Thursday, 26th March saw the third quiz in the series of six held in the club house, again enthusiastically contested by those who supported. Some interesting team names were offered including “Filth”, which raised the temperature of some collars each time it was announced! The 8 categories ranged from Science, Pot Luck to Food & Drink ran along-side three ‘Booster’ rounds, which included map locations, ordering groups and naming fish! A comment being made by one competitor, “they’re not battered so I can’t recognise them!” Tension mounted as the final scores were being collated and the winners announced were ‘Brackendale’s Best?’ made up of Jen & Roy Williams and Barry & Gwen Turner, with 185 points. Closely followed, with 177 points, by ‘Filth’ whose members were Morag & Gareth Jones and Jane & Derek Fallows.
As previously, the winning team then went on to choose at random their Roll-over question worth £150 on this occasion!! Silence fell as Andrew Baxter (quiz master) read out:-
‘Paul Cummins & Tom Piper designed the “Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red” ceramic display at the Tower of London. Exactly how many poppies were created for this display?’
Huge applause was given as the correct answer of 888,246 was given and they delightedly (if not a little shocked) received the winning envelope containing £150. Generously, £50 was given to Lady Captain’s Charity which, together with the raffle, earned over £67 for the Donna Louise Hospice, for the night.
Very grateful thanks were expressed by the Lady Captain for all Andrew’s hard work not only over the night but also for the two previous quizzes as he has a well-earned rest until Quiz 4 on Thursday 17th September at 7pm.
Thanks was also given to those who had supported the evening and if you’ve not yet been able to join us please make a note of the above date in the future, a really enjoyable night out for £8 per team of 4.