Quiz 221 which started a bit barren but ended up thoroughly entertaining had 22 Quizzers competing for our Cash Prize of £52. It was another well contested Quiz but two teams streaked out in front and the winners drew the Beers!
It's not just about winning the Cash though, our Quiz is always a laugh, whether it be the subject of the questions, the (sometimes dodgy) Team names or the poor pronunciation of the Quiz Master... there's always a chuckle to be had.
Fancy a crack at The Colly Quiz? It's a great way to start the week and new teams are always welcome and whether you're new or a regular 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, the finest Latin Burgers in Newcastle and a recent addition, Chilli Cheese Fries!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round* (The clue this week is "Famous? Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth into gear!"). 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 super long named Only Six More Chances To See Spontaneous Wrecks Live At The Bridge Hotel 1st Wednesday Of The Month Before Donald Trump Becomes President And Destroy’s The World! who were in contention with The E Street Band throughout but pipped them in the final round. They picked the envelope with the Beers though so a half decent turnout and we could be playing for £80 plus this Bank Holiday 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 cushty £26 in the pot for Quiz 221s Wild Card and it was Colly Quiz first timer Robert A who won by a smidgen. 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 222 at The Colly this coming Bank Holiday Monday, it's always a decent night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we may be playing for a possible £80 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.