2022 Wine & Wisdom Quiz

The 28th Annual Wimborne in Bloom Wine & Wisdom Quiz Evening returned, after a year's absence due to COVID-19, on Friday 4th March to the Allendale Centre om the exact anniversary of the first Quiz held, on that occasion in the Town Hall. Twenty four teams pitted their wits against each other with eight rounds of questions including such subjects as "Once Upon A Time", "Garden Trivia" and "Food". It was a closely fought contest with the Allendale Bridge Club coming out on top and winning the Eco Composting Trophy. Each member of the Team also received a bottle of red wine. In joint Second Place and only one point behind were the Wimborne-Valognes Twinning Association and The Museum Masterminds from the Museum of East Dorset, formerly known as the Priest House Museum under which name they were the winners in that first year. Propping up the rest of the Teams were the Dorset Strollers each member receiving a chocolate orange.

Quiz Evening

Photo: The Winning Team: Allendale Bridge Club (from the left) Eugene Sheehan, Geoff Cave, Sarah Fazakerley, holding the Eco Composting Trophy, Gill Philip, Claire Hillyard, John Gardner with far left Wimborne in Bloom Committee Member John Allen and far right Chairman Wimborne in Bloom Richard Nunn.

There was a successful Raffle with some good prizes. The first prize from O'Hara's Funeral Service of Vouchers to spend at Renoufs was won by a member of the Museum Team so it made up for being beaten into second place!

Although the total raised from the evening is not available at the time of writing the Raffle raised £376 and thanks to Barclays Bank Matched Fundraising Scheme within their work in the community programme well over £1,000 will have been raised which will be used towards filling up the Flower Towers and Planters around Town this summer.

Quiz Evening

Photo: The Team propping up the rest: The Dorset Strollers receive their prize from Wimborne in Bloom Committee Member John Allen

As people left the Allendale Centre there were many comments of what an enjoyable evening it had been with a good atmosphere throughout.

Wimborne in Bloom thanks all who supported the event by participating, helping with the running, providing the refreshments or who generously donated prizes for the raffle. The funds raised make an excellent contribution to the cost of providing the floral displays in the Town for all to enjoy.

And all being well next year’s Quiz Evening will take place on Friday 3rd March 2023 so book the date in your diaries now!

The full results:
     Team Name                    Total Score
1    Allendale Bridge Club               72
2    Museum Masterminds                  71
2    Wimborne/Valognes Twinning Assoc    71
4    Wimborne War on Waste               70
4    The Legionnaires                    70
6    Yellow Vests                        68
6    Wimborne Drama Productions          68
8    Phoenix Dorset                      66
8    Does Grey Matter                    66
10   The Quizzical Whimsicals            64
10   Oakdale Oaks                        64
10   The Golden Girls                    64
10   Wimborne U 3 A                      64
14   The Order of the Silent Dog         62
14   Thoughts Aloud                      62
16   The Trusty Six                      61
17   Early Birds                         60
18   Wimborne Rotary Club                59
19   Wimborne Minster WI                 58
20   Larks and Owls                      55
21   Brownsea Islanders                  53
21   No Gum Bunnies Here                 53
23   Recycled Teenagers                  52
24   Dorset Strollers                    51