Current Reigning Champs

June Winner

UK & Co

May USA
April USA
Challenge Champ

jules44#1
Top USA
TimBentley#3
Survivor Champ

jules44#1
Top USA
Suep#3

10th Anniversary Blog - 2007 to 2017

Yes ... truly a noble achievement, where this Pengy now celebrates one of the longest wars known to humankind, aided and abetted by one pacifist referee, that's moi.

Stand proud my patriotic human warriors whilst you are awarded a virtual medal. For long service, for acts of heroism and selfless valour and knowledgeable fast scrolling fingers for you are part of the epic saga known as .... The UK & Co Versus The USA Trivia War.
You are immortalised.
Proud fighters for your country.

After 10 Tours of Duty ... we have had 636 fine warriors engage in battle and run fighting through the Challenge trenches. We have had 174 top troopers engage in war on the Survivor quiz. Some have fallen, doubtless injured and worn out by long service. Some have gone AWOL ... traumatised or retired, distinguished and accorded this humble penguin's unstinted respect and admiration .. but for you who read this you are still fighting the eternal fight.

Our very first Challenge Champ back in 2007 was magijoh1 for the UK.
A fine warrior.
But there were many illustrious names, some of whom are still here .. such as jules44 UK, midgetmark UK, mos623 USA and WorldB USA who were possibly the first and most feared top American Generals to join the fray. BB1 USA was yet another and had the distinction of been our very first Survivor Champ.
Our very first Mogul Champ was miffy42 UK ... Who I see has recently come out of retirement to aid the UK cause! And our first Titanasaurus Rex: Titan Quiz champ was Qmel of the USA. For we had 4 monthly battles once when the fighting was at it's fiercest. We are more peaceable now ... right? In your dreams.
Yet .. only two have ever won all the title of .. Challenge Champ, Titanasaurus Rex Champ, Mogul Maximus Champ and Survivor Champ ... everyone please raise a glass of shandy (or something stronger) to both jules44 and miffy42 of the UK.
Fabulous players and warriors indeed.

There have been 10 tours of duty = 118 monthly wars. One was a tie! One was void due to a technical hint. Technology huh!
Of these fantastic and exciting wars the USA have won a total of 30 and the UK & Co a staggering 88.
Yes, my American buddies suffered in the wilderness for a few years but recently they have courageously stormed back to stamp their mark on the world .. which rather goes to show that patriotism does not die!

And last but not least .. our famed  providers of tasty nibbles and imaginative treats on the Survivor smorgasbord.
Never underestimate the performance enhancing qualities of virtual food, such as marmite on toast and Irn Bru or Chicken wrap and Crown Royal.
A big cheer to Qmel USA who kindly took over from catbrat63 ... and to Martin Cube and Quiz Beagle UK for keeping us all well fed, the banter alive, and making the quiz a friendly place to be.
I really do believe this is why the quizzes have reached their 10th anniversary. Friendliness and good sportsmanship ... and a burning desire to fight for your country.

This Pengy salutes you all. Thank you.

If you're interested in seeing and paying homage to all our epic monthly champs since 2007
http://thebettershoutbox.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Champs%20List

Or peep in the Hall of Flame Flag Parade ... where the victors are recorded for eternity.
http://thebettershoutbox.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/Winners%20Parade

And now ... the next, new 11th Tour of Duty shall begin!
Shrug into your flak jackets ... throw your shoulders back, grab a treat from the smorgasbord and let battle commence!
I shall sip some Irn Bru.

Results from HQ June 2017

Hello again wondrous warriors, humans .. fellow earth dwellers.

The last war, June's War, was a special war.
It was the monthly war which completed the 10th Tour of Duty. Ten years of feisty fighting between two determined proud nations ... 

So how did it go in June? And who claimed victory?

The Challenge
The USA fielded 16 patriotic troopers who grabbed 6444 points = 48.7% of the crumbs of war.
The UK & Co fielded 12 heroic woad-wearers, who snatched 6795 pts = 51.3% of the bigger, better spoils of war.
And grabbed victory on the Challenge battlefield!
Well done UK & Co!
This is the first UK win on the Challenge battlefield this year!

The Survivor
The USA fielded 8 warriors ... bagged 2052 pts = 47.3%
The UK & Co sent in 12 ferocious fighters .. won 2289 pts = 52.7%

Two battles make one monthly war:
USA = 48%
UK & Co = 52%

Congratulations my UK friends! Celebrate! Everyone off to the chippy or the nearest takeaway tonight for a celebratory feast. Or for the truly noble in victory ... a KFC or MacDonald's. God Save the Queen and all who float on that independent island West of the EU.

