Great8 Trivia Quiz – the Answers and the Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered the Great8 Trivia Quiz… apart from a shockingly knowledgable man called "Monkey TSS" from Tideway Scullers, the best results had 7 correct answers. 

The tie break question did get used and Chris Dodsworth of Nottingham University Boat Club guessed a time of 17:30 which was closer to the crew's actual time of 17:25.21 than the runner up, Rory Copus of Abingdon School Boat Club.  Rory wins a Cadence stroke rate watch and Chris wins the Coxmate HC.  Congratulations to both of you!

The correct answers to the questions were 

After who / what was Alexander Mahe Owens Drysdale named?
Mahe the island in the Seychelles

Tim Maeyens' single he used in Athens 2004 was called “Plons”
Why did he choose this name?

It reminds him of his first row in the boat.
The boat I raced with in Athens was called “Plons” (The sound of something falling in the water). This is the story:
 
In March 2004 I got a brand new Empacher single scull. I went for my first training on a Canal in Brugge, my hometown. I was doing a long session and I enjoyed it a lot. It was very cold but sunny and no wind so I was really focused on my technique. The last 300 m of the session hit a working pontoon on the canal. The top of the boat cracked  and I fell (The sound of me falling in the water). It was really cold but luckily there was a pair on the water that helped me. After the boat was repaired, I baptised it Plons.  And I had good races in it in Athens and in 2005.

Which two of these statements about Olaf Tufte are correct? [give two answers]
He trained with the Royal Ballet to help his technique
He chops wood by hand instead of a chain saw because it's quicker

What was Alan Campbell's first racing single called?
Sunnymount

Which members of the crew have spent time in the army?
Iztok ÄŒop
Ondřej Synek
Olaf Tufte
Alan Campbell


Which two sports did Marcel Hacker do before he started rowing?

Judo
Swimming

What is Ali Williams' favourite bit of kit?
JL leggings from Imperial College

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