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by cruzeiro
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament - Canada (September 19)
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament - Canada (September 19)

This happened. McGill A beat Queen's A in the first game of an advantaged final to win the tournament. Joe will have final stats up shortly (EDIT: STAAAATS: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6551/). All the staff deserve major thanks for helping this tournament to run pretty smoothly for an onli...
by cruzeiro
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament - Canada (September 19)
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Re: Longhorn Invitational Tournament - Canada (September 19)

Field:
UBC (2, prior permission granted from editors when mirror was granted)
Toronto (4)
McGill (2)
McMaster (1)
Queen's (2)
Ottawa (1)

Field is now closed at 12 as of Sept. 16. Server info and the like will go out tomorrow (17th).
by cruzeiro
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Longhorn Invitational Tournament - Canada (September 19)
Replies: 2
Views: 961

Longhorn Invitational Tournament - Canada (September 19)

I'm happy to announce the Canadian LIT mirror will be occurring on Discord on September 19, 2020. I am the TD. Full information on the set is available here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=22780 This is the regional mirror for Canada; it is open to Canadian schools only, subject t...
by cruzeiro
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)
Replies: 8
Views: 3469

Re: Ontario Hybrid 2020 Announcement (Trash + Academic)

Megachile dupla wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:44 am Will this set be posted soon?
Not Erik, but it hasn't been played in Canada yet (y'know, the home market of this tournament), so probably not.
by cruzeiro
Fri May 01, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll
Replies: 21
Views: 6333

Re: 2020 Canadian Circuit Player Poll

Player Poll (Top 25 + Top 5 Open players) Open 1 - Aayush Rajasekaran 1. Derek So 2. Rein Otsason 3. Jay Misuk 4. Chris Sims - I thought about putting Chris third, given his consistency, ability to grab in multiple categories at a high level, and Jay’s wild variability due to his penchant for the -5...
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: -5 for Fighting
Replies: 2
Views: 974

Re: -5 for Fighting

Jack wrote: Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:55 pm Thank you. Thank you for this. I don't know if I'll be able to play, but I'm sure reading it will be just as awesome. (as an aside, I hope you're not counting the great players Jacob Ardown and Olly Postanin as "meme" content.)
I think you mean Nolli Postagain, noted consumer of burgers...
by cruzeiro
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)
Replies: 21
Views: 8215

Re: Which Online School are you Going to Next Year? (Collegiate 2020)

After I finish my PhD in (fingers crossed) July, I'll be moving to Montreal to take up a postdoc at UdeM, based at the Montreal Botanical Garden. I can staff tournaments in Montreal, if there are any, or perhaps as far as Ottawa. But I will never call packets "[the thing Canadians call them]." ( st...
by cruzeiro
Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

Fyi, I apparently asked the wrong question, and got the answer I told you as a result. When the field is common among the among the playoff bracket (as in this case), we rank first by playoff bracket, then by *total* record. The rankings are being updated. I apologize for the confusion. Problem sol...
by cruzeiro
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

Anyone perusing the official NAQT results for this tournament will encounter a troubling peculiarity in the Div II results. Namely, that a 6-4 team is ranked second, ahead of a 7-3 team with better statistics across the board. Dennis has passed on to us NAQT's position that in these situations, res...
by cruzeiro
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

This tournament happened. Stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5617/. McGill A cleared the field in Division 1 at 10-0; Toronto C did the same at 10-0 in Division 2. Note that for NAQT reporting purposes, Toronto J is listed as Toronto B, which bumps down each subsequent Toronto team by one l...
by cruzeiro
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

Logistics have gone out to all the team contacts.

We'll be running house teams in each division to have six teams in D1 and eight in D2.
by cruzeiro
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

Is there a recommended parking lot? Would the ones beside and below Frank Tindall Field be fine? Will be in your logistics email, but the recommended parking is the above-ground lot beside Tindall Field (the below-ground lot is permit-holders and locks on the weekend, so you can't get into it witho...
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

Field

Division I
McGill A
Carleton A
Toronto A
Toronto B (aka Toronto J)
Toronto C

Division II
McGill B
Carleton B
Waterloo
McMaster
Toronto D
Toronto E
Toronto F
by cruzeiro
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

2019 NAQT Canada SCT at Queen's (9 Feb 2019)

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce the Canadian NAQT Sectional on February 9, 2019 in Kingston, Ontario. Location & Logistics We are once again in Jeffrey Hall, where most of our recent tournaments have been held. Please meet in the control room, Jeffrey Hall 126, for 9:30 AM fo...
by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

