It was a cracking turnout of 29 for last weeks Quiz 190, especially considering we had no rollover and the weather was awful.
The Hasty Puddings were on form for the third week running going into an early lead but Spontaneous Wrecks Has Lost It’s Member And Is Drooping had a belting Music Round and took the lead for the rest of the Quiz.
The final round had five teams in contention The Hasty Puddings, Dead Broadcasters Society, Frankie Goes To Collywood and Prince Ferrets On Major Vibes but in a nail biting finale it was Spontaneous Wrecks Has Lost It’s Member And Is Drooping who held their nerve and won the Quiz by two points.
Our winners then drew the Beers so that means there is £29 in the rollover this week so a decent turnout on Monday could see us playing for a potential Cash Prize of £60 plus. There's also the Food Vouchers or Beers to be won and as we keep saying it's not the prize that counts in The Colly Quiz it's the prestige of winning the longest running and best Quiz in Jesmond!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round* (The clue this week is "Я хотел бы научить мир петь"). Following the Pics we then have four themed rounds of General Knowledge, Music, Sport and Film and TV with a five minute break for the free snacks and topping up drinks after round two.
The winners of the nights Quiz choose from three envelopes that contain either the cash prize, food vouchers or a case of drinks. If the cash isn't drawn it rolls over to the next weeks Quiz, the biggest cash prize to date is £317 won by Hand Over The Cash Michaela 25/03/13 in Quiz 63.
After the Quiz we have a Wild Card Question which anyone in the bar can join in for a quid (or if you want two goes it's £2, three £3 etc). It's one obscure question where we are looking for a number or date and the nearest to the actual answer gets the whole pot of money taken on the night. We had a decent £30 Cash Prize for the Quiz 190 Wild Card and there were two very close answers, Richard N and Rob. Both have won the Wild Card a few times before but this week it was Rob who was celebrating pipping Richard to a £30 windfall. Our biggest Wild Card winner to date is Mike H who scored for a massive £61 in Quiz 177.
Come and join us for The Colly Quiz, it's a cracking Monday night out and as Rob will tell you, even if you don't win the main Quiz it's always worth putting a quid for the Wild Card question!
*If you would like to give us an idea for an interesting Picture Round feel free, we are always looking for new subjects. Send us an Email, Tweet or add your idea to the comment box below.