There was a good turnout of 27 for Quiz 227 last week and this took the Cash Prize to £53.
It was another well contested evening but The Academy won it by a decent margin in the end and Team Member Mike did the right thing by drawing the Food Vouchers so that means with a reasonably decent turnout* we could be playing for over £80 this coming Monday.
*See the end of the Preview how you can to help us gauge if it's going to be a decent turnout!
As The Academy rightly pointed out it's not all about winning the Cash Prize though, there's the prestige of winning the longest running (and hardest) Quiz Night in Jesmond! Plus our Quiz is always a good night out anyway, whether it be the subject of the questions, the (often dodgy) Team names or the mispronunciations by the Quiz Master... there's always a decent chortle to be had.
Come and join us at The Colly Quiz, it's a great way to give your grey matter a workout out for the week ahead and new teams are always given a warm welcome. You could always make a night of it and come down early 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 plus a recent addition, Chilli Cheese Fries!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is "Pop artist Andy Warhol said we all get our 15 minutes of fame… well these guys just got around three but again and again and again."). 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.
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 £26 in the pot for Quiz 227s Wild Card and for a quid that is still a decent return! Unusually for the Wild Card it was a tie for so our Joint winners Mike H and Richard went into an exciting Dart Off which Richard triumphed to get the Cash. 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 228 at The Colly on Monday 18th of July, it's always a decent night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could 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.
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The turnout for our quiz night has been pretty flaky for a few weeks now mainly due to our student Quizzers having exams and such. Hopefully they will return as the exam season draws to a close but as we approach mid summer this could mean even more sparse turnouts as our student teams return home and our regulars go on their hols.
To give us an idea if there will be a half decent turnout please hit the little 'Like' heart at the top left of this page, at least we will then be able to gauge if we should have one or two bar staff and if we need to print out five Picture Rounds and Answer Sheets or fifteen! Much appreciated.
Our next Live Music Night is Saturday August 6th