Season 126 was difficult. This was not wholly unexpected, but with an average difficulty of 45 it was still four points lower than predicted. When that is said, no questions were impossible. In fact, only the last two questions dipped below a difficulty of 20 (which was planned) and only an additional three questions had difficulties between 20 and 30. What does this mean? That our quizmaster this round, Kevin de Smet, managed to supply us with a set of questions with a very big range topic-wise. So, kudos to Kevin for making an enjoyable, yet challenging set of questions. I hope to see you return as quizmaster again someday. With a set of questions like this, no on managed to get a perfect season, but two players came close. Last season’s champion David Nadore and Season 117 champion Dhruv Sharma both got 13 points and they had to go head-to-head in the tie-break. The topic this time was the different sports at the 2016 Paralympic Games. David named 13 out of 21 sports, but Dhruv outdid him by correctly identifying 16 sports. And that can only mean one thing... Dhruv is our new champion. This is Dhruv’s second championship. Please give him a big round of applause. The answers to the final three days of the season are: _________________________
Day 12 of 14 Category: Ethnic Groups Which 'tasty' ethnic group in Sri Lanka descended from Portuguese, Dutch and British men who settled in the area and developed relationships with local Sri Lankan women? Author Michael Ondaatje is a famous representative of this group.
Day 13 of 14 Category: Mythological Creatures Which mythological bird of prey, mostly depicted as a hawk or a falcon, is also a symbol for modern-day Hungary? In Hungarian tradition, it presumably originated as the clan symbol used by the ruling House of Arpad in the 9th and 10th centuries. Answer: Turul
Day 14 of 14 Category: Mammalogy Which spiral-horned antelope, native to Southern Africa, shares its name with the capital of state of South Darfur, in the south-west of Sudan?
Answer: Nyala __________
Hall of Fame
Tony Moore 18 (Season 111) Laruchka Budelinik 8 (Season 85) Duncan McDonald 8 (Season 123) Dan Palethorpe 8 (Season 124) Allie Livesley 7 (Season 87) Sisira Mark Anthony 7 (Season 119) Mette Mølgaard Pedersen 6 (Season 14) 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) Sander van der Heyden 3 (Season 122) 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) Dhruv Sharma 2 (Season 126) 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) Indika Jayasinghe 1 (Season 114) Gert-Jan Dugardein 1 (Season 116) Ronny Swiggers 1 (Season 120) David Nadore 1 (Season 125)