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by OntarioQuizzer
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: Bill Cullen Memorial Open (all game show set)
Replies: 18
Views: 3958

Re: Announcement: Bill Cullen Memorial Open (all game show set)

Playing the first part of this set, I was quite impressed with its excellent quality; I really look forward to seeing the rest of this set come together.
by OntarioQuizzer
Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mea maxima culpa
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Re: Mea maxima culpa

Yeah, exactly explaining what the heck happened with you would be helpful. Looking back, everything goes back to "announcing the project before I had enough things ready to prevent the project from failing". This probably should have been things from "specifically what date?" "have more questions r...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Mea maxima culpa
Replies: 4
Views: 1521

Mea maxima culpa

I don't know what there is to say, really. There is no rational explanation or excuse for my recent actions except for "I dropped the ball completely". I only ask to the quiz bowl community at large that my own actions not be held against any of the current Guelph squad. Kudos to everyone that took ...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sun Feb 21, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Central Canada (2/20) - University of Guelph
Replies: 12
Views: 2424

Re: ACF Regionals Central Canada (2/20) - University of Guelph

grapesmoker wrote:Can I ask you guys to turn on round-report please?
I'll see what I can do for you. (I wasn't in charge of the stats room, but I have the SQBS file)
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Feb 20, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Central Canada (2/20) - University of Guelph
Replies: 12
Views: 2424

Re: ACF Regionals Central Canada (2/20) - University of Guelph

McMaster A cleared the field by 2 games after a quadruple round robin. Congratulations! Guelph finished 2nd.

Stats can be found here:

http://andysthoughts.com/ACFRegs2010/AC ... dings.html
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010
Replies: 46
Views: 28647

Re: Global announcement: ACF Regionals 2010

grapesmoker wrote: This was definitely an emergency situation in which it would have been good to call me.
I agree. Unfortunately, apparently your phone number was also in a quarantined email, inaccessible to us (leaving us to resort to other methods of attempting to contact the editors).
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: timer delenda est
Replies: 57
Views: 5800

Re: timer delenda est

I bet that teams would shut up quickly if you started applying illegal conferral penalties, no?
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.
Replies: 228
Views: 27889

Re: Welcome to the 2010 SCT discussion.

You see, Mike, that happens when you're on the clock every game...you have to be economical in your choice of words.

(Should this have gone in Jerry's timer thread? ;-) )
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10247

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

Final Division 1 Standings: 1. Toronto A 2. Michigan A (UG) 3. McMaster A 4. Western Ontario (UG) 5. Toronto B 6. Case Western (UG) 7. Rochester (UG) 8. Guelph A 9. Ottawa A 10. RIT Division 1 stats: http://www.andysthoughts.com/NAQT2010/2010_Canada_SCT_Division_1_standings.html (without tiebreakers...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT SCT Canada 2010
Replies: 77
Views: 10247

Re: NAQT SCT Canada 2010

10 Division 1 teams (4 undergrad) and 11 Division 2 teams (1 exhibition) competed today at McMaster University. Very brief results: D1: 12-0 Toronto cleared the field by 3 games. D1UG: 9-3 Michigan (2nd overall) D2: Ottawa took both halves of the advantaged final over Waterloo, 360-310 and 325-320. ...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: URGENT: NAQT SCT Assistance Required
Replies: 1
Views: 578

URGENT: NAQT SCT Assistance Required

The NAQT 888 number is not working for us in Canada; we have a matter that needs attending to. If someone could email me an alternate contact number to andy-at-andysthoughts-dot-com -- long distance charges are not an issue for me.

Thanks!
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Good morning, quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 2539

Re: Good morning, quizbowl

Is there a number other than the 888 # I can call? The 888 number is not working for me up in Canada and I need a number to call.

Long distance is not an issue, my cell plan can call anywhere in North America.
by OntarioQuizzer
Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 44719

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

The Eastern Canada site will be the University of Guelph. Date information coming shortly.
by OntarioQuizzer
Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament)
Replies: 175
Views: 44719

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

Announcing ANGST (Andy's Non-Guerrilla Summer Tournament): EDITORS This set will be edited by me, Andy Saunders, with other subject editors to be announced. QUESTIONS This set will feature, hopefully, at least fifteen packets of twenty tossups and twenty bonuses. I will be editing questions down to ...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Writing Trash for Academic Tournaments
Replies: 30
Views: 3970

Re: Writing Trash for Academic Tournaments

But shouldn't "watched ESPN the past year" be a decent requirement for getting the easy part of a sports bonus? It's not like we write history or science for people who haven't learned a thing about history or science...
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Colleges with active teams
Replies: 22
Views: 7317

Re: Colleges with active teams

But yeah, UK was damn good before Kelly began playing Scrabble professionally.
I'd hesitate to refer to anybody, let alone Kelly McKenzie, as a professional Scrabble player.
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: TRASH Regionals Discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 4917

