Ashton Big Quiz Report

And now for saturday’s Big Quiz Report from David Wood….

‘Quiz buffs packed out Ashton Village Hall on the evening of Saturday, November 17, for the first-ever Big Quiz Night, a national event organised by Christian charity Tearfund.

Hundreds of churches and venues up and down the country simultaneously took part in the UK’s biggest ever multi-venue quiz and Ashton Free Church was among those to host an event.

Eighteen teams and 73 quizzers took part in the Ashton edition of the event, compered by David Wood, with questions appearing via video on the big screen, thanks to Andrew Barnett.

The general consensus was that it was a pretty tough quiz with some challenging questions among the six rounds, but the evening ended with four teams in close contention.

First prize went to ‘Ably Assisted Sisters’ (56 points) consisting of Joy Barnett, Sally Lockwood, Gary Lockwood and Margaret Satchell, while second place went to ‘Maddy’s Marauders’ (55 points) and third equal were ‘The Likely Ladies’ and ‘Not Sure Yet’ (54 points). A separate round of questions all about Ashton was won by ‘Chas & Dave and Rabbit Rabbit’.

A good time was had by all and £320 was raised for Tearfund.