It was another limited but very eager turnout for Quiz 189 last week and once more we had a highly competitive Quiz.
The Hasty Puddings were on form again defending their status as the previous weeks champions and racing into an early lead but The Snail Trails and Does Rose Kennedy Have A Black Dress were hot on their heels. By the final round all three teams were capable of winning
Defending champions The Hasty Puddings lost out to Quiz 189s winners The Snail Trails who pipped them at the post with 49 points. The Snail Trails then went and pulled the Cash Prize of £48 so this week for Quiz 190 we start off with sweet FA in the rollover but a decent turnout could see us playing for a Cash Prize of over £30. 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 "They all have a royal name"). 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 £24 prize for the Quiz 189 Wild Card and there were three very close answers. We had Jack (Leicester back to winning ways again), Rob and Jay (with one of his four entries on the night). Jay has been a little unlucky recently but for Quiz 189 he was virtually spot on and closest to the answer so he pocketed the cash. 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 an entertaining night out and as Jay will no doubt agree, even if you don't win the main Quiz it's always worth putting a quid (or four) in 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.