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Average Aggregate scored across the whole season for WithQuiz-style papers was 72.4 points & for WIST-style papers:  99.5 points

 
Date Paper type

Set by

Comments Av. Agg.  

28/09/17

WIST

Mike Bath &

Mike Wagsaffe

"The pictures accompanying each of the WithQuiz-style rounds were much appreciated and added significantly to the entertainment for both teams"

111.0

Paper

04/10/17

WithQuiz

Opsimaths

"The scoring was spectacularly high"

"Plenty of twos (indeed if you were in any doubt and didn't go for a two then there's a good chance that your team lost).  But on the down side an experimental dalliance with a new sort of round (Round 4) that missed the mark - for some teams by quite a mile."

92.8

Paper

11/10/17

WithQuiz

Charabancs

"The stats show that it was a very well-balanced paper with only four unanswered questions and a combined score of 80."

"Most of you seemed to enjoy the craft that went into the Bingo rounds at the end of the evening.  Not just well-judged questions but plenty of quirky information on the side that delighted all."

79.8

Paper

18/10/17

WithQuiz

Bards

"Certainly not the cascade of points that we had in the season's previous two Wednesday outings but nevertheless an engaging challenge."

58.5

Paper

25/10/17

WithQuiz

Albert

"No complaints at the Albert Club where we enjoyed the paper greatly."

"Despite our mauling we largely enjoyed the questions."

"We've had much more interesting and varied fare from the Albert in the past."

70.3

Paper

01/11/17

WithQuiz

Ethel Rodin

"Most unlike a typical Ethel paper - erudition yes, but quite a bit of playfulness"

"All in all loads of diversity in this paper"

"Really enjoyable quiz."

78.8

Paper

08/11/17

WIST

Gerry Collins

"An entertaining and thoughtful paper compiled by Gerry.  Plenty of erudition and not a little whimsy."

"We thought it was an absolute gem of a paper - hats off to Gerry."

98.3

Paper

15/11/17

WithQuiz

Electric Pigs

"Another good paper full of diverse subjects and engagingly varied ways of seeking answers."

"....there were plenty of points on offer."

74.5

Paper

22/11/17

WithQuiz

Prodigals

"I think we enjoyed this quiz more than most"

"Plenty of occasions when individuals contributed parts of an answer that was then put together by the team."

67.8

Paper

29/11/17

WithQuiz

Dunkin' Döniitz

"Thought provoking and fun quiz from the Donuts."

"All in all it was a very enjoyable paper with a lot of variety and some well thought out questions."

73.8

Paper

06/12/17

WithQuiz

History Men

"We enjoyed the paper.  Lots of variety and, even if some of the pairings were a bit unbalanced, it seemed to even out overall."

"A fairly conventional paper with three rounds of paired questions, a bit of 'Double entendre' material in Round 2, a 'Missing item in a list' round, a couple of themed rounds and a 'Pick Your Own Doom' in Round 8."

72.3

Paper

13/12/17

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"Every round themed on a particular topic with only one of these themes hidden..... loads of invention (which I think is the glory of our laissez-faire format) with special praise for the Post Code lottery in Round 6."

"It is fair to say that both teams found the first half of the quiz hard going but the second half seemed far more accessible."

67.3

Paper

10/01/18

WithQuiz

Guest

(John Tolan)

"A gloriously retro affair perfectly in tune with our celebration season when we are looking back over the past 40 years quizzing that has got us to where we are. "

"No themes, no pairs, no run-ons, no bingo and no essays attached to the answer to inform you of everything the question-setter also knows about the subject in question."

78.6

Paper

17/01/18

WithQuiz

Opsimaths

"A very interesting and enjoyable quiz"

"It was a very odd quiz in that it didn't feel at all easy and yet there were twos just lying in the street waiting to be picked off.....in other words the senior quiz wranglers from Old Lansdowne Road snuck a belter of a paper past us and no one noticed until it was all over."

79.5

Paper

24/01/18

WithQuiz

Charabancs

"....pretty tough but full of variety and plenty of interesting material with a heavy flavouring of Ireland and literature."

"A combined score of 75 suggests a 'good standard par' quiz - however we found it rather taxing."

