The 2018 Area 4 quiz was set by last year's winner, Mike French, ably assisted by wife Judy. In fact, Judy's role in testing the questions, the timing and the scoring methods employed, earned her a bunch of flowers before the quiz started!
The mix of multiple-choice, Aston & general knowledge, picture rounds and bonus questions kept us all on our toes and the brains fully engaged.
Above: Mike French (standing) in full flow explaining the scoring system whilst Barbara King (far right) does her best to take it all in at the first attempt. Also (L-R), John Simcock, Mike Jones, Viv Haynes, Anthony King and Mandy Mansfield.
Mike kindly provided almost as many prizes as there were competitors. All were in liquid form, apart from the team prize of a box of chocolates that were devoured long before the camera could be focussed on them (well done 'Team A' ably led by Bob Carter)!
Above: Sue Cahalin, alongside husband Geoff, won the 'Female Club Points Prize'.
Above: The 'Best Guest Trophy' was won by Bob Sackley. Wife Ginny came a close second but looks pleased (I think?).
Above: Overall winner was Area Rep, Andrew Fawkes. Here Mike French (right) presents the 'Area 4 Quizz Wizz Trophy', an Airfix DB5 model that last year was won my Mike but still in kit form.
The only outstanding question is, will the DB5 remain resplendent in Airfix Grey (not sure that was an official 1964 Aston colour option) or will it have been resprayed in time for the 2019 Area 4 Annual Quiz?....
Other winners were:
- Paul Gerring - Male Club Points award
- Gillian Fawkes - Overall Bonus Points award
Many thanks to Mike for an intriguing quiz, especially for all the effort that clearly went into its preparation and delivery.