A ‘Leyland Leader’ quartet won the annual Leyland 41 Club Team Brain Quiz for the second time and will donate the first prize of £350 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
The popular competition, held at Wellington Park, this year attracted 21 teams. In the closest of competitions which went right down to the wire, the Leader team, Bob Fleet, Mansel Pope, Ruth and Keith Bradshaw, clinched victory by a single point. In so doing, they reclaimed the right to hold the impressive Reg Smith Shield.
Captain Keith Bradshaw said: “We won this quiz in 2016 but were unable to defend the title in 2017 due to other commitments. This time it was a really exciting, hard- fought contest, in doubt to the very last.
“Well organised and enjoyable, it makes for a great evening, we are indebted to everyone involved, particularly Leyland 41 Club and Round Table, who put a lot of hard work into preparing and putting up the money as prizes for the nominated charities.
“I think everyone knows someone who has been touched by cancer. We are delighted to once again be able to present an impressive sum to Rosemere who do such a fantastic job in our region.”
The popular annual quiz has been staged at Wellington Park for many years, but notice has been given that this will be the last time as plans for the redevelopment of the site have been unveiled. Leyland 41 Club are on the lookout for an alternative venue for next year’s Team Brain Quiz, which will be on Thursday November 28th 2019.
Pic (L to R) Bob Fleet, Mansel Pope, Graham Riding (Chair of Leyland 41 Club with the Reg Smith Shield), Quizmaster David Taylor, Keith Bradshaw, Ruth Bradshaw