Last night's quiz was a slow moving beast at the best of times. So just wondering how long it took the Shrimps to verbally describe the facial features of the eight (mostly geriatric doctors) to their team captain?
Fair play comes naturally to the much respected team who set the quiz. So a full round of pictures can be excused as an unfortunate oversight on this occasion. But an error of judgement that should not be repeated. One or two pictures as an absolute limit (and preferably not of faces).
I think, rather embarrassingly for me, Tom and Adam, Rachael was probably our best player that round. For the first four questions, the pictures were of much less use than the questions themselves, then me and Tom from the Bards were thanking our lucky stars for getting the easiest 2 points of the season with Q5 and Q6.
Generally, I do agree that some care should be taken with picture rounds. If you want to do a picture question/round, then there's nothing wrong with doing it for the games not involving us, but I'd suggest having written questions, without the aid of pictures, for our game. However, if that isn't feasible, then having clues in the question to go along with the picture, as the History Men did, is absolutely the right way to go about it.
Anyway, even if the other 62 questions had been pictures, any quiz that features Last Christmas and a Radio 4 show will be around the top of Rachael's ranking come the end of the year.
Thanks James. I was probably a bit silly worrying about Rachael. Nothing seems to faze that girl!
Sadly for Rachael "Last Christmas" is unlikely to make the play list for next week's quiz. It is not even "bubbling under" in the consciousness of the setter at the moment. Though a timely (and suitably expensive) early Christmas present might yet change all that - possibly unleashing the first ever Payola scandal in the history of WIST.
.......And definitely no royal sprogs....even Megson has principles.......