Curry and Quiz - 13 November 2010

The aromas of sandalwood and spices wafted from Duddenhoe End Village Hall for our Indian-themed quiz night, held on 13 November.

Our thanks to the 49 quizzers, including a contingent from Elmdon, who supported the evening, attracted either by the lure of the challenge or the delicious home- made chicken curry – with non-spicy and vegetarian options, and authentic Indian beer.

‘Bollywood’ music and colourful hangings added to the atmosphere as quizzers nibbled on plates of Bombay mix as they negotiated their way through a series of tricky rounds, including a fiendishly difficult rebus (dingbats/word) puzzle that taxed even the sharpest brains.

There could be only one winning team, however, with a score of 73, and that was the ‘Pashwari Naans’, so congratulations to Ray and Sheila Jones, Sue Pearce and Phil Clifton, aided and abetted, between stints behind the bar, by Bob Reich. They narrowly beat the ‘Door Stops’ into second place by 2 ½ points.
A good night was had by all.

Thanks to those who worked so hard to make it a success – in particular to Susanne Reich, who spent 8 hours preparing the curry and Jane Guy, who, with Susanne, devised the quiz.

Thanks also to those of you who came along. Your contributions go towards the continued running of the village hall so that we can enjoy more occasions like this in the future.