I will be hosting a virtual online quiz on Thursday 26th November , aiming to start at 20.15.
Ben Scott will help me with visual and technical stuff, and Karen Scott will do the results and marking.
Cheating will be allowed , as I cannot stop peope using their phones BUT because contestants can cheat I will have the right to handicap or penalise or block answers from people that are doing too well, cheating too well, or on subject rounds which they are too good at!! Basically I will apply success ballast or "Wait Penalties" , a bit like the BTCC but means smarties have answers blocked to keep the competition close.
Entries from individuals, teams or bubbles are accepted and I'd like you to register interest on here now , with your team name , or individual name AND IMPORTANTLY PLEASE TELL ME YOUR SPECIALIST SUBJECT. It will be embarrassing to get beaten on your own subject but thats all part of the fun.
The sooner I know your specialist subject , the more research I can do. I'm expecting interests as diverse as Flatford Lock, Asturian Cider Apples, Tyres, Spurs & Saints FC's, the Tour de France, & Cumbrian Geology.
The intention is to use jitsi and log on details will be notified on here and by email. I will have a short practice event on Monday 23rd to ensure that the system works. Answers will be submitted by TYPING ON THE COMMENTS SCREEN so it will be a fastest finger first system.
At the beginning of the quiz I will ask contestants to type up their name/team to ensure they are there and a bit of chat asking format rules can occur but once the quiz starts I want contestants to mute. For multiple name answers ( eg 5 largest cities in Italy) I will only accept one answer at a time. Some questions will require 2 answers and they must be submitted together. I will give clues for harder questions if I dont get correct answers quickly.
Entries from non members are acceptable . . .I will know who you are!