Brand recognition, kilted singers and a Wild Card on a couple of lads who had opportunities and made lots of money! Quiz 317 was another cosy affair but a decent night out for a Monday!
After another fabulously sunny Monday we hoped our Quizzers would be in good spirits and join us at the Quiz to play for a potential £220 plus.
As we were nearing 9pm it was looking pretty sparse to say the least. We had a couple of teams in the back room and a couple of teams in the bar area! It was touch and go whether the Quiz would go ahead but we thought at least these guys have bothered to turnout… so we decided to give it a go. Chris did the rounds and we had 19 quizzers in five teams, not quite the worst turnout ever, which bumped the Cash Prize to a well decent £212.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "Zara Pampers Philips Caterpillar". Each of these words are well known brands and the clue was we bolded up the initial characters… so Quiz 317s Picture Round was can you recognise the well known brand from just the initial letter of the logo?
The teams were given a few minutes to browse the brand initials Picture Round whilst everyone got their drinks in and settled down. We then launched into the Quiz with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q02. Shiitake, oyster and champignon are all types of what?
Q07. What digital pet, popular in the 1990s was an egg-shaped computer toy that could be fed, cleaned and played with?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to re-examine their answers before the Pics Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did very well in the Pics Round with all but one of the five getting 100%.
The General Knowledge Round proved a little more taxing for most but The 3 Degrees scored an excellent 12 whilst Grandad’s Gone Walkabout, R Sole A Mio and the usually overly verbose Spontaneous Wrecks Are Glad Trump Wasn’t Invited For The Wedding, So The Bride Wasn’t Upstaged By An Enormous Arse Like Last Time! all managed 11.
The combined scores gave us The 3 Degrees as the leaders at this early stage with 24. Grandad’s Gone Walkabout, R Sole A Mio and Spontaneous Wrecks were all a close second on 23.
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from Pomp and Circumstance to Donald, Where’s Your Troosers?
Q16. Which English composer wrote the Pomp and Circumstance marches?
Q19. What kilted singer asked Donald, Where’s Your Troosers in 1961?
Grandad’s Gone Walkabout, R Sole A Mio and Spontaneous Wrecks were joint one hit wonders this week with a nine scored. The 3 Degrees and Ha Ha Merlot came in at number two with sevens a piece.
So going into the snack break Grandad’s Gone Walkabout, R Sole A Mio and Spontaneous Wrecks were joint leaders with 32 closely followed by The 3 Degrees on 31.
Next up was the round that can make or break a good score, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q23. Who was manager of Wimbledon when they won the 1988 FA Cup?
Q27. What boxing champion had the nickname The Real Deal?
Grandad’s Gone Walkabout were Championees in Sport this week with a 10 scored. Spontaneous Wrecks and Ha Ha Merlot were a close second with nines.
The Sport scores gave us what looked a potential Dart Off going into the final Film & TV Round. Grandad’s Gone Walkabout were in the lead with 42 but Spontaneous Wrecks were a close second on 41 and R Sole A Mio were only a couple of points off the pace on 40.
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q32. In what classic 1980s movie are the two lead characters called Manny Ribera and Tony Montana?
Q35. Which former Eastender played Miss Brahms in the 1970s comedy series Are You Being Served?
So who out of the leading three would triumph in the Film & TV Round? Grandad’s Gone Walkabout got a 12, Spontaneous Wrecks got a 12 and R Sole A Mio also got a 12. So it was as you were! Grandad’s Gone Walkabout won the nights Quiz and the chance to draw for the £212 Cash.
Our assembled teams gave the winners Grandad’s Gone Walkabout a generous round of applause as top Colly barmaid Gemma approached the winners table with a choice of three envelopes. Aileen had volunteered to draw and went for the middle option, slowly opened the envelope and withdrew the slip of paper from inside, she unfolded it and announced… would you believe it, Food Vouchers!
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.
Barman Chris had done the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 317 we had a pathetic £11 in for the Wild Card Prize… not wanting to break the record for the lowest ever Wild Card we cajoled everyone in the bar to have a go (or another go) and after a bit of gentle persuasion we had a half decent £18 to win. The question was:
In the Music Round we asked what duo Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe were better known as in the 1980s, it was of course The Pet Shop Boys.
The pair were very successful with their catchy synth pop style and since their first single West End Girls, which went to number one in 1985, they have had 47 singles and spent a total of 263 weeks in the top 75 of the UK Singles Charts.
The Wild Card Question tonight is of those 263 weeks in the Top 75 how many weeks did they spend in the Top Ten?
The Wild Card Winner this week was Robin H, who's on a bit of a lucky streak (it's his third win in the last five or so weeks). His answer of 63 was closest to the actual answer of 67 (according to the Official Singles Charts).
With that Quiz 317 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 lot more Teams) next week for Quiz 318 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £240 or more.
Brand Recognition Picture Round: 1. Sky, 2. Adidas, 3. Cadbury, 4. KFC, 5. BBC, 6. IBM, 7. Fila, 8. Ford, 9. Disney, 10. Carlsberg, 11. Netflix, 12. Google
Q02. Shiitake, oyster and champignon are all types of what? Edible mushroom
Q07. What digital pet, popular in the 1990s was an egg-shaped computer toy that could be fed, cleaned and played with? Tamagotchi
Q16. Which English composer wrote the Pomp and Circumstance marches? Edward Elgar
Q19. What kilted singer asked Donald, Where’s Your Troosers in 1961? Andy Stewart
Q23. Who was manager of Wimbledon when they won the 1988 FA Cup? Bobby Gould
Q27. What boxing champion had the nickname The Real Deal? Evander Holyfield
Q32. In what classic 1980s movie are the two lead characters called Manny Ribera and Tony Montana? Scarface
Q35. Which former Eastender played Miss Brahms in the 1970s comedy series Are You Being Served? Wendy Richard
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