Rotary Club Charity Quiz Night – 3rd October 2019

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Press Release 4th October 2019:        

               ‘Axe and Compass Top Team Trophy Quiz Winners’

The quiz team from the Axe and Compass, Hemingford Abbots have been crowned Charity Pub Quiz champions in last Thursday’s Quiz, organised by the Rotary Club of St. Ives. The quiz attracted 48 pubs and clubs from all over Cambridgeshire and raised in excess of £2,500 towards Rotary charities and other good causes. In all some 720 quizzers took part in the twenty first running of this bi-annual event. They scored 189 points out of a maximum of 195, winning by just three points, and beating 47 other teams who entered the event. They won a prize cheque of £250 for their chosen charity Hemingford Village Hall together with the Top Team Trophy and a case of 12 bottles of wine, sponsored by Peter Lane and Partners, Estate Agents.

In second place were the team from the King of the Belgians, Hartford who scored 186 points winning a prize cheque of £125 for their charity Huntingdon Community Centre and 6 bottles of wine. Third place went to the Honest John, Chatteris who scored 183 and win a charity cheque of £75 for Chatteris Christmas Lights and, Fourth were the Sutton Conservative Club, with 180, winning a cheque for £50 for MAGPAS and in fifth place were the Prince of Wales, Hilton with 177 points who win a cheque for £45 for their charity, Cystic Fibrosis.

Sixth were the Lakeside Lodgers, Pidley scoring 175 points, winning a cheque for £40 divided between their charities, the Stroke Association and British Heart Foundation. In seventh place came the Duchess, Fenstanton with 174 points winning a cheque for £35 for their charity Anthony Nolan. Eighth, (on a countback), came the White Hart, St. Ives scoring 173 points winning a cheque for £30 for their charity the Pancreatic Cancer and in Ninth equal place were the Jolly Sailor, Ramsey, also scoring 173 points, and winning a cheque for £25 for their charity, Help for Heroes and the Three Horseshoes, Graveley also winning £25 for their charity, Little Miracles, Ramsey.

The £100 prize for the team with the most number of members, 38, went to the Green Man, Leighton Bromswold, and their chosen charity Annas Hope, Addenbrookes.

Quiz organiser Adrian Acton was again delighted with the number of teams taking part, particularly those first time entrants, and wished to thank them all, together with the Rotary clubs of Huntingdon, Huntingdon Cromwell, Ramsey, Rushden Chichele, St. Neots St. Mary’s, St. Ives and St. Ives Inner Wheel Club, plus everyone who performed as Quizmasters for their enthusiasm and support. In particular, Adrian also thanked the sponsors Peter Lane and Partners, Estate Agents, for their continuing support of this event which has now raised some £50,000 for charity over the last 10 years.

Anyone wishing to join in the next Quiz, on Thursday 26th March 2020, can get more details from Sandra King on Tel 01480 462450 or e mail her at ‘’ or contact any member of St Ives Rotary club.

Results for the top twenty teams follows. Ends


Charity Pub ‘Quiz with a difference’

 Top Team Trophy kindly sponsored by Peter Lane and Partners, Estate Agents

Top 20 positions 3rd October 2019                                      Points

1         Axe and Compass, Hemingford Abbots                      189

2         King of the Belgians, Hartford                                      186

3         Honest John, Chatteris                                                   183

4        Sutton Conservative Club                                               180

5        Prince of Wales, Hilton                                                   177

6        Lakeside Lodgers, Pidley                                                175

7        Duchess, Fenstanton                                                        174

8        White Hart, St. Ives (on a countback)                          173

9=      Jolly Sailor, Ramsey                                                         173

Three Horseshoes, Graveley

11      Three Compasses, Upper Dean                                     171

12=   White Swan, Conington                                                   170

St. John’s Arms, Melchbourne

14=   Samuel Pepys Diary Rooms, Huntingdon                    167

Three Horseshoes, Wistow

16=   Haywain, St. Ives                                                              163

Poacher, Elsworth

White Horse, Swavesey

Rose and Crown, Somersham

20=   Admiral Vernon, Over                                                     162

Pig ‘n’ Falcon, St. Neots

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