Tough quiz puts brains to the test

MORE than 60 people battled it out to be named the Glendale Agricultural Society’s 2012 Quiz Champions.

With 100 questions, the quiz challenged even the most confident, as they guessed, debated and whittled their way through 10 gruelling rounds.

The two unique rounds of Olympiad and The Coronation Year stumped a handful of teams but who was to know how old Prince Charles and Princess Anne were at the time of the Coronation? The answer was four and two.

Rachael Smith, secretary of the Glendale Agricultural Society, said: “We were delighted with the turnout this year and it was one of most exciting quizzes yet.

“Many thanks to John Huddart who proposed the questions for the quiz, he certainly challenged all attending.

“Ronald Barber was once again a terrific quiz master and only managed to let slide one of the answers much to everyone’s delight, at least one guaranteed point. We really appreciate the prizes donated by some of Glendale’s local businesses and the Kelso Races.”

The winners on the night were The Outlaws with 70 points out of 100 made up of Sarah Nelson, Jake Elder, Elizabeth Elder and Angus Robson.

A tense tie-breaker decided second and third place with Shot the Dog taking the runner-up position and Tom Cat II in third place.

In last place were the aptly-named Wooden Spooners: Martha McCowan, Abi Wilson and Eric Moffat.

Prizes had kindly been donated by the Chatton Village Store, Farm to Freeze, The Chocolate Box and Kelso Races.

Glendale Agricultural Society has more than 300 members whose attendance at events such as the annual quiz supports its work in conserving country life, including the production of the annual Glendale Show.

For details on membership, contact Glendale Agricultural Society on 01668 283868, email or visit