For most of the year, petrophysicists in Aberdeen concentrate on solving Archie’s equation to derive water saturation, etc.; but in late November, their laser sharp minds turn to a different challenge………the AFES Quiz Night in aid of the A.R.C.H.I.E Foundation and answering questions such as “What colours make up the Olympic rings?” or “What is Winnie-the-Pooh’s real name?” For one night they forget all about “m” & “n” and try to remember which was Roger Moore’s first Bond film, or the difference between Pecan Pie and a Bakewell Tart! And all this is against the clock and against teams of determined and crafty colleagues.
The connection between AFES and ARCHIE has developed over the last 20 years. The first quiz night in 2001 was held at Aberdeen University and was planned as a one off Xmas event. At that time, fund raising for the new Aberdeen Royal Children’s Hospital was in full swing, so it was natural for AFES to join in ….and have some fun!
The first quiz was such a success, it was decided to have a second quiz night the following year. And the rest as they say is history.
The quiz has followed a similar format since the start and is based on the popular pub quizzes found around the world. Teams of up to 5 answer questions on a variety of subjects, including History, Geography, Literature, Sports, and General Knowledge. There is always a Picture round of past and present celebrities and the ever popular Music round.
The AFES Quiz Night has become a fixture in the Aberdeen Xmas season and since 2001 we have managed to raise over £30000 which has been donated to the ARCHIE Foundation.
In late 2018 and into 2019, AFES raised £1000 through ticket sales and sponsorship by various operators and service companies – a great total in testing times for the industry. This was donated to Archie at the annual Devex conference, May 7th 2019.
More recently, AFES donated £1000 to Archie, and this was donated (due to ongoing CV19 issues) during the web based technical talk on 11th November 2020