Halfway through the season, it was quiz night at The Willoughby Arms, with a team of new players ‘Up The Trotters’ who came along to join us and told me later that they will be back!
The evening went swimmingly with seven teams taking part, although during the break, it was mentioned that I was rattling through the questions quite quickly; so the pace was slowed during the second half. This is a difficult one to judge, I’m always mindful of the fact that the majority of our quizzers have work the next day. Next month I’ll go more slowly and you never know the questions may be a little easier.
With questions from science and history to food & drink and TV & Film there was something for everyone. Not forgetting Chris’s famous music round the theme for this month was ‘good luck’ with each song title having one of those words in it. Of course we couldn’t do this without The Beach Boys – Good Vibrations, Good Luck Charm by Elvis and Lucky Stars by Dean Friedman with a bonus point for any team that could name the female artist on that track.
One of our teams ‘Just Started Drinking’ had a 10 point penalty on their final score, they had seven players and our rules only allow for six.
At the end of the evening in fourth place were last month’s winners United Staits with an impressive 126 points, third place went to 5 Alive with 127 points but this month we had a tie for 1st place with Up the Trotters and Dream Team both scoring a fantastic 132 points, with the winners being decided by cutting the cards this month’s prize went to Up the Trotters with commiserations to Dream Team who played exceedingly well with only two players.
Our thanks to everyone, who and took part, to Kip for the welcoming log fire and Bub for keeping the drinks flowing.
Next month’s quiz will be on Tuesday 5th February.