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C&V4U Trophy: 2017–18

Cars & Vans 4U Question Setters' Trophy: 2017–18

Week 12: 6 February 2018

Week Setters Difficulty Balance Ent'mnt Total Last Yr
1 12 GK Park Timers 10.00 8.14 7.07 25.21 23.61
2 1 Spec Ox–fford 10.00 7.90 7.22 25.12 24.69
3 3 Spec British Flag 7.47 9.91 7.11 24.50 22.17
4 6 GK Sutton Club 7.14 7.93 5.79 20.86 19.98
5 4 GK Waters Green Rams 5.14 7.06 6.22 18.42 18.84
6 7 Spec Wharfies 4.46 8.28 5.44 18.18 14.58
7 5 GK Ox–fford 'C' 4.40 8.09 5.37 17.86 17.41
8 2 GK Royal Oak 4.26 6.93 5.72 16.92 8.20
9 12 Spec Harrington 'B' 4.80 5.00 6.28 16.08 (10.27)
10 4 Spec Pack Horse Bowling Club 2.57 8.07 4.40 15.04 (13.95)
11 8 GK Chester Road Tavern 4.96 4.34 5.67 14.97 (20.47)
12 2 Spec Sutton Mutton 4.01 7.51 3.44 14.97 (11.50)
13 6 Spec Sutton Club 4.58 4.99 5.22 14.79 (19.98)
14 8 Spec Waters Green Lemmings 2.01 8.45 4.32 14.78 22.21
15 3 GK British Flag 2.33 6.13 5.67 14.12 (22.17)
16 5 Spec Ox–fford 'C' 3.81 4.17 5.79 13.77 19.47
17 7 GK Wharfies 3.93 6.04 3.33 13.31 22.03
18 1 GK Ox–fford 6.70 0.00 6.50 13.20 17.22
19 11 GK Dolphin 3.13 5.70 4.33 13.16 14.05
20 9 Spec Prince of Wales 0.00 8.78 3.83 12.61 (11.16)
21 10 GK Plough Horntails 3.11 1.84 5.11 10.05 (16.35)
22 10 Spec Cock Inn 2.71 2.09 3.83 8.64 (14.69)
23 9 GK Nags Head 0.00 3.23 5.11 8.34 (14.19)
24 11 Spec Dolphin 3.11 0.00 4.67 7.78 20.37

For the full spreadsheet, please click here.

The big news this week is that the Park Timers' General Knowledge questions have replaced the Ox-fford's specialist set at the top of the table. Thanks to a new feature of the spreadsheet (!), we can reveal that the average team score in the General Knowledge section of the quiz was 99. The previous highest average this year was 90 in Week 6 (when the setters were the Sutton Club); the average for the season so far is 82.

The Park Timers' questions scored well all round. They received the third highest Entertainment score of the season, and the highest for a General Knowledge set. The balance was good, with a slight bias in favour of the teams that went second (first in the Specialists); this equals the previous best score this season (for General Knowledge questions), by the Ox-fford 'C' in Week 5.

The Specialist questions, set by the Harrington 'B', also scored fairly well. They were only the sixth of the 24 sets so far this season to average more than six for Entertainment. The balance was not great; according to the spreadsheet there was a distinct bias (110% to 96%) in favour of the teams that went second. Overall they were slightly easier than average, with teams scoring on average 103% of their average scores.

The slight bias in the General Knowledge questions counteracted that in the Specialists, so overall there was a slight bias (114% to 111%) in favour of the teams that went second in the Specialist questions. This is borne out by the fact that five of the nine games were won by the teams going "second first", with three going the other way and one drawn. The three teams that won by going "first first" were the Ox-fford, the Nags Head, and the Pack Horse Bowling Club.

The average team score for the Specialist questions was 56; the average total score was 154. This compares with an average score for the season of 54 in the Specialists and 136 in total. This season's previous highest average total score was 145 in Week 6.

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