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by Red Panda Cub
Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: New Collegiate Teams
Topic: How to Study Quiz Bowl at the College Level
Replies: 4
Views: 6788

Re: How to Study Quiz Bowl at the College Level

The basic cycle for getting good at a knowledge based activity is, yeah, assemble information -> remember information. Your method, assuming you've found it successful so far, should continue to be effective. Make sure you also read books as part of the "assemble information" step.
by Red Panda Cub
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: WAO @ Oxford
Replies: 2
Views: 2129

WAO @ Oxford

http://i.imgur.com/44U6WjZ.png Oxford will be hosting a mirror of WAO somewhere, hopefully in Magdalen College, but this is TBD. Information about the set can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19306 Registration Message me on facebook or email me at d [dot] joey [dot] ...
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: EFT 2016 @ Oxford 11/26
Replies: 1
Views: 1777

Re: EFT 2016 @ Oxford 10/26

This happened yesterday. We played a 10 team RR and split 4/3/3 for the playoffs. Oxford A and B went into the top bracket with 1 loss each, while Cambridge A and B made it with 2 losses each. Oxford A won all their games, while B only lost to A, so A took an advantage into the finals which they won...
by Red Panda Cub
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 9546

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

The (excellent) tossup on Dickinson's 'graves' misquotes "I died for beauty, but was scarce" as saying "as kinsmen met at night" when it should be "as kinsmen met a night"
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 4939

Re: 2016 Terrapin General Discussion

I really enjoyed this set. It hit the difficulty target right on the nose and strikes me as a very good model of what regular should look like if the goal of easing it up marginally is carried forward.
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata
Replies: 71
Views: 9546

Re: 2016 Terrapin Specific Question Discussion and Errata

I think the leadin to the Locke tossup about the locked room is pretty well known just as an anecdote outside of a purely philosophical context, so might be a bit early in the question. The Jane Jacobs bonus should accept "pavements" for "sidewalks" :wink: I didn't have a problem with it on its own ...
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November
Replies: 2
Views: 1913

Re: Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November

8 teams played so we have a full RR followed by a top 4/bottom 4 split. Oxford A went undefeated to clear the field. Aidan Mehigan top scored the prelims with 70.71ppg, followed by me with 60.00 and Ian Bayley with 55.00. Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4068/stats/prelims/ a...
by Red Panda Cub
Thu Nov 10, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)
Replies: 17
Views: 8424

Re: Thought Monstrosity (Summer 2017)

:aaa:

So much hype.
by Red Panda Cub
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (January 21st-after)
Replies: 35
Views: 19764

Re: PACQUET Announcement (January 21st and later)

In what I hope to be the only instance of sub-editorial subversion in this tournament, I maintain that it should be called: The Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO. WAO, of course, standing for "Will Alston Open".
by Red Panda Cub
Mon Oct 24, 2016 3:49 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: PB 2016: General Discussion
Replies: 23
Views: 4712

Re: PB 2016: General Discussion

Before any more rumors go around, I would like to make it clear that this set was largely completed at the start of the tournament. It's not really acceptable for it to be "largely completed" on the day of the tournament, but disregarding that, isn't it just straight-up fact that this wasn't even n...
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 316203

Re: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements

I am writing a philosophical geography packet to be ready in a few weeks.
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 31111

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

We eagerly anticipate the next iteration of Penn-ance.
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:38 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)
Replies: 54
Views: 31111

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Penn Bowl 2016 (10/22/16)

This tournament has many issues.
by Red Panda Cub
Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll 2016-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 13633

Re: Preseason Poll 2016-2017

Oxford keeps last year's A-team though I'll be in a slightly reduced capacity. We also gained Aidan Mehigan.
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Aug 13, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion
Replies: 110
Views: 39104

Re: Chicago Open 2016 Set Discussion

I am very late to the game here, but I just wanted to thank John for picking super excellent hard parts for the philosophy bonuses. Things like "always already", "state of exception" and "virtue epistemology" show a commendable effort in getting the lay of the land on a subject and picking the sort ...
by Red Panda Cub
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:34 pm
Forum: Best of the Best
Topic: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranking
Replies: 56
Views: 43538

Re: The 70 Greatest Players of the Last Eight Years: A Ranki

Cheynem wrote:[John Lawrence] also proved his mettle by playing solo for Oxford in 2013 and having a fine finish.
Alas John played for London. Had he been at Oxford I suspect my former teammate Ewan would be on this list (and probably ahead of me!). Heck, I reckon he deserves to be on this list somewhere anyway!
by Red Panda Cub
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!
Replies: 26
Views: 11625

Re: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!

Victor Prieto wrote:
Short-beaked echidna wrote:
Auks Ran Ova wrote:What I've learned from this thread is that my new favorite non-American quizbowl term is "specialism".
wait what do you guys call it?
Speciality.

I, too, am fascinated by this thread.
ew
by Red Panda Cub
Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:52 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!
Replies: 26
Views: 11625

Re: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!

Auks Ran Ova wrote:What I've learned from this thread is that my new favorite non-American quizbowl term is "specialism".
wait what do you guys call it?
by Red Panda Cub
Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!
Replies: 26
Views: 11625

Re: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!

b. And what was the furthest? (As above.) Whoever put me second. https://i.somethingawful.com/u/garbageday/2015/Avatars/taylorboom.gif Someone who doesn't have finals should do a quick explanation of this list - I imagine some non-UK players might want to know more about these players beyond their ...
by Red Panda Cub
Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!
Replies: 26
Views: 11625

Re: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!

Everyman wrote: b. And what was the furthest? (As above.)
Whoever put me second.
by Red Panda Cub
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!
Replies: 26
Views: 11625

Re: UK Player Poll 2016: We the East!

Kyle wrote:Hmm, a second Oxford Varsity loss that Joey can blame on Ewan...
Eh, more on me this time unfortunately.
by Red Panda Cub
Sun May 01, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MUT: Specific question discussion
Replies: 52
Views: 12622

Re: Specific question discussion

I noticed more bonus variability in literature than in other categories: for instance, there were bonuses like Oates / Monroe / Foer, Rocinante / Cervantes / Dapple, and Babel / Gorky / jews next to bonuses with hard parts like My Struggle and Tsvetaeva. I think I kind of agree with this, though I ...
by Red Panda Cub
Thu Apr 21, 2016 5:26 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)
Replies: 46
Views: 25501

Re: Where Are You Going Next Year? (Collegiate 2016)

Not sure how pertinent this is either, but I'll be at Oxford in the autumn. Hey, me too! British people: I wouldn't mind attending a few practices or staffing a tournament, if Americans are allowed to do such things in your country. The Cantabs are literally freaking out at the news in this thread ...
by Red Panda Cub
Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion
Replies: 74
Views: 24213

Re: ACF Nationals 2016 Discussion

This tournament was a lot of fun and I can't immediately bring to mind many clunky questions beyond the unfortunate couillarde clue in the Cezanne still life tossup and putting Korsgaard in line one of a Kant tossup. Yeah, I'm a pretty big fan of asking about crusty old dudes like Lester Ward and Pa...
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: "stanford housewrite" Question-Specific Discussion
Replies: 41
Views: 10705

Re: Question-Specific Discussion

Was that acousmetre bonus part even possible? There are like ~2,000 hits for that word in total on google and it seems to just be a word some pretty minor film critic invented. That bonus set also had two really easy parts and no middle part, so basically seemed constructed to ask about a random coo...
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Stanford Housewrite @ Oxford March 5th 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 3589

Re: Stanford Housewrite @ Oxford March 5th 2016

Oxford A went 9-1 and the open all-star team, Bayley's British Cream, was second with a record of 7-3, so no final was played. The top scorers were me, with 55.50ppg, Spence Weinreich with 38.00ppg and Mark Grant with 36.00ppg. Many thanks to everyone for coming and to Chris Stern and his moderator ...
by Red Panda Cub
Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK UK Mirror @ Oxford Brookes (February 13th 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1310

