2019 Wine and Wisdom Quiz - New Heroes On The Block

Winners for 2019 Avenue Road Geniuses

The Winning Team, Avenue Road Geniuses with (from the left) Richard Nunn, Chairman, Wimborne in Bloom who presented the Team with the Eco-Composting Shield and a bottle of red wine each, Team Members Paul and Lorraine March, Ann and Andrew Corke, Joanna Bury and James Bullock

The 26th annual Wimborne in Bloom Wine & Wisdom Quiz took place in the Allendale Centre on Friday 1st March. The 31 competing teams reported that they had a really enjoyable evening despite some questions needing them to dig deep! At the end of the evening only three points separated the first five teams with the Avenue Road Geniuses achieving victory, and the Eco-Composting Shield over last year's winners Wimborne Civic Society. The battling continued through to the two teams who drew at the other end of the table!

The two rounds which proved the most challenging were 'Shakespeare' and 'Essex Girls' – some would consider unlikely partners!

The raffle raised a staggering amount of over £500 to contribute to the total raised for the evening of approx. £1700 - again boosted by the Barclays Bank Matched Fundraising within their work in the community programme.

During the evening's proceedings Mr Ian Willis took to the stage to announce that 'Wimborne in Bloom' was to be one of the beneficiaries of a generous legacy left by the late Mrs Margaret Joyce Walker, more details can be found here.

Wimborne in Bloom thanks all who supported the event by participating, helping with the running, or who generously donated prizes for the raffle. The funds raised make an excellent contribution to the costs of providing the floral displays in the Town for all to enjoy in a year when Wimborne will again be representing the South and South East Region in the RHS Britain in Bloom competition.

And next year's Quiz Evening will take place on Friday 6th March 2020 so book the date in your diaries now!

31 teams took part, the scores ...

Rank  Team Name                           Total Score
1       09  Avenue Road Geniuses                   66
2       06  Wimborne Civic Society                 65
3       07  Allendale Bridge Club                  64
3       17  Snapdragons                            64
3       21  The Order of the Silent Dog            64
6       12  The Golden Girls                       62
7       08  The Court of Hibblesvanians in Exile   61
8       23  Priests House Museum                   60
9       13  Ferndown Rotary Club                   59
9       31  The Legionnaire's                      59
9       25  Wimborne War on Waste                  59
12      10  Wimborne/Valognes Twinning - Jumeaux A 58
12      28  The Crafty Ones                        58
14      26  Thought It Was Karaoke Night           57
14      03  The Songbirds                          57
14      19  Wimborne/Valognes Twinning - Jumeaux B 57
17      29  Poets' Corner - Main                   56
17      24  Miranda's Marauders                    56
17      01  The Trusty Six                         56
17      11  Wimborne Rotary Club                   56
17      04  Phoenix                                56
17      22  The Minster Churchmice                 56
23      14  Does Grey Matter                       55
23      16  Oakdale Oaks                           55
23      27  Poets Corner - Eaton                   55
26      20  Brownsea Islanders                     53
27      02  Early Birds                            52
28      05  Wimborne Evening Arts Society          51
29      18  Wimborne Evening WI                    50
30      15  Town Meets Country                     48
30      30  Wimborne Rotary Wives                  48
Wimborne Rtary Wives

Wimborne Rotary Wives - who won the final tie-break for the mini-egg prize.

More of the evening ...

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