University Challenge 1998–99

Series 28 of University Challenge ran between 2 September 1998 and 27 April 1999.

ResultsEdit

  • Winning teams are highlighted in bold.
  • Teams with green scores (winners) returned in the next round, while those with red scores (losers) were eliminated.
  • Teams with orange scores have lost, but survived as highest scoring losers.
  • A score in italics indicates a match decided on a tie-breaker question.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Bristol 245 185 Victoria University of Manchester 2 September 1998
Balliol College, Oxford 195 200 University of Durham 9 September 1998
The Open University 350 145 University of Lancaster 16 September 1998
Harris Manchester College, Oxford 185 200 Selwyn College, Cambridge 23 September 1998
Birkbeck, University of London 300 110 University of Warwick 30 September 1998
University of Portsmouth 135 230 De Montfort University 7 October 1998
King's College London School of Medicine and Dentistry 130 170 Magdalen College, Oxford 14 October 1998
University of Aberdeen 255 145 Newnham College, Cambridge 20 October 1998
Christ Church, Oxford 150 245 Trinity College, Cambridge 27 October 1998
St Hilda's College, Oxford 115 215 University of Wales, Bangor 3 November 1998
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 145 280 Oriel College, Oxford 10 November 1998
Queen's University, Belfast 100 230 University of Sheffield 17 November 1998
Downing College, Cambridge 160 235 University of Glasgow 1 December 1998
City University 200 210 University of Leicester 8 December 1998

Highest Scoring Losers Play-OffsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Harris Manchester College, Oxford 185 200 Victoria University of Manchester 15 December 1998
City University 210 300 Balliol College, Oxford 5 January 1999

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
The Open University 210 200 Magdalen College, Oxford 12 January 1999
University of Aberdeen 75 275 University of Wales, Bangor 19 January 1999
De Montfort University 135 255 University of Bristol 26 January 1999
Selwyn College, Cambridge 145 325 University of Leicester 9 February 1999
Oriel College, Oxford 290 170 Victoria University of Manchester 16 February 1999
University of Glasgow 140 355 University of Durham 23 February 1999
Balliol College, Oxford 205 270 Birkbeck, University of London 3 March 1999
University of Sheffield 190 255 Trinity College, Cambridge 10 March 1999

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Wales, Bangor 240 170 University of Bristol 17 March 1999
Oriel College, Oxford 335 160 University of Leicester 24 March 1999
The Open University 240 235 Birkbeck, University of London 31 March 1999
University of Durham 325 175 Trinity College, Cambridge 6 April 1999

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
University of Wales, Bangor 130 235 Oriel College, Oxford 13 April 1999
The Open University 310 120 University of Durham 20 April 1999

FinalEdit

Team 1 Score Team 2 Broadcast Date
Oriel College, Oxford 210 265 The Open University 27 April 1999
  • The trophy and title were awarded to the Open team comprising Lance Haward, David Good, John Burke and Sue Mitchell.
  • The trophy was presented by Jeremy Paxman.
  • Salman Rushdie had been due to present the trophy, but the recording of the semi-finals and final were postponed after Paxman fell ill, and he wasn't available for the rescheduled dates.

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