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by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 35835

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

For yet another example, I can't imagine anyone would want to hear a bonus on a niche topic outside of the popular consciousness, such as minor webcomics or YouTube channels or personal-care product brands, that is constructed as though the topic is actually squarely within the popular consciousnes...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2015 ONQBA Provincial Championship (Lisgar CI, 7 Mar 2015)
Replies: 9
Views: 4152

Re: 2015 ONQBA Provincial Championship (Lisgar CI, 7 Mar 201

There are several mistakes in the stats, these will be fixed in the upcoming days.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Mar 05, 2015 12:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats
Replies: 17
Views: 6046

Re: Side bets at ICT and ACF Nats

I think many of these alleged pictures (though I've only ever seen one?) are more about something team-internal like an advisor/captain saying "If you beat [Top Physics Player] to a physics tossup, I'll pay for your soda," which is obviously 100 percent fine. I've seen two, and the prize have both ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 7503

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

This tournament is the best thing ever. Stats can be found here . There is word of people wanting to mirror this in Ottawa for anyone who was unable to attend today. So please don't discuss this with Ottawa people (or of course, online until all mirrors conclude). If said Ottawa mirror happens, it w...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7420

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

The tournament was really challenging but in a good way. Stats are here. Jordan Palmer's team won. We split 4/2 after these prelims. Full stats will be up eventually.

Thanks for teams coming out to Queen's!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7420

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Here are some updates. Queens will have 5 staffers, which is awesome up to 7 teams. If other people are willing to staff that would be great. We currently have six teams registered. From prior experience, and the fact that many people have registered in pairs, it seems like there will still be team ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7420

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Will there be book prizes? Will there be a neg prize? How much is the parking fee in the structure next to Mac-Corry/Victoria Hall? Which buffet dining halls (Ban Righ/Leonard Hall) will be open, and how much are they? I will let the Queen's club know of these questions and make an update as soon a...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 11, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 SCT: A Hot Take: Horologium Delenda Est?
Replies: 21
Views: 7210

Re: A Hot Take: Horologium Delenda Est?

I think the appropriate knowledge can also be tested by saying something like "What is the new <value> if <parameters> is/are increased/decreased by a factor of <x>" rather having to have specific numbers calculated.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)
Replies: 13
Views: 7503

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

I am offering my services as a staffer or a player who will occasionally answer some sports and internet trash.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7420

Re: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Rooms booked are some of the D and E rooms in Mackintosh-Corry hall, the same place ONQBA provincials was held in 2013. The meeting room will most likely be D216. I will sort out some details with Queen's in the coming days, including how many staffers they can commit. I am also looking to start thi...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5404

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

Also, was anyone able to buzz on the Poco sostenuto - Vivace clue? I got the tossup here off of a guess. I wouldn't have buzzed if you hadn't mentioned it was in 6/8 because I don't pay attention to tempo markings (Even though I once bought the score from a used book store). Slow-fast is common, bu...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Feb 08, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT
Replies: 36
Views: 5404

Re: Question-specific discussion: 2015 Division I SCT

Can I please see the music tossups on the number 6 and Beethoven's 7th symphony? If I recall correctly, the second clue in the '6' tossup was a fairly easy theory clue, something I had encountered in 10th grade music class. The existence of the Beethoven's 7th symphony tossup surprised me. I believe...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 02, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016
Replies: 74
Views: 27330

Re: ACF eligibility rule changes for 2015-2016

I think Matt Weiner said that he'd support an analogous rule in this thread, in which your first collegiate tournament starts the clock. Would this not discourage high-schoolers from playing college tournaments? If you play a college tournament as a ninth grader, you'd lose UG eligibility after fre...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 2927

Re: General Discussion

[*] Despite (again) what the original announcement said, this set was not "tailored to a North American audience" in any meaningful way. I mean, maybe the joke's on me because the only specific promise you made was that there were no cricket questions (which was true), and I think everyone expected...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015 - Ewan's Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1617

Re: Oxford Open - Ewan's Questions

[*]There was a triangle tossup that mentioned triangles in the tossup [*]The tossup on solving ODEs made it clear it wasn't integration or differentiation, and that led me away from the actual answer line. [*]The tossup on magma mentioned that it was classified as "mafic" or "felsic" which is also t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)
Replies: 15
Views: 5985

Re: Oxford Open NA mirror at uWaterloo (25 Jan)

Once Aauysh or a forum staffer gives me ownership of the tournament, the stats will be up here.

