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University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Laverty » Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:16 pm

New series starts on Monday with Manchester vs Selwyn College, Cambridge.

Any apterites on this year?
Definitely not Jamie McNeill or Schrodinger's Cat....

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Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:54 pm

brian selwyn never forget

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Innis Carson » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:14 pm

It's been quite a while since he was active on apterous, but Hugh Binnie seems to have made it on.

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Oliver Garner » Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:42 am

Looking forward to this series, from what I can see, it looks like there are 3-4 very strong Oxbridge teams (including Hugh's team) and if you throw others into the mix, this series could be a cracker.

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:34 am

Anyone else spot that the scoreboard in front of Paxo's desk started falling apart at one point last night?

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:45 am

Not at the time, but someone posted a picture of it on Facebook.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:46 am

Googled it and found a picture:

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Post by Phil Reynolds » Tue Aug 12, 2014 2:11 pm

OMG SPOILERS

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:10 pm

Hugh Binnie in action this coming Monday in the last first round match. His Madgalen, Oxford team take on Pembroke, Cambridge with a score of 145 enough to at least make the high-scoring loser play-offs. 8-)
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:18 pm

Fancy an apterite getting a question on the Mohs scale (although there was one mentioned that isn't used on apterous)!

Well done Hugh and Team Magdalen, your opponents gave you a good run for a fair while there until you pulled away in the end.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Gavin Chipper » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:37 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:Fancy an apterite getting a question on the Mohs scale (although there was one mentioned that isn't used on apterous)!

Well done Hugh and Team Magdalen, your opponents gave you a good run for a fair while there until you pulled away in the end.
I noticed that too, but there's always an obvious guess for a Lincolnshire town instead of passing (even if it wasn't the right answer).

(I'm talking about North Hykeham.)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Matt Morrison » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:04 am

Bit of a shame for a team with Ryan AND Jono on it to lose.

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Post by James Robinson » Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:03 pm

Hugh Binnie on University Challenge in a couple of minutes time for his 2nd round match, as Magdalen College, Oxford take on The Open University. ;) :) :D
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Post by Thomas Cappleman » Mon Nov 24, 2014 10:27 pm

Great performance again by Magdalen - two very good scores against strong teams.

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:22 pm

Since he's not on this week, it means that Hugh Binnie's Magdalen team will be playing their first quarter-final next week, taking on the reigning champions, Trinity - Cambridge. ;) :) :D
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Post by James Robinson » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:59 pm

James Robinson wrote:Since he's not on this week, it means that Hugh Binnie's Magdalen team will be playing their first quarter-final next week, taking on the reigning champions, Trinity - Cambridge. ;) :) :D
Staggering performance by Hugh's team once again tonight. Let's see if they can do at least one better than BDC's team last year. ;) :) :D
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:14 pm

HUGH SMASH!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Tue Feb 17, 2015 10:56 pm

Just for all those interested:

Hugh's next game is on March 2nd, as his Magdalen team take part in another Oxbridge match, this time against Gonville & Caius, with the winners joining St. Peter's College, Oxford in the semis. ;) :) :D
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:20 pm

James Robinson wrote:Just for all those interested:

Hugh's next game is on March 2nd, as his Magdalen team take part in another Oxbridge match, this time against Gonville & Caius, with the winners joining St. Peter's College, Oxford in the semis. ;) :) :D
Unlucky loss for Hugh's team there, but at least they have one more chance to get through against either Bristol, Liverpool or whoever wins between Durham/Trinity, Cambridge next week (although unlikely to be Trinity, as they played them already in the QF's).
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)


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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Mar 03, 2015 11:57 pm

Credit where it's due - great comeback from Gonville & Caius, didn't see that coming! Still a strong show from Magdalen and as James said, another chance to progress to the semi-finals.
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:44 am

James Robinson wrote:
James Robinson wrote:Just for all those interested:

Hugh's next game is on March 2nd, as his Magdalen team take part in another Oxbridge match, this time against Gonville & Caius, with the winners joining St. Peter's College, Oxford in the semis. ;) :) :D
Unlucky loss for Hugh's team there, but at least they have one more chance to get through against either Bristol, Liverpool or whoever wins between Durham/Trinity, Cambridge next week (although unlikely to be Trinity, as they played them already in the QF's).
Trinity lost tonight, so it's either Durham, Bristol or Liverpool next for Hugh's team.

