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29 October - Penn Bowl 2022 (Warwick)

Congratulations to Oxford A (Oliver Hargrave, Alexander Gunasekera, Matthew Lloyd) and Oxford B (Delia Cropper, Omer Keskin, Amanda Li) who finished 4th and 5th respectively, with Oxford A winning a match against the eventual champion Penngu and Oxford B beating Oxford A for the first time in a while. More information can be found on our recent results page.

15 October - ACF Fall 2022 (Warwick)

Congratulations to the team of Rachel Ojo, Anisah Quasher, Abhi Popuri and Lorenzo Tranchedone who went to ACF Fall on Saturday. They had some very impressive performances including a big win against Cambridge B! More information can be found on our recent results page.

20 August - 2022 ICT Division 2 (Online)

Congratulations to the Oxford team playing ICT Division II this weekend (Ali Izzatdust, Oliver Hargrave, Peter Devlin, Solenne Schofield) who went unbeaten throughout the day winning 10 games. Also congratulations to Ben Biggs and Paige Crawley who were on the chimera team who won 6 games to finish 4th! More information can be found on our recent results page.

14 May - 2022 Varsity (Oxford)

Oxford defeated Cambridge with a total score of 2-1 in the 24th (?) annual Varsity match played this weekend with Oxford Commitee team (Solenne Scholefield, Alex Baker, Ella Warde, Chlo Spinks) defeating Cambridge Committee with a score of 260-120, Oxford A (Jacob Robertson, Alexander Gunasekera, Seoan Webb, Oliver Clarke) beating Cambridge A 425-265 and Oxford B (Oliver Hargrave, Peter Devlin, Ali Izzatdust, Mehmet Tatoglu) very narrowly losing to Cambridge B. Congratulations to everyone that played! More information can be found on our recent results page.

9-10 April - 2022 ACF Nationals (University of Minnesota)

Congratulations to Oliver Clarke, Alex Gunasekera, Oliver Hargrave and Jacob Robertson, the Oxford team that have been representing us at ACF Nationals in Minneapolis this weekend!. They went 11-7 across the weekend to finish in an incredible 18th out of 52 teams that competed! More information can be found on our recent results page.

26 March - Spring Novice (online, hosted by Durham)

Congratulations to Ben Biggs, Connor Craig, Paige Crawley and Colin Lyman for their victory at Spring Novice on Saturday! They went 9-1 over the day with some very impressive scores. More information can be found on our recent results page.

5 March - 2022 BSQC (Imperial)

Congratulations to Oxford B (Ali Izzatdust, Mehmet Tatoglu, Peter Devlin, Solenne Scholefield) and Oxford A (Oliver Clarke, Jacob Robertson, Oliver Hargrave, Michael O'Connor) for finishing third and fourth, losing just three games each and playing an extremely tight game against each other, decided on a resolved protest! Particular congratulations too to Oxford B beating the eventual champions Cambridge A as well. Also well done to Oxford C and D for playing some great quiz and getting excellent buzzes! A fun day was had by all and it was great to see people in person again. More information can be found on our recent results page.

12 February - mRNA Vaccine (online, hosted by Warwick)

Congratulations to everyone that played mRNA this weekend - we sent two teams and had some great victories and unfortunately close losses, unluckily. More information can be found on our recent results page.

29 January - 2022 ACF Regionals (online, hosted by Warwick)

Well done to Oxford A (Oliver Clarke, Jacob Robertson, Alex Gunasekera, Solenne Scholefield) for finishing second at ACF Regionals on Saturday, losing to Cambridge A in the final after a long day of quiz and beating Imperial A and Edinburgh in the process! Commiserations to Oxford B for just missing out on the top bracket in the afternoon by only a few total points, but they played really well in the afternoon to top their bracket. Well done to Oxford C, D and E for some excellent performances and upsets too, particularly on such a hard tournament. Extra congratulations to Mehmet Tatoglu of Oxford B for being the tournament's highest scorer as well! More information can be found on our recent results page.

15 January - Illinois Open (online, hosted by Southampton)

Well done to the Oxford team of Seoan Webb, Jacob Robertson, Ali Izzatdust and Solenne Scholefield who finished second in the very competitive Illinois Open tournament, featuring some of the top quizzers in the country! They defeated the winning team (including such quizzers as Joey Goldman, Daoud Jackson and Joseph Krol) in the morning, and although they lost to them in the afternoon, going 7-0 in the round robin was a tremendous achievement in the hardest UK tournament of the year. Hopefully this excellent result bodes well for the rest of the year. More information can be found on our recent results page.

