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by Slightly Less British
Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 6319

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

Is there any chance of seeing the text for both the Irish famine TU and the populism TU? I remember not being a massive fan of either, but actually seeing them would be helpful.
by Slightly Less British
Sat Oct 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 6205

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

Most of what I wanted to say has already been said better by others, but I'd like to especially congratulate the social science in this set. None of the answerlines were inaccessible as far as I was concerned, and this is pretty much the only regular-minus set I've ever read that included a signific...
by Slightly Less British
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STIGMATA
Replies: 5
Views: 3073

Re: STIGMATA

I'm intrigued how you can ask these things in a visual tournament (unless you mean this is just a tournament about visual trash?). Well, I'll certainly try! To clarify, I might include a tossup asking 'name the person who killed these characters', and show various deaths from the Halloween franchis...
by Slightly Less British
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: STIGMATA
Replies: 5
Views: 3073

STIGMATA

Hello! This is an announcement for STIGMATA (Specific Things In Games, Movies And Television And (other things that couldn't fit into the acronym)), a visual trash tournament entirely written by me, which should be available to play around October of this year, and will probably be about 6 packets. ...
by Slightly Less British
Wed May 30, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault, pedophilia)
Replies: 153
Views: 58631

Re: Matt Bruce (cw: sexual assault)

British player here. We haven't sent any teams to ICT in a long while, but still use 2-3 adapted NAQT sets a year (SCT D1 for our nationals, an intramural set for Oxbridge intercollegiate games and apart from last year an adapted collegiate novice set). I'm also not currently in any position of any ...
by Slightly Less British
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open: American Editors Required
Replies: 5
Views: 3045

Oxford Open: American Editors Required

So the main UK site of Oxford Open is this Saturday, and we would like it if our set were to be mirrored in the US or Canada at some point. However, as the set is a British housewrite some of the content is unsuitable for American audiences (at least at the regular-minus difficulty of the rest of th...
by Slightly Less British
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 17175

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

Thanks so much to Auroni for writing this, and to Athena for sharing her experiences. For those of you who don't know me (which will be just about everyone who isn't British on here), I'm Francis, and I'm in my final year at Oxford. I first tried quizbowl because I wanted to be on University Challen...
by Slightly Less British
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Re: Oxford Open 2018

The field for this has almost filled up already, so email now if you want a space!
by Slightly Less British
Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Scheduling reform
Topic: The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?
Replies: 5
Views: 3159

Re: The Spring Open: What Is to be Done?

To add to what's being said above, Oxford are actively trying to tone down the difficulty a little from last year: it was felt that in some areas of the distribution we were exceeding our stated difficulty. Hopefully this will mean that this year's tournament will be more competitive for all the tea...
by Slightly Less British
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Oxford Open 2018

This is the announcement for Oxford Open 2018, the annual quiz tournament written and hosted by Oxford University Quiz Society! The tournament will be hosted on February 10th 2018, and the field will be open: teams of any four people, students, alumni or otherwise, are encouraged to attend. Unlike i...
by Slightly Less British
Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 37
Views: 15831

Re: Preseason Poll

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote: Oxford loses its whole A team
We keep Daoud Jackson, but most of the rest of our A team will be last year's B team.
by Slightly Less British
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

2) As someone who has never used Discord before, can you please make sure to post instructions? How to join the quiz bowl channel, how the buzzing works, etc? I've done Skype tourneys before, but I want to make sure I don't slow anyone down It works pretty similar to Skype tournaments: follow the l...
by Slightly Less British
Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Cheynem wrote:Could you perhaps hold off on posting the set until a potential usage at Michigan's NASAT open?
Sure, I'd be happy to.
by Slightly Less British
Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

As a reminder, I'll be reading this at 6pm ET (just over six hours time) in the packet channel of the quizbowl discord (https://discord.gg/C3Cjk4N is a link to the main channel). I'll post the set on the packet archive soon afterwards.
by Slightly Less British
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:22 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Update: I'll be reading this on the quizbowl Discord channel from 6pm ET on June 18th. Hope to see as many people as possible there!
by Slightly Less British
Tue May 30, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14639

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

For some context, here's a brief description of the Oxford players on the poll. Joey Goldman Probably should be the unanimous #1 in the UK. Top scorer at the majority of tournaments he plays, and is particularly good at VFA, philosophy and literature. Has won pretty much every competition there is t...
by Slightly Less British
Fri May 26, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

I'll run this on Sunday 18th, then. Would people prefer to play this as a shootout or with bonuses?
by Slightly Less British
Mon May 08, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

As there are no more planned physical mirrors of this tournament, I'd like to run some sort of (free) mirror of this over Skype, probably on some Sunday in June. If people interested could fill out this poll ( https://doodle.com/poll/tbrrf9aw5xhyif6t ) with their preferences, I'll organise a running...
by Slightly Less British
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 281065

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I finished writing a packet of 20/0 on The Wire a couple of weeks ago. Would there be any interest in me reading it on the IRC?
by Slightly Less British
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 13415

Re: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17

Will there be a private forum for discussing this tournament?
by Slightly Less British
Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

If anyone is willing to host a mirror around ICT, that would be great! If that isn't possible and there are no other mirror sites, I'd be happy to try to run some sort of Skype mirror if that would appeal to people.
by Slightly Less British
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

On a scale from 'entire tossups on obscure British comedians' to 'sensibly mid-Atlantic', how British do you want it?
by Slightly Less British
Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)
Replies: 31
Views: 13881

FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

I’m pleased to announce that, after a well-received debut as a side tournament to Oxford Open, FLOREAT (Film Lover Organised Relatively Easily Accessible Tournament) is available for mirrors. The mirror fee will be £5 ($6-7) per player. There are eight packets of 20/20, with the following distributi...