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University Challenge: Clare vs. UCL

October 24, 2009

UCL took on Clare College, Cambridge, this week, in what turned out not to be round 2 but the first of the highest-scoring-losers’ matches to finish off round 1. UCL won handily by 220 to 145.

I scored 240 this week, 170 discounting bonuses to which I didn’t know the starter. Did well on the word-related and quotation rounds, utterly failed to identify Motown covers of the Beatles, also failed at major cities of the Hanseatic League.

This week’s show was followed by a little announcement saying “If you want to form a student team for the next UC, email [this address] or ring [this number].” Might just have to look into that.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. S. G. permalink
    October 24, 2009 10:22 pm

    Does [our uni] not have a team? In which case, YEAH DO IT

  2. wickedday permalink
    October 25, 2009 1:30 pm

    The ‘form a team’ letter goes to the head of the student exec … who is about equally likely to forget it or name a team consisting of themselves and three mates. I imagine the BBC publish the details so individual students can badger their unis about it . . .

  3. S. G. permalink
    October 27, 2009 1:07 pm

    “[our uni]”

    You security-conscious person.

  4. wickedday permalink
    October 27, 2009 1:36 pm

    Guilty as charged.

  5. S. G. permalink
    October 27, 2009 4:54 pm

    I shall remember to control myself in future. Any rules that allow me to go by the name of Seamus Geary have got to be worth following.

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