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by Calculus?
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Collegiate Novice @ McMaster sept 22nd
Replies: 1
Views: 753

Re: Collegiate Novice @ McMaster sept 22nd

Stats for this can be found here. Toronto C beat Toronto E in a one-game final, so Toronto E finished second even though SQBS reports list them as third. I've informed NAQT of this and it will hopefully be rectified in the stats on their website.
by Calculus?
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open @ Toronto - Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Re: Oxford Open @ Toronto - Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Hi everyone, here's your logistics info for this Sunday: This tournament will take place in Sidney Smith Hall (100 Saint George Street), the building where we host most of our tournaments. As a reminder, generally on Sundays all the doors to the building will be locked EXCEPT the northeast set, so y...
by Calculus?
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open @ Toronto - Sunday, August 12th, 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 802

Oxford Open @ Toronto - Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Hello Canada! The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club is pleased to announce a mirror of Oxford Open which will take place on SUNDAY, August 12th, 2018. This is the day after the postponed Mac Vanity tournament which will happen at McMaster. We will most likely be using the Americanized versi...
by Calculus?
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

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

The field for this tournament is now capped and we will no longer be accepting registrations for it. We will have a logistics post out as soon as possible, we are just waiting for a room booking to be confirmed.
by Calculus?
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature @ Toronto (June 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Historature @ Toronto (June 24th, 2018)

The team of Cameron and Ian won this with a 8-1 record. Thanks for coming everyone!
by Calculus?
Sat Jun 23, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature @ Toronto (June 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: Historature @ Toronto (June 24th, 2018)

Here's your logistics post for tomorrow: Please meet in the control room, SS 2114, at 8:30 tomorrow. The tournament will be played in doubles (it's looking like one person may need to solo due to an odd number) and we'll have 6 "teams". Just let me know who you're playing with the morning of. This m...
by Calculus?
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

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

Registration deadline for this will be June 27th. Please have teams finalized by then.
by Calculus?
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Historature @ Toronto (June 24th, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Historature @ Toronto (June 24th, 2018)

Hello Canada! The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club will be hosting a mirror of Historature on Sunday, June 24th, 2018. This is the day after McMaster's NASAT mirror. The tournament will take place in Sidney Smith Hall (100 Saint George Street) and the control room will be room 2114. The to...
by Calculus?
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

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

Hello again! Given the developments in the Matt Bruce case (read: he was fired) Toronto quizbowl will stay true to its word and use the HSNCT set for this tournament weekend. 10% of the profits from this weekend will be donated to a charity (TBD) which directly assists survivors of sexual violence. ...
by Calculus?
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

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

Hi. For anyone I haven't spoken to about this already, provided no decision is made on the Matt Bruce case by Sunday night, Toronto will be switching this set over to Oxford Open on the Saturday, and a myriad of side events on the Sunday. The fee structure for Saturday will not be significantly diff...
by Calculus?
Thu May 31, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 37658

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)

I'm tracking the boycotts in a spreadsheet here, to show what percent of the 2018 ICT field is boycotting: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cx2xRfNFtAllrd4agjlC3FY7CJhGPM7ehkVFG4bArLo/edit?usp=sharing I will add a column for individuals later. I'm really quite exhausted by everything that's ...
by Calculus?
Wed May 30, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 37658

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

Toronto has hosted a number of NAQT tournaments over the past few years and would like to continue to do so in the future as they’ve always been enjoyed by our players. For the sake of my own mental health I have tried to stay away from these discussions. However I cannot in good faith continue to s...
by Calculus?
Fri May 04, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 6947

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2018

...anyway. Here's my community ballot for this year. Keep in mind I'm pretty biased towards the Toronto region, so I won't really be able to discuss anyone who mostly stays in Ottawa or other places. 1. Joe Su Joe is absolutely deserving of the number one spot here. He has always gone above and beyo...
by Calculus?
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 7168

Re: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition

It occurs to me that one of the reasons we may have a problem with women in quizbowl could stem from the fact that when a prominent male player makes a series of sexist, homophobic and transphobic posts, people who express discomfort with those posts are blown off because the content is “funny”, and...
by Calculus?
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 3380

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

Hello Canada! :cool: The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club is pleased to announce our third annual two-day mirror of HSNCT, which will take place over the weekend of July 7th and 8th. The tournament will take place on U of T campus in Sidney Smith Hall (100 Saint George Street). The tournam...
by Calculus?
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 26845

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

Just wondering when hosts can expect payment for this, I have confirmed with all schools at the Toronto site that they’ve paid but I haven’t heard anything from ACF yet.
by Calculus?
Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Regular Season Tournaments
Topic: Ontario Provincial Champs -- March 24, 2018 at uToronto
Replies: 1
Views: 1486

