Last weeks Quiz 208 was another cracking night. 35 Quizzers turned out to take the Cash Prize on offer to a canny £62 and the nights winners went and drew the Cash Prize again! They were a generous bunch though putting £12 back in for this coming week, so a half decent crowd on Monday could see the teams playing for around £50.
It's not just about the winning though, our Quiz is always a chortle, whether it be the subject of the questions, the comments by the Teams or even the potentially libelous Team names... there's always a chuckle to be had.
If you fancy a crack at The Colly Quiz make sure you get here early as it has been fairly busy for the last few weeks. In fact, you could always make a night of it and come down for a pre-Quiz meal... we have some fantastic food on the menu including authentic (and hot!!) Thai Curries plus the finest Latin Burgers in Newcastle! Check out our menu.
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round* (The clue this week is "No clue this week, just make sure you have been reading the news!"). Following the Pics we then have four rounds on 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.
The winners of last weeks Quiz were Rascal Ferrets On Vibes who were on top for virtually the entire Quiz. Winning Team member Pasty Dave took responsibility for drawing the prize and managed to choose the envelope containing the Cash Prize! As we said earlier though, the generous winners put £12 back in the pot so it could be a £50 plus Cash Prize for Quiz 209.
Every week 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 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.
We had a decent £26 Cash Prize for Quiz 208s Wild Card and our lucky winner was Alex who's guess was closest on the night. 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 209 at The Colly, it's always a decent Monday night out and as Alex will tell you, even if your Team aren't even at the races for the main Quiz it's still well worth putting a quid for the Wild Card!
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.
*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.