11 December - ARCADIA (online)

OUQS sent two teams to ARCADIA at the weekend - well done to Oxford A (Seoan Webb, Jacob Robertson, Alex Gunasekera, Solenne Scholefield) for finishing third and being the only team to beat the eventual winners, Southampton. Also well done to Oxford B for playing well against an excellent field. More information can be found on our recent results page.

27 November 2021 - HARI (online)

Well done to everyone in the three Oxford teams that played HARI on Saturday, although alas we didn't make the final which was won by a mighty Edinburgh team (featuring ex-OUQS president Laura Cooper). Especially well done to second highest individual scorer Seoan Webb as well, and this bodes well for the future. More information can be found on our recent results page.

20 November - British Novice (online)

Well done to everyone who played in British Novice on Saturday, getting numerous excellent wins, especially Oxford A who had a good afternoon in the middle bracket. I hope everyone enjoyed it and would like to play more tournaments. Thank you to everyone who wrote questions for it as well! More information can be found on our recent results page.

6th November - ACF Winter(online)

Many congratulations to Oxford A (Ali Izzatdust, Peter Devlin, Seoan Webb, Aidan Leahy) who went unbeaten to win the tournament! Oxford B pushed them hard, nearly winning their match against them and making the top bracket for the afternoon, so well done to them, as well as Oxford C and Oxford D for some excellent wins and buzzes. More information can be found on our recent results page.

23 October - Penn Bowl(online)

Congratulations to Oxford A (Oliver Clarke, Seoan Webb, Alex Gunasekera, Solenne Scholefield) for winning Penn Bowl on Saturday! They went undefeated in all 10 matches, including beating Cambridge and Oxford B twice. Congratulations to Oxford B (Ali Izzatdust, Oliver Hargrave, Peter Devlin, Eliza Dean) for making the second game with Oxford A a close one! Well done to Oxford C and Oxford D as well for beating some experienced teams, especially for those for whom it was their first full-strength quiz tournament.More information can be found on our recent results page.

16 October - ACF Fall (online)

Very well done to all who showed up, in particular Oxford A (Ella Warde, Lucy Oswald, Chansol Park) who lost a close final to a 4 player Cambridge A. Well done to all involved, especially our finalists, and also to those who had to step in during the day with no notice to make up numbers. More information can be found on our recent results page.

26 June 2021 - ICT Closed Mirror

Huge congratulations to everyone who played in ICT this weekend! Oxford A (Ali Izzatdust, Oliver Hargrave, Peter Devlin, Freddy Leo) triumphed over Oxford B (Mehmet Tatoglu, Laura Cooper, Sam Baker, Eliza Dean) in a very close final (which was amusingly interrupted by Freddy and Laura having to leave to be vaccinated). Meanwhile, Oxford C and D played excellently as well, the former having a huge afternoon. It was fantastic to have the final between two Oxford teams, as well as having two freshers in the final which is brilliant news for next year! More information can be found on our recent results page.

12 June 2021 - ICT Open Mirror

Probably the most difficult quizbowl tournament to be played this year in the UK - the open field mirror of ICT (a US national champtionship tournament) was held last weekend. Of the 23 people who played, 11 were former or current OUQS members (the 24th player, former OUQS president Frances Clark-Murray, couldn't make it). The team 'Anderson Electrics' captained by former OUQS president Daoud Jackson and joined by current OUQS members Alex Peplow and Alex Gunasekara (ably helped by Olav Bjortomt) came second despite beating the team 'We Didn't Sign Up For Creativity' (Andrew Frazer, Pat Gibson, Evan Lynch and Matt Booth) in an apparently unnecessary final. More information can be found on our recent results page.

9 May 2021- Delta Burke (online)

Congratulations to Oxford A (Ali Izzatdust, Peter Devlin, Maddie Lay, Drake Slaikeu-Lawhead) for winning this tournament in a nerve-wracking final against Warwick B that went to a tiebreak tossup. Congratulations also to Oxford B-E for representing the society - it's a testament to the depth of knowledge in the society that we can send so many people to tournaments. More information can be found on our recent results page.