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

This tournament happened. Oxford A went undefeated in the round robin and the second placed team was Oxford B, who had two losses. As such Oxford A won without the need for a final. Many thanks to Brookes for running the event in fairly impressive fashion, especially given it was many moderators fir...
by Red Panda Cub
Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 MLK: Errata
Replies: 5
Views: 973

Re: Errata

I'm pretty sure Mary's not breastfeeding in Gerard Davi'ds Rest on the Flight into Egypt, at least not the one in DC (is there another one?).
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Feb 07, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 at Warwick
Replies: 2
Views: 3575

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 at Warwick

Stats from this tournament have been published here:

Round robin: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... und_robin/

RR + finals between Oxford A & B: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... 2B_finals/
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Feb 07, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections
Replies: 38
Views: 11190

Re: ACF Regionals 2016 Corrections

The first clue of the tossup on Berkeley (from the Michigan A packet) also applies to Descartes. "But, afterward, a wide experience by degrees sapped the faith I had reposed in my senses; for I frequently observed that towers, which at a distance seemed round, appeared square, when more closely view...
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Jan 09, 2016 9:14 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 10565

Re: Midseason College Poll

If we're doing roster updates I suppose I should note that Spence Weinreich will probably be playing on Oxford A in future, likely in place of Charles/Zach, who were our fourth scorers at Penn Bowl and Missouri Open (on HSQB as Cambridge Open) respectively.
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Jan 09, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Midseason College Poll
Replies: 18
Views: 10565

Re: Midseason College Poll

If we're updating lineups I'll note that Oxford A in future probably features Spence Weinreich in place of Charlie or Zach who fourth scored for us at Penn Bowl and Missouri Open (listed in HSQB as Cambridge Open) respectively.
by Red Panda Cub
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?
Replies: 20
Views: 8490

Re: MKULTRA - Online Mirror?

How does this compare to those "British-ized ACF Fall" questions that have been read in the States at times by Marshall? Those are usually insanely hard for Americans. I think it would play fine for the most part. A quick glance through the tossups from half of the packets left me with only two or ...
by Red Panda Cub
Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Preseason Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 35309

Re: Preseason Poll

Oxford lost Henry Edwards and Ewan MacAulay from its ACF Nationals team. Despite losing our top scorer, though, I'm fairly confident our team this year will be stronger than it was last year. The expected A team comprises some proper subset of me, Charles Clegg, George Corfield, Oliver Clarke, Zacha...
by Red Panda Cub
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VCU Open ‘15: Question-specific discussion
Replies: 16
Views: 2544

Re: VCU Open ‘15: Question-specific discussion

I apparently can't remember plot details from plays I read two years ago, so there isn't an issue with the Ibsen bonus part. I'm not familiar with most of the stuff in the Housman tossup, but it seems like most teams would be buzzer-racing after "for 10 points." However, this is also (probably?) th...
by Red Panda Cub
Mon Aug 10, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SHEIKH: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 12
Views: 3035

Re: Specific Question Discussion

If I heard and understood the Hittites tossup properly then I remember going 'huh that sounds a lot like the Edict of Telepinu' but also feeling like buzzing would have been a bad idea because it wasn't very concrete. This is very probably because I was tired and had heard a lot of quizbowl already ...
by Red Panda Cub
Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: VICO Thanks and Discussion
Replies: 18
Views: 3289

Re: VICO Thanks and Discussion

This tournament was a load of fun and had a load of awesome answerlines and clues (Bernard Williams on a pornography committee! John Darnielle's book about Black Sabbath! A whole tossup written from "Odysseus' scar"! Those wacky squares from the PI ! John McPhee! The triangle offense! Waking Life !)...
by Red Panda Cub
Fri Jun 26, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous High School Quizbowl
Topic: San Diego Academic League
Replies: 19
Views: 9880

Re: San Diego Academic League

While Academic League tossups are necessarily easier relative to pyramidal ones due to their one-line nature, there is a tendency towards "swerving" in questions which does not reward blitzing For the record, these are called "hoses." A hose is a question in which the earlier parts have little or n...
by Red Panda Cub
Sun May 24, 2015 4:25 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2015 STIMPY: Errata
Replies: 4
Views: 747

