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Highworth team snatch Town Gardens quiz victory

The annual Town Gardens pre-season quiz was held at Highworth Bowls Club on Tuesday 9th April and whilst the number of teams participating was less than normal, the spirit of friendly competition was very much alive. Seven teams endeavoured to tackle questions on a wide array of topics from children’s books to famous folk with 3 names and throughout one Town Gardens team and one Highworth team were running neck and neck.

Coming into the last round, on sport, Town Gardens had a half point edge on Highworth, but an eight point haul for the Highworth crew saw them finish one and half points to the good, winning 100.5 to 99. It could, however, have gone badly wrong when David Armitage rejected Mel Way’s inspired water polo answer for just plain polo, little knowing at the time that their closest rivals would drop points as they did.

So, well done to (from l to r) Ashlee Lin, Ian Barrett, David Armitage, David Roblin (quizmaster for the Highworth Scout quizzes) and Mel Way, who each took home a bottle of wine for their efforts.
The raffle held after the quiz was not so favourable to the quiz winners, theirs being the only table not to take home a raffle prize, but you could say things evened out.  Town Gardens should be returning at the end of thee season to hold another quiz and it is hoped that a few more teams will participate next time around.

A big thanks to Graham and his helpers for a well organized event.

Friday’s Barbecue Postponed

Due to the poor weather forecast for the remainder of the week, it has been decided that the BBQ advertised for Friday April 12th will now not take place. This may be rescheduled for later in the season, at which point a new announcement will be made.

Apologies to all for the inconvenience

Question of Sport Winners 2016

Congratulations to last night’s winners of the Question of Sport quiz event. A scratch team, assembled on the night, came through to take the trophies. Well done to Di Charlton, Hugh Linning & Neil Biles.

Di Charlton, Hugh Linning & Neil Biles

HBC Social Events Calendar 2019

Christine Biles is organizing a number of different events, which, hopefully, will provide something of interest for everyone, throughout 2019. In addition, Highworth will again be welcoming Town Gardens to hold their annual quiz competition, to which HBC members are welcome to participate, as well as holding HBC’s annual Presentation Evening in November.

Planned events are as follows:

Saturday 16th February Valentine’s Dinner 19:30
Saturday 23rd March Question of Sport Quiz 19:30
Tuesday 9th April Town Gardens Quiz 19:30
Friday 12th April Pre-season Barbecue (weather permitting) 19:00
Saturday 4th May Club Competition Draws and Pie & Chip supper 19:30
Saturday 22nd June Mid-Summer Ball – Buffet and dance (Black Tie event) 19:30
Saturday 21st September End of Season Barbecue (weather permitting) 19:00
Friday 27th September MacMillan Coffee Morning (Open to general public) TBA
Saturday 26th October Pointless Quiz 19:30
Saturday 16th November Presentation Evening 19:30

Please keep an eye out for further additions!

Question of Sport comes to HBC

Ever fancied facing Sue Barker on a Question of Sport, or just fancied Sue Barker? Well, whilst Sue won’t physically be at the club, you will have the opportunity to take part in BBC’s famous quiz with Sue asking the questions! Make a note in your diaries for Saturday March 23rd 2019 at 7:30pm

Christine Biles is again organizing an event at the club and the competition is open to MIXED teams of three. Posters and registration sheets will be posted at the club before the week is out.
Come on! Have a bit of fun and give the event your support. Entry is free!