Our President, David Laverty, hosted the customary Autumn Event for this year, a "Quiz Night", held at Chester Road Sporting Club on Friday 12th October 2018

Quiz Night 2018

How was it that a team from Halesowen came and conquered at our President’s quiz evening? Was it the refuelling at the interval with the excellent Fish & Chip supper organised by Pete Picken or was it the absence of last year’s winners – Charlie Combes team?

David and his wife Kate had put together a well balanced quiz with rounds on Cheese and Wine, Art and Architecture, Sport, Spouses, Pop Intros, Literary Heroes and Heroines, Presidents, Europe and two Pot Luck rounds. Teams had the option to play a joker and double up points gained on that round. The fact that the winners scored 9/10 on their joker round did help. In Kate, David had a good ‘Samantha’ who  collected the score sheets and gave David the positions of the runners and riders, confirming that behind every good Quizmaster is a knowledgeable and supportive compiler!!

While the main quiz progressed teams were given a picture quiz to complete. All the pictures were of Newsreaders and Newscasters which caused much discussion and debate, results being read out by our Newsreader for the Evening – our President!  The winners were the Crackerpots with 37/40.

Another excellent Presidential year has passed all too quickly with another enjoyable quiz concluding the social calendar. David presented the cup to Ken Rock and your correspondent who with wives Liz and Jan made up the winning team. On behalf of all those present I thanked Dave for an excellent quiz and a really enjoyable evening. A vote of thanks was given to Pete Picken for organising the food and the raffle.

Results: -

  1. Cryptic Wood Whites 85.5 / 110
  2. Dry Millers
  3. B Bumble and The Stingers
  4. Simple Minds

 Richard Woolley: Carolians Light Entertainment Correspondent