Header
Logo

Macclesfield Quiz League
Sponsored by AstraZeneca

You are here:

Question Setters' Trophy
2018–19

Other News & Views:

A League
B League
C League
Full News & Views

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

For the full spreadsheet, please click here.

  Week   Setters Difficulty Balance Ent'm'nt Total Last Yr
1 1 Spec Ox–fford 9.42 7.75 7.17 24.34 24.69
2 1 GK Ox–fford 7.47 9.29 7.22 23.97 17.22
3 8 Spec Park Taverners 6.88 7.84 6.72 21.44 (11.45)
4 5 GK Sutton Club 6.32 8.67 6.33 21.32 19.98
5 3 GK Plough Horntails 4.92 9.61 5.51 20.04 8.76
6 4 Spec Waters Green Rams 4.52 9.96 5.39 19.87
7 2 GK Dolphin Dragons 4.94 8.69 6.22 19.85 17.65
8 7 GK Ox–fford 'C' 7.81 5.53 6.26 19.60 19.10
9 2 Spec Dolphin Dragons 6.09 6.97 6.22 19.28 20.42
10 7 Spec Ox–fford 'C' 3.70 9.28 5.87 18.84 12.56
11 3 Spec Plough Horntails 3.59 9.18 5.76 18.54
12 5 Spec British Flag 5.99 5.51 6.72 18.22 24.61
13 6 Spec Waters Green Lemmings 3.88 7.53 4.97 16.38 14.47
14 4 GK Waters Green Rams 6.18 1.06 5.22 12.46 18.84
15 6 GK Harrington 'B' 3.96 2.37 5.32 11.65 (16.23
16 8 GK Chester Road Tavern 4.75 1.20 5.67 11.62 13.96

It was very much a game of two halves for this week's questions.

The Specialists, set by the Park Taverners (with two visual rounds) scored well all round and came in at No. 3 in the table – but some way behind either of the Ox–fford's sets. The General Knowledge, set by the Chester Road Tavern, were quite popular – coming in at No. 5 in the Entertainment table. According to the spreadsheet they were slightly easier than average overall, but it was the balance that let them down: teams going first (second in the Specialists) scored on average 109% of their average scores, while those going second (first in the specialists) averaged only 94%. This 15% difference would mean a difference of just over 12 points on an average team score of 82 (in the General Knowledge).

Overall, the teams that went "second first" scored 110% of their average scores, while those going "first first" scored only 99%. This 11% difference would mean a points difference of just over 15 on an average team score of 137. With relatively few close games this week, only three games (one in each League) are likely to have been affected by this apparent imbalance; had those three gone the other way, four games would have been won by the teams that went "first first" and five by those that went "second first".

© Macclesfield Quiz League 2018