Quiz Show teams sought for this year’s event

Past Quiz Show champions, the Fabulous Fibonaccis, challenge all comers for the 2018 title. From left are Brian Bellamy, Lisa Baker, Debbie Hemenway, Linda Hirst and Debra DeAngelo. (Photo by Charles Wallace)

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By REBECCA FRIDAE/Special to the Express

Just as winter turns towards spring with regularity, the Quiz Show is returning at the end of February.  To get in the groove, there will be two practice rounds to be held Sunday, Feb. 18, and Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m., at Berryessa Gap Winery’s downtown tasting room. Anyone wishing to participate is welcome.  Wine will be available for purchase.

The Winters Friends of the Library will be holding its nearly annual fundraiser, The Quiz Show, on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

Are you interested in trivia? How much do you know? What is the capital of North Dakota? Who is the President of Mexico? What was the name of Henry the VIII’s first wife? Who was born earlier: Vivaldi, Bach or Mozart? If you think you know these answers, gather a team and test your knowledge.

Teams of five will pay an entrance fee of $100 to try to win the prize money of $300, and get their names on a perpetual trophy proclaiming them the Winters Quiz Show champions.

Entrance forms and game rules will be available and fees collected at the Winters Branch Library beginning Feb. 1. For an extra charge of $20, teams may sign up at the door the night of the event.

Teams can be sponsored by organizations or businesses, or can be groups of smart friends willing to have fun. Single players may cobble teams together the night of The Quiz Show. All-student teams will be sponsored by WFoL.

There will be three rounds of play. Questions will be from a variety of categories ranging from history, literature, science, and Winters’ trivia. In the first round, team members will work together to come up with answers to a variety of questions. The top five or six teams will continue on to the next level where teams can use strategy to help them gain more points while answering tough questions.

After several rounds of play and a break for refreshments, the top two teams will go head to head in the championship round.

Those interested in being at the event, but not participating, are invited to come watch. A five-dollar donation for spectators is requested at the door. Refreshments, wine, beer, and sodas will be for sale.

(Answers to the questions are: Bismark, Enrique Pena Nieto, Catherine of Aragon and Vivaldi.)

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