Come and join us for Quiz 244 at The Colly on Monday 21st of November, it's always a canny night out and this week we will definitely be playing for a record £320 plus Cash Prize!
The torrential rain put the kibosh on what we thought might be a record breaking night at Quiz 243. There were only 19 Quizzers in five Teams involved on the night with three of the Teams in a very competitive battle for a chance to draw the Prize Envelope. What’s The Recipe Today Jim? Jim? Speak To Me Jim! Oh You’re Dead Jim were the winners on the night but they drew the Beers, so this coming Monday with a half decent* turnout the Cash Prize will break the current £317 Cash Prize Record!
*See the end of the Preview how you can to help us gauge if it's going to be a decent turnout!
It's not just about winning the Cash Prize though, there's also the prestige of winning the longest running (and toughest) Quiz Night in Jesmond! Plus our Monday night Quiz is always good entertainment anyway, whether it be the subject of the questions, the (often dodgy) Team names or the gaffs dropped by the Quiz Master... there's always a canny laugh to be had.
Come and join us at The Colly Quiz, it's a great way to give your grey matter a workout out for the week ahead and new teams are always given a warm welcome. In fact why not make a night of it and come down early for a pre-Quiz meal... we have some delicious food on the menu including authentic (and a tad spicy!) Thai Curries, the finest Latin Burgers in Newcastle plus a bar favourite, Chilli Cheese Fries!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is "...you're my wife now"). Following the Pics we then have four rounds on General Knowledge, Music, Sport and Film and TV with a five minute break for 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 Beers. 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 but with a turnout of over 23 people this Monday this record will be broken so bring along a couple of mates and lets see if we can make it a record breaking night to remember!
With a turnout of over 23 people this Monday the record Cash Prize of £317 from way back in March 2013 will be broken so bring along a couple of clever mates!
Every week after the Quiz we usually 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 very obscure question where we are looking for a number or date that nobody in their right mind would know and the nearest to the actual answer gets the whole pot of money taken for the Wild Card on the night.
Our Wild Card winner at Quiz 243 was Dave who had never entered a Wild Card before but walked away £21, not a bad result! Our biggest Wild Card winner to date is Mike H who scored for a massive £61 in Quiz 177!
Come and join us for Quiz 244 at The Colly on Monday 21st November, it's always an entertaining night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could be playing for a potential record breaking Cash Prize of over £320. Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date.
Quiz Tip: You need to have a broad range of ages as well as knowledge in a team for The Colly Quiz. So if you are youngish try to get an older friend to join your team for the 70s and 80s questions and if you are on the wrong side of 40 try and get your kids or younger work colleagues to join you for the Music, TV and Films from the last 10 years.
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The turnout for our quiz night is always hard to call at The Colly, some weeks it can be 50+ yet other weeks we might have just 20 odd and there seems to be no rhyme nor reason for the fluctuation.
To give us an idea if there will be a half decent turnout (or not) please click the little 'Like' heart at the top of this page, at least we will then be able to gauge if we should have one or two bar staff and if we need to print out five Picture Rounds and Answer Sheets or fifteen! Much appreciated.