Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

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Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by tangy » 25 Jan 2018, 21:10

Tuesday 20th February 2018. Event 4 of Tube Olympics 2018 is the Nordic Combined. This event combines your traditional Tube Challenge skills with your general knowledge.

The Nordic Combined is split into two parts. Part one is a 60 minute tube challenge and part two is a pub quiz. Points scored from both parts of this event will be combined to give your final score. Medals will be awarded to the top three highest aggregate points scorers. More details below:

Part one: Tube Challenge

1. You have 60 minutes to visit as many UNIQUE London Underground stations as possible, 1 point is available for each one visited.

2. An additional 2 points can be gained if you interchange between lines, either internally or externally. So an interchange between the Northern and Jubilee at London Bridge would yield 3 points (1 point for the station and 2 for the interchange). An external interchange say between Warren Street and Euston Square will yield 4 points (1 point for each station plus 2 for the interchange).

3. An interchange between two lines that share the SAME tracks to the next station will NOT count. Therefore a change at Euston Square between the Circle and Met will gain you nothing!

4. A successful interchange will only count when the doors on the train you are departing on are locked closed prior to departure, beware of this when you are near to the end of your 60 minutes.

5. Doubling back through the same interchange twice will not score you any additional points see the examples below.

6. You may start at any station you desire in between 1800 and 1830. You only have ONE attempt, therefore once you have started you may NOT reset your watch and start again

Part two: Pub quiz

The pub quiz will be hosted (provisionally) by The Vauxhall Griffin, Wyvil Road, Vauxhall, SW8 2TH commencing at 20:00, entry fee of £2.00 per team. The quiz may be done in teams and not necessarily the partner you did part one with.

It is important the challengers do not talk amongst each other about how many points they scored in part one as this could influence which team you join for the quiz.
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Examples of Nordic Combined scoring:

--Example 1: Say you are travelling from Camden Town to Moorgate on the Northern Line (Bank Branch), and you decide to change at KXSP to the Victoria Line and go back to Euston, and then switch back to the Northern line to continue to Moorgate. this would score ZERO bonus points, You would only score SIX points for the stations you've visited.

--Example 2: Travelling from Camden Town to TCR on the Northern Line (this time via Mornington Crescent) You change at Euston, Northern (Bank Branch) to KXSP, then on to the Victoria Line to Warren Street and then back onto the Northern Line to TCR. This combo of stations and changes would score you SIX bonus points and SEVEN stations visited = 13 points.

Hope all is clear. So who is taking part?
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by Going Underground » 26 Jan 2018, 12:02

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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by tractakid » 19 Feb 2018, 22:16

I'm coming
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by RJSRdg » 21 Feb 2018, 20:22

How did this one finish up?
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by Going Underground » 21 Feb 2018, 20:55

RJSRdg wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 20:22
How did this one finish up?
Very close with the Bronze changing hands late on and a cash win at the quiz :P
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by tangy » 22 Feb 2018, 12:31

The results of the Winter Olympics 2018 Nordic Combined event are as follows:

There were 4 competitors, all of which did part one (the tube challenge) solo:

David Edwards: 48 points
Andrew Chilcraft: 43 points
Tangy: 40 points
Kevin Brown: 39 points

At the pub quiz it was decided that the quiz should be tackled in pairs, so it was David and Tangy (The Tangysters) v Kevin and Andrew C (The PyeongChang Challengers). There were 40 questions in the quiz.

The PyeongChang Challengers scored 19 points
The Tangysters scored 17 points

So combining the two scores gives an individual total of:

Tangy: 57 points
Kevin Brown: 58 points
Andrew Chilcraft: 62 points
David Edwards: 65 points

It was close throughout the quiz when the answers were being read out as each team kept overtaking each other, at the halfway point (20 questions) it was The Tangysters in front, but at the end there was just one point in it for the bronze medal.

Not only that but the cash spot prize question right at the end of the quiz was won by The PyeongChang Challengers and managed to take home the jackpot! Well done to them.

Signed: Tangy
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by tractakid » 22 Feb 2018, 13:22

Part 1 route->

Bayswater, Notting Hill Gate, Bond Street, Baker Street, Regent's Park (run to) Great Portland Street, Kings Cross St. Pancras, Euston (Northern line), Warren Street (Victoria Line), Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Leicester Square, Embankment, Temple.
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Re: Tube Olympics 2018: Event 4- Nordic Combined

Post by tangy » 26 Feb 2018, 23:06

Am I the only challenger who has started a Nordic Combined from Zone 3? My tube challenge part commenced from Walthamstow Central and ended at Temple
This is a Central line train to "Woodford via Hainault"- it always is, except when you actually want one!

Tube Challenge League Tables website, it's here at http://www.explorerticket.co.uk/tubechallenge

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