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Season 118 - WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION !!!

This season was fairly easy... The average difficulty was 55 and just one question dipped below 20 but with an additional 4 questions below 30, there were plenty of traps for you guys to get caught in. As you know the excellent set of questions were made by Flemming Borg Nielsen. Please give him a big hand – I hope he will be up for making another set at some point in the future. The set was easy yes, but not so easy that anyone had a perfect season. Three quizzers got close, though. Duncan missed the Spanish author, Ronny didn’t know the American Talk Show Host and Sander wasn’t up to date on German politics. 13 points each and a tie-break question was needed. The topic this time... identifying the 14 countries with the highest average elevation. Ronny correctly identified 6 countries, but unfortunately also mentioned 4 countries that were just outside the list. He ended on 2 points. Sander managed to come up with 8 countries and all of them were on the list. Duncan mentioned a total of 12 countries... surely that would get him the trophy. At least it would if they all turned out to be correct... but they weren’t... Georgia is number 15 on the list and subtracts a point from Duncan’s score. However, that does not change the fact that Duncan finished with mor points than his two rivals. Therefore, Duncan is our new champion. This is Duncan’s 7th championship – a quite amazing feat. Please give him a big round of applause!



Tie-Break Breakdown:

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

Category: German Politics In January 2021 the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU) elected a new leader. The new leader has been the Prime Minister of state of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2017 and could very well succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor of Germany this fall. What is his name?

Answer: Armin Laschet


Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 13 of 14 Category: Contemporary Spanish literature This author used to be a war correspondent, but is now one of Spain's best selling contemporary authors. He is probably best known for his Captain Alatriste series of novels and for the novels "The Club Dumas" (1993) and "The Siege" (2010). "The Club Dumas" was the inspiration for Roman Polanski's film "9th Gate". What is the name of the author?

Answer: Arturo Pérez-Reverte


Question of the day quiz – Season 114 - Day 14 of 14 Category: South American Revolutionaries Which Chilean captain general of Irish descent is regarded as the founding father of Chile, since he was the first Supreme Director of an independent Chile?

Answer: Bernardo O'Higgins __________

Hall of Fame

Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Dan Palethorpe 7 (Season 79) Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87) Duncan McDonald 7 (Season 118) Mette Mølgaard Pedersen 6 (Season 14) Sisira Mark Anthony 6 (Season 89) 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) Gert-Jan Dugardein 1 (Season 116) Dhruv Sharma 1 (Season 117)

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