Rotary members get their thinking hats on for Mastermind event

David King - Ipswich Rotary Mastermind 2014
District Governor Elect Dorothy Pulsford-Harris pres

David King - Ipswich Rotary Mastermind 2014 District Governor Elect Dorothy Pulsford-Harris presents the inaugural Mastermind bowl to David King, then President of Ipswich Orwell Rotary Club. Davids specialist subject was The Morse Novels of Colin Dexter - Credit: Archant

Four Ipswich clubs to compete in second Ipswich event

Representatives of the four Ipswich Rotary clubs are preparing to compete, head-to-head, in the second Ipswich Rotary Mastermind competition.

The event, organised by the Rotary Club of Ipswich Orwell, takes place at the St Raphael Club, Ipswich on Wednesday July 29.

The first Mastermind event last year saw the four clubs, Ipswich Rotary Club, Ipswich Orwell Rotary Club, Ipswich East Rotary Club and Ipswich Wolsey Rotary Club take part.

In a hard-fought competition, David King of Ipswich Orwell, (specialist subject the Inspector Morse novels), took the trophy.

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He will be on hand to present the trophy to his successor on Wednesday July 29.

This year’s event on 29 July, run on the same lines as the television version will feature contestants from the four Ipswich Rotary Clubs, namely Trevor Harris (Orwell) on ‘the Abdication of Edward VIII, David Pearman (East) on ‘The life & times of Elvis Presley’, John Norman (Ipswich) on ‘Ipswich 1800-1900’ and David Knowles (Wolsey) on ‘Inorganic chemistry’.

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Another close encounter is anticipated at The St Raphael Club, Highfield Approach, Ipswich IP1 6DA at 8.00pm.

The big black chair awaits.

Proceeds are for the Ipswich Orwell club Brooks House project.

Tickets are £12.50 in advance, to include refreshments and a glass of wine.

For more information or to book tickets contact organiser Russell Leeburn on 01473 254227 or email:

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