Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies nets Mansfield Armchair Club’s annual sports quiz crown

The winning Hall-Fast team.
The winning Hall-Fast team.

A team representing Hall-Fast Industrial Supplies won this year’s Mansfield Armchair Club’s annual Question of Sport quiz.

The popular event, which took place at the Oakham Suite on Monday, sees firms from across Mansfield and Ashfield battle it out to become the top brains in sport.

This year’s competition was won by a team from Hall-Fast - led by owner Malcolm Hall - which came out on top in a 15-strong field.

Said Mr Hall: “The QofS evening was a really enjoyable night, and we were really proud to win this year’s event - and am looking forward to defending the title next year.”

Defending champions Andrew Saunders Insurance finished second, while Mortgage Zone came third.

The Armchair Club was founded in 1982 when a group of six businessmen got together to help raise and distribute financial support to the benefit of local sports people.

Sports stars who have been backed by the group include double Olympic gold medalist swimmer Rebecca Adlington, Ryder Cup golfer Oliver Wilson and Kirkby swimming brothers Ollie and Sam Hynd.

The winning team was made up of Malcolm Hall, Andrew Frogson, Andy Plant, Paul Nyland, Mark Stevenson, Mark Dowthwaite, Jon Smart, Colin Moir, Christopher Duncan, Bryan Steel, Damian Booker and Ashley Booker.