Trivia at the Cowell RSL

The Cowell RSL clubrooms was the venue for the annual trivia night. 

President Rob McFarlane welcomed 83 participants in 10 teams who tested their knowledge and skill over six rounds.

Categories for the night were a picture round of logos, This and That, Food and Drink, Just Sport, Where Was I Born and to top it off, a CD round of songs where contestants had to guess the artist.

The teams chose bonus rounds at the start of the quiz, which helped boost scores.

The quiz masters, Adrian Franklin and John ‘Woga’ Mills stated their golden rule: the answer on the quiz master’s sheet is the right answer, even if it is wrong!

And of course, it never was.

Over the course of the evening, teams were asked to construct the tallest free-standing tower using only sixteen straws stuck together with sixteen paperclips.

This proved to be challenging, inventive and frustrating, and attempts to bribe the judges were not uncommon!

The winner of the challenge was ‘Robo’s Rogues,’ coming in at 53 centimetres.

They were followed by ‘John’ which was one point behind.

With some old-fashioned banter and a lot of goodwill, Marg McFarlane, Vicki McFarlane and Scott Earle kept the wheel spinning.

Six spins in all saw six lucky winners take the well-stocked meat trays home, which kept the breaks interesting.

Shirley Carmody took home the door prize.

Max Grund and Bob Schultz kept the bar well stocked. 

Meanwhile Darrell Tree and Meryl Schultz put their heads down and did some serious marking.

Mr McFarlane became quite adept at measuring towers at different stages and in trying conditions.

Who put the fan on high?

Mr McFarlane presented the winners with their prize and thanked Adrian and Woga for hosting the night.

Overall winners of the night were ‘The Allsorts’ on 53.

They were closely followed by ‘Nature’s Delights’ and ‘John’ on 51.

What a treat for the winners, for some of the teams this was their first quiz night.

A big thank you to Ben Earle, a great supporter of the RSL, for donating the ice for this and other events.

Thank you also to Scott, for stepping up when the sound system died.

The Cowell RSL is wanting to purchase a new bar fridge, with the juggling of ice boxes and eskies getting a little tiresome.

With the community’s support the RSL’s goal is getting closer.

Thank you to everyone who attended and made the evening a successful one.