11 April 2021- Now That's What I Call a Tournament

Congratulations to OUQS's Oliver Hargrave and his teammate Jack from Oxford Brookes for winning this music tournament with 595 points. Eliza Dean and Danny Lay came third with 460 points. Many thanks to Chloe Spinks from Oxford Brookes for writing and hosting this event.

27 March 2021 - Spring Novice

Congratulations to Oxford A (Mehmet Tatoglu, Drake Slaikeu-Lawhead, Ella Warde, Konstantinos Adamopoulos), who won this tournament with a perfect record of 9 wins and 0 losses. More information can be found on our recent results page.

SMARTACUS (Film Side-Tournament, hosted by Southampton)

Congratulations to OUQS's Oliver Hargrave and Peter Devlin for winning this pairs-style Novice Film Tournament. They beat OUQS alumni Tom De Bock and Isabella Morris in the final.

STASH 2021

Congratulations to Oxford A (Seoan Webb, Oliver Hargrave, Barney Pite, Alex Gunasekera), who won this tournament. More information can be found on our recent results page.

6 March 2021 - Oxford wins 2021 British Student Quiz Championships

Oxford A are British Student Quiz Champions 2021! They brought the trophy home with a resounding 11 wins and 0 losses, giving them a 2-game lead over 2nd-placed Cambridge A and Southampton A (both on W9 L2), meaning that no final was needed. Congratulations to our newly-crowned champions: Oli Clarke, Alex Peplow, Jacob Robertson, Alex Hardwick.
Meanwhile, Oxford B and Oxford C both finished in the top bracket (top 8 teams), with Oxford B finishing 4th (W8 L3) and Oxford C finishing 7th (W5 L6). Oxford D qualified for the middle bracket, which they won by winning all their playoff games to finish 9th overall (W8 L3).

Hilary 2021

Congratulations to everyone elected at this year's Annual General Meeting.

Michaelmas 2020

Despite the current unfortunate circumstances student buzzer quizzing in the UK continues to go from strength to strength, and OUQS is at the heart of this. We have secured a stall at the virtual Freshers' Fair and are eagerly looking forward to welcoming new students interested in quiz.

Varsity Match 2018

Cambridge has won the 2018 Varsity Match. More details can be found on our recent results page.

First Practice of Michaelmas 2018

Thanks to all those who came and showed interest in our society at Fresher's Fair this week! Our first practice will be in the Larkin Room at St. John's on Monday, October 8th at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you all there!

27th Oxford Inter-Collegiate Quiz, 2018

The 2018 Oxford Inter-Collegiate Quiz has now concluded. Congratulations to Merton, who ended Balliol’s two-year winning streak! Thanks to all who played, and more detailed results can be found here.

Oxford Open 2018

The Oxford Open Tournament was held once again, on the 10th February 2018, and was won by Cambridge A. Thanks to all who played, and more detailed results can be found here.

Varsity Match 2017

Oxford has won the 2017 Varsity Match. More details can be found on our recent results page.

26th Oxford Inter-Collegiate Quiz, 2017

The 2017 ICQ has now concluded. Congratulations to Balliol for winning! For more details, click here.

Varsity Match 2016

Cambridge has won the 2016 Varsity Match. More details can be found on our recent results page.

25th Oxford Inter-Collegiate Quiz, 2016

The 2016 Oxford Inter-Collegiate Quiz has now concluded. Balliol A are the champions, beating St. John's A 245-240 in the final. For more details, click here.

Oxford Open 2016

Oxford University Quiz Society hosted the Oxford Open Tournament on 23rd January 2016. Congratulations to the champions, Chicago A. More details can be found on the tournaments' Facebook page and on our recent results page.

9 May 2015 - Varsity Match 2015

Oxford has won the 2015 Varsity Match against Cambridge. More details can be found on our recent results page.

13 May 2012 - Photos from 2012 BSQC

Some photographs of the Oxford teams at the 2012 British Student Quiz Championships can be found here.

12 May 2012 - Oxford wins 2012 British Student Quiz Championships

For the seventh year in the eight-year history of the British Student Quiz Championships, Oxford has won the national title. Oxford A (Alex Bubb, Kyle Haddad-Fonda, Alison Hudson, & Chris Savory) defeated Oxford C (Hugh Binnie, David Knapp, Tarun Narasimhan, & Victoria Shore) 520-175 in the first game of an advantaged final at Imperial College, London. Oxford C won the undergraduate title. Sheffield finished third with a record of 8-2, and Imperial finished fourth at 7-3. The tournament was run by former OUQS president Edmund Dickinson on behalf of BuzzerQuizz using a modified version of the 2012 NAQT D2 ICT set.

