I don’t know if you saw the BBC4 documentary on quizzing, “How Quizzing Got Cool” during last week. If you didn’t it was very enjoyable, and is still available on the iplayer here : -
One thing which did make me sit up and take notice was seeing Shaun Wallace talking about his Mastermind Bowl, and how it got broken. I’ve since googled this, but couldn’t find any mention of this happening anywhere on the web. Shaun, I hope that I got the wrong end of the stick, but if I did hear correctly, of course you’re right that it’s the title, knowing that you became Mastermind of the United Kingdom that mattered, but even so you have my sympathy.