The ninth annual Vancouver Estival Trivia Open (VETO) was held on Saturday, June 30, 2007. For the seventh year in a row, it was at the Harbour Centre Campus of Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver, B.C.
Most of the question packets are available for free download! (saved on the Stanford Packet Archive)
This was a guerrilla-style tournament, meaning that all questions were written by members of the participating teams, and there was no central editing. Question packets were shared with a mirror tournament (VETO's Eastern Trivia Open) being held the same day in Toronto. All staff were drawn from the participating teams during their bye rounds or even during their playing rounds, as Andrea from SFU Junta read during FARSIDE's bye rounds.
Thanks to Tara for reserving the rooms, to the SFU Quiz Bowl Club for signing for them, and to players in Toronto for writing most of the packets we used.
We had five teams, with a total of 16 players. Teams were:
More graphically, the table below incorporates two bar charts. The first column shows the number of teams, and the second column has a bar with the number of packets written by each of those teams in Vancouver (either 0, ½, 1, or 2). The third column shows the year. The fourth column has a bar with an "O" for each original Vancouver packet, and an "s" for each packet obtained in a swap from players in Ontario; a "C" indicates a combined packet from players at both sites. The next few columns show the number of packets (original, swapped from Ontario, and total), and the last column shows the number of games played by each team.
teams year packets orig + swapped total games 10 2211111111 2002 OOOOOOOOOOOOs 12 + 1 = 13 9 8 21111111 2003 OOOOOOOOOsssss 9 + 5 = 14 7 8 211111½0 2004 OOOOOOOCssss 7½+ 4½ = 12 7 7 2111½½0 2005 OOOOOOsssssss 6 + 7 = 13 6 7 2111100 2006 OOOOOOssssss 6 + 6 = 12 6 5 21000 2007 OOOsssssss 3 + 7 = 10 8Unfortunately we see an increasing number of 0's (teams with no packet) in the teams bar, and a decreasing number of O's (original packets) in the packets bar, but the latter are offset by an increasing or stable number of s's (packets received through swap).
Room 1500 Room 1520 Bye Packet --------- --------- ---- ------ 1. UBC.-JMPR Pseu-SFUJ FRSD FARSIDE 1 2. FRSD-Pseu JMPR-SFUJ UBC. UBC 3. UBC.-SFUJ FRSD-JMPR Pseu B2B in Toronto 4. FRSD-SFUJ UBC.-Pseu JMPR UT 1 (Eric) in Toronto 5. Pseu-JMPR FRSD-UBC. SFUJ Ben in TorontoSecond round-robin:
Room 1500 Room 1520 Bye Packet --------- --------- ---- ------ 6. UBC.-Pseu JMPR-SFUJ FRSD FARSIDE 2 7. FRSD-SFUJ Pseu-JMPR UBC. UWO in Toronto 8. FRSD-JMPR UBC.-SFUJ Pseu UT 3 (Bobby) in Toronto 9. Pseu-SFUJ FRSD-UBC. JMPR UT 2 (Rico) in Toronto 10. UBC.-JMPR FRSD-Pseu SFUJ Jordan in TorontoThere were no playoffs because we didn't have any additional packets. We had decided that with ten packets, a double round-robin would be the most enjoyable schedule. Ties between teams with the same win-loss record were broken first by head-to-head record and second by average total points per game. Here are the results:
See the SQBS page for scores and detailed stats.
Congratulations to UBC Pseudo for keeping its title and winning the ninth Vancouver Estival Trivia Open!
UBC Pseudo went on to play in the Trans-Canada Championship Match against the winning team in Toronto.
For leading in the individual stats, Peter retains the title of West Coast Dominatrix of Relevant Knowledge.
The table above suggests that Peter is the only person who has played in every VETO, but the B2B team of Brock, Bruce, and Zhan played in the Toronto mirror this year, so those three players also retain their perfect attendance records.
|West Coast Dominatrix of Relevant Knowledge||Peter||scoring 65.62 points per game||handcuffs||Peter|
|Worst repeat||UBC team||UWO tossup on Aristotle that said he wrote a book about syllogisms, in the round after FARSIDE tossup on syllogisms that said Aristotle introduced them||a broken record||Peter|
|Best music question||(withheld)||there was no question that Hanson thought merited a prize||not announced||Hanson|
|Best question on food from non-animal sources||Joanne||bonus with Gobstoppers and chopsticks: the only question that used actual food||a gluten-free, fat-free, GMO-free, vegan ReBAR 100% organic energy bar||Peter|
|Peter with the handcuffs he keeps as West Coast Dominatrix of Relevant Knowledge.||Mike of UBC with a broken record his team was awarded for the worst repeat that they forgot to remove from the packet they brought.||Joanne with the ReBAR she was awarded for having written the best food question.|
"Vancouver, Vancouver, this is it!" famous last words
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