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by Camelopardalis
Thu May 08, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”
Replies: 28
Views: 16635

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

With regards to quizbowl, I think many Canadian teams (especially in Ontario) are aware of it. It’s easy to find through Google searches, and word spreads at tournaments. Teams are just not attending , whether by choice or other factors (not available in region, teacher can’t go, finances, too diff...
by Camelopardalis
Thu May 08, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”
Replies: 28
Views: 16635

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

bsmith wrote:Top 3 players: Dino Zincone (“The whiz kid who beat Harper”), David Thorsley, Adam Goldenberg
If you did a top 5, do you think it would include Sinan Ulusoy and Peter Burton?
by Camelopardalis
Mon May 05, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: An unofficial history of “Reach for the Top”
Replies: 28
Views: 16635

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

Ben, this is great and very useful. This is especially true for young players trying to understand the context of Reach, and understanding the difficulties of growing quizbowl under auspices of a large organization that still carries a flame in the hearts of many Canadians. Thank you on behalf of th...
by Camelopardalis
Sat Apr 26, 2014 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)
Replies: 155
Views: 59664

Re: Lederberg 2: Daughter Cell (3/29/14)

During the Josh Alman issue, I vaguely remember someone calculating a probability that such a statline could be posted by a player of similar calibre. Truthfully I don't remember the exact methodology, but it was something like "Josh Alman was 13 standard deviations outside of normal improvement rat...
by Camelopardalis
Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7393

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

Saint John/Moncton NB. I agree with Ben that this is an awesome idea, I'm sure many Canadian quizbowlers will support your cause. I also agree that the Maritimes would be a great place to have a circuit, and it's already easily one of the strongest Reach regions on a per capita basis. - NB has hist...
by Camelopardalis
Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7393

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

If this does occur, I would strongly encourage it to hold it in Toronto. It's by far the most populated region in Canada, and has a large number of Reach schools. The strong Ottawa teams (e.g. Colonel By, Lisgar, Bell) would almost certainly attend a Toronto-hosted nationals anyways; no need to hol...
by Camelopardalis
Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7393

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

This is a fascinating thread, and I'd really like to dive in to this discussion in a constructive way. Unfortunately, I can't until tomorrow for school reasons. Without fully going in to the comments above, NAQT has offered a "Best Canadian Team" award at the HSNCT for several years, but has never h...
by Camelopardalis
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?

Reach for the Top is just someone else's weird party, at this point. It seems to serve a completely separate function and separate audience from quizbowl. I agree with this wholly. But given that Reach's party is very large, I think that growing our party aggressively and separately from Reach is i...
by Camelopardalis
Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 3635

Re: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?

I'd argue at this stage in the game that, while frustrating, to keep bothering with Reach, even though the money is ridiculous (but nobody ever knows about it since at most schools admin handles it without blinking and the students never hear about it) and this is prejudicial to going to more tourn...
by Camelopardalis
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Canadian SCT Region 2 at the University of Toronto
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: 2012 NAQT Canadian SCT Region 2 at the University of Toronto

Also, thanks to Max, Eric, Rico, Bobby, and all of the staff; this was a really well-run tournament and we had a great time. I still can't believe how many close games there were...a great reminder of why quizbowl is so great.
by Camelopardalis
Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2012 NAQT Canadian SCT Region 2 at the University of Toronto
Replies: 17
Views: 4204

Re: 2012 NAQT Canadian SCT Region 2 at the University of Toronto

While people wait for stats, I have it from a staffer there that Guelph won Div. 1 and Toronto won Div. 2. I can confirm that Guelph won Div 1. Guelph: 10-2 Toronto: 7-5 McMaster: 4-8 Western: 3-9 Top scorers included, in no particular order, Chris Lionel (Toronto), Jay Misuk (McMaster), and Jeremy...
by Camelopardalis
Fri Aug 05, 2011 1:41 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 7663

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Also, which locations will ONQBA be targeting for potential hosts of high school tournaments this year? I realize it's early, just wondering what ideas everyone has at this point. Toronto...Hamilton Man, I would really like to see that. Those are possibly the best non-Ottawa locations for tournamen...
by Camelopardalis
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 7663

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

So even though concrete planning surely hasn't happened by this point, I'm curious - what high school tournament(s) does your school have planned this year? Jj said something about a Waterloo tournament, and I assume Ottawa will continue to host the oldest high school quizbowl tournament in Canada, ...
by Camelopardalis
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:35 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 7663

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Monocle wrote:
Camelopardalis wrote:Any word on results?
Right above your post:
How on earth did I miss that? Anyway, congratulations to our new exec, I'm sure they'll do a great job. Also, a huge thank you to Daniel for serving as election officer!
by Camelopardalis
Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 7663

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Any word on results?
by Camelopardalis
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 27329

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

To help answer the question above, I've found a few examples where users are banned by admins and mods while in debates with admins and mods. In all examples, other posters who violate rules, but back the moderators' points, go unbanned, while those who violate rules, but attack those points, are ba...
by Camelopardalis
Tue Jul 12, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules
Replies: 96
Views: 27329

Re: Discussion of hsquizbowl.org's rules

Certainly, moderators ought to have liberties with regard to telling people how to post and responding to tone (as opposed to just content), since that's an integral part of warning people of rule violations and doing their jobs. But I think one of the issues is that moderators, as participants in t...
by Camelopardalis
Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Most Surprising Teams?
Replies: 23
Views: 11019

Re: Most Surprising Teams?

