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The 2005 Ottawa Quizbowl Tournament was held November 19, 2005. It was the first-ever high school quizbowl-format tournament in Canada. Six teams attended the NAQT event held at the University of Ottawa.

In the end, Lisgar B of Ottawa took the championship, taking a perfect winning record and accumulating an average of 500 points per game. Second place went to Woburn, who came all the way from Scarborough. Third place was Earl of March from Kanata.

James Cooper of Lisgar B was the top individual, taking 108.5 tossup points per game. Considering that he was only in Grade 11, we decided to award the top junior individual award to the highest Grade 10 player instead, who was teammate Nevin Hotson with 32 points per game. William McLeod of Gananoque A also will be remembered for answering the first tossup of the tournament, thus giving him the first points awarded in Canadian high school quizbowl.

Full statistics for the tournament are available at: http://ca.geocities.com/uotrivia/oqt2005/oqt2005_standings.html

Many thanks to the teams that came to the tournament, as well as the staff helpers: Dan Barber, Ruth Crabtree, Jeff Gordon, Shauna McNally, Andy Saunders, and Tamara Vardomskaya. The tournament was a great success and we hope to see many teams again in the future.

Ben Smith,
U of O Trivia.

ps: in a side game after the tournament, Andy Saunders decided to take on the champions from Lisgar in an all-out match with the remaining questions, stopping only when time ran out. After 32 tossups, Andy prevailed, 475-330.
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Date:November 21st, 2005 07:56 pm (UTC)
o_O Lisgar's good.
Date:November 22nd, 2005 05:23 pm (UTC)
You can say that again...didn't know that James is only in grade 11, and that Nevin is in grade 10. Looks like Woburn has their work cut out for them for the next few years.

I know they're up for the challenge, anyway.

Also, Andy's accomplishment is pretty impressive. I know he's much older and all that, but they were highschool level questions (right?), and Lisgar was incredibly fast throughout the tournament. They seemed to play quiz bowl as if it were reach, and that's saying something.

Last, thank you very much for running a fun event!
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Date:November 23rd, 2005 05:18 am (UTC)
Woburn also did very well. If you ignore the games against Lisgar B, they pulled just about 400 points a game- which are numbers Canadian university teams can only dream of. It's just that they got placed in the shadow of Lisgar, who were in a league of their own.

Both Woburn and Lisgar caught the attention of directors down in the U.S. Perhaps Canadian teams are being underestimated...
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