Election? Pollies? Who cares?? First we have the Trivia Night in which teams with improbable names** bluff and bribe their way to victory and the undying glory of a plaque on our honour board.
What you really need to know
WHEN: Friday 24 November
WHEN EXACTLY: 6:30 for 7:00pm – 10:00pm
WHERE: CWA Hall, 134 Denham St, Townsville
WHAT: Free food, drinks (to buy), hilarious fun
HOW MUCH: $20/$5/$15 (waged/unwaged/NQCC members)
WHERE TO RSVP: Here on FB or ring us on 0428 987 535 (business hours)Read more
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Trivia Night 2015. Photos courtesy Malcolm Tattersall
Once again, the annual NQCC Trivia Night was a source of much amusement, and much-needed funds!
A record 13 tables competed for the supreme honour of having their team names on the championship board – and for the first time in living memory, there was a dead heat. Both winning teams declined the offer of a ‘Dance-Off’ for first place, so both teams’ names will be up there on the board for eternity. And the winning teams? 2013 winners ‘The Suppository of Wisdom’ featured again – this time joined by ‘The Civil Disobedience Penguins’ (disciples of First Dog on the Moon).
Guest ‘quiz wizards’ Deb and Daina (of Magnetic Island Bootcamp fame) injected some hilarious new action-packed interludes with a number of ‘In it to win it’ games – ‘Suck it up’, ‘Elephant Balls’ and ‘Get forked’…
The night netted around $2500 for NQCC – and we thank all those who came along and took part.