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Calling all Canadian quizbowl teams (or at least those legitimately playing for a recognized institute of higher learning!), after a long wait we finally have an announcement to make: the Region 2 (Canada) SCT 2013 will be hosted by McMaster University, on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Mark your calendars!

Details will be updated ASAP, but for now, here is what to expect:

Date: Saturday, February 9, 2013
Location: Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), 1st floor (the building is part of the arts quad connected to the student centre) (http://www.mcmaster.ca)
Times: 8:30am (arrival and registration); 9:30am (start); 6:00pm (targeted latest finish time)
Field: max. 20-24 teams (both DI and DII, and dependent upon registration)
Pre-registration Process: to be done through the NAQT website
(http://www.naqt.com)

We will of course be offering the customary discounts, as prescribed by NAQT:

Lockout System: $10 At least one discount per team; systems must be functional
Clock: $5 At least one discount per team; clocks must be at least as easy to read as NAQT's timers; team must provide battery or power cord
Moderator: $30 Qualified team moderators must be accepted up to two weeks before the tournament; after that, discounts are at the host's discretion
New School: $20/team Teams from schools that neither competed in nor hosted a Sectional in the last two years

We will also add distance discount of -$10/300km (one way) to encourage more distant teams to participate at our site, and a -$5 discount for each dedicated scorekeeper (offered and used for the day).

In order to get an idea for logistical purposes, please send an email to both [email protected] and [email protected] outlining your interest, and how many players, teams, moderators, scorekeepers, buzzers, and timers you may be ready or willing to offer.

We look forward to seeing as many of you Canadian teams as possible in a couple weeks!
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Why was Buffalo sending out emails then? Or are there two Region 2 sites?
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Both Buffalo and McMaster are hosting. Expect a full announcement in the next 24 hours.
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Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:Why was Buffalo sending out emails then? Or are there two Region 2 sites?
This probably should have been corrected during the application process, but Hamilton is actually in Region 7. ACUI is essentially nonexistent in Canada, so we don't really keep track of what school goes where.
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Updated this post accordingly.
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Although I realize that I must go through the NAQT site process, and that this is not binding, in the spirit of "heads up" Ottawa will be attending this Sectional with at least 2 teams.
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minusfive wrote:Although I realize that I must go through the NAQT site process, and that this is not binding, in the spirit of "heads up" Ottawa will be attending this Sectional with at least 2 teams.
McMaster is the closest SCT site to Ottawa, so you may attend either this site or Buffalo without any kind of process.
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Absolutely unacceptable. We here at McMaster are racist against Ottawa, so your kind is not welcome to attend.

On a completely less false note, thanks for the heads up; looking forward to seeing you guys here!
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My rag-tag bunch of trivia enthusiasts will be attending. Probably one team.
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I will likely be there as a moderator...perhaps affiliated with a Toronto team of some sort.
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Guelph will likely have one Division I team.
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Queen's will likely be sending at least one Div II team. Will confirm in the next couple weeks after things have been sorted out at practice. I'm not sure that many other Queen's players use the forums.
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For your convenience, the registration link is http://www.naqt.com/registration/regist ... nt_id=4753
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Hey, I know this is the SCT thread and all, but since Canadians seem to be reading it, I was wondering if anyone has a stable contact for the University of Toronto. I've emailed someone named M. Wainberg and haven't heard back.
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grapesmoker wrote:Hey, I know this is the SCT thread and all, but since Canadians seem to be reading it, I was wondering if anyone has a stable contact for the University of Toronto. I've emailed someone named M. Wainberg and haven't heard back.
Michael is the current president and your best point of contact. If it's urgent, you could try emailing their coach, Rico. (I'll PM you his email.)
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Waterloo will likely be sending at least one team.
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Hey everyone, so after 2 months of getting jerked around by the bureaucracy that is McMaster University (outside of the Students' Union), we now finally have rooms, and those rumours going around that our site may be compromised may now be quashed. I've amended the post above, but for those who don't catch it...

