The first clash of the two Waters Green Tavern quiz teams for quite some time – both teams on home turf and both teams at full strength – including Rosie (although Nick sullenly nursing a fruit juice because of his medication was a sorry sight).
In sharp contrast to the previous week, the pub was almost tranquil and the quiz proceeded at a fast rate.
Questions had been set by the Park Taverners and the Chester Road Tavern and again showed an imaginative approach with lyrics from the second verses of songs and a geography round based on the Park Taverners’ holiday destinations.
A good guide to the quality of the questions is that nearly all were answered either by the original team or when passed over – very few slipped by and there were no disputes. Moreover it was a very high-scoring game with special mention going to Keith Pointon of the Rams who scored a magnificent 48, only missing a clean sweep of the General Knowledge on the very last question.
Bob, Wendy and Tomo all improved on their season best scores whilst Nick slowly managed to clear his fuzzy brain and take part in the General Knowledge.
Graham from the Park Tavern controlled proceedings with humour and firmness in a thoroughly enjoyable game.
Individual scores were Bob 18/24, Wendy 15/24, Nick 3/18 and Tomo 18/15, conferred points were 7/12 and passovers 6/11. The Rams picked up 3/6 passovers.
Final scores (Phoenix first) were half time 67/47 and full time 171/130.
A great game rounded off with a huge dish of fabulous sausages, onion gravy, chips and bread and butter.
Many thanks to Tracey and Brian and to the Rams.