Well, thanks to everyone who entered our quiz. It appears that, for every entry we received, there was at least one who started it but didn’t finish. From the feed-back we received (so far) everyone seemed to have had a good time.
Sorry, you can’t do the quiz again. We might decide to rerun it :o)
Picture Quiz Winners
We enjoyed meeting up with our two winners. They are, in a way, opposites.
The first belongs to one of Portishead’s oldest families. With 29 points out of a possible 32, the winner was David Gale, retired auto engineer who has lived in Portishead since he was one week old. He knew some of the answers and solved those he didn’t by cycling around. “The trickiest one was the Seafarer’s Sculpture,” he said, “but once I worked out the most Easterly stone, I knew te answer. A school friend of mine had worked there, all those years ago!”
David’s was also the first entry received, making it an even more formidable achievement. Since there was no under-18’s winner, he chose the cash prize rather than the champagne.
Second prize, for scoring 27 points, goes to Paul Black, a new resident. This was a team effort from Paul, his partner Lynda French, and their Golden Retriever, Oscar. Paul moved to Portishead in 2005. He is a Homeopath and Bowen Therapist, who works in Portishead and Weston-super-Mare, and Lynda is an Acupuncturist. Visit Total Health Homeopathy to find out more.
Paul and Lynda are keen cyclists, run with the Portishead Running Club, and Paul is treasurer of the Portishead Yacht & Sailing Club. He said, “Oscar really enjoyed exploring different places in Portishead to find the answers. So did we!”
Lin Lawrence was one whose entry never made it. She emailed, “Loved the quiz. Lovely to know more about the place we live. Think I go around with my eyes closed. We are going to take it with us on a Devon weekend with the gang; it will make for an interesting evening.”
How We Calculated the Results
Since the “Judges’ decision is final,” we created a Master Result. You could have seen it here at one time, by clicking a link, but we’ve removed it in case we run the quiz again.
Next, we compared every entry with the master and scored it this way:
- Wrong scored zero;
- 100% correct answer, 2;
- Satisfactory answer, 1.
In the case of a tie, we would add a bonus point for answers that go the extra mile.