Re: Ontario Provincial Champs -- March 24, 2018 at uToronto

Please note that the field is now capped at 11 teams leaving one space left for anyone else who wishes to register.
by Calculus?
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7655

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

The "onus of responsibility" that has been touched on by others in this thread is something that really resonates with me. I'm not a very social person. Directly talking one-on-one to most people, especially people I don't know, is exhausting and makes me anxious, and I'm pretty sure I come off as ...
by Calculus?
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum
Replies: 35
Views: 7655

Re: We Need an Alternative to the Women in Quizbowl Forum

I suppose the issues feed off each other, but I was originally suggesting that more women in leadership positions within the quizbowl community would attract more women to the community. As an empirical matter, this has been correct in my experience (when Sarita Jamil became president our gender re...
by Calculus?
Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: OHIP Trash: Soins de santé gratuits @ Toronto (2018/01/21)
Replies: 0
Views: 1173

OHIP Trash: Soins de santé gratuits @ Toronto (2018/01/21)

Hello Canada! The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club is pleased to announce a mirror of the Ohio Trash set happening on Sunday, January 21st. This is the Sunday after our ACF Regionals tournament. More info on this set can be found here . This tournament will take place in Sidney Smith Hall,...
by Calculus?
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Toronto (2018/01/20)
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Toronto (2018/01/20)

The field for this is now capped at 11, meaning there are 2 spots remaining.
by Calculus?
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Toronto (2018/01/20)
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Toronto (2018/01/20)

Rein Otsason is now the TD of this tournament. All contact info here has been changed to his. You don't need to re-communicate to him anything you've already told me re: registrations, etc. as I will pass the info on.
by Calculus?
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Do You Run Your Club
Replies: 19
Views: 4526

Re: How Do You Run Your Club

On another note, something I didn't think to ask up above, how do you go about preparing younger members for future leadership? I know that probably this upcoming year if not for sure the one after that the MSU club will have an entirely new e-board. Now I know there is no way I could figure out th...
by Calculus?
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Do You Run Your Club
Replies: 19
Views: 4526

Re: How Do You Run Your Club

I outlined most of the labour division above, but I will add that in general I don't handle travel/accommodations arrangements for non-first year players. I expect that most of our members know how to be adults and arrange their own travel, although I will inquire about rides, who has space for peo...
by Calculus?
Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: How Do You Run Your Club
Replies: 19
Views: 4526

Re: How Do You Run Your Club

I run the Toronto club. To answer your questions: The structure of our exec has been shuffled around quite a bit over the past few years. Currently, we have a president (me) and a Treasurer/VP. In future this could be expanded into two positions but currently what we're doing is working fine. The Tr...
by Calculus?
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Toronto (2018/01/20)
Replies: 4
Views: 1862

2018 ACF Regionals @ Toronto (2018/01/20)

Hello Canada and surrounding area! The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club is pleased to announce that it will be hosting this year's iteration of ACF Regionals, which will occur on January 20th, 2018, at Sidney Smith Hall (100 Saint George Street). The tournament will begin at 9:00 AM sharp ...
by Calculus?
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toronto Novice HS Tournament - NAQT IS-169A (Dec. 2, 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

Re: Toronto Novice HS Tournament - NAQT IS-169A (Dec. 2, 201

Here is the logistics email I sent out to teams: LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION The tournament will be taking place at Sidney Smith Hall (100 Saint George Street) on the U of T St. George campus. For those who have never been, it’s the building with an enormous banner reading “Arts & Science” on it. Ou...
by Calculus?
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toronto Novice HS Tournament - NAQT IS-169A (Dec. 2, 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

Re: Toronto Novice HS Tournament - NAQT IS-169A (Dec. 2, 201

Post has been updated with location, time, and field cap. If you have not confirmed with me how many teams you will be bringing, please do so ASAP as the field is almost full.

EDIT: I have removed the field cap. Please continue to register.
by Calculus?
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 26845

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

cruzeiro wrote: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?
Likewise, I registered a team for Toronto and need a distribution.
by Calculus?
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 18945

Re: ACF Fall - November 4th, 2017

Gautam wrote: Invoices have started going out over the last couple of days.
When will we be able to expect the Canadian invoices to go out?
by Calculus?
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Toronto Novice HS Tournament - NAQT IS-169A (Dec. 2, 2017)
Replies: 2
Views: 1394

Toronto Novice HS Tournament - NAQT IS-169A (Dec. 2, 2017)

Hello Canada! The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club is pleased to announce our annual high school novice tournament, which will take place on December 2nd, 2017 on the University of Toronto St. George Campus. The tournament will take place in Sidney Smith Hall, with control as room 2127. Pl...
by Calculus?
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Re: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)

Info about Sunday: We will be running Eyes That Do Not See in the morning, followed by lunch, followed by BUMPY in the afternoon. We will start at 10:30 and both tournaments are free of charge. Please try to be there on time in the morning and to come back from lunch on time if you're staying for th...
by Calculus?
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Re: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)

