ICME West Midlands, Birmingham and Coventry Branch. “The Bill Rooker Quiz” – Technical Meeting, Monday 14th January 2019.
Ten teams competed in the branch annual quiz to become 2018 champions and holders of the coveted trophy for the year.
The night is a memorial to Bill Rooker who was for many years quizmaster at this event. As in previous years there were 10 rounds with 10 questions per round and the teams could choose in advance which round to play a joker to double the score for that round. Each round had a cryptic title and the subject only became clear once the questioning had begun.
A break to recharge glasses and to enjoy an excellent buffet, sponsored by Sibelco, was taken after completing 5 rounds of questions. At this point in the lead with 37 points was Castings Plc, 2nd on 34 points Siddons A and 3rd Darcast.
By the end of a truly enjoyable evening in joint 2nd place were Siddons A and Siddons B. Winners were Castings Plc, Glen Elmy, Craig Dunkley, Oliver Nichols (pictured above).
The trophy and prizes were presented by branch president Darren Pritchard Prof MICME who also gave the vote of thanks to Bob and Roger for an excellent and highly entertaining quiz.
Quiz Masters Bob Brown & Roger Davies