It could be another record breaker again this Monday... with a £6 Rollover and the sparse turnouts we've had recently it doesn't bode well for Quiz 217 being a packed house. So here at Colly Quiz headquarters we are wearing our lucky socks all weekend in the hope that we get at least a crowd of 20.
We had a a decent seven Teams and 21 Quizzers (a big thanks for those diehards who turned out again) which took the Cash Prize on offer to over a ton, £106 to be exact. It's not just about the winning the Cash though, our Quiz is always a bit of a laugh, even with just 21 Quizzers there were some chuckles usually at the Quizmasters expense (apologies for the misleading Civil War Question but once more my excuse was I was very, very drunk when I wrote the question!).
If you fancy a crack at The Colly Quiz, it's a great way to start the week, we would love to see you and new teams are always welcome. You could always make a night of it and come down for a pre-Quiz meal... we have some delicious food on the menu including authentic (and a tad spicy!) 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 "Sex on the beach... mmm nice!"). 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, Latest Score Japan 32 Ecuador 236 who had been poor by their own high standards for a couple of weeks but just hit form at the right time as they won by a massive seven points and then went and drew the £106 Cash Prize!
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.
There was a excellent £30 in the pot for Quiz 216s Wild Card and it was Colly regular Cosmo the dog who won his second Wild Card in the space of three weeks. 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 217 at The Colly this Monday, it's always a decent night out plus you get some delicious half-time snacks for free! and this week, we could be playing for a £30 plus Cash Prize.
*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.
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.