University Challenge - S51 Grand Final

  • Publicado el 3 abr 2022
  • This is it. The long and winding road has come to an end for this series. Two great teams are left, who will win? Until next series, take care everyone
    Jeremy Paxman asks the questions.
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  • Iqmal Razzi
    Iqmal Razzi Hace 8 meses +2471

    Clutchinson and GPS Zeng were outstanding overall in this series, great to see both were chasing each other. Eventually Zeng got the last clutch. Congrats to both of the teams.

    • Robert Fouch
      Robert Fouch Hace 5 meses +1

      When will the new season start ?

    • Austin Kent
      Austin Kent Hace 6 meses +2

      spoiler in top comment

    • Jackaljkljkl
      Jackaljkljkl Hace 8 meses +9

      @YOU ARE FOOL Eggheads should hire him, and get rid of Beth.

    • TheOtherSide
      TheOtherSide Hace 8 meses +75

      @YOU ARE FOOL Hutchinson is one of the best UC contenstants of all time, that's how

    • Neordinary
      Neordinary Hace 8 meses +47


  • Meg Tee
    Meg Tee Hace 8 meses +2264

    I was expecting a huge margin...but this was a match worthy of its "grand final" name

  • Jerry Koh
    Jerry Koh Hace 8 meses +380

    Hutchinson scored 450 (-30) across 8 matches. Zeng scored 320 (-5), across 6 matches. That makes Hutchinson win Zeng per match by a margin. But if you take into account wrong answers, both are exactly the same at 52.5 points earned per match. Absolute beasts the both of them.

    • Nefeytiri Su Namun
      Nefeytiri Su Namun Hace 3 días

      chen, clutchinson, zeng, and either ounsley or mays is the dream team

    • shucklesors
      shucklesors Hace un mes +2

      @Jerry Koh this strategy can very, very easily be objectively worked out with very simple arithmetic. you fail to take into very simple account that correct answers for 10-pointers land the team into situations that allow the whole team to consolidate and work together, as well as have extra time. you also hand it over to the other team to get a shot without being in time pressure. it is far more straightforward than "comes down whether you value accuracy more or quantity points gained more".
      that's like saying in sports that when looking at field goals scored, you only look at an incredibly oversimplistic points scored vs accuracy, without realising that missed shots could lead to fast break rebounds.

    • Chris
      Chris Hace 2 meses +1

      Hutchinson covered a vast amount of categories.. enouh to carry the team on his own

    • woof - woof
      woof - woof Hace 5 meses

      @Jerry Koh ohh ok👍

    • Jerry Koh
      Jerry Koh Hace 5 meses +5

      @woof - woof Yes then it comes down whether you value accuracy more or quantity points gained more. Hutchinson has a bigger risk appetite and attempts question he doesn't know and as a result gets more question correct (and wrong) for his team. While Zeng only answers questions he knows is 100% correct. Both have advantages, and like I said, if you take into account wrong answers, they scored exactly the same average per match, meaning both strategies work equally well for them.

  • serla _
    serla _ Hace 8 meses +550

    the way Zeng gets every map-question right is hilarious to me. Every time.

    • shucklesors
      shucklesors Hace un mes

      @Itachi to say that no one gives a fuck would be overestimating the amount of fucks given about what you just said. i couldnt read past the first 4 words without completley and uttterly losing my attention span

    • Schwanzus Longus
      Schwanzus Longus Hace 5 meses +3

      i want to see him stream geoguesser

    • bambesfresser
      bambesfresser Hace 5 meses +3

      @serla _ Why would you expect him to have full command of the English language when he writes that he is from S. Asia? What does English grammar have to do with being able to name capitals and bodies of water?

    • Apogee
      Apogee Hace 6 meses

      man is built in google maps

    • traida111
      traida111 Hace 6 meses

      @serla _ so you think having a photographic memory automatically gives you every other ability? I hope it gives him the ability to remember how much of a prick you are.

  • ChanTheGreat21
    ChanTheGreat21 Hace 8 meses +542

    Hutchinson and Zeng both deserved every bit of becoming crowned the champion but I must say I favored Zeng because I've never seen another like him where someone just answers every single question in their category (and geography is a vast category). Also it wouldn't be a scholastic competition without the awkward fist pump/handshake at the end. Thank you Dave for a brilliant season!

    • beyond 11
      beyond 11 Hace 7 meses +7

      @Renato Regalado Zeng is like Brandon, but from SG. Coming from an SG viewer here hehe

    • Renato Regalado
      Renato Regalado Hace 8 meses +11

      You must have never seen Brandon back in 2020. Absolute Legend and also from Imperial College of London.

  • Michael Hutchinson
    Michael Hutchinson Hace 8 meses +319

    Thank you Dave Garda for giving us these memories immortalised on ESclips. It was a great series to participate in and what a final to finish it off. I continue to be in awe of the Imperial team individual and team brilliance. Our team still goes to pub quizzes in Reading so hopefully see some people about.

    • Obi Igwe
      Obi Igwe Hace 2 meses +2

      Just watched this again and I am still in awe of the incredible drive you showed in this final. Your students are lucky to have you.

    • Marcus Shor
      Marcus Shor Hace 8 meses +38

      You did amazing Michael. Seriously I don't think there was a single person that was not in awe of your sheer skill and knowledge in every University Challenge in which you participated. I respect and admire the years of hard work towards you have put into being so good at these quizzes. Thank you so much for sharing your skills and knowledge with us all and making us all a little smarter each time we watch University Challenge. I know you will do the same as a teacher, as you have done with us all. And as always many thanks to Dave!

    FIRE LORD PLAYZ Hace 8 meses +470

    What a crazy final between Hutchinson vs Imperial. He almost took down the entire team by himself, amazing.

    • Nefeytiri Su Namun
      Nefeytiri Su Namun Hace 3 días

      ounsley was great too

    • Conrad Chong
      Conrad Chong Hace 8 meses +55

      Hutchinson was was him against Imperial...........unfortunately......Imperial was a TEAM!!!!

  • Novelist
    Novelist Hace 8 meses +2096

    Imperial proved they are a 4-man team tonight, and ultimately that was the difference.

