What do you prefer in the morning? Happy Mondays and a Wild Card on Trekkin your way through a 49 DVD Box Set. Quiz 314 wasn't quite as busy as last week but was a whole lot of fun all the same!
After a sunny but cold final day of April we were hoping for another good turnout following last weeks decent 39. As we were nearing kick off it was looking hopeful. By the time Chris had been round with the Pic Round and the Answer Sheets the good news was we had 31 in which took the Cash Prize on offer to the life changing sum of £150.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "What do you prefer in the morning". Well? A cup of tea, coffee or a cereal of some kind? Well we might struggle to make a Picture Round out of tea or coffee but breakfast cereals…
The teams were given a few minutes to muse over the cereals Picture Round whilst everyone got their refreshments in and settled down. We then commenced the Quiz with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q03. On which Mediterranean Island did Halloumi cheese originate?
Q09. The novel Catriona is a sequel to which famous novel by the 19 century author Robert Louis Stevenson?
One of the questions in General Knowledge this week had a bonus point for naming the biggest member of the tit family in Britain… just try verifying what bird that might be by typing a search into Google!
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to check their answers before the Pics Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did pretty well in the Picture Round with The Holly Avenue Speed Donk Extravaganza, The Quiztal Maze and Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush scoring full marks.
The General Knowledge Round proved a bit more challenging but Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush and Boko Harambe were the most Generally Knowledgeable with 11s and 10s respectively.
The combined scores gave us Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush as the leaders at this early stage with 23 points scored whilst Boko Harambe were a close second on 21.
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from Sex On Fire to Happy Mondays…
Q12. Sex On Fire was which groups only ever UK number one single?
Q19. Who was the lead singer of The Happy Mondays and then Black Grape?
Three teams, Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush, The Holly Avenue Speed Donk Extravaganza and Nontaneous Wrecks were top tunes this week with tens a piece whilst the rest were eights and below.
So going into the snack break Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush consolidated their lead on 33, four points clear of The Holly Avenue Speed Donk Extravaganza and Boko Harambe on 29 with Sorry Theresa You Are Still An Effing Racist! in third with 28.
Next up was the round that can wreck a decent start, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q22. Which former sportsman released the autobiographies; My Side, My World and Both Feet on the Ground in the early 2000’s?
Q27. In terms of serving who is the odd tennis player out Greg Rusedski, Goran Ivanesivic, Bjorn Borg or John McEnroe?
Sorry Theresa You Are Still An Effing Racist! were Pole position in Sport this week with an excellent 12 scored. Leaders Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush were a close second on 11 with the rest on nines and below.
The Sport scores gave us what looked a foregone conclusion going into the final Film & TV Round. Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush were four points clear with 44. Sorry Theresa You Are Still An Effing Racist! could possibly pull it back on 40 but the rest were 37s at most and well off the pace.
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q33. Who directed the 2000 film Snatch?
Q40. What was the title of the early 1980s series which told the story of a group of women held prisoner by the Japanese in Sumatran POW camps?
Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush and Nontaneous Wrecks both got 12 of the 13 points available on the final round which gave our leaders an unassailable 56 points to win the quiz. Sorry Theresa You Are Still An Effing Racist! gave a good account of themselves to come in second in the round with 11 and runners up in the quiz with a very good score of 51.
Our assembled teams gave the winners Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush a wholehearted round of applause but both top Colly bar tenders were busy serving beers so I was given the task of giving the winners, Amber Gets The Bums Rush Over Wind Rush, team member Phil 'the power' the choice of three envelopes to choose their prize from. His team members were urging middle but Phil, the maverick that he is went to his left, slowly opened the envelope and withdrew the slip of paper from inside, unfolded it and announced… Food Vouchers. Team member Sarah opened the other two envelopes to verify the draw and guess what was in the middle envelope?
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) 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.
Top Colly Barmaid Gemma had quickly done the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 314 we had a decent (for a quid stake) £21 in for the Wild Card Prize. The question was:
In the Film & TV Round we asked a question about Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The second incarnation of the Star Trek series starred Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart and introduced us to several unforgettable characters such as Data the android who wanted to be human and Worf the super butch Klingon Security Officer.
The series started in 1987 and ran for seven full seasons with around 22, 45 minute episodes per season.
The Wild Card Question tonight is if you bought the Amazon Box Set, Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Full Journey with it’s 49 DVD Discs…how many Hours would it take you to watch the entire box set which includes a wealth of additional material including documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage?
The Wild Card Winner this week was a tie. Both Robin from the Rascal Ferrets and Jon from Spontaneous Wrecks had 125, the answer was 130 so we had a one dart dart off… but Robin could not be found? He must have got sick of the build up to the winning ticket and headed home, so regular quizzer Sarah volunteered on his behalf. Jon was quite happy with the arrangement, it was only one dart…
Jon being the gentleman that he is invited Sarah to go first. She stepped up to the oche and went and threw a double 19! Jon was up next, he went big aiming for the top of the board and missed completely, well that said he was fairly close to a double one. So the bar gave Sarah a round of applause as she accepted the £21 spoils on behalf of Robin who had also won Quiz 312s Wild Card… he's on a run!
With that Quiz 314 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 315 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £180 or more.
Cereals Picture Round: 1. Shreddies, 2. Sugar Puffs, 3. Cocoa Pops, 4. Corn Flakes, 5. Golden Nuggets, 6. Cheerios, 7. Golden Grahams, 8. Rice Krispies, 9. Special K, 10. Bran Flakes, 11. Shredded Wheat, 12. Cookie Crisps
Q03. On which Mediterranean Island did Halloumi cheese originate? Cyprus
Q09. The novel Catriona is a sequel to which famous novel by the 19 century author Robert Louis Stevenson? Kidnapped
Q12. Sex On Fire was which groups only ever UK number one single? Kings of Leon
Q19. Who was the lead singer of The Happy Mondays and then Black Grape? Shaun Ryder
Q22. Which former sportsman released the autobiographies; My Side, My World and Both Feet on the Ground in the early 2000’s? David Beckham
Q27. In terms of serving who is the odd tennis player out Greg Rusedski, Goran Ivanesivic, Bjorn Borg or John McEnroe? Borg, he’s the only right hander
Q33. Who directed the 2000 film Snatch? Guy Ritchie
Q30. What was the title of the early 1980s series which told the story of a group of women held prisoner by the Japanese in Sumatran POW camps? Tenko
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