Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club
We returned to The Waveney River Centre for the quiz night for the first time since 2013. The whole place has undergone a major refurbishment which includes a brand new small function room.
Steve and Angela, Roger and Arthur and Barbara were already moored up when we arrived on the Friday during torrential rain. The Reedham Crew, Tony and Sue, John and Rita, Andy and Ray arrived soon after having cruised in convoy through the dreadful weather. Some paddling in puddles was required when tying up!
The rain eventually passed and the sun even showed itself by early evening when we all went over to the pub and enjoyed meals and drinks in the new room where the staff had set up a table for us.
After a bright start on Saturday, it clouded up and rained on and off for most of the day. Ray and Margaret, Ken and Sue, Colin and Teresa and Chris and Rose arrived making a total of 12 club boats.
We gathered over the pub about 7pm and were joined by Ivan and Hilda, Sylvia, Bill and Sandra, Ron and Joan and John and Fay with four guests who all came by road. After pre-dinner drinks in the bar, we adjourned to the function room, teams were formed and we sat down for the fish ‘n chip supper which was very nice and promptly served. Some indulged in a sweet afterwards.
The quiz got underway about 9pm with Angela as ‘Quizmistress’, Steve as adjudicator and 8 teams as follows:
‘The Albion’ – Ron and Joan, Hilda and Ivan, Sandra and me.
‘The Precious Six’ – John and Fay and their four guests.
‘Reedham and Weep’ – Ray, Andy, John and Tony.
‘K9 Crew’ – Arthur and Barbara (& Meg!) Chris and Rose, Bill and Sandra.
‘Girls On Top’ – Rita, Sue, Jo, Amy.
‘Team Stuck’ – Ken and Sue, Colin and Teresa.
‘Mr & Mrs Fits’ – Ray and Margaret, Sylvia, Roger, John (Rogers guest)
And late joiners:
‘Aquafibres R Us’ – Graham (Joshuas Journey) with guests Warren and Lisa and two others, also helped by Joshua and Alice!
Angela and Steve presented an excellent quiz of four rounds:
60’s Music, The Broads, Boating Terms and General Knowledge.
After each round, we swapped answer sheets with adjacent tables for marking with the usual shouts of “Yeeees” “Noooo” “You Sure?”
The final scores were:
Team Stuck 19 points
Girls On Top: 20 points
Reedham and Weep: 24 points
K9 Crew: 30 points
Mr & Mrs Fits: 34 points
Aquafibres R Us: 34 points
The Precious Six: 36 points
And the winners
The Albion: 37 points
So ended a most enjoyable evening.
Thanks to Steve and Angela for preparing and running the quiz and to the staff at The Waveney Inn for looking after us. We were impressed with the new room and thought it would be good for our Start of Season dinner next year.
Hope to see you all at the End of Season Dinner.