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by Car
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 23
Views: 4752

Re: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)

write more motorsport please

I liked the Mark Martin tossup the first time around
by Car
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 1691

Re: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

I like this development very much.
by Car
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 281362

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

Dominator wrote:If this is what we're doing, I've got 3 packets of IHO Sports I can read if anyone is interested. It's not a hard set, and it tries not to be too American-centric.
Yes please.
by Car
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes online (April 1st)
Replies: 7
Views: 2925

Re: Entirely Real Landscapes online (April 1st)

Looks like my habit of searching new places on Google Images helped a lot, even if it's not the best way of revising for quizbowl! Thanks for running the whole thing, Conor, it was very enjoyable and helped be get through this flu-stricken evening.
by Car
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Best Two-Way Players
Replies: 12
Views: 4599

Re: The Best Two-Way Players

I can only speak for the UK, but I would strongly back Joe Crowther in such a tournament. Broad knowledge across the board, scaled pretty well in certain areas at CMST, and absolutely monstered the field at the Cambridge trash open.
by Car
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Oxford Brookes (27/01/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Re: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Oxford Brookes (27/01/18)

Stats are now up: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/

I forgot to report it in the stats, but only Oxford C and Warwick B were undergraduate or D II eligible.
by Car
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Oxford Brookes (27/01/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

2018 ACF Regionals @ Oxford Brookes (27/01/18)

The Oxford Brookes University Quiz Society is proud to announce that we will be hosting the transatlantic mirror of ACF Regionals on January 27th 2018 ! You can find the announcement thread for the tournament at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=20005 and register for the tourname...
by Car
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 19001

Re: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)

I'm sure you'll all be crestfallen to learn that I will not be reading a new and improved F1 packet at this year's Festivus.
by Car
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 16705

Re: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Updat

When can we expect this set to be posted? Only about half the packets were read in Cambridge, and I'd love to play the rest in practice.
by Car
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 20286

Re: PSA - Don't be a Luddite

We used this at Oxford yesterday and most rooms didn't have two moderators and the tournament ran to schedule. Many people (including me) preferred using this system to paper scoring, and I think it is probably faster. I don't think anyone but me had used it before, and no one looked at how to use ...
by Car
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 17177

Re: Quizbowl and Mental Health

I'd like to open by saying that quizbowl is possibly one of the best things that's happened to me since I started university. It has given me a reliable point in the week where I can reliably go and think about something other than my studies. Going to practice and playing tournaments has become a r...
by Car
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Kate Kohn's Colossal Conundrum
Replies: 10
Views: 4704

Re: Kate Kohn's Colossal Conundrum

I'm quite looking forward to being really bad at this.
by Car
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: SINS: A Sports Side Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 3713

Re: SINS: A Sports Side Tournament

As I will not be in Toronto then (by virtue of residing on a different continent), I just may contribute some content to this.
by Car
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 18140

Re: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP

Yeah, I should be able to stay awake for this.
by Car
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 12173

Re: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals

This was tonnes of fun to play, and I expect it to be better once fully packetised. Thanks for writing this, Jakob!
by Car
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

Because it seems like the thing to do... Thomas De Bock The sole constant member of the Brookes quiz team, I've had to become a generalist by default. I still have major gaps in knowledge, even at easier difficulty, and I don't scale particularly well for harder stuff. I'm probably best at geography...
by Car
Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

Joe Crowther buzzes really early on anything related to prog rock Finally, we have found the words that will form my epitaph. Out of interest, and without wishing to sound too egotistical (this is a lie, I am being completely egotistical here) what was the difference between 25th and 26th place? Ex...
by Car
Tue May 30, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

This poll got more of a response than I expected, and I'd like to thank all 17 people other than myself (Tom Hill, Joey Goldman, Oliver Clarke, Chris Stern, Ben Salter, Francis Clark-Murray, Daoud Jackson, Freddy Potts, Theo Howe, Ellie Warner, Freddy Leo, George Corfield, Hugh Oxlade, Ewan MacAulay...
by Car
Sun May 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

What's the UK group consensus on whether or not we include Marianna Zhang and Nathan Weiser in these rankings, who both played EFT for British universities but have since returned to playing for their regular US teams? Considering active players from the 2016-17 season, they would both deserve a To...
by Car
Wed May 24, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 12173

Re: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals

Lit, history, meta and geography? Count me in.

It's quite late for me, but it's also election night, so I'll be awake and being disproportionally jumpy.
by Car
Tue May 23, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

Meanwhile, Americans will be conducting the "most stereotypically British-sounding name" poll, in which Oliver Sweetenham is an early favorite. Quite French, actually. He's literally named after the character from Le Chanson de Roland. Meaning he has a more French name than myself, noted speaker of...
by Car
Tue May 23, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

Re: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

Edmund wrote:Varsity Stats
Thank you for adding this, Edmund.

