Winchesters come out on top at quiz

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The inaugural Rotary Corporate Quiz, sponsored by Barratt Homes, was held at McDonald Golf Club in Ellon recently.

Teams from 18 local businesses and organisations met to compete for the Rotary Shield in a ten round quiz, with subjects ranging from Scottish Landmarks to Food and Drink - there was even a Ronnie Corbett round!

A spirited run by a team from Winchesters, Solicitors and Estate Agents, (Winchesters Winners) saw them first past the post, winning by a single point from Ten weeks till Summer (a team of teachers), with the Newburgh Eagles a further point behind.

The challenge for the Wooden Spoon was closely fought between Tesco’s Finest and Designed for Life but Alan Donald’s team Drink up the Next Rounds on Me found the going hard towards the end and ultimately took the Spoon home.

Mid peloton there was a robust set of results with the Scotia Homes’ Balmacassie Buglers striding out to take a leading position with the Ythan Bridge Dental Practice, Mental Dentals, sitting in behind.

Closely competing were Wiltshire Wifies and Ian, TSB’s Bunch of Bankers and the grouping of Ythan Bakery’s All or Muffin, Raeburn Christie as Smart and Lawless, the Ythanvale Angels and Aubin’s Team Corrosion. 

In addition to event sponsors Barratt Homes, Ellon Rotary also received donations from a number of round sponsorships: Willox Kitchens, Clydesdale Bank, Winchesters, Alan Donald Ltd, Tolbooth, Mains of Auchreddie Renewables LLP, Ron Davidson and Ythan Taxis.

The total raised from the event was more than £1,300 which will be used both to support local good causes, and in Rotary’s “End Polio Now”.

Raffle prizes were donated by the golf club, Thistle Catering, Tolbooth and BrewDog Brewery. 

Douglas McLeod, Regional Director at Barratt Scotland, said: “Our continuing commitment to support the communities we serve is really important, so it’s great to see our site and office staff getting involved. The participating team thoroughly enjoyed the evening and look forward to a rematch next year.”

John Payne from Ellon Rotary said: “I think everybody had a good night and enjoyed the quiz which was run by our own members, Hilary and Mick Gordon. We are going to hold it on an annual basis and look forward to joining every body next year. I want to thank all the teams from the local business community for such support.”