The Grenfell Tennis Centre Annual Quiz Night was recently conducted at the Country Club and once again, an enjoyable night was had by all. The longest running and regarded as the most popular of all the quiz nights conducted, the 2019 event was again well received by those that participated. Nine teams assembled to face quiz master, Danny Joyce, who enlightened the crowd with 90 general knowledge questions that were compiled by Monica Joyce and Peter and Nicola Mitton. They certainly challenged the assembled with a vast variety of questions that kept the crowd's brains ticking over the entire evening.
After six rounds two teams were locked together and required a nail biting tiebreaker to establish the eventual winners. This title was eventually given to 'The Country Cousins', this team consisted of Hayley Griffiths, Sue Armstrong, Pam Livingstone, Hugh Moffit, John and Jenny Hetherington, Gloria Harris and Bob Kerr. They relegated the 'What a Deuce' team to runners up, with the two teams chopping and changing the lead throughout the night. The 'What a Deuce' team comprised of staff and partners from Lachlan Fertilizers.
The ongoing question, which involved having to name the sports that the given 90 Australian Sporting Legends, naming 100 recognized logos. This was also won by the 'Country Cousins', who correctly named 82 of the 90.
Various other novelties were conducted including a 'Treasure Hunt', where tables were asked to find 20 varied items, to which the 'Mitton Earthmovers & Shakers' team, managed to amass all 20 of the requested items.
The raffle, a $50 open order kindly donated by the Enhance Service Station, was won by Edward McKellar, whilst the lucky door prize was won by Deb Stanton.
Many thanks go to numerous people who contributed to the night's success. These include Monica Joyce, Peter and Nicola Mitton for the setting of the questions. Monica, Peter and Nicola were ably assisted by Hannah Robinson and Niamh Mitton, who completed the nights marking along with the runners who did a great job being George and Ella Mitton, Cooper and Oliver Dunn, Xanthe Johnson and Jethro Fenton.
Thank you to Peter Mawhinney and Dennis Smith, who kept all patrons well refreshed throughout the evening, Temeika Rolls who set up the room for the evening and to Sally Mitton and the Tennis players for providing the lovely supper for the evening.
Thank you to the local business houses that contributed to the prizes. They included Spice 'n' Aroma, Raffia & Co, The Tin Cupboard and Mawhoods IGA.
Last but certainly not least, the largest thank you goes to Lyndell Rolls for all the work leading into the night, which all agree was a wonderful evening.