Leader Glenn reports as follows in May 2019:
Following the Club’s success on its first outing in February coming fourth out of fourteen, we recently fielded another team at Malborough Village Hall and came out the winners. Members continue to search where new challenges might be.
At our monthly meeting we revisit quizzes we have done as individuals and investigate and research answers so we are more aware next time round. We each devise questions and answers to present to the group collectively, again using the Internet to investigate the subject. We also look at ‘add-ons’ such as dingbats, sayings, countries, advertising slogans, and counties which seem to crop up at quizzes and any other puzzles we come across.
Events in 2020
Our quiz club has been invited to join David Chubb, our U3A Chairman, and the Rotary Club on the 27th February at Thurlstone. It is for teams of six, costs £7 per person which includes food. I rather ambitiously reserved two tables and, as it is for charity, hoped for a good response. Fortunately, I am pleased to say all places have now been taken plus a couple of reserves in case of illness, etc.
In addition there is a quiz on the evening of Friday, 21st February, at Malborough Village Hall. The usual format ie teams up to a maximum of 6, £5 per person and bring your own food. Since there seems to be so many quizzes around at the moment, the group decided to give the one at the Seven Stars on Sunday, 9th February, a miss this time round.
Our new recruit, Andy, compiles quizzes for the Church House Inn at Stokenham so the group has decided to venture there on Sunday, 2nd February, to take part. It starts at 7.30pm and costs £3 per person. A maximum of five players per team.
A lift can usually be arranged for those of you without transport.
Don't forget the usual Mill Club quiz on the first Monday in the month. The next one being on Monday, 3rd February, £2pp meet at 7.45pm for an 8pm start. Teams of four with point penalties for more participants!
February looks like testing our brains to the full. Let’s hope for some good results.
Events in 2019
An April Fools’ Quiz night was recently held at the Library in Kingsbridge and it seems, from our point of view, to have been very suitably named! There were six rounds with ten questions on each topic which were True or False, Kingsbridge, Biology and Science, Devon, Books and Authors, General Knowledge plus a picture round on Oscar winning films. We decided on the night that it had been a learning curve from which we hopefully would gain experience. However, we did come away with a large terracotta bowl, (extremely suitable to receive mosaic), Lindt Easter bunnies and a bunch of carrots!
Kingsbridge Estuary fielded three teams to take part in the Devon Link Quiz. It was a very pleasant day. The teams travelled to the Redcliffe Hotel on Paignton Sea Front on Thursday 10th October. We started with lunch in one of the rooms overlooking the sea. It was beautiful. At 1.30 the quiz began and Kingsbridge had entered three teams. The quiz was excellent and there was a lovely atmosphere in the Ballroom. There were eighty questions in total and these were very varied covering geography, history, sport and other general knowledge. One of Kingsbridge’s teams came second with only one point less than the winning team. The three highest scoring teams were given boxes of chocolate eclairs. The Quiz Group Organiser, Glenn Wilkins, is hoping to enter teams in a lot of different venues. It is certainly a popular group. The Hotel has strong connections with Dick Francis, the mystery writer, and the teams were only chatting about him before the Quiz, as a member of the group had had lunch with Dick many years ago in the Redcliffe Hotel, and one of the questions involved Dick Francis!! A charming gentleman.
THE BIG QUIZ NIGHT – the biggest multi-venue, nationwide quiz EVER!
The Quiz club ventured to Stokenham Parish Hall on Saturday, 16th November, to take part in a charity event which was taking place simultaneously across the country in more than 250 churches and venues with thousands of people. Two teams were fielded to test their knowledge on, amongst other things, films, quotations, food and drink, history, geography and sport. There were twelve
teams at our event which was conducted with much enthusiasm and professionalism. Half time saw a pasty supper presented plus homemade cakes for ‘afters’. The whole occasion was in aid of the ‘tearfund’ charity and a short film was shown revealing how the money raised was used. Every pound will help transform the lives of people living in poverty and this event alone raised in excess of £300. The teams performed well but the opposition, in this instance, proved too great. Congratulations to both teams who never cease to amaze me in their retention and deliverance of knowledge. I’m so proud of you all.
We would welcome new members to widen our knowledge base and make our team a force to be reckoned with! We meet at the Creek’s End on the third Monday of each month from 2pm until 4pm
Contact Glenn on 07828 136479 or click Quiz Club to email her.