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by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl at Carleton University
Replies: 14
Views: 7301

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Fall Eastern Canada at uOttawa (November 8, 2014)
Replies: 8
Views: 5521

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
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: 5998

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 18373

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl at Carleton University
Replies: 14
Views: 7301

Re: COTTAGE Bowl at Carleton University

McGill is sending some players for this. Probably going to form a team.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 18373

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:04 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 18373

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Oct 27, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 18373

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open North America @ McMaster (DEFUNCT)
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Oct 24, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 18373

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: International Comparisons and Discussions
Topic: Solving Toronto (and SW Ontario)
Replies: 27
Views: 18373

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 Penn Bowl - Cody's Qs
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 Penn Bowl - Cody's Qs
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 10967

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

Alberta swept the field. Ottawa and Waterloo tied for 2nd. Sinan was the highest scorer.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Welcome to the 2014 Penn Bowl Discussion forum
Replies: 43
Views: 15626

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 10967

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.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)
Replies: 22
Views: 8101

Re: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)

I am in possession of the sqbs files and will post sometime tomorrow. Sinan and Derek were the high scorers. Congrats to Alberta.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)
Replies: 22
Views: 8101

Re: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)

Mcgill 9-1 (Loss to Mac), Alberta 8-2 (both losses to Mcgill) going to final adv Mcgill
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)
Replies: 14
Views: 6760

Re: DEES mirror at uWaterloo (22nd November)

We're probably going to the MIT mirror but that is still up in the air. Sorry Aayush.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:31 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules
Replies: 43
Views: 11517

Re: A proposal to simplify eligibility rules

Is there any university on a regular semester system that lets you drop or withdraw classes for the spring semester in the middle of April? What exactly are we talking about here? How are we going to enforce it? We can drop classes with extreme circumstances until the final exam, but we'd have to m...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 10967

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

I emailed the email with McGill's registration. Do you expect this tournament to end within a reasonable time to take a 6pm train from Union?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Logistics: How did they go? (2014 PADAWAN)
Replies: 13
Views: 3345

Re: Logistics: How did they go?

Speaking of: We did not use a Google Doc sharing system because we wanted to be able to playtest each other's questions. This caused some minor logistical headaches, when it came time to packetize, and we had trouble keeping track of who had which questions. But frankly, I preferred this system, be...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Logistics: How did they go? (2014 PADAWAN)
Replies: 13
Views: 3345

Re: Logistics: How did they go?

As a Padawan, here are some few points: Your questions that can be answered by a padawan - Questions were through email. I kept a single file with my questions that I just sent around and updated. Google doc may be hard to keep track of if there's one per writer*subject. - Communication was decent. ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Things that make a good tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 9228

Re: Things that make a good tournament

If possible, please, please, please make sure that your multiple teams are arranged such that A>B>C>D etc. Tournaments with round robin pools will go under this assumption. Some cases, like ICCS, where only two or three practices occur before it, there's no real way to do it. But if you can, please,...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Carleton U (Oct. 4 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Carleton U (Oct. 4 2014)

Stats here

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2388

Ottawa B was a no-show and McGill was split up further so teams had no byes, resulting in :capybara: pools. Apologies.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 27611

Re: Writing Prizes

I don't think I have ever heard anyone express sincere enjoyment of a question whose answer was something like "calmodulin" or the like, which barely registers on the radar of your average humanities freshman. I will be so happy if they ever tossed up something like Mothers Against Decapentaplegic,...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The place of zoology in the bio distribution
Replies: 53
Views: 27611

Re: Writing Prizes

"This animal is easily devoured by meat ants, since they are immune to the toxin that provides its only defense against predators..." People who study molecular/cell biology and biochemistry will tune out if a tossup began like this. Average people may not tune out, and this defeats the purpose the...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: Things that make a good tournament
Replies: 15
Views: 9228

Re: Things that make a good tournament

2) If you are bringing teams to a tournament, DO NOT SHOW UP ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT WITH MORE TEAMS OR FEWER TEAMS. Unless your entire team caught ebola overnight and is in quarantine, one person being out is no excuse for screwing up the planning of the tournament staff by pulling a team out from...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 29436

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

I don't see a problem with the Quizbowl name. When I started in high school, there was this thing called Quizbowl, and it turned out I liked Quizbowl it could have been called anything within reason, and I don't think it would have changed my mind or someone else's mind. I think Quizbowl is a good n...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Sep 30, 2014 12:40 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbowl
Replies: 45
Views: 22638

Re: The Big Vision: [2] The "Sales Pitch": Talking Up Quizbo

I don't see a problem with the Quizbowl name. When I started in high school, there was this thing called Quizbowl, and it turned out I liked Quizbowl it could have been called anything within reason, and I don't think it would have changed my mind or someone else's mind. I think Quizbowl is a good n...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Carleton U (Oct. 4 2014)
Replies: 6
Views: 2683

Re: ICCS (Collegiate Novice) at Carleton U (Oct. 4 2014)

Due to various limitations, this tournament will be capped at 12 teams. Current field size: Carleton 7 McGill 2 Ottawa 2 Queens 1 Rooms will be in Paterson Hall; meeting room is 101. If that changes, we'll post a sign on 101 stating the new meeting room. This tournament is starting at 10:00 am sharp...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas Camp/ DISCO discussion
Replies: 19
Views: 7462

