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