Iconic Covers? Quadriffis? Making ‘hairy babies’ and a Wild Card on Tubby Bye Byes. Quiz 335 had an enthusiastic crowd who enjoyed the night but one team ran away with it.
After a pleasant bright November day, the fireworks started early! By six o'clock the skies above Newcastle were filled with glittering sparkles followed by loud bangs. We were hoping our teams wouldn't be too mesmerised by the fireworks and turn out for Quiz 335 with a paltry £10 in the pot!
As we were nearing 9pm it was looking okay, most tables had teams with some notable exceptions (Sarah?). We were short staffed so it was yours truly who ended up getting the cash in and once counted up we had 22 Quizzers, seven teams and £33 to play for. Well obviously the Quiz was a goer!
The clue for the Picture Round on the Quiz Preview this week was "October 13 2018". Well apart from being National No Bra Day (apparently according to one regular Quizzer) that date was also the first National Album Day. As part of that celebration the powers that be decided to have a touring exhibition of the 100 most Iconic Album Covers ever… so the Picture Round for Quiz 335 was a selection of those 100 most Iconic Album Covers.
The teams were given a few minutes to muse over the Albums Picture Round whilst everyone got their drinks in and settled down. We then got underway with our usual first ten questions on General Knowledge. Here's a couple of examples…
Q03. The title Prince of Orange is traditionally granted to the heir apparent of which country?
Q09. In 1987 which former MI5 officer and Assistant Director wrote the candid autobiography Spycatcher?
After the General Knowledge the Teams were given a bit of time to take another look at their answers before the Picture Round and Answer Sheet were called in for marking.
Most teams struggled with the Picture Round with sevens and below but Coming To A Town Near You In 2019: Scary Wrecks, Baby Wrecks, Ginger Wrecks & Spotty Wrecks (Spontaneous Wrecks) knew their long players and nailed it with a full on platinum 12 from 12, Refugee Ferrets were the closest to them in second with a nine.
The General Knowledge Round proved just as challenging but again Spontaneous Wrecks were on top form scoring 10 from the 12 available. Refugee Ferrets came in a game second on nine whilst Oh Flower Of Scotland ♬♪♯♪♮♫ and Yes I Am A Cat! managed sevens a piece to come third.
The combined scores obviously gave us Spontaneous Wrecks as the runaway leaders at this early stage with a massive 22 and Refugee Ferrets not too far off the pace on 18.
Next up, the Music Round and this week we had questions ranging from Rehab to Sabotage…
Q12. Who had a 2006 top ten UK hit single with the song Rehab?
Q19. In the mid nineties which New York trio had a UK top twenty hit with the powerful guitar based track Sabotage?
Chart toppers in music this week with an 11 scored were… Spontaneous Wrecks, on a roll tonight. Oh Flower Of Scotland ♬♪♯♪♮♫ were second with seven and the rest were sixes and below.
So going into the snack break Spontaneous Wrecks were miles in the lead with 33, nine ahead of the nearest competition Refugee Ferrets on 24.
Up next was the round that can put a spanner in the works. Sport. Here's a couple of samples…
Q25. In what sport can you perform a Ball Out, a Cat Twist and a Quadriffis?
Q29. In 2004 who became the second goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premiership after Peter Schmeichel in 2001?
Victorious winners in Sport this week were not Spontaneous Wrecks! Refugee Ferrets, Oh Flower Of Scotland ♬♪♯♪♮♫ and Yes I Am A Cat! were the trio of top scorers with sevens and our young couple Numpties proved they weren't by coming a close second in Sport with five.
The Sport scores gave us what looked a foregone conclusion approaching the final Film & TV Round. Spontaneous Wrecks were looking unbeatable going into what is usually their 'best' round on 37 points. Six behind and hoping for a miracle on 31 were Refugee Ferrets with the game Oh Flower Of Scotland ♬♪♯♪♮♫ outsiders on 28.
Here's a couple of Questions from the final round…
Q33. Who plays Freddie in the 2018 biographical drama Bohemian Rhapsody?
