Sunday, 18 October 2009

And the results were...

Quiz comes alive again
There was plenty of friendly rivalry at the Village Hall on Friday 16 October when the village quiz was well supported with thirteen teams taking part. The Wobblers had won the right to provide the questions and the organisation on the night by being the winners of the last quiz.
There were eight rounds, each of ten questions, on a variety of subjects ranging from sport, the arts and, of course, pot luck. At half time the team from the village Social and Wine Circle (appropriately known as the “Winos”) had a narrow lead but had used their joker in the first round. The interval was spent working out cryptic clues to the names of various birds and then it was back to the quiz proper for four more rounds.
While the prizes were distributed from a rather large raffle, the organisers were working out the final scores. In the bird quiz the Winos were third, Maggie’s Mob were second and the team from All Saints Church won the small prizes awarded for this part of the evening’s entertainment.
The results were very close in the main quiz when the results were announced. A team with the name “Bowled Over” collected the booby prize but at the top only two points separated the top four teams. The Winos and the Harling Bucks had 62 points, POPPs were second with 63 points and the Women’s Institute team (Doris Monkhouse, Barbara Stone, Barbara Frost and Mary Nicholls) won with 64 points. This was an 'under-strength' WI team who managed to disobey their president’s instructions by winning the cup and also the privilege of running the next quiz in 2010.
There were a satisfying number of teams taking part (nearly twice as many as at the last village quiz) which made this a very pleasant evening and which hopefully also raised some useful funds for the Village Hall.

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