66.8

Paper

31/01/18

WithQuiz

Bards

"A very low-scoring paper....the last round was pretty unpopular, given that about half of the questions, particularly the first two, could only be answered by guesswork"

"We generally enjoyed the paper, with a number of questions causing furious conferring on both sides"

52.8

Paper

07/02/18

WithQuiz

Albert

"....a very good paper which gave everyone a fair go...." - "....several contenders for the best Run Ons ever...." - ".....Good questions and interesting variety...."

74.8

Paper

14/02/18

WIST

Brian McClintock

"Plenty of points to be had and quite a few interesting chats along the way"

"Very good quiz and well done Brian. Good fun tonight"

"Opsi Brian yet again produced a superb paper, perfectly balanced to give both teams a very fair chance of victory"

99.0

Paper

21/02/18

WithQuiz

Ethel Rodin

"Quite a high scoring game......the match speeded up in the second half - as can be imagined the complexities of spoonerisms and run-ons did result in a few 'constipaters' in the first half."

"Tonight's paper ...... was a real brainteaser with plenty for the old grey matter to chew on."

73.8

Paper

28/02/18

WithQuiz

Electric Pigs

"The phrase 'one of the best papers this season' kept coming up in the reports.  When there is such unanimity it probably means it was the best"

"Probably our favourite paper of the season so far."

82.5

Paper

07/03/18

WithQuiz

Prodigals

"The paper was a curate's egg of a quiz - some delightful questions and some needing a nose peg"

"Although on the whole enjoying the paper .... there were some tricky moments and I counted 16 unanswered questions"

62.8

Paper

14/03/18

WithQuiz

Dunkin' Döniitz

"By common consent this was a first rate paper with plenty of points to be had for those that worked hard"

"We all enjoyed the paper, plenty of variety and lots of questions which invoked spirited debates!"

73.6

Paper

21/03/18

WithQuiz

History Men

"A wide range in the aggregate scores on this paper"

"Some good rounds and questions"

"It was a clever paper .... unfortunately much of the time it was too clever for us."

71.0

Paper

28/03/18

Special

Roddy Toffler

'WithQuiz at 40' nostalgia quiz specially set for the 40th anniversary celebrations - full of questions set in the league many years ago as recalled by Roddy

n/a

Paper

11/04/18

WithQuiz

Mantis Shrimp

"So plenty of points on offer and, for most of you, a well-liked set of questions"

"....definitely favouring whoever went first"

"Plenty of interest and opportunities for logical guesses."

72.3

Paper

18/04/18

WithQuiz

Guest

(Mike Wagstaffe)

"....the perfect paper on which to end our league season"

"....such a brilliant, fair, competitive paper"

"We enjoyed the paper greatly; lots of variety and some very tricky questions.  Some of the pairs were a bit unbalanced but it evened out overall."

74.2

Paper

25/04/18

WIST

Greg Spiller

"A well-crafted paper that seemed a suitable examination for the 4 teams contesting these finals."

"It was agreed that Greg had set an excellent quiz; just the right level of difficulty and much to interest and entertain."

99.5

Paper

02/05/18

WithQuiz

Bards

"The Bards should be congratulated for producing a very decent paper"

"....there was plenty of interesting material on offer"

"Oh, and the theme in Round 2 was nicely done"

68.0 Paper

09/05/18

WithQuiz History Men

"We thoroughly enjoyed tonight's paper.  The setters crafted a paper that suited us down to the ground, enabling us to make constructive guesses even when uncertain about the answer."

"The first half of the paper was judged 'pretty hard' with only 28 points scored (as against 38 in the second half)"

67.0 Paper

16/05/18

WithQuiz

Mantis  Shrimp

"....the Shrimps conjured up a paper of great merit that just nicely hit the season's average aggregate score."

"The quiz was certainly a challenge - and of University Challenge standard too."

72.3

Paper

23/05/18

WithQuiz

'Knocked Out United'

"This was a suitably interesting paper with which to close the 2017/18 campaign proving that when everyone pulls together the sum of WithQuiz's parts can be greater than any one team's contribution."

"The Charas' Rhyming Couplets Round was voted the best of the evening - it was a great idea."

74.0

Paper

30/05/18

End of Season

James Williamson

Special quiz for the end of season celebration evening

n/a

Paper