    • Leroy Jenkins
      Leroy Jenkins Hace 6 meses +1

      Zeng was asked to hold his horses

    • Max Griswald
      Max Griswald Hace 8 meses +1

      @Sam Sowden García - The only stats I saw did not include how many bonus points each player contributed. The stat person that was posting on every game gave starter question stats by individual, but bonus question stats by team.

    • Sam Sowden García
      Sam Sowden García Hace 8 meses +2

      @Max Griswald there's definitely been someone in the comments who's been providing a breakdown for every match

    • TheOriginalCows
      TheOriginalCows Hace 8 meses +14

      @Frank They remind me of T1 in the LCK for league of legends. They win every game because they play like clockwork together.

    • Joe A.
      Joe A. Hace 8 meses +15

      @Max Griswald Couldn’t have said it better myself for Jackson. The points that he provided gave them enough of an advantage to win. Imperial was a strong team, and it was fun watching them.

  • Paul
    Paul Hace 8 meses +871

    I see a lot of praise for Zeng and rightfully so, especially his Geography knowledge is amazing... But let's not forget that Hutchinson carried his otherwise mediocre team (although Ounsley was good as well) to the final and almost won! What a feat! Surely the best single competitor this year

    • rajiv
      rajiv Hace 8 meses +2

      Finally Jesudoss got some answers too 😂😂

    • Niki's stuff
      Niki's stuff Hace 8 meses +2

      @Jaab b yes lets praise a 50 year old woman competing against these kids lol... and losing

    • Sharanya Ray
      Sharanya Ray Hace 8 meses +1

      @TimeyWimeyLimey i don't understand why people praise sheriff so much when Mays is way better than her. And there are so many literary questions which mays also knew.

    • Jaab b
      Jaab b Hace 8 meses +15

      Ounsley was always getting high score in the past rounds. It’s always her and Hutchinson as a duo, carrying the team until this round.

    • Max Griswald
      Max Griswald Hace 8 meses +2

      @Redefined Living - I gave credit to whoever gave the correct answer first. It's really not hard when you watch the video. Please go back and get the timestamps of every time you think Ounsley should be given points, if you think I am incorrect.

  • ben1
    ben1 Hace 8 meses +303

    So funny to see Zheng's team start laughing when a geography question comes up

  • acct2430
    acct2430 Hace 8 meses +695

    Wow what a close match. Props to both teams, ridiculous amounts of knowledge. Zeng’s map knowledge was clutch once again.

    • I am ok
      I am ok Hace 6 meses +2

      @beyond 11 Haha then he clutch all simply amazing

    • beyond 11
      beyond 11 Hace 8 meses +7

      Zeng before he answered: Enough games
      Here. I. Come!!

    • Derek Lucas
      Derek Lucas Hace 8 meses +13

      @Roger Dowds I mean locals can't always know everything in their backyard. Exhibit A, typical Americans

    • Roger Dowds
      Roger Dowds Hace 8 meses +28

      Zeng is from Singapore. How does he know the highest point of the Brecon Beacons ahead of the locals? Amazing!

  • David McGurrin
    David McGurrin Hace 8 meses +707

    That knowing smile of acknowledgement from Hutchinson at 24:38 as he gets beaten to the buzzer by a true geography genius was great. A class final with two terrific teams. Thanks for all the uploads Dave!

    • David Clapperton
      David Clapperton Hace 2 meses +1

      He knew the answer to the Geography question too. Could the BBC not have awarded 5 points to them as well.

    • Dan Hudson
      Dan Hudson Hace 6 meses +10

      As soon as he heard 'area' he knew what was going to happen he just buzzed a fraction late .

    • Legirang
      Legirang Hace 8 meses +32

      also at 8:00

  • Shadia Kansha
    Shadia Kansha Hace 8 meses +401

    I love that the Imperial team looked like they’re having fun. Laughing and talking to each other. Great team work! All of them did a splendid job. Congratulations team ✨

    • Ashish Agarwala
      Ashish Agarwala Hace 5 meses +11

      In the end that made all the difference. At times Hutchinson just didn't have anyone (apart from Ounsley) to bounce off his ideas or double check something or just get that word on the tip of his tongue. Imperial were an amazingly well balanced team with Zheng (we all know), Sheriff with her literature, Jackson with science and Music and finally Mays tying it all together with some intelligently worked out guesses the entire season and always being a reliable team leader. Sometimes people forget that the person who knows or is most skillful may not be the best leader. If this was an individual competition, Hutchinson would have, of-course, beaten everyone else by miles. It's not even funny the amount of knowledge he has but also the speed with which he can recollect it when the time comes.

  • naveej
    naveej Hace 8 meses +499

    24:38 is the reason why i cant decide if i like Hutchinson or Zeng more. Initially/up until now it would clearly have been Zeng, but the reaction at 24:38 of Hutchinson after being milliseconds late, the smile and joy instead of anything else… bhaa that was beautiful! It gave me so much joy and was a perfect ending for the whole season!
    Loved it and thanks to everyone involved.
    I feel like series like these is something we as humans should appreciate more and i would love it if we gave these types minds more airtime.

    • Olive Oyl
      Olive Oyl Hace 5 meses

      Speed kills. This time Reading was the victim 🤣

    • Olive Oyl
      Olive Oyl Hace 6 meses

      Ahem…there are certain things where speed is not appreciated? Just saying 🤗

    • walkfromthewaves
      walkfromthewaves Hace 8 meses +3

      @DraconianError try having a business meeting in Ko Samui

    • 22Century Girl
      22Century Girl Hace 8 meses +21

      Because of that buzz of a milliseconds faster, it helps imperial to get the bonuses just in time to win. If Hutchison buzz just abit earlier, imperial would have lost.

    • DraconianError
      DraconianError Hace 8 meses +9

      We asians are good at speed :)

  • Ryan Kotek
    Ryan Kotek Hace 8 meses +233

    This has been mentioned already, but 24:38 is the moment of the series for me. You can literally see Hutchinson's arm move to press the buzzer, he knew the answer too, Zeng had him beat by MILLISECONDS. And that was the difference in the series. I am truly in awe at how good Zeng, Hutchinson, and Mays were all season. Absolute legends all three of them. And truly a GRAND FINAL worthy of the title! Thank you Dave for the whole season.

