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by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Re: Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)

So this tournament happened.

Colonel By A won the tournament, and Lisgar A came second.

Jeff from Merivale was the top scorer.

The database entry can be found here:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1719
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 15973

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Lastly, if I have SPACE done in time for this, would people want to play it? I am super pumped for this, even if my knowledge of space trash is non-existent and my knowledge of astronomy is not as good as it was five years ago. (Hint: going to need a teammate who knows space trash) but no BuzzBox b...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 5910

Re: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)

adosreme wrote:
During lunch, there will be an exhibition match of people that Aayush hates vs. Aayush and Dennis Beeby.
Unfortunately, McGill will not be coming. I was looking forward to playing in that game, though.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants
Replies: 38
Views: 14135

Re: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants

One thing I'd like to see/maybe participate in is "How to do more outreach among teams besides emails." Have people talk about stuff that has worked for them over the years to get people to come. This is probably the biggest problem I've seen in my region. You'll always have the regulars, but getti...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)
Replies: 6
Views: 2511

Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

I can come staff this with a buzzer set. Has the difficulty for this tournament be determined yet?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Collegiate Novice 4 Mirror (Ottawa, ON; 10/5)
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Carleton Collegiate Novice 4 Mirror (Ottawa, ON; 10/5)

Teams will be meeting between 9:00 and 9:30 this Saturday (Oct. 5) at in Southam 408. Games will be played on the third and fourth floors of Southam hall and will begin at 10:00 AM at the latest. We expect to be done by 4pm. A finalized field update: Carleton (4) McGill (2) Ottawa (3) Queens (1) See...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1581

Re: General discussion

Given the packet restraint, what is the most appropriate course of action after a 9 or 10 team round robin with a X-1 circle at the top?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (10/5)
Replies: 23
Views: 8667

Re: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (9/28)

If anyone happens to be going from Ottawa to Waterloo that weekend we (Lisgar) might be able to lend some computer buzzer; we have more than enough for the Carleton mirror.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die
Replies: 16
Views: 4503

Re: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die

You will now be handed one envelope and one paper plate. Inside the envelope you will find (1) One pair of disposable chopsticks (2) One box of Gobstoppers. Separate the chopsticks, and pour the candy onto the plate. Using only the chopsticks, *pick up* the pieces of candy and deposit the back into...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2013-14
Replies: 3
Views: 1573

Re: Ontario 2013-14

The current schedule is up to date at http://onqba.ca/upcoming.html
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2162

Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)

Due to popular demand by a few veterans in an otherwise young and growing quizbowl circuit for a non-novice fall event, I have decided to mirror JAMES on November 16, 2013 at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa, Ontario Canada. All high school students are welcome to play! The costs are as follows...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (10/5)
Replies: 23
Views: 8667

Re: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (9/28)

Angus Chung, Woburn '12, is at York's business school.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die
Replies: 16
Views: 4503

Re: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die

Remember when Jerry worked on VETO really hard one year and a bunch of people got angry about it because they were given a good tournament? Good times. I played VETO '09 as a freshman going into sophomore year of high school. A lot of us expected a casual easy tournament like that of VETO '08. In h...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)
Replies: 11
Views: 4666

Re: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)

McGill will likely send two teams to this. If we don't I can run the control room. If we do, I can still run the control room :grin:
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3465

Re: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)

McGill is sending one team to this, probably no more. If we don't, I can staff.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Collegiate Novice 4 Mirror (Ottawa, ON; 10/5)
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Carleton Collegiate Novice 4 Mirror (Ottawa, ON; 10/5)

There will be a mirror of Collegiate Novice 4 at Carleton University on October 5th. There will be a cap of 8 teams for scheduling and logistic purposes. Introductions and check-in will be done for 9:00 so games can begin by 9:39-10:00. COST: (Changed because teams didn't start up as early as I expe...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14320

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)

fyi the Canada mirror is actually on the 27th
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Best question set to show new teams?
Replies: 20
Views: 6233

Re: Best question set to show new teams?

We started South Collegiate in London ON off on CMST before moving up to more difficulty-appropriate questions (which I know was an NAQT set, but do not remember if it was an IS-A or an IS set). Are you trying to affect some change in Montreal, or elsewhere? I thought London South with Elizabeth pl...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Best question set to show new teams?
Replies: 20
Views: 6233

Re: Best question set to show new teams?

I broke in a team last year using CMST, but obviously that's not-quite difficulty appropriate. Which team? NAQT IS-A is certainly a viable option given my audience, due to our local format, is geared more towards trash, current events and geography, but it's not representative of most other questio...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Best question set to show new teams?
Replies: 20
Views: 6233

Best question set to show new teams?

I'm from Canada, and Canada is dominated by a local format known for it's uneven distribution, hoses and excessive "trivia". Only a few schools are willing to play good quizbowl in addition to that local format. If there was one set or packet that can be shown to new coaches and players to try and a...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open food discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9725

Re: Chicago Open food discussion

In hindsight, I could have gone to buy more food and drink either day for everyone, but I don't have a phone or a car, so I didn't. The control room in the future should also be in charge of nourishment; there are places 5 minute drives away, but there's no accessible vending machine. This way actua...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56524

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

http://tinyurl.com/lbs7pc8 has a recording of Matt Weiner's team vs Rob Carson's team
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26132

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

If there are any other mistakes in the stats message me and I'll fix it, but I'll do it all at once sometime later this week with all the errors corrected.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 26132

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)

Stats are up at: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1545/
Congratuations to Jeff Hoppes for being utterly dominating
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:35 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56524

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/

Congrats to Jeff, Seth, John, and Selene!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open food discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9725

Re: Chicago Open food discussion

As of 1:20, Dave Madden has gone to pick up drinks
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 56524

Re: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)

Lunch should be from 2:10 to 2:50 and round 9 should begin no later than 3:00 pm
Stats after 8 are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... _after_10/
The official hashtag on twitter is #chiopen
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagon: Side Tournament Redemption (8/4/13)
Replies: 25
Views: 9136

Re: Triacontakaipentagon: Side Tournament Redemption (8/4/13)

Is this set available for mirrors? I'd also be willing to write some questions for some people, particularly in science or fine arts.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 11
Views: 6618

Re: Global announcement: Collegiate Novice 4

Is this tournament open for high school mirrors?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Reverse Powering: An exercise in Game Theory?
Replies: 15
Views: 3524

Re: Reverse Powering: An exercise in Game Theory?

