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by frasier
Tue May 14, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Side Event Summer Wrangling
Replies: 14
Views: 5539

Re: Side Event Summer Wrangling

Oxford Open also exists! It was well received generally, people would have fun playing it.
by frasier
Fri May 03, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 11852

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

This is completely wrong. Math shows up everywhere in the chemistry and physics distribution, and indeed probably poses the biggest barrier to entry to trying to understand the physics distribution. Applications of mathematics also shows up in some biology and social science subdistributions, compu...
by frasier
Fri May 03, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 11852

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

As someone who is not a huge fan of most subfields of earth science, it's way more than just "geology and physical geography." Off the top of my head, there's also geophysics, atmospheric science and meteorology, hydrology (encompassing ocean science, freshwater science, and stuff about groundwater...
by frasier
Thu May 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 11852

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

No one studies space geo (this isn't quite true, but I do agree that space geography tends to be overrepresented in the astronomy distribution), so that means you shouldn't fill the astronomy distribution with space geography. It does not mean you should completely delete the astronomy distribution...
by frasier
Thu May 02, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 11852

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

things which virtually no one uses or studies like earth science wait, what? no one studies or uses the most important, pressing, and relevant scientific topics of our time, more at 11 on hsquizbowl.org Fair, that comment (especially with respect to "use") was more reserved for space geo than earth...
by frasier
Thu May 02, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Why don't we have 1/1 math?
Replies: 59
Views: 11852

Re: Why don't we have 1/1 math?

For the Oxford Open this year we reduced the chem distribution to 11/13 and used that to ask more other sci, which in practice meant around 1/1 maths.* It was fairly easy to do this we thought, and I don't think the results seem all that odd. I think the claims that 1/1 maths *can't* be done are jus...
by frasier
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: PIANO mirror in the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 1296

PIANO mirror in the UK

This is notice that we are hosting a mirror of PIANO at Magdalen College Oxford on 30/3/2019. The field for this mirror consists of six teams and is full. Fees are £80 per team with a £5 discount for the provision of buzzers. A link to the global announcement of the set can be found here: http://hsq...
by frasier
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Tournament Atlantic Mirrors 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Re: Oxford Open Tournament Atlantic Mirrors 2019

Just a reminder that this set is available for mirroring. If there's sufficient interest, it will be Americanized. The reviews for it this year (if people don't mind me saying it) were pretty good and I think people would have fun playing it. It's definitely the most "normal" quizbowl set ever produ...
by frasier
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Famous People who played Quizbowl
Replies: 20
Views: 16123

Re: Famous People who played Quizbowl

This depends your definition of "quizbowl", but Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens both played University Challenge.
by frasier
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SPARTAN at Warwick 01/19/2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1241

SPARTAN at Warwick 01/19/2019

Hello everyone! The UK mirror of SPARTAN will be held on January 19, 2019. More info about this event can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21140 The provisional entry fee is £70 per team, with discounts as follows: - £5 for bringing a fully-functional buzzer set; -...
by frasier
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals at Oxford Brookes 1/26/2019
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

ACF Regionals at Oxford Brookes 1/26/2019

Hello everyone! The UK mirror of ACF Regionals will be held on January 26, 2019. More info about this year's Regionals can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=21588 Please check out that post for more information about packet submission requirements. The fee structure is ...
by frasier
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford Open Tournament Atlantic Mirrors 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 2210

Oxford Open Tournament Atlantic Mirrors 2019

OOT is running again in the UK in February and we are offering mirrors of it from the end of March onwards. The set is regular difficulty, with a focus on easier answerlines in the science distribution due to the field it is played on in the UK. The set will be Americanised, hopefully with the help ...
by frasier
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata
Replies: 53
Views: 16576

Re: ACF Fall 2018 - Specific Questions and Errata

As has been mentioned elsewhere, the Briticisation team had some more holistic problems with the set, in terms of both difficulty and in terms of small errors etc. I'll probably weigh in at some point on the first point, which I think partly gets to heart of what ACF Fall is actually for, which I do...
by frasier
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

Re: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror

I'm bumping this to remind people that the set is still available for mirrors. It's now fully Americanised.

If there's no more interest in physical mirrors, we will have an online mirror of the set at some point fairly soon.
by frasier
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror
Replies: 5
Views: 2667

OOTAM: Oxford Open American Mirror

This is an announcement for the OOT American Mirror. This has been talked about some time but for various reasons never got off the ground. The new committee has decided that this will indeed happen and it will be fully Americanised. The Americanisation process will be overseen largely by Daoud Jack...
by frasier
Tue May 22, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Mirroring British Tournaments
Replies: 6
Views: 3242

Re: Mirroring British Tournaments

Apologies, this slipped through the net. We now have a new committee and we are going to discuss what to do with OOT in the US/Canada in the near future. It can either be played in its current form (it's not hugely British, but it does have some egregious British content) or with some Americanisatio...
by frasier
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: CO 2016 Editor Search/Discussion
Replies: 22
Views: 8223

Re: CO 2016 Editor Search/Discussion

Having edited/wrote questions for quite a few tournaments in the UK, I'd feel comfortable editing the econ for CO, if you've not yet found anyone else.