This particular annual quiz between local churches has been a fixture in our diary for over a decade. Church people are usually such nice people, except on quiz night, when they’re not.
The event has a competitive edge so sharp it could slice steak.
The first time we went to this particular quiz, we had no idea. We ambled in 2 minutes after the 7.30 start time to find that the questions had begun and that the rest of the team had already completed the table rounds. I then disgraced myself by drinking two glasses of wine in quick succession which made my general knowledge go all blurry and limp.
Although this happened a long time ago, I have not been selected for our church’s A team since and I have dragged Nigel down with me.
However, I always hope one day to redeem myself, and had even trained this year by watching Pointless while visiting my parents at half term. (It actually turned out to be Two Tribes, but we just thought it was the same programme with slightly different rules.)
Last night, we were one man down as Nigel had a fever and things didn’t look good. But we came a very respectable second and (most importantly) were a whole two points ahead of our church’s A team.