I think the shorthanded UWO team that finished second at 2008 DII ICT was a bit shocking. In hindsight, the team featured two great quizbowlers, Will Nediger and Peter Burton, but at the time they appeared to be just three Canadian freshmen fresh off playing Reach for the Top (a speedcheck format) w...
by Camelopardalis
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: ONQBA 2011-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 7663

Re: ONQBA 2011-2012

Who exactly will be allowed to vote in this election? Does the "having staffed an Ontario tournament" (within some timeframe?) requirement to be a voting member apply currently? Will it just be whoever's been added to the Facebook group? (Sorry if this was made clear somewhere else and I couldn't f...
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Lisgar A wins outright with a record of 9-0. Bell wins the tiebreaker against Lisgar B to take 2nd place. Full stats and write-up should be up soon.
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:Who did Lisgar B lose to?
Woburn A, 270-170.
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

EDIT: Standings heading into the final round are: 1 Lisgar A - 8-0 2 Lisgar B - 7-1 3 Bell - 6-2 4 Centennial B - 5-3 5 Woburn A - 4-3* - 1 game to be reported 6 Woburn B - 3-4* - 1 game to be reported 7 Woburn C - 3-5 8 Assumption B - 2-6 9 Centennial A - 1-7 10 Assumption A - 0-8 If necessary, an ...
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:What was Centennial "A" (i.e. Daniel's team)'s only loss? And Woburn A's?
Daniel's team (Centennial B) lost a close game to Bell in Round 1, 290-270. Bell pulled ahead from 260-270 on the last tossup for the win.
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Sure. Games have restarted, and Lisgar A and Lisgar are both 5-0 heading into Round 6.

EDIT: After Round 6, Lisgar B is now 5-1.
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:EDIT: When do Lisgar A and B play?
Round 9 (the last round).
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

At lunch, we're through four rounds. Lisgar A and Lisgar B are tied for first with records of 4-0. Standings Lisgar A - 4-0 Lisgar B - 4-0 Centennial B - 3-1 Woburn A - 2-2 Bell - 2-2 Woburn B - 2-2 Assumption B - 2-2 Centennial - 1-3 Assumption A - 0-4 Woburn C - 0-4 Top Individuals Daniel Carter, ...
by Camelopardalis
Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Round 1 is now underway. 10 teams from 5 schools will play a full round-robin, and updates will be posted here regularly. Though the quantity of teams is so-so (understandable, given the lateness and short notices), the quality is very high!
by Camelopardalis
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

What time are you looking for this to end/what time will the meeting regarding an Ontario High School Quiz Bowl group take place? We're looking to end around 5pm, and we finished before that last year. As for the meeting, I'm not sure - right after? We have the rooms until the evening, so I'm happy...
by Camelopardalis
Mon May 30, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

Thanks Brian and Ben, the moderator list has been updated.
by Camelopardalis
Sun May 29, 2011 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

This tournament is actively seeking moderators with experience in or knowledge of NAQT formats. Please contact me at greenwoc AT uoguelph DOT ca for details about moderating. We have a place to stay if you need it (but it may be a couch or floor), unless you'd prefer to stay at a hotel. I'll reitera...
by Camelopardalis
Sun May 29, 2011 4:23 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

Re: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

This post is reserved for field updates.

Field (as of June 6):
Bell HS, Ottawa (1)
Woburn CI, Toronto (3)
Centennial CVI, Guelph (2)
Lisgar CI, Ottawa (2-3)
Assumption HS, Hamilton (2)

Other Interested teams (as of June 6):
Sir Winston Churchill (?)
by Camelopardalis
Sun May 29, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph
Replies: 28
Views: 4546

2011 NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship - June 11, Guelph

The University of Guelph Quizbowl Team is proud to announce that it will host the second annual NAQT Ontario Provincial Championship on June 11, 2011 in Guelph, ON . This tournament will serve as an opportunity all Ontario high school quiz teams to compete for a provincial championship on tossup/bon...
by Camelopardalis
Thu May 26, 2011 3:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]
Replies: 14
Views: 2047

Re: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]

That tournament would also be the most practical place to finally establish the Ontario quizbowl association idea that has been floating around for a couple years now. Obviously, I would be highly supportive of this. 4. What combines the above? I'd be very supportive of the establishment of a new g...
by Camelopardalis
Thu May 26, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]
Replies: 14
Views: 2047

Re: BLASTOISE @ Guelph [After Ontario NAQT Provs.]

