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by Peter Sloman
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:35 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15897

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

Just to elaborate on Kyle's point: what we have in Britain is a generation of student quizzers who, apart from the Oxford club and some of the Manchester players, were until this weekend completely unfamiliar with NAQT questions (except in the highly edited form used for intra-mural tournaments over...
by Peter Sloman
Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15897

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

In England, is American literature treated the same way we treat British lit, or would you say that due to the abundance of British lit available or maybe some kind of bias towards British culture, there is probably less of an emphasis given on learning the literature of America? The latter. In sec...
by Peter Sloman
Sun Feb 07, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15897

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

Well, technically Kyle is right that only five Oxford players are training specifically for the ICT, but we have a squad of about 30 students that practices weekly on questions from American tournaments. Most of the Oxford squad have now played tournaments on NAQT questions, either in Masoquizm or a...
by Peter Sloman
Sun Feb 07, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15897

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

Interesting discussion on bonus conversion. I think it would be useful to provide for comparison some historical stats from UK teams playing on NAQT questions. The following are taken from the NAQT website; "Masoquizm" is a tournament we host occasionally, played off the previous spring's ICT questi...
by Peter Sloman
Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15897

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

Report on SCT Europe, 6 February 2010 Eight teams turned out for the 2010 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament at Oxford. Two of those teams (Imperial College London and the University of Warwick A team) consisted solely of undergraduates and were thus eligible to compete for the Division II titl...
by Peter Sloman
Wed Jan 27, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15897

Re: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

Field update for SCT Oxford (as at Jan 27, 2010): Division I University of Manchester University of Oxford University of Warwick A University of Warwick B Imperial College, London [added Jan 30, 2010] University College, London [added Feb 4, 2010] Oxford Brookes University [added Feb 4, 2010] Divisi...
by Peter Sloman
Tue Jan 19, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010
Replies: 43
Views: 15897

Announcement: NAQT SCT Europe in Oxford, 6 Feb 2010

I'm pleased to confirm that Oxford University Quiz Society will host a European SCT on Saturday 6 February 2010. Contrary to previous plans, this tournament will be held in St John's College, Oxford, and will be a one-day tournament. We plan to start the tournament at 10.45am prompt. We will be happ...
by Peter Sloman
Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2010 SCT sites
Replies: 20
Views: 3487

Re: 2010 SCT sites

I'd like to make a preliminary posting about the Oxford SCT. Veteran quizbowl players may remember that several British universities sent teams to the ICT in its early years: Oxford in 1999, 2000 and 2002, Imperial College London in 1997 and 2002, Durham in 1999, and Cambridge in 2000. Back then, qu...