Nightingale, Balham Wed, Jan 13 2016 20:00

A Quick Half?

Michael B

Half points are always a bone of contention in the competitive quiz world. To give half points or not to give half points, that is the question. An act of generosity? Soft marking? Political back-scratching with a neighbouring team? Who knows, but for this Quiz Master a "not-quite-but-almost-right-sort-of-in-a-way" answer is a wrong answer, I'm afraid.

All of which brings us to tonight's quiz. Rather excitingly, we had our first tiebreak of 2016 to find the winners of the £40 bar tab, but only after I had to break it to 'Loons' that the three, yes THREE half points they had been given by their selfless/generous/mental/bribed (delete as appropriate) markers for the aforementioned "not-quite-but-almost-right-sort-of-in-a-way" answers had been 'erased to leave them and 'What Was David Bowie's Last Hit?' together on 36 points. However, 'Loons' disappointment and possible feelings of injustice were short-lived as their knowledge (in the loosest sense) of the 2011 World Beard & Moustache Championships saw them take top spot.

What will they spend their £40 bar voucher on, I wonder? Presumably, three halves of lager ...

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