    • TuckingFypo
      TuckingFypo Hace 8 meses +1

      The glare he gives Zeng 😂

    • smithryansmith
      smithryansmith Hace 8 meses

      @DraconianError in bed.

    • Ryan Kotek
      Ryan Kotek Hace 8 meses +3

      @MC Theta Oh that makes perfect sense, I had no idea that was the case. Thank you

    • MC Theta
      MC Theta Hace 8 meses +33

      @Ryan Kotek that's because they are only shown the image after Paxman finishes reading the question. The videos have it on as soon as Paxman starts reading.

    • Max Griswald
      Max Griswald Hace 8 meses +2

      @Ryan Kotek - Yeah, I was surprised as well, since I knew the answer before he buzzed, and I am old with a slow working brain. I thought maybe my video was lagging. Imagine if Hutchinson had buzzed slightly faster there, that would have been a potential swing of 50 points (Although, I think Hutchinson may not have gotten two of the bonus questions).

  • Eline Goh
    Eline Goh Hace 8 meses +709

    Such a friendly match. From Singapore. Thanks Dave again for letting us overseas viewers having a good April. Both teams are impressive and gave their best, it was a close match. Giving credits to Reading, the team must have each contributed in their own fields as much as possible. At 24:39 that's where Zeng beats Hutchinson just a mere second. Both team deserves a big round of applause 👏👏👏

    • Stephen Fawcett
      Stephen Fawcett Hace 8 meses +9

      ​@Ignatius Chua He did know the answer, he tweeted afterwards a picture of visiting it with his wife to prove the point haha!

    • 说事拉理"正能量"
      说事拉理"正能量" Hace 8 meses +4

      May not be , he just look up.....
      Once again , Hutchinson is impressive together with Ounsley.

    • Juan Tan
      Juan Tan Hace 8 meses +29

      At @8:00 as well

    • Ignatius Chua
      Ignatius Chua Hace 8 meses +22

      True about mere milliseconds, but then, Hutchinson might not have the correct answer.

  • Wesley Hopmans
    Wesley Hopmans Hace 8 meses +582

    Dave thank you for uploading this throughout the year. It is much appreciated. **does an awkward elbow shake / fistbump to thank dave**

  • sfumato
    sfumato Hace 8 meses +358

    No spoilers here. Excellent, closely fought, final-worthy match between some big brains.
    This season brought me and countless others so much joy over the past six months, so thank you again for what you do, Dave! And, of course, thank you to the competitors, organizers, and Paxman for giving me something to look forward to every Monday.

  • Emma Peel
    Emma Peel Hace 8 meses +371

    I'm heartbroken for Reading but they held their own right until the end - beautiful. Very well done, Imperial. Many congrats. And thanks, dear Dave, for bringing us our Monday Night quiz fix. Enjoy your summer!! xx

    • Cate Evans
      Cate Evans Hace 8 meses +1

      @luna rya um...the comments appear when you click on the video...on my phone anyway.

    • luna rya
      luna rya Hace 8 meses +3

      @Cate Evans to be fair if you hate spoiler, it's your own fault for reading the comments before finished watching. I read the comments first because I need the spoiler.

    • Cate Evans
      Cate Evans Hace 8 meses

      Pity your comment came up first...spoiler!

    • Eric Jared
      Eric Jared Hace 8 meses +1

      Tally it all up it would be jackson

    • SteamlocoScrapper
      SteamlocoScrapper Hace 8 meses +2

      @Max Griswald If you look elsewhere in the thread someone did an analysis of who got what right. Sheriff was definitely the worst player on the Imperial team over the series but in comparison to many other players she was valuable.

  • Igor Mokin
    Igor Mokin Hace 8 meses +285

    What a final!
    Thanks Dave, for bringing this season to us!
    I think that Hutchinson was the MVP of the final, but Zeng was the best in the series. Personally, I liked Hutchinson's out-of-the-blue guesses that turned out to be right, and his concentration on the game.

    • Balaji
      Balaji Hace 8 meses +4

      If he had been little faster with the buzzer, he could have won

    • frederique Hobson
      frederique Hobson Hace 8 meses +11

      Totally agree with you.
      Sheriff and Ounsley are brilliant, too !
      Thank you SO much, Dave GARDA . My Tuesday 's breakfasts certainly be flavourless " till next time"!
      Hope everyone be there for the next season. ☆♡☆

  • M P
    M P Hace 8 meses +272

    I'm going to miss the Imperial team, especially Zeng 😭. But I'm happy for them, they really deserved it ❤️
    Thank you Dave!!

    • The Oryxz
      The Oryxz Hace 8 meses +3

      @Roy WX No they cant.

    • Roy WX
      Roy WX Hace 8 meses +3

      So the same team cannot play again for the next season?

  • FreddieTheCutestCavapoo
    FreddieTheCutestCavapoo Hace 8 meses +127

    Sadly, my prediction (and that of most people, I think) came true and Imperial's 4 person team took it, although Reading's 2.5 person team did incredibly well. Now Hutchinson is a teacher and he has got some lucky students. Well done to all. And HUGE THANKS to Dave Garza for all his work.

  • Karl Bartleet
    Karl Bartleet Hace 8 meses +284

    My head said Imperial, my heart said Reading. What a final and very well deserved Imperial, with a perfect win record too (edit: awkward elbow shakes all round and thanks for uploading each week Dave).

    • s
      s Hace 8 meses +19

      I watched this thinking I'll be all for Imperial but everytime Hutchinson got an answer correct I was like, maybe I don't mind Reading winning.

    • SteamlocoScrapper
      SteamlocoScrapper Hace 8 meses +6

      Reading only had two players, so they deserved to lose.

    • aquapony
      aquapony Hace 8 meses +8

      @Anshaal Chawdhery Shame somebody had to winter day

    • Anshaal Chawdhery
      Anshaal Chawdhery Hace 8 meses +4

      Couldn’t summer it up better

    • Lyn Hugell
      Lyn Hugell Hace 8 meses +6

      Same here

  • brassholio
    brassholio Hace 6 meses +19

    I'm a jazz musician so I knew all the answers about modes, but what was really impressive was watching them work them out from the other clues given. These guys are crazy smart.

