Big quiz attracts 48 teams from across Ardnamurchan

The event saw different locations across the peninsula used as venues for the quiz. NO F05 Strontian quiz 02

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A staggering 48 teams came together in five different locations across the Ardnamurchan peninsula recently to take part in the Big Inter-Village Quiz.

Village halls at Ardgour, Lochaline, Acharacle and Kilchoan as well as the Sunart Centre in Strontian were packed out for an evening of brain-testing competition.

The quiz was organised and the questions compiled by pupils from Ardnamurchan High School to raise funds for their upcoming World Challenge trip.

In all five locations, the event was hosted and questions read out by pupils too, with support and overall score collection from teacher Kate Rough in a feat of technology and co-ordination not dissimilar to the Eurovision Song

Ten rounds of really tricky questions including pictures, TV theme tunes, pop intros along with quiz classics such as sport, film, animals and flags. There was also a Disney round and a name the logo challenge.

Refreshments were on sale in the interval at each venue along with raffle tickets. There was a side challenge at Strontian of a Bop-it high score, which was won by Davies Goddard.

Scores from all teams in each village were tallied with an average score for each location representing each village. This gave Ardgour, which had just six teams, the title of winning village. Ardgour host Katie-Emma Connolly presented the trophy there.

The average score of the 11 teams in Kilchoan gave them second place, with the average of the 14 teams in Strontian giving them third place overall.

Ardgour host Katie-Emma Connolly presenting Jo Herron with the winning village trophy. NO F05 Strontian quiz
Ardgour host Katie-Emma Connolly presenting Jo Herron with the winning village trophy.
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Much hilarity ensured as deputy head teacher Simon Patterson
expressed his frustration with the lower scoring teams in the village bringing down the village average. A clear case of quality over quantity was needed for this event.

The highest scoring team was from Strontian – team ‘My Personal Favourite’ – who finished with a grand score of 82 out of 100. Second place for individual team was ‘The Four Tops’ from Lochaline, with ‘The Bandits’ from Strontian taking third place.

Ms Rough, who is organising the World Challenge trip and oversaw the pupils running the event, commented: ‘What a brilliant night! We had such a great turnout at all the villages and everyone had a good time.

‘It was totally worth all the hard work it took to put the event on. We’d like to thank everyone who came along and competed for their support and thanks to all who donated raffle prizes. The final tally of the funds raised is yet to be worked out but it was well over £1,000.’