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TV production company Hungry Bear Media are making a new quiz show for BBC2.

The show is called Debatable.

 

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The finals of the Open Trophy (Knock Out Cup) and the Kendall Consolation Plate.

Open Trophy:
Blue Stoops 71 JCB Lakeside Club 55

Kendall Consolation Plate:
Bowling Green 59 Strutt Club 49

The venue: Lakeside (JCB) Club, Rocester; the start time 8:00 PM

Congratulations to all teams who participated throughout the season, and to the four teams who reached tonight’s final round.

Next event: Brain of Derbyshire 2016, Royal Oak Ockbrook, 18th May, 8:00 PM

Scientific fact or fiction? (Telegraph)

This maths problem has thousands of people baffled. Can you work it out? (Telegraph)

Ripley is the most English town in England, but it is not the most Derbyshire town in the county because it has no team in the Derbyshire Pub Quiz League*. Not one of its pubs is represented.

The DPQL 2015-2016 is coming to an end. The new season will start in the autumn. Don’t you and your friends have a place in the league? We welcome new members. Meet new challenges, visit new pubs, discover why they’ve won awards for their beer and their hospitality. Greet visitors to your local when they play return matches.

Look at our site, and see who our members are; look at our sample quiz page; look at the opportunities that come up for players to go on TV and radio.

Shouldn’t your pub team be entering a bit more of Derbyshire? Contact us via our Contacts Page and we’ll be in touch.

*We interpret Derbyshire as the county and its environs (Burton in Staffordshire, for example, or Ilkeston Junction and Eastwood in Nottinghamshire). We are very liberal.

 

Screams of rage, frustration, grinding of teeth as work was re-done, calculations made, checked and fresh calculations done. Cries that echoed through the empty and dark night of Derbyshire. Finally, Sally was done, and the agony was over.

Visit our Results Page to see the final tables for the 2015-2016 season.

 

Visit our Results and Positions page to see your team is doing as the end of the season approaches.

 

In 1996, an article appeared in The Harvard Review of Philosophy, written by philosopher and logician George Boolos.

The riddle it contained was later dubbed ‘The Hardest Logic Puzzle Ever’ in the Italian newspaper La Repubblica.

It goes as follows:

Three gods A, R, and C are called, in some order, True, False, and Random. True always speaks truly, False always speaks falsely, but whether Random speaks truly or falsely is a completely random matter.

Your task is to determine the identities of A, R, and C by asking three yes-no questions; each question must be put to exactly one god. The gods understand English, but will answer all questions in their own language, in which the words for ‘yes’ and ‘no’ are ‘da’ and ‘ja,’ in some order.

You do not know which word means which.

You can ask a single god more than one question, and questions can depend on the answers to previous questions.

Also Random’s responses should be considered exactly that – as if a coin has flipped in the brain.

As Boolos explained in the article, the solution lies in identifying a god who you can be certain is not Random, by asking a question which true or false cannot commit an answer to.

Your first question should be asked to ‘A’:

Does ‘da’ mean yes if and only if you are True, if and only if B is Random?

[Found in The Independent]

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