2018 Wine and Wisdom Quiz - A Bloomin' Good Quiz Evening

The 25th annual Wimborne in Bloom Wine & Wisdom Quiz took place in the Allendale Centre on Friday 23rd March rescheduled from three weeks earlier when the snow necessitated postponement. This didn't deter the thirty teams who took part and told us that they had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Wimborne Civic Society narrowly beat The Minster Churchmice - amazingly the same first and second as last year - to win a bottle of wine each and retain the Eco-Composting Shield whilst Does Grey Matter achieved third place. Sharing the weight of propping the other teams up were Wimborne Horticultural Society and the Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association who had a second team which finished 10th.

Surprisingly the questions in the Sport round proved the most challenging with The Life and Works of Thomas Hardy and Dorset Country Houses, the two 'local' rounds, only slightly less so!

The raffle raised a staggering amount of over £500 to contribute to the total raised for the evening of approx. £1500 - again boosted by the Barclays Bank Matched Fundraising within their work in the community programme.

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 be representing the South and South East Region in the Town Category in the RHS National Britain in Bloom competition.

And next year's Quiz Evening will take place on Friday 1st March 2019 so book the date in your diaries now!

Winning Team

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

Propping up all other teams - 'Wimborne Horticultural Society' and 'Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Association A'.

The scores ...

Rank  Team Name             Score
1  Wimborne Civic Society      68
2  The Minster Churchmice      67
3  Does Grey Matter            65
4  Saga Louts                  63
5  Phoenix                     60
5  Town Meets Country          60
7  Allendale Bridge Club       59
8  The Order of the Silent Dog 57
8  Brownsea Islanders          57
10 The Witless Six             56
10 Redcotts Road               56
10 Wimborne/Valognes Twin B    56
13 Scrambled Eggheads          55
13 Oakdale Oaks                55
13 Wimb Evening Fine Arts Soc  55
16 The Quizzical Whimsicals    54
16 Wimborne Evening WI         54
18 The Songbirds               53
18 Wimborne Rotary Wives       53
20 Kort of Hibblesvan in Exile 52
20 Priests House Museum        52
22 Snapdragons                 51
22 Wimborne U 3 A              51
24 Early Birds                 50
25 Wimborne Rotary Club        46
25 Miranda's Marauders         46
27 The Golden Girls            45
28 Wimborne Horticultural Soc  40
28 Wimborne/Valognes Twin A    40

Preparing the hall

Preparing the hall ....

Preparing the food

Preparing the food ....

Preparing the food

Preparing the food ....

Preparing the food

Preparing the food ....

First arrivals

First arrivals ....

Ready to start

Ready to start ....

Heads down

Heads down ....

Wooden Spoon

Joint Wooden Spoon but still smiling - Wimborne/Valognes Team A ....

Wooden Spoon

Joint Wooden Spoon but still smiling - Wimborne Horticultural Society.