Credit Crunch does not cramp the Big Quiz 2009

Posted: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

Last Thursday evening saw the 8th annual Big Quiz in aid of WaterAid, held at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa.

39 teams squared up to each other at the start of an evening of Fs, fun - frustrating questions - food and fund raising and by the end of the evening a very generous sum had been raised.

The teams battled through 3 rounds of questions which tested their childhood memories, sport knowledge, shopping prowess and their musical tastes. For all you Black Sabbath fans out there, a round where the songs were played backwards was even included.

Our very own Jez Kirby was quiz master for the 3rd year and put the teams through the wringer to determine the wining team issuing on the spot fines for heckling and various other misdemeanours. The Consumer Council for Water retained their title as champions for the second year the challenge is now laid down for 2010 to see who can steal their crown.

The raffle prizes that were donated surpassed expectations with i-pods, mp4 players, a two day spa trip for two and the obligatory booze as examples, all being up for grabs.

All the companies below deserve a very big thank you for supporting the event, many of them entered multiple teams. Sponsorship of the evening was well supported and many companies took the chance to gain exposure to the captive audience.

ABB Ltd, AMT Systems, Ashbrook Simon-Hartley, Biwater Treatment, Burkert Fluid Controls, Cognica, Consumer Council for Water, Durapipe, EBRO Valves, Enpure, Faversham House Group, Field Systems Designs/Anord, George Fischer, Grundfos Alldos, Haigh Engineering, HR Wallingford, Hydro International, Hydro-Logic, Kingsbridge Risk Solutions, KSB, MWH UK Ltd, Neoperl UK Ltd, OFWAT, Prominent Fluid Controls, RS Hydro, Severn Trent Water, South Staffs Water, The Tintometer Ltd, Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, Water Active and WWEM.

The preliminary figure raised from the evening is 11,000 and with more donations to be counted and the final contribution from the Chateau, this figure is only likely to rise.

A big thank you to all who attended and for those involved in organising the event.

If you wish to reserve your team entry for 2010 please feel free to contact Jez Kirby the quizmaster vial email to

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