Difference between revisions of "Toronto"
Latest revision as of 00:44, 30 March 2020
|Current President or Coach||Chris Sims|
The University of Toronto is a public university in Toronto, Ontario. It is the largest university in Canada by enrollment, and has nearly three times the number of postgraduate students as any other Ontario university. Toronto's quizbowl team has been active since the early 2000s and has generally competed with McGill for the Canadian ACF Regionals and Division I SCT championships. At the 2010 ICT, Toronto's A team finished 5th overall in the best performance of a Toronto team at either ACF Nationals or Division I ICT. The team has more recently seen success at Division II ICT, coming 5th in 2019 and 6th in 2018.
There was a semi-active club at St. Michael's College at U of T circa 2000. As Luke Chao wrote, upon not being able to find a Toronto club:
"I off-handedly lamented my condition on a web-based message board, and forgot about it quickly. A year and a half later, Adam Bishop from UWO read my post, e-mailed me, and told me that St. Mike's had a team. It was at the end of the school year then, but I e-mailed them and they said the club wasn't going to continue since the executives were all going to graduate."
The club was refounded in 2002 by Luke and Hamilton-area Reach for the Top acquaintances. They were joined by Rico Catibog, formerly of Waterloo, who brought with him buzzers and question packets, and Bobby Hsu, formerly of Queen's. Luke was succeeded by Jeremy Weiss, Eric Smith, and Jason Dickson.
In 2004 there was a separate club founded by Engineering students, but they do not seem to have attended any tournaments and no longer exist.
The club has expanded substantially in the years since the 2017-18 school year to become the largest in Canada and one of the largest of any university.
All SCT and ACF Regionals results are from the Canadian or Niagara sites of those tournaments unless otherwise noted. The list may be incomplete due to missing stats.
|Year||DI SCT||DII SCT||DI ICT||DII ICT||ACF Regionals||ACF Nationals||Notes|
|2005||2nd/6th||Combined field for SCT|
|2009||1st/2nd||2nd||16th||3rd||Chicago site of ACF Regionals|
|2018||2nd||1st/3rd/5th||18th||6th||3rd/7th/8th||29th||Toronto A autobid for ACF Nationals; two DII teams tied for 5th|
|2019||2nd/3rd/5th||1st/2nd/7th/8th||18th/20th||5th/15th||2nd/3rd/5th/7th/10th||23rd||Toronto A autobid for ACF Nationals|
|2020||2nd/3rd||2nd/3rd/7th/9th||1st/2nd/3rd/10th/11th||Toronto A autobid for ICT|
(Membership list based on those who have held executive positions or have attended one of ICT or ACF Nationals.)
Cooper Albertson-Webb, Peter Burton, Alex Darling, Jason Dickson, Jon English, Charlie Henderson, Stephen Lalond, Jessica Li, Patrick Liao, Chris Lionel, Tim Mikkelson, Jay Misuk, Jordan Palmer, Jessica Pilkington, Aayush Rajasekaran, Morgan Ring, Harry Rusnock, Eric Smith, Gareth Thorlakson, Meghan Torchia (President 2015-18), Max Trower, Simone Valade, Michael Wainberg (President 2012-13), Jeremy Weiss, Jonathan Whyte, Sinan Ulusoy
(Membership list based on those who held executive positions or attended one of ICT or ACF Nationals.)
Other people affiliated with the club who often attend practices and staff tournaments include Aaron Dos Remedios, Rico Catibog (cookie provider and all-round nice guy), Leslie Newcombe, and Brian Luong.
Stats from previous versions of this page that are likely not located elsewhere: