Over 100 tax professionals from a wide range of organisations converged and crammed into Cornhill’s Pitcher & Piano on Wednesday night (11th November) to take part in Morgan McKinley’s Annual Tax Client Pub Quiz event.
As ever, the beer and wine was flowing and we hope a great time was had by all. Contrary to suggestions by some of my colleagues (and myself) that this was the hardest quiz set to date, it seemed to have been pitched at the right level and there were some impressive performances on the night. Ultimately however 3 teams pulled away from the pack, managing to accumulate over 100 points from a possible 127 (by my calculations)...
The final standings were as follows:
|1st||112 points||Winning Isn't Everything|
|2nd||109 points||Into the Red Team|
|3rd||108 points*||PWC IMAPy|
|4th||95 points||Tequila Mockingbird|
|6th||89.5 points||The Partnership|
|7th=||88 points ||BP|
|7th=||88 points||Made in Canary Wharf|
|9th=||87 points* ||Higgo is a Ringer|
|9th=||87 points||Talking Bull|
|11th||85.5 points ||Game of Phones|
|12th||84 points***||XL Champagne Supernovas|
|13th||83 points***||The Taxidermists|
|14th||80 points||Jammy Tax Dodgers|
|15th||79.5 points*||Herbies Fully Loaded|
|16th||69.5 points||The Blue Eagles|
|17th||69 points||Lime Street Lemons|
*2 points deducted for extra team member
[5/3/1] Bonus points from the cracker round
Congratulations to all the teams involved but most of all to RBS’ “Winning Isn’t Everything” who, with an eye-watering 112 points, managed to regain their crown from last year’s champions “PWC IMAPy”. Well done to you all - the £50 meal vouchers will be winging their way out to you and your team shortly. The Shield will follow just as soon as we have had it engraved. I dropped by the Walkie Talkie on Thursday to drop off the Champagne prizes for the runners-up “Into the Red” who departed just before the final scores were in and pipped IMAPy once the points deductions were taken into account.
A few more things to wrap up from the night itself:
The winner of the business card drop, drawn out on Thursday morning, was Chris Davies from Sony. Sophie will be in contact to arrange delivery of your prize. The winners of this year’s cracker round were BP – thanks to all of you who volunteered (or were volunteered) to take part – there are some great pictures of the cracker eating contest and indeed the whole night on our website.
Finally, one more great big thanks to everyone for their generosity in buying tickets to the raffle. We managed to raise well over £300 on the night for Morgan McKinley’s nominated charity the Bliss Foundation, which I'm sure you will agree is an excellent cause.
All in all, we feel the night was a great success and we enjoyed running it as always. It was great to catch up with so many of you there and we are looking forward to seeing many of you at the next installment!
If you have any comments on the night please feel free to comment below, otherwise thanks once again for coming.