We had another belting turnout of 49 people for Quiz 173 which took the Cash Prize on offer up to a not to be sniffed at £57.
There were 12 teams again and it was quite a close contest. By the final round there were four teams in with a shout, Spontaneous Wrecks (1st Anniversary Live At The Bridge Wednesday 1st July) and Pants were in the driving seat on 38 each. You’ve Got To Pick A Coffin Or Two were close behind on 37 and Rascal Ferrets On Vibes were still in it with 36. Spontaneous Wrecks (1st Anniversary Live At The Bridge Wednesday 1st July) must have played their joker as they tanked the last round with a 12 to win the Quiz by an impressive two points. They then went and drew the £57 Cash Prize, so this week it could be slim pickings for the dosh but you could always win Beers (or the Wild Card, see below). Anyway, it's not the money that counts... it's the prestige of winning The Colly Quiz.
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round* (The clue this week is "50 Capitals"). 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 massive £48 Cash Prize for the Quiz 173 Wild Card and there were four people close but Fiona and James were the closest with the same answer so it was Quiz Master John’s favourite ending to a Quiz Night… a Dart Off! Fiona went on to blitz the tie break and was well chuffed with her £48 Cash, not a bad way to end a fun night. The biggest Wild Card Winner to date is Alistair who scooped a massive £58 in Quiz 172.
Come on down and join us for The Colly Quiz, it's always an entertaining night out and as Fiona found to her delight you can win some decent cash too.
*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.