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22 Jul 2010

Pub Quiz Report

Last night saw roughly 80 people assemble into 14 teams for a pub quiz to raise money for VSO.  There was also a raffle with some great prizes donated to the cause.  In total, on the night, we raised £931.50.  Added to raffle ticket sales before the event the whole thing pulled in £996.50, so let's call it a grand!  We're still a little way off our target so donations, however small, are always welcomed on our Just Giving page.

Thank you to everyone that turned up, showed their support and exerted maximum brain power over pints and pizzas in Camden.  Here are some photos from the event and congratulations to our winning and losing on to see who they were.

Gilly & Sarah laying the foundations for a smoothly run administration of the event.  Nice jacket Sarah, more of that later...

Team Gadgee's Duncan finds it hard to contain his excitement following the first question.

Your host for the evening in his favourite suit, Bobby [Orange] Dazzler!

If there was a prize for co-ordinated poses this team would have won it, more from them later...

Brain food in hand, Oli and his team get into gear.  'Slow down quiz master' says Jay.

Ben, Mary and Lisa battle on despite two team members being missing and Lisa sustaining an injury in her pre-event training...

Only Matt knows the answer, Jupiter is the 5th planet from the sun.

It's too tough they said, but the scoring suggested otherwise.

Over to the booths and the Tuff-Nells are making music...

...while this team work out which one was blind and deaf in See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Charlie remembers the scene where Richard Prior and Gene Wilder have to fight together in the bar to compensate for each others weaknesses.

Make some noise for the Pleather Coalition, fun times!

Gabriel and his team engaged in discussion, keen to put up a fight against those around them.

It wouldn't be fair to put their team name up online but it's giving a couple of its members a bit of a laugh.  They ended up finishing a very strong second with 70 points from 100, great performance.

Ponder, ponder, scribble, scribble, what was the actor called who played mini-me in Austin Powers?

Quiz masters Sam and Briony debate a technical point-based decision.  No conclusion is reached and the quiz rolls on.

Deep Thought Nine, how many goals were scored by african nations in the world cup finals 2010: 14, 15, 16 or 17?

Confidence personified as Kevin and Sarah buck the big team trend and enter as a double act.

Question 12, arrange quiz masters Briony, Gilly and Sam in height order.

Every point counts and team captain Oli pushes the brain food to one side to give 110% concentration to answering this question...

...and it pays off as Arse Over Elbow clinch glory at Gilly & Sam's VSO Pub Quiz with an astounding score of 79 points from a possible 100.  A post-quiz interview with team captain Oli suggests that strength in the picture round and wise use of their joker played a big part in reaching this momentus achievement.  Their reward, boxes of pound shop chocolates and a copy for each team member of Paul Arden's 'Whatever you think, think the opposite'.  Well done!

Not forgetting team Three Blondes, Two Brunnettes and a Bald Guy who are making L-shapes with their hands which we understand symbolises 'Losers', and they were with a score of 35 points from a possible 100.  That's just over one question in three answered correctly, even with the help of an iPhone in round three, but as the bottom team they recieve copies of 'It's not how good you are, it's how good you want to be' by Paul Arden.

And now over to Gilly to draw tickets for the raffle.  Everyone's a winner, well almost...

Thanks again to everyone for your support.  There are a few more pictures here and donations can still be made on our Just Giving page.  Keep checking back to this blog for news and updates of our adventure, thank you and goodnight!

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