But using some sort of logic, I think they'll be playing Liverpool next Monday. :idea:
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:00 pm

James Robinson wrote:
James Robinson wrote:
James Robinson wrote:Just for all those interested:

Hugh's next game is on March 2nd, as his Magdalen team take part in another Oxbridge match, this time against Gonville & Caius, with the winners joining St. Peter's College, Oxford in the semis. ;) :) :D
Unlucky loss for Hugh's team there, but at least they have one more chance to get through against either Bristol, Liverpool or whoever wins between Durham/Trinity, Cambridge next week (although unlikely to be Trinity, as they played them already in the QF's).
Trinity lost tonight, so it's either Durham, Bristol or Liverpool next for Hugh's team.

But using some sort of logic, I think they'll be playing Liverpool next Monday. :idea:
OK, logic slightly thrown out of the window. :P

Hugh's Magdalen team are back on tonight, but they'll be playing the University of Bristol in their do or die quarter-final tonight.

A win sends them into the semis, a loss sends them home....
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:29 pm

James Robinson wrote:OK, logic slightly thrown out of the window. :P

Hugh's Magdalen team are back on tonight, but they'll be playing the University of Bristol in their do or die quarter-final tonight.

A win sends them into the semis, a loss sends them home....
Well, no worries there, as I suspected, and they certainly deserve their place in the semis. Hopefully, they'll be able to get their revenge over G&C at some point, although I bet they'll probably be playing St. Peter's in the semis.

Still, not long to go now, just 4 weeks until the series' end. ;) :) :D
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:03 pm

Hugh Binnie on UC now. All Oxford semi-final vs. St. Peter's. ;) :) :D
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Adam Gillard » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:25 pm

Trust Hugh to be beaten to a starter question on "lack of wings"!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Thomas Cappleman » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:34 pm

One step towards a Magdalen/G&C rematch, and would definitely fancy G&C over Durham next week

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Post by James Robinson » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:53 pm

Thomas Cappleman wrote:One step towards a Magdalen/G&C rematch, and would definitely fancy G&C over Durham next week
Defo, especially after G&C creamed Durham in the quarters...

Assuming it is Magdalen v G&C in the final, let's hope revenge is on the cards. ;) :) :D
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by James Robinson » Wed Apr 08, 2015 6:12 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Thomas Cappleman wrote:One step towards a Magdalen/G&C rematch, and would definitely fancy G&C over Durham next week
Defo, especially after G&C creamed Durham in the quarters...

Assuming it is Magdalen v G&C in the final, let's hope revenge is on the cards. ;) :) :D
In case you missed it, G&C won the second semi-final, so the final this coming Monday is Hugh's Magdalen, Oxford taking on Gonville & Caius, Cambridge.

Let's hope for revenge and an APTO-WIN :!: :!: :!: ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
UP THE MIGHTY TERRIERS!!! ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:24 pm

Loveday absolutely smashed those starter questions, stellar performance!

Well done to Hugh and team for a great series and a strong showing in the final. G&C seemed like a really nice four, so I'm happy for them too!
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Steven M. McCann » Mon Jul 27, 2015 7:39 pm

Was that the Duchess of Cambridge representing Newcastle tonight? or more likely her doppelganger.

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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Adam Gillard » Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:00 am

Is Hugh a full-time question setter for University Challenge now?
Mike Brown: "Round 12: T N R S A E I G U

C1: SIGNATURE (18) ["9; not written down"]
C2: SEATING (7)
Score: 108–16 (max 113)

Another niner for Adam and yet another century. Well done, that man."

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Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:15 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:Is Hugh a full-time question setter for University Challenge now?
Yes he is Adam
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Re: University Challenge 2014/15

Post by Tracey Anne Mills » Fri Aug 21, 2015 5:16 pm

Adam Gillard wrote:Loveday absolutely smashed those starter questions, stellar performance!

Well done to Hugh and team for a great series and a strong showing in the final. G&C seemed like a really nice four, so I'm happy for them too!
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