oqt, uottawa

Announced: 11th Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament — Nov. 21

The 11th Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament will be on November 21, 2015 at the University of Ottawa. It will use a Canadian edition of the NAQT IS-149A question set.Details from Rodrigo's HSQB announcement:University of Ottawa is happy to announce we will host the Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament XI (these all go up to 11!), we will be… Continue reading Announced: 11th Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament — Nov. 21

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Checklist for Tournament Directors

This is a checklist for directing a quizbowl tournament. It is written for small high school tournaments in Ontario, though most of it would apply to any tournament.The tasks in (brackets) are encouraged but inessential -- many successful tournaments are run without those measures. Use your own judgment.If this list is overwhelming, then ignore the… Continue reading Checklist for Tournament Directors

lisgar, upcoming

Upcoming: Stegosaurus Bowl in Ottawa — Dec. 5

Stegosaurus prepping for quizbowl.Stegosaurus Cup will be a quizbowl tournament on Saturday, December 5 at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa. It will use a Canadian edition of the BASK question set.ScheduleTeams should be at Lisgar by 8:30 AM to register and pay. We will start at 9:00 AM, and teams may miss their first rounds if they… Continue reading Upcoming: Stegosaurus Bowl in Ottawa — Dec. 5

lisgar, novice

Announced: Lisgar Novice in Ottawa — Oct. 17

Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa. Re-posting Aidan's HSQB Announcement:Mirror of SCOP Novice will be hosted in Ottawa at Lisgar Collegiate Institute (29 Lisgar St) on October 17th, 2015.As this is a novice tournament targeted towards new, inexperienced players, there are entrance restrictions:- Any grade 9 or 10 is allowed to play- Any grade 11 player who is either… Continue reading Announced: Lisgar Novice in Ottawa — Oct. 17

basics, ihbb

Is Quizbowl Like History Bee and Bowl?

Quizbowl is a lot like History Bowl! International History Bee and Bowl is a company that runs tournaments very similar to quizbowl. Most of their questions are written by quizbowl writers, and many teams play both their game and ours.The ONQBA has great relations with the IHBB organizers, and we advertise their tournaments on our website and… Continue reading Is Quizbowl Like History Bee and Bowl?

basics, reach

Is Quizbowl Like Reach for the Top?

Both quizbowl and Reach for the Top are played by high-school teams on buzzers, answering questions to score points. Lots of teams in Ontario play both games.Quizbowl is more challenging and more competitive than Reach for the Top, and quizbowl encourages some deeper learning.Reach is a faster game, and it includes things like one-clue questions and… Continue reading Is Quizbowl Like Reach for the Top?

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What is ONQBA?

ONQBA is the Ontario Quizbowl Association, a nonprofit group that promotes and organizes quizbowl tournaments at high schools in Ontario. We run the Ontario Provincial Championship every spring.(Quizbowl is a buzzer quiz game that's designed to encourage learning about history, science, literature, and other academic subjects. It is usually played between two teams representing different schools.)Officially, ONQBA is run… Continue reading What is ONQBA?