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Comparing Stats for 2017-18

I looked at the stats from Toronto Novice Tournament and Carleton Supermoon Tournament. Here is my attempt to measure the strongest teams in Canada. (The stats might have errors in them, and lots of teams can always make the claim that they didn't play their full "A" lineup. So this isn't a perfect measurement of strongest… Continue reading Comparing Stats for 2017-18

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Recap — Carleton Supermoon Tournament

I was very pleased with the Carleton Supermoon Tournament on Saturday. We had 7 teams and least 25 players, representing 5 different schools. Raw stats are here. Below are some highlights. Lisgar has strong teams Lisgar is a big magnet school that practices a lot of quizbowl. We are never surprised when they have strong… Continue reading Recap — Carleton Supermoon Tournament

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Announced: December HS Tournaments in Toronto and Ottawa

We have confirmed dates for high school tournaments in December! The Toronto and Ottawa events will take place on the same day and will use Canadian editions of the same NAQT set. Toronto Novice The annual Toronto Novice HS Tournament is back on December 2 and will be hosted at the University of Toronto St.… Continue reading Announced: December HS Tournaments in Toronto and Ottawa

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Announced: November Novice in Hamilton and Ottawa

High school quizbowl is now beginning for the 2017-18 season! MacIntro III On November 11, McMaster is hosting their third MacIntro tournament. It's intended for new players and teams, but any high-schooler is eligible. The "king of quizzes" Peter Cordeiro will direct the event. Last year's tournament went to the final tossup before ending with a victory… Continue reading Announced: November Novice in Hamilton and Ottawa

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MacIntro II Recap – Stepping Up to the Buzzer

As teams unpack their buzzers and open up their brains, quizbowl season has begun once again. Early tournaments spring up and offer a fun and competitive environment for highschoolers to see what they have learned and maybe to compare themselves to the competition.McMaster Introductory Tournament (MacIntro) IIThe Scene As teams slowly made their way up… Continue reading MacIntro II Recap – Stepping Up to the Buzzer

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Upcoming High School Quizbowl Schedule

Quizbowl is back for 2016-17 in Ottawa and south Ontario. These tournaments have been arranged and scheduled.DateTournamentLocationContactOct 22, 2016MacIntro II @ McMasterHamilton, ONPeter CordeiroOct 22, 2016Lisgar NoviceOttawa, ONRuth CrabtreeDec 3, 201612th Ottawa QTOttawa, ONBrendan McKendyDec 3, 2016Toronto "Novice"Toronto, ONMeghan TorchiaAll these tournaments will use Canadian editions of the question sets. The three novice tournaments should… Continue reading Upcoming High School Quizbowl Schedule

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Upcoming University Quizbowl Schedule

ONQBA has a mandate to develop high-school quizbowl. This university schedule is posted purely for the sake of scope creep. There is a pretty full calendar of university tournaments in Ontario this fall. Please attend these tournaments and win them so foreign schools like McGill don't bring us to shame.DateTournamentLocationContactOct 15, 2016EFT @ OttawaOttawa, ONChris JohnstonOct… Continue reading Upcoming University Quizbowl Schedule

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Announced: SCOP Novice 7 in Ottawa — Oct. 22

Re-posting Colin's HSQB announcement:Lisgar in Ottawa, ON will be hosting a mirror of the SCOP Novice 7 set on October 22nd, 2016. We are hoping to welcome new players and perhaps even schools into the Ottawa Quizbowl scene, so don't hesitate to sign up! (We promise to be nice.)As this is a novice tournament, there… Continue reading Announced: SCOP Novice 7 in Ottawa — Oct. 22

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Announced: MacIntro II in Hamilton — Oct. 22

The McMaster University Student Centre in Hamilton.Re-posting Raymond's HSQB announcement:McMaster is pleased to announce the return of our high school tournament MacIntro on Oct. 22, 2016.Continuing the tradition of last year, this tournament is intended to be an introduction for new players and teams in the region to the format of Quizbowl. We will be… Continue reading Announced: MacIntro II in Hamilton — Oct. 22

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ONQBA Awards for 2015-16

Since the season has long since wrapped up and voting has now completed, the following are our awards for 2015-16. We weighted these mostly towards quizbowl, but we did look at results from other competitive formats.Powerful school full of ringers.Best Player -- Sheena Li (Lisgar)Sheena won the national History Bee this year, but she probably… Continue reading ONQBA Awards for 2015-16

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Results from IHBB Nats and Reach Provs

IHBB and Reach for the Top aren't quizbowl, but they're still pretty competitive. Here are some results from their spring 2016 events.International History Bowl Canadian ChampionshipVarsity (up to grade 12)1. Lisgar2. Bayview3. UTS4. WestmountJV (up to grade 10)1. UTS2. Royal St. George3. LisgarInternational History Bee Canadian ChampionshipVarsity1. Sheena from Lisgar2. Josh from Lisgar3. Alec from… Continue reading Results from IHBB Nats and Reach Provs

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Highlights from 2016 Provincials

A famous person.Here's what I saw at quizbowl Provincials last week.Lit Is ImpossibleTeams did worse on lit than every other category. The low point was the two tossups on the same difficult British novelist. The best it got was with the one Canadian Lit question -- Patrick's common-link question on snow, which someone buzzed on… Continue reading Highlights from 2016 Provincials

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December 5th: Quizbowl Night in Ontario

For the first time this season, we saw two high-school tournaments placed on the same weekend. After the awards were handed out and buzzers packed up, I created the following general summary of the events.University of Toronto Novice TournamentThere was a sense of novelty and uniqueness felt by this tournament, given that it was the… Continue reading December 5th: Quizbowl Night in Ontario

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2016 ONQBA Provincials Annoucement

The Ontario Quizbowl Association, in collaboration with the University of Toronto quizbowl team, is pleased to host the 2016 ONQBA Provincial Championship. It will be held at the University of Toronto, St. George Campus on Saturday March 26, 2016. This tournament will be the premier high school quizbowl event in Ontario, serving as an opportunity… Continue reading 2016 ONQBA Provincials Annoucement

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Updated: Toronto Novice — Dec. 5

Note: The date of the tournament has been moved back a week to December 5. We hope everyone can still attend.Sidney Smith Hall at the University of Toronto.Re-posting Meghan's HSQB announcement: Hello Canada! The University of Toronto Academic Trivia Club is very excited to announce the U of T Novice Tournament, happening on [December 5… Continue reading Updated: Toronto Novice — Dec. 5

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2016 Provincials Pre-Announcement

The 2014 and 2015 provincial champions from Colonel By.The Ontario Provincial Championship for the 2015-16 quizbowl season will take place at University of Toronto on Saturday, March 26, 2016. Patrick Liao will probably direct the tournament.The Championship is open to all high-school teams from Ontario, with steep discounts for teams that have won tournaments or… Continue reading 2016 Provincials Pre-Announcement