Having had to cancel original plans for a Bonfire and Fireworks Party due to local restrictions (Health and Safety strikes again, even here in France!) arrangements and venue were quickly changed when our Treasurer, Roy Powell kindly volunteered to organise the annual quiz. As a result thirty-one members and guests gathered at Restaurant le Domaine de Presle just outside Saumur, for a delightful lunch and a brain-challenging afternoon.
Team tables were divided into different nationalities – essential due to the nature of some of the questions – and proved a great success. Some fiendishly difficult questions on subjects including General Knowledge, Food and French regional history were distributed and marked throughout the course of the meal. As part of the quiz an additional cheese course was also provided in the form of a ‘blind’ taste test! From time to time ‘objections’ were raised and answers ‘challenged’ but, as always on these occasions, the Quizmaster’s decision was final!
It was only fitting that such a closely fought contest between the teams required tie-breaker questions in order to decide the eventual winners who were Julie, Gilles, Dorothy, Colin and Marie Annick.
As prizes were presented to the winning table, Terry Orner proposed a vote of thanks to Roy for his hard work in organising the event and to the restaurant and staff for the excellent menu we had all enjoyed.
Our thanks go to Roy for his quiz and to the committee members for organising yet another entertaining and enjoyable afternoon.