Round 3 Question 2 (the Shard,
Thisbe, The Help connection)
Round 4 Question 1 (the scientist
living in the Old Vicarage at Grantchester)
Round 5 Question 6 (the torpedoed
old sea dog)
The variety of subjects and formats
seemed to be enjoyed though it didn't seem that the French Department connection
was much appreciated as none of the contestants showed any signs of knowing
their Departments. No matter there was only one unanswered question in
this round (that was the one about the first third tier team to win the League
Cup). Slavic knowledge seemed a bit light on the ground, too, as nobody
knew of the Sorbs, or of Vojvodina.
From further afield in Stockport
(The Griffin) Tony sends this....
"The quiz itself was
one of the best of the season. There was no controversy and lots of
interest. Both teams reacted well to the 'French Department' Round and the
'Down and Out' round. Mike deserves a small ripple of applause for showing
us all how quizzes should be set. Tonight's quiz was a good test of the
width (or is it depth?) of knowledge of both teams over a reasonably wide
spectrum. There was enough historical and geographical stuff to please at
least our number four player and plenty of the other stuff to cheer up everyone
....and Ivor sends this....
"Quiz setter Mike Bath was in the QM seat and produced a challenging but
enjoyable feast for us WithQuiz picky eaters (but he is rather good at this).
Amongst the many contenders for QotW were the Shard musical connections, the
scientist who was a woman (!) and the GoCompare ad campaign that seems to have
been forgotten already. Once again knowledge gleaned from primary or secondary
school days seems to have been retained by the ageing (but agile) brains of
WithQuizzers with pluperfects, subjunctives and New Testament books well
It seems last night's paper even attracted favourable attention from non-playing
teams as this message from Father Megson headed 'AbSORBing quiz'
"Fcek, Mike! I've been waiting 20 years for a Sorb question and then the
Charas are not even there when one comes along. I liked your quiz last
night. Always easier to answer questions the following morning when one is
comparatively sober but I think the Charas would have run any team close on this
paper. I'm only sorry now that we decided to concentrate on the League
instead of qualifying for the WIST final. Shucks! Even legendary
managers like Megson get it wrong sometimes. Take a bow!"
Many thanks, Gerry. And to prove Gerry has Sorbian tendencies here's a
photo he took in Cottbus as he WENDed his way across Germany on one of his