and the review is probably littered with errors! Brothers in arms, a record non-turnout and a Wild Card on Desert Island Discs. It was another mini crowd for Quiz 324 but those that were there enjoyed it… especially one team!
After another glorious week of summer the weather had clouded over a bit but we hoped that wouldn't deter our dedicated lot from turning out to play for a £360 plus Cash Prize. That is if one of the teams could manage to draw the right bloody envelope!
As we were nearing 9pm it was looking well sparse again. With the students away it's mainly the diehard Quizzers who are turning out at the moment, still never mind there was 15 up for a quiz, including a couple of new faces so it shortened each teams odds a canny bit.
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "Famously spent 14 weeks at the top 85/86". In the clues Famously usually indicates a celebrity person and 14 weeks at the top was a reference to the charts, which could mean singles or albums. However if the quizzers did their research in 1985/86 the most famous record to span the two years was Dire Straits Brothers In Arms… so what else could the Picture Round for Quiz 324 be but a selection of Famous Brothers.
The teams were given a few minutes to survey the siblings Picture Round whilst everyone got their beverages in and settled down. We then embarked upon the Quiz with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q02. In which English city would you find the National Railway Museum?
Q06. What is the name of the small, fragrant, pear-shaped citrus fruit, originating from Southeast Asia, which is used to flavour Early Grey tea?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to review their answers before the Pics Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams did pretty well in the Picture Round with Get On Your Bike Boris the most brotherly knowledgeable with 11 from 12 and Risk It For Scampi Fries with Rascal Ferrets recognising tens a piece.
The General Knowledge Round proved a tad more trying with three of our four getting nines.
The combined scores gave us Get On Your Bike Boris as the leaders at this early stage with 20 points and Rascal Ferrets a close second on 19.
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from Drakes to Funky Gibbons…
Q11. What’s the title of Drakes new album which went straight to number one in the charts last week?
Q13. In the 1970s which TV comedians got to number four in UK single charts with The Funky Gibbon?
Rascal Ferrets had the top tunes this week with a ten scored. The unusually briefly monickered Theresa May Wishes She Was In A Cave In Thailand (Spontaneous Wrecks) were close seconds with a nine.
So going into the snack break Rascal Ferrets were in the lead with 29 closely followed by Theresa May Wishes She Was In A Cave In Thailand (Spontaneous Wrecks) and Get On Your Bike Boris with 27s each.
Next up was the round that can scuttle a good start, Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q22. What kind of Winter Olympic event was the subject of the 2007 comedy film Blades of Glory?
Q28. Which European team reached the quarter finals of the 1990 football World Cup without actually winning a match?
Convincing winners in Sport this week with a ten scored, a new team to The Colly Quiz, Risk It For Scampi Fries, who with just two members were making a fist of it! Get On Your Bike Boris were second with eight.
The Sport scores gave us a very interesting top four going into the final Film & TV Round. All our teams were in with a shout for the £358 Cash Prize with just two points separating the lot!
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q33. In 2017 which musical won Seven Golden Globes, Six Oscars and five BAFTAs?
Q38. In Channel 4’s Comedy The Big Bang Theory what is the name of Penny’s long-term ex boyfriend who appears in series one and two?
Well it was a knocking bet, two points separating four teams was only going to end up one way. All four teams were separated by just one point in the final round but Get On Your Bike Boris and Rascal Ferrets had 11 whilst Risk It For Scampi Fries and Theresa May Wishes She Was In A Cave In Thailand (Spontaneous Wrecks) scored ten. Meaning it was Get On Your Bike Boris and Rascal Ferrets who were head to head in a Dart Off after finishing with 46 points a piece.
It was the best of six darts. Up for Get On Your Bike Boris we had Hodgie and for Rascal Ferrets Jay. After a quick toss Hodgie was up at the oche first. He was off to a flyer with a 12 followed by a 2 and 9, 23 scored. Jay went for the big numbers, missed, then scored a 20 and just missed double top. 20 total.
Hodgie was up again. A poor 3 was followed by 16, then a fortuitous double 7. 33 scored 56 total.
Jay needed 37 to win. First dart 5, second dart so close to a treble 20 but just the wrong side of the wire scoring five then a 20 to finish. 50 scored meant Hodgie had the Dart Off.
Our assembled teams gave the winners Get On Your Bike Boris an appreciative round of applause as top Colly barmaid Gemma approached the winners table with a choice of three envelopes. Hodgie had responsibility to draw following his magnificent Dart Off victory and he went middle. Slowly opened the envelope, withdrew the slip of paper from inside, unfolded it and announced… Cash Prize!
That was it, after 16?? weeks in the making the Cash Prize had eventually gone. Get On Your Bike Boris divvied up the spoils and then super generously donated £58 back into the pot for next weeks quiz. What a fab gesture.
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.
The lovely Gemma quickly did the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 324 we had £23 in for the Wild Card Prize. The question was:
In the Music Round we asked who currently presented Desert Island Discs on Radio 4. The answer is Kirsty Young who took over from Sue Lawley towards the end of 2006.
Kirsty's first guest was illustrator Quentin Blake and since then she has had a wide range of guests from the likes of Harvey Goldsmith to Kylie Minogue. In an interview with the Radio Times in 2017 she did admit that one of her favourite guests was David Attenborough who she described as "a total, pure delight".
Kirsty's latest Desert Island Discs show yesterday featured milliner Philip Treacy. The Wild Card Question tonight is how many guests has Kirsty Young now featured on Desert Island Discs since she took the role in 2006?
The Wild Card Winner this week was Cearon who with 492 was just five off the actual answer of 497. Our crowd gave Cearon a well deserved round of applause, not only for the Wild Card win but also for her and partner Stu's performance in the quiz. A total of 45 against our seasoned veterans joint 46 was an amazing score for a team of two!
With that Quiz 324 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 325 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £70 or more.
Famous Brothers Picture Round: 1. Jonas Brothers, 2. Ralf and Michael Schumacher, 3. Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez, 4. Liam and Noel Gallagher, 5. The Marx Brothers, 6. Tony and Rory Underwood, 7. Norris and Ross McWhirter, 8. Paul and Barry Elliot, 9. Matt and Luke Goss, 10. Frank and Ronald De Boer, 11. The Everly Brothers, 12. Joel and Ethan Coen
Q02. In which English city would you find the National Railway Museum? York
Q06. What is the name of the small, fragrant, pear-shaped citrus fruit, originating from Southeast Asia, which is used to flavour Early Grey tea? The Bergamot Orange
Q11. What’s the title of Drakes new album which went straight to number one in the charts last week? Scorpion
Q13. In the 1970s which TV comedians got to number four in UK single charts with The Funky Gibbon? The Goodies
Q22. What kind of Winter Olympic event was the subject of the 2007 comedy film Blades of Glory? Figure Skating
Q28. Which European team reached the quarter finals of the 1990 football World Cup without actually winning a match? The Republic Of Ireland
Q33. In 2017 which musical won Seven Golden Globes, Six Oscars and five BAFTAs? La La Land and Emma Stone plays Mia
Q38. In Channel 4’s Comedy The Big Bang Theory what is the name of Penny’s long-term ex boyfriend who appears in series one and two? Kurt
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