2017 Wine and Wisdom Quiz

Friday 3rd March saw the 24th year of the Wimborne in Bloom Wine and Wisdom Quiz evening in the Allendale Centre. A wide variety of questions did not deter the thirty one teams that took part battling each other and the questions! That did not deter 'Wimborne Civic Society' from winning their way through, beating off the opposition, to win a bottle of red wine each and be presented with the Eco-Composting Shield for 2017. They were closely followed by runners-up 'The Minster Churchmice' and third-placed 'Allendale Bridge Club'. The strongest team proved to be 'Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions' who propped all the others up and were rewarded with a box of creme eggs each!

The most challenging round was found to be 'Royalty in Literature' whilst the abilities of the teams shone through in the 'General Knowledge' round. In case any of the teams had spare time during the evening a fun picture quiz challenged teams to identify up to 50 movie titles depicted.

A raffle was held which magnificently raised £460. The final result of the evening, including the raffle, raised over £2,000 the total again being boosted by Barclays Bank Matched Fundraising scheme within their work in the community programme.

Richard Nunn, Chairman, Wimborne in Bloom said, "This is a great start to the Wimborne in Bloom Silver Jubilee year and we thank all who have supported the event, also our faithful helpers and those who generously donated prizes for the raffle. Such support enables us to ensure the floral displays in the Town continue to please both our residents and visitors alike."

Next year's Wine and Wisdom Evening has already been booked for Friday 2nd March 2018.

Winning Team

The Winning Team, Wimborne Civic Society with the Eco-Composting Shield presented by Chairman of Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn.... rear from the left: Richard Nunn, Ian Willis, John Worth, Stanley Jackson, front from the left Elizabeth Bloxham, Pam Shrubb, Kathy Allen.

Losing Team

Propping up all other teams - 'Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions'.

The scores ...

Rank   Team Name             Score
1  Wimborne Civic Society       76
2  The Minster Churchmice       73
3  Allendale Bridge Club        71
4  Snapdragons                  69
5  The Trusty Six               65
5  Priests House Museum         65
7  Rotary Club of Wimborne      64
7  Saga Louts                   64
9  Wimborne Evening WI          63
9  The Quizzical Whimsicals     63
11 Wimborne U3A                 62
11 Phoenix Dorset               62
13 The Songbirds                61
13 The Order of the Silent Dog  61
15 Wimborne Rotary Wives        60
15 Does Grey Matter             60
17 Wimb/Valognes Twinning Assoc 59
17 Seven Shades of Grey         59
19 Wimborne Horticultural Soc   58
19 Miranda's Marauders          58
21 Early Birds                  57
22 Oakdale Oaks                 56
23 Wimborne NADFAS              55
24 Brownsea Islanders           54
24 St James Place Partnership   54
26 The Golden Girls             52
27 Dementia Friends             50
28 Barclays Bank PLC            47
29 Town Meets Country           44
30 Not Quite the Rugby Seven    38
31 Ringwood+Fordingbridge Lions 36
Preparing the hall

With two hours to go, preparations start ...

Preparing the food

Many hands make light work of preparing all the food to be served in the interval.

a raffle was held

A raffle was held during the evening, raising over £400 towards this year's planting.

The 31 teams in action

The 31 teams 'in action'.