We held our 7th Wakefield MAG Biker Quiz Nite on Wednesday 24th November, in the Grey Horse. We had a great attendance this year with 14 teams taking part, totalling over 60 people. Great to welcome along teams from York MAG, Leeds MAG, Huddersfield MAG, Barnsley MAG, Sheffield & Rotherham MAG, Colne Valley MAG, local MCC's & others (thousand apologies if you haven't got a mention), in addition to several Wakefield MAG teams.
We followed last years popluar format, with 60 questions in total being asked, 30 pure bike / biking knowledge questions and 30 general knowledge (but with a bike related link, however tenuous).
First set of 5 were about Motorcycle Sport, then 5 TV/Film related, then 5 bike knowledge, 5 music, another 5 bike knowledge then 5 history related. Some of the bike knowledge questions really tested the grey matter, but if it's too easy, it's not worth winning is it ? Others were more obvious, but not sufficiently so, thus causing lots of self doubt and team debate.
A 15 minute fag / drink / food break was taken after the first 30 questions had been asked, with Lisa, our ever keen fund raiser selling tickets for our weekly raffle. A huge thanks to Dougie, our genial landlord of the Grey Horse who put a fantastic free spread on for us (but you had to be quick as it was gone in a flash).
Time then for the final set of 30 questions, starting with 5 bike knowledge, 5 geography, another 5 bike knowledge, 5 current affairs, 5 motorcycle sport and finally the last 5 on general sport.
With all the questions asked (and repeated several times), it was time to swap the papers with your neighbouring team ready for marking. Time then to go through the answers and mark the papers, and what a feisty crowd it was in the Grey Horse that night, with folks clamouring for that extra ½ point (amazing how beer prizes brings out the competitive nature in people isn't it ?!?!?!).
A first in the history of the Quiz .... we had a tie breaker on 37 points. Time to break out the tie breaker questions. The tie breaker was "In what year did the motorcycle first exceed 100MPH in Britain". Nearest the correct year would be the winner. Sheffield & Rotherham MAG came back with 1922, and Team Reapers (Wakefield MAG) guessed 1923 ..... the correct answer was 1921 (by Douglas Davidson on a Harley-Davidson) so Sheffield & Rotherham MAG were the winners of the 2010 Wakefield MAG Biker Quiz Nite. A case of Becks for their achievement and the coveted winners trophy.
2nd Place - Team Reaper (Wakefield MAG members Pingy, Mo, Sue, Kelly & Lorna). A case of Budweiser for their achievement
3rd Place - Team Meerkat (Wakefield MAG team #2 with Mr Meerkat himself (Steve Jones), Joanne, Chas & Daz), with 35 ½ points. A case of Stella for their achievement
Booby Prize (for the least correct answers) - Team Us (Pete & Carrie) with 19 1/2 points and the winner of our coveted booby prize, which does the rounds on all our competitive events - the fat bird on a scooter trophy !!!!! (well, once we get it back from last year's losers). To be fair, they only had two in their team, whilst most others had at least four, so it was a respectable enough score all told.
This year's quiz, raised £61 and the wine raffle raised a further £49. After deducting the cost of the prizes, we raised £92 for the MAG fighting fund. What a fantastic result.
Congratulations to Sheffield & Rotherham MAG, who in addition to winning 1st prize in the quiz, also won a bottle of wine in the raffle - a most lucrative trip up the M1 that night !!!!
It was a brilliant night and a good time was had by all. Educational and fun (why couldn't school have been like this ?!?!!?).
A huge thanks again to everyone who turned up and contributed to a most memorable quiz .... Hope to see you at our 8th quiz in a years time !!!!!!!!!!