2022-2023 Season Details

Welcome back, ethics bowlers! 
We already know the question that's on your mind: "Is the ethics bowl going to be in-person this year?"  Along with answering the "in-person" question, we have several new, exciting announcements for you. Read along, welcome back, and enjoy the ride! 
As everyone knows, the OEB has enjoyed incredible growth over the last three years. In fact, this growth is so remarkable that the competition is simply TOO BIG to host everyone in-person. "So that's it? No in-person...we're stuck in the Zoom Dungeon again?" No! Of course not! 

The OEB is excited to announce that this year we will be offering TWO events. The first event will be online to which every team will receive automatic access. This online competition is a one day competition, and will serve as the qualifier for our second event, which will be in-person. That's right, in-person! Okay, have we caught your interest? Read on. 
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EVENT #1: Virtual Qualifier "VQ"
The Virtual Qualifier involves every OEB team and takes place on our NHSEBone virtual platform. Teams prepare for several months before the VQ. For a complete explanation of what this preparation looks like, please read the 2023 OEB Guide.

The actual day of the VQ will unfold according to the following schedule: 
 Saturday, February 4
Opening ceremony..................8:00am-8:30am
First Round.............................9:00am-10:00am
Second Round.........................11:00am-12:00pm
Lunch......................................12:00pm-1:00pm
Third Round.............................2:00pm-3:00pm

Fourth Round...........................4:00pm-5:00pm
Top 24 teams announced...........5:30-5:45pm

 
"Okay, simple enough. Now let's talk about this in-person event."
Questions?
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EVENT #2: Ontario Championships "OC"
The OC is our flagship event. The teams who qualify will be treated like ethics bowl royalty. See the itinerary below. Commonly asked questions are addressed below the itinerary. 
 Saturday, March 4
Opening ceremony..........................8:30am-9:00am
Round #1........................................9:00am-10:00am 
Round #2.......................................10:30am-11:30am
Lunch.............................................11:30am-1:00pm
Round #3........................................1:00pm-2:00pm
Announcements..............................2:00pm-2:30pm
Teams bused to hotel.......................2:30-:300
Relax at hotel..................................3:00pm-5:45pm
Bused back to UTM.........................5:45pm-6:00pm
Fully catered dinner and activities....6:00pm-8:30pm
Bused back to hotel..........................8:30pm-8:45pm


Teams bused to UTM...........................8:30am-8:45am
Guest speaker and special events..........9:00am-10:00am
Semi finals...........................................9:00am-10:00am
Championship Match..........................10:30am-11:30am
Closing ceremony................................11:30am-12:00pm
Fully catered lunch...............................12:00pm-1:00pm
Championship Sunday, March 5
Trophy
Catering Service
Gala Table
Hotel Exterior
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


(i) All transportation to and from the hotel on Saturday and Sunday, (ii) Dinner on March 4, (iii) Lunch on March 5 (iv), two hotel rooms per team, typically these two hotels rooms will be for the two teacher supervisors and (v) An all expenses paid trip for the top two teams to compete at the Canadian Ethics Bowl Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on April 21-23.
What are teams expected to pay for? 


(i) Transportation to the hotel (for those who wish to stay at the hotel Friday night), (ii) Lunch on Saturday, (iii) Hotel rooms (beyond the two provided by the OEB). 
Is there an extra registration cost for attending the in-person OEB?

What is the OEB paying for?



No.
Is financial assistance available?


On a limited basis and in limited amounts. 
Are the two hotel rooms paid for on Friday night, too?
If my team qualifies for Nationals, what exactly is paid for by the OEB?
My team will be travelling from out of town. How much should we budget for, per student?


The answer depends in part on how many students you have on your team as this determines how many hotel rooms you will need. The two main costs will be (i) travelling to and from the competition and (ii) student hotel rooms on Friday and Saturday. We recommend, approximately, $300 per student. 


No.


All major costs including plane tickets, hotel rooms, food, and transportation. 
Questions?
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