The Withington Pub Quiz League
WITHQUIZ QUESTION PAPERS
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Over the coming months each past WithQuiz Question paper will be converted to the presentation style first adopted in September 2018. As this is done the panel that links to the past paper will be changed to blue.
In the meantime the links take you to the Question paper as it was first entered onto the website.
Average Aggregate scored across the whole season for WithQuiz-style papers was: 72.5 points & for WIST-style papers: 98.5 points
& Mike Bath
"Somewhat low-scoring for these mixed WithQuiz/Stockport style papers (last year the aggregate score was 122 points whereas we only managed 112 this year). Nevertheless plenty of interest and feverish conferring."
"Great stuff with plaudits all round."
"There was always something entertaining about this paper."
"Some good pairs - but some less so..."
"Things rattled along vey nicely until Round 5 which certainly slowed the pace."
"We thought the paper was full of interest. There were points a-plenty."
"We did enjoy tonight’s quiz. The variety of formats and questions ensured there was something for everyone."
"By general acclaim another excellent effort (we've started really well this year)."
"Really enjoyable quiz and full of interesting facts. Who knew Napoleon did so much on one day of the year?"
"I tend to look forward to Ethel's papers these days rather like a school examination - full of things you jolly well ought to know even though the student's range of interests is usually a whole lot different from the examiner's. So precious little popular culture but a good dose of art and high-end stuff (like art movements and Shakespeare)."
"This was a tough test. Lots of interesting content which pushed our brains to the limit."
"Reports indicate matches where up to 20 questions in the paper went unanswered by either team."
"Aggregate scores were quite respectable by the standards of these WIST papers and there seem to be no complaints from around the grounds."
"A good quiz, well compiled."
"The kind of quiz we have come to expect from seasoned setters and serial winners, the Opsimaths. Accessible questions, serious points on offer, no mistakes and a paper crafted to be done and dusted in little more than 80 minutes."
"Replete with interesting facts and never without some sort of handle for the competitor to grasp. This was question-setting at its highest level."
"The paper was, as is now is expected from a TMTCH offering, perfectly balanced, full of interest and capable of getting you thinking about subjects you thought you couldn't care less about."
"Huge congratulations to the Pigs for setting a paper that we hated at first and then grew to love more and more"
"The quiz was well-balanced with very few unanswerables. The aggregate score suggests it was well up to the standard already set for this season."
"The paper was full of variety in both subject matter and style of round."
"We loved the incongruous answers that are required in the 'two linked answers' round (R6). The 'Hay Wain Hemingway' is an auditory delight and 'The Rite Of Spring Onions' deserved to be in the main paper and not discarded as a spare."
"The Historymen can be proud of their contribution to the evening."
"As ever with History Men offerings it was far-ranging and diverse in its content, and not a little owlish."
"Awild variety of scores on a very 'Marmite' paper." "A slow burner maybe but some excellent ideas."
"A thoroughly enjoyable affair running the gamut of practically every form of quizzing known to WithQuiz."
"....a toughish paper...." "....an intriguing assortment of pairs and themes that contained some gold nuggets but also plenty of googlies...."
"We enjoyed tonight's paper from the Albert with its nice variety of themes and a couple of bingo rounds thrown in to boot"
"There was something in it for everybody"
"...a cracking effort, wheeling out all the tricks of the WithQuiz setting trade: hidden themes with and without titles to point the way, mixed pairs and announced themes - with a few 'find the link' questions thrown in along the way."
"A well set quiz heartily enjoyed by all."
"Another excellent paper from Greg who is proving to be one of the league's best setters."
"....it covered a wide variety of subjects without veering off too much into esoterica."
"...always challenging but contained some interesting questions..."
"This paper was in the 'moderately hard' category."
"Unusual to have a classical music round all in pictures"
"This was a tough paper " - "Some very thoughtful science questions in the first round" - "Tonight's paper really suited our tastes.....nonetheless we rated it tough going at times with some uneven pairing..."
"Expert, experienced question-setters the Opsimaths set the evening up perfectly with a points-full paper"
"The paper was well-received and provided lots of points all round with very few unanswered questions"
"...a lengthy and intricately constructed set of questions put together by the master setter from New Mills"
"TMTCH never produce a bad quiz, and, as is their hallmark, many of the questions were wrapped in grace notes that could hint tantalisingly at an answer."
"We all enjoyed tonight's offering from the Pigs so movingly dedicated to our departed friend."
"Hard quiz for us and the Bards. Much controversy over the crossword grid."
"This was a very entertaining quiz with never more than a couple of points between the teams all the way through."
"The Charas have made a speciality of the 'second part of the first answer is the first part of the second' format and we thought they had peaked tonight with the most perfect of these answers ever in Round 4 Question 7."
"A great paper to finish the league season off. Plenty of points on offer and an average aggregate just above the season's overall average aggregate."
"With a varied assortment of questions on popes, herbs, Max Bygraves and oversized male genitalia, this was surely a paper that, to air that well-worn quiz cliché, 'had something for everyone'!"
"A lengthy, lowish-scoring paper"
"On the plus side there did seem to be a good many memorable questions that raised a smile"
"An excellent effort at such short notice - indeed it would have qualified as an excellent effort even if they had had weeks to prepare it!"
"Right at the start there was a beautifully crafted tribute round to Dave Barras combining non-league football and the North East as a theme."
"Just the right mix of rat-a-tat knowledge testers in the early Stockport-style rounds followed by more 'ponder-ful' themed rounds in the WithQuiz-style second half"
"Once again our league youngsters have proved they can set a quiz that is spot on the right level of difficulty as well as the right level of interest and entertainment. Tonight all the themes and connection rounds satisfied the exacting (sometimes unreasonable and craven) demands of the quizees."
'Knocked Out United'
"This was a lengthy low-scoring paper"
"The Electric Pigs 'Fraternal round' (Round 6) was much enjoyed and was at just the right level of challenge; ditto Albert's 'Container round' (Round 2)"