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by Sigurd
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re: NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)

Just to ensure that there are no mistakes tomorrow, this tournament will take place on the 4th floor of MC, not RCH as previously reported. The opening meeting will be in MC4045 at 8:30AM tomorrow!

See you all there!
by Sigurd
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

Re: NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)

A few updates: A soft field cap of 4/8 is in play for this site. This will, of course, be expanded if there is sufficient interest to expand the field. A house team will be fielded in Division I (assuming the tournament has sufficient staff in order to run, as this is required before fielding any ho...
by Sigurd
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)
Replies: 5
Views: 1972

NAQT SCT@UWaterloo (3/2/2018)

Hello Canada! And Quizbowl Fans from the United States and (Not) Newfoundland! UWaterloo Quizbowl is pleased to announce that the Canadian site of NAQT's Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT) will be held at the University of Waterloo on the (hopefully) lovely winter Saturday of February 3rd, 2018...
by Sigurd
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: DonDeLillo (WAO II) @ University of Waterloo (18/11/2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 1167

DonDeLillo (WAO II) @ University of Waterloo (18/11/2017)

Hello Canada and quizbowl fans from the United States and (not) Newfoundland! Waterloo is pleased to announce we will be hosting the Canadian Site of DonDeLilo open this coming Saturday November 18th. This tournament will be taking place in RCH (JR Coutts Engineering Lecutre Hall), where most of our...
by Sigurd
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: September University Novice @Waterloo (23/09/2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

Re: September University Novice @Waterloo (23/09/2017)

This post has been updated with a location, start time and field. The tournament will take place on the second floor of JR Coutts Lecture Hall (RCH), not MC as originally reported. RCH 204 will be the control room and the opening meeting will be at 10AM. Additionally, due to buzzer constraints, the ...
by Sigurd
Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: September University Novice @Waterloo (23/09/2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1042

September University Novice @Waterloo (23/09/2017)

Hello Southern Ontario, and quizbowl fans from Upstate New York and Newfoundland! Waterloo is hosting the annual iteration of the southern Ontario novice tournament on Saturday September 23. We are pleased to announce we will be using the SUN set written by various Floridian quizbowlers for this yea...
by Sigurd
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 31852

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Fine Arts (3/3) 1/1 – Auditory Fine Arts 1/1 – Visual Fine Arts 1/1 – Other Fine Arts (1 each on Other Visual and Other Audio) Can we get some elaboration on this? It doesn't make sense to me to have 1/1 Audio and 1/1 Visual and then have the last 1/1 be Other Audio and Other Visual. Am I to assume...
by Sigurd
Tue Jun 27, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 2017)
Replies: 77
Views: 31852

Re: Don DeLillo Presents WAO II Global Announcement (Nov. 20

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:15 y/n
There will be powers!
by Sigurd
Fri May 19, 2017 1:44 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 40
Views: 18878

Re: 2017-18 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.

Anyone interested in collaborating on a WAO-style packet sub tournament? I'd be interested in organizing/editing AFA+History+(If necessary) random other stuff.
by Sigurd
Sat Apr 22, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)
Replies: 51
Views: 11025

Re: ACF Nationals Travel Liveblog- Featuring Max (and Kai)

Mewto55555 wrote:"Ben Zhang appears to have added more myth to the ACF Nationals schedule then he did to last year's ACF Regionals set" -- John Lawrence
Please continue with this savagery!
by Sigurd
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History
Replies: 58
Views: 26760

Re: Greatest Upsets in Quizbowl History

Surprised to see Northwestern's performance in the ICT Playoffs hasn't been mentioned here. Scoring four upsets in a row (Yale, Maryland, Chicago, Stanford) to make the final must be considered among the greatest upsets listed here. Possibly the greatest considering the strength of the top teams (an...
by Sigurd
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Waterloo's Newfoundland Celebratory Tournament (EMT) 01/04
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Re: Waterloo's Newfoundland Celebratory Tournament (EMT) 01/

The field has been filled to 6 and is now capped. This includes an exhibition team consisting of non-eligible players, while some objections were raised to this, I believe it is a good alternative to having a five team field (teams will now get 2 more games) and it has been approved by the editors. ...
by Sigurd
Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Second Summer Open?
Replies: 15
Views: 5325

Re: The Second Summer Open?

A packet sub open would be very popular in Canada [And no, I'm not talking about VETO]...
by Sigurd
Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27254

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

Canada is interested in a mirror of Cambridge Open, possibly in the near future. What would the mirror fee be for Cambridge Open and whom could I contact to further discuss a mirror of it?
by Sigurd
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) Announcement
Replies: 3
Views: 2326

Re: Spring Undergraduate Novice (SUN) Announcement

Are you open to having mirrors on this set as late as September? (i.e. Having it during the usual collegiate novice timeframe)
by Sigurd
Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Waterloo's Newfoundland Celebratory Tournament (EMT) 01/04
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Waterloo's Newfoundland Celebratory Tournament (EMT) 01/04

Introduction The University of Waterloo is pleased to announce that we will be mirroring the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament on Saturday April 1st. Though the set will be EMT, we are calling this tournament "UWaterloo's Newfoundland Celebratory Tournament" to celebrate the fact our 10th province joi...
by Sigurd
Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 21646

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Hey Paul Kasinski and myself (a former free agent) are now a team for the Skype Mirror.