So it's looking like the 11th works best. We're confirming with our booking department and NAQT, so we should have an announcement and invitations out shortly.
by Camelopardalis
Thu Apr 14, 2011 2:18 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5300

Re: Ontario 2010-11

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:all the horrendous questions on hippos
It's a terrible sign that I know Patrick isn't kidding. What did it ask for? Their mean weight? Jaw size? List question on types of boats they flip over?
by Camelopardalis
Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011
Replies: 22
Views: 7678

Re: Free Tournament at Wofford College 2/26/2011

If we're doing sports analogies, a more pertinent one may be the FIFA World Cup, where unique groups are assembled from a different field each time it is played (like a quizbowl tournament). That tournament uses seeding to generate its groups, since the organizers realize that it would be unfair to ...
by Camelopardalis
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 12, 2011)
Replies: 61
Views: 13618

Re: Penn Bowl 2011 (February 12, 2011)

Thanks to Mehdi and the rest of the great Penn staff who helped to run this tournament, which featured good questions and organization. We had an excellent time, easily deserving of the lengthy drive, and we look forward to future editions of Penn Bowl!
by Camelopardalis
Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 3927

Re: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)

I consulted NAQT on that protest; their ruling (that it was too late) was consistent with their official rules. Oh, I'm certainly not implying that you made the wrong decision; like I said above, I thought all protests were dealt with perfectly. I'm just wondering if the possibility of situations l...
by Camelopardalis
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 3927

Re: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)

Oh, I forgot to add, our team does have one sort of general question relating to quizbowl rules, which arose during this tournament. It's certainly not a complaint by any means, just a matter of clarification. Let's say the following situation occurs: in University's game against College (won by Col...
by Camelopardalis
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)
Replies: 21
Views: 3927

Re: Region 2 SCT at Ottawa (February 5, 2011)

Thanks to everyone who made this tournament happen. Brendan, Britney, and the rest of the Ottawa/Lisgar teams deserve a lot of credit for making this large event run so smoothly - protests/ties were dealt with quickly, lunch was handled very efficiently, and the game rooms were great as well. Most o...
by Camelopardalis
Sun Feb 06, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11
Replies: 52
Views: 11617

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl Trash III @ UPenn 2/13/11

Just out of curiosity, what are the expected start and end times of the tournament? We would definitely love to play in this, but we also have a bit of a drive on Sunday.
by Camelopardalis
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th
Replies: 54
Views: 11142

Re: TERP Mirror at McMaster October 30th

I know I mentioned this on Facebook previously, but just in case, we'll be attending with 1 team of 3 players and 1 buzzer set. Thanks!
by Camelopardalis
Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5300

Re: Ontario 2010-11

Pat! I was wondering when someone would post in this. Also, will the 2011 NAQT ON Prov. QB use an IS-A or and IS set? It will almost definitely be using an IS set. A pretty significant proportion of teams at last year's iteration had >16ppb (possibly even as high as 80%), so I think we'll be moving ...
by Camelopardalis
Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."
Replies: 74
Views: 20007

Re: "This makes me feel stupid. I don't think i'm coming back."

I find it incredibly bothersome that students who are excelling in IB and AP programs, receiving 4s and 5s on AP Exams, and graduating with 4.0 GPAs aren't learning the most basic information that appears in the high school quiz bowl canon. Why is this? Is this really that surprising though? I mean...
by Camelopardalis
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:27 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Western Canada 2010-11
Replies: 3
Views: 1060

Western Canada 2010-11

I think most of Western Canada exclusively plays Reach for the Top, but I've heard rumblings of a NASAT team in British Columbia and a proposed NAQT tournament in Winnipeg, so I figure this thread is worth starting. It would be interesting to hear from some people in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, or ...
by Camelopardalis
Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2010-11
Replies: 27
Views: 5300

Ontario 2010-11

With September almost here, I thought I'd do a quick glance at the various regions of Ontario. There are some regions I don't know that much about, and I've probably forgotten several good teams, so I apologize in advance! EDIT: For any Ontario teams reading this, if you need any help with tournamen...
by Camelopardalis
Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sports Discussion
Replies: 7
Views: 840

Re: Sports Discussion

So I guess I missed the mark a bit with the hockey I wrote for CULT. Honestly, I'm really sorry; I shouldn't have overestimated the amount of coverage hockey gets. That said, this was my first stab at a tournament like this, so it would be awesome to hear some question-specific feedback. I'd be happ...
by Camelopardalis
Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 42985

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)

The room numbers Ben posted above are all correct. The room reservations have been extended until 10pm. Also, Andy was supposed to pick up a set of keys to open the building early, but since that seems like it's not going to happen, I can meet someone in Ottawa (Ben?) to drop off the set of keys tha...