Last weeks Quiz 209 was another excellent nights entertainment. A massive 50 Quizzers turned out to take the Cash Prize on offer to a fairly decent £62 (with the £12 rollover from a very generous Jay the previous week). Quiz 208s winners drew the Beers so a half decent crowd on Monday could see our teams playing for over £100.
It's not just about the winning though, our Quiz is always a laugh, whether it be the subject of the questions, the comments by the Teams or even the incomprehensible scoring system being used for the Picture Round... 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, why not 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 "Hit the road flap hammer cracker!"). 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 the Black n’ Whites who won courtesy of a Dart Off against Spontaneous Wrecks following a very tightly contested Quiz. Darts winning Team member David took responsibility for drawing the prize as well but managed to choose the envelope containing the Beers! Tough luck David (and the Black n’ Whites Team) but there's always next week were we could have over £100 to win.
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.
We didn't have time for Quiz 209s Wild Card due to the big crowd and some 'marking issues' but it should be back for Quiz 210. 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 210 at The Colly, it's always a decent Monday night out and this week as well as a £100 potential Cash Prize we may have a Wild Card too!
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.