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by Belgium
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Practices, Scrimmages, Online Packets, and Playtesting
Topic: Festivus 2019 (December 23rd, Discord)
Replies: 2
Views: 981

Festivus 2019 (December 23rd, Discord)

Once again we've reached that time of year without a Festivus thread, so here it is! As the thread title suggests, this will be happening on the main quizbowl Discord server, where you can read your packets either through voice chat or by copy-pasting your packet clue by clue into the text chat. You...
by Belgium
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Let's Remember Some Guys II: Let's Remember Some More Guys (HSNCT)
Replies: 24
Views: 11824

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 Belgium
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: GEOCACHE (Summer 2019)

I like this development very much.
by Belgium
Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 324099

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 Belgium
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes online (April 1st)
Replies: 7
Views: 3226

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 Belgium
Sun Mar 25, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Trash
Topic: The Best Two-Way Players
Replies: 12
Views: 5537

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 Belgium
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Oxford Brookes (27/01/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

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 Belgium
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]
Replies: 15
Views: 7266

Re: Entirely Real Landscapes [Announcement]

Yes, please.
by Belgium
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2018 ACF Regionals @ Oxford Brookes (27/01/18)
Replies: 2
Views: 2213

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 Belgium
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Festivus (Dec 23rd, 2017)
Replies: 48
Views: 20741

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 Belgium
Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: GEODUCK - Geography Side Event (NEW: Online Mirror Update)
Replies: 37
Views: 18455

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 Belgium
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: PSA - Don't be a Luddite
Replies: 62
Views: 24277

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 Belgium
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Quizbowl and Mental Health
Replies: 30
Views: 20350

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 Belgium
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Kate Kohn's Colossal Conundrum
Replies: 10
Views: 5252

Re: Kate Kohn's Colossal Conundrum

I'm quite looking forward to being really bad at this.
by Belgium
Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: SINS: A Sports Side Tournament
Replies: 9
Views: 4242

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 Belgium
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: First One Hunna Days (Election 2016) **UPDATE** read OP
Replies: 47
Views: 20249

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

Yeah, I should be able to stay awake for this.
by Belgium
Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 12943

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 Belgium
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15861

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 Belgium
Wed May 31, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15861

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 Belgium
Tue May 30, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15861

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 Belgium
Sun May 28, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15861

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 Belgium
Wed May 24, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sivakumar Day Inter-Nationals
Replies: 32
Views: 12943

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 Belgium
Tue May 23, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15861

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 Belgium
Tue May 23, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15861

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 Belgium
Sun May 21, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: UK Player Poll 2017: Now With More Tweed
Replies: 27
Views: 15861

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 Belgium
Sun May 21, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: British Student Quiz Championships 2017 (20/5/2017, Warwick)
Replies: 1
Views: 1280

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 Belgium
Mon May 15, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Sam Brochin Packet 3 (full title in post)
Replies: 6
Views: 3194

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 Belgium
Sat May 13, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: FTP 2: A 5 Round Tossup/Bonus Trash set
Replies: 9
Views: 4451

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 Belgium
Sat May 13, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: Collegiate Discussion
Topic: Where are You Going Next Year (Collegiate 2017)
Replies: 32
Views: 16443

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 Belgium
Sun May 07, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12748

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Exam revision is going more smoothly than I feared, so I'll be taking part after all.
by Belgium
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12748

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

That puts it the evening before my first exam, unfortunately.
by Belgium
Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12748

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 Belgium
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 13019

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 Belgium
Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament
Replies: 36
Views: 15359

Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

I would play the everloving crap out of this.
by Belgium
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 3079

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 Belgium
Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford Open 2017: Specific Question Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 3079

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 Belgium
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Oxford American Tournament 2017 (OAT)
Replies: 14
Views: 8137

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 Belgium
Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 13019

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 Belgium
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet
Replies: 36
Views: 13019

Re: Alex Wallace's Tremendous Trash Packet

I'm always interested in various assorted trash questions.
by Belgium
Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: a Game of Thrones Set
Replies: 33
Views: 12748

Re: a Game of Thrones Set

Colour me interested.
by Belgium
Mon Feb 27, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 14168

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 Belgium
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)
Replies: 67
Views: 28028

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 Belgium
Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: (This) Tournament is a Crime - 02/25/17
Replies: 22
Views: 14168

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

[EDITED] Tournament, in hindsight, not as bad as I originally thought.
by Belgium
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Trash
Topic: Clearinghouse for Random Packet Announcements
Replies: 577
Views: 324099

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 Belgium
Sat Nov 12, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

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 Belgium
Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: 2016 ACF Fall general discussion
Replies: 49
Views: 20207

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 Belgium
Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: College area archives
Topic: Terrapin XXIX UK at Oxford Brookes - 12 November
Replies: 2
Views: 1982

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 Belgium
Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: College area archives
Topic: MLK UK Mirror @ Oxford Brookes (February 13th 2016)
Replies: 1
Views: 1338

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...