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by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:20 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest
Replies: 30
Views: 3007

Re: The Geography Front - Gauging Interest

Yes, I would love to play this (and imagine I would not be the only UK player)
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Tue Feb 02, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 39
Views: 4632

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals - Specific Question Discussion

Questions I particularly enjoyed that I can remember right now - the ancient prosthetics bonus set, the ancient Egyptian art TU (which I shamefully failed to work out, despite it talking about an object in a museum less than a mile from me), axis mundi bonus set - generally, I enjoyed this set, and ...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)
Replies: 12
Views: 3191

Re: 2021 ACF Regionals Invitational (1/30/2021)

This tournament had a rather ambitious schedule and its participants spanned 8 hours of timezones, but I think it worked out alright. I'm sure there are also a lot of things to be said about how spectators were involved at this tournament; I encourage any public feedback so that other tournaments c...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: COOT 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

Re: COOT 2021

Just a reminder that this set will be available for mirrors from February 13th - get in contact with us if you're interested in hosting one in your area. A reminder about this: we are looking for hosts for American/Canadian mirrors of COOT 2021 - if you or your team are interested, please email me ...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 4196

Re: 2020 ACF Winter - Specific Question Discussion

I thought almost all the history in this tournament was excellent, with some interesting lead ins and well organised clue orders - I will be pointing new writers towards some questions as 'how to do it' in the future. Only big erratum I spotted was this question: 18. Members of this body were requir...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: COOT 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 2449

COOT 2021

I am pleased to announce that for 2021 Oxford University and Cambridge University Quiz Societies will be combining forces to produce a housewritten set: Cambridge and Oxford Open Tournament (COOT). The head editors for this set will be Joseph Krol and me. The set, which will comprise 13 packets, wil...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Mimir's Well Harvest League (starting August 2)
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Mimir's Well Harvest League (starting August 2)

I would highly recommend playing this, the first league was excellent, with a high standard of questions and competition
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Myth of the Machine Summer Discord Mirror - 7/18/20
Replies: 18
Views: 4131

Re: Myth of the Machine Summer Discord Mirror - 7/18/20

This was a really enjoyable tournament. The set was filled with fun and interesting ideas, and felt very highly polished as well. The logistics were really good as well from my perspective and I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on running Discord tournaments - the only issue seemed to be t...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Thanks to everyone who turned out to play the finals packets last night - according to the discord scoring bot the Top 10 scorers were itamar 75 tejas 65 Erik Christensen 35 cabibbo-kobayashi-maskawa 30 Krol [Cambridge] 25 JLaw 20 r_hi 10 swapnil garg 10 Max Brodsky (High Tech) 10 Nick Jensen 5 I've...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

I will be reading the two Finals packets tonight on the discord at 11 pm BST/6pm EDT this evening.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Stats are available here - Let me know if there are any errors!

Edit. Playoffs stat report now carries over the one game from prelims.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Jun 28, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Introducing YellowFruit.
Replies: 64
Views: 16369

Re: Introducing YellowFruit.

When I export Full Report, I cannot upload any of the produced HTML pages to hsquizbowl apart from the _standing.html file - the others all bring up the error "Scoreboard report was not saved because it does not appear to be a valid SQBS file." etc. Edit. Also when I send the file to anoth...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Thank you to everyone who played yesterday, and congratulations to Vro for clearing the field, and to Will Alston for top scoring. I also want to thank my team of moderators, who did a sterling job all day - many of them kept an excellent pace during the rounds, and generally let me know quickly if ...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

The logistics email with links to the Zoom room (and backup Discord channel) has been sent out to team contacts. Please let me know if you haven't received them (though I will not reply until morning UK time now)
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11808

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

UKQB have also issued a guide to running Zoom tournaments, which can be found here . As an aside, I'm a little, er, thrown off by the male pronouns used when referring to the moderator and scorekeeper in this document. The instances of male pronouns being used where gender neutral ones should have ...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

