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The Dengie Quiz, November 2007

2nd December 2007 Created the page

Dengie Amateur Radio Society run a now yearly Quiz & invited CARS to join them. Trevor, M5AKA encouraged CARS to join but disappointedly few turned up.   Why?   The Hall is nice once you have found it - the company great - good radio & social spirit & excellent food with enough to feed the whole of Maylandsea!

On Monday, 26th November a number of cars found their way along the bleak roads which lead to Bradwell and stopped at the Dengie Village Hall.   It is difficult to find in the dark & the returning commuters know every cats eye and try to drive like the well know motoring TV presenter, Jeremy Clarkson!   Regardless of having 4 headlamps in ones rear view mirror, 2 metres away - If you hit me - you pay has to be the order of the day!

Apon arriving we were invited to a nice strong cup of tea and selected a table.
More teams appeared and were booked in and occupied the 6 tables with Host & Quizmaster Dave, M1DOZ on a top table complete with bass microphone.

The brief rules were read out with a change this year - one had to declare which section of the quiz you were going to "Play your Joker".

Dengie Village Hall used for the Quiz
Dengie Village Hall used for the Quiz. Tables were arranged around the room for the 6 teams with seating for nominally 6 on each, CARS are in the foreground with ERG on the next table to the right (as in 2005!).
This photo and the next two by Trevor, M5AKA

Quiz Master Dave
Quiz Master and Quiz Paper Marker ready for the off.

On each table a number of photographs were displayed with a range of questions to be answered - these were for the whole table's attention. There were some stinkers!

CARS Table
                        CARS Table

Colchester Team
Colchester Team
Following photos by John, G8DET

Braintree Bodgers Team

                                                This is the Braintree Bodger's Team

MI5˝ Team
The Team of MI5˝ Team (The Half was because they had a Junior in the Team!)

The Winning Team -Essex Repeater Group The large Dengie Team
                                                The large Dengie Team

The slightly smaller Essex Repeater Group
The slightly smaller Essex Repeater Group Team

At Half Time the call "Please get your Food" was made.

As for the past number of years the table in the anti-room was groaning under the weight of beautifully prepared food.

The Buffet The Buffet
The superb Buffet - and right, after everyone had taken their share!

Quiz Master Dave & Partner
Quiz Master Dave & Partner enjoying their meal

Braintree Bodgers tucking in

                                                Braintree Bodgers Team tucking in

Washing up
A very important task - washing up

The Left side The Right side
                                                The Dengie Quiz Room

The most important man of the evening was Dave Sampson, M1DOZ who was the Quiz-Master.   He produced dozens of very good questions and even had the correct answers - kept his cool when challenged occassionally.

Dave Penny, G3PEM winning the Trophy The Trophy displayed on their table
Dave Penny, G3PEM accepting the Trophy for the Braintree Bodgers - The Trophy displayed on their table

Thanks Dengie for organising the Quiz and providing superb food.

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