Please let me know if there are any mistakes or if you want to retroactively give yourself or your team a nickname.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:45 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: music and auditory arts
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

Re: 2015 Regionals: music and auditory arts

Just a question about the distribution: Is music theory (e.g. the Harmony tossup) considered classical music or other auditory arts?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science
Replies: 13
Views: 4504

Re: 2015 Regionals: thread for all things science

To take a little detour from the subjects I know best: The chemistry seemed very difficult, especially compared with the physics and biology, a sentiment that was shared with several other players at the site. My non-high school background in physics consists of a two-course honors intro sequence i...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)
Replies: 13
Views: 7182

Re: ACF Regionals Canada/Niagara @ McMaster (Jan. 24)

The round robin has finished.

The 4/3/3 split is:

Top
McGill 9-0
Ottawa 8-1
Waterloo 7-2
Cornell 6-3

Middle
Waterloo B, Cornell B, Toronto each 4-5

Bottom
RIT 2-7
Carleton 1-8
Western 0-9
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28
Replies: 14
Views: 7420

George Oppen @ Queens University, 2/28

Hi everyone! The George Oppen mirror for Ontario and surroundings will be held at Queens University, in Kingston Ontario, on February 28th, 2014. Please email 11pa22 queensu.ca cc'ing joesu235 gmail.com if you're interested in staffing or playing this tournament. This is the fee structure. Base Fee:...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM
Replies: 23
Views: 12353

Re: THE OFFICIAL 2014 HSQBRANK ALL NAME TEAM

Carleton University has a player named Skye Walker. My birthday around when I went to staff ICCS this year, and the Carleton team surprised me with her delicious homemade cupcakes. At this year's MSNCT and HSNCT, http://www.naqt.com/stats/player.jsp?contact_id=135975 was the stats room's favourite n...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition
Replies: 74
Views: 30596

Re: IRC Festivus 2014: Quentin Tarantino Edition

The Canadian field enjoys my meta questions. If I were to do something equivalent for this, clues would exclusively come from qbwiki, stats pages, and forum posts so I don't offend anyone I don't know. Hey, writing a tossup on a famous quizbowler I have never met is just like a trash question on a f...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:50 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”
Replies: 5
Views: 4040

Re: “New” tournament format: “paired prelim brackets”

This format seems interesting and makes awkward numbers work. However, would a record-based playoff be more efficient than a standing-in-bracket playoff to adjust for possible imperfections in the seedings? So something like the top twelve teams by WL/PPB make the playoffs with all undefeatedsandr X...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Fundraising
Replies: 8
Views: 5413

Re: Fundraising

Lisgar does open community "trivia nights" pub quiz style. We charge $10-$20 (depending on the "extras" we provide) for 10-15 rounds of trivia, and hold it two to three times a year on Friday evenings, and they last usually around from 7pm to 10pm. For these events, we also do other forms of fundrai...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:48 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21161

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon wrote:Any chance these will be uploaded to the database soon?

Edit: Also, how many packets of questions went unused at Fall?
How many packets of "good" questions were unused at Fall? Is there enough to engineer something out of it?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General Discussion (DEES)
Replies: 9
Views: 2954

Re: General Discussion

Thank you to all that took extra time out of your schedule to salvage this. It was definitely not the best tournament I have played, but it was very good. However, Charlie said this tournament was regionals with the side of caution, but I definitely saw some answer lines on the harder side. The midd...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 23, 2014 4:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6475

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

Stats are up. We could have done a 4/5 rebracket but people had to leave. Email me corrections, but I did not bring scoresheets with me, so I'll trust you guys.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 23, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6475

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

Waterloo won an advantaged final over Ottawa. I will post stats before tomorrow evening.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 17, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)
Replies: 105
Views: 55730

Re: HFT IX @ Harvard (11/15/14)

This is why many top high school teams play college tournaments. We wanted to see how we stacked up against other top HS teams. College tournaments require that you write questions. We are really not up to that. Delta Burke and MUT are very good easier collegiate tournaments that don't require pack...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar December Tournament-6/12/2014, Ottawa, ON (BELLOCO)
Replies: 5
Views: 2471

Lisgar December Tournament-6/12/2014, Ottawa, ON (BELLOCO)

Lisgar will be holding a mirror of the BELLOCO set at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Downtown Ottawa on Saturday, December 6th, 2014. This tournament is open to teams of all experience levels. The tournament will use the BELLOCO set produced by Bellarmine in California. This set was rated "exemplary...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:33 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - Music Thunderdome
Replies: 20
Views: 5190

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - Music Thunderdome

I thought this tossup was also pretty hard. The slow movement of Beethoven’s ninth includes a famously difficult solo for this instrument that begins with an ascending C-flat Major scale. Near the beginning of the scherzo of Beethoven’s fifth, this instrument plays a loud theme that has the same “sh...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 3903

Re: DEES @ MIT (November 22, 2014)

t-bar wrote:Columbia (2-3 teams, 1 buzzer)
The rivalry continues :grin:

How large do you expect this tournament to be? If a decent field size doesn't materialize, we might consider going to Waterloo.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 21161

