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/oqt200
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.
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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.