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Friday 1st November saw the first ever Quiz Night at the Choir Hall. This was organised by the Choir’s cycle club (Côr Meibion Caldicot Cycle Club) as a thank you to all the choristers who supported it on its fund raising activities for the Victims of Chernobyl Childrens’ Trust earlier this year.
The Quiz, hosted by quiz master Lyn Gauntlett (wearing a bright red fez with no intention of emulating Tommy Cooper and who had never done this before), consisted of eight rounds of 10 questions per round compiled and designed by Lyn to test the participants knowledge to the limit. Many would say beyond but if they were made too easy then everyone would win. Questions, interspersed with jokes and informative remarks, ranged from General knowledge, Films and TV, People, Geography and places, Science and technology Sport and Music. About 100 people turned up to form 14 teams ranging in number from four to eight. Each table was appreciatively supplied with complimentary bottles of wine, courtesy of the Cycle Club and Choir.
Scores were kept by Tony Griffiths and First Prize of £60 was won by a team of local Caldicot regular quiz goers (Strictly Come Tweeking who said they were really challenged and that it was the best quiz they’d been to for a long time) with a score of 77%, followed in second place by choir group ‘It’s Only a Quiz’ with 63% and in third place another choir team ‘The Music Nomads’ who wandered in closely with 61%. The scores reflected the testing nature of the quiz but many were complimentary on the nature and level of the questions. Battlestar Taftacica need to come down to earth more often after scoring only 28%, but well done and thanks for landing to take part.
A raffle was organised by chorister Ron Powell and this contributed well over £100 to the grand total of about £280 raised for the choir on the night.
Most agreed that they had a really good night and strongly suggested that it should be repeated on a regular basis. Watch this space.
Thanks to Tony Griffiths, Ron Powell, Leon Jones, Grahame Morton and Nick Powell for organising and contributing so much to the success of the evening.
Many thanks again to Dave Kirton, Roger Francis and Wyn Goodwin for their sterling work behind the bar.