I've not had an email response from MIT, Berkeley, vro, or Koyaaniscottie - please reply, or let me know that you've not got it - (MIT, I'm aware my first email didn't go through, but you've not since responded to the resent emails)
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

I have now emailed all the registered teams - let me know if you haven't received and email and expected to!
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

A reminder please for teams to register using the google form (looking at Harvard A and B, MIT, and 'vro')

Edit.
We also now have enough mods confirmed for 24 teams.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

nickdai wrote: Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:29 pm Past versions of Oxford Open were not powermarked. Is there an intent to powermark this year’s edition?
No.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Wed May 27, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

I would also vote against Americanization, the British content introduces a lot of bonus difficulty variance but it's interesting to listen to and does meaningfully differentiate teams in the tossups. Agreed. I would suggest, though, that the very British bonuses have easy parts replaced with thing...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Tue May 26, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Based on the experience of this past weekend's CamO, I would strongly advise against a Zoom tournament, or at least against having a team of people who aren't super-experienced with running Zoom breakout rooms being bracket captains / mods. I'd personally prefer Discord, as ICT and similar events h...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon May 25, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Thanks to everyone who has signed up, and especially to those who have registered so far - we're approaching our initial 20 team field cap, so I am currently seeing if we can secure enough mods to expand to 24 teams - for now, sign up ASAP to be sure of a place in the field!
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun May 17, 2020 5:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

The first post has been updated with the date of the tournament, and some new information.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Wed May 13, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror

Very pleased to see such initial strong interest in the tournament - please do keep signing up! - we will announce the date based on votes received in the evening (BST) this Saturday.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Tue May 12, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Re: Oxford Open Online Mirror

Illinois Admin wrote: Tue May 12, 2020 10:45 am Is this planned as tossups only or tossups + bonuses?
Tossups and Bonuses.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Tue May 12, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June
Replies: 39
Views: 6868

Oxford Open Online Mirror - Saturday 27th June

Oxford University Quiz Society are planning on hosting an online mirror of Oxford Open 2020 on Saturday, 27th June. The set was played here in February, and was well received. The set is regular difficulty, with the science answer lines shading on the easier side. Though there are some more British ...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun May 03, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Running Zoom Tournaments
Replies: 67
Views: 11808

Re: Running Zoom Tournaments

To back up what George said, the whole experience was massively improved by being able to see your teammates (and others) - given the length of time before we might have in-person tournaments again, a medium which aids the social side of quizbowl is one worth using.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4689

Re: 2020 ACF Regionals Thanks and General Discussion

I'd like to echo what I think is the general consensus that this was a a good Regionals set, with generally around the right difficulty, and some good ideas. The logistics side of the tournament, from a player's perspective, was a seamless as any tournament I've played in. I will be interested to se...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Even GHOTIer (GHOTI II 2020 Announcement)
Replies: 27
Views: 4631

Re: Even GHOTIer (GHOTI II 2020 Announcement)

I hope I might be able to persuade/force some sort of mirror of this in the UK

Also, was GHOTI ever posted to the archives?
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 15
Views: 2807

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Thanks and General Discussion

From the perspective of someone who only read it and did not see it being played, this was the best Fall set in a while, and it was definitely appreciated to receive it earlier, and with much less work needed than in the past for the purposes of Briticization
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 51
Views: 6054

Re: ACF Fall 2019 Specific Question Discussion and Errata

Arabidopsis failiana wrote: Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:34 pm I feel like "ox" definitely should have been accepted for the cow tossup. I'm fairly sure that when I read the Odyssey, it referred to "ox-eyed Hera."
Both Autenreith and Cunliffe,the standard Homeric lexica translate it as Ox-eyed
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Fall Open 2019 (November 2019)
Replies: 10
Views: 8343

Re: Fall Open 2019 (November 2019)

Is there any chance of an online mirror of this? I unfortunately cannot go to the UK site, but would love to play this tournament if possible.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Video: British Student Quiz Championships 2019 Final
Replies: 3
Views: 3113

Re: Video: British Student Quiz Championships 2019 Final

adosreme wrote: Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:10 pm I love your questions! Was this a housewritten set?
This was a Briticized version of SCT
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN

Stats available here, including the consolation game played between Teams 2 and 6.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN

This happened - following a round robin, the standings were Team 1: 4-1 Team 2: 1-4 Team 3: 4-1 Team 4: 0-5 Team 5: 4-1 Team 6: 2-3 Team 1 (Charles Hang and Rahul Rao-Pothuraju) were leading on PPG, so Team 3 (Robert Muñiz, Ben Ream, Michael Kearney) played a play-in game against Team 5 (Jakob Myers...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN

Discord link here: https://discord.gg/TER3pH - please join ASAP so I can assign you to your team roles, and we can double check that I have set up the room permissions correctly

Edit. I now have moderators - thanks to the volunteers!
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN

Reminder that this is this coming Sunday - the aim will be to start at 17:00 BST/12:00 EDT/11:00 CDT/09:00 PDT. If everything runs smoothly, this event should take around 3 hours I hope, and possibly fewer. A link to the Discord server will be added here once I've finished setting it up. Please cont...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Re: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN

Looks like Sunday 15th September is the most popular date, so I will go for that - 18 people are signed up, so six teams of three seem ideal, to play a round robin on the first 5 packets, with two more packets for finals or shootout depending on the results - team formation sheet here . If anyone ha...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN
Replies: 7
Views: 2957

Online Mirror of OCTAVIAN

In what might be a record, a whole two years and five months after the original announcement (https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=19807), I'd like to organise an online mirror of OCTAVIAN on Discord in the coming month or so - this initial post is to gauge interest/find dates whic...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 8432

Re: MUSES Announcement

Yes.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 35794

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content

As far as I can remember, this is the only quibble I had with the actual content of a history question, which happened to have a major effect on the outcome of one game and consequently our weekend - the question on Denmark in WW2, specifically the line about the White Buses, which iirc said somethi...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 35794

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

jinah wrote: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:35 am adaptations of Juvenal by British writers
This was extremely enjoyable Classical Reception, which was a pleasure to hear being asked about
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion: Question Content
Replies: 90
Views: 35794

Re: ACF Nationals 2019 discussion

If and when I have the time, I might talk about my views on specifics of history in more detail, but I'd say almost all the history was well written and well-clued, if perhaps slightly too canonical for my idiosyncratic tastes, but that fits with the set's philosophy (which perhaps just suggests tha...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 16312

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

theclassicsguy wrote: Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:37 am Is there any chance that this set will get posted soon?
There will, hopefully, be a mirror of it in the UK after OOT, after which I hope to hold an online mirror on Discord - apologies for the wait, life has been quite hectic in recent months.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)
Replies: 25
Views: 12904

Re: STAR BOWL (2019 Spring and Summer Side-Event)

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I will be doing my best to ensure that there is a UK mirror of this
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 20864

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

There are other errata, but the Sappho bonus' final part is just plain wrong. In a poem found in 2014, Sappho waits for her brother Charaxos to return from this conflict. Odysseus fights in this war in Homer’s Iliad. The Brothers poem isn't (at least on the level of the basic text) about the Trojan ...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 5886

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

Could I get a link to the Oxford site stats? Oxford and Edinburgh have been added. If someone knows what the Briticizing process was for these sites and can let me know, I'd appreciate it; I'm going to hold off on including that version in combined stats until that's squared away. The combined stat...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9611

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

At least at our site, criticism of the populism tossup included that fact that it's not really an ideology, which led to negs with answers that are definitively ideologies.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion
Replies: 35
Views: 9243

Re: EFT 2018 - Thanks and General Discussion

I enjoyed playing this set, and would like to particularly praise the history, which seemed to sit nicely within the overlapping circles of "accessible" and "interesting to experienced players".
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 51
Views: 9611

Re: EFT 2018 - Specific Question Discussion

A quick note, might come back with more once I've got a copy of the set - if I remember correctly, Glaucus and Diomedes exchanging armour came up twice, with each used as a clue for the other