Congratulations to Toronto A, who cleared the field at 8-2, ahead of Toronto J, Toronto C and the Open Team, who all went 6-4. Thank you to all the teams who came from Toronto and the US today (seriously, everyone who played was from one of these two locations). Infinite thanks are due to my staff t...
by cruzeiro
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

Logistics have gone out to the teams, and the field is now closed at six teams. See you Saturday!
by cruzeiro
Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

We have late permission to allow open teams at this site to boost field size from Penn, which is now reflected in the addition of Erik Christensen's team in the latest field update. I'm going to close the field on Thursday to give time for anyone else who would also like to come. (edited to add regi...
by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

What are the eligibility restrictions/ policies on open teams for this tournament? I just realized this tournament is less than three hours away from me and I might consider coming if I don't have to play solo. Penn Bowl is closed, unfortunately, but this is a nice reminder that Kingston is only ab...
by cruzeiro
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9366

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Can I see the tossup on British anthropologists? I (and at least one other room) negged with France on the structuralism clue (seemed like bait for Lévi-Strauss)
by cruzeiro
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

Field

Toronto (4)
Michigan State (1)
Erik Christensen et al
by cruzeiro
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 3589

Penn Bowl at Queen's - October 27, 2018

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce the Canadian mirror of Penn Bowl on October 27, 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. More information about Penn Bowl can be found in the global announcement (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21304). Location and Logistics We are back...
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2-Day HSNCT Mirror @ Toronto (July 7-8, 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 5088

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

I'll be working New York at this time and would love to play this event and maybe run FTP 3 on the second day, Let me know if you'd like to play with me or if you could give some advice on getting to Toronto from NYC. VIA Rail/Amtrak does a joint day-train (8am-8pm) either direction from Toronto to...
by cruzeiro
Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2336

Re: Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)

The Ottawa-based team of Ian Dewan, Brendan McKendy, Shelby Robert and Rodrigo Morante defeated the Martingrove alumni team of Paul Kasinski, Erik Christensen, Ian Grieg and Mark Grieg in the first game of an advantaged final. Thank you to everyone who came to Kingston today, and especially to the q...
by cruzeiro
Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 16145

Re: SMT 2018 Specific Question Discussion

Could I see the tossup on Québec please? From memory, it felt basically like an old-timey Geo question asking physical features in the empty space in Northern Québec, without much else there.
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 18227

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

I think this perception may also stem from the differences in question length between ACF and NAQT - the character cap on NAQT questions leads to shorter questions than in ACF. So while the hypothetical power numbers are similar in terms of the percentage distribution, you're hearing more question ...
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2018 ACF Regs packets, recordings, and detailed stats survey
Replies: 67
Views: 18227

Re: Packets, recordings, and detailed stats warm-up survey

Here's a thought experiment - what if ACF Regionals had powers? Not to argue for whether it should or not, but rather to test difficulty predictions / presumptions. In my experience editing, power marks usually are somewhere between 40 and 70 percent of the way through the vast majority of tossups ...
by cruzeiro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)
Replies: 2
Views: 2336

Canadian Hybrid Tournament at Queen's (March 18, 2018)

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce the main site of the Canadian Hybrid Tournament on Sunday, March 18, 2018 in Kingston, Ontario. More information about the Canadian Hybrid Tournament can be found in the global announcement (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=...
by cruzeiro
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals Global Announcement (1/20/18)
Replies: 43
Views: 40383

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

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?
by cruzeiro
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7865

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

In case this hasn't been caught yet, Bonus 20 of Pack 14 incorrectly claims that Nikos Katzantzakis wrote The Gospel According to Jesus Christ.
by cruzeiro
Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion
Replies: 43
Views: 7865

Re: PB 2017: Specific Questions Discussion

Glad you enjoyed the set, Christopher. The ancient Egyptian history bonus was intended to have Memphis as middle and translating hieroglyphics as hard. I don't have much real knowledge of Egyptian archaeology, so it is certainly possible that the hard part was not difficult enough. I don't think it...
by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

Stats are done: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4596/

Thank you to everyone for coming today - we hope you enjoyed the tournament.
by cruzeiro
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

McGill beat Toronto to win in the second game of an advantaged final. Derek So was top scorer. Full stats in an hour or so.
by cruzeiro
Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Re: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

Current Field:
McGill
Toronto
Carleton
House (x3)

The field is now closed.
by cruzeiro
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2167

Penn Bowl at Queen's (October 21, 2017)