  • KSfan4ever
    KSfan4ever Hace 8 meses +78

    The trophy goes to the ever dependable Dave Garda!!! Thank you Dave for these wonderful weekly UC uploads, which will be sadly missed until the next series! This final was astonishing. All series long, the magnificent Reading duo (MVP Hutchinson & Ounsley) accomplished the impossible against 4 person teams, and in this final, almost brought Reading to the wire against a fully participatory crackshot foursome from Imperial. Congratulations to the fantastic Imperial team for the trophy but Hutchinson deserves much praise in helping to make this final a true nail biter and not just a runaway victory for Imperial.

  • Ethel Tan
    Ethel Tan Hace 8 meses +201

    I love how excited Sheriff is when she realised she likely knows the answer XD

    • Bvc
      Bvc Hace 6 meses

      @PH Ng no

      TAN GODZILLA Hace 6 meses +13

      So cute that can't help but adore

    • PH Ng
      PH Ng Hace 8 meses +26


  • Lindokuhle Sibande
    Lindokuhle Sibande Hace 8 meses +462

    _for the last time this season_ ...
    ( _see also below the match stats the Season Performance Stats for the top 4 teams_ )
    *Imperial* : 125
    *Reading* : 115
    *Starter Questions Stats*
    IMPERIAL : 70 points
    Zeng = 3/3 {30 points}
    Sheriff = 1/1 {10 points}
    Mays = 2/3 {20 points}
    Jackson = 1/4 {10 points}
    Starter Questions success rate: 63.64%
    READING : 60 points
    Jesudoss = 0
    Ounsley = 2/3 {20 minus 5 points}
    Hutchinson = 5/8 {50 minus 5 points}
    Bishop = 0
    Starter Questions success rate: 63.64%
    *Bonus Questions Stats*
    IMPERIAL : 55 points
    Bonus Questions success rate: 52.38% (11/21)
    READING : 55 points
    Bonus Questions success rate: 52.38% (11/21)
    Top 4 Teams' Season Stats
    1. IMPERIAL: 1170
    Zeng = 32/38 {320 minus 5 points}
    Sheriff = 11/14 {110 minus 10 points}
    Mays = 16/24 {160 minus 10 points}
    Jackson = 6/14 {60 points minus 10}
    Starter Questions success rate: 72.22%
    Bonus points: 555
    Bonus Questions success rate: 57.81% (111/192)
    No. of matches played: 6
    2. READING: 1115
    Skopic = 0
    Jesudoss = 0/2 { -5 }
    Ounsley = 18/22 {180 minus 15}
    Hutchinson = 45/72 {450 minus 30}
    Bishop = 0/2 {0}
    Starter Questions success rate: 64.29%
    Bonus points: 535
    Bonus Questions success rate: 58.15% (107/184)
    No. of matches played: 7
    3. EDINBURGH: 950
    Jones = 19/31 {190 minus 20}
    Thomas = 19/21 {190 minus 10}
    Sundar = 7/17 {70 minus 20}
    Karunaratne = 7/13 {70 minus 10}
    Starter Questions success rate: 63.41%
    Bonus points: 490
    Bonus Questions success rate: 64.47% (98/152)
    No. of matches played: 5
    Pullinger = 3/9 {30 minus 5 points}
    Thatte = 20/26 {200 minus 15 points}
    Malcolm = 13/30 {130 minus 15 points}
    Wrathall = 17/24 {170 points}
    Starter Questions success rate: 59.55%
    Bonus points: 395
    Bonus Questions success rate: 50.97% (79/155)
    No. of matches played: 7
    *_see you in the next!_*

    • qaze31
      qaze31 Hace 8 meses

      the 2 people on reading are useless

    • Michael Hutchinson
      Michael Hutchinson Hace 8 meses +6

      @Sam Sowden García apparently students have been calling me this at school 😂

    • Sam Sowden García
      Sam Sowden García Hace 8 meses

      @Michael Hutchinson Clutchinson himself! We are in the presence of greatness!

    • Affid Diena
      Affid Diena Hace 8 meses +3

      stats alone, it can be said that the mvp of this competition is hutchinson.

    • anthtan
      anthtan Hace 8 meses +1

      @Oliver Theodoor Feldvoss There should be a prize for that. Best performing individual. MVP or something.

  • zara z
    zara z Hace 8 meses +384

    both such lovable teams was gonna be satisfied with whoever won, can't wait for the next one! thanks dave!

    • zara z
      zara z Hace 8 meses +2

      @Augustin, Evenfall Of Tarth yes definitely get where you're coming from! i think a small part of me wanted the 'underdogs' to win but imperial was definitely a more balanced team :)

    • Augustin, Evenfall Of Tarth
      Augustin, Evenfall Of Tarth Hace 8 meses +7

      I think youth is an important part of the competition, so I was happy Imperial won it at the end

    • 4Eyed
      4Eyed Hace 8 meses +9

      Thought the same. They've both been great

  • Steven Kim
    Steven Kim Hace 8 meses +41

    I certainly am a big fan of GPS Zeng, but i also will have to admit clutchinson is indeed the mvp of the season. A true leader and game changer. Hats off to him!

  • TomWatsonB1
    TomWatsonB1 Hace 8 meses +54

    Wow, really thought for a minute there that Hutchinson was going to will Reading over the line, but what a great final! His students will never have a more knowledgeable teacher. Big congrats to Imperial for the victory! A true team effort. I knew Ionian, Dorian, Niger, Everglades, Russia, and Switzerland. Annoyed I didn't think of Brecon Beacons. Lake Neuchâtel is a large lake west of Bern and near the French-Swiss border. The city, castle, and Canton also bear the same name "Neuchâtel."

  • Tony Wilde
    Tony Wilde Hace 8 meses +102

    A pulsating final and a much closer contest than I expected. The entire Reading team contributing tonight was wonderful to see. Imperial are a thoroughly brilliant team and worthy winners.

