Photo: Cliff by Pen y Garreg dam
by David Chandler

Mid Wales Quiz

Mid Wales Quiz - 15th October 2011

The first Mid Wales Quiz - University (of the 3rd Age) Challenge! - was held on Saturday 15 October 2011 at the outdoor bowling centre, Llandrindod.

Drawn from 7 U3As across the Mid Wales area, ten  teams of five members each took part: Brecon; Crickhowell; Dyfi Divas; Llandovery;  Llandrindod Glyndwr;  Llandrindod Llewellyn; Newtown 2 Graham; Newtown Hafren; Welshpool Special Needs; Welshpool Wizards.


The teams were supported by a number of spectators (some of whom formed 'alternative teams' of their own!

The Quiz consisted of 10 rounds covering a wide range of subjects- Pot Luck, History, Travel, Literature, Science and Nature, Sport, Entertainment and Current Affairs - and each team could choose a category in which to play their Joker and gain double marks. After 2 hours of questions and answers, during which the league table changed significantly, the winners emerged as Llandrindod Glyndwr, closely followed by Welshpool Wizards in second place and Brecon in third place. Members of the winning team were presented with medals made from Welsh slate by Penny Everett, Chairman of Llandrindod U3A 2010-11

Members of Llandrindod Glyndwr Team wearing their medals

From left to right:
Roy Margrave-Jones; Margaret Mason; Terry Barry; Stephanie Davies; David Blackman

After the Quiz, everyone enjoyed tea and some delicious cakes provided by Sugar and Spice, Llandrindod, before returning to the four corners of Mid Wales.