Last Thursday, Cardiff students participated in the qualifying rounds of the third iQuiz, a student-only competition organised nationally by the i newspaper.
The event, held in CF10 in the Students’ Union on Park Place, was attended by more than 50 students.
In first place, ‘Team Nathan’, consisting of Yik-Han Siah, Nathan Vallis, Chris Brown and Jimmy Dunne, Music Editor for Quench, beat 13 teams to claim the winning title. A team comprised of editors from the gair rhydd editorial staff, ‘SportPol’, followed in close second, just 1 point behind the winning team.
Team Nathan will now go on to represent Cardiff University nationally at the iQuiz finals, which will be held in London next February. The overall winning team will walk away with a 14-day trip across Europe that has an itinerary of seven cities, courtesy of Topdeck Travel.
Simon O’Hagan, ‘Independent Voices’ editor for the i paper, complied the questions for the quiz which has been described as a ‘serious test of bizarre knowledge’.
A number of Cardiff students were also involved in the organisation of the qualifying round, including Michael O’Connell Davidson, Quench Editor and Student Brand Ambassador for the i, Huw Ware, CUTV Sports correspondent, Toby Mott and Jacob Dirnhuber, Sub-editor of the gair rhydd.
Michael O’Connell Davidson is optimistic about the upcoming finals, stating: “It’s great to see Cardiff University represented nationally, especially when it’s something as positive as this. From what I’ve heard, Team Nathan performed really well compared to other teams across the country, so I think we might win the second round in February. I’m personally really proud of Jimmy Dunne, as he’s on the Quench team, and we had no idea he’d perform so well in something like this.”