12 May 2012 - Warwick MUT Mirror Stats

Oxford sent three teams to the mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament at the University of Warwick on 28 April. Full stats can be found here. The stats do not make clear that Oxford A (Hugh Binnie, Eva Miller, Maris Rowe-McCulloch, & Liam Shaw), the team with the third-best record in the tournament, won the tournament. Manchester, the team with the fourth-best record, was second.

27 March 2012 - Deep Bench Stats

Stats are now available from the Deep Bench tournament at Imperial. Oxford finished with 71 points, compared with 53 for the North, 43 for the South, and 13 for Cambridge. You can find detailed stats from the singles and doubles rounds and from the quads rounds. Thanks very much to Elliott Bajema from Imperial for running the tournament and to Alex Bubb from Oxford for supervising its Briticising.

13 March 2012 - Photos from the ICQ Finals Available

A few photos are now available from the ICQ finals on the 2012 ICQ page. Please remember to wear sunglasses before clicking on the link to the photo of the Magdalen A team.

10 March 2012 - Oxford wins Deep Bench Tournament at Imperial

The Oxford team (Hugh Binnie, Tom Finch, Kyle Haddad-Fonda, Alison Hudson, Hasneen Karbalai, Mahdi Malik, Cameron Quinn, & Peter Sloman) defeated teams representing Cambridge, the "North," and the "South" to win a tournament at Imperial College, London in the Deep Bench format. A link to the stats will be provided here when Imperial finishes typing them up.

6 March 2012 - 2012 BSQC Formally Announced

OUQS will participate in the 2012 British Student Quiz Championships to defend Oxford's title as Britain's best university quizbowl team. The 8th BSQC will be held Saturday, 12 May 2012 at Imperial College, London. Former OUQS President and current President of BuzzerQuiz Edmund Dickinson will serve as tournament director. For more information, please email Edmund. More information about the history of the BSQC can be found here.

5 March 2012 - New OUQS Committee Elected at AGM

A new committee was elected at the Annual General Meeting to run the Oxford University Quiz Society for the next three terms. Jonathan Lane of St John's College was elected president. The list of other Committee members can be found on this website's Committee page.

3 March 2012 - Magdalen A Wins 2012 ICQ

Magdalen A (Hugh Binnie, Marius Ostrowski, Cameron Quinn, & Chris Savory) defeated Harris Manchester (Laura Bouttell, Mahdi Malik, Liam Price, Calum Proctor, & Jessica Wright) in the final of the ICQ by a score of 150-115. Impressively, the final featured a combined 11 negs between the two teams. In the first semifinal, Magdalen A avenged a Group-Stage loss to Corpus Christi by a score 340-105. In the second, Harris Manchester knocked off top-seeded Christ Church 195-115. Magdalen A's win marks only the second time that a college has won three consecutive ICQs. This year, the President's Trophy for "representing the spirit of the ICQ" was presented to Hertford College. Full results from the final stages can be found here.

2 March 2012 - ICQ Semifinal Fixtures Set

Magdalen A defeated St John's A and Harris Manchester defeated Lincoln B to earn the last two spots in the ICQ semifinal. Magdalen A will play Corpus Christi at 1pm, then Harris Manchester will play Christ Church at 1:30pm. All spectators are welcome. The complete results from each of the 76 games that have happened so far can be found on this website's 2012 ICQ page. You may also wish to check out the bracket for the knockout stages.

2 March 2012 - University of Warwick Tournament Announcement

OUQS will compete in a tournament at the University of Warwick in Coventry on 28 April 2012. This tournament is open to university teams from around the UK. Anybody from another university who is interested in attending should contact Andrew Shaw.

29 February 2012 - First Teams Qualify for ICQ Semifinals

The first quarterfinals are complete, and Christ Church and Corpus Christi have qualified for the semifinals of the 2012 Intercollegiate Quiz. Those two teams will be joined by the winners of the quarterfinal games between Magdalen A and St John's A and between Harris Manchester and Lincoln B. The semifinals will take place Saturday, 3 March 2012 at 1pm in New College. The championship game will take place immediately thereafter. The semifinals and finals are open to the public, and we strongly encourage you to come watch.

