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Tuesday 17th March Quiz session is cancelled. The committee took this decision after careful consideration of current developments and advice. The committee will meet shortly to make further plans for the WI as a whole. Members will be informed of any further decisions made.
Each January, LFWI hold regional quiz competitions. WOW WI went up to Rainhill church hall and entered 3 teams of 4 this year - and they all enjoyed the evening with 2 teams taking 2nd and 3rd places. WOW team comprising Jean D, Janet H, Anne W and Sally C came 2nd out of 16 teams, and Bloomin' Woolton team comprising Jan G, Liz S, Viv H and Colette M took 3rd place. Our third team - Woolton Pie came a respectable 11th - Ange B, Wendy F, Marg S and Liz J. They had at least 2 scratch members who were very inexperienced at quizzing! The winning team came from Childwall WI - so we were definitely flying the flag for Liverpool! Well done ladies!
This is very belated news (editor's apologies!) but well worth sharing nevertheless. Our WI had 3 teams in the LFWI regional Fun Quiz competition in Scarisbrick at the end of January 2019. OUr 3 teams were:-
WOW Power: Jean, Janet, Anne, Sally
Woolton Pie: Viv, Liz S,Joan, Colette
Woolton Quarry: Angela, Mo, Elaine, Barbara
All great team names, I'm sure you'll agree. But the BEST is that WOW Power came 1st and Woolton Pie came 2nd!! Fantastic success for our WI and not for the first time either! Well done all ladies who took part.
Quiz sessions take place on 3rd Tuesday evening of the month and all members are welcome.
The Quiz group now meet at a new venue, on every 3rd Tuesday of the month - The Simpson Ground brand new building on Hillfoot Road (some people may call it Menlove Ave, between the Derby Arms lights and Asda). It is an ideal venue and quizzers who have been are delighted with it - plenty of parking, comfy seats..... Give it a whirl! All members welcome!
Congratulations to two of our three quiz teams. They took part in the Lancashire federation Quiz Evening at Scarisbrick Village Hall on Monday evening, 29th January. This was a county wide event with teams competing in various venues but all being given the same questions. there were 18 teams meeting at Scarisbrick and our 1st team WOW Power came 1st with our 3rd team, Woolton Quarry taking joint second place. Our 2nd team, Woolton Pie was afflicted with illness and couldn't take part unfortunately. Well done to our ladies! You have done Woolton WOW WI proud!
WOW Power - Donna, Janet, Anne and Sally
Woolton Quarry - Joan, Angela, Colette and Viv.
Don't forget any keen quizzers in Wow WI can come along to our quiz evenings at 7.30pm on 3rd Tuesday of the month at The Quarry, Woolton village.
Fantastic news from our quiz group! Congratulations ladies!
Report from Quiz group organiser, Barbara Collinge.
On 30th January Woolton WI Quiz Group entered three teams in the Lancashire Federation Quiz. The Quiz is run simultaneously in 18 venues across the County and this year we were made very welcome at a new venue, Scarisbrick, where we faced 15 other local teams. This was our 3rd year of entry and we have already been very successful; winning our heats and winning the whole event outright in our first year.
One again our strong First Team WOW Power (with some new faces) won the heat, Woolton Pie came third and Woolton Quarry also did very well. All the scores on the night are now collated and we have to wait for the overall result until the LFWI AGM, where the prizes are presented.
Some of our original teams could not attend this year because of illness or work commitments and it is good to know that we have so many keen quizzers able to take part. Particular thanks go to Ann Large who is our regular quizmaster and also took over the organisation of the Quiz Evening.
Team 1 WOW Power: Jean Davies, Jo Kneale, Ann Wilkie and Janet Hollinshead
Team 2 Woolton Pie: Linda Parsons, Betty Welsh, Liz Spencer and Barbara Cunningham
Team 3 Woolton Quarry: Beryl Summer, Joan Stephenson, Ann Large and Mo McGuire
We have now secured the small meeting room at the Village Club for our next three meetings on 22nd June, 20th July and 17th August, starting at
7 pm. (unless the room is hired for an occasion, when we will be in the main room). Our thanks go to the Club who have welcomed us free of charge for the past two years. .
Since our success in the regional competition, the Quiz Group has gone from strength to strength and we have welcomed several new members. Thanks to our Quizmaster, Ann Large, we had a new format at our last meeting which was just on General Knowledge, rather than specialised rounds, and everyone enjoyed it. If you would like to give it a try, please come and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.
If you are spurred on by the success of our Quiz teams ( see below) and want to try something different and have fun - turn up at our next quiz night.
This will be Tuesday 17th February - at 7pm - at the Village Club in Woolton.
All welcome - just turn up or ask for Barbara Collinge at the next meeting.
Barbara Collinge who organises the quiz nights would like to share their good news.
Unbelievably, last night we WON the Regional Quiz. Our first team, Jan, Donna, Jean and Jo, beat 19 other teams from South Lancashire and their result will now go forward to the Lancashire Federation to be measured against the results of 15 other venues competing on the same night. Our second team, Anne, Kath, Linda and Betty, also succeeded, coming well up the list of competing teams. Our first team each won a really lovely bowl of primulas. Congratulations to all eight players. They 'did us proud' at our first attempt and raised the profile of our WI in the Region. We had a fantastic evening and came home elated - and we hope to be sending 4 teams next year! Thanks go to all our Quiz Group for taking part and supporting us throughout the year and special thanks to Anne and June, who have been great Quiz 'Masters' and obviously brought out the best in our teams.