Re: Texas Camp/ DISCO discussion

That doesn't mean it's a good idea to reach into the olympiad rabbit-hole and pull out redacted terrible answerline . This answer line didn't feel that out of whack; although getting it early would probably have needed some deep content knowledge, it's something we learned in grade 10. CS on the ot...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global Announce: Introductory Collaborative Collegiate Set
Replies: 37
Views: 21129

Re: Global Announce: Introductory Collaborative Collegiate S

Since this is only 10 packets, is there an agreed finals format for a 9 or 10 team tournament?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:08 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: Computational Mathematics
Replies: 56
Views: 24114

Re: Computational Mathematics

Math bears this distinction from most of the other subjects covered in quiz bowl: conceptual knowledge amounts in almost all cases to little more than trivia. I can teach a third-grader the relationship between differentiation and integration. He would then stand a shot at nabbing some conceptual m...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: TDB help thread
Replies: 79
Views: 60681

Re: TDB help thread

I'll do this for Canada.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PADAWAN @ University of Toronto 2014-10-19
Replies: 28
Views: 10967

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

I repeat Nick's comment, and we'll see closer to the day. If last year is representative, we'll be likely sending one team, mix of old and new players. I'm not allowed to play at this tournament, so if I come down with the team, you'll have a staffer on hand.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)
Replies: 22
Views: 8101

Re: Penn Bowl @ McMaster (Oct. 18)

I repeat Nick's comment, and we'll see closer to the day. If last year is representative, we'll be likely sending one team, mix of old and new players.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [6] Growing staff, teams, coaches, & writers
Replies: 9
Views: 5998

Re: The Big Vision: [6] Growing staff, teams, coaches, & wri

I can't speak for everyone involved, but my PADAWAN writing experience was 100% positive. I learned a lot and definitely felt I improved as a writer. As I've continued to write questions the last few weeks, I'm regularly using tips that I learned, and I fully expect to be a useful contributor at le...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [6] Growing staff, teams, coaches, & writers
Replies: 9
Views: 8339

Re: The Big Vision: [6] Growing staff, teams, coaches, & wri

I can't speak for everyone involved, but my PADAWAN writing experience was 100% positive. I learned a lot and definitely felt I improved as a writer. As I've continued to write questions the last few weeks, I'm regularly using tips that I learned, and I fully expect to be a useful contributor at le...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Theory
Topic: The Big Vision: [8] National Contenders and Local/State Wins
Replies: 3
Views: 3311

Re: The Big Vision: [8] National Contenders and Local/State

If we reach a point where regular 5-line high school tossups are effectively speed-checks on the first clue only, for all 20 tossups of a match between the best teams, then something is amiss (to be clear: this is NOT true now; nowhere close, even in games where 18-19 tossups get powered). Similarl...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Sep 01, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The Big Vision: [8] National Contenders and Local/State Wins
Replies: 3
Views: 6437

Re: The Big Vision: [8] National Contenders and Local/State

If we reach a point where regular 5-line high school tossups are effectively speed-checks on the first clue only, for all 20 tossups of a match between the best teams, then something is amiss (to be clear: this is NOT true now; nowhere close, even in games where 18-19 tossups get powered). Similarl...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:05 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement
Replies: 66
Views: 37324

Re: COTTAGE Bowl - Global Announcement

What's the time period distribution of this tournament? Are we looking at somewhere around 50/50 1900s/2000s?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 108
Views: 75102

Re: Preseason Poll

I don't know if this is still true, but Charles Tian told me at HSNCT that James Lasker was going to Chicago.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Aug 18, 2014 2:30 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Your Lowest Point
Replies: 64
Views: 48240

Re: Your Lowest Point

The end of grade 12 was my lowest point. I had come off of a junior year in which we placed fairly well at NSC and decisively won Ontario Provincials on still what is the most fun team I've ever played on. In my senior year of high school, I ended up directing more than I played, which gave all my t...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Aug 11, 2014 12:50 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Imaginary Landscape discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

Re: Imaginary Landscape discussion

I really liked this tournament and would have done better if I wasn't hungry and tired. I didn't like having the non-classical music distribution expanded much from the year before, but other people did, so that's good. I thought it was harder than IL1, but that's probably because it covers less of ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:00 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th August)
Replies: 15
Views: 6148

Re: Texas QB Camp Tournament mirror at uWaterloo (10th Augus

We played Landscapes after this simultaneously with Tricon. Here are the scores from Landscapes, played as a shootout on slappers, so buzzer races were decided *somehow*. I won rounds 1,6,7,8; Jay won rounds 2,3,5; Aaron won round 4. We played with negs. The final scores were: Jay 290 Joe 265 Aaron ...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)
Replies: 47
Views: 18839

Re: VCU Open mirror at uWaterloo (9th August)

Here are the stats for the DUST Mirror. The McGill Team (Joe Sioux) and Patrick/Brian/Grace/Di were top two after the round robin, and everyone agreed to play a best of 3 final for the top two and a round robin for the bottom four. The most wonderfully named Joe Sioux team won. http://www.hsquizbowl...