    • Redefined Living
      Redefined Living Hace 8 meses +2

      @D N finallyyyyy

    • D N
      D N Hace 8 meses +34

      I stood up and cheered when Bishop contributed

  • Thunderlord00
    Thunderlord00 Hace 8 meses +49

    Zeng setting the tone early and clutching it out late. I always love watching him ace the map questions. It amazes me everytime

    • PH Ng
      PH Ng Hace 8 meses +7


  • scintillant v.
    scintillant v. Hace 8 meses +44

    His highness Imperial Zeng 🙇‍♀️ and basically the entire team of Imperial was a delight to watch. Sheriff, Mays and Jackson 💯
    I loved the fact that Reading could've won this one, they are every bit worthy of it too. Hats off to Hutchinson and Ounsley.
    Thanks Dave.

  • xxyanlixx
    xxyanlixx Hace 8 meses +48

    Hutchinson deserves to be MVP in this match. He carried Reading alone. But Imperial had an overall better team. What a close match!

  • Snoopy Brown
    Snoopy Brown Hace 8 meses +23

    The closest match in this series. Both teams were literally at par but I guess sometimes the right question at the right moment to the right team makes the cutting edge. Congratulations to the team members of both Imperial & Reading…👏👏👏

  • CC N
    CC N Hace 8 meses +47

    I feel there were less questions on geography in the final compared to the past so Zeng's advantage was less obvious. So the Imperial's win is even more remarkable!

    • CC N
      CC N Hace 8 meses +2

      @ExEssex : Thanks for the correction. Greatly appreciate it!

    • ExEssex :
      ExEssex : Hace 8 meses +4

      "Fewer questions", I can hear Stephen Fry picking you up on in QI even though he himself said "less legs" about a millipede shortly afterwards. The geography questions were also easier. I have strong evidence for this - I got them all right. (Well, except the starter about the Niger so I wouldn't've got the chance to show off my knowledge of where wetlands are.)

  • Sharanya Ray
    Sharanya Ray Hace 8 meses +32

    What I saw here was that the Imperial Captain was nervous maybe the pressure of a final but his teammates kept him cool. A wonderful team who deserved every bit of it

  • PB Matty
    PB Matty Hace 8 meses +22

    A heart-racing, nail-biting finale. Never knew about UC until Zeng’s prowess was featured in our local press. Looking forward to the next season. Thanks Dave!

  • Pradep Kumar
    Pradep Kumar Hace 8 meses +53

    Zeng was my favorite in this season so far, but my god what a performance by Hutchinson. I am a fan ! Such a Nail biting finale. Thanks for the uploads Dave.

  • Nicholas Leow
    Nicholas Leow Hace 8 meses +60

    Also, definitely one of the toughest finals with both line ups equally matched, one with a well rounded team including the geography specialist and the other with an astonishing duo who has been solving the impossible and racking up points most of the questions!

    • Max Griswald
      Max Griswald Hace 8 meses

      @Redefined Living - No she had two correct starter questions (20 points) and an incorrect starter question (-5 points) giving her 15 points. She answered 0 bonus questions correctly in the final.

    • Redefined Living
      Redefined Living Hace 8 meses

      @Max Griswald What you talkin about, Ounsley scored 3 starter questions lol and add the other bonus ones.

    • Max Griswald
      Max Griswald Hace 8 meses

      I'm not sure the line ups were equally matched, at least in this match. Hutchinson scored more points than Zeng and Mays (Imperial's top two scorers) combined, and still lost. The rest of Reading accounted for a total of 25 points, which is the same amount as Imperial's 3rd best performer, Jackson, scored.

    • Redefined Living
      Redefined Living Hace 8 meses +3

      these two are ART gods

  • Charsiupao
    Charsiupao Hace 8 meses +41

    What a nail-biting match. Hutchinson is a beast, and it's amazing how both he and Mays can pretty much write off a question, offer the closest educated guess they can think of without any expectation, and nail it - both captains did an amazing job today! It was really heartwarming to see Bishop finally get her moment to shine, and she couldn't have picked a more crucial match to do it. Unfortunately for Reading, Jackson was also on top form today, and that ensured that Imperial were at their best. Zeng, Sheriff and Ounsley were as impressively dependable as usual, but I do feel for Jesudoss. Every match, he shivers with excitement, faces the game with expectation, ready to give his 110% and is just bursting with energy. Sadly, he never did get a category which he was comfortable with, and never did get a chance to shine. I hope he had a great time nevertheless!

    • Louie
      Louie Hace 8 meses +2

      Well said, BBQ pork bun😉! I would be convinced if the result went the other way today, which I found harder to accept last week or earlier because I expected a final less enjoyable to watch. The margin tells how well fought the final was.

  • Schatzi Lieve
    Schatzi Lieve Hace 8 meses +33

    Is nobody gonna talk about this incredible moment 15:03 ?? One of my favorites!! both teams were amazing tho. It was a tight match!

    • Kitty Healy
      Kitty Healy Hace 8 meses +2

      That was a wild guess tho! No talent required just lucky

  • Kat리나-ᜃᜆ᜔ᜇᜒᜈ

    I was holding my breath the entire time! They are both so remarkable! Acquiring that diverse knowledge is beyond me! Well, done!
    Also, big thank you Dave Garda!
    Side note: the ending is a bit awkward really! HAHAHA! But that's the fun of it!

    • Andy B
      Andy B Hace 8 meses +1

      Hey. I got a couple of questions correct that the teams didn't (sundew and which country Neuchatel was in). What does that make me!? I won't mention all the other questions that I didn't know. :-)

  • Alex
    Alex Hace 8 meses +221

    The reaction at 20:46 was basically: "sometimes I even amaze myself."

    • bikerjon1
      bikerjon1 Hace 8 meses +20

      One should always amaze oneself, especially in extreme circumstances

  • patrickgazeupon
    patrickgazeupon Hace 8 meses +207

    Whew! Intense! That was CLOSE!
    Hats off to my faves Hutchinson, Zeng and Mays. 👏

    • Andrei Mark Asuncion
      Andrei Mark Asuncion Hace 5 meses

      My faves as well!

