Well, this month's excursion into trivia therapy welcomed 12 opponents who formed themselves into 3 team of 4. The team names were “The Rejects” (they didn't say from where), “The Numpties” (a bit harsh) and a team seeking divine intervention called “Gawd Elp Us”.
As in our previous outing, I conjured up four rounds of non-specific subject questions with the titles of “Pot Luck”, “Mulitfarious”, “Miscellaneous”and “General Knowledge”. These contained questions such as (1) Which is the highest court of last resort in the UK. It is the final court of appeal in the UK for civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, (2) Which children's writer's married name was Mrs Heelis, (3) Which word can mean a unit of measure, a stick or a fishing implement and (4) Today is the 70th anniversary of the the D-Day landings. What were the five beach landings called.
I also offered the participants three Table Top Puzzles consisting of a drawing of a human skeleton and asking to name 14 of the bones shown. Then we had Homophones of towns/cities that sound the same as another thing (5) Yorkshire, used as connections between electrical equipment. And initial letters of well know phrases or saying (6) S S and B F.
There was a little confusion as to the scores owing to some misinterpreted number accumulation by the author (in other words I can't count), but thanks to the honesty of the runners up, fair play resumed. So in third place with 66 points were The Rejects (unfortunately their point of order on one question would not have made a difference); second were Gawd Elp Us with 82 points, which means that The Numpties came first with 83 points (well done!).
The Answers, (1) The Supreme Court (following Part 3 Constitutional Reform Act 2005, came into affect on 1st October 2009). (2) Beatrix Potter (married Mr William Heelis in 1913). (3) a Rod or Pole (5.5 yards). (4) Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, Sword. (5) Leeds and (6) Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion.
Hasta la vista,