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Cars & Vans 4U Question Setters' Trophy: 2018–19

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  Week   Setters Difficulty Balance Ent'ment Total Last Yr
1 1 GK Ox–fford 9.89 8.11 7.22 25.22 17.22
2 1 Spec Ox–fford 10.00 5.80 7.17 22.97 24.69
3 16 Spec Pack Horse Bowling Club 7.48 7.67 6.51 21.66 14.96
4 2 GK Dolphin Dragons 6.40 9.01 6.22 21.63 17.65
5 5 GK Sutton Club 7.92 6.97 6.33 21.22 19.98
6 14 GK Dolphin 5.79 9.16 5.78 20.73 13.17
7 7 GK Ox–fford 'C' 10.00 4.30 6.26 20.56 19.10
8 8 Spec Park Taverners 7.11 6.57 6.72 20.40 (11.45)
9 3 GK Plough Horntails 6.34 7.71 5.51 19.56 8.76
10 9 GK Rushton Diamonds 5.78 7.65 5.39 18.82 14.14
11 9 Spec Park Timers 9.92 1.44 7.00 18.36 (23.61)
12 2 Spec Dolphin Dragons 5.66 6.24 6.22 18.12 20.42
13 13 GK Cock Inn 7.60 4.93 5.56 18.09 7.42
14 3 Spec Plough Horntails 2.35 9.87 5.76 17.98
15 4 Spec Waters Green Rams 3.17 9.36 5.39 17.92
16 15 GK Waters Green Lemmings 4.13 7.89 4.57 16.59 12.70
17 13 Spec Harrington Academicals 7.32 3.01 5.83 16.16 18.04
18 7 Spec Ox–fford 'C' 2.10 7.95 5.87 15.91 12.56
19 10 GK Robin Hood 4.71 7.28 3.89 15.88 (14.01)
20 10 Spec Nags Head 1.39 8.13 5.50 15.02 (7.83)
21 4 GK Waters Green Rams 7.88 1.83 5.22 14.93 18.84
22 5 Spec British Flag 5.47 2.58 6.72 14.77 24.61
23 8 GK Chester Road Tavern 6.01 2.86 5.67 14.54 13.96
24 6 GK Harrington 'B' 5.05 3.22 5.32 13.59 (16.23)
25 6 Spec Waters Green Lemmings 2.86 4.89 4.97 12.72 14.47
26 16 GK Pack Horse Bowling Club 5.92 0.00 5.96 11.88
27 12 Spec Church House Bollington 0.33 6.38 5.10 11.81 17.13
28 12 GK Church House Bollington 1.94 4.86 4.82 11.62 14.74
29 15 Spec Harrington 'B' 3.08 1.21 5.50 9.79 16.23
30 11 Spec Sutton Mutton 0.00 5.90 3.17 9.07 11.5
31 11 GK Brewers Arms 0.00 3.85 3.89 7.74 (11.16)
32 14 Spec Dolphin 2.36 0.00 5.22 7.58 7.84

Not for the first time this season, it was a game of two halves for this week's questions – all of which were set by the Pack Horse Bowling Club.

Both sets scored well enough for Entertainment – the Specialists being in sixth place (out of 32) and the General Knowledge in twelfth. For Difficulty, the Specialists scored well (teams scoring on average 109% of their average scores – and the General Knowledge are in mid–table with an average score of exactly 100%.

It was on Balance that the two sets diverged. The Specialists were quite well balanced, according to the spreadsheet, but with a slight bias in favour of the teams that went first, who averaged 111% of their average scores while those going second averaged 107%. This gave the Pack Horse's Specialist questions an excellent total score of 21.66, putting them third in the current table – behind only the Ox–fford's two sets.

Unfortunately the spreadsheet detected a heavy bias in the General Knowledge questions, towards the teams that went first (second in the Specialists). The teams that went "second first" scored on average 108% of their average scores, while those going "first first" averaged only 91%.

Overall, according to the spreadsheet, there was a distinct bias towards the teams that went "second first": 108% to 99%. On an average team score of 140, this would have made a difference of 12 or 13 points. This may potentially have affected the results of one game in each division.

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