ST IVES ROTARY CLUB
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 ‘email@example.com’ or contact any member of St Ives Rotary club.
Results for the top twenty teams follows. Ends
ST IVES ROTARY CLUB
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
White Horse, Swavesey
Rose and Crown, Somersham
20= Admiral Vernon, Over 162
Pig ‘n’ Falcon, St. Neots