Five extra points isn't enough to warrant buzzing after you know the answer.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE
Replies: 20
Views: 12051

Re: SASS (Science Side Event) - 6/8/13 @ PACE

There were some issues with hoses and early stocks, but that improves with practice. These particularly striked me: Round 4, question 15 Viete’s formula can be used to compute... There's Viete's formula and Vieta's formula (the former of which I wasn't aware of until that evening) Round 5, question ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)
Replies: 30
Views: 9584

Re: Missouri Open mirror @ Waterloo (07/13/13)

An easy science side event (ranging from IS level to Fall+ level) was played at NSC and it wasn't all that terrible. Maybe that would be of interest to you.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:01 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar (Ottawa, ON) LIST III Mirror - May 4th, 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2285

Lisgar (Ottawa, ON) LIST III Mirror - May 4th, 2013

Lisgar Collegiate Institute (29 Lisgar St. K2P 0B9) in Ottawa, Canada will be mirroring Ladue's Spring tournament on May 4, 2013. The school will be open at 8am, the tournament should begin at 9am. Fees: As this is during IB exams, AP exams, and is very close to Reach for the Top Provincials, shorth...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:26 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2012-13
Replies: 12
Views: 4021

Re: Ontario 2012-13

Lisgar has officially registered for PACE as one of the team members has family in the DC area where the team can stay, plus it's within driving distance. Colonel By, who qualified as the 2nd spot at Lisgar's GSAC mirror are unable because of their exams. I expect some consideration for HSNCT if a n...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2013 Specific Question Discussion Thread
Replies: 16
Views: 4744

Re: MUT 2013 Specific Question Discussion Thread

I found an awkward clue pack 3 question 19. "The fourth and final movement of the fourth composition...". Firstly, the clue refers to he 41th (or the last) of these pieces (his fourth symphony only had three movements). Secondly, I felt like like "fourth and final" referred to the answer line, and t...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2012-13
Replies: 12
Views: 4021

Re: Ontario 2012-13

Lisgar managed to squeeze out a 10 team field for a mirror of GSAC XX which ran successfully. We are looking for a mirror of LIST III for May 4th if there's enough interest.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Carleton (Canada) (16/03/2013)
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: MUT Mirror at Carleton (Canada) (16/03/2013)

Here are the stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1380/ . I did the statistics while playing, so if there are any mistakes, feel free to contact Isuri or myself. Congratulations to Harry and Cooper from Toronto on winning the event after two close playoff games after Toronto, Waterloo, an...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Carleton (Canada) (16/03/2013)
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: MUT Mirror at Carleton (Canada) (16/03/2013)

The tournament will be located room 100 of the St. Patrick Building at the university.
It should begin no later than 9 AM, so please be there by around 8:30-8:45.
See you there!
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 4950

Re: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)

Is there an updated field? Now the teacher action is pretty much over, perhaps more teams would be coming. Lisgar can bring up to 3 buzzers, but unfortunately this year we aren't able to commit any staff to the event (Unless I take the overnight megabus to kingston). You have mentioned that you've r...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 4950

Re: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)

bsmith wrote: Promises on Facebook or elsewhere don't mean anything in this regard.
The problem is, Facebook is a very effective means of communication, and that's where I was able to talk to London South and Westdale about the tournament.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT Mirror at Carleton (Canada) (16/03/2013)
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: MUT Mirror at Carleton (Canada) (16/03/2013)

McGill and Lisgar are looking at 1-2 teams each right now. We'll let you know as the time comes.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8449

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

McGill will send two teams for the March 7th deadline. Lisgar will send 1 team for the March 1st deadline.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012
Replies: 28
Views: 8449

Re: Ottawa Hybrid 2013-March 17, 2012

New Guy et al. (Charles Li, Joe Su, Sheheryar Ahmed, Will Sanna) will write a pack.
How guerilla will the final tournament be on a scale of VETO to ACF?
by Benin Rebirth Party
Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)
Replies: 23
Views: 4950

Re: 2013 ONQBA Provincial Championship (3/23/2013)

Martingrove and Centennial will not be attending. Westdale, Westmount and Woburn are seriously considering. I have talked to other schools including Assumption, Thornhill, and SWC with no response.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Region 1 SCT at MIT (February 16, 2013)
Replies: 30
Views: 21174

Re: Region 1 SCT at MIT (February 9, 2013)

Is there an update of what's happening? If it is this weekend, McGill won't be able to make it; the five hour drive would probably last twice as much.
by Benin Rebirth Party
Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:22 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!
Replies: 15
Views: 8953

Re: GSAC XX is looking for Mirrors!

Lisgar (Ottawa, ON) mirrored this set yesterday (Feb. 2nd) and people really liked it, it was pretty good for the established metagame. Definitely not a novice set, which some teams learned the hard way, but the established teams really enjoyed the set. Great for a growing quizbowl community. Stats ...
by Benin Rebirth Party
Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror-January 19, 2013-Ottawa, Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 2719

Re: Delta Burke Mirror-January 19, 2013-Ottawa, Canada

McGill is sending a team. Lisgar is sending at least one team.