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HS Novice Tournament @ University of Toronto - NAQT IS-178A - Sun. March 3rd, 2019

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:36 pm
by Calculus?
Hello Canada!

The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club is pleased to announce our annual high school novice tournament, which will take place on Sunday, March 3rd, 2019 on the University of Toronto St. George Campus. The tournament will take place in Sidney Smith Hall, with control as room 2127. Please meet there by 9:30 AM, and the tournament will start at 10:00.

This tournament will be using NAQT set IS-178A (Canadianized edition) which is at a similar difficulty level to past incarnations of this tournament, and is suitable for novice players. Please note that this is the same set that was run at Carleton University on December 1st, 2018, and if you attended that tournament you will NOT be permitted to attend this one.

To register your school for this tournament, please email me at meghan [dot] torchia [at] mail [dot] utoronto [dot] ca.

Fees and Discounts
$100 for the first team from a school
$50 for each subsequent team
-$10 discount per working buzzer set (note that this is dependent on the # of sets, not the # of teams. That is, if a school sends two teams but one buzzer set, they will still only get the discount once). Please note that if you tell me you’re bringing a buzzer set and arrive without one or with a non-functioning or incomplete set, you will no longer receive the buzzer discount.

For payment, I will accept cash, cheque, or etransfer. You must have paid in full before or on the morning of or you will not be permitted to play. Cheques should be made out to “University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club”.

If you have any questions, comments, etc. please feel free to post them here.

There is currently a field cap of 11 teams.
CURRENT FIELD (Teams/Buzzers):

TMS (1/1)
UTS (2/0)
Westmount (1/1)
Central Richmond Hill (2/0)

Re: HS Novice Tournament @ University of Toronto - NAQT IS-178A - Sun. March 3rd, 2019

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:56 am
by Calculus?
Here is a copy of the logistics email I will be sending out to teams today:


The tournament will be taking place at Sidney Smith Hall (100 Saint George Street) on the U of T St. George campus. For those who have never been, it’s the building with an enormous banner reading “Arts & Science” on it. Our control room will be 2127, on the second floor. The tournament will begin at 10:00 AM, so please make sure you are there by 9:30 so I have time to register you and set up your buzzers if you are bringing them.

If you are driving, the closest parking can be found underground at 107 Saint George Street. If you are taking transit, get off at St. George subway station (St. George exit, not Bedford Road) and walk south along Saint George Street until you reach the building. I am attaching a map showing where the building is.

There are no scheduled subway closures that I am aware of on the day of the tournament. Please double check this if you plan to get here by TTC.

Also note that on weekends, the doors to the building are usually locked except for the northeast exit (the one on St. George Street closest to the Ramsay Wright building). Sometimes only one door in that exit is actually unlocked. If you’ve tried all the doors there and you still can’t get into the building, let me know and I’ll have someone come get you.


As stated in my original announcement, I will accept cash, cheque, or e-transfer/PayPal. Cheques should be made out to “University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club”, not to me personally. Please be ready to pay before the tournament starts.


As of writing this email, we have 7 teams registered for the tournament. (Reminder that if you need to change the # of teams you are sending for whatever reason please let me know as soon as possible.) We will be playing a 7-game round robin (each team will have a bye) followed by a 3-game rebracket, and an advantaged final if necessary. Teams will be given game schedules the day of. Lunch will take place after round 5 and will last about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how things are running. Lunch will not be provided, so please either bring a packed lunch or some money to purchase one. There are a variety of cheap lunch options around campus (on Bloor Street to the north and College Street to the south). The tournament is expected to end around 3-4 PM.

Finally, if you have any questions/concerns that I haven’t addressed here, please feel free to reply to this email. If an issue arises on the day of, the fastest way to contact me is to send me a text at [REDACTED].

Re: HS Novice Tournament @ University of Toronto - NAQT IS-178A - Sun. March 3rd, 2019

Posted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:13 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Montcalm Collegiate Institute beat University of Toronto Schools A in a tight 1 game final to win this tournament. ... ith_final/