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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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 53
Views: 12605

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 another person,...
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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 49
Views: 5675

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 5688

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: 49
Views: 5675

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: 3972

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: 14
Views: 2224

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: 2453

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: 4972

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: 8004

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: 2980

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: 2841

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: 2841

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: 2841

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: 2841

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: 2841

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: 2841

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 which mi...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUSES Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 7882

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: 33884

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: 33884

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: 33884

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: 15808

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: 12146

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: 19874

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: 5566

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: 8908

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: 8645

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: 8908

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
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats
Replies: 24
Views: 5566

Re: EFT 2018 - Detailed stats

Could I get a link to the Oxford site stats?
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 15808

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

Considering that it has already been played at one site (VCU), do you think that there will be an online mirror of this in the near future? I know that I would love to give this tournament a shot, but, like so many others, can’t attend an actual mirror site. Thank you, Will look at running one in S...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Age of Empires (Side Event)
Replies: 19
Views: 9023

Re: Age of Empires (Side Event)

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Extremely looking forward to this
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sat May 12, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament
Replies: 24
Views: 15808

Re: OCTAVIAN - A Classics Tournament

UlyssesInvictus wrote:
kearnm7 wrote:Hate to nag, but is there any idea of when/if this will be done and where it will be played? Would love to give it a go.
Bump on this as well, I've gotten a few requests to run this at the Boston summer event.
The aim is to have it done by the end of June
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Nationals discussion
Replies: 121
Views: 48007

Re: ACF Nationals discussion

Extremely dull Classics post below: First, there seemed to be a lot of unforgiving answerlines relative to past years. The examples that come to mind are kykaon (the substance in the leadin seems to just be called a potion in many translations, the substance in the Ascalaphus story is just listed as...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Postseason poll
Replies: 19
Views: 8308

Re: Postseason poll

I appear to be mostly writing pro-British posts at the moment, but Oxford should 1) come higher on your ballots now then they did before and 2) be noted as only missing out on the top bracket by (iirc) 20 points in their tiebreaker game.
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish
Replies: 76
Views: 30924

Re: Player Poll 2018: Delightfully Devilish

From a British perspective, I would suggest that people should vote for Jason Golfinos of Cambridge, who lead his team to the highest placing ever of a British university, Daoud Jackson of Oxford, who led his team to a way higher finish than most predicted, and Evan Lynch of Southampton, who top sco...
by Lake Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: First Hunna Days: THE SQUEAKQUEL
Replies: 6
Views: 3411

Re: First Hunna Days: THE SQUEAKQUEL

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