Oxford University Quiz Society

Mindsports Blues

Since spring 2010, Oxford has awarded Mindsports Blues to members of the Chess Society and Quiz Society who have represented the University in the Varsity Match against Cambridge. These awards are separate from the Blues and Half Blues awarded to members of athletic teams, but are recognised by the Clubs Committee, the Proctors, and the University Director of Sport.

Starting in 2012, the Oxford University Contract Bridge Association is likely to become the third society whose members will receive Mindsports Blues.

The criteria for membership in the Mindsports Committee are virtually identical to those laid down by the Men's and Women's Blues Committees, except that there is no requirement that the sport should involve specifically athletic endeavour. These criteria are:

  1. There should be an annually contested Varsity Match against the University of Cambridge.
  2. The Mindsport should be a major one within the University of Oxford.
  3. The Mindsport should be played at a standard which compares favourably with that of other amateur clubs in the United Kingdom.
  4. There should be an inveterate organisation and tradition of participation in the Mindsport within the United Kingdom and the University of Oxford, including the existence of an intercollegiate tournament.

The following people have received Mindsports Blues:

2011 RECIPIENTS:

Quiz:

Chess:

2010 RECIPIENTS:

Quiz:

Chess: