This fall the tradition continued and Kent Quiz Night returned through the efforts of the Kent Memorial Library. The very popular and fun Kent Quiz Night was held on Saturday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m. at the Kent Firehouse, 28 Maple Street, Kent, CT. The firehouse has become one of the only places in town large enough to hold the 400+ competitors that flock to the event each year.
The Pub Quiz concept (also known as live trivia or table quizzes) was developed in the late 1970s by Sharon Burns and Tom Porter in the United Kingdom. The objective was to get people into pubs on quiet nights. The idea caught on and has been attracting teams ever since. The evening’s format is as follows: teams of 4 are formed of adults 18 years of age and above before the event.
The Quizmaster, Sarah Marshall, asked prewritten questions and judges marked points as each team answers. Steve Pener served as the Emcee for the evening’s festivities.
“It is a fun night that so many in town look forward to year after year. It’s competitive but also just a good time,” said Sarah Marshall, Co-Director of Children’s Services at the Library, prior to the event. “Having attended the Quiz Night for many years, I thought the Library could benefit from continuing the fun, and thought who better to plan and host the event, than the Kent Memorial Library!” she continued.
At the end of the evening, the highest scoring team was to win a $200 prize, but this year’s top winning team, The Underachievers, turned back the cash prize. The practice has become a tradition for the fundraising event.
Team registration was $50.00 per team of 4, or $60.00 at the door PLUS a bottle of wine. All proceeds went to the Kent Memorial Library. For more information call 860-927-3761.