ANNOUNCEMENT: Toronto Hybrid Competition (March 12th, 2016)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Toronto Hybrid Competition (March 12th, 2016)

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Hello Canada!

The University of Toronto is very excited to announce the Toronto Hybrid Competition, which will be occurring on March 12th, 2016 at the University of Toronto. The tournament will be starting at 9:00 AM. Please meet in Wilson Hall room 2002 (40 Willcocks St.) at approximately 8:30. The games will be taking place in the adjacent Wetmore Hall. We have 6 game rooms booked, so the field is capped at 13 teams.

WHAT IS THIS SET?

Due to the non-occurrence of Ottawa Hybrid this year, Toronto Hybrid is being created to satisfy fans of hybrid tournaments everywhere. Like OH, it will be a packet-submission, regular-minus difficulty set. It will be an open tournament. The distribution is similar to the OH distribution, with a few minor changes:

Academic (11/11)
2/3 or 3/2 Science (1 bio, 1 chem, 1 physics, 1 minor science, 1 your choice)
2/3 or 3/2 History (1 Anglosphere, 1 Continental Europe, 2 Rest of World, 1 your choice. That set of questions should adhere to the following chronological distribution: 1 before 500, 1 from 500 - 1500, 1 1500 - 1900, 1 1900 - present, 1 your choice)
2/3 or 3/2 Lit (1 Continental Europe, 1 world or ancient, 1 British, 1 Canadian/American, 1 your choice, try to vary time periods)
1/1 RMP (1 philosophy, 1 religion or myth)
1/1 Fine Art (1 visual, 1 aural)
0/1 or 1/0 Social Sciences
0/1 or 1/0 Geography
0/1 or 1/0 Other academic

Trash (11/11)
2/2 Music (minimum of 0/1 or 1/0, maximum of 1/1 pre-1980)
2/2 TV
2/2 Movies
2/2 Sports (1/1 from {football, hockey, baseball, basketball}, 1 other, 1 your choice)
1/1 Trash lit (not necessarily books - could also be comics, magazines or literally anything)
1/1 Video games
1/1 Other

Most notably, the history distribution now has both chronological and geographic requirements, to avoid an onslaught of modern history questions.

SCHEDULE AND FEES:

Packet submission schedule is as follows:

$-50 deadline: January 10th, 2016
$-25 deadline: January 24th, 2016
No penalty deadline: February 7th, 2016
$+25 deadline: February 14th, 2016
$+50 deadline: February 21st, 2016

Packets are due by 11:59 PST on the given date.

Beyond the $+50 deadline is an extra $+10 per day, and requires permission from the editors.

Packets should be formatted according to ACF guidelines. We reserve the right to send back packets that do not follow the distribution correctly or have terrible formatting. Packet submissions should be sent to me at [meghan DOT torchia AT mail DOT utoronto DOT ca].

The fee structure for the Toronto site is as follows:

$100 base fee
$-10 staffer discount
$-5 working buzzer discount
$-10 travel discount for travelling over 200 km one way

Minimum fee: $50

MIRRORS

June 25th - Valencia College

Anyone interested in holding a mirror should contact me at the email address provided above. Mirror fees are $15 per team.


If you have any questions, comments, concerns about this tournament, please post them below.

FIELD:

Ottawa A
Ottawa B
Jay et al.
Michigan State
"King Cyrus's Bastard Children"
Penn Eh
Aaron et al.
Raymond et al.
"The Engine Drivers"

PACKETS RECEIVED:

$-50 Deadline:
"King Cyrus's Bastard Children"

$-25 Deadline:
Michigan State
Aaron et al.

$0 Deadline:
Ottawa B
Penn Eh

$+25 Deadline:
Raymond et al.
Jay et al.

$+50 Deadline:
Ottawa A
"The Engine Drivers"
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Toronto Hybrid Competition (March 12th, 20

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I'd like to register a team.

edit:
-Ottawa is registering a second team, it will be Ian Dewan's team.
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Mightyrodrigo wrote:I'd like to register a team.
Me too!!!
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Senator_Jay wrote:
Mightyrodrigo wrote:I'd like to register a team.
Me too!!!
Done and done
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I would also like to register a team for this.
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Arch Stanton wrote:I would also like to register a team for this.
Done.

If anybody wants to give their team a name other than "[person]'s team", let me know.
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Penn would tentatively like to register a team. This might become a Penn + Patrick Liao team but the details are still being worked out.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Toronto Hybrid Competition (March 12th, 20

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Announcement has been updated with times and locations. Also, the field is now capped at 13 teams.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Toronto Hybrid Competition (March 12th, 20

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Is this still in the same building?
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Senator_Jay wrote:Is this still in the same building?
Yes
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Logistics info for tomorrow:

As stated above, this tournament will be taking place in Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall, which are next to each other. Meet in Wilson Hall (40 Willcocks St.) 2002 at 8:30, and the tournament will start at 9:00 AM. This street is the same one that borders the south side of Sidney Smith, where we usually have our tournaments. Please note that Willcocks Street is pedestrian only so please do not try to drive your car through it. The closest parking is at 107 St. George Street a couple blocks north of there.

There are a bunch of lunch options near campus, and I believe the buffet in Wilson Hall will be open, which costs about $11 (?) for all you can eat.

I can't think of anything else right now, but if I missed anything please let me know.

See you all tomorrow!
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Calculus? wrote:Logistics info for tomorrow:

As stated above, this tournament will be taking place in Wilson Hall and Wetmore Hall, which are next to each other. Meet in Wilson Hall (40 Willcocks St.) 2002 at 8:30, and the tournament will start at 9:00 AM. This street is the same one that borders the south side of Sidney Smith, where we usually have our tournaments. Please note that Willcocks Street is pedestrian only so please do not try to drive your car through it. The closest parking is at 107 St. George Street a couple blocks north of there.

There are a bunch of lunch options near campus, and I believe the buffet in Wilson Hall will be open, which costs about $11 (?) for all you can eat.

I can't think of anything else right now, but if I missed anything please let me know.

See you all tomorrow!
Please disregard earlier instructions to meet in Wilson Hall, and proceed directly to Wetmore Hall basement.

EDIT: The control room is 54C
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Hi everyone,

Thanks so much to all of you who attended the tournament this weekend. I know there were definitely some things that needed to be smoothed out, and I apologize for my absence for most of the day, but the staffers who were there powered through it and did a great job with what was available to them. We hope to have most of the problems ironed out shortly so that the set can be sent out for mirrors. If you have any questions/comments/suggestions about how the tournament went please feel free to post here or contact us.
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