Jokers and bribes but plenty of Charity. It was a tough Quiz but a highly entertaining night at Quiz 306 and we raised a fantastic total of £101 for Prostate Cancer UK.
After Quiz 305's massive Cash Prize win of £474 left just £24 in the pot, followed by a week of snowmaggedon we weren't too hopeful for a decent turnout for our Charity Quiz in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. How wrong we were… by kick off at 9pm the bar was packed, so jammed I lost my marking table again!
After top Colly Barman Chris had been out distributing the Answer Sheets and Picture Round we were over the moon as we had a new record Quiz attendance of 63 Quizzers in 13 teams. Champion turnout!
There was no clue for the Picture Round theme this week as we were kindly supplied with an entire Quiz Pack including Questions by the organisers of the World's Biggest Pub Quiz, Pub Aid, who were running quizzes all over the country between the 4th and 8th March. The Picture Quiz for our charity event was elements off drinks labels… 24 of them!
We gave our Quizzers the lowdown on the prizes… we had a bottle of craft Gin for the winners plus a chance to draw three envelopes for the Cash Prize of £24. There was a round of drinks at next weeks quiz for the team who came in second and for coming third a big bottle of Carva. We also had a big box of Quality Street for the Team with what we considered the best name.
As it was a Charity Quiz with the aim of collecting as much dosh as possible we also explained two ways you could 'enhance' your score during the night:
1. Play a Joker – The teams could play a Joker in any one round of the quiz where they would score double points.. but it would cost them £1 for every member of the team.
2. Bribe the Quiz Master – If a team member bought one of the quality Prostate Cancer UK badges for £1 that would give their score an additional point.
The teams were given a few minutes to dissect the Picture Round whilst everyone got their beverages in and settled down. We then kicked off our charity Quiz with the ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q03. Who is the Vice President of the United States?
Q09. What is the second most spoken language in the UK?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to review their answers before the Pics Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did very well in the Picture Round with Salmon Quizzing In The Yemen and Roger And Out the most drinks label knowledgeable on 21. A new team with the handle of Quiz On My Face did well 'coming' in second on 20 whilst The Hasty Puddings and Corrugated Custard managed joint third place with 17.
The General Knowledge Round proved a tad more challenging! Theresa May Eats Dead Children’s Skin (We Hate Tories) were politically charged with an excellent eight (including bribes) whilst Spontaneous Wrecks Are Very Sad Roger Bannister Has Died But He Had A Good Run For His Money! were runners up on seven. The rest of the teams had fives and below.
The combined scores gave us Roger And Out as the leaders at this early stage on 26 with several teams within a couple of points.
Following reading the first round scores out we decided the best Team Name should go to Corrugated Custard. Might not have got the most laughs but it was definitely the most inventive! The Corrugated Custard team won a big box of Quality Street, which they demolished over the course of the evening!
Next up we had a Music, Literature & Art Round. Here's two from the ten:
Q04. Which British pop group had three members with the surname Taylor, none of whom were related?
Q09. Who is the world's most translated author?
The delightfully named Theresa May Eats Dead Children’s Skin (We Hate Tories) played their Joker and won the round by some margin with 16 scored. Roger And Out, Spontaneous Wrecks and Roger J’s Barmy Army did well to come in second with sevens a piece whilst the rest had sixes and below.
So going into the snack break Theresa May Eats Dead Children’s Skin (We Hate Tories) were way out in the lead on 39 with Roger And Out on 33 and several other teams on 27 and below. Had the current leaders shot their bolt playing their Joker early?
Next up was an unusually titled Round… Hospitality, Food & Beverages! Here's a couple of tasters…
Q02: What is the name of the pub with the longest title in the UK?
Q06: What herb's oil flavours Earl Grey Tea?
Corrugated Custard, The Hasty Puddings and Quiz On My Face had all dived in with their Jokers for this round to come first, second and third respectively scoring 16, 14 and 10. Roger And Out with Can I Have A P Please Bob? did well without jokers to score nines.
These scores gave us an interesting top three going into the final Film, TV and Radio Round. Theresa May Eats Dead Children’s Skin (We Hate Tories) were well out in front on 47 whilst Corrugated Custard with Roger And Out five points behind on 42… but Roger And Out hadn't played their Joker and neither had Spontaneous Wrecks, seemingly well out of the equation on 35. Both teams went for it in this final round by playing their jokers.
Here's a couple of screeners from the round:
Q04: What was the name of the first James Bond film?
Q09: What was first launched by the BBC in November 1967 by the BBC?
Spontaneous Wrecks with a combination of the Joker and a few Prostate Cancer UK badge purchases smashed the final round with a huge 20 scored. That put them on a 55 total. Leaders coming into the round Theresa May Eats Dead Children’s Skin (We Hate Tories) had definitely shot their bolt early, coming in joint sixth (with Corrugated Custard) on five points to total 52 points. The really crafty team were Roger And Out, who using their Joker along with a couple of astute badge purchases managed a decent 14 in the round to come second and in the process pipped Spontaneous Wrecks to score 56 and win the nights Quiz!
So the final act of our Charity Quiz Night was the prize giving. Our teams gave up a round of applause for Theresa May Eats Dead Children’s Skin (We Hate Tories) who in third place won a big bottle of Carva. Last weeks £474 winners Spontaneous Wrecks in second spot got a round of drinks for the team at next weeks quiz and winners on the night, Roger And Out received a fab bottle of craft gin plus the chance to draw for the 'massive' £24 Cash Prize. Phil 'The Mac' was straight in, pulled the centre envelope from top Colly barmaid Gemma's choice of three and announced Cash Prize! Which the winners immediately donated into the pot for next weeks prize. How generous was that!
With that Quiz 306 was complete and after thanking everyone for turning out and wishing all our quizzers a safe journey home another highly entertaining evening was brought to a close.
We hope to see you all again next week for Quiz 307 where with a record turnout again we could be playing for £80 or more.
After counting up all the entrance money, bribes and Jokers we had raised a magnificent £101 for Prostate Cancer UK. Well done everyone who attended on the night!
Q03. Who is the Vice President of the United States? Mike Pence
Q09. What is the second most spoken language in the UK? Polish
Music, Art & Literature
Q04. Which British pop group had three members with the surname Taylor, none of whom were related? Duran Duran
Q09. Who is the world's most translated author? Agatha Christie
Hospitality, Food & Beverages
Q02: What is the name of the pub with the longest title in the UK? The Old Thirteenth Cheshire Astley Volunteer Rifleman Corps Inn in Staybridge
Q06: What herb's oil flavours Earl Grey Tea? Bergamot
Film, TV and Radio
Q04: What was the name of the first James Bond film? Dr No
Q09: What was first launched by the BBC in November 1967 by the BBC? The first local radio station, BBC Radio Leicester
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