Origins? Wordy Will, The Cock of Corrie and a Wild Card on Bros Gibb. Quiz 311 was a canny night's entertainment but we are missing our student contingent!
If it had only been as nice a day as this last week for the Easter Bank Holiday we might have had a few more teams in. It had been a glorious Spring Day with sunshine and blue sky so we hoped that this had put our Quizzers in good fettle to turn out for Quiz 311.
The Cash Prize was a not so life changing £70 ish but as we were nearing 9pm it was looking okay, the back room was full and the front was filling up. By the time top Colly barmaid Gemma had done the rounds we had 23 people in seven teams taking the Cash Prize to £66. Quiztastic, game on.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "Who's your geography". Well the Who's was a deliberate misspell of How's because it was Who that we were looking for and the geography was required because it was the world map that was integral. The Picture Round for Quiz 311 was Origins, match the famous people to where they were born on the map.
The teams were given a few minutes to survey the Picture Round whilst everyone got their drinks in and settled down. We then got the Quiz underway with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q02. Who is responsible for adding around 1,700 words including swagger, puke and gossip, into the English language?
Q06. What is the maximum speed allowed on the German autobahn?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to re-assess their answers before the Pics Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did pretty well in the Pics Round with three, Thatcher’s Stroke, Four Fanny Drums and Spontaneous Wrecks: Proud Sponsors Of The Bruce Willis Dildo (For Full Explanation Download The Latest Nerdfest UK Podcast) scoring full marks.
The General Knowledge Round proved bit more challenging for most but a lone Quizzer, Eifell Hated The French Rugby Team, looked a player by scoring a maximum 12 points.
The combined scores gave us Four Fanny Drums as the leaders at this early stage on 23 with Thatcher’s Stroke and Spontaneous Wrecks on 22 followed by a 21 for Eric You Require Double Six, Hang On Make That Deep Six (our regular team of Richard, Sarah and associates never fail to find some unfortunate dead celeb to make a team name out of!).
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from High Flying Birds to Drake…
Q11. Which of the Gallagher brothers formed the High Flying Birds in 2010?
Q14. What song by Canadian rapper Drake is the biggest selling single of 2018 so far?
Spontaneous Wrecks were straight in at number one this week with an 11 scored. Four Fanny Drums came a close second on 10 whilst Eric You Require Double Six, Hang On Make That Deep Six scored third place with nine.
So going into the snack break Spontaneous Wrecks and Four Fanny Drums were sharing the lead on 33 with Eric You Require Double Six, Hang On Make That Deep Six three points in arrears in second on 30.
Next up was the round that can scuttle a good start, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q22. In tennis the Grand Slam consists of four two week tournaments played on how many different continents?
Q27. What goes to the FA Cup Final every year but never gets used?
Four Fanny Drums, Eric You Require Double Six, Hang On Make That Deep Six, Thatcher’s Stroke and Flying Monkeys were jointly victorious in Sport this week with nines. Spontaneous Wrecks rolled in a close second on eight.
The Sport scores gave us an interesting top two going into the final Film & TV Round. Four Fanny Drums were a point to the good on 42 but Spontaneous Wrecks were on their tails with 41… and Spontaneous Wrecks are renowned for nailing the final round. Could Four Fanny Drums hold their lead?
Here's a couple of Questions from Film & TV…
Q34. In which 2012 sci-fi movie did Barbados born singer Rihanna make her film debut?
Q37. Which member of the Coronation Street cast admitted in 2012 that he’d had sex with so many women, he’d earned the nickname “Cock” from other members of the show?
Well would you believe it, three teams tied in first place for Film & TV with 11s a piece. Spontaneous Wrecks, which we would expect, Flying Monkeys (well done guys!) and… Four Fanny Drums. This meant Four Fanny Drums maintained their one point advantage over Spontaneous Wrecks to win their first Colly Quiz with 53 scored.
Our assembled Teams gave the new winners a well deserved round of applause as we gave team member Ian the usual choice of three envelopes, he was bold, went straight for the envelope to his right and withdrew the slip of paper. After slowly unfolding it he announced… Beers! Unlucky guys, tremendous result. We hope you continue to play next week were we could be playing for £100 plus… remember the first win is always the most difficult.
Up next was the usual Wild Card Question to finish the night. The Wild Card is just a single question with an obscure numerical answer, so it's basically a guess. Everyone who wants a go pays a pound (or £2 if they want a couple of goes etc) and whoever gets closest to the answer gets all the money in the pot. Our biggest Wild Card winner to date is Mike H who scored for a massive £61 in Quiz 177.
Our top Colly Barmaid Gemma quickly did the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 311 we had £20 in for the Wild Card Prize. The question was:
In the Music Round we had a question about the Gibb brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice, collectively known as the Bee Gees.
The trio were a popular act in the 1960s and 70's but became mega successful following their involvement with the soundtrack to the 1970s blockbuster movie Saturday Night Fever.
Between 1967 and 2001 the trio had hit after hit, charting in the top 40 with 38 singles and reaching number one five times with classic tunes such as Massachusetts, Tragedy and You Win Again.
The Wild Card Question tonight is how many weeks in total during their entire 34 year career did the Bee Gees have a hit single in the top ten of the UK Charts?
The Wild Card Winner this week with a guess of 91 (which just happened to be the exact answer) was Duncan from guess who, our winners Four Fanny Drums. As the saying goes you wait for a bus…
With that Quiz 311 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 (and maybe a few more Teams) next week for Quiz 312 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £100 or more.
Origins Picture Round: 8. Mohamed Salah – Gharbia, Egypt. 10. Charlize Theron – Benoni, Gauteng, South Africa. 3. Ryan Reynolds – Vancouver, Canada. 5. Sonequa Martin Green – Russellville, Alabama, United States. 6. Anthony Quinn – Chihuahua, Mexico. 9. Rihanna – Bridgetown, Barbados. 1. Bjork – Reykjavik, Iceland. 4. Nikolaj Coster Waldau – Rudkøbing, Denmark. 2. Maria Sharapova – Nyagan, Russia. 11. Sergio Aguero – Buenos Aires, Argentina. 12. Cate Blanchett – Melbourne, Australia. 7. Ronaldo – Funchal, Madiera.
Q02. Who is responsible for adding around 1,700 words including swagger, puke and gossip, into the English language? William Shakespeare
Q06. What is the maximum speed allowed on the German autobahn? There is no enforced limit
Q11. Which of the Gallagher brothers formed the High Flying Birds in 2010? Noel
Q14. What song by Canadian rapper Drake is the biggest selling single of 2018 so far? God’s Plan
Q22. In tennis the Grand Slam consists of four two week tournaments played on how many different continents? Three... Australia, Europe and America
Q27. What goes to the FA Cup Final every year but never gets used? The Losers Cup Ribbons
Q34. In which 2012 sci-fi movie did Barbados born singer Rihanna make her film debut? Battleship
Q37. Which member of the Coronation Street cast admitted in 2012 that he’d had sex with so many women, he’d earned the nickname “Cock” from other members of the show? Bill ‘The Cock’ Roache (Ken Barlow)
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