Nailbiting nights at Rotary quizzes

Success: President Ray Walker with the winning Reserve 1 team of Claire Hoskins, Charlotte Mincher, Logan Scott and Johan Padmoss.
Success: President Ray Walker with the winning Reserve 1 team of Claire Hoskins, Charlotte Mincher, Logan Scott and Johan Padmoss.

The Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum managed to tax local brains both young and old last week, by holding 2 separate quiz night events at Meldrum Academy, both of which required judges to go to a tie-break.

The first, held on Monday night, was a ‘Community Quiz’, which attracted 27 different teams from a variety of local community organisations, all battling it out for the top £200 prize.

In the event, with the judges unable to separate the teams after the tie-break round, it was agreed to split the first and second prizes equally, which saw teams from Barthol Chapel School and the Meldrum Library Reading Group each leaving with cheques for £100.

On Thursday, it was the turn of local primary school children, as they battled it out to represent Oldmeldrum in the next round of the Rotary Primary Schools Quiz.

Nine local schools took part from Logie Durno, Meldrum, Pitmedden, Rayne North, Rothienorman, Tarves and Udny Green schools, with reserves from each school forming two further teams.

It was the first reserve team which pulled off the highest score of the evening to win the trophy. However, as the team going forward have to come from a single school, Logie Durno and Meldrum ‘A’ team had to undergo a tiebreaker round, which saw Logie Durno win through.

Afterwards, Club President Ray Walker thanked all who had helped to organise the events. “We hope everyone who took part enjoyed themselves, and we look forward to next year’s events”, she said.