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 Name                   Score
1  Avenue Road Geniuses        66
2  Wimborne Civic Society      65
3  Allendale Bridge Club       64
3  Snapdragons                 64
3  The Order of the Silent Dog 64
6  The Golden Girls            62
7  The Court of Hibblesvanians
                     in Exile  61
8  Priests House Museum        60
9  Ferndown Rotary Club        59
9  The Legionnaire's           59
9  Wimborne War on Waste       59
12 Wimborne/Valognes Twin    A 58
12 The Crafty Ones             58
14 Thought It Was Karaoke Nght 57
14 The Songbirds               57
14 Wimborne/Valognes Twin    B 57
17 Poets' Corner - Main        56
17 Miranda's Marauders         56
17 The Trusty Six              56
17 Wimborne Rotary Club        56
17 Phoenix                     56
17 The Minster Churchmice      56
23 Does Grey Matter            55
23 Oakdale Oaks                55
23 Poets Corner - Eaton        55
26 Brownsea Islanders          53
27 Early Birds                 52
28 Wimborne Evening Arts Soc   51
29 Wimborne Evening WI         50
30 Town Meets Country          48
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 ...

Preparing the hall Preparing the hall Preparing the hall Preparing the hall The teams arrive Army of volunteers help with preparation and marking