For this, the last game of 2018 , the Lemmings were playing the Plough Horntails old friends for many years and this last game had a rather festive feel about it with much laughter and fun – so much so in fact that a bottle of sherry and mince pies would have seemed appropriate.
The Specialist questions had been set by the Park Taverners and were no doubt the most innovative and imaginative of the season – the Geography round was a set of photographs of islands from across the world, an alliterative round in which each of the answers (names) first and second names began with the same letter and another round in which players were presented with words from which all vowels and spaces had been removed. All very different, nicely balanced and interesting.
At the end of the Specialist the Lemmings were rather surprised to find they had nosed ahead with a lead of 64 to 52 – but could they maintain this?
The General Knowledge questions had been set by the Chester Rd Tavern and covered a wide range of topics and the Lemmings slipped back a little – but only by 1 losing 77 to 78.
It seems the Lemmings have now broken into their stride after a very slow start to the season as they finished the game with 141 to the visitors’ 130.
Whilst there was fun and merriment throughout the game two incidents nearly brought the house down: the first was when the expected answer was Izaak Walton but the reply give was J P Hartley!! And whilst Bob always has a joke for every occasion this was a first airing for his understanding of Harvey’s Bristol Cream was a breast enlarger!!
Individual scores were Bob 9/15, Becky 15/6, Nick 9/9 and Tomo 21/15; conferred points were 3/17 with 7/15 pass-overs and the visitors picked up 6/11 pass-overs.
The evening was rounded off with hot dogs and mustard supplied by Stephen the manager for which all were extremely grateful in these cold and windy times. It was a perfect evening so many thanks to Stephen, to Pete from the Park Taverners for his patience and endurance as question master, to both question setting teams and of course to the Horntails – we look forward to seeing them again.
The Lemmings offer festive greetings to all in the Macclesfield Pub Quiz and to those that follow it – MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!