Strabens Hall Charity Quiz 2019 – Report
It was another tough day at the Strabens Hall Quiz for many on Wednesday 6 February where approximately 20 teams battled it out to be champions supreme for the 2018/19 round.
The incumbent Champions for 2017/18, Charles Russell Speechly, were absent this year so the field was open for a new Champion.
This year, the quiz had its usual smattering of general knowledge and classic pub quiz questions. The Social Media Horror Stories round continued and last year’s pigs and trees identification was replaced with fish of British inshore waters and planes of World War Two. Instead of Hollywood Women, we had Hollywood Men and given it is the Rugby World Cup later in the Autumn, the quiz featured a rugby and other notable sports round which included questions on rowing, hurling and hockey. Geography, history, classics, mathematics, physics and chemistry all featured throughout the twelve rounds, with some questions falling straight out of the 11+ and others from GSCE. Not many enjoyed the prime numbers round and it would seem not many knew what pognophobia was.
The quiz master received many complaints on matters of toughness and fairness during the evening with one team asking for rounds on fresh water fish, real tennis and classical music next year…
So to the results; congratulations to Ignition Law, the overall winners with, Deloitte 1 and Withers snapping closely at their heels. The Wooden Spoon was gracefully accepted by the Howard Kennedy Team. We hope to see them back next year.
Once again, bar the odd rumble regarding the questions the competitors all embraced quizzing with gusto and were happy to raise funds for a well-regarded charitable cause. The Strabens Hall Charity Quiz will be back and we hope to see all the teams return to fight it out once again.
We support a number of charitable endeavours both as a business and individually. Alistair Peel has carried out several long distance swims fundraising for the Chestnut Appeal for Prostrate Cancer. You can read about the Burgh Island Swim here and the Plymouth Breakwater Swim here. In April, Client Director, Nick Toubkin will be running his first marathon at the London marathon in aid of Meningitis. You can read more about his story here.