Wednesday, December 13, 2017

12th December – Question Masters–A FIRST

This must be a first!

Image result for brailleNick was due to ask the questions at the Nags Head, but unfortunately had completely lost his voice. His son Sunil stepped in to save the day with a remarkable piece of equipment – a brailler that turned the electronic version of the questions into braille that he then read out. He had never done question master before and he did extremely well, confidently reading out the questions with a clear voice. It was an interesting game that the Nags Head won although there was not much enthusiasm for the questions. The evening was rounded off with a generous platter of sausages and chips with bread and butter.

Tomo at the Harrington came upon a painful start to the evening – Adum from the Waters Green Rams twisted his ankle on the ancient cobbles outside the pub and had his foot encased in ice from behind the bar. The Rams were the eventual winners.

Bob had a miserable drive to the Royal Oak in Rushton Spencer but spent a very pleasant evening in convivial company.This was the last game before Christmas Image result for christmas and new year greetingsand New Year and the Lemmings would like to wish all teams and members a very happy break and may 2018 bring all you hope for.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

5TH December Away To The Plough Horntails

Image result for plough macclesfieldThere have been some changes at the Plough but there is still a warm welcome to visiting teams from the new management team who even brought drinks to the table so the games do not get disturbed.

The Lemmings have suffered two bruising defeats recently so were hoping to rebuild their confidence playing against the Horntails who have won just one game this season. The Specialist rounds were very interesting and although the Lemmings were 4 points behind at the end of the rounds they were not unduly worried. At this stage the score was 56 to 52.

Unfortunately the General Knowledge were not of the same standard, in fact many of the questions seem to have haemorrhaged from the Arts and Entertainments round with far too many on TV and film and also an imbalance on sport. Whilst none of this helped Nick (who ended up with a season’s worst) the rest of the team maintained a good score but still lost with 83 to 77, Image result for horntailfinal score 139 to 129.

Although the Lemmings were again beaten, it was a very lively evening with lots of banter, joking and laughter. Moreover, it was good to see Becky has settled into the team and has picked up on all the Lemmings’ tricks of the trade scoring 18 in the GK. Clearly she will prove to be a strong asset.

Individual scores: Bob 9/18, Becky 3/18, Nick 9/3, Tomo 15/18 conferred 13/15 with 3/5 pass-overs. The Horntails picked up 5/9 pass-overs. Tomo continues to be a high scorer.

In addition to the warm welcome the Wainwrights beer was in good form and a very tasty selection of sandwiches rounded off a very pleasant evening.

Many thanks to the landlord, to the Horntails and to the patient question master.