University Challenge 2010–11

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Series 40 of University Challenge began on 5 July 2010[1] and aired on BBC Two. Below is a list of the matches played with their scores and outcomes.

Results[edit]

  • Winning teams are highlighted in bold.
  • Teams with green scores (winners) returned in the next round, while those with red scores (losers) were eliminated.
  • Teams with orange scores must win one more match to return in the next round (current highest scoring losers, teams that won their first quarter final match, teams that won their second quarter final match having lost their first, or teams that won their first quarter final match and lost their second).
  • Teams with yellow scores indicate that two further matches must be played and won (teams that lost their first quarter final match).
  • A score in italics indicates a match decided on a tie-breaker question.

First Round[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of St Andrews 185 190 University of Bristol 5 July 2010
Cardiff University 210 220 Oxford Brookes University 12 July 2010
Balliol College, Oxford 155 190 Queens' College, Cambridge 19 July 2010
Peterhouse, Cambridge 265 165 University of Exeter 26 July 2010
University of York 245 105 Royal College of Music 2 August 2010
Newnham College, Cambridge 135 115 University of Southampton 9 August 2010
Christ's College, Cambridge 290 60 University of Liverpool 16 August 2010
Downing College, Cambridge 160 95 St Edmund Hall, Oxford 23 August 2010
University of Newcastle 70 315 University of Sheffield 30 August 2010
University College London 155 125 Hertford College, Oxford 6 September 2010
Durham University 120 340 Magdalen College, Oxford 13 September 2010
University of Edinburgh 335 35 Jesus College, Oxford 20 September 2010
University of the Arts London 215 95 Imperial College London 27 September 2010
Merton College, Oxford 180 175 St John's College, Cambridge 11 October 2010

Highest Scoring Losers Play-Offs[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Cardiff University 140 225 University of Exeter 18 October 2010
University of St Andrews 165 225 St John's College, Cambridge 25 October 2010

Second Round[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Christ's College, Cambridge 220 160 University of Edinburgh 1 November 2010
Oxford Brookes University 320 100 University of the Arts London 8 November 2010
University of Exeter 140 195 University of York 15 November 2010
Peterhouse, Cambridge 215 205 St John's College, Cambridge 22 November 2010
University College London 230 250 University of Sheffield 29 November 2010
Downing College, Cambridge 125 190 Magdalen College, Oxford 6 December 2010
Merton College, Oxford 120 175 Queens' College, Cambridge 13 December 2010
Newnham College, Cambridge 70 275 University of Bristol 20 December 2010

Quarter-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Christ's College, Cambridge 160 185 Oxford Brookes University 10 January 2011
University of York 120 205 Peterhouse, Cambridge 17 January 2011
University of Sheffield 230 225 Magdalen College, Oxford 24 January 2011
Queens' College, Cambridge 190 160 University of Bristol 31 January 2011
Oxford Brookes University 135 265 University of Sheffield 7 February 2011
Christ's College, Cambridge 120 330 Magdalen College, Oxford 14 February 2011
Peterhouse, Cambridge 215 160 Queens' College, Cambridge 21 February 2011
University of York 280 140 University of Bristol 28 February 2011
Magdalen College, Oxford 245 195 Queens' College, Cambridge 7 March 2011
Oxford Brookes University 190 195 University of York 14 March 2011

Semi-Finals[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Sheffield 155 250 University of York 21 March 2011
Peterhouse, Cambridge 130 260 Magdalen College, Oxford 28 March 2011

Final[edit]

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of York 85 290 Magdalen College, Oxford 4 April 2011[2]
  • The trophy and title were awarded to the Magdalen team comprising James McComish, Kyle Haddad-Fonda, Matthew Chan and Will Cudmore.
  • The trophy was presented by Antony Beevor.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BBC University Challenge, 2010/2011, Episode 1". BBC. Retrieved 5 July 2010. 
  2. ^ "Programme Listings for BBC Two London, 4 April 2011". UK TV Guide. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 

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