I knew that a number of people were away and couldn’t make this event but seventeen
people (plus me) did manage to turn up for the quiz night which was a bit disappointing
but it was good to see everybody and while Diana took orders for fish and chips the
bar worked overtime to serve an obviously thirsty crowd, well it has been a long
The quiz itself was general knowledge and set by yours truly but with a few nastys
thrown in to separate the men from the boys. Sorry ladies that’s not being sexist
but I don’t think there’s a feminine or collective version of that saying. Anyway,
eventually everyone sorted themselves into three teams The Dragons, Hotch Potch and
the Water Rats, hey their choice, and the first round got underway but not before
everybody sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to young Noah Ashworth.
After forty or so questions we stopped for the answers while Richard and Diana went
to collect the supper. The fish and chips were excellent and washed down with some
Italian wine donated by Frank Rainsborough.
Once fed and re-watered the second round continued until about 10:15pm. at which
point the answers were marked. There was a fair bit of negotiating over answers but
the award of half points seemed to satisfy everyone. Final scores were Hotch Potch
291/2, Water Rats 351/2 and Dragons 401/2. The Dragons won the Quiz Trophy and a
box of chocolates while the other two teams shared another box of chocs between them.
Everybody wins at AQSC quiz nights but I think it will be a while before we do another
one. The bowling nights at The Grantley Arms went the same way.
Thanks again to Richard and Diana for organising supper and I hope everyone had a