West Midlands Branch Technical Meeting 09/01/12
The first meeting of the new calendar year for the West Midlands, Birmingham and Coventry branch of ICME was the annual quiz night, the Bill Rooker Memorial Quiz. 14 teams competed for the honour of winning the prestigious cup.
The quiz master was once again Bob Brown and, as is now the format, all teams answered general knowledge questions with the top four teams going through to a final. On this occasion there was a tie for the fourth place and Vesuvius and Sibelco answered a tie break question with Vesuvius going through. To maintain the interest of the eliminated teams there is a secondary competition: these teams also attempt the finalists’ questions and the team with the highest score from these questions wins the Branch “plate”.
The four teams in the final were: Darcast, Vanguard 1, Shield and Vesuvius. At the end of the contest Vanguard 1 won by a narrow majority from Darcast.
The evening was as always a thoroughly enjoyable affair and it was the Branch President, Eddie Lindsay, who presented the trophy to Vanguard before thanking the attendees, quiz master Bob Brown, all the other ICME members who officiated on the night as well as the sponsors, Sibelco.
Picture shows Branch President, Eddie Lindsay, left, presenting the cup to the winning team, Vanguard 1, represented by (from R to L) Brian Higgins, Chris Mintern and Martin Newby.