Q38. In the Father Ted episode Speed 3, which of the priests fills in as milkman after they get the regular milkman fired for making ‘hairy babies’ with the women of Craggy Island?
Well there was no miracle. Spontaneous Wrecks got every single question in Film & TV to win the Quiz by one of the biggest margins I can remember… a huge 14 points. Oh Flower Of Scotland ♬♪♯♪♮♫ came second in the round on eight and third on the night with 36 whilst a depleted Refugee Ferrets came third in Film & TV with seven but second in the Quiz with 36.
Our assembled teams gave the winners Spontaneous Wrecks an enthusiastic and well deserved round of applause for their display of top quizzing as team member Hazel approached the Quizmasters table to choose from three envelopes. She went to her right, confidently opened the envelope and withdrew the slip of paper from inside, unfolded it and announced… Cash Prize.
Unbelievable, the team that was renowned for drawing Food Vouchers, who we had jokingly named Food Voucher Sponsors, had now won the Quiz three times in a row and drawn the Cash Prize every time
Fair play to the winners Spontaneous Wrecks, they generously donated all of their winnings back into next weeks pot! So we kick off Quiz 336 with £33 and if we have a decent turnout will be playing for in the region of £60.
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.
Boss Freda quickly did the rounds getting the £1 entries in and for Quiz 335 we had a not wildly exiting but not to be sniffed at £16 in for the Wild Card Prize. The question was:
In the Film & TV Round we asked a question about the Teletubbies children's TV Show.
The show was conceived by Ragdoll Productions and started on BBC2 in 1997 with an episode called Ned's Bicycle which had a main storyline about a mysterious flag appearing in Tellytubbieland. The popular series then ran over four years until it was axed by the BBC in February 2001. Although it was rebooted in 2015.
The Wild Card Question tonight is how many episodes of the show were made until it was time for Tubby Bye Bye in 2001?
The Wild Card Winner this week was would you believe it, Hazel. The same Hazel that drew the Cash Prize for Quiz Winners Spontaneous Wrecks was on a roll winning just her second Wild Card ever. Her guess of 362 was just 3 off the answer of 365.
Our Wild Card booby prize winner tonight was Neil who with an outrageous guess of 1,450 was the second worst answer. Still for his pound stake he got a shot of some weird and wonderful spirit… which he did enjoy!
With that Quiz 335 was concluded and after thanking everyone for turning out and wishing all our quizzers a safe journey home another thrilling evening of Quiztastic Questions was brought to a close.
We hope to see you all again (and maybe a few more Teams) next week for Quiz 336 where with a decent turnout we could be playing for £60 or more.
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Annual Album Day’s most Iconic Covers 2018: 2010 The Klaxons 11, 2001 The Strokes 6, 1998 Massive Attack 12, 1994 Oasis 10, 1991 Primal Scream 3, 1988 The Pixies 8, 1982 Duran Duran 9, 1979 Joy Division 7, 1976 The Ramones 2, 1974 Kraftwerk 5, 1968 The Beatles 4, 1966 The 13th Floor Elevators 1
Q03. The title Prince of Orange is traditionally granted to the heir apparent of which country? The Netherlands
Q09. In 1987 which former MI5 officer and Assistant Director wrote the candid autobiography Spycatcher? Peter Wright
Q12. Who had a 2006 top ten UK hit single with the song Rehab? Amy Winehouse
Q19. In the mid nineties which New York trio had a UK top twenty hit with the powerful guitar based track Sabotage? The Beastie Boys
Q25. In what sport can you perform a Ball Out, a Cat Twist and a Quadriffis? They are all moves in Trampolining
Q29. In 2004 who became the second goalkeeper to score a goal in the Premiership after Peter Schmeichel in 2001? Brad Friedel for Blackburn against Charlton
Q33. Who plays Freddie in the 2018 biographical drama Bohemian Rhapsody? Rami Malek
Q38. In the Father Ted episode Speed 3, which of the priests fills in as milkman after they get the regular milkman fired for making ‘hairy babies’ with the women of Craggy Island? Father Dougal
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