Wednesday, 14 March 2012
In this guest blog Libby Whitethread gives us her account of last nights BIALL quiz!
Last night, 18 teams gathered at the Penderel's Oak, Holborn, for the BIALL quiz. Hosted by the legendary John Evans (LLS/Prenax) the evening kicked off with the marathon round, comprising a number of cryptic chocolate clues (e.g. Question = Where refined people live. Answer = Quality Street). Other rounds included numbers (v tricky!), music (I realised at this point I spent way too much time in the 1980's listening to the radio in my bedroom), a logo round (compiled by Richard Grove) and the ever-popular faces round (during which a photo of Heather Mills brought up such diverse "answers" as Marilyn Manson and Lady Gaga).
The eventual winners ("Where's Michael" from Inner Temple, scoring 95 points) were announced, thereby retaining their title as BIALL quiz champions. Congratulations! Hot on their heels, and joint second with 93 points each, were the teams from Hogan Lovells ("The John Evans Fan Club (2)"*) and Allen & Overy ("Boolean Operators"). A closely fought tie-breaker resulted in the JE Fan Club (2) claiming the 2nd prize – a selection of classy Penguin mugs.
Many thanks to John, Lynne Cameron, Mark Haines, Wildy's, Prenax and everyone else who worked so hard to make this a really special evening. The proceeds from the evening were split between 2 charities: the Cogwheel Trust and the Wallace Breem Fund. A date for your diaries …. John is planning to host another quiz in October. Make sure you don’t miss out and look out for publicity nearer the time!
(*It should be mentioned that 2 teams had the bright idea of currying favour with the quizmaster by calling themselves the "John Evans Fan Club" – hence "(2)")
Posted by Philip Cable at 09:30