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VETO 2010 question packets

Monday, August 9th, 2010

All the question packets from VETO in 2010 are now available for free download on the Stanford Quizbowl Archive.
Comments on the questions are welcome here.

Suggestions on how to get started writing

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

If your team writes just one question per day starting today, you’ll have a complete packet ready by the time VETO rolls around.

But sometimes you just can’t think of what to write about; you don’t feel inspired to write anything, but you know that it’s your duty to write something. So here’s where the […]

Date and locations set

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

VETOX will be on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at two locations:

Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain the University of British Columbia (not Harbour Centre as in recent years);

University of Toronto, St. George Campus (same as past few years).

VETO X in 2008!

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

It’s time to plan for the tenth Vancouver Estival Trivia Open.

First, to set the date: Is Saturday, July 19 OK with people?

Some other issues:

It might be a nice idea to have somebody editing all the packets instead of going with our traditional “guerrilla” style. But this work, of course, would require having […]

Hello out there, we’re on the air

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

This is what I know so far of teams for VETO.
1. FARSIDE: Peter (2 packets)
2. SFU Junta: Carlos, Hanson, Mike, … (no packet)
3. UBC: Mike, … (1 packet)
4. UBC Pseudo: Daniel, Brendan, … (maybe packet)
5. SFU alumni: Tara, Joanne, Mischa, … (maybe packet)
6. maybe another UBC team (packet […]

Previous VETO champions

Saturday, May 12th, 2007

Teams that have won VETO in a previous year are entitled automatically to participate in this year’s tournament without any review. Other teams send a couple of their old packets to the VETO Invitation Committee, which looks over the packets and provides feedback on them and decides whether the team will supply questions this […]

Mark your calendar: Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, May 11th, 2007

This year’s VETO will be on Saturday, June 30, 2007, in both Vancouver and Toronto. It will once again be a guerrilla tournament, meaning teams will just show up with their packets and there will be no central editing. We’re working on an announcement.

It’s over! See you next year!

Wednesday, August 9th, 2006

Results have been posted for Vancouver and Toronto.
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Schedule in Vancouver is set

Friday, July 14th, 2006

The schedule in Vancouver is set to what I wrote below (July 12). We’ll meet in room 1510 of 515 W. Hastings St.

The UBC team will bring a packet that its members wrote.

The DBCA team is called UBC Pseudo.

The BGT. team has a new player named Jason.

We’ll have three additional […]

another Vancouver schedule (tentative)

Wednesday, July 12th, 2006

We have rooms 1500, 1510, 1520, 1525, 1535.
I suggest 1510 for the meeting room.
I don’t like rooms 1525 and 1535 so much, because they have no windows.
Also, there is a chance that UBC might put together an original packet.

room 1500 room 1520 room 1525 bringing packet […]