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Cars & Vans 4U Ltd. Question Setters' Trophy: 2019–20

Week 7 – 19 November 2019

  Week   Setters Difficulty Balance Ent'ment Total Last Yr
1 4 Spec Park Timers 7.67 8.22 6.47 22.36 18.44
2 7 Spec Royal Oak 7.44 9.23 5.15 21.81 8.43
3 4 GK Waters Green Rams 5.31 8.48 6.20 19.99 18.84
4 1 Spec Rushton Diamonds 6.08 6.30 6.67 19.05
5 6 Spec Queens 3.68 8.97 6.03 18.68 15.92
6 2 GK Dolphin Dragons 3.68 9.28 5.65 18.61 17.65
7 5 GK Sutton Club 4.89 6.88 6.11 17.87 21.28
8 3 Spec British Flag 1.49 9.84 6.03 17.35 14.50
9 6 GK Queens 4.61 6.60 5.86 17.06 21.09
10 2 Spec Sutton Mutton 4.64 6.66 4.11 15.41 8.61
11 1 GK Rushton Diamonds 7.88 1.10 6.28 15.26 18.63
12 7 GK Royal Oak 2.90 3.74 5.98 12.62 17.10
13 5 Spec Sutton Club 1.87 0.00 6.19 8.06
14 3 GK British Flag 2.64 0.00 5.04 7.68

For the full spreadsheet, please click here.

It was very much a game of two halves for the Royal Oak's questions. The Specialists scored well all round (except for a slightly disappointing Entertainment mark) and are currently second only to the Park Timers' Specialist set from Week 4. The General Knowledge on the other hand scored poorly for both Difficulty and Balance, and are 12th out of 14.

Most teams found the Specialist questions fairly easy; on average, teams scored 110% of their average scores. The spreadsheet detected a slight bias towards the teams that went second, who scored on average 111% of their average scores, while those that went second scored 109%.

According to the spreadsheet, the General Knowledge questions were of exactly average difficulty for the teams that went first (second in the Specialists), but teams that went second (first in the Specialists) scored only 89% of their averages.

Overall, the teams that went "first first" scored 98% of their average scores, while those that went "second first" scored 104%. On an average team score of 139, this could have made a difference of eight or nine points; this may have been enough to influence the results of two games.

The bias that the spreadsheet detected is perhaps borne out by the fact that seven of the ten games were won by the teams that went "second first".

Neither set scored well for Entertainment and they currently sit 9th and 12th, out of 14, in that respect.

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