Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Christmas University Challenge - Round 1 - Match 2

Christmas University Challenge - Round 1 - Match 2

Durham vs Edinburgh

Carolina Atkins
James Wilby
Richard Adams
Minete Walters


Kirtsy Mcabe
David Steele
Sally Magnusson
George Mcgavin

Well, there has to be a bit of bias for me in this edition of Christmas University Challenge as a Durham graduate and even though I was not aware any of Durham team had actually been to Durham!

And Durham got off to a good start landing some good buzzes and following it up with excellent bonus points and an all round team contribution. Christmas University Challenge seems to have slightly less time for answering questions with longer introductions to the players so getting a good lead early on can be vital.

Durham could not hold onto the lead however and never really got going again as Edinburugh stretched and stretched the lead, again taking longer over questions than they would be allowed on a normal edition of University Challenge. 

Edinburgh were by far and away the strongest team though and had reached the 100 mark before long. With a  score of 135-60 it was a very one sided affair in the end with Edinburugh guaranteeing their place in the Semi Finals. They will be difficult to beat in this series of Christmas University Challenge and are the strongest all round team so far.

Tonight's (Wednesday 21st December) episode airs slightly earlier at 7pm on BBC 2 and sees Magdalene Oxford take on University College London. So far Christmas University Challenge is shaping up to be a very entertaining series!

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