What time do you expect to begin on Sunday?
Thanks!
by Sigurd
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion
Replies: 90
Views: 10978

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals - specific-question discussion

I don't know which packet it was in, but whoever wrote the Rhine tossup using clues from the Ring Cycle made my day!
by Sigurd
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ICT bids
Replies: 157
Views: 28364

Re: 2017 ICT bids

e - x - p - a - n - d -- t - h - e -- f - i - e - l - d Next year, if you must! It is for the greater good! I fear that the 2017 D2 champion will not qualify for the 2018 D1 ICT at this rate. Expanding the field won't do *that* much if some of these truly ridiculous bids keep getting handed out. Es...
by Sigurd
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after)
Replies: 35
Views: 15399

Re: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after

Will a discussion forum be made available for this event?
by Sigurd
Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21

Annnddd at lunch we have a three way Circle between Toronto, McGill and Joe Su's open team, who handed Toronto their first loss of the year. A second round robin to come starting at 2PM. Enjoy your paninos!
by Sigurd
Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Re: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21

This tournament will feature a playing of a FESTIVUS side event following the conclusion of WAO on Saturday evening. In order to decide which to play, I have created a spreadsheet for voting Here! Please put your name next to the packets you are interested in, and I'll attempt to draw up an agreeabl...
by Sigurd
Tue Dec 27, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza
Replies: 46
Views: 14332

Re: 1st annual JAKOB: Online History Extravaganza

Will this be available for offline mirrors? If so, on which date will it become available? In any case I hope to play it at some point, though I am certainly not skilled enough to play with the people currently signed up.
by Sigurd
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: WHAT(IS-162) at University of Waterloo (Feb. 11, 2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

WHAT(IS-162) at University of Waterloo (Feb. 11, 2017)

Hello! This is an announcement for the first ever Waterloo Hibernal Academic Tournament (WHAT) also known as Waterloo's Premiere Introductory Regular-difficulty Gathering, which will take place on February 11th 2017 . It will be played on the 13 pack version of NAQT's IS-162, with Canadian content a...
by Sigurd
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

WAO at University of Waterloo-January 21

Hello! This is an announcement for the Canadian site of The Brief Wonderous Tournament of WAO (WAO standing for Will Alston Open) which will be taking place at University of Waterloo on Saturday, January 21. The location for this tournament will be the third floor of Douglas Wright Engineering Build...
by Sigurd
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4
Replies: 14
Views: 8027

Re: 2017 NAQT SCT: February 4

Could we have an update on when sites will be announced? No one in our circuit has been approached about hosting nor has any idea where it will be. As I'm sure you're aware, many teams will need time to make travel plans and other preparations.
by Sigurd
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

It turns out Toronto A fielded ineligible players for this tournament. As a result, their wins have been vacated and the team from University of Ottawa, has now been awarded the overall title in addition to the UG title, with University of Rochester coming in second for both. Congratulations to Ian,...
by Sigurd
Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

Toronto A cleared the field (surprise surprise) to win the tournament outright. After the round robin, Ottawa had a one-game advantage over Rochester but Rochester elected not to contest the final in the interest of getting home faster, as such Ottawa won UG. This is very sad as a final between the ...
by Sigurd
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

After a few drops, the field is now capped at 12. All teams should have received a logistics email.

The tournament will open at 8:30AM in DWE 1501, it is recommended all teams get here as early as possible to prevent any issues arising due to Waterloo's fall campus visit day which begins at 10AM.
by Sigurd
Tue Nov 01, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 4586

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

Could someone post the Bizet tossup? I think the second line said he wrote "Spirits of the air, Spirits of the Wave" (Esprits de l'air, Esprits de l'onde) in one of his operas. While it is true that this appears in the Pearl Fishers, the more famous useage of that phrase (IMO) is in this aria from E...
by Sigurd
Sat Oct 08, 2016 10:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at UOttawa (Oct 15 2016)
Replies: 9
Views: 3561

Re: Early Fall Tournament (EFT) at UOttawa (Oct 15 2016)

One team from Waterloo will be at this event
by Sigurd
Mon Oct 03, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

In a break from usual procedure, this tournament will be held in J.R. Coutts Engineering Lecture Hall (RCH). The control room will be RCH 207. As was outlined in the OP, the university double booked us with the Faculty of Engineering's events for the university's fall open house. Fortunately, due t...
by Sigurd
Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

