carleton University (November 14, 2015)
Replies: 7
Views: 4089

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

Tournament Logistics: Time This tournament is scheduled to begin at 9:00am SHARP. As such, it is ESSENTIAL that all teams arrive between 8:15am and 8:45am. We need to make sure all buzzers are set up and all the pre-tournament instructions are discussed before the tournament begins, so you need to ...
by TheRhymeMinister
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice at Carleton University (Oct. 3, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 3445

Re: VCU Novice at Carleton University (Oct. 3, 2015)

Logistics: Time This tournament is scheduled to begin at 9:30am. As such, it is ESSENTIAL that all teams arrive between 8:45am and 9:15am. We need to make sure all buzzers are set up and all the pre-tournament instructions are discussed before the tournament begins, so you need to make sure that al...
by TheRhymeMinister
Sun Sep 27, 2015 5:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice at Carleton University (Oct. 3, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 3445

Re: VCU Novice at Carleton University (Oct. 3, 2015)

The field listing in the original post is now Up to Date. If you are a school intending on coming to this tournament, and you have yet to make contact with Joe Su or myself, now would be an optimal time to do so since we are less than a week away from the tournament.
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments
Replies: 11
Views: 3819

Re: Southern Teams Attending Northern Tournaments

If you ever want to come to a tournament hosted at Carleton University (in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) I'll let your team play for free. I'll also do everything I can to find your free accommodation on the couches of our club's members. My only request is that you bring some fresh pecans with you. Cana...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Novice at Carleton University (Oct. 3, 2015)
Replies: 5
Views: 3445

VCU Novice at Carleton University (Oct. 3, 2015)

Carleton University is both thrilled and honoured to be hosting a mirror of the VCU Novice on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. The tournament director at this location will be Mr. Joe Su. More information about this set, including all eligibility rules, can be found here . PLEASE NOTE: This is the annou...
by TheRhymeMinister
Sun Jul 26, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)
Replies: 82
Views: 34324

Re: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)

Once again, VETO showed that it's the only tournament of its kind, in all the best ways. Despite a grueling schedule and occasional technical difficulties, it was a fantastic day overall! Special thanks to Rein and UT for organizing this tournament, Rico for being the best reader while also doing st...
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)
Replies: 82
Views: 34324

Re: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)

For the sake of people who don't forum, this seems to be what people would most be interested in. Saturday: classical music at lunch geography after VETO DINNER BREAK science after dinner Sunday rock and roll Audio, lunch or after tournament. I would prefer the rock and roll audio to be on Saturday...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)
Replies: 82
Views: 34324

Re: VETO at the University of Toronto (2015-07-25)

Since we're less than a week away from the tournament, can someone provide a more definite schedule of what side events are being played, and when they're being played?
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 16209

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

minusfive wrote:Nick, this looks like a golden opportunity to write 5 (we would love you to write a pack) and pair with Joe. E'rebody wins!
I can confirm that I'm working with Joe on a pack, and that we'll be the best tag team since the Mega Powers.
by TheRhymeMinister
Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MÖRE WEIGHT
Replies: 41
Views: 16209

Re: MÖRE WEIGHT

With permission, I would be very interested in Skyping in to play this. I'm also more than willing to write a pack if one is needed.
by TheRhymeMinister
Tue May 19, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Click Here to Become Sad
Replies: 59
Views: 24803

Re: your official Canadian cavalry regiment discussion threa

This is opening a whole can of worms, probably ill-advisedly, but it would be great if some of this input could come from non-Liberals, and preferably from professional historians or those inclined to question the Liberal triumphalist narrative. Try emailing Ezra[AT]EzraLevant[dot]com. I'm sure you...
by TheRhymeMinister
Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)
Replies: 40
Views: 16762

Re: The Ryan Leaf Memorial Tournament (An NFL trash event)

I won't be at HSNCT to play it, but I'd definitely be interested in setting up some sort of mirror.
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 8616

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

The problem with reasonable expectations is that plenty of teams show up to tournaments with their own expectations for when things should end, and sometimes those expectations are unreasonable themselves. Nobody is rigorously opposed to letting teams bail from a shitfest when Round 8 starts at 11 ...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Apr 13, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: On Leaving Tournaments Early
Replies: 47
Views: 8616

Re: On Leaving Tournaments Early

This, by the way, is the second time in a short period that you have posted something that basically endorses a severely counterproductive attitude towards quizbowl. I have to ask: why are you so motivated to undermine the whole idea of reasonable standards of behavior at tournaments? I can't tell ...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)
Replies: 21
Views: 9752

Re: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)

Big ups to Ming-Ho for TDing one of the best run tournaments I've been to. It was a tight run ship from start to finish and it made the day so much better. As always, thanks to the staffers and the other teams for also contributing to such a good tournament!
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)
Replies: 17
Views: 7876

Re: STIMPY @ McMaster (Mar. 21)

Big thanks to Leslie, Peter, Rico, Jay, and everyone who played, for coming out and making it an excellent day. Despite the hiccups it was an enjoyable time and a fun experience playing in tournament with only 4 teams.
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Mar 16, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement - 2015 Ottawa Hybrid - March 14, 2015
Replies: 28
Views: 17099

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

On behalf of Carleton, a big thanks to everyone at uOttawa who helped write/put on this tournament. We all had lots of fun and a great day!
by TheRhymeMinister
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 33904

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

As it looks like there will not be any further mirrors of COTTAGE Bowl 2014, I've uploaded the packets here . People can peruse at their leisure, and can also feel free to discuss any specific questions they wish. At the outset, I'd like to make a couple of points: First and foremost, thank you to e...
by TheRhymeMinister
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)
Replies: 21
Views: 9752

Re: MUT mirror at uWaterloo (March 22nd)

Even if no one else is, Carleton is coming to this! With our buzzers too!