Quiz 219 was another quality nights entertainment. An excellent crowd of 37 Quizzers turned out to take the Cash Prize on offer to a well decent £113. It was another tight contest throughout but our eventual winners drew the Food so this week we could be looking at a possible £150 plus to play for!
It's not just about winning the Cash though, our Quiz is always a laugh, whether it be the subject of the questions, the comments by the Teams or even the incomprehensible Wild Card Question at the end of the night... there's always some chuckles to be had.
The Colly Quiz is a great way to start the week, if you haven't been before and fancy a crack we would love to see you... new teams are always welcome. You could always make a night of it and come down for a pre-Quiz meal as 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 "High-profile Hibernians"). 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 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 Artist Formerly Known As Spontaneous Wrecks who sprinted out into a lead before being pegged back in Sport. They recovered well in Film & TV to get the win but then went on to pull the Food Vouchers. This means we have £113 already in the pot for Quiz 220 and with another canny turnout we should be up near the £150 mark this Monday.
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 well decent £33 in the pot for Quiz 219s Wild Card and it was our Colly regular Rob who was the lucky man 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 220 at The Colly this coming Monday, it's always a canny night out plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks and this week, we could be playing for a possible £150 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.