We shall be meeting on the first floor of Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH) at 9:00am for a 9:30 start time. KTH is part of the arts quad that is connected to the student centre (MUSC), so peeps may park in either Lot B, C, D, or E (those would be closest), and head into the student centre, out the back of it (heading down the hall where the cafetorium is) into the arts quad, and then to the right. Or, you can pass directy through the lobby of the DeGroote School of Business and it's the building on the otherside of that lobby. So far we have 4 teams actually registered (UofT x2, UTM x1, Queen's x1), and a few other teams interested. We should have room for up to 24 teams, so lemme know ASAP so we can sort out how many staff are required!

Thanks for all of your patience, and I'll see you all next Saturday!
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Regrettably, Guelph is no longer able to attend.
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Yo, sup y'all...just a couple days away from the big event! Some last minute details to go over. First of all, just a reminder that in order for us to start as close to 9:30am as possible, I would like teams to make every effort to arrive between 8:30 and 9:00am, so that we can get registrations and whatnot in order. We shall be meeting on the main floor (atrium area) of Kenneth Taylor Hall (KTH), and our base room will be 103. The 3 DI rooms will be on the first floor, and the 3 DII rooms will be in the basement, in close proximity to the stairs.

For those of you who haven't checked the NAQT website, here is our final field:

DI

Algonquin College
McMaster A
MAM
Ottawa A
Toronto A
UWO

DII

McMaster B
McMaster C
Ottawa B
Queen's
Toronto B
Waterloo

If anyone is having any difficulties getting to, or finding where we are on Sat. morning, my cell number is (905) 869-8663, and although it will be on at all times, service in the basement of the arts quad is extremely sketchy. I wish all of you a safe trip, and be sure to bring the $6 necessary for parking in either of Lot B, C, D, or E (there is NO free parking on campus).
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I would just like to reiterate that which I have already told some teams and administrators already...as of right now, despite there being a hefty amount of snow on the ground, McMaster will still be hosting the tournament tomorrow. Our field remains the same, Ottawa is en route (so far as I can tell), and I have heard nothing else from other teams indicating that they are unwilling/unable to attend. However, I will suggest that we push forward our start time to 10, meaning teams should try their best to arrive at McMaster sometime around 9ish. Those of you taking public transit may benefit from this. Again, if you are experiencing issues arriving in time, please call or text me at 905-869-8663. See you all tomorrow!
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Senator_Jay wrote:I would just like to reiterate that which I have already told some teams and administrators already...as of right now, despite there being a hefty amount of snow on the ground, McMaster will still be hosting the tournament tomorrow. Our field remains the same, Ottawa is en route (so far as I can tell), and I have heard nothing else from other teams indicating that they are unwilling/unable to attend. However, I will suggest that we push forward our start time to 10, meaning teams should try their best to arrive at McMaster sometime around 9ish. Those of you taking public transit may benefit from this. Again, if you are experiencing issues arriving in time, please call or text me at 905-869-8663. See you all tomorrow!
Confirming for you that both Ottawa teams and Algonquin are presently en route to Southern Ontario.
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Thanks Dennis. Just to clarify, there's no need to kill yourselves getting here tomorrow; from the sounds of it, we should have at least 6/12 teams still attending, with no cancellations so far. If you really can't make it tomorrow morning, I need to know ASAP, and your team can attend the postponed Buffalo site next Sat. However, again, we are still running, so if you can make it, please do (safely!).
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Queen's is going to attempt to make it to Hamilton tonight.

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Well, after a very late start (10:45!), we actually managed to get everything wrapped up by 7:15pm! Final stats will follow, but for now I shall divulge this:

DI Winners: Ottawa A, beating out Algonquin College in the final playoff game, and clearing the field with a record of 10-2.

DII Winners: Toronto B, by 10 points, final bonus, final tossup, of the 2nd game of the advantaged final, with a final record of 10-4.

Top DI Scorer: Brendan (Algonquin)

Top DII Scorer: Ed (Queen's)

Top Negs: Ed (Queen's)

Congratulations to all winners, and thanks again to all teams for making it to McMaster despite yesterday's snowpocalypse!
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Just want to thank Jay, his DI reading team of Eric Smith and Neil Walford, and all the volunteers for a very enjoyable tournament.
Good show!
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