Another World Cup related Picture Round, “Oh Mickey you’re so fine" and a Wild Card on a centenarian marathon runner. Quiz 322 was the usual mix of challenging questions and entertaining hecklers!
Following an absolutely glorious day we hoped the feel good factor from the tropical weather and the chance of a £330 plus Cash Prize might tempt a few extra teams out for our Monday night Quiz.
As we were nearing 9pm it was looking reasonable but once we started handing out the Quiz sheets half the audience left… they were only here for the World Cup footy! Never mind by the time top Colly Barmaid Gemma had got the entrance cash in we had 21 Quizzers in five teams playing for a pretty hefty £324 Cash Prize.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "Backing the after match parley". So (obviously) the Picture Round for Quiz 322 was World Cup 2018 Sponsors.
The teams were given a few minutes to survey the Picture Round whilst everyone got their refreshments in and settled down. We then started with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q03. Who wrote the famous fairy tale The Ugly Ducking in 1843?
Q09. What is the name of a form of collagen, obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish, which is used for making wine and beer clear?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to re-assess their answers before the Picture Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did reasonably well in the Pics Round but the confidently named That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please won the round with a maximum 12 points.
The General Knowledge Round proved a bit more perplexing. Rascal Ferrets were the most Generally Knowledgable on the night with the best score of 9 whilst DNF, who had extremely small handwriting, sneaked in second on eight (mainly because I couldn't actually read what their answers were!).
The combined scores gave us Rascal Ferrets and That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please as the joint leaders at this early stage with 19s and DNF along with Quizzed In My Pants! a close second tied on 18s.
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from Motown to Mickey…
Q13. What is Motown an abbreviation of?
Q19. In 1982 who sang the lyrics “Oh Mickey you’re so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey!”?
One hit wonders this week with a ten scored were Rascal Ferrets. The depleted The Nerdiest Podcast By Spontaneous Wrecks team (only two of the team had made it) scored an excellent nine to come second.
So going into the snack break Rascal Ferrets were in the lead with 29 closely followed by That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please on 27.
Next up was the round that can wreck a decent start, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q23. What wood are cricket stumps and bails traditionally made from?
Q27. Which country is hosting 2020 UEFA European Football Championship?
Victors in Sport this week with a 9 scored were That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please. Rascal Ferrets were a close second with eight and the rest managed sixes and fives.
The Sport scores gave us what looked a two horse race going into the final Film & TV Round. Rascal Ferrets were looking slight favourites on 37 but That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please were hot on their heels with 36 scored.
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q32. In Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, what does the price tag on the Mad Hatter's hat read?
Q36. In which 2017 scifi is the alien being given the nickname Calvin?
The winners of the the Film & TV round got a perfect 13 from 13, so leaders coming into the round Rascal Ferrets with ten scored had to be content with second place as That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please usurped them to win the nights Quiz with 49 points.
Our assembled teams gave the winners That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please a generous round of applause as top Colly barmaid Gemma approached the winners table with a choice of three envelopes. Richard had volunteered to draw and after a shuffle of envelopes, as requested, went for the middle. Richard eagerly opened the chosen envelope, withdrew the slip of paper from inside, unfolded it and announced… Beer Prize.
Unlucky! But That’ll Be £100 A Piece Please can take solace in the fact that it means next week they can come back and play for what could possibly be a Cash Prize of £350.
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 322 we had £21 in for the Wild Card Prize. The question was:
In the Sports Round we asked a question about the oldest Marathon Runner Fauja Singh who retired at the grand old age of 102 years old.
Fauja, known as the ‘Turbaned Tornado’ to his friends, travelled to Hong Kong in 2013 to run his final Marathon a 10K race around the streets of the city.
Our Wild Card Question tonight is in how many minutes and seconds did it take the 102 year old Turbaned Tornado to complete the Hong Kong Marathon in 2013?
The Wild Card Winner this week was Spontaneous Wrecks team member Hazel, who won her first ever Wild Card after three years of trying! Well done Hazel.
With that Quiz 322 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 a few more Teams) next week for Quiz 323 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £350 or more.
World Cup 2018 Sponsors: 1. Kia, 2. McDonald’s, 3. Visa, 4. Vivo, 5. Hisense, 6. Adidas, 7. Coca Cola, 8. Qatar Airlines, 9. Hyundai, 10. Wanda, 11. Budweiser, 12. Gazprom
Q03. Who wrote the famous fairy tale The Ugly Ducking in 1843? Hans Christian Andersen
Q09. What is the name of a form of collagen, obtained from the dried swim bladders of fish, which is used for making wine and beer clear? Isinglass
Q13. What is Motown an abbreviation of? Motor Town, the nickname of Detroit where this music originated??
Q19. In 1982 who sang the lyrics “Oh Mickey you’re so fine, you're so fine you blow my mind, hey Mickey!”? Toni Basil
Q23. What wood are cricket stumps and bails traditionally made from? English Ash
Q27. Which country is hosting 2020 UEFA European Football Championship? It’s not being hosted by one country, it’s to be played in 12 different countries across Europe to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the competition
Q32. In Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, what does the price tag on the Mad Hatter's hat read? 10/6
Q36. In which 2017 scifi is the alien being given the nickname Calvin? Life
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