Hello! This is your logistics post for EFT this Saturday, presented to you in a convenient FAQ style format. Q: Where are we meeting on Saturday? A: We are meeting in GB 244. This is on the second floor of the Galbraith building at 35 Saint George Street, just north of College Street. Please consult...
by Calculus?
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Re: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)

The field now has 11 teams and is therefore full. If you are still interested in fielding a team, let me know and I will waitlist you in case of a drop.
by Calculus?
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)
Replies: 5
Views: 3293

Re: EFT @ University of Toronto (October 14th, 2017)

Post updated with locations and field cap. Due to October 14th apparently being an extremely popular day to host events at U of T, all our normal tournament buildings were completely booked. As a result, we have been placed in GB, and all our rooms are actually lecture theatres so get ready for that.
by Calculus?
Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 22
Views: 7293

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

Hey, just wondering what the status of this is? We're looking for side events to mirror on EFT Sunday (Oct. 15) and would like to do this if it'll be ready by that time.
by Calculus?
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Use of the Term "Trivia"
Replies: 4
Views: 1950

Re: Use of the Term "Trivia"

At Toronto we're registered as the "Academic Trivia Club" and promote ourselves as such at the annual clubs fair, where last year we got around 100 signups, so it seems to be working for us. That said, a lot of our interest does come from people who played Reach for the Top, which is incontrovertib...
by Calculus?
Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

Hey, hope everyone had a great time at this, I certainly did. Notes: About half the players showed up after 9:00 AM which, honestly, was rude and inconvenient to me and to the people who did show up on time. If you decide to commit to a double weekend, it's your responsibility to either go to bed on...
by Calculus?
Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: 6IXGOD
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

Re: 6IXGOD

I am EXTREMELY excited for this and will be writing for it. Looking for a teammate, preferably someone who grew up in the GTA/lives in an area I do not.

iangreig wrote: pack s
hmmm
by Calculus?
Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

This is a copy of the email I just sent out to people whose emails I have: LOCATION AND TRANSPORTATION This tournament will take place in Sidney Smith Hall (100 Saint George Street) on U of T campus. For those who have never been, it’s the building with an enormous banner reading “Arts & Science” on...
by Calculus?
Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

Registration for this will be closed Tuesday night. Please have your teams registered by then or you will not be given a spot.
by Calculus?
Sat Aug 05, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)
Replies: 20
Views: 10780

Re: 2017 Early Fall Tournament (EFT)

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Updated the original post with a list of sites. Please let me know if you're interested in bidding!
Toronto is confirmed for hosting this right? We're not on the list in the original post.
by Calculus?
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

Hi. Given that only 3 of the 4 teams I have listed here are actually confirmed, I need at least one more definite registration for this by the end of the weekend for this mirror to proceed. If you have a team or are interested in playing with me, please let me know. EDIT: Ok, looks like we're good f...
by Calculus?
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)
Replies: 14
Views: 4541

Re: 2017 Div I ICT Mirror at Toronto (July 29th, 2017)

I was only there on Sunday, but this was fun and I would do it again. Thanks Paul!
by Calculus?
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 7168

Re: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition

I think another thing is to acknowledge that they're going to be new to QB too. Play lower-level packets the first few meetings to encourage new people to join. Explain to them that this is warm up, and things can get harder. Have separate teams, or have one night a week be beginner practice, and o...
by Calculus?
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 7168

Re: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition

Some of the things described in this thread (rating women on their appearance, jokes of a sexual nature, etc.) are behaviors that would be unacceptable in most of the real world; those behaviors are considered sexual harassment and people get fired for them all the time. I think it would be complet...
by Calculus?
Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Women in quizbowl discussion
Topic: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition
Replies: 28
Views: 7168

Re: Women in Quizbowl 2017 Edition

Firstly, I'm going to paste my comment on Chloe's Facebook post pertaining to university QB here: ------------------ Wish I could say this kind of behaviour goes away when you reach the university level but unfortunately, (here at least) it seems to persist, only as players mature it simply seems to...
by Calculus?
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)
Replies: 6
Views: 2983

Re: Super ACRONYM Mirror @ Toronto (Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017)

Post updated with locations.
by Calculus?
Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 5787

Re: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)

Stats for FTP2 can be found here. Note that one scoresheet went missing so it isn't included there. Thanks Aaron for doing them!
by Calculus?
Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)
Replies: 18
Views: 5787

Re: 2-day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 8th-9th, 2017)

Hello, here are thoughts on this weekend: Apologies: We did start about a half hour late on Saturday for which I apologize. We also ended up going over our booked time (7 PM) for the rooms so were kicked out and had to move elsewhere on both days, I will make sure to book us for a longer period of t...