    • beyond 11
      beyond 11 Hace 7 meses

      @Laxus22 What about Zeng?
      Hutchinson, Ounsley, Mays and Zeng would probably be a superteam here

    • Laxus22
      Laxus22 Hace 8 meses +5

      @patrickgazeupon both Mays and Hutchinson are hot. 🤣

    • Khadiza Begum
      Khadiza Begum Hace 8 meses

      @John Doe she's the perfect example of without beauty without brain. NO HATE SPEECH.

    • patrickgazeupon
      patrickgazeupon Hace 8 meses +19

      @John Doe Mine is Hutchinson because I'm gay.

  • Nazaman
    Nazaman Hace 8 meses +40

    A good all round effort from Team Imperial, good to see Jackson come to life. Zeng at his best as usual, though he would be gutted the other team got there first on the Periodic table question about Pi.

  • Kumeboyahh
    Kumeboyahh Hace 4 meses +4

    It is Incredible seeing Hutchinson with no knowledge of music theory smash the modes of the major scale like it was nothing. An absolute treat to watch.

  • Zoe Wright
    Zoe Wright Hace 8 meses +71

    Both teams were great but as everyone said Imperial was a 4 person team ! I think that's what did it. Everyone contributed even though Zeng and Mays were deffo MVPs whereas Reading although brilliant felt like Hutchinson and Ounsely carried!

  • Amal' Imangulov
    Amal' Imangulov Hace 8 meses +41

    What a comeback from Reading, but amazing performance and well-developed seasons for both teams, huge kudos!

  • Adam M-S
    Adam M-S Hace 8 meses +10

    Can we take a moment to applaud Reading? I didn't have them getting *anywhere* after the first round, and then they just massively improved stage by stage, ultimately seeing off not one but two of the three main obvious contenders from the first round onwards (Birmingham - who unaccountably seemed to falter as soon as the quarters started - and Edinburgh), and only being finally halted by the third of those. Reading in the final? Who'd have thought it from this year's first round... or in any year? Well played all!

  • Jeff W
    Jeff W Hace 8 meses +15

    I had never watched University Challenge until midway through the series this year and then I was hooked! (I caught up watching all the preceding episodes for this series that I had missed.) A great series with a nail-biting final! Thanks so much, Dave!

  • Sarah Abraham
    Sarah Abraham Hace 8 meses +91

    If you look up “carry” in the dictionary you’ll find the names Ounsley and Hutchinson…they came in clutch SO many times 👏🏼 Congrats to Imperial though

    • Ro
      Ro Hace 7 meses

      @Ignatius Chua you can carry when losing, ask lebron 😭

    • Niño John Sabuero
      Niño John Sabuero Hace 8 meses +22

      @Ignatius Chua in this situation they carried their team in putting a great fight with imperial.

    • Ignatius Chua
      Ignatius Chua Hace 8 meses

      'carry' is used only if your team wins, right?

  • s
    s Hace 8 meses +49

    Wow Hutchinson seems like such an amazing leader. I think he knew how to pronounce the answer but he still nominated his team member in order to let them have the glory. That to me seemed really sweet. Bummed for Reading but the Imperial team is so likeable regardless :)

    • Tee Kay
      Tee Kay Hace 8 meses +7

      Was looking for someone to point this out. What a gentleman and a brilliant quizzer all round!

  • ImaGhoti
    ImaGhoti Hace 8 meses +165

    At 13:14 I love that Hutchinson nominates Bishop when he could have given the answer himself. What a leader!

    • Olive Oyl
      Olive Oyl Hace 6 meses

      It seems that quality is in-built in him and he would bring it to any profession whether it is a requirement or not.

    • Silver_Ag
      Silver_Ag Hace 7 meses

      well he is a teacher, that profession requires that kind of quality

    • TuckingFypo
      TuckingFypo Hace 8 meses +3

      Gotta love the guy

    • Execute
      Execute Hace 8 meses +14

      Hutchinson was the best leader this season

    • Lyn Lee
      Lyn Lee Hace 8 meses +38

      The true spirit of a teacher! His students and the UK teaching service are blessed to have him!

  • Anshaal Chawdhery
    Anshaal Chawdhery Hace 8 meses +33

    I’ve been an Imperial (Zeng) fan for the whole series but a real, conscious part of me wanted Clutchinson to walk home with gold. Basically it was a 4v1 (ft. Ounsley at times). Hats off to the winners and the Reading team - brilliant grand finals 🙏🏽

  • Ben Reynolds
    Ben Reynolds Hace 6 meses +4

    The fact Hutchinson got all the Musical Mode bonuses correct without actually knowing the music theory is amazingly impressive. Great performance from him, shame he didn't have sufficient support from his team. Hutchinson vs. Imperial

  • Andy B
    Andy B Hace 8 meses +24

    Literally could have gone either way in the end, but it went the 'right' way I'm pleased to say. That said, I have total respect for Mr Hutchinson whose effort and attitude won me over at the finish. Sorry someone had to lose.

  • TheOtherSide
    TheOtherSide Hace 8 meses +6

    Hutchinson is by far the MVP of this season, and I know Zeng had been getting a lot of attention, and he's very impressive, but Hutchinson's overall knowledge on all fields is insane.
    Imperial in the end just the overall better team with all four helping and having answers that the others didn't and that was the slight margin that decided the victory.
    Great season and thank you Dave for all the uploads :)

  • Chris Hobbs
    Chris Hobbs Hace 8 meses +99

    Thanks again, Dave! Last week I had ravioli, this week I'm having the natural upgrade to that: lasagna! I'm serving this with a spinach souflee, and scalloped potatoes au gratin. And washing it down with chianti!
    And since this is the last match of the season, I would ask you all to charge your glasses as I would like to propose a toast. To all of you out there, I wish you peace. I wish you love. And I wish you happiness in all you do.
    And I hope you will join me in toasting to the man who has brought all of us together, from all over the world: DAVE GARDA!

    • Jessica Ellina
      Jessica Ellina Hace 8 meses +3

      Cheers, luv! Looking forward to next season,s menu!