21 February 2012 - Fixtures Set for the ICQ Second Round

All 60 Group-Stage games of the ICQ have been completed. Thanks to all the teams who competed and to the moderators and scorekeepers who volunteered their evenings to make everything run so smoothly. The top two teams in each group now advance to the Knockout Stages. The seedings for the tournament are listed below. Best of luck to all 20 teams!

Second- and Third-Round fixtures (and, eventually, results) can also be seen here.

13 February 2012 - First Teams Qualify for ICQ Second Round

Today, Magdalen B and St John's A became the first two teams to qualify for the Second Round of the 2012 ICQ. For the remainder of the Group Stage, you will be able to find a summary of the qualified teams right here. The teams are ordered by their priority for seeding in the Second Round (determined by finish within group, win-loss record, and points per bonus in that order):

  1. Christ Church (Group F #1; 3-0; 12.07 ppb)
  2. Corpus Christi (Group A #1; 3-0; 11.93 ppb)
  3. Jesus A (Group C #1; 3-0; 11.59 ppb)
  4. Balliol A (Group I #1; 3-0; 10.75 ppb)
  5. Harris Manchester (Group H #1; 3-0; 10.66 ppb)
  6. St John's A (Group B #1; 3-0; 10.49 ppb)
  7. Hertford (Group G #1; 3-0; 10.44 ppb)
  8. Somerville (Group D #1; 3-0; 10.32 ppb)
  9. Magdalen B (Group J #1; 3-0; 10.12 ppb)
  10. Kellogg (Group E #1; 2-1; 9.74 ppb)
  11. Exeter (Group I #2; 2-1; 11.77 ppb)
  12. Worcester (Group J #2; 2-1; 11.67 ppb)
  13. Lincoln B (Group E #2; 2-1; 11.62 ppb)
  14. Magdalen A (Group A #2; 2-1; 11.20 ppb)
  15. Magdalen C (Group G #2; 2-1; 10.15 ppb)
  16. St Edmund Hall B (Group C #2; 2-1; 9.88 ppb)
  17. University (Group F #2; 2-1; 9.63 ppb)
  18. Balliol B (Group H #2; 2-1; 9.51 ppb)
  19. Merton (Group B #2; 2-1; 9.38 ppb)
  20. Green Templeton (Group D #2; 2-1; 7.59 ppb)

7 February 2012 - The ICQ Is Underway

The ICQ is underway! Today, the first of 60 group-stage matches took place at St John's College. You can follow game results on this website's 2012 ICQ page. You can also see full SQBS statistics, updated nightly, at this link.

6 February 2012 - Deep Bench Announcement

OUQS will send a team to compete in the Deep Bench tournament at Imperial College, London on 10 March 2012. This tournament will feature teams of eight from Oxford, Cambridge, "the North," and "the South." For more information about the tournament, contact Elliott Bajema.

21 January 2012 - Oxford Open Stats and Recap

25 teams participated in the 2012 Oxford Open Tournament, the first-ever packet-submission tournament held in the United Kingdom. Chicago A (Shantanu Jha, Sam Bailey, Marshall Steinbaum, and Tyler Smith) won the tournament after defeating the Milhous Warriors 435-225 in the final. Two teams of current and recent OUQS alumni made the top bracket. Thanks to everybody who came out for the tournament, especially to our volunteer moderators. Statistics from the tournament can be found online for the prelims, playoffs, and overall combined brackets. The questions from the tournament are available, as always, on quizbowlpackets.com.

20 January 2012 - ICQ Registration Open

Registration for the 2012 Oxford Inter-Collegiate Quiz is now open. Registration closes at midnight on Monday of 3rd week (30th January). To register and for more details click here.

12 November 2011 - ACF Autumn Stats and Recap

Nine teams, including three from Oxford, competed in the 2011 ACF Tournament in St John's. The three Oxford teams finished 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. In the final, "Oxford Cherwell" overcame a disadvantage to defeat "Oxford Isis" in back-to-back games. Full statistics from the tournament are available here. Videos of the first and second games of the advantaged final are also available online.

31 October 2011 - ACF Autumn

On November 12th, Oxford will be hosting a tournament called ACF Autumn. It is a mirror of an American quiz tournament, ACF Fall, with question content adjusted for our British audience. If your school would like to send a team, please get in touch with us!

