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ONQBA Elections

ONQBA will elect a new board this summer. I am conducting these elections. I do not intend to continue with ONQBA next year, so I look forward to seeing new leaders run things. I've met loads of competent and organized people who volunteer at quizbowl tournaments. I know that the next regime at ONQBA will be… Continue reading ONQBA Elections

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2018-19 Results and CanCon

Quizbowl in Ontario Bell won Lisgar Novice over Glebe Lisgar won Carleton Sublunary over Bell "Montcalm CI" won Toronto Novice over UTS Glebe won Provincials over Lisgar Quizbowl Outside Ontario UHill / Hamber won UBC Spring Lisgar came 42nd at PACE nationals Other Results College quizbowl results were collected by Chris Sims. The de facto… Continue reading 2018-19 Results and CanCon

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Provincials Result — Congratulations to Glebe

On May 5, Glebe CI won Quizbowl Provincials. They beat Lisgar in a two-game final, coming back from a game behind in the standings. The full stats are here. The round-robin standings had a clean hierarchy, like this: Lisgar A was 10-0 Glebe was 9-1 (loss to Lisgar) Bell was 8-2 (losses to Lisgar and… Continue reading Provincials Result — Congratulations to Glebe

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Provincials at Carleton on May 5 — Detailed Announcement

Ontario Quizbowl Provincials will be on Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Carleton University in Ottawa. We'll play 10-ish rounds plus finals. We'll use a Canadian edition of an NAQT IS set. We will play timed rounds on clocks, to fit in the most possible games without running late. The tournament is a high-school championship. The… Continue reading Provincials at Carleton on May 5 — Detailed Announcement

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Quizbowl at uToronto on March 3, Provincials in Ottawa on May 5

University of Toronto is hosting their High School Novice tournament on March 3 (Sunday) at their downtown campus. Meghan Torchia will be directing. They're charging $100 for the first team and $50 per extra team from a school. Do not be misled by the word "novice" -- it is for any high school teams, no matter how advanced.… Continue reading Quizbowl at uToronto on March 3, Provincials in Ottawa on May 5

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Highlights from Carleton Sublunary

I ran Carleton Sublunary Tournament on Saturday, and I got to be in a game room watching the action this time. Full stats are here. My highlights are below: Teams missed all the usual questions about British novelists that the teams miss every year. Round 1 teams gave some confused buzzes where they couldn't remember… Continue reading Highlights from Carleton Sublunary

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Provincials 2018 — Congratulations to UTS

The UTS players above, they went 9-1 and won Provincials last Saturday. The field was pretty well balanced this year, but UTS was the clear best team. Full stats from the tournament. Twitter coverage of the last five rounds. Canada questions used in the tournament. We should have some more coverage to post soon. Peter… Continue reading Provincials 2018 — Congratulations to UTS

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Announced: Ontario Provincials — March 24 at uToronto

There will be an Ontario Provincial Quizbowl Championship on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at the University of Toronto. Meghan Torchia will direct the tournament. Whoever wins will be the high-school champions of Ontario, and by default, of Canada. Details are in my post here. It should be at least 10 rounds, on slightly tougher questions… Continue reading Announced: Ontario Provincials — March 24 at uToronto

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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: 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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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