Well my American buddies ..it was bound to happen so I shall try to sound duly sombre. You've won 6 of the last 8 wars but the UK was never ever going to surrender or be subjugated.
They're fighting back! But you knew that ...right? That you'd be toppled by one of the greatest armies in the world.
But boy, this pacifist penguin is just loving the scrap. Not that I condone violence or war of any sort of course, but I adore brave humans with fighting spirit!
To show my appreciation I shall scurry back to the trenches to patrol the bunkers with my newly replenished bag of splints, bandages and aqua vitae and quirky words of comfort to the wounded... and some nibbles from the Survivor smorgasbord.

You know .. it strikes me and I'm thinking 10 years is a wonderful achievement ..  not in terms of world peace, obviously, ... that ...
I shall write another blog! Yes, I flex my flippers, sip from my glass of shandy and ...... cast my mind back to when war broke out ...

New Invincibles June 2017

Valid until 1st August 2017

The USA Invincibles
Fear them for they are Great
1# TimBentley
2# DomiNeyTor
3# suep
4# j2cp2
5# tikal700
6# themonarch
7# postcards2go
8# raffucci
9# Qmel
10# shadow


The UK & C0 Invincibles
Fear them for they too are Great!
1# jules44
2# Little_Heaven
3# miffy42
4# lg549
5# LauraMcC
6# Dr_Gas
7# pc377
8# MarchHare007
9# Quiz_Beagle
10# yand

Results from HQ May 2017

Greeting warriors, patriotic fighters and humans ..this is your friendly pengy referee.

I've rattled my hi-tech 21st century abacus and here are the results of the magnificent war in May.

The Challenge
The USA fielded 17 fabulous warriors who snatched 6666 pts .. ( that's a scary number) .. = 54.2% of the spoils of war.
The UK & Co fielded 12 woad-wearers, a smaller but equally fierce army who grabbed 5626 pts = 45.8% of the crumbs.
The USA won the May Challenge battle ... again, and were led to victory by their fearsome General suep. In fact, isn't it amazing .. the top 5 places were nabbed by our American buddies.

The Survivor
The USA fielded 9 super heroes, won 2172 pts = 53.5%
The UK & Co sent in 11 troopers, snatched 1884 pts = 46.5%

Wow ... some of you will be way ahead of me, well ... probably all of you.

Overall result as two battles make one glorious war!

The USA = 53.8%
The UK & Co = 46.2%
The USA won the May War!
Well done! Donald will be proud! Mrs May & Queen Lizzie will not.

Sadly, I reach for a tissue from my mansize box . UK, my friends, I feel your pain.
Once again our American buddies have smashed you, claimed victory, .. but they are dicing with death, future annihilation and retaliation, for the UK and Commonwealth allies and friends will stand shoulder to shoulder and fight their way back to world domination.
Never have the muddy trenches of this ongoing war been so fiercely fought. Truly it is the stuff of legends.

I applaud you all as I excitedly jog back to the Survivor smorgasbord to set our my reclining deck chair, avidly watch, and partake of nibbles and cheer my favourite humans to further deeds of valour and glory!

New Invincibles May 2017

Valid until 1st July 2017

The USA Invincibles
Fear them for they are Great
1# suep
2# DomiNeyTor
3# TimBentley
4# j2cp2
5# tikal700
6# themonarch
7# postcards2go
8# shadow
9# raffucci
10# Qmel


The UK & Co Invincibles
Fear them for they too are Great
1# lg549
2# LauraMcC
3# Little_Heaven
4# Dr_Gas
5# Quiz_Beagle
6# pc377
7# yand
8# MarchHare007
9# miffy42
10# jules44

New Invincibles April 2017

Valid until 1st June 2017

The USA Invincibles
Fear them for they are Great
1# suep
2# TimBentley
3# DomiNeyTor
4# j2cp2
5# tikal700
6# themonarch
7# shadow
8# postcards2go
9# raffucci
10# astralspace


 The UK & Co Invincibles
Fear them for they too are Great
1# jules44
2# lg549
3# Little_Heaven
4# LauraMcC
5# pc377
6# Dr_Gas
7# MarchHare007
8# yand
9# Quiz_Beagle
10# navaho56

Results from HQ April 2017

Greetings Humans ... patriotic fighters and friends.

How did the most closely fought war known to Mankind go in April?

The Challenge
The USA fielded 13 awesome troopers, snatched 7691 pts = 53%
The UK & Co fielded 11 fabulous woadwearers, won 6804 pts = 47%
The USA won the April Challenge by a convincing 6% margin!

The Survivor
The USA fielded 8 magnificent fighters, bagged 1962 pts = 48.4%
The UK & Co sent in 11 intrepid heroes (and heroines), won 2088 pts = 51.6%
The UK & Co won the April Survivor battle by 3.2%

But two fantastic battles make one War.
April Results.
USA = 50.7%
UK & Co = 49.3%

Three cheers for the USA who won the April War by 1.4%

But ... but ... last month it was USA = 51.2% UK & Co = 48.8%

Come on UK & Co ... my intrepid warriors you're fighting back ..