Re: TRASH Regionals Discussion

Cheynem wrote:I liked the Unger tossup because Carleton negged it for no reason. It was the last question and it allowed us to force overtime, which we won.
TRASH allows overtime now?
by OntarioQuizzer
Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT's agreement with ACUI
Replies: 242
Views: 58176

Re: NAQT's agreement with ACUI

I realize that ACUI's regional system covers Canada; however, there are major issues with this - namely, our circuit is split between Regions 2 and 7. The western half of the circuit is in Region 7, and the eastern half is in Region 2. Additionally, the WHTI makes it significantly more difficult for...
by OntarioQuizzer
Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: What should I tell an ACUI person?
Replies: 27
Views: 3158

Re: What should I tell an ACUI person?

Will this partnership force people to attend SCT only in their ACUI region? If so, there wouldn't be a Canadian tournament, and teams would have to all have passports just to attend when it is held in the other country. I certainly hope that the partnership allows for some sort of "hybrid" arrangem...
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion
Replies: 129
Views: 17881

Re: ACF Fall 2009 Discussion

On moderating and this tournament: - This tournament was an absolute joy to moderate. I was quite impressed that the tossups were, at most, 7 lines long. It was very pleasant not to have to battle through monsters. - A couple of copy/paste issues aside, I was also quite impressed with the packet set...
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice
Replies: 31
Views: 3495

Re: Hey let's talk about OpenOffice

I use OpenOffice all the time and as long as I save my files as .DOC files when I know they're going to be edited by somebody else, I'm fine.
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Ontario Site at McMaster
Replies: 35
Views: 5988

Re: ACF Fall Ontario Site at McMaster

Quick results:

Toronto 12-0
Michigan 10-2

Props to McMaster for another excellently-run event.
by OntarioQuizzer
Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Trash in Academic Tournaments
Replies: 36
Views: 5733

Re: Trash in Academic Tournaments

theMoMA wrote:eight tossups on 1990s Montreal Expos players in one tournament
Andrew, you haven't read through all of the old VETOs, have you?
by OntarioQuizzer
Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Ontario Site at McMaster
Replies: 35
Views: 5988

Re: ACF Fall Ontario Site at McMaster

Ok, so, Thurs. night has arrived. Right now, we've got 2 McMaster teams, I'll assume 2 from Guelph, 3 from Waterloo, 1 from Michigan, 1 from Western, and 1 from UofT. That puts us at 10, which we can bump up to 12 if need be, I'm sure. Anyways, we'll be meeting on the 2nd floor of the student centr...
by OntarioQuizzer
Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Suggested circuit events for a new team
Replies: 24
Views: 7852

Re: Suggested circuit events for a new team

If a response of "We won't be able to play our cross-town rivals unless we're allowed to travel to Canada" doesn't work, I don't know what will. :-)

U of R is allowed to travel to Canada. They do all the time. They're a valued part of our circuit up here, in fact.
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 3347

Re: VETO 2010

Why not just work on introducing a new summer tournament for the Eastern Canadian circuit instead of mirroring "VETO"?
by OntarioQuizzer
Fri Jul 10, 2009 11:50 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Canada '09-'10
Replies: 39
Views: 9504

Re: Canada '09-'10

bsmith wrote:(players keeping track of score on paper is "illegal"? Seriously?).
I would keep track of score on paper and track team stats from the captain's chair when I played. Nobody ever said anything to me about it.
by OntarioQuizzer
Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa
Replies: 71
Views: 22025

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

Jerry:

I won't be playing VETO due to Scrabble commitments. If you need to bounce anything off me, I can be reached at andy-at-andysthoughts-dot-com.
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR
Replies: 80
Views: 10374

Re: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR

Why should the circuit care if there's terrible quizbowl in another country? The argument for railing against atrocious domestic quizbowl is that it drains resources from the circuit's real tournaments, but that's obviously not true for VETO. I guess it sucks for the approximately two teams in Cana...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Jun 06, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR
Replies: 80
Views: 10374

Re: VETO 2009 SW ONTARIO MIRROR

VETO announcements have said for years that we encourage packets with hidden themes, and we have had a bunch of them. If that alone is enough to disqualify VETO from being "taken seriously", then why would someone who's never been to VETO call for changes so that whoever judges these matters will t...
by OntarioQuizzer
Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa
Replies: 71
Views: 22025

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: VETO 7/18/2009 in Vancouver, Hamilton, Ottawa

I recall offering to edit this tournament two iterations ago.

Despite this, I also recall not being approached to edit this iteration.

I think Jerry may have a point, and the community at large here has every right to say what they are currently saying.
by OntarioQuizzer
Wed Apr 15, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 4128

Re: Weekend of Quizbowl Discussion

That's not a very well-written question about Radiohead. Their most famous, best-selling, and most award-winning album O.K. Computer is named halfway through the question, immediately after what many fans consider to be their greatest song, "Paranoid Android." Clue order for college, here, is diffe...
by OntarioQuizzer
Thu Apr 02, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5808

Re: ICT Predictions?

