It was a tough defeat, as we only lost one of the three rounds. Alas, it was the 1v1 buzzer round, the only one which allows for a large gap between the teams, and that’s what happened to us. At the end of that round, we were trailing by 16 pts to 9 and, with a maximum of 9 pts available for the final round, it was always going to be very unlikely that we could turn it around.
We did our best and, indeed, we did win the final round by 9 pts to 6, but that left the final score at:
The Mathemagicians 22 – Universally Challenged 18
“But, sure there’s always next year…” we’ve already been told by several, well-meaning friends.
Perhaps. It’ll depend on a few things. Firstly, will the Ray D’Arcy show team decide to do it again? Secondly, if they ever chance upon this blog, I hope they’ll take some advice and tweak the format of the live quizzes slightly.