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Quizzers unite to light up Kew Village

The Kew Sparkle committee thought it would be a great idea to hold a Quiz Night as a part of its fundraising activities for this year’s village lights appeal.

 

The date was duly set for 28 October, questions sourced and all was set for a launch. But then.... new Covid Tiers were announced and our borough was listed in Tier 2 - meaning that the majority of teams were unable to meet in one household.

 

What to do?! No question, we had to embrace technology and turn to the wonders of Zoom.

 

With darker evenings and little entertainment outside our homes, the Quiz clearly struck a chord with the local community, attracting an impressive 23 teams and raising £690. The contest was closely fought but the winning team declared as ‘Inn on the Park’???

 

Part of the quizzing fun is dreaming up witty team names, with ‘Social Quiztancing’ and ‘We’re all in Tiers’ nominated as being the most topical.

 

Such was the success of the first event, a further Christmas themed Quiz was organised on 2 December – this time featuring a massive uptake of 33 teams – with the majority of participants entering into the spirit and sporting Christmas jumpers and headgear. Chelwood enjoyed a very close first place on the podium.

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As well as some tricky questions and picture rounds, the Christmas teams were set a task to create a Rudolph reindeer face using items to be found in the kitchen. The teams certainly rose to the challenge and sent a variety of versions, but the winners were The Virtual Tap Crew.

Once again, competition was hot in the question rounds. The winning team was ‘Chelwood’ and the best team name was voted by the panel as being ‘We’re all in Tiers’.

The Kew Sparkle committee would like to thank everyone who took part in the fun. In total, 56 teams featured over the two events. An impressive £1,680 was raised from the combined entrance fees, with further contributions donated on the evenings.

 

Thanks are also due to our Quizmaster – Piers – who did a sterling job as compere for both evenings. To Andrea for ably hosting the Zoom technology (no mean feat with so many participants!) And to Maxine for coordinating the scores and for keeping her cool in a highly pressurised situation.