So far we are expecting 2 teams from Imperial College, 1 team from Sheffield, likely 1 team from Southampton, as well as teams from Oxford. We are still waiting to hear back from a number of other interested schools. If you would like to compete, please let us know.

31 October 2011 - Freshers' ICQ

Congratulations to St John's A, winners of the 2011 Freshers' Intercollegiate Quiz. SJC defeated Oriel in the final to win. Full results of the group stages are available here.

27 September 2011 - Oxford Open Tournament

The Oxford University Quiz Society is pleased to announce that it will host the Oxford Open Tournament on 21 January 2012. This tournament will be open to anybody who wishes to participate. We encourage current university students, recent alumni, and less recent alumni to form teams for this tournament. There are no restrictions on what players can be on your team. For more details click here, or see the Facebook page.

27 September 2011 - Michaelmas 2011 Termcard

The termcard for Michaelmas 2011 has been posted here.

16 June 2011 - Mindsports Blues

Six members of the Oxford University Quiz Society, as well as several members of the Oxford University Chess Society, were awarded Mindsports Blues in a ceremony held 16 June at St John's College. Mindsports Blues were presented to Edmund Dickinson, Kyle Haddad-Fonda, George Woudhuysen, Alex Bubb, Aaron Holdway, and Zachary Vermeer. All six of those players represented Oxford in the Varsity Match or in a national or international competition. The Mindsports Blues awards are in their second year of existence.

12 June 2011 - 2011 Varsity Match

Oxford's A team of Kyle Haddad-Fonda, Edmund Dickinson, Alex Bubb, and George Woudhuysen defeated Cambridge by a score of 330-185 in the 2011 Varsity Match, which was held at Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 12 June. Oxford's win means that Oxford continues its run of never having lost the Varsity trophy. Oxford B (Aaron Holdway, Tom Speller, Zachary Vermeer, Simon Spiro) was also victorious over Cambridge's B team, although a team formed from members of the current OUQS committee was defeated by Cambridge's committee. The scoresheet from the Varsity Match can be seen here.

11 June 2011 - British Student Quiz Championships

Oxford sent four teams to the seventh annual British Student Quiz Championships, which were held on 11 June at Imperial College London. All four Oxford teams performed creditably and finished with winning records. Oxford A (Edmund Dickinson, George Woudhuysen, Zachary Vermeer, Aaron Holdway) finished the round-robin with a 10-1 record, earning them a spot in an advantaged final. Oxford B (Alex Bubb, Tom Speller, Matthew Chan, Simon Spiro) (8-3) beat Cambridge (8-3) in a tiebreaker for the right to contest the final against Oxford A. Oxford A then won the final by a score of 460-260 to retain the national title, which Oxford has held since the tournament went on hiatus in 2003. Additionally, Oxford's undergraduate team (Cameron Quinn, Mahdi Malik, Tim Hele, Joanna Munro, Jonathan Lane) defeated Imperial in a one-game final by a score of 310-245 to win the undergraduate title. The Cambridge-Oxford B tiebreaker and the Oxford A-Oxford B final can be seen in their entirety on YouTube. Full statistics from the round-robin of the BSQC can be found here.

30 April 2011 - Manchester Tournament

Oxford sent two and a half teams to a tournament at the University of Manchester on 30 April. An Oxford team consisting of Edmund Dickinson, Kara Fleming, George Scratcherd, and Hasneen Karbalai won the tournament. Full statistics can be found here.

Many of the links in the following archived news items are now defunct because we have since reorganised the website. They are posted here for reference purposes only

New committee

A new committee for 2011-12 was elected at the AGM; meet them here.

Inter-Collegiate Quiz 2011

The 20th annual Inter-Collegiate Quiz was held between 4th and 8th Weeks of Hilary Term. A record 44 teams participated. Congratulations to Magdalen A, who defeated St John's A in the final to retain their trophy. Full scores and statistics are available here.


Congratulations to Oxford A, who won the NAQT SCT 2011 Region 1 (Europe) after defeating Manchester in the final. Full standings and statistics may be viewed here and a summary is available on the NAQT website.

NAQT SCT 2011 at Oxford

For the second year in succession, OUQS will host the NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament for Region 1 (Europe). The winner of this tournament will qualify to the NAQT Intercollegiate Championship Tournament in Chicago this April.

