SPR Pub Quiz
Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, The Tokenhouse, Moorgate
After a nail-biting tie-breaker, 2019 SPR Pub Quiz was won by the team from JLL – otherwise known as Nigel's Milkshake Brings all the Boys to the Yard. Tying with the team from LaSalle on 73 points at the end of ‘normal time’, they came out on top after a tie-breaker question by giving a closer estimate of the length of the UK from north to south. In third place was the team from Schroders, on 70 points.
Cameron Ramsey accepted the coveted SPR trophy on behalf of Nigel’s Milkshake, and shared a case of wine with his winning team-mates Ben Russell, Carol Hodgson, James Norton, Colin Chan and Ryan Loftus. In all 11 teams took part in the competition, with the bottom-placed (anonymous) group scoring a perfectly respectable 55 points.
The 2019 quiz was held in a new venue – The Tokenhouse, Moorgate – and also included a number of other innovations this year. For example, among the eight rounds of questions there was a sensory round, where contestants were asked (for example) to name spices and the flavour of crisps, and another that drew on the UK Citizenship test. A new team of quizmasters/mistresses, Sandip Bhalsod, Lucy Greenwood and David Inskip, were responsible for drawing up the questions, taking over from Andrew Marston after many years of stalwart service.
The event, which was generously sponsored by CoStar, featured a free bar and some much needed brain-food half way through the quiz.