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Season 115 - WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION !!!

I must say that I thought our quizmaster this season, Bob Thompson, had a stroke of genius when he came up with the idea of building an entire season of questions around the album cover of Sergent Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. But one thing is having a good idea in theory, another is to actually pull it off. And I have to hand it to you, Bob. You definitely pulled it off. The season was well balanced when it came to topics and difficulty. The average difficulty hit 53, which is a little on the easy side, but only marginally so. And all you qweeps seemed to have fun too. Most of you kept on answering until the very last day. Sometimes, when a season becomes too hard, a lot of people stop participating in week two. This was certainly not the case this time. Therefore... I tip my hat to you, Bob. Thank you for a great season! So who actually came out on top? Well, we had three perfec runs this seasons and as it turns out they all came from bonnie old England. Bob Douglas, Duncan McDonald and Kathryn Hutchinson all managed to go through the entire season without a single misstep and you all know what that means. Tie-break time! This time the topic was names of popes from 1053 and onwards. There were twentynine papal names to choose from, but who knows Pope Stephen? Well Kathy and Duncan did. Who knows pope Sixtus? Bob and Kathy did. Let me just say... you guys know your popes! But at the end of the day, the final score was as follows. Bob ended with a more than respectable 14 points. Kathy outdid Bob by four and ended on 18 points, but Duncan squeezed out one more pope (eh, that came out wrong) and ended on 19 points. That means that Duncan by a hair’s breadth is our new champion. This is Duncan’s sixth championship – please give him a big round of applause!

Tie-break breakdown:

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

Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 12 of 14 Category: Film Stars Later noted for her racy film roles and misquoted quotations, whose first starring role on Broadway was in 1926 in a play entitled ‘Sex’ which she wrote herself under the pseudonym Jane Mast? The theatre was raided and the 33-year-old actress was arrested along with the cast. Prosecuted on morals charges she was sentenced to ten days in prison for ‘corrupting the morals of youth’. In 1999, the American Film Institute voted her the 15th greatest female screen legend of classic American cinema.

Answer: Mae West


Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 13 of 14 Category: Composers Which composer lends his name to a psychological state in which the victims of overly complex music and/or art develop an irrational relationship with the work? This solidarity can sometimes lead to absolute defence of the work outside of pragmatic and realistic views. Just five days after 9/11 the composer controversially called the destruction of the Twin Towers "the greatest artwork ever made".

Answer: Karlheinz Stockhausen


Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 14 of 14 Category: Contemporary and Popular Culture What iconic design that first appeared in 1967 connects the previous 13 answers?

Answer: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover __________

Hall of Fame

Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) 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 6 (Season 115) Jens Andersen 4 (Season 107) Kathryn Hutchinson 4 (Season 108) Dorian Willems 4 (Season 113) Sarah Jane Bodell 3 (Season 84) John Robinson 3 (Season 104) Bob Thompson 3 (Season 112) 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) 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) Indika Jayasinghe 1 (Season 114)

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