Hi. We are back in the pub tonight. Looking forward to seeing some of you there.
The quiz will be available online from tomorrow night (Thursday) at 8pm.
Hi. Welcome back to the Elm Tree Quiz.
We’ve been online now for about 18 months and during that time the numbers logging into the quiz are in the low hundreds. Of that number, 66% of visitors to the site have been from the UK, 22% from the USA, 8% from the Netherlands, 2% from Russia (hello hackers) and the other 2% from 15 different countries. So if you know anyone in any far-flung places feel free to tell them about the quiz as step one in our five-year plan towards global quiz domination.
Or, even better, you can come to the pub. The quiz will be re-starting in person on Wednesday 20th October with a 9pm kick-off time. We do appreciate that getting back into the habit of going out to the quiz after 18 months of various degrees of lockdown may take some adjustment. But it will be great to see teams old and new.
We will in any event keep on posting the quiz online, albeit after each week’s in-pub quiz.
All the best
This week’s quiz is the second quiz prepared for my in-laws’ belated Golden Wedding celebrations. It has already been road-tested on family and friends who managed to score 30 out of 40. Hope you enjoy it.
A sad tinge to tonight’s quiz. Don Wilson sadly passed away on 14 August 2021 after a long illness.
Don was an impressively literate man with many interests including quizzes. He was moreover the quizmaster at the Elm Tree for many years. He established the quiz’s format, including the Word Round and Book of the Moment, and its challenging standard of questions.
A tribute quiz to Don will follow in due course.
Hi. Just to reassure you that the rounds on Mental Health and Poor Sporting Performance in last week’s quiz were written several weeks ago and any relevance to the Olympics was wholly coincidental.
As it is, I hope the Games have brought a smile to the face. If in need of cheering up, I can heartily recommend the footage of the two Swedish discus-throwers after winning gold and silver. Long careers in Viking re-enactments await them.
All the best