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ONQBA Awards for 2018-19

These are our awards to recognize great players in Ontario. We consider all trivia formats, with some preference for achievements in actual quizbowl.

Weizel
Oliver is wearing some gold medals in this picture.

Best Player — Oliver Weizel (UTS)

Oliver won the nationals of both History Bee and Bowl this year. He did not win the quizbowl tournament he played, but the stats say he was probably the best player there.

Unanimous.

Most Improved Player — Amy Wang (Westmount)

Amy won Reach Nationals this year, and she scored a ton of powers in summer open tournaments. Unlike most players from Hamilton, she has the self-control not to neg in every game.

Also got votes: Sreesa Virinchi (UTS)

Best Junior Player — Gabriel McMurren (Glebe)

The Provincial champions Glebe were a balanced team, and their grade 10 player Gabriel led them in powers. I have a great memory of him buzzing “Sergeant Preston of the Yukon,” because (of course) it came up in practice.

Also got votes: David Landry (Lisgar)

All-Star Team

Tony Chen (Richmond Hill)
Gabriel Clark (Lisgar)
Kevin Fan (Bell)
Marcell Maitinsky (Westmount)
Oliver Weizel (UTS)

Also got votes: Andrew McCowan (Glebe), Thomas Mennill (Lisgar), Lucas Smith (TMS), Amy Wang (Westmount)

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2 thoughts on “ONQBA Awards for 2018-19”

  1. I want to acknowledge some UTS players who might deserve more glory. Jerry, Malhaar, and Vivek were probably all top players last year. Probably a lot of UTS players are elite by now because they practice with UTS.

    I thought hard about voting Ryan from Abbey Park as best junior. I staffed some Reach games where Abbey Park played great, but I didn’t notice which players were buzzing and I didn’t know which player was Ryan.

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