The election was not the only battle of national significance
taking place last week. On the eve of polling day, a far more gritty and
emotional struggle was taking place above a West End pub - the grand
final of the Two Ten Communications pub quiz tournament for PR
An initial field of 20 teams had been whittled down to two - Citigate
and Biss Lancaster - for the final shoot out. Citigate fielded Robert
Mitchelmore, Paddy Toyne Sewell, Kate Rowlands and Nick Lockwood, while
the Biss crew comprised Julian Christopher, Mary Stewart, Rosemary
Drummond and Katie Rees.
Both teams proved themselves to be alarmingly well informed on such
arcane subjects as the correct name for an otter’s tail (pole or
rudder), the list of suspects in the Jack the Ripper case, and the
previous week’s issue of PR Week.
But after eight closely fought and liberally lubricated rounds, the
Citigate team pulled away in the dying moments to clinch the trophy with
a mighty 56 points to Biss Lancaster’s 45.
Overwhelmed by their overall majority, the triumphant titans of trivia
were later seen to be drinking the liquid part of their prize from the
pewter part, in debauched scenes of hysterical celebration only
surpassed by Labour HQ the following night.