It was a decent turnout for Quiz 187 last week and it was a very entertaining night with four teams in contention for the £49 Cash Prize.
The Laaaaaads got off to a flyer but as the Quiz progressed The Dead Bitches Society, Rascal Ferrets On Vibes, Spontaneous Wrecks – Bridge Hotel 7th October were all there or thereabouts. The Laaaaaads eventually came out winners after a very tight last round and then went and drew the Cash Prize! It was the teams first ever win after several close attempts so it was well done to them.
We restart the rollover this week so there may be a £30 to £40 Cash Prize depending on the turnout but as The Laaaaaads will tell you it's the prestige of winning Jesmond's longest running Quiz Night that is the real glory, the Cash is just a bonus!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round* (The clue this week is "Take note of where you are in the world"). 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 £31 in for the Quiz 187 Wild Card and this week there were yet again three people, Malcolm, The Red Baker and Nick, reasonably close to the answer. Unbelievably one of the guesses was not just close it was absolutely spot on and it was Nick who walked away with the winnings. 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 fun night out and as Nick will tell you, even if you don't win the main Quiz it's always worth putting a quid 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.