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7th December meeting – Christmas Quiz!

11 December, 2009

The December meeting is traditionally a social affair and once again we had a quiz with questions including both turning related and other questions.

Attendance was higher than usual and members formed themselves into 6 teams with imaginative names to do battle.

Questions were prepared by various committee members Quizmaster Jon Gibbs posed these in 8 rounds on Sport, Picture identification, Current Affairs, Scrambled Sayings, Cryptic Turning Phrases, General Knowledge, Wood and Turning Trivia and Geography.

Teams could nominate a round in advance to play their jokers to double the score of that round. No team optimised this choice which could have altered the result entirely.

In technically advanced fashion, the scores were kept on a laptop spread sheet by Alan Sturgess and projected onto a screen. The initial front-runners, the Magnificent Seven were pipped at the post by Ron’s Ravers with Tweedle Dum and the Tea boys coming a creditable third. The winning team were awarded prizes of sweeties and the wooden spoon went to the Novices.

In the interval tea was served supplemented by supper of chips and mince pies.

It hadn’t been made clear whether there would be a gallery but 4 members were keen enough to bring something along ranging from miniature bowls by Jean Turner to a large oak bowl by Jon Gibbs. All the pictures are on the website.

The evening was rounded off by calling the raffle which had a large number of seasonal prizes.

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