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by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7622

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

You'd also have to ensure that people actually do on-the-ground work to establish more invitationals on acceptable questions throughout the year, and AGGRESSIVELY target teams which only play Reach or other bad local formats and retain them for future years by showing them that NAQT's format is bet...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: A pyramidal Canadian championship?
Replies: 22
Views: 7622

Re: A pyramidal Canadian championship?

CLARIFICATION: As this may have brought confusion in another thread, in Ontario at least, people refer to Quizbowl as the 20/20 tossup bonus format that NAQT, HSAPQ, ACF, or independent housewrites provide. :chip: style trivia, whether run by Reach or not, is always refereed to "Reach style". I neve...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Mar 12, 2014 1:44 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?
Replies: 14
Views: 3854

Re: Boycotting Bad Quizbowl?

American passing by... I don't know if this would have trademark issues, but why don't you guys just hold independent quizbowl events and market them as "reach". I mean in America, College Bowl was known as quizbowl ( :chip: is also "quiz bowl" for that matter) and good quiz bowl just claimed to be...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: Congratulations LASA!
Replies: 68
Views: 36769

Re: 2014 NAQT HSNCT: May 31-June 1, Chicago

bt_green_warbler wrote:Canadian provinces (Reach for the Top provincials)
How exactly will this work, and will the competitors at these events be aware of the potential for HSNCT qualification?
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16489

Re: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014

Full stats are here. Due to an uneven number of games, the standings for top bracket for finals games were based off just games with other top bracket teams.
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Mar 02, 2014 7:40 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SUBMIT at Carleton University (March 9, 2014)
Replies: 13
Views: 4788

Re: SUBMIT at Carleton University (March 9, 2014)

Joe-lonel By has one spot for a free agent preferably good at RMP and/or other non-big 3 subjects.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Mar 01, 2014 7:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014
Replies: 16
Views: 5756

Re: VCU Trash Day (Richmond, VA) - 03/15/2014

pray for elves wrote:
hokieDoubleE wrote:Are both Ottawa Hybrid Tournament and OhioTRASH2014 high school level?
OHT is a college-level tournament.
It's advertised at something between Fall and Regionals, but may contain an obscene amount of Canadian content.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Feb 17, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 9089

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

There are no Canadian-created pyramidal questions, and there is no Canadian Quizbowl Championship, although hopefully both of these will change in the near future IHBB (International History Bee and Bowl) is likely to inaugurate a Canadian division next year. This would entail regionals in about 8-...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:19 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?
Replies: 36
Views: 9089

Re: What are the main criticisms of pyramidal Quizbowl?

I've been playing since 2008 and I've enjoyed pyramidal quizbowl as the form of question competition. Yet being in a region (same as Ted) with a dominant local format, I've seen my fair share of complaints, which other people have well elaborated. We also had an in-place pool of schools who had atte...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 8511

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

Could I please see the D2 bonus with Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and H-bar has two of the answers? The bonus part on h-bar does not prompt on "Planck's constant" even though the word "reduced" is in the question.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2014 SCT: specific questions
Replies: 50
Views: 8511

Re: 2014 SCT: specific questions

(DII)

Could I see the 1st Symphony tossup and the French Horn tossup from the earlier rounds?
Thanks
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: All videos of Quiz Bowl
Replies: 206
Views: 138704

Re: All videos of Quiz Bowl

I recorded the game between Eric, Matt, Doug, and Marshall vs Aruoni, Jerry, Ike, and Rob from Chicago Open 2013. We were going to live stream some games but that never ended up happening.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:37 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa, ON GSAC Mirror (March 1st @ Carleton University)
Replies: 1
Views: 2121

Ottawa, ON GSAC Mirror (March 1st @ Carleton University)

Carleton University from Ottawa, Canada, will be mirroring Maggie Walker's GSAC on March 1st, 2014; past editions of this tournament have been well received not only by those who have played it in Ottawa, but also throughout different North American sites. This tournament will be great preparation f...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Dec 12, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014
Replies: 32
Views: 29845

Re: NAQT Canada SCT-February 8, 2014

Hotels in Kanata or near the airport are probably too far out of your way to be worth it. This is my sixth year commuting to downtown tournaments from Barrhaven and still doesn't make me regret living out there. If a team doesn't mind driving 30 minutes to the tournament site, it's probably not too...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Dec 02, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4545

Re: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)

We sincerely hope you had a great time and stick around the QuizBowl scene. It's quite fun! And most importantly, if Colonel By A beats you by a score of some ridiculously high number to zero at provincials in March, don't be discouraged. Being often creamed during my younger age is one of the reas...
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:53 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)
Replies: 8
Views: 4545

Re: SCOP Novice mirror at the University of Waterloo (Nov. 30th)

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

WCI and Georgetown both went to Reach Provincials. I've never heard of Westlane before. If they're truly new to academic competition, then it's good that they took the challenge and I hope schools continue to do so in the future.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Nov 17, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 34
Views: 6293

Re: Specific Question Discussion

Mondrian seemed like art canon when I played medium-easy high school sets.

The three Australia answer lines in three rounds didn't matter because the teams who knew the answer got the answer, but upset some teams in the lack of variety.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2286

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Ottawa Hybrid Tournament-March 8, 2014
Replies: 38
Views: 16489

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Delta Burke Mirror at UWaterloo (Sunday, Nov. 10th)
Replies: 28
Views: 6196

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Quizbowl Roundtable: Call for Topics/Participants
Replies: 38
Views: 14764

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)
Replies: 6
Views: 2678

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Collegiate Novice 4 Mirror (Ottawa, ON; 10/5)
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Sep 29, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: General discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1766

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:24 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (10/5)
Replies: 23
Views: 9029

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die
Replies: 16
Views: 4873

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Ontario 2013-14
Replies: 3
Views: 1624

Re: Ontario 2013-14

The current schedule is up to date at http://onqba.ca/upcoming.html
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:10 am
Forum: High school area archives
Topic: Lisgar's JAMES mirror (Ottawa, ON; Nov 16)
Replies: 3
Views: 2286

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (10/5)
Replies: 23
Views: 9029

Re: Collegiate Novice at UWaterloo (9/28)

Angus Chung, Woburn '12, is at York's business school.
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VETO 2013-The Thing That Will Not Die
Replies: 16
Views: 4873

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Michigan Fall Tournament at Carleton (10/26/13)
Replies: 11
Views: 4936

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Sep 07, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Penn Bowl at uOttawa (October 27, 2013)
Replies: 9
Views: 3678

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Carleton Collegiate Novice 4 Mirror (Ottawa, ON; 10/5)
Replies: 2
Views: 1968

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2013 (10/19/13)
Replies: 27
Views: 14902

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

fyi the Canada mirror is actually on the 27th
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Best question set to show new teams?
Replies: 20
Views: 6608

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Best question set to show new teams?
Replies: 20
Views: 6608

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Tue Aug 13, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: New High School Teams
Topic: Best question set to show new teams?
Replies: 20
Views: 6608

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open food discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9993

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:51 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 58223

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 27024

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Urgent Call for Unity (July 21, 2013)
Replies: 121
Views: 27024

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open food discussion
Replies: 31
Views: 9993

Re: Chicago Open food discussion

As of 1:20, Dave Madden has gone to pick up drinks
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2013 (7/20-21/13)
Replies: 147
Views: 58223

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Triacontakaipentagon: Side Tournament Redemption (8/4/13)
Replies: 25
Views: 9475

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 Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Sun Jul 14, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Global announcement: Collegiate Novice 4
Replies: 11
Views: 6903

Re: Global announcement: Collegiate Novice 4

Is this tournament open for high school mirrors?