What do Ariana Grande and Matt Dawson have in common? It turns out that all 22 teams at this year’s quiz evening knew the answer to questions about them. (Namely “who headlined the One Love Manchester concert?” and “What sport did OW Matt Dawson play?”) Conversely, none of the 134 quizzers knew who shared the 1909 Nobel Prize winner for Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun (G. Marconi). Chocolate Matters were the only team to identify a sentence written in Klingon!
All the teams enjoyed trying to blow up the biggest balloon (105cm circumference was the winner by the Haven’t Got a Hope senior team). Several teams went one puff too far with explosive results!
It was great to see so many RGS boys competing, with five student teams battling against each other: three Yr. 7 teams, one Yr. 8 and one senior team with members from Yrs. 10 & 13. Team 9+10=21 were the champion junior team (luckily there weren’t any maths questions!) with the Mid-Range Recs winning their tub of Hero’s chocolates for the best senior team by default.
Jedi Council took the wooden spoon, with The Great White Sharks taking third place. Defending champions Chocolate Matters took the runners up spot this year after a less than perfect performance on the “Identify the Quality Street” round – it turns out that chocolate really did matter. Our new champions were the senior student team Mid-Range Recs, this time deservedly earning their chocolates as well as the coveted RGS quiz trophy.
The pizza & puddings sold well and the bar did a roaring trade. Thanks to everyone that came along, to those who donated puddings and to all those who helped on the night. We raised £1,075 which will go towards the refurbishment of the drama studio.