I should also add the stats for Scot Bowl for completeness.
by Car
Sun May 21, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 14642

UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed

This poll appears later than its North American counterparts because of the slightly later end to the general quizbowl season. The concept remains the same: list your top 25 players of the year, and I put them together in a nice and pretty ranking after an arbitrary length of time has elapsed. I do ...
by Car
Sun May 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: British Student Quiz Championships 2017 (20/5/2017, Warwick)
Replies: 1
Views: 1140

Re: British Student Quiz Championships 2017 (20/5/2017, Warw

I can say with confidence that I did not expect Oxford Brookes to do this well. Previously, we'd never won more than 2 games in a day, so to win 7 was very much a pleasant surprise. All in all, it was a very pleasant day, well-run (though with slight delays that could not be pinned on Edmund), well ...
by Car
Mon May 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)
Replies: 6
Views: 2920

Re: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)

This packet is done! And I read it! With no prior announcement! Final score (roughly, because I wasn't paying close attention to the scoring): Parth: 345 Jakob: 95 (left after 10) Alistair: 50 Chloe: 45 Krishna: 10 Yared: 10 More readings will be held, this time with a specified date and time. If s...
by Car
Sat May 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: FTP 2: A 5 Round Tossup/Bonus Trash set
Replies: 9
Views: 3990

Re: FTP 2: A 5 Round Tossup/Bonus Trash set

This is where I begin the campaign to include motorsport (in all forms) in the overarching category of "Sports".

There are lots of sports.
by Car
Sat May 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 14584

Re: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)

Hopefully, if the UK circuit would let me play, I'll be able to fly into the UK and play a couple of tournament either solo as Michigan State or Zurich or on a team at an open tournament. We collectively let Jay Misuk play solo for McMaster at the UK mirror of ACF Fall 2015, so I don't see why this...
by Car
Sun May 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 11641

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Exam revision is going more smoothly than I feared, so I'll be taking part after all.
by Car
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 11641

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

That puts it the evening before my first exam, unfortunately.
by Car
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 11641

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Jewish Pugilist wrote:
Negger Extraordinaire wrote:Sounds great, if you could pick a time for the skype reading that allows people on the other side of the atlantic to play as well, that would be wonderful
How does a tentative time of 1 PM Eastern work for y'all?
Unless I've got it wrong, that would make it 6PM, which is fine with me.
by Car
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

I have a meeting at 6 PM so 5 might be cutting it close - the meeting's usually over by 7 though. Also something may come up Saturday - I'm unknown on that front (coincidentally it's a chance at reading this packet in person to local high schoolers). I should be able to make it by 7 edt. If we star...
by Car
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 13919

Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

I would play the everloving crap out of this.
by Car
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2511

Re: Specific Question Discussion

I apologise for that previous comment. At that point in time, I was quite tired and only read half of the tournament, so I was quite easily influenced by the thoughts of others who had played the tournament. In hindsight, my comment on TTIC was unfair.
by Car
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2511

Re: Specific Question Discussion

In particular, I wrote roughly a third of the misc. and geography, as well as a smattering of assorted other things.
by Car
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)
Replies: 14
Views: 7576

Re: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)

We're waiting for the opening of a private discussion forum in order to take in some feedback/criticism. Obviously, we want to make the set better and more generally enjoyable while keeping it fun.
by Car
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

Sunday would be more difficult for me, but I could make the last couple hours of those.
by Car
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 11770

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

I'm always interested in various assorted trash questions.
by Car
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 11641

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Colour me interested.
by Car
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 13417

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

Well, I assume they're going to get more specific in the private discussion forum, but I also think that this sort of drive-by mockery isn't exactly productive. I thought the set wasn't perfect, but it was enjoyable and particularly in some areas was really very strong. I avoided making a deeper co...
by Car
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 26210

Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Ditto. I didn't have the best stats, but it was one of the most fun tournaments I've played. I thoroughly recommend it.
by Car
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 13417

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

[EDITED] Tournament, in hindsight, not as bad as I originally thought.
by Car
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 281362

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I regret not staying up for this.

Also, that packet is desperately missing a question on kebab removal.
by Car
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Re: Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November

Many thanks to Joey for helping out with logistics and stats, and congratulations to Oxford A for clearing the field! Also (biased) congratulations to Oxford Brookes for the best win/loss record in recent memory, albeit helped massively by the unusual and perhaps unorthodox presence of Ian Bayley. A...
by Car
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 18184

Re: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion

Having moderated for most of the day at Warwick, I can confirm most of what's been brought up here. Another example of repetition of clues was that of the Irrawaddy River, followed a couple of packets later by Myanmar/Burma. As for the Republic of China, it was negged with "Chiang Kai-shek's governm...
by Car
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Collegiate Announcements & Results
Topic: Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November
Replies: 2
Views: 1775

Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November

After the relative success that was MLK 2016, Oxford Brookes University will be hosting the UK mirror of Terrapin on the 12th of November 2016. Location Oxford Brookes University (Oxfordshire), John Henry Brookes Building, initial meeting in JHB406. Fees These have not yet been set in stone, but are...
by Car
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK UK Mirror @ Oxford Brookes (February 13th 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

MLK UK Mirror @ Oxford Brookes (February 13th 2016)

As far as I can tell, this is the first quizbowl tournament held at Oxford Brookes University, and it is going to be MLK XVII as written by the lovely people of Michigan. As stated in all other MLK mirror pages, this tournament is open to student teams, is to be held on Saturday February 13th 2016 a...