Come and join us for Quiz 289 here at The Colly on Monday 16th October. It's always a canny night out and this week we could be playing for a massive Cash Prize of £330 or more!
There was a big crowd of 54 in for last Monday's Quiz 288 and this took the Cash Prize up to a huge £301 but the winners on the night Spontaneous Wrecks, drew the Beers! (well it's again a change from the Food Vouchers). So this coming Monday with another decent* turnout the Cash Prize could be in excess of the £330 mark.
*See the end of the Preview how you can to help us gauge if it's going to be a reasonable turnout!
It's not all about winning the Cash Prize though (hmmm £330?), it's pitting your wits against some of the top brains in Jesmond and the prestige of winning the longest running (and most difficult) Quiz Night in the area! Even if your team are having an off night and aren't challenging for top spot our Quiz is always a good night's entertainment anyway, whether it be the content of the questions, the (often verging on slanderous) Team names or the Quiz Master's pronunciation issues... there's always a laugh to be had.
So come down this coming Monday and join us at The Colly Quiz, it's a great way to give your grey matter a workout out in preparation for the week ahead and new teams are always made welcome.
Why not make a proper night of it and come down early for a pre-Quiz meal... we have some outstanding food on the menu including authentic (and a tad spicy!) Thai Curries, the finest Latin Burgers in Newcastle plus a bar favourite, Chilli Cheese Fries... delicious!
Our Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is "A chattering herd could murder a bevy... again!"). Following the Picture Round 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.
**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 at the end of this post.
The winners of the Quiz choose from three envelopes that contain either a Cash Prize, Food Vouchers or a case of Beers. If the cash isn't drawn it rolls over to the next weeks Quiz. The biggest Cash Prize to date is a whopping £450 won by Rascal Ferrets On Vibes at Quiz 247.
Every week after the Quiz (err, again, 'usually') 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 and so on). It's a single, very obscure question where we are looking for a number or date and the nearest to the actual answer gets the whole pot of money taken for the Wild Card on the night.
We once again ran out of time for a Wild Card at Quiz 288 due to the sheer volume of Teams but we'll try and speed things up next week to leave enough time at the end.
Come and join us for Quiz 289 at The Colly on Monday 16th October, it's always an entertaining night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we might be playing for a massive Cash Prize of over £330.
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 is always hard to call at The Colly, some weeks it can be 50+ yet other weeks, even with a decent Cash Prize, we might have just 20 odd and there seems to be no rhyme nor reason for the fluctuation (apart from the rain!).
To give us an idea if there will be a half decent turnout (or not) please click the little 'Like' heart at the top of this page, that will help us 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.