Hello Watsonians! With the New Year underway, it is time to begin thinking about that annual event our ‘Calder’ (Brad Keefauver) once dubbed “Treasure or Torture”–the annual John H Watson Society Treasure Hunt. With ‘Selena Buttons’ approval, I am pleased … Continue reading
“A lie, Watson – a great, big, thumping, obtrusive, uncompromising lie” (VALL, 800) Dear fellow Watsonians, I must confess to a heinous crime. In giving the answers to the Annual Treasure Hunt, I lied. Shamelessly. But I did it for a good … Continue reading
My dear Watsonians, it’s been very difficult to calculate the results of the Hunt. Not being “endowed by Nature with a phenomenal mathematical faculty” I had to check and re-check my calculations before I could be sure of the verdict. … Continue reading
Dear All, the 2017 Hunt ends today. Here are the answers. I have received very few submissions. I’m afraid that maybe I’ve made the questions too hard and this has perhaps dampened the participants’ enthusiasm? I don’t know. I’ll be … Continue reading
Gooooood morning, Hunters! It is now 9 a.m., August 1st, (CET) here in Italy, corresponding to midnight, July 31st, PST. I have chosen the hour as an homage to our previous Hunt Master, Margie Deck a.k.a. “Mopsy”, who lives on the … Continue reading
“We are hunting together, Mr. Holmes.” (WIST) This post is now open for clarifications/questions/discussions concerning the 5th Annual JHWS Treasure Hunt. The Treasure Hunt will start on July 31st at midnight (PST) and will close on August 31st at midnight (PST). … Continue reading
Dear All, I have received many ingenious replies, but only one team gave the correct one. The SOB Team (Margie and Sheila) hit the mark perfectly and the best I can do is to quote their answer literally: –Place & … Continue reading
Dear All, as the deadline for the Hunt approaches, I have been busy in a revision process of the 100 questions. Using the feedback from the first test question, I had to come to a painful decision. One question was … Continue reading
Dear all, running a test question has been a useful and instructive experience. I hope I have learned something about how to put my questions correctly in order that they may be challenging but not impossible. The test question proved … Continue reading
Dear fellow members, as your Treasure Hunt Master for this year, it is my duty and pleasure to announce that the game is almost afoot. 100 Canonical questions are ready to be submitted to your (hopefully) eager brains. I hope … Continue reading
“…I can congratulate ourselves upon several most happy results…” The month of August is, as always, Treasure Hunt month for the John H Watson Society. Knowing the many hours required to finish the Treasure Hunt, we are always gratified to … Continue reading
It’s the end of August, and there are only a few days remaining before the close of the Fourth Annual JHWS Treasure Hunt. I would like to thank and congratulate everyone who participated, including my teammates in “An Experience of … Continue reading
Hello Treasure Hunters!
It is now 5 AM, August 1, 2016, in India; in honor of our new competitors from The Sherlock Holmes Society of India I am posting the 2016 Treasure Hunt now although it is not quite August 1 for many of us yet. This posting time seems an appropriate time considering the information about five in the morning contained in RESI.
As always, a forum has been opened on the Quiz page for questions, clarifications, complaints, etc. I will respond to any postings as quickly as possible. I’m thinking you will probably find some error or the other in the document, despite many hours of proofing/checking. If you do not, thank Sheila Holtgrieve (JHWS Daisy) for her fine proof-reading and consulting work on this year’s hunt; if you do find errors, it is my fault as I continued to tinker with the thing after Sheila’s good work was complete. Any needed corrections will be posted to the forum. Please check it from time to time.
Please don’t forget the hunt is scored on a point system. Therefore, if you know part of a question (Who?), but not the other part (What?), please add the part you do know to your document. You will receive credit for each individual part of the question that is answered correctly.
I have uploaded the Treasure Hunt in Microsoft Word (.docx) and in .pdf. Please see the rules page for instructions for submitting your finished hunt.
Ok, on you go…Happy Hunting!
2016 Treasure Hunt Master
2016 TH Questions
2016 TH Questions
Hello Watsonians! It is now June 1, warm weather is upon us, and it is only some sixty days until the 4th Annual John H Watson Society Treasure Hunt begins. I’ve been hearing inklings of previous competitors returning, and I’m hoping some new … Continue reading
Hello Watsonians: With less than 90 days until the August 1 kick-off, teams are gearing up for the 4th Annual John H. Watson Society Canonical Treasure Hunt. We invite you to join in the fun! As you know, last year teams … Continue reading
Hello! As noted yesterday on the news page, the treasure hunt answers are attached here today on the Quiz page. As you read through the document, you will realize that some alternative answers you submitted were accepted for the point count or your total points would not … Continue reading
Hi All: Taking up a bit of space here on the news page today to remind our Treasure Hunters about the forum that is open on the Quiz page. Since we have some new teams competing this year, I’m worried … Continue reading
Hello 2015 Treasure Hunters! You will find this year’s hunt attached below. It is attached as a Word document (.docx) and, again, as a PDF for those without software to open a Word document. As noted earlier today, a forum … Continue reading
Hi Treasure Hunters! This post is now open for clarifications/questions/discussion concerning the 3rd Annual JHWS Treasure Hunt. It will remain open through September 1. Please feel free to discuss anything related to the hunt with the exception of posting specific … Continue reading
The Third Annual John H Watson Society Canonical Treasure Hunt will begin soon on August 1, 2015. In keeping with JHWS tradition, the 2015 edition of the Treasure Hunt will be a difficult 100-question quiz designed to challenge your knowledge of Sherlock Holmes, Dr John Watson, and their greater world. Are you up to the challenge?