Thursday, February 15, 2018

13th February Away to the Nags Head

Image result for nags head macclesfieldThe Lemmings trudged across Waters Green in a biting wind and stinging drizzle to the cavernous Nags Head probably built originally to provide shelter for drovers, shepherds and cattlemen bringing their livestock to market – for many years it has been a popular venue for music and is the meeting place for Macc Bikers – very much a community pub it supports several other activities as well as the quiz team, who are old friends and adversaries.

This time it was Becky’s turn to show how she has settled in to the team impressing everyone when she ran through the whole list of classifications in the animal kingdom.

The specialist questions by the Church House Bollington were clearly the fruit of much thought – naturally there was a round called Valentines but not at all what was expected and all the others were not of the usual run of questions. At the end of the Specialists the Lemmings had edged ahead with 57 to the Nag’s 47.

The General Knowledge were not quite as good and when the scores were  checked during aImage result for losing beer break the Lemmings were trailing with 38 to 41 – not going too well!! Time to buckle down and ensure no points were thrown away. This the Lemmings managed taking the General Knowledge with 74 to 71 taking the game with 128 to 118.

Dave Reynolds from our sister team the Waters Green Rams was the question master with a light touch and good sense of humour making it a very pleasant evening.

Individual scores were Bob 15/12, Becky 12/9, Nick 9/6, Tomo 3/21 with 6/19 conferred and 9/7 pass-overs. The Nags picked up 9/4 pass-overs.

The evening drew to a close with a huge platter of excellent chips with chicken nuggets and bread and butter – many thanks to the landlord, to the Nags Head team, and to Dave for making everything so enjoyable.


Jon Thompson said...

I was playing in my usual seat 4 for the Lemmings and received a large proportion of the GQ sport questions. Not impressed by the balance at all.

Ashton said...

Given that the Jeff Stelling question contained the non-sport Countdown clue, there were only two sports questions to that seat. Hardly a massive imbalance.

Jon Thompson said...

Maybe I'm wrong, but it became a running joke by the end.

Jon Thompson said...

In total I had 5 sports questions, including the one about Stelling. As you get 20 questions each in total, that's 25%, which is noticeably higher than usual given the wide range of possible subjects to ask in the GQ. Outside of the Sport round there were arguably 12 sports questions, of which I got 4, or 33%. Unless I've miscounted and/or my maths is screwy, of course :)

MW said...

I played in a very enjoyable game against the British Flag and we managed to sneak past them, but it was a very entertaining evening.

The Specialist questions in particular had obviously had a lot of effort put into them and were much appreciated. The "Manchester" round was very good and we were all thrilled to find that the "Strictly" round really required no "Strictly" knowledge at all!

I was only sorry that the Sergio Aguerooooo question went to someone else...

There were very few questions unanswered by anyone on either side in the GK, certainly it was a single figure number, which isn't a bad indicator.

I remember the destination of the secret passage in Cluedo fooled us all, as did the birth date of the Betamax video. No one got the founding of the TUC in the history round either! Off the top of my head, we also couldn't remember the Picasso painting or how many holes there are in a Connect 4 board. Daft game, anyway!

Overall though, a good evening out. It will be interesting to see what Haydn's magic spreadsheet reveals. Time will tell!