Last Friday saw another successful quiz gathering of those gluttons for intellectual punishment! Seven teams gathered: ‘Secret 7’,’Guess Who, Nick’, ‘Better Late Than Never’, ‘Three Birdies and an Eagle’, ‘Playing at Home’, ‘We Know Nothing’ and ‘Saturday Morning Club’. Although a number of regulars were missing, we greeted new faces to teams and were heartened to have a spectator, who promises to join a team next time!
In addition to the usual 8 rounds of 5 questions on a variety of topics, ranging from “Time For a P!” to “Pot Luck” the teams had 3 Bonus rounds to complete throughout the evening. These included a picture round (Name the Heroes), a Word Circle and Spellbound (the letters of answers creating another final answer!). Panic ensued as ‘Saturday Morning Club’ were obviously in a different time zone and hadn’t realised that there were 3 extra bonus rounds and only did 2 :( , this cost them dearly but they seemed happy with the chocolate Smarties booby prize. “Guess Who, Nick” (a team of four) scored well with 119 to win, only three points ahead of ‘Secret 7’, who were only six!
Thanks go to Andy Baxter, our quiz master, who works hard to produce a balanced mixture of easy, searching and teasing questions to suit the quizzers. Lady Captain again thanked everyone for their support of her charity, ‘The Sepsis Trust’, achieving £55. Not forgetting the workers on the night, Chris on the bar and Jayne Baxter, waitress extraordinaire, who served drinks and prepared a warm, welcoming atmosphere for all to enjoy. A welcome profit of £38 + bar takings all benefit the club. The fact that teamsters seemed reluctant to go home was a tribute to the efforts made.
The next quiz and final one before the season will be on March 20th, 7.30pm prompt start. To help with printing of material, can those intending to come give Andy or Jayne a heads up a couple of days before so that we’re not short on copies. We are expecting a great turnout – see you there.