The Jewish Representative Council held our Annual Community Challenge Quiz for the Leslie Donn Challenge Cup on Sunday Evening.
It was a very exciting evening with Dr Adam Simon and Jonny Wineberg as Quizmasters, Adam having taken over from his father, Malcolm Simon, due to the latter’s illness. Elaine Simon and Phil Langer supported on the organisational and technical aspects or the quiz with Linda Jacobs and Barbara Goldstone in charge of arrangements for the event. A Kosher Hamper was the top raffle prize, donated by Tesco, who also put up £100 in vouchers for the first prize. Another donation of a print of ‘Running from the Pogrom’ by the Israeli artist, Eduard Gurevich, was auctioned and bought for £45.
20 teams took part in the quiz, which was exciting all the way through with Outreach pulling away at the break following the Marathon round but Stenecourt pegging them back to be level on 114 points with two rounds remaining. Meanwhile half a dozen teams were battling out for third place, which was eventually shared by the Muslim Jewish Forum and Whitefield Hebrew Congregation, who each received £50 of Tesco vouchers. At the top of the leader board, Outreach managed to score a perfect 10 points on both of the final two rounds on ‘Jewish Interest’ and ‘Popular Music’ to pip Stenecourt by a single point and scoop the £700 first prize, Stenecourt receiving £200 for second place.[table “2” not found /]