Toronto's better than a 20th-place team, in my opinion. Personally, I think they'll be second-bracket for sure, with an outside shot at the top bracket. Also, I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw that Queen's had qualified. Personally, I think that they'll come 32nd unless somebody shows up sho...
by OntarioQuizzer
Thu Apr 02, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICT Predictions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5808

Re: ICT Predictions?

Toronto's better than a 20th-place team, in my opinion. Personally, I think they'll be second-bracket for sure, with an outside shot at the top bracket.
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Mar 30, 2009 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines
Replies: 100
Views: 14434

Re: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines

Assuming that we have the goal of "wanting to reach as large of an audience as possible", wouldn't such an insular distribution only serve to isolate quiz bowl from the mainstream?
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Mar 30, 2009 7:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines
Replies: 100
Views: 14434

Re: Proposed trash/TRASH guidelines

As always, I base my assumptions on what is popular with quizbowl players, not what is popular with America or with college-aged people in general. I hate this point. If {the people in North America that follow cricket} just happens to be identical to {the people in North America that play quiz bow...
by OntarioQuizzer
Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fake TRASHionals at VCU - Saturday, March 21, 2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3025

Re: Fake TRASHionals at VCU - Saturday, March 21, 2009

Matt:

Being that this tournament will now be run later, would you be interested in having a Southern Ontario mirror of this tournament?
by OntarioQuizzer
Wed Mar 04, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Bad Negs Again
Replies: 494
Views: 96393

Re: Bad Negs Again

Should "sex" have been promptable?
by OntarioQuizzer
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT 2009 discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9537

Re: SCT 2009 discussion

After taking a look over the stats from the last 3 years of tossups read in d2 sectionals over the last 3 years (since presumably any club will put their best readers in d1), there is a trend that sectionals held in the South (and strangely, Canada) are the 3 or 4 lowest TUHPR, with the exception o...
by OntarioQuizzer
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010
Replies: 79
Views: 11517

Re: List Places You'd Like to See ICT 2010

My thoughts: While I still went to Minnesota ICT, for me, the issue with the Minnesota ICT was "while it was in fact an airline hub, it was a single-airline hub -- an airline that is not my preferred choice of airline (i.e. not Southwest)" -- my travel plans entailed flying to Chicago on Southwest a...
by OntarioQuizzer
Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT 2009 discussion
Replies: 70
Views: 9537

Re: SCT 2009 discussion

One thing that really irked me from moderating SCT up in Canada:

Being asked to "slow down" -- in a situation where I had gotten through only 10 cycles at halftime.
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Feb 09, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SCT Private Discussion Forum
Replies: 129
Views: 17074

Re: SCT Private Discussion Forum

Registered as "OntarioQuizzer".
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Should teams be required to use this board for their events?
Replies: 10
Views: 2021

Should teams be required to use this board for their events?

I'm just wondering if people here think that the circuit has progressed to the point that teams should be required to post their major tournaments (I'm talking about events such as TRASH Regionals, NAQT Sectionals, etc.) to this board. I ask this because I've noticed that there are a few NAQT Sectio...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Sectionals and TIT Mirror @ MSU (Feb7/8)
Replies: 22
Views: 3721

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: NAQT Sectionals and TIT Mirror @ MSU (Feb7/8)

Well, you may not have a preference, but appears as if NAQT certainly does. From what I can read from NAQT's SCT host requirements: Tournaments may be Friday/Saturday, Saturday-only, or Saturday/Sunday events. Of those, Friday/Saturday and Saturday-only events are preferred. Despite this flexibility...
by OntarioQuizzer
Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)
Replies: 60
Views: 53822

Re: Global announcement: ACF Winter (1/17/2009)

Finally, the success of ACF Fall Canada suggests to me that an ACF Winter in Canada would be desirable; Canadian teams, if you would be interested in hosting a Winter site, please let me know. For those Canadian teams that are relatively close to the Michigan peninsula (Toronto, Guelph), consider g...
by OntarioQuizzer
Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall discussion
Replies: 133
Views: 16884

Re: ACF Fall discussion (don't read, players at U Wash. site)

Moderating, I really thought that this was a great set. The answer selection and accessibility led to even the bottom schools at our tournament being able to score some points. The questions themselves were interesting as well, and I felt that I learned a lot even moderating, though it really felt l...
by OntarioQuizzer
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: McMaster will be hosting ACF Fall Ontario
Replies: 5
Views: 1164

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: McMaster will be hosting ACF Fall Ontario

I just wanted to post giving kudos to McMaster for a very well-run tournament today.

Also, congratulations to the University of Toronto on their victory.