Parish Quiz Night – Saturday 25th April 2009

Thanks go to Geoffrey for organising an entertaining evening which was enjoyed by four fantastic teams! [Note: dictionary definition of fantastic – extravagantly fanciful, eccentric; quaint.] Thanks also to Quiz Master Chris for all the hard work he put into compiling the questions and his restraint in the face of the unwarranted flak he received on the night!

There were three teams and a collection of random people competing for they knew not what until the end of the evening! The teams represented (officially or unofficially) the Eagles, the Choir and senior members of the Guiding Association. The unaffiliated competitors formed themselves into a team called “The Odd Balls” as they didn’t have time to think up anything better!

At half time The Odd Balls and The Song Birds were in the lead. However, in the second half the Eagles team made a Herculean effort – excelling in the “Food and Drink” and “Film and T.V.” rounds to pip the choral team at the post!! However, none of them were able to catch up with The Odd Balls who were the ultimate winners. [Is this evidence that people representing a range of ages and interests can be more effective than a more homogeneous team?]

Congratulations "Odd Balls" - Alf, Carl, Donna, Diane, Martin, and Sal!

P.S. During the interval everybody enjoyed delicious and substantial “light refreshments”! Thanks to Judith and her team for those!