Re: 2015 STIMPY: Errata

I can't imagine there are any more mirrors, but the Annie Hall tossup claimed that the obnoxious Columbia lecturer in the line at the movie lived below the Thunderbolt rollercoaster when, in fact, that's Alvy.
by Red Panda Cub
Sun May 24, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Deep Bench @ Oxford
Replies: 0
Views: 1643

Deep Bench @ Oxford

So this happened. Due to short handed teams we played a slightly modified version of the original deep bench format with squads of 6. This means in the morning there were 1st and 2nd singles and 1st and 2nd doubles, and in the afternoon teams split into A and B triples rather than quads. In the morn...
by Red Panda Cub
Thu May 07, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Subject Rankings Thread
Replies: 36
Views: 10135

Re: Subject Rankings Thread

He hasn't played enough games against Americans in general for him to be recognised by most of the people voting in this, but Ewan MacAulay is really good at science, especially chemistry. He got *all* of the science in our game against Virginia at ACF Nats this year despite our never having practic...
by Red Panda Cub
Tue May 05, 2015 6:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7355

Re: Specific question discussion

Muscovado should probably not be in the first clue of a tossup on sugar. Edit: Probably my second favourite question in quizbowl ever was the tossup on "Germany" that described Gursky's photo Rhein II - that was awesome. Eh, I don't know that the term is terribly famous. I only learned about it aft...
by Red Panda Cub
Sun May 03, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MUT 2015 Specific question discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 7355

Re: Specific question discussion

Muscovado should probably not be in the first clue of a tossup on sugar.

Edit: Probably my second favourite question in quizbowl ever was the tossup on "Germany" that described Gursky's photo Rhein II - that was awesome.
by Red Panda Cub
Thu Apr 23, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Becoming Part of the Community
Replies: 43
Views: 32962

Re: Becoming Part of the Community

While not a part of the American quizbowl community as such, I think that the way I got into quizbowl in the first place is sufficiently unique to warrant a post here. I had always liked quizzes and watched University Challenge (the British version of College Bowl) and thought that it was great that...
by Red Panda Cub
Wed Apr 15, 2015 3:25 pm
Forum: Quizbowl History Forum
Topic: Becoming Part of the Community
Replies: 43
Views: 32962

Re: Becoming Part of the Community

The evening of February 29th, 2004 turned out to be a major turning point in my life. First of all, St. John's, Somerville, and Worcester all lost early to upstarts Brasenose, led by Yogesh, and Corpus Christi, led by an obnoxious, Shantanu-like savant named Stefano Mariani. (My career has also bee...
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Feb 28, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES UK Mirror University of Warwick 28/02/2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3625

Re: DEES UK Mirror University of Warwick 28/02/2015

And here are the stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... nd_robin/2

Note: I think this marks the first time a UK student team has bettered 20ppb at a regular difficulty tournament!
by Red Panda Cub
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: DEES UK Mirror University of Warwick 28/02/2015
Replies: 4
Views: 3625

Re: DEES UK Mirror University of Warwick 28/02/2015

This happened and was a ton of fun. Oxford A cleared the field with 9-0, with Oxford C and Old London Town both finishing 7-2. Stats forthcoming.

Many thanks to the James and Ashley and the rest of Warwick for their organisational prowess and dealing well with a last minute/unannounced team drop!
by Red Panda Cub
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Databases and Quizbowl Software
Topic: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search
Replies: 131
Views: 106891

Re: Quinterest: Hassle-free Database Search

First off, many thanks for the work that you've been doing on the site, Jacob. I have noticed, though, after looking at some bonuses that a significant proportion of them appear not to have the lead-in bit that comes prior to the "For 10 points each." Is there a reason for this?
by Red Panda Cub
Mon Feb 02, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 3704

Re: Oxford Open 2015

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Has another amusing Facebook discussion begun already?
Due to the coming mirrors the discussion is taking place on a private page and has thankfully been much more positive and pleasant.