WC Golden Boots, bands named after ganja and the not so dull Deirdre. Following on from a bit of a stuttering England opening World Cup performance Quiz 321 was much more entertaining!
It had been a tense day, it was England's first game in the 2018 World Cup. We had the game on live and there were a few in who were hopefully staying for the Quiz. England started well, then disappointed as usual but eventually managed a last minute 2-1 victory over the mighty Tunisia.
As we were nearing 9pm it was looking good, most of our England supporters stayed and by the time top Colly Barmaid Gemma had done the rounds we had a decent turnout of 33 Quizzers in seven Teams which took our Cash Prize to a fabulous £303.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "Every four years the best gets one of a pair". So topically the Picture Round for Quiz 321 was World Cup Golden boot Winners.
The teams were given a few minutes to ponder the Picture Round whilst everyone got more drinks in and settled down. We then began with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q02. In the 1970s we had a cultural phenomenon called CB Radio... what does the acronym CB stand for?
Q08. What small mammals collective noun is a labour?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to scrutinise their answers before the Pics Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did pretty well in the Pics Round with four scoring managing full marks.
The General Knowledge Round proved a bit more demanding. Rascal Ferrets and Spontaneous Wrecks Presents Nerdfest, The Best Podcast (Because Jon Isn’t Here To Provide A Longer Title!) both scored a not too convincing eight whilst the rest of the Teams got sevens to fives.
The combined scores gave us Rascal Ferrets as the leaders at this early stage with 20 and Neil & The Hot Rods with Dirty Dead a close second with 19s a piece.
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from Australian singers to Californian Punk Bands…
Q13. Which Australian singer featured in David Guetta’s 2012 UK number one Titanium?
Q16. Which Californian Punk Bands name is an American reference to spending a day smoking weed?
Chart toppers this week with an excellent 11 from 12 scored were Rascal Ferrets. Dirty Dead scored a decent 11 for second.
So going into the snack break Rascal Ferrets were in the lead with 31, followed by Dirty Dead on 29 and Neil & The Hot Rods on 28.
Next up was the round that can turn a good Quiz bad, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q23. In cricket what does the term dolly mean?
Q28. Who won the golden boot at the 1966 World Cup?
Rascal Ferrets with Neil & The Hot Rods were joint Champions in Sport this week scoring 11s each.
The Sport scores gave us an interesting top three going into the final Film & TV Round. Rascal Ferrets were looking favourites on 42 but waiting in the wings with an outside chance were Neil & The Hot Rods and Dirty Dead on 39 and 38 respectively.
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q33. In the late 1950s TV series what was Casey Jones job?
Q38. ‘Five good reasons to stay single’ is a tagline to which 1994 comedy romance?
Three Teams tied the Film & TV Round with tens; Dirty Dead, Spontaneous Wrecks and crucially… Rascal Ferrets. So with a comfortable win in the end Rascal Ferrets on 52 were four points ahead of their nearest rivals.
Our assembled teams gave the winners an enthusiastic round of applause as top Colly barman Chris approached the winners corner with a choice of three envelopes. Rob had volunteered to draw and went for the right envelope, the teams consensus, he slowly opened it, withdrew the slip of paper inside, unfolded it and disappointed announced… Food Vouchers!
Unlucky Rob. Team member Jay did say he advocated middle again and low and behold that was the Cash Prize.
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.
Gemma quickly did the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 321 we had a reasonable £25 in for the Wild Card Prize. The question was:
In the film and TV round we asked who played Deirdre Barlow in the TV Soap Coronation Street. The answer was Anne Kirkbride.
Anne played the not so dull Deirdre for 42 years before retiring in 2014 she and was a central character in the street with several key storylines over the years. Deirdre even made national news in 1998 when she was falsely imprisoned for fraud. This storyline caused such national outrage it prompted then PM Tony Blair to ask the Home Secretary to look into the case!
The Wild Card Question tonight is over those 42 years what was the highest number of episodes Deirdre appeared in during one calendar year?
The Wild Card Winner this week had two entries, both winners! Top Colly Barman Chris went 111 and 123. The actual answer was 118, so well done Chris who won the Wild Card for only his second time in six years of trying.
With that Quiz 321 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 hopefully even more Teams) next week for Quiz 322 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £330 or more.
Golden Boot Winners: 1970 – Gerd Muller 12, 1974 – Grzegorz Lato 2, 1978 – Mario Kempes 9, 1982 – Paolo Rossi 4, 1986 – Gary Lineker 3, 1990 – Salvator Schillachi 7, 1994 – Hristo Stoichkov 6, 1998 – Davor Suker 1, 2002 – Ronaldo 8, 2006 – Miroslav Klose 5, 2010 – Diego Forlan 11, 2014 – James Rodriguez 10
Q02. In the 1970s we had a cultural phenomenon called CB Radio... what does the acronym CB stand for? Citizens’ Band
Q08. What small mammals collective noun is a labour? The mole
Q13. Which Australian singer featured in David Guetta’s 2012 UK number one Titanium? Sia
Q16. Which Californian Punk Bands name is an American reference to spending a day smoking weed? Green Day
Q23. In cricket what does the term dolly mean? An easy catch
Q28. Who won the golden boot at the 1966 World Cup? Eusebio
Q33. In the late 1950s TV series what was Casey Jones job? A train driver
Q38. ‘Five good reasons to stay single’ is a tagline to which 1994 comedy romance? Four Weddings and a Funeral
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