Mastermind 2016: Heat 1

The first heat of this year’s Mastermind competition was held on Friday 22rd January and what an exciting start it was.

A total of 19 children have entered the competition with seven competitors in the first heat and six each of the next two heats.
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As usual, each person must choose a special subject on which to answer questions for ninety seconds and this is followed by a general knowledge round where they answer questions for two minutes.
 
Here are the results:
 
Name
& Special Subject
Special
Subject
General Knowledge Total
James
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (film)
8 17 25
Anna C
Paper Towns (book)
11 13 24
Katya
Harry Potter (the first book)
11 9 20
Oscar J
The Boy in the dress (book)
12 7 19
Tilly
Hunger Games I (film)
10 7 17
Joshua
The Dark is Rising sequence (books)
7 6 13
Jamie
Cristiano Ronaldo's time at Man Utd
6 7 13


There was an unusually high number of books and films this week.
Well done to James on securing a place in the final which takes place in March.
Anna may also be in the final depending on scores in the next two heats.

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Drat. Can't quite read what I had written on the ceiling - have to pass on this one!

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No, no no. You've heard wrong. My special subject was .....

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Oh, go on. Ask me an easy one now.

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Well, that's a tricky one. Do you really expect me to remember something as obscure as that?

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Oh, come on. You've got to be kidding! Who on earth knows the answer to that?

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What? My name? Erm ...

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What, Freddie? Whisper a bit louder ...

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The happy contestants - now that the ordeal had passed!
Here's to the next idiotic brave set of contestants.

Mike Gale, 28/01/2016