Bristol Quiz League

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The start of the Bristol Quiz League Season 2020-2021 will be delayed. The League will be guided by government guidance when determining when to restart. This position will be reviewed in November. It seems unlikely the league will start until January.


Dolphins Fly The Dolphins trimphed in March quiz. And Press Gang squeeked into second place giving them a two point cushion going in the April Quiz.


February Result 2019-2020 A fantastic evenings quizzing in the superb facilities afforded by the newly refurbished upstairs function room in the historic harbourside Nova Scotia pub. This was the first quiz after the 47 year interlude in the Common Market. The Quidnuncs were champion in 1971-2 and again in 1972-3. However these were the last two of their titles following their first win in 1967-8. Sheepworrying’s win means they now have a chance to add to their 16 titles, one shared with Gnomons, all won whist Bristol was part of the Common Market/EU. This result means that whatever happens in March the title will be up for grabs on the last day of the season in April. Best Questions Porpoises are setting the standard here and look hard to beat. Once again no team failed to score 4 or more points on their question’s. Sheepworrying drop into last place.


Press Gang Lose Press Gang’s 100% start to the season came to an end at the Nova Scotia on 8 January 2020. All the teams had their full complement of players in what was a tremendous night of quizzing in one of Bristol’s great historic pubs. Gnomons won the prize from the Landlord during the interval. Porpoises appear to be running away with the best questions competition. None of their sets have so for caused any team to score fewer than 4 points.


October Result 2019-20 Season Press Gang at the start of their first full season won a thrilling evening of tough quizzing.


April Result The final Quiz of the season was won by Porpoises. Porpoises also won Best Questions for the season, but Sheepworrying who finished second on the night retained their title as Champions. The best questions were awarded on a different basis this season. Teams were given a point for each occasion when a team scored fewer than 4 out of 10 when answering their questions. The team with the fewest points were champions. Porpoises won. Interestingly the old system, where teams voted for the team producing the best questions was also won by Porpoises which was a relief and validated the new system for judging the Best Questions. Sheepworrying and Gnomons have both won the title outright 15 times. In 2009-10 the two teams shared the title, unique in Bristol Quiz League history.


March Result A number of teams scored a lot of penalty points in the best questions competition but Porpoises kept their discipline and now have a comfortable lead. Sheepworrying caught up and overtook Dolphins in the quiz tournament and the final quiz of the season promises to be an absolute humdinger. Press Gang showed that their fine performance in February was no accident. Their question setting was adventureous and new. A round on Frogs showed that a lot of the established teams were unsure of the order of the ten plagues of Egypt, something they are sure to want to remedy. blood frogs gnats (or lice or mosquitoes or other small insects)[2] flies (or swarms of insects; some have “wild beasts”)[2] pestilence of livestock boils hail locusts darkness death of the firstborn (of Egypt).


February Result You can download a pdf of the result by clicking download above. You will see that the first round of scores is wrong in the picture but has been corrected in the pdf. Fortunately this did not affect the result. The big news was a new team joining the league, a team called ‘Press Gang’ , and they did pretty well.

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