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Fall 2018 Tournaments in Ottawa

Lisgar CI is running Lisgar Novice on Saturday, November 10, 2018. This will use the new SCOP Novice set in a Canadian edition. It is a novice tournament, so all players must be in grade 9 or 10 or else playing in their first quizbowl tournament. Lisgar Novice should run from 9:00 to 4:00. It costs $40,… Continue reading Fall 2018 Tournaments in Ottawa

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ONQBA Awards for 2017-18

These are our awards to recognize some top players from the past season. We weighted these awards mostly for quizbowl, but we considered results from all formats.   Best Player -- Gareth Thorlakson (UTS) Gareth led all his quizbowl tournaments in powers this year, without picking up too many negs. His UTS teams finished X-1… Continue reading ONQBA Awards for 2017-18

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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

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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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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