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How to predict the #UniversityChallenge winning team

Before even a question is asked….

Each team is introduced to the viewers, At the beginning of each introduction, the team member gives their name.
If they start with the word \”Hello\” they score a Bryant Factor of 100. If they start with \”Hi\” then score a Bryant Factor of 1. If they use neither word, for instance \”I'm Fred Scumble\” then score a Bryant Factor of 10.

Add up the team's total Bryant Factor, and the team with the highest BF (with a greater than 90% accuracy rate) wins.

There are (like Mornington Crescent*) some variations to consider:
* Colonials (especially US and Oz) are permitted to score 10 for a \”Hi\”
* Those with English as a second language (other than Americans!) may only score 10 for \”Hello\”
* personal judgement is key in these areas…

In the event of a tied score, then there is no prediction.


* see for more details.

By P J Bryant

Ramblings of a freelance IT Consultant working for some nice SME's, large organisations, resellers and the usual friends and family! Bit of

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