Another packed Quiz Evening at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall welcomed twelve teams of quizzers, mostly of six people each although there were one or two with five or four people only. The Question Master was Ray once again, but his son was the efficient assistant this time, verifying the scores of each round and the totals at the end of the evening. The names of the teams, in no particular order, were Hopeful Quizzers; No Hopers; Stella’s Sexy 6; Hector’s Harem; Dawson’s Creek; Starfish; Yogas; Saga Louts; Joy of Six; Fundenhall Massif; Absolute Beginners and the Mardlers.

In the end, as there was only one Wooden Spoon prize. there had to be a tie-break question as the No Hopers and the Hopeful Quizzers had equal points. The No Hopers answered it correctly and therefore saved themselves from being last. But the Hopeful Quizzers WON the Wooden Spoon which was a varied selection of sweets/chocolate bars.

The overall winner was The Mardlers team who, I think, gained 135 points; as the 6th place team had 129 points, it just shows how close the competition was and how knowledgeable the teams were. The winning team of six won a case of 6 bottles of wine. Everyone seemed to have fun and enjoy themselves and the profits of the evening from the ticket sales and raffle, and after the cost of the fish and chips have been deducted, will go to Village Hall funds. The Question Master Ray, held a quick hat collection for his chosen 2014 charity and over £60 was raised for East Anglian Children’s Hospices.

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