GHS gets quizzy
ON a cold winter’s night, what could be nicer than some hearty soup, sweet sherry, fun lucky draw prizes, great company and vibey tunes?
Last Friday, the third annual Round Table quiz at the Queenstown Golf Club was another great night out with some very challenging questions and a lot of community spirit. After 12 rounds including categories such as Zoomed In (with close-up photos of everyday objects to identify), Celebrity Partners, Technology, Social Media and Music, the defending champions, GHS, once again beat the other 16 teams.
The secret to their success this year seemed to lie in the fact that three English teachers were in their team and they earned an impressive 18 points in the Literature round. Second place was secured by the team Re- turn of 8 Mates who gave GHS a good fight (until the literature round). Charteris and Barnes, who always score well in this event, came in third.
Round Table thank all the players and sponsors who participated. Convenor Julie de Bruyn said, “What a great way to raise funds, while at the same time having fun and keeping friends entertained!”
Just for fun, here are a few of the questions that featured. (Answers at the end.)
1. Sport: Due to superstition, what did Bjorn Borg avoid doing during the Wimbledon fortnight?
2. Slogans: Identify the brand associated with this slogan: How can we help you?
3. World events: Many males involved in the arts were castrated in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. What was the reason?
4. General knowledge: What Japanese word, used in the English language, means “empty orchestra?”
Answers: 1. shave, 2. FNB, 3. To have a singing voice in a higher vocal range, 4. Karaoke.
MEET THE WINNERS: The GHS team that retained their championship title at the Round Table quiz night were, back from left, Basil Buss, Gary Goldschmidt and Andrew Taggart. Front, Julie de Bruyn (convenor), Ana Taggart, Carlien Buss, Amanda Scott, Kirsty Watson and Shelly Goldschmidt