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February 2006

The Angel: 04.03.00 NLE

That's to say:
Day Sixty Four of the New Licensing Era

 

Forthcoming Events at
The Angel

March 4:
the Next Grand Quiz:
starts 9 p.m.

 


Opening Hours at
The Angel

Daily: until midnight,
with hour drinking up

Friday and Saturday: until 1 a.m.,
with hour drinking up

 

Still Flying in the Face of (Market) Forces

The in-house Angel Quiz sessions continue to defy the cold-light-of-day logic imposed by the Watneys-trained brewery accountants in Bury St Edmunds.
On February 4, another successful evening of intellectual fun and ingenuity attracted people from as far away as Brook Street.


Mrs Porous reports:

The pub was full - 10 tables took part, raising 37 for the pot. The questions were, by all accounts, easier than last time.
Even I could answer most of them!
But modesty prevents me from saying who won.

Oh, OK then, it was Patrick, myself, Steve Plumb, and his friend, John, scoring 49 out of 50!
(Hmmm. Must have been easy. Ed.)

The other Plumb team scored 48.

We scored 18 out of 20 in the Beer Leg, but another team got 20 out of 20!
(Now that is a very careless and serious matter - more training called for, I feel. Ed)

The next Grand Quiz is on 4th March.

February 15:
In response to this report, and in the interests of unfettered free speech, I am appending the following, received from The Management:

Here's my side of the story!

The Grand Quiz

I was amazed by the turn out, all the tables were taken and I had two teams at the bar (three guesses who they were?).
Yes it was Porous's team, and the 3 P's.
This time I was quizmaster so that Steve could help out his brothers to win instead of coming second, but he joined another team instead (yes, porous's team).

As quizzes go, this was a FUN QUIZ as opposed to UNIVERSITY CHALLENGE.
Which is why the losing team got a respectable score of 39 out of 50.

Well, here goes:
here's the top three teams in reverse order:

  • SUSIES QUATTRO in third place with 46 points.
    They lost valuable points in the sports round, they've requested a MUSIC round (maybe they are POPMASTERS).
  • In second place was the 3 P's (AGAIN!) with 48 points.
    They lost their points in the TV & FILM round - must do better next time!
    I think they would have preferred a music round instead.
  • well what can I say?!
    In first place with 49 points out of 50.
    INDEXED (named after Steve's poorly index finger).
    They lost their only point in the TV & FILM round. got "Halloween" and "Friday 13th." mixed up.

Well done! to Porous, Mrs Porous, Steve and John.

THE BEER ROUND

With a massive 20 out of 20, THE 4 TOPS scooped the round of drinks. Well done!
Second, with 18 out of 20 was INDEXED. Being so near but yet so far from a free drink, they had to dig deep into their booty to get their next round.
Unlucky!
Overall feedback for this quiz: "a bit easy but really enjoyable"

which is about right for a "FUN PUB QUIZ"

And thank you, Kevin, for the additional details.


Crib Team News
The team are doing well, having won the last 6 matches.
This table demonstrates the relative prowess of the various team members:


GLEMSFORD ANGEL CRIBBAGE TABLE

 

Results up to and including 1st February 2006 ( home to Melford Hare )

 
 

Matches

 
   

Games

 
     
  Played  Won  % Won  Won  Lost  Diff  % Won 
Richard 
14 
64% 
39 
31 
+8 
56% 
Roger 
16 
56% 
42 
38 
+4 
53% 
Brian 
16 
56% 
39 
31 
+8 
56% 
Paul 
10 
50% 
25 
25 
50% 
Maggie 
19 
47% 
48 
+1 
51% 
Paula 
11 
36% 
24 
31 
-7 
44% 
Ivan 
18 
33% 
43 
47 
-4 
48% 
Pat 
12 
33% 
29 
31 
-2 
48% 

Played in less than 5 matches:

 
Colin 
100% 
49 
+3 
80% 
Rosie 
75% 
13 
+6 
75% 
Neil 
25% 
11 
-2 
45% 
Her Mo-ship 
0% 
-2 
40% 
Paddy 
0% 
-3 
20% 
               

 
TEAM 
21 
12 
57% 
160 
155 
+5 
51% 
               

Form Guide:( Last 6 matches, last match at right )

 
TEAM 
Richard 
Maggie 
Brian 
Paul 
Paula 
Roger 
Ivan 
Pat 

Many thanks to the Team Statto for this table.


Other News:

A few weeks back, on a Friday, Darth and Lisa came over for the evening from their L*ng M*lf*rd Love Nest, where they have settled nicely, together with Reece, who is very happy in his new school.
It is reassuring to note that Darth is living up to his name, having eschewed his roots and moved to the Dark Side, M*lford.

And of the village in general:

The Library has revised its opening hours, due to the 'Yoof' crowding it out in the evenings and frightening everyone away.

Argents is still holding its Closing Down Sale, and is still on the market.
Both Mitchell's and the Post Office are now doing newspapers.
The latter are doing the lottery.

Flamenco classes resume on Thursday, 9 February.
Now the Methodist Church Hall refurbishment has been finished and officially opened, it won't be the same without a cement mixer to dance around!
We can't make so much noise on the new floor-covering, either.

Many and genuine thanks to my contributors.

Don't forget, anybody can submit News by mailing me - and there's oodles of space to publish it.


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