    • Adam Kaszas
      Adam Kaszas Hace 8 meses +3

      three words: rice, beans, broccoli, soy sauce. Can you tell?

    • Meredith Whitfield
      Meredith Whitfield Hace 8 meses +2

      Hear hear!

    • bikerjon1
      bikerjon1 Hace 8 meses +2

      Chin Chin

    • Chris Hobbs
      Chris Hobbs Hace 8 meses +2

      @Lyn Hugell Also excellent choices, and I trust you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed mine!

  • b0lkan
    b0lkan Hace 8 meses +5

    Can't believe the series is already over, felt like yesterday I saw Dave had uploaded the start of it! Extremely well-deserved victory for Imperial, and another big thanks to Dave for his tireless work!

  • Divit Shah
    Divit Shah Hace 8 meses +24

    Even though Imperial deserved to win, it was a shame to see Reading lose like that... Hutchinson is an absolute genius and if there was a Best Individual Performance award, I'm damn sure it would have gone to him... A man of his talent could practically reach the finals singlehandedly if he had to

  • Lutfiah Lestari
    Lutfiah Lestari Hace 8 meses +7

    i tried to not watch this grand final earlier because i wasn't ready for imperial to lose, but thank god they are absolutely blessed with their talent. congratulations Imperial! also good game for Reading tonight!

  • IMHumanToo
    IMHumanToo Hace 8 meses +7

    The smile in Mays' face while holding the trophy is contagious. I'm going to miss this team. Congratulations to Imperial! Congrats also to Reading for doing an amazing feat. Thank you also to this channel's owner who continuously posted episodes of UC, kodus to you! ❤️

  • Richard Morley
    Richard Morley Hace 8 meses +87

    Thank you, Dave. Such a great final. They both could have won, but conceitedly proud I called it months ago. Now what do I do on Mondays?

    • David Ross
      David Ross Hace 8 meses +1

      Pub quiz?

    • 我不是鋼鐵人
      我不是鋼鐵人 Hace 8 meses

      Singing the blues? 😆

    • bikerjon1
      bikerjon1 Hace 8 meses +1

      Salsa class?

    • Suny Lou
      Suny Lou Hace 8 meses +4

      Rewatch the matches and see if you can answer the questions faster than they can 🤣

  • Jivya Jinn
    Jivya Jinn Hace 8 meses +9

    guttered for Hutch. he was the strongest solo player this season by far. I would have loved to see him take the trophy. alas, not to be. we all know how strong he is though.

  • Suny Lou
    Suny Lou Hace 8 meses +19

    Dave, you biscuit! Thanks for all your efforts in posting these vids! Was on tenterhooks until the end! CONGRATULATIONS IMPERIAL!!! Well done Reading! It was a tough competition!

  • Cathal Feeney
    Cathal Feeney Hace 8 meses +16

    Thanks very much for all the uploads Dave. Huge commitment on your part and really appreciated by all of us.

  • Monkey Figure Reviews
    Monkey Figure Reviews Hace 8 meses +26

    I'm from Singapore and newly introduced to this series because of Zeng's participation. Such an enjoyable show with incredible people and thank you Dave for uploading the episodes for us :-)

    • Monkey Figure Reviews
      Monkey Figure Reviews Hace 8 meses

      @D N There has been a little bit of coverage but mostly in the recent months. Definitely making more rounds on social media.

    • D N
      D N Hace 8 meses

      I'm curious, has there been media coverage of Zeng during this run, or just word-of-mouth?

  • Jay
    Jay Hace 8 meses +7

    The well rounded team won. Congratulations to them. Love Zeng, such a cutie. But I really felt bad for Hutchinson. He was the star of the tournament. Single handedly carried his team to the finals and almost clinched the winners title. He and Ounsley make a good quiz pair.

  • Jaab b
    Jaab b Hace 8 meses +16

    Zeng was my favourite before but in this episode, Holy shit! Hutchinson has really shown his quality and almost carry the team to the 1st place. I always thought of him as a ‘Hutchinson-Ousley duo’ but when Ounsley dropped he still carry on.

  • Sav Mid
    Sav Mid Hace 8 meses +12

    Brilliant, exciting, intense with a nail-biting finish. Well done to both Imperial and Reading.
    For me, the real winner is Dave Garda. Thanks so much for uploading all the episodes. You’re the GOAT. Cheers

  • Zen Trese
    Zen Trese Hace 8 meses +43

    The match was decided by whether Zeng or Hutchinson buzzed first. I'm an Imperial Fan, but I have a soft spot for Hutchinson.
    Also, I thought Zeng would buzz for the Pi question.

    • Shaun
      Shaun Hace 8 meses +2

      He might not have recognised uppercase pi

  • happy bee
    happy bee Hace 8 meses +8

    Great match indeed! Both teams did really great 🔥 Congrat Imperial for winning! Was cheering for them 😆 Zeng really pushed the team to win in the end with that question, really amazing!!

  • Nicholas Leow
    Nicholas Leow Hace 8 meses +233

    The Niger River Question was the tipping point. Both Zeng and Hutchinson went for it, but Zeng was only milliseconds faster and got it right!

    • Max Griswald
      Max Griswald Hace 8 meses +4

      @Ignatius Chua - It was an easy question, no reason to think he wouldn't have gotten it correct. You are literally just a hater.

    • Ignatius Chua
      Ignatius Chua Hace 8 meses +2

      @Nicholas Leow You are right that he did pressed after Max. My bad. As for the answer, it is still up for grabs.

    • Nicholas Leow
      Nicholas Leow Hace 8 meses

      @Joe A. I approximate he's about 0.3 milliseconds away from beating him to the buzzer.

    • Nicholas Leow
      Nicholas Leow Hace 8 meses +2

      @Ignatius Chua I saw he pressed the buzzer but was about milliseconds short. I was sure he would go for that answer

    • Isaac
      Isaac Hace 8 meses +6

      And the Brecon one you can see them both press it but Zeng was that slight bit faster

  • Claustrophobic Potato
    Claustrophobic Potato Hace 7 meses +7

    Sheriff's positive vibes are infectious 😄

  • Maah
    Maah Hace 8 meses +26

    I've been cheering for Imperial through the season, and I'm really happy with this outcome. They were a solid team and it was always amazing to see how quickly they presented their answers (Zeng was insane). I'm sad I'm not going to be able to see them again, but hope they enjoy their deserved victory.
    Congratulations to Ounsley and Hutchinson from Reading as well, they did great in all their matches. And thank you, @Dave Garda for sharing this tv program with the internet! I'll watch it every year from now on. Lots of love from Brazil!

