For the first time in several weeks we had a rollover! There was £43 in the pot plus whatever was put in for quiz 110 so we were expecting £80+ up for grabs… but with no Heroes & Zeroes and no She & Him we didn't meet our expectations (hey guys, we missed you!). We still had eight teams and 31 eager quizzers though, all keen to try and win the £75 cash prize on offer.
We were a bit late in starting tonight but once the sheets were out we got underway around ten past nine. This weeks Picture Round was Sitcoms, the clue on the Quiz Preview was "comical setting, usually abbreviated" which most of our regular teams sussed. In fact The Hasty Puddings had been in the bar since three in the afternoon swotting up and they sounded well confident!
Whilst our teams contemplated the Sitcoms (loose term in some cases) Quiz Master John proceeded with the first ten questions on the usual General Knowledge.
Most of our teams did reasonably well in the Pics Round, the topically but possibly not the most tastefully named Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers got a 100% 12 followed by Next Stop Championship with an 11 and Too Long Too Dark Not Enough Beer Stops and High End on tens.
The General Knowledge wasn't quite as difficult as Quiz 109 but it still tested our teams. Top marks went to Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers who returned an eight and second place went to Too Long Too Dark Not Enough Beer Stops and The Hasty Puddings with sixes. Here's some of the harder? questions:
Q5 Ganymede is a satellite of which planet?
Q7 What sort of creature is a bongo?
Going into the Music Round we had Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers on 20 already four points ahead of the nearest competition Too Long Too Dark Not Enough Beer Stops on 16.
The Music Round had diverse questions from chainsaws to spacemen...
Q17 Which controversial rap star appeared at the 2001 Brit Awards with a mask and chainsaw?
Q19 Under the pseudonym of Apollo C Vermouth, Paul McCartney produced the single I’m the Urban Spaceman in 1968... who were the group?
Top pop pundits this week were, you've guessed it (they were flying tonight) Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers with an excellent 11, second with a very good ten we had High End.
So going into the break for snacks, beers (and smokes) we had Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers totally in control on 31, six ahead of second placed High End on 25. It looked like there was only going to be one winner tonight!
After the break and the delicious free snacks of Chilli and Lemon Potato Snacks, Bacon Rashers and American Bubble Chips we were into what's usually the toughest round of the Quiz… Sport.
Q26 In what sport might you catch a crab?
Q30 In which year did Aston Villa record their only European Cup win to date and for a bonus point who scored the goal in the 1-0 win over Bayern Munich?
It was suggested that Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers should declare after winning this round with a ten. 2 Pints 4 Idiots had managed a nine but Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers were now on 41 with the nearest challengers High End on 32, nine points ahead… in 110 Quizzes we don't think there has been a winning margin of this magnitude going into the final round.
So into the Film and TV Round and we had one team in it – everyone else was playing for second place.
Q33 In the 1972 disaster movie, The Poseidon Adventure, what is the Poseidon?
Q40 Near which village does Granny Dryden live?
For once Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers didn't win the round… they tied with Too Long Too Dark Not Enough Beer Stops on seven but won the quiz by an ultra impressive ten point margin from second placed High End.
Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers deserved their round of applause for their complete performance, we don't think there has been winning a margin of ten points in the quiz since we started in 2011. It was all down to team member Phil 'The Power' Mac to draw the winning envelope from the three on offer, he went right, he opened the envelope, drew out the slip of paper and announced "Cash Prize". Was this a perfect Quiz night for Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers or what?
The winning team immediately put £15 back in the pot for Quiz 111, what a generous bunch.
Next up the finale of Quiz 110, The Wild Card Question. To enter is just £1 per person and for that you get a little coloured Post-It, this week a nice dayglo yellow again (Freda must have scored for a job lot), on which to write the answer to a single question that John reads out. The answer is a number or a date and closest to it wins all the money that's been collected in. It's usually a very obscure question so it's more of an inspired guess than something you would actually know, and, as with all of the questions in The Colly Quiz, there is absolutely no Googling.
Chris had been busy getting The Wild Card entries following the prize winning draw and he returned to the bar with £27 in the pot for the answer closest to this (ridiculous?) question:
In the Film & TV Round the final question was "Near which village does Granny Dryden live?". Those who are Postman Pat fans would know the answer was Greendale.
Postman Pat first hit the TV screens in September 1981 and he drove his bright red van around Greendale delivering mail with his trusty black and white cat for the following 141 episodes until he was retired in December 2008.
The Wild Card Question tonight is if you power watched all of the episodes back to back how many hours and minutes of Postman Pat would you have watched?
Quiz Master John gave everyone a few minutes to write down their guesses before calling the Post-It's in. After making sure all entries were on his desk he announced that the answer we were looking for was in the thirties, so that meant everyone over 40 and under thirty were out. There were around five left in it and this week John didn't bother with the runners up he just went straight for the winning Post-It from the delightfully named Lee Cattermole Is A Twat – guess who? Richard from the winning team Vietnamese Air Traffic Controllers, who won the Wild Card for a second week in a row. He got a (jealous) round of applause from all in the bar as he again gratefully accepted his £27 prize from Chris. A good night all round for Richard… a £27 Wild Card win to add to his £15 share of the Quiz winnings, not bad for a couple of quid entry fee.
That was it Quiz 110 complete, John signed off with his usual Good Night and God Bless to a round of appreciative applause. It had been another excellent night, thanks to everyone who turned out we really appreciate your support for the Quiz and hope you return for Quiz 111.
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