Trans-Canada Championship Match
July 15, 2006
The sixth Trans-Canada Championship Match
was held over the telephone on
Saturday, July 15, 2006. The two teams had just participated in
that day's two Canadian tournaments:
Thanks to Victoria Groce and Bruce Saunders for writing the questions,
and to Robert Schmidt for moderating.
The game was untimed, with 20 tossups.
The moderator, Robert Schmidt, was in Cleveland, Ohio.
He was connected to both Vancouver and Toronto by a three-way call,
which I believe was made from Toronto.
Last year we tried to use
but it didn't work. This year, we tried JoeQuiz again,
and after at least half an hour of tinkering,
we got it to work, but unfortunately it crashed after every tossup.
Since that was no fun, after two tossups played with JoeQuiz,
we reverted to the older method for the rest of the game.
Both teams had speakerphones and buzzer systems.
The moderator didn't seem to have much difficulty determining
which site was the origin of the first buzz.
Those of us who have been running Trans-Canada Championship
Matches over the years unfortunately
keep forgetting that the game would go more smoothly if we were
serious about imposing certain
rules during the reading of tossup questions:
Following these rules strictly
will also make listening to the game easier.
- it should be obvious, but can be easy to forget, that
players who buzz in must be required to remain silent
until the moderator says which site has buzzed in first;
- even after the moderator calls "Vancouver" or "Toronto",
players should be required to remain silent
until the local sub-moderator announces which player
has buzzed in both to avoid the possibility of local confusion
and also to help scorekeepers on all sides;
- as in a regular game, players shouldn't be allowed to speak during
tossups (other than shouting "buzz" if necessary). If there are any
technical complications during the reading of a tossup,
then the local sub-moderator should be solely responsible
for communicating them to the moderator.
An audio recording of the match has been saved on the
Listen to the match (duration 50:34) in format:
UBC Pseudo defeated Toronto, 225 to 140.
Individual stats on tossups (+10/-5):
UBC Pseudo: Brendan 8/1, Daniel 1/0, Richard 0/0.
Toronto: Eric 3/2, Jeff 1/0, Bobby 1/2.
Bonus averages: UBC Pseudo 15.56, Toronto 22.00.
The 2006 Trans-Canada Champions
Left to right: Richard, Brendan, Daniel.
Teammate Angus was unable to participate in this match;
a pair of bricks from an earlier tactile bonus sit at
what would have been his position at the table.
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