    • Maah
      Maah Hace 8 meses +1

      @hatgor BRABO DEMAIS

    • hatgor
      hatgor Hace 8 meses +2

      Sou do br tb toda hora q tem as questão de geografia eu sei q o zeng vai ser insano

  • Joe Murray
    Joe Murray Hace 6 meses +5

    Imperial had an incredibly well rounded team, every member showed up. Congratulations

  • Martirez Joshua, Go
    Martirez Joshua, Go Hace 8 meses +8

    It was ecstatic to see whenever sir Hutchinson smile when Zeng buzzes first, can't help but admire both their brilliant minds.

  • Bunny Wen
    Bunny Wen Hace 8 meses +4

    The entire Imperial team was great to watch in this final! All 4 of them brought different positive energy to soothe those nerves in this competitive finals!

  • Adam Moran
    Adam Moran Hace 8 meses +6

    Bravo Imperial! Such a well-rounded team and an absolute pleasure to watch over the last few months.

  • Nico Fourie
    Nico Fourie Hace 8 meses +7

    What a great final. I must say Hutchinson was a star but in the end, the team effort of Imperial clinched the prize.

  • Christine Gonzales
    Christine Gonzales Hace 8 meses +6

    Wonderful, wonderful show! As old “geezers” in Colorado, my husband and I are so happy to watch this show every Monday night and I want to express my felicitous congratulations to Imperial College, but perhaps even bigger happiness and thanks to DAVE GARDA! You’re a big hit in our household, Dave, and I’m gobsmacked! Goodnight from C and L.

  • i l
    i l Hace 8 meses +16

    This episode really exemplified how charming both teams are with Imperial’s adorable teamwork and Hutchinson’s amazing guesses. Such a nail biting finish! A wonderful end to a wonderful season. Awkward elbowshakes/fist bumps to Dave Garda for your service every Monday ❤️❤️❤️
    Oh! And for the first time, I’ve managed to get a whole bonus set correct. Yesss Sheriff, you should definitely watch some drag race! 😂

  • Rishith
    Rishith Hace 7 meses +5

    Imagine Hutchinson and Zeng being in the same team.

  • The Intellectual Show
    The Intellectual Show Hace 8 meses +28

    Thank you very much Dave for consistently uploading each episode for such a long time.Much appreciated

  • Akash J
    Akash J Hace 8 meses +5

    Thanks a lot for the uploads Dave. Felt bad for Hutchinson and Ounsley. Imagine if they had some good teammates, they’d almost be unbeatable. Hutchinson’s educated guesses are out of this world

  • sana potter
    sana potter Hace 8 meses +7

    i have been rooting for imperial since day 1 so im REALLY happy to see them bag the trophy !! CONGRATULATIONS IMPERIAL TEAM !! it was a very close match. the reading team was outstanding too !!

  • Waqar Zahid
    Waqar Zahid Hace 8 meses +5

    I've been supporting Imperial since a while now. They're usually top of their game but have been underwhelming in the last two games. Still, I'm glad they won the series. The whole team is talented, but obviously Zeng is the MVP in it. Cheers to them!

  • Joseph Karl
    Joseph Karl Hace 8 meses +31

    Haven't watched it yet, but just wanted to add my thanks to the pile already here. This last year has a bit trying on my mental health, and it's things like this (and Top Gear compilations 🤣) that have provided a much needed boost to me. You're the other champion here Dave 💯

  • Joy C
    Joy C Hace 8 meses +6

    This is the most stressful episode I have ever watched!!!!! Been rooting for Imperial but damn Reading is so formidable on this one. Both teams did great. Congrats, Imperial!

  • ComplexOri
    ComplexOri Hace 7 meses +4

    Reading has the disadvantage, and they almost won still! Hutchinson is probably the brightest contestant there

  • Bruce
    Bruce Hace 5 meses +6

    They are all so intelligent. Zeng's geography knowledge is literally jaw dropping 😮

  • Spirit on fire
    Spirit on fire Hace 6 meses +5

    14:57, 18:15 Epic Captain moment. Mays and Hutchinson is a great captain.

  • Frtzyx
    Frtzyx Hace 8 meses +3

    Thanks for the upload Dave, it was a treat to follow along as the weeks progressed. Great final aswell, looking forward to next year! Greetings from Germany.

  • Stuart Mclaughlin
    Stuart Mclaughlin Hace 8 meses +2

    I have enjoyed every minute of this competition. Thank you so much for sharing it ☺️☺️☺️. A fitting tight end in the final !

  • Zz Zz
    Zz Zz Hace 8 meses +4

    Hutchinson amazes me. Both him and Zeng are so impressive, hope they contribute to the world in future

  • Han Soh
    Han Soh Hace 8 meses +16

    What a great final. Both teams looked to be having fun. Each team had a character. Looking forward to 2022 finals.

  • TimeyWimeyLimey
    TimeyWimeyLimey Hace 8 meses +24

    Can we have some applause please for Sherifff.
    Always cool under pressure 4:18 . Always deep in thought 10:52
    She's going to get so rated on the internet. Please BBC, can we have a Zeng and Sheriff spinoff series.

  • Janet MY Liew
    Janet MY Liew Hace 8 meses +27

    Hello I am from Singapore so proud of you MAX .. CONGRATULATIONS TO IMPERIAL team !!!
    Good job to READING team too
    V close fight but your team Hutchinson did v well . CONGRATULATIONS too .. you made it to the FINALS
    A BIG THANK YOU 谢谢 TERIMA KASIH to DAVE. .. you are the unsung hero too ! Super efficient

  • Meredith Whitfield
    Meredith Whitfield Hace 8 meses +4

    Best series in years culminates in a great ending! Thank you Dave :)