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Best Belgian finishes sixth at world CHAMPIONSHIPS quizzes

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At the world championships of quizzes has Ronny Swiggers from Ostend in the sixth position. Tom Trogh fell just outside the top ten. For the second year in a row, picked up the Englishman Olav Bjortomt the world title.

More than 2,500 participants from nearly fifty countries did last weekend with a shot at the world title in the quizzes. The event was organised at multiple locations, even in countries such as India and Russia. To the Belgian race in Ninove have wed night 91 quizzers participated.

Worldwide, the participants got the same 240 questions presented across eight categories. With the score in their weakest category was in the end result not be taken into account.

The Englishman Olav Bjortomt extended his world championship with three points ahead of American Steven Perry. In 2016, it won Bjortomt in Athens also all gold on the Quiz Olympiad. Tero Kalliolevo from Finland captured the bronze medal. Multiple world champions Kevin Ashman and Pat Gibson, both permanent panellist in the BBC quiz program Eggheads, had to settle with, respectively, the fourth and the fifth place.


After three consecutive fifth place finishes Ronny Swiggers this time as the sixth, only three points of the stage. The former European champion scored especially strong in the theme of Lifestyle. Tom Trogh finished eleventh. Furthermore, also knew Nico Pattyn and Lander Frederickx are distinguishable with respective high scores in the categories of History and Science.

From 8 to 10 november will find in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, the European quizkampioenschappen place. In addition to a individual competition is especially looking forward to the European title for national teams. At the last european CHAMPIONSHIPS conquered Belgium each time the silver medal.