British Student Quiz Championships (London, 16th May 2015)

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British Student Quiz Championships (London, 16th May 2015)

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BuzzerQuiz in association with NAQT will host the fifth British Student Quiz Championships of the modern era on Saturday May 16th 2015. They will take place at St Paul's School, London SW13. Games are untimed rounds of 24 starter questions according to the following distribution:

4/4 Literature (of which 2/2 British)
4/4 History (of which 1.5/1.5 British)
4/4 Science and Mathematics
2/2 Fine Art (1/1 visual, 1/1 musical)
2/2 Geography (of which 0.5/0.5 British)
2/2 Religion, Mythology and Philosophy
1/1 Current Events (of which at least 0.33/0.33 British)
1/1 Social Science
2/2 Popular Culture
2/2 Miscellaneous (including 1/0 that augments the three core topics)

The questions themselves are adapted by BuzzerQuiz from Division II of the NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament. Players intending to participate in BSQC have a personal responsibility to ensure that they avoid contact with this question set and discussion following it.

Current field:

Cambridge (2 teams)
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Manchester
Nottingham
Oxford (3 teams)
Sheffield
Southampton (2 teams)
Warwick (2 teams)
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Re: British Student Quiz Championships (London, 16th May 201

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There were 14 eligible teams and one exhibition team consisting of three student players from different London universities. Round robins were played in groups of 8 and 7, followed by a playoff with a single crossover rebracket.

Oxford A cleared the field and won the tournament outright. They were followed by Cambridge A on three losses, then Warwick A and Oxford B both on four losses. The "London" team finished 9-2 which would have placed them second.

Prelim scorers over 50 PPG were: Jonathan Elliott (Sheffield), Bob de Caux (Southampton), Joey Goldman (Oxford A), Ewan MacAulay (Oxford A), Evan Lynch (Cambridge A), Jonathan Foxwell (Oxford C).

Stats:

Prelims
All Games

An exhibition final was played between Oxford A and the four highest scoring players from the players from non-Oxford universities. These were James Leahy (Warwick), Bob de Caux (Southampton), Jonathan Elliott (Sheffield), and Evan Lynch (Cambridge). Exhibition beat Oxford A by 375 - 325. Joey Goldman scored 5 2 1 +90 but was pipped by James Leahy with 5 2 0 +95.

A video was taken of the final - together with an audio recording of the playoff game between Oxford A and Warwick A, it will be made public as soon as the ICT DII set is clear (next weekend, I believe).

Thanks to all the players for coming, to many moderators and Briticisers for their assistance, and to NAQT for the bulk of the questions.
Edmund Dickinson
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University of Oxford '11

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Re: British Student Quiz Championships (London, 16th May 201

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Now that ICT DII is clear, you can enjoy a video of the final here:

Final
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University of Oxford '11

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