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

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

Post by minusfive » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:32 pm

Ottawa: Canada's Quizbowl Destination. Our mayor doesn't smoke crack (or at least doesn't get caught), and our city's team(s) sometimes win in the playoffs (looking at you, Cleveland!). In any case, we hope you'll join us for...

A mirror of the popular VCU Open Tournament. We'll also be trying to honor all requests for side-events that haven't made their way up north yet!

Main Deets:
Date: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Time: 9 AM SHARP
Location: uOttawa Main Campus, Building TBA
Prizes: Oh yeah!
Hosts/Readers/Scorekeepers: Awesome!

Fee Structure:
Base Fee: $120
Discounts:
Early Entry (before August 1st): $-10
Buzzers (Max of 2 per team): $-10
Distance Discount: $-15
All-HS-Team: $-15
Dedicated Reader (Must be Avail Every Round): $-20
Minimum Fee: $40

To register, or for any questions/issues, please contact me at "jpalm010" "@" "uottawa.ca" There's also a facebook group to join and invite friends to. Looking forward to seeing you there!
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by Theodore » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:05 pm

Could we please play Geography Monstrosity 5 as a side event? I'm not sure whether the set is even available for mirrors or not (I can't seem to find any records of past mirrors), but I would be greatly interested in this.
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:10 pm

I would be happy to provide GM5 as a side event.
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by minusfive » Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:05 pm

TedGan wrote:Could we please play Geography Monstrosity 5 as a side event? I'm not sure whether the set is even available for mirrors or not (I can't seem to find any records of past mirrors), but I would be greatly interested in this.
Pleased to confirm that Geo Monstrosity 5 will be mirrored at this event. There will be no fee but a canned good donation to play would mark one out as a good person (or at least good for this reason).
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by bsmith » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:08 am

I can be a free agent or reader for the main tournament (whichever is a more pressing need) and I'd like to play the side event.
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by adosreme » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:22 am

I should be coming from Toronto to play this. Looking for teammates as usual.
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by Taper or die. Can you do any less? » Fri Jul 26, 2013 1:17 pm

I certainly intend to be there, although I don't know whether an entire "Waterloo" team will be coming down (probably not).

My attendance is also contingent on flight schedules and such, so only consider me as "interested" now.
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by the third garrideb » Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:31 pm

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

Post by minusfive » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:58 pm

Just a reminder that this is happening this weekend, Saturday, at 9 am SHARP. Dennis Beeby will be our valiant Tournament Director.
Games will be played in the Faculty of Social Sciences Building (same building as Delta Burke and Ottawa Hybrid) and potentially the University Centre. but I won't steal Dennis's thunder by describing more logistics than that.

I believe there are a couple of teams with open slots if there is still interest.

Looking forward to seeing you there,

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

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:47 pm

I'm playing with ADR and Ben Smith (if there's sufficient staff without him). Anyone who wants to join us is welcome to, just shoot me an email or a PM.
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by cruzeiro » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:04 pm

Please meet at Faculty of Social Sciences Building (FSS) 1006 on Saturday morning. Players, please arrive by 9:00 (‪#‎9amsharp‬), staff, aim for 8:45. Because of difficulties with room bookings over the summer, our rooms are split between the FSS building and the University Centre; fortunately, these are very close to each other. More details about this on Saturday morning.

Our field is as follows, barring any last-minute changes:

Carleton University
Patrick Liao and friends
Brendan McKendy and friends
Waterloo
McMaster
Colonel By HS
Earl of March HS
Ottawa House

Geography Monstrosity will be happening after the main tournament.

See you all Saturday morning at 9AM, in FSS 1006!
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by cruzeiro » Sat Aug 17, 2013 8:45 pm

Congratulations to the team of Patrick Liao, Ben Smith, Aaron dos Remedios and Jennifer for going a perfect 10-0 to win our mirror of VCU Open. The teams of Huma Zafar and Brendan McKendy, and the Ottawa house team tied for second at 6-4.

Jay Misuk defeated myself in the final of Geography Monstrosity 5 held afterwards.

Full stats will be up later tonight for both tournaments. Thank you to everyone who came!

Also, to anyone from Earl of March on the off chance you read this, we have your buzzers as you forgot them!
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by cruzeiro » Sun Aug 18, 2013 12:01 am

The stats for VCU Open are available here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1595/

For Geography Monstrosity, we had eight teams. These were split into two pods of four, and each team played all the other teams in their pod. On the final (fourth) packet, we played off each team against the team that finished in the same position in the other pod as a crossover game. Stats are available here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1596/

Again, thank you very much to everyone who came today, and congratulations to the winners!
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by bsmith » Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:11 am

I think you generated the stats in an old version of Mac SQBS (the wacky tables in the details page). I'm not at my main computer today to check if the latest version fixed that, but I'll know tomorrow.

Anyway, thanks to the organizers, writers, and participants for the tournaments.
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Re: VCU Open Mirror, Ottawa (Canada), August 17, 2013

Post by cruzeiro » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:07 am

bsmith wrote:I think you generated the stats in an old version of Mac SQBS (the wacky tables in the details page). I'm not at my main computer today to check if the latest version fixed that, but I'll know tomorrow.

Anyway, thanks to the organizers, writers, and participants for the tournaments.
It appears to be the same problem described by various individuals here here (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... =6&t=12556), so I have reuploaded the stats using the last release you linked in that thread (Oct. 2012 release). If there's still a problem with the stats, let me know.
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