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by George Corfield
Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MSTP (Summer 2019)
Replies: 5
Views: 3253

Re: MSTP (Summer 2018)

I look forward to seeing just how much medicine I've forgotten since graduating
by George Corfield
Fri May 19, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Player Poll: WONDERFUL
Replies: 18
Views: 10026

Re: Player Poll: WONDERFUL

While it is obviously flattering to be considered for this, there is little doubt in my mind (or I'd wager in the rest of UK quizbowl) that Ewan MacAulay is a better player than me (I still get psyched by remembering that I beat him to a chemistry tossup at PB 2015). My fault for not expressing this...
by George Corfield
Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2681

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I guess as the main editor for biology (as well as Other Sci and large bits of the music), I had better reply. Perhaps something which wasn't emphasized to the American audiences playing the set was how a lot of the science was pegged at an easier difficulty than the rest of the content. This reflec...
by George Corfield
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: Quizbowl in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 3609

Re: Quizbowl in the UK

Hi Vivek. We get excited about Americans crossing the atlantic to come and play quizbowl so your post provoked a flurry of activity on our informal UK quizbowl FB chat, and I was nominated to give an overview, so here goes: The UK circuit is comparatively small, but very active and well established....
by George Corfield
Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2017 WAO: Science Feedback Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Science Feedback Thread

Just a few thoughts about the (mostly excellent) biology questions: Despite being able to identify what most of the clues were referring to, the chemotherapy tossup threw me for a while because of a slightly odd choice of pronoun. Also, the clue which presumably is referring to methotrexate as the i...
by George Corfield
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 290223

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Playing the non-US sports packet at Festivus yesterday reminded of me "CamO Sports", a packet-sub tournament I edited in the UK last year. There were 9 rounds of 20 tossups with some semblance of a distribution (3 football, 2 rugby, 2 cricket, 2 racquet sports, 2 golf, 1 motorsport, 1 US sport, 1 at...
by George Corfield
Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 8697

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

The first line of the joints tossup contains the word "periarticular" which only requires you to know that articular is the adjective which refers to joints, which isn't especially difficult.
by George Corfield
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 11826

Re: PB 2016: Specific Question Discussion

A minor point, but packet 1 seems to have 2 physics bonus sets (Atwood machines & Ductile fracture) and 0 chemistry bonus sets - or at least that was the case with the packets we received at the UK mirror, it may have since been rectified.
by George Corfield
Thu May 05, 2016 1:21 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 12179

Re: Specific question discussion

A few quibbles around some of the biology which occured to me whilst I was reading at the UK site: The second clue in the Adipose Tissue tossup read, "The resident macrophages of this tissue may release pro-inflammatory cytokines like IL-6 and TNF-alpha". They may do, but so do the tissue resident m...
by George Corfield
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 22199

Re: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion

When the impromptus tossup was read in our game, I buzzed on the second sentence description of Fantasie-Impromptu and promptly realised I didn't know whether "Fantasy" or "Impromptu" was being clued. I went with the former and was negged. As far as my probably limited understanding goes, they are m...
by George Corfield
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015 - Ewan's Questions
Replies: 12
Views: 1621

Re: Oxford Open - Ewan's Questions

Not wanting to hijack Ewan's thread, but I thought I'd make myself known as the author/editor of the biology questions, as well as quite a bit of the auditory fine arts and some trash (Twin Peaks, Seoul 100m...). This is only my second time writing biology questions, and my first with the music so u...