Re: ACF Fall 2014 - General Discussion

I liked this set very much (my first ever ACF Fall!), and almost all the questions were enjoyable. I regret not having played prior editions of ACF Fall. In addition to certain tossups that were out of place because they were too hard, there were some other questions that were on the far other end o...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl at Carleton University
Replies: 14
Views: 7101

Re: COTTAGE Bowl at Carleton University

Final stats have been posted. A team of Dennis Beeby, Aaron Dos Remedios, Christine Irwin, and Aauysh Rajasekaran won outright. Three teams tied for second. Thank you to everyone who came out and played this event, I hope it was fun.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Eastern Canada at uOttawa (November 8, 2014)
Replies: 8
Views: 5276

Re: ACF Fall Eastern Canada at uOttawa (November 8, 2014)

McGill A (11-1) and Colonel By A (11-1) played a one game final. Colonel By A won 365-230. Aauysh (Waterloo A) was highest scorer. Andrej (Carleton) was second.

Dennis will post stats soon. Good job everyone and special thanks to all the staffers for valiantly staffing 13 rounds worth of quizbowl.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament X (U of Ottawa, 15 Nov 2014)
Replies: 14
Views: 5682

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament X (U of Ottawa, 15 Nov 2014)

Here is a possible schedule for 14 teams after a 7 round round robin followed by the top three from each prelim bracket crossing over, and then 4/5 and 6/7 playing two crossover games staggered in three rounds. Unlike the SCOP mirror last weekend, there's 12 packets in this set, so we can do 3 playo...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 14174

Re: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)

I am relatively new to quizbowl, but I've had some experience in reviving trivia at my former high school. In my freshman year, there was a Trivia Club, and although it was more of an informal commitment, they did participate in both Reach and Quizbowl events. At the time, I was interested, but see...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl at Carleton University
Replies: 14
Views: 7101

Re: COTTAGE Bowl at Carleton University

McGill is sending some players for this. Probably going to form a team.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 14174

Re: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)

I also am curious if there is a way to host quizbowl during the week, since you are saying that a lot of teachers are unwilling to spend time on the weekends doing anything extracurricular. Minneapolis has the Wednesday night league. In Missouri, there are lots of tournaments where you show up and ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 14174

Re: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)

It's not that GTA and SW Ontario schools don't host Quizbowl tournaments; they host many collegiate tournaments each year, but seem uninterested in hosting high school tournaments. *cough* McMaster A high school tournament in Canada has a base fee of about $40 to $60. Of course, this begs the quest...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 14174

Re: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)

The absolute first thing here is that multiple tournaments need to be hosted in Toronto at all costs. There is absolutely nothing else to discuss until this happens... As such, it's imperative that the University of Toronto be convinced to host tournaments (plural, not just one a year) at all costs...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (DEFUNCT)
Replies: 6
Views: 2241

Re: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (Jan. 17)

It would save a lot of time and money for us far away schools to have this on ACF regionals Sunday.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 14174

Re: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)

I have some more comments about this. Remember I wasn't really involved in the community until 2011 and wasn't even a frequenter of these forums until last year, so I missed out on a lot of the Toronto stuff. This is more of a question to Ben or people who know their history, Is there a difference i...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 14174

Re: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)

I cannot for the life of me figure out why so many of the "good quizbowl" people in Ontario continue to lend their support to a bad quizbowl program. I initially didn't agree with the support that people such as Jay and Ben gave to Reach, however, if they can turn Reach into something like the Minn...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 Penn Bowl - Cody's Qs
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: 2014 Penn Bowl - Cody's Qs

I think "ritornello" is a buzzword for Vivaldi and was too early. Is this true? It was used by quite a few TU-able Baroque composers and the clue doesn't have anything to do with the ritornello in the Four Seasons. I hope no one is buzzing on just "ritornello" as they'll quickly regret it... Okay t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 Penn Bowl - Cody's Qs
Replies: 8
Views: 2535

Re: 2014 Penn Bowl - Cody's Qs

For the foliation tossup, the other team said something along the lines of folding, and was thinking that too. I ended up saying "foliage" because it's been two years since I took my geology course and I forgot what to actually say. Are both answers just wrong? I think "ritornello" is a buzzword for...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 10411

Re: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19

Alberta swept the field. Ottawa and Waterloo tied for 2nd. Sinan was the highest scorer.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 13674

Re: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum

The "conceptual" questions (species counterpoint, tonal harmony, "how many strings are on a violin"—although that part got kind of insulting) were cool, but there were so many of them that I have to wonder about the repertoire that they were pushing out of the distribution. I'd be interested to see...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 10411

Re: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19

Stats will be updated here.

A car of Waterloo students and the Western team have not arrived due to long-distance runners' tendency to shut down major roads.