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Season 110 - WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION !!!

Season 110 was a huge success... 87 quizzers participated (14 of them were new!) which makes this the second-best season ever, when it comes to participation. A large part of the reason for this is that our quizmaster, Sander van der Heyden, did a lot of leg work to get new players to join. So thank you for that, and thank you for making a great set of questions too, of course.

Over the last couple of seasons, I have received some comments that the questions were too easy (comments, not complaints). And this season was no different... at the beginning. When we hit the midway point of the season, I got some comments that the questions were very difficult. And so they were. 4 questions had a difficulty below 10 and one of those questions only had one correct answer – Hasini Minuvanpitiya was the only quizzer to know the Tang Prize on Day 12. But Hasini did not win the season which means that no one got a perfect season... So who ran away with it? 17 time champion Tony Moore got 12 points, 3 time champ John Robinson also managed to get a score of 12 and so did Quizzypedia newcomer Kevin De Smet. But 12 points wasn’t enough. Dorian Willems might have missed the Tang Prize question, but apart from that, his season was flawless. That means, that with 13 points, Dorian Willems is our new champion. This is Dorian’s third championship. Congratulations, please give him a big round of applause!


The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________

Question of the day quiz – Season 110 - Day 12 of 14 Category: Science and Technology Awards This is a set of biennial international awards bestowed in four fields: Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology, and Rule of Law. Nomination and selection are conducted by an independent selection committee, which is formed in partial cooperation with the Academia Sinica, Taiwan's top research institution. What's the name of these "Asian Nobel Prizes"?

Answer: Tang Prize


Question of the day quiz – Season 110 - Day 13 of 14 Category: Board Games In 1953, this French film director won the Palme d'Or for his short film White Mane and in 1957, he was awarded an Academy Award for his short film The Red Balloon. Today, only true cinephiles remember these award winning films. However, despite the fact that his films have been largely forgotten he did make one contribution to popular culture that has made a lasting impression. He invented one of the best selling board games of all time. The strategy board game Risk. What is his name?

Answer: Albert Lamorisse


Question of the day quiz – Season 110 - Day 14 of 14 Category: Regional Cuisine In Italy, meatballs traditionally consist of ground beef or veal (and sometimes pork) that is shaped into small balls. These meatballs are usually enriched with a wide variety of ingredients such as parsley, eggs, garlic, and sometimes even mortadella or Parmigiano Reggiano. What are these Italian meatballs called?

Answer: Polpette __________

Hall of Fame

Tony Moore 17 (Season 86) Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Dan Palethorpe 7 (Season 79) Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87) Mette Mølgaard Pedersen 6 (Season 14) Sisira Mark Anthony 6 (Season 89) Duncan McDonald 5 (Season 105) Jens Andersen 4 (Season 107) Kathryn Hutchinson 4 (Season 108) Sarah Jane Bodell 3 (Season 84) John Robinson 3 (Season 104) Dorian Willems 3 (Season 110) Morten Mølgaard Pedersen 2 (Season 4) Jonas Ravn 2 (Season 15) Nick Cuthbert 2 (Season 21) Remi Nikolai Nissen 2 (Season 23) Adrian Allen 2 (Season 32) Michael Clark 2 (Season 37) Bjarke Hansen Christensen 2 (Season 70) Kasper Fuhlendorff 2 (Season 72) Isuru Anuradha 2 (Season 88) Bob Thompson 2 (Season 96) Ananthakrishnan Harikrishnan 2 (Season 98) Ida Rud 1 (Season 9) Troels Leth 1 (Season 13) Inge Støttrup 1 (Season 16) Karen Friis Clausager 1 (Season 26) Andy Rowe 1 (Season 27) Tine Kristensen 1 (Season 33) Andrew John 1 (Season 34) Franz Eichhorn 1 (Season 46) Thomas Kolåsæter 1 (Season 52) Chris Grandison 1 (Season 64) Mads Theodorsen 1 (Season 92) Bastian Fischer 1 (Season 94) Bob Douglas 1 (Season 102) Rishabh Gupta 1 (Season 103) Sander van der Heyden 1 (Season 109)

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Henrik Mølgaard
Henrik Mølgaard
Nov 23, 2020

Some of you might have noticed that Kevin De Smet has 13 points on the final leaderboard, but in the post above, he is mentioned as having "only" 12 points. There is a very logical explanaition for that. The post was written and scheduled late in the evening last nigth, but Kevin turned in a correct answer even later than that. Now, both Dorian and Kevin ended the season with 13 points, so why was there no tie-break? How could I announce Dorian as the winner, when others still could get to 13 points? Because we have a special Day 14 rule - it has just never come into play before. This is an excerpt from the rulebook: On the final day…

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