The tournament is scheduled for the 5th February and will be run in St John's College, Oxford. Entries are open for a full day of high-calibre quizzing. See here for full details.

Oxford Open Tournament

Congratulations to The Quiz League of London who won the Open Tournament on 27th November, after a very eventful day! See here for full statistics.

Oxford ACF Fall Mirror

Congratulations to Oxford Pennyfeather who won the ACF Fall Mirror held at St John's College, as well as to Oxford Belacqua who placed second and Cambridge who placed third. See here for full statistics.

Open Tournament Announcement - 27th November 2010

OUQS will host an Open Tournament on 27th November 2010 in Exeter College and St John's College, Oxford, beginning around 10am. This will be a University Challenge-style buzzer tournament based on the packets used at the 2010 Oxford Inter-Collegiate Quiz. American-centric questions have been excised, British-centric questions have been added and science questions are school-level, not university-level (unlike last year's ICT mirror tournament Masoquizm III).

Teams of four people are invited to take part. Of course, if you wish to bring a larger squad and rotate players, you are welcome to do so - it will be a long day. Exact cost and format are tbc, but a cost per team of around £50 is envisaged. For more details, contact Peter Sloman (peter.sloman [AT] queens [DOT] ox.ac.uk) or click here.

Freshers' ICQ 2010

The 2010 Freshers' Inter-Collegiate Quiz was won by St John's College. The group stages and quarter-finals were held at Jesus College and Magdalen College on Saturday of 3rd Week, with finals in St John's College on Monday of 4th Week. Results are available here.

New term, new committee

A new committee was elected in the Trinity Term AGM; details are here. Plans for the term to come include: welcome drinks at the Lamb and Flag at 8pm on Monday 1st Week, trialling for new members of the University Squad on Mondays of 1st - 3rd Weeks at 9pm at St John's College, and the Freshers' Inter-Collegiate Quiz, date and venue tbc.

NAQT SCT 2010 Europe

The 2010 NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT) for the Europe region took place at St John's College, Oxford, on Saturday 6th February. Congratulations to overall winners Manchester, and to Division 2 winners Warwick A! Full scores and statistics are available here.

ICQ 2010!

The 2010 Inter-Collegiate Quiz, was run by the OUQS between 3rd and 6th Weeks of Hilary Term. Congratulations to the winners, Magdalen College!

OUQS to Host NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT) 2010 Europe

The 2010 Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT) for the Europe region, for qualification to the NAQT Inter-Collegiate Tournament, will be hosted by the Oxford University Quiz Society, in conjunction with BuzzerQuiz. The SCT will be held on Saturday 6th February at St John's College, Oxford (http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk). Contrary to our previous report, the tournament will not be held in Derby. A link to the announcement is here

All universities in Britain and continental Europe are invited to send teams. We estimate that entry will cost approximately £40 per team (with full details of entry fees TBC). Please contact our President, Peter Sloman, if you are interested in participating.

Oxford Mini-Tournament

A mini-tournament was held at St John's College in 8th Week between three Oxford teams and an Oxford Brookes team. Full scores and statistics are here.

Varsity Match 2009

Oxford were victorious in the 2009 Varsity Match. The A team, captained by Gail Trimble (Corpus Christi), and the B team, captained by Katharine Morris (St Stephen's House), both defeated their Cambridge counterparts, although the OUQS Committee team lost to the CUQS Committee team.

New Committee

The 2009-10 Committee were elected at the recent AGM. Congratulations to all.

ICQ 2009

Congratulations to St John's A for winning the 2009 ICQ, defeating Linacre A in the final. The President's Trophy was awared to Wycliffe Hall. Click here for more information.

New Committee

The 2008-9 Committee was elected at the recent AGM. Congratulations and thanks to all.

ICQ 2008

Congratulations to Corpus Christi on winning the 2008 ICQ. Click here for more information.

New Committee

The 2007-8 Committee were elected at the recent AGM. Congratulations to all.

Sixth win for Balliol

A 230 - 130 victory for Balliol against St John's clinched their sixth win since the ICQ was revived in 1999. For full results visit the ICQ 2007 Homepage

Freshers' ICQ 2008

Congratulations to Corpus Christi, who defeated a team from Wycliffe Hall to win the second Freshers' Inter-Collegiate Quiz!

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