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce the Canadian mirror of Penn Bowl on October 21, 2017 in Kingston, Ontario. More information about Penn Bowl can be found in the global announcement (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19987). Location and Logistics This tourna...
by cruzeiro
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Travel Disaster Stories
Replies: 51
Views: 40393

Re: Your Travel Disaster Stories

Two stories for this thread, now that I have a functional car: The Friday before SCT 2013 there was a massive snowstorm across Ontario and into the Northeastern US. For whatever reason, there were two SCT sites that year within range of Ottawa - at McMaster in Hamilton, and at Buffalo. Being Canadia...
by cruzeiro
Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)
Replies: 8
Views: 4910

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime Mirror @ Toronto (12.03.17)

Hey I need to get other stuff done tonight and tomorrow so final stats for this and ACRONYM aren't gonna be up until Tuesday. A hodge-podge team of Rafael, Ian, Huma, and Paul won the tournament. Are you referring to Rafael Krichevsky? Yes, this is noted Canadian Rafael Krichevsky being referred to.
by cruzeiro
Sat Feb 18, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2935

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2

Toronto A went 10-0 to clear the field. McGill finished second at 8-2. Ottawa won the UG title by virtue of being the lone UG team to make the top bracket. Toronto C placed highest of the two Division 2 teams, one game clear of Waterloo B. Ian Dewan of Ottawa was the top scorer (both overall and amo...
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Joey's stuff (phil, painting, Brit lit, &VisOFA)
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: Joey's stuff (philosophy, painting & British lit [&VisOF

Other bit of errata: [from Horton/Swift/Ankit], Michael Moore directed Bowling for Columbine, not Bowling for Columbia.
by cruzeiro
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Joey's stuff (phil, painting, Brit lit, &VisOFA)
Replies: 6
Views: 1519

Re: Joey's stuff (philosophy, painting & British lit [&VisOF

Errata: Tom Thomson died (in 1917) before the Group of Seven "officially" formed in 1920; as such he's only associated with/influenced it, rather than actually being a member.
by cruzeiro
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2935

Re: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2

Current Field:
McGill A
McMaster A
Ottawa A
Toronto A
Toronto B
Toronto C
Waterloo A
Waterloo B

Link to the ACF field Spreadsheet.
by cruzeiro
Tue Dec 06, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)
Replies: 3
Views: 2935

2017 ACF Regionals at Queen's University (February 18, 2017)

The Queen's University Trivia Club is happy to announce that the Canada/Niagara mirror of 2017 ACF Regionals will take place at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, on February 18, 2017. More information about ACF Regionals can be found in the global announcement: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forum...
by cruzeiro
Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: 2016-17 Tournament Schedule: Planning, Discussion, etc.
Replies: 65
Views: 43249

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

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote: Spring: MUT?
Minnesotans, is there any word one way or another on if MUT will happen this year?
by cruzeiro
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB2016: Epistle to the Sons of the North
Replies: 9
Views: 2362

Re: Epistle to the Sons of the North

It's come to my attention that a screenshot of this thread's original post was posted in a Canadian quizbowl groupchat before Penn Bowl was played in Canada, which meant that a question had to be replaced. Apparently, these Canadian writers not only can't be trusted with writing questions, they can...
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 26174

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

I'm moving to Queen's University to pursue a MA in Economics and a JD (combined program). I still intend to play tournaments.
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open Team Formation
Replies: 22
Views: 13997

Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

I'm looking for a team. What little I answer will likely be history.
by cruzeiro
Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Waterloo Trash Tournament (and side-events!) - April 24th
Replies: 6
Views: 3576

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

ACRONYM stats. Team "I love Kanye" (Aayush/Ian/Mark) defeated the Eukaryotes of Fire (Jay/Adam/Patrick/Cole) in a one-game final.
by cruzeiro
Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Canadian MYSTERIUM [email protected] (April 23,2016)
Replies: 15
Views: 7362

Re: Canadian MYSTERIUM [email protected] (April 23,2016)

Signing up as a free agent, given the paucity of interest from my current and future universities. I also will bring a buzzer set.

EDIT: I have become "American" and joined Michigan State.
by cruzeiro
Tue Mar 29, 2016 6:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Errata
Replies: 16
Views: 4203

Re: Errata

In Pack 5, bonus 8 (Carthage/Rome), the bonus seems to suggest (or did when I played this set) that the Battle of Cannae came after the Battle of the Metaurus River, which is incorrect.
by cruzeiro
Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (28/02/2016)
Replies: 23
Views: 10493

Re: "Stanford Housewrite" @ Waterloo (28/02/2016)

Since this is Sunday I can play this now, so sign me up.