Hello everyone! It is great to see all the interest in ACF Fall, however, as a result our field is filling fast. Register your teams (and staffers) quick to ensure you can play this! I think at this point I can also expand the field cap to 16 teams, however you should still register quick! See you a...
by Sigurd
Wed Sep 14, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

Re: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

Field Update
12
House Team
2nd House Team
Ottawa
Toronto A
Toronto B
Toronto C
Case Western
Queens
Rochester
McGill
McMaster
McMaster B


Buzzers/Staffers
13/5
by Sigurd
Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 21646

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

I'm sure Canada will be interested in having a mirror of this :smile:
by Sigurd
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)
Replies: 14
Views: 5550

ACF Fall @ University of Waterloo (05/11/16)

Hello! I am pleased to announce the Canadian site of ACF Fall 2016 , to be held at University of Waterloo on Saturday, 5 November 2016 . ACF Fall is the year's premier introductory-level collegiate quizbowl tournament, and we do hope that you join us at this event. This tournament will almost certai...
by Sigurd
Thu Jul 07, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 8958

Re: VETO 2016 @ University of Toronto (August 6th, 2016)

I would like to register a team consisting of me and some others, looking forward to it.
by Sigurd
Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 27254

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

If NAQT is producing another novice set next year, would it be offered at a more reasonable time (like, September)? We are planning to continue producing a Collegiate Novice Series. Exact timeline to be determined (the September dates are not always the best with reference to forming new teams at s...
by Sigurd
Fri May 27, 2016 11:19 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Comparison of Quizbowl Writers to Composers
Replies: 3
Views: 4226

Re: Comparison of Quizbowl Writers to Composers

If there was a "Most Pretentious Post of the Year Award" this post would win it unanimously even though it's only May, and I even get the Meistersinger joke here
by Sigurd
Mon May 16, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”
Replies: 28
Views: 13749

Re: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”

Reach for the Top provincials happened this weekend. After going 7-0 in the pools Martingrove CI was first seed with 3100 points, Merivale was second seed as the only other undefeated team. Rounding up the playoff seeds were Lisgar with a very impressive 2830 points despite a touch pool, followed by...
by Sigurd
Tue May 10, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!
Replies: 33
Views: 7594

Re: Canadian Player Poll 2016: We Have Prizes!

Will someone from VCU please come and make a plug for Mr. Akhil Garg!
by Sigurd
Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

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

Six Teams Registered for this tournament, and live stats will be posted throughout the day here http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ive_stats/
by Sigurd
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

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

Hello Everyone! Looking forward to see you all this weekend. The Schedule for the Weekend will be as follows: Meet in MC4040 at 8:30 AM Saturday for a 9AM start of MYSTERIUM. At lunch we will be playing Imaginary Landscapes 3, and to keep things running smoothly there will be a group pizza order whi...
by Sigurd
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Waterloo Trash Tournament (and side-events!) - April 24th
Replies: 6
Views: 2295

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

What are the Michigan State trash packets? Harris Bunker from MSU has written five trash packets under the title FTP (Fuck this Packet). He intended to use them at ICT but did not have enough time to do so. The distribution is 4/4 sports, 4/4 music, 3/3 TV, 3/3 Movies, 3/3 Video Games, 1/1 Internet...
by Sigurd
Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

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

Harris Bunker from MSU has offered a set of five trash packets as a side event which has been put in the updated poll, unfortunately when I remade the poll it cleared the previous one. -________- Anyhow, to help mitigate this issue here are the results as they stood before I edited the poll. Please ...
by Sigurd
Tue Apr 12, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

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

We at Michigan State are interested in playing this. We only have three people, so if anybody wants to join our team, please let me know. EDIT: Also, we can bring a buzzer set. Excellent, glad to have you Michigan State! In the event you don't find your own free agent, there are usually a few that ...
by Sigurd
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 9
Replies: 24
Views: 12998

Re: 2016 NAQT ICT: Chicago, April 9

Not to break up the serial killer chat, but the ending of this tournament looks wonderful Considering the final round of matches has Chicago (10-2)vs Michigan (11-1), Stanford (10-2)vs Yale(10-2), Maryland(10-2) vs Columbia (7-5), and Penn (7-5) vs MIT (6-6). The finals scenario's include: Michigan ...
by Sigurd
Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 15422

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: MYSTERIUM (UMD/Yale), March-April 2016

Northwestern site stats: http://www.qbwiki.com/statistics/2016-mysterium-northwestern/2016-mysterium-northwestern_standings.html Every player with a power, and the low PPB was 20. That was neat. Those are some truly ridiculous stats. 2/3rds of Chicago A's buzzes are powers, Michigan has nearly 24PP...
by Sigurd
Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 5253

Canadian MYSTERIUM Mirror@UWaterloo (April 23,2016)

In keeping with the goal that no tournaments go un-mirrored in Canada, Waterloo will be hosting an OPEN mirror of the Maryland-Yale regular difficulty tournament MYSTERIUM. The tournament will consist of 14 powermarked packets and additional info on the set/distribution can be found here Everyone co...