Back of the net! Swindon quiz team scoop top prize in national competition

By Ben Fitzgerald - 14 June 2018


A team of four sports obsessives are celebrating after beating all comers to secure victory in the Greene King 2018 sports quiz.

Pals Tim Westcott, Bob Livingstone, Brian Strickland and Chris Pearson, who go by the quiz team name The Old Firm and the Ref, managed to secure a place at the national Grand Finals in Bristol - hosted by former Swindon Town player and TV pundit Chris Kamara.

Tim Westcott explained: “We were up against 32 other teams so we were pretty lucky to get through - we’re absolutely delighted. There were some pretty hard questions, including one where you had to think of the connection that linked the answers. Luckily we’re pretty good at listening to each other and when one of us is sure about an answer, we will go with their judgement.”

The players, who meet at The Harvey pub in West Swindon and regularly take part the pub's quiz nights, will share a £5,000 prize.


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