Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

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Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

Post by bsmith » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:57 pm

The ninth edition of the Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament will be held Saturday, November 23 at the University of Ottawa. It is the longest-running high school quizbowl tournament in Canada and the premier event of eastern Ontario, so we encourage all nearby teams to attend.

The tournament is expected to use NAQT set IS 129A, with Canadian content added and computational math omitted. NAQT rules will be followed, including timed rounds. Please note that the change from IS level in previous years to IS-A level is partially attributed to significant turnover in the area due to a teachers strike and graduations, but if early-season events demonstrate strong performance, we may be able to return to IS level.

The usual Brooks building is under renovation, so there will be a different location on campus that is to be announced. Games will run from about 9:15 AM to 3:30 PM, though presentation of awards may run a bit later, and there will be an hour for lunch (not provided, but there are dining options on campus and nearby).

The fees for the tournament are:
$50 for the first team from a school
$40 for each additional team from a school
$10 discount for each working buzzer set

Queries and registrations can be sent to me at president -AT- onqba.ca . We hope to see lots of teams, and good luck to all the participants!
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Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:27 pm

I can come staff this with a buzzer set. Has the difficulty for this tournament be determined yet?
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Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

Post by Theodore » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:57 pm

pandabear555 wrote:Has the difficulty for this tournament be determined yet?
Based on the results of the Ottawa SCOP Novice mirror, I would advocate for the use of an IS-A set. This is still a new and growing Quizbowl circuit.
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Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

Post by bsmith » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:50 pm

NAQT set 129A will be used.

Also, the meeting room is Fauteux 302 and the game rooms are in Fauteux. That building is across the street from the entrance to the Brooks building.
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Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

Post by bsmith » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:15 am

Unfortunately, I may be away for funeral arrangements. All the organizational parts (questions, schedules, etc.) are being passed to other club members in my potential absence.

Teams will still meet as usual in Fauteux 302 for 9 AM. Games may end up being untimed as 20/20 if I am away.

The current field is:
Almonte & District HS (1)
Bell HS (1)
Colonel By SS (4 + buzzers)
Lisgar CI (3 + buzzers?)
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Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

Post by bsmith » Sat Nov 23, 2013 1:38 pm

Preliminary stats: http://onqba.ca/stats/OQT9/OQT9prelim_standings.html

The top individuals (based on prelim results) are:
-Cameron, Colonel By A (93 PPG)
-Andreas, Lisgar A (68 PPG)
-Ted, Colonel By A (68 PPG)
-Andrej, Lisgar A (63 PPG)
-Riley, Almonte (62 PPG)
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Re: Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament IX (11/23/2013)

Post by bsmith » Sat Nov 23, 2013 5:26 pm

Colonel By A won the ninth Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament. They cleared the runners-up, Lisgar A, by 2 wins as part of their undefeated run through the day. Lisgar B and Almonte finished tied for third, and a tiebreaking match resulted in Lisgar B winning.

Thanks to all the participating teams and the abundance of Ottawa staff. Good luck in your future tournaments.

Full stats (including the 3rd place tiebreaker): http://onqba.ca/stats/OQT9/OQT9full_standings.html
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