The KK Challenge 6 is by far the most successful of the KK Challenge series. Actually, I have assembled a larger crowd in one of the past KK Challenges, but in terms of quality of participation, KK Challenge 6 is most certainly the winner!
Over the last couple of days, after the article of this treasure hunt appeared in the Daily Express, I received quite a number of calls from people interested to join, but I had to reluctantly reject because the venue of the hunt was simply too small.
I started the hunt with what I thought was a mild clue:
Q1) Inside here, we notice the business name.
A1) E'WEN (Unisex) Hair & Beauty Saloon
Yet I was surprised to note that most of the teams, including the regular ones, were stumped! Maybe they were somewhat rusty from lack of hunts; maybe it was a case of blind spot. But later on, still early in the game, I had another surprise—a number of teams got stuck with this clue:
Q) Di pulau ini kuda kepang lompat tinggi.
A) BORNEO DANCESPORT CENTRE
I didn't think that questions in this hunt were impossibly tough to solve. I gave some easy ones too, like:
Q12) Sudah tentulah sakit jika kepala dan ekornya dipotong!
A12) DA CHEN RESTORAN
A treasure question and its intended solution caused something of a stir during the presentation. I gave a bit of leeway to the audience to debate for a short moment, but in the end, I cut short the debate with my CoC's authority (smile), and promised to discuss it here in this blog. Check out the clue:
I need some food to fill my stomach
Something forbidden in the Garden of Eden
The red kind, not green, for the full mark
Submit both for 5 points in return
I think I can safely assume that most of you would know that we are talking about apples. But the debate was mainly because of the last 2 lines. What do you think am I asking for?
(1) 1 red apple & 1 green apple; or
(2) 2 red apples; or
(3) 1 red apple
(4) 1 red apple & a bunch of grapes
Think about it, and we will discuss and, if must, debate about it later.
As the Clerk-of-Course for this hunt, the challenge I faced was how best to set the hunt in such a way that would ensure the majority of the teams would pass with at least 50% score, but at the same time the best teams in the field still find it tough enough to whet their appetite! Well, in the end, 15 out of the 21 teams passed the hunt!
Another thing I did differently in this hunt was to include a Trivia Challenge to add a slim percentage of "uncertainty" into the game. I didn't think it would actually make any difference in the end results—as it usually would—but I suppose the Trivia Challenge made some teams happier.
As usual, I will follow up with discussions of some of the interesting questions in separate posts later. But now, the winners!
(1) Chai Koh Khai, Claire Chin Siow Lyn, Sin Yoong Leong (91/100)
(2) Bernard Liew, Alvin Wong, Christine Netto, Audrey Chin (81/100)
(3) Francis Omamalin, Eileen Yeoh, Lee Tze Jim, Moina Liew (70/100)
(4) Tan Cher Kian, Teo Chen Lung, Frederick Samson (61/100)
(5) Mary Lokupi, Shirley Lim, Ellen Yee, Dr Liaw Yun Haw (59/100)
(6) Ernie Ripin, Roland Ripin, Jude R Ripin, Norazimah Shazana Abdullah (59/100)
(7) Harry Koh, William Ting, Buddy Jiliun, Sophia Lai (59/100)
(8) Elizabeth Malangkig, Robinetta Malangkig, Talissa Kiandee, Andrea Abidin (58/100)
(9) Richard Tsen, Liaw Lam Thye, Jeffrey Fong, George Ligunjang (57/100)
(10) Gan Po Tiau, David Wong, Winnie Chee, Shirley Chai (57/100)