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Average Aggregate scored across the whole season for WithQuiz-style papers was: 66.1 points & for WIST-style papers: 123.9 points
"Excellent standard of the WithQuiz-style paper set by Fr M."
A paper that suited some, and very much didn't suit others.
No comments recorded
"Tough but fair" was the verdict from Albert Park. "Like pulling teeth" was the comment from the Griffin. The aggregate scores were on the low side but not rock bottom so it was not an impossible quiz. I think the problem most people had was the amount of time it took to get through the paper.
"A tricky little quiz this one especially the dual faces round."
"zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. A whole round on Dickens? PUHLEEZ!"
A pretty tough paper as the low aggregate scores demonstrate.
Certainly not too difficult.
"A fairly straightforward quiz if a bit liberally sprinkled with questions on song, sport and sex (but no speed)."
A real populist - and popular - paper from Snoopy's. Loads of approbation (that's AP-probation, Tony) from all venues. As a result we had our highest scoring evening so far this season.
"Very enjoyable quiz."
A pretty good paper by all accounts with aggregate scores at the high end of the range
"All in all a pretty good effort for a first paper."
"My favourite round was the 'Jobsworth' Round 3. A perfect example of how to execute a theme I thought. Loads of wide-ranging general knowledge with the upfront theme offering a sideways entry point."
Judging by the feedback and the scores, most teams found this paper pretty hard. The range of the questions was impressive but the depth of the knowledge sought was demanding (hence the lowish scores). There seemed to me to be rather a lot of the 'either know it or not' type of question with little chance of working something out from the ancillary.
Chunky remarked on the taxing nature of the paper which they found a deal harder than is normally offered up in their league. In particular the pictures went down well.
A good quiz from the X-Patters with some interesting themes.
"I thought the themed rounds were particularly well executed - especially the bird one."
"A mixed quiz; there were 19 unanswered questions including six in the first round. Lloyd's view, however, was that, on the whole, it was a good paper and that a lot of work had gone into its production."
"Drama of a last question winner! Superb quiz - quiz of the year so far. Virtually all questions excellent."
"This was a quiz that had it all. Excellent questions for which we award an A+ - only 3 unanswerables."
Pretty tough and eclectic paper was the view from the Red. Round 4, in particular, came in for some stick.
Andrew (from the Pigs) summed up:
"Round 1 - Great; Round 2 - Very difficult; Round 3 - Suspect pairing; Round 4 - Ludicrously difficult; Round 5 - Better; Round 6 - Obscure; Round 7 - OK; Round 8 - Difficult"
"We liked it! A very enjoyable quiz."
Teams agreed it was a good paper and very few 'constipating' questions and few unanswerables.
"The questions went down well - with the themes being well crafted. The pictures were a bit variable in difficulty - we are still unsure how the Taj Mahal was turned into a coffee swirl."
"In general a pretty good paper from the Girls - though we thought the picture round pairing a little wanting at times."
A mixed bag and some fairly low scores all round. Round 2, in particular, seemed to be a stinker with only 3 points scored in our game. It picked up as the evening progressed, however, with some reasonable scoring later on.
Everybody thought it an excellent quiz. Round 2 was an octet horribilis (like last week) but otherwise full marks.
"Fantastic quiz - best of the season by streets. It would still be that if it had been set by old hands, but given that it was only the second attempt from The Men then it deserves even higher praise."
"All agreed at the Didsbury that this was an excellent quiz with the themes novel, and well presented."
"Pretty good paper" was the overall reaction at the White Swan. Particular praise for the themed Round 1.
All seemed to go well with a challenging but well received paper. Scores were fair to middling according to Stockport lights.
"A good quiz with a suitable mixture of themes and pairings. As is mentioned elsewhere the 'all answers contain an adjective theme' was scraping the barrel. Why bother saying there is a theme at all?"
"The last quiz of the season was a bit of a damp squib in our view with a tad too many rather obscure themes."
"A very enjoyable quiz. Our favourite question was the Harold Wilson one if only because it referred to him as a socialist!"
"My favourite round was the one dedicated to patriotic ditties. The massed choirs of Ethel sang their way through most of the toe-curlingly awful lyrics to a creditable 5 points. The Opsimaths also scored 5 but made less noise in getting there."
"Entertaining, informative and oblique with a reasonable overall scoring aggregate. Plenty of questions that would have gone down very well with a decent whisky after a good dinner and an introductory remark such as "Did you know that...."."
Liked by some and not so popular with others.
Plenty of brain fodder, some ingenious themes and an average aggregate score in the 50s.
Stockport aficionados rated this a tough paper by their usual standards. My own view was that it had a 'Charabancs tang'. Plenty of interesting material with enough information in most questions to work out a plausible guess if you didn't know the answer.