What really happened behind the scenes at Trivia with a twist

by PeakCare Qld on 19th November 2015

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The winner of the Trivia with a Twist competition hosted by PeakCare on 17th November was – drum roll please – Boystown.  First runner-up was Mercy Community Care and third place was awarded to CREATE.  This outcome was marred by controversy as another non-government organisation’s team (which shall remain nameless even though those who were there know all too well who they are!) was romping in for the win, but the Family and Child Commission’s team elected to exercise certain powers to disqualify this organisation for various reasons, supported by the Queensland Police Service.

In what turned out to be a wise decision, the Queensland Police Service team was authorised to issue on-the-spot fines and penalise teams for a range of misdemeanours and, very sadly, felt the need to do so in relation to a number of teams.  Misdemeanours ranged from score tampering through to dobbing through to, worst of all, attempts to unduly influence the ‘quiz master’.  PeakCare has felt obliged to report some of the especially bad behaviour to chief executive officers including the Director-General of the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services, but has suggested that sufficient punishment was already administered on the night and we have recommended that they pursue no further internal disciplinary action in relation to certain individuals unless they really want to.  (Juliann and Kylie, you must be feeling a great sense of relief now that you know of this recommendation – please note that only your first names have been included in this article in order to retain your anonymity).

Our thanks are extended to the Queensland Police Service for their judicious exercise of the onerous responsibilities they were assigned.  Thank you also for the heads-up on a question that could very well make its way into next year’s Trivia with a Twist competition.  We’ll say no more about that apart from, ‘Erik Estrada’.

Thank you to all the teams that participated and the spirit of fun you brought to this event.  PeakCare will carefully consider your requests for this to be turned into an annual event.  A quick message to Rob Ryan and Key Assets  – Life Without Barriers was given a whooping! 

 

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