The common interest of all "Masterminders" is of course, quizzes.
So it was only natural that The Club should hold its own in-house quiz. A trophy was created and, originally being in the likeness of Magnus Magnusson, named "The Magnum" to be competed for at the Club's annual function.
The competition consists of two preliminary written rounds. These are published in PASS.
The nine top scorers present after the preliminary round then qualify for the "live" final, held after the annual dinner.
Until 2005 (with the exception of 2000) Magnus Magnusson acted as question master for the final. Then President Tony Dart stepped into the breach in 2000 and has carried out the questioning since 2006.
The questions for the final were set by Gerald MacKenzie until 2001 (except in 2000) and since then by Gavin Fuller
Ten times winner Kevin Ashman with the "Magnum" trophy
The Mugnum is a quiz with the questions being set by members attending the function.
The traditional prize is a mug. However since 2001 a piece of Venetian glass mounted on a wooden base, has also been awarded to the winner.
The trophy was presented to the club by Peter Chitty, a 1987 contender. Peter served the Club for many years as Membership Secretary, until his death in 2011.