University Challenge results, 1968-1969
These are the results of the sixth series of University Challenge which ran weekly on ITV, starting in the week of 2 August 1968 and ending on 13 July 1969, running for 45 shows. In Anglia the series was shown on Fridays at 19:00 for the first 8 months of the series, before moving to Sunday afternoons at around 15:20 for the final 15 shows.
Once again the first round had a 'winner-stays-on' format, with a team qualifying for the quarter-finals if they won three in a row, and the quarter-finals and semi-finals were single-game knockouts, with the final 'best-of-three'.
For the whole of the Bamber era TV schedules differed between the different ITV regions, and the show was often broadcast at different times and on different days in different parts of the country, and sometimes the regions were even a week or two out of sync with each other. Where the date differed, I try to use the date the show was broadcast in the Anglia region in the tables.
There are many gaps that I've been unable to find, so please do contact me if you can assist.
The first institution to win the series twice, Sussex University included Cynthia Molson and Albert Beale (Maths & Physics).
Other teams appearing on this series include Downing, Cambridge; King's, London; Magdalene, Cambridge (including the writer Julian Fellowes); Merton, Oxford; Queen Mary's, London; St Anne's, Oxford.
Downing beat St Anne's (285-165), King's, and Queen Mary's (180-170) in the first round and then lost to Merton in the quarter-finals.
Winning teams advancing to the next round are in bold.