It was another decent turnout for last weeks Quiz 198 with 38 people in eleven Teams taking the Cash Prize to a reasonable £61.
It was the two teams with the longest names that got off to flyers in Quiz 198. Having Given Klopp A Clip, The Wally With The Brolly Is Now Welcome In The Colly led the pack in the opening rounds with Rascal Ferrets On Vibes, Spontaneous Wrecks Have No Gigs Till February! just a point behind.
It was quite close throughout the Quiz with several different teams winning the individual rounds but Having Given Klopp A Clip, The Wally With The Brolly Is Now Welcome In The Colly were always there or thereabouts and they were the Team to beat in the final round. Rascal Ferrets On Vibes came from nowhere in Film & TV and posted a cracking score and Having Given Klopp A Clip, The Wally With The Brolly Is Now Welcome In The Colly had a mare giving both teams identical final scores thereby giving Quizmaster John his favourite result, a Dart Off.
We won't go into detail, read the report if you want a blow by blow account, let's just say unlucky Jay, Having Given Klopp A Clip, The Wally With The Brolly Is Now Welcome In The Colly won the Dart Off hands down. They then picked the envelope containing Food Vouchers so for Quiz 199 we could be playing for £100 or more.
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round* (The clue this week is "Holly, Snow and Carols... they all sound like Christmas all year round"). Following the Pics we then have four 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. And, as we have been doing recently, with our new additions of slightly younger teams we're currently including some more 'up to date' questions.
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 for the Wild Card on the night. We had a £37 Cash Prize for the Quiz 198 Wild Card and our lucky winner this week was Dart Off Champ Richard who was a happy chap all round. 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 canny Monday night out and as Richard knows well, even if you don't win the bit for the main Quiz it's always worth putting a sneaky couple of quid on the Wild Card!
*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.