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July 22, 2013 in Quizzes

A very different quiz venue

How about this for a quiz venue?

Last Friday evening, I hosted a quiz in Headford, Co. Galway. It was in aid of the Solstice Arts Group, which is based in the town.

True to their modus operandi, the Solstice folks went above and beyond with their staging of the quiz at Campbell’s Tavern. It’s a bar situated in a quiet spot, just off the main road, with a nice beer garden. Seeing as we’ve been going through a heat wave recently, the idea cropped up that the quiz could take place outside. “Would you mind John?” I was asked. I jumped at the chance.

It was a lovely evening with a lovely crowd. That said, we did have a few teething problems. For instance, in the run up to the quiz I had put together four picture rounds. Yes, four! (I figured an arts group would enjoy the visual rounds). Anyway, we didn’t have a big screen set up so the pics rounds were on old-skool paper. Fine at the start of the night but by round 8, the teams were doing their best to recognise the pics using the nightlights in the middle of their tables!
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