Come and join us for Quiz 297-2 at The Colly on Monday 18th December. It's usually a cracking night out and this week we might be looking at around £160 to win... that's if anybody turns up of course!
We were snowbound on Monday 11th December and even though 12 hardy souls in four teams turned out on a freezing night we pulled it as there is an awful lot of graft goes into putting the Quiz together and a £160 Cash Prize deserves a few more competitors. So this coming Monday with a decent* 20+ turnout the Cash Prize up for grabs could be near £160 and in a break with tradition it's a Bah Humbug Quiz with not a mention of Christmas!
*See the end of the Preview how you can to help us gauge if it's going to be a decent turnout!
It's not just about winning the Cash Prize though, it's pitting your wits against the best brains in Jesmond and also the prestige of winning the longest running (and hardest) Quiz Night in the area! If you aren't challenging for top spot our Quiz is always a good night anyway, whether it be the content of the questions, the (often very dodgy) Team names or the dodgy pronunciations by the Quiz Master... there's always a laugh to be had.
So get yourself down this coming Monday and join us at The Colly Quiz 297-2: Bah Humbug! it's a great way to give your grey matter a workout out in preparation for the festive week ahead and new teams are always made welcome.
You could make a night of it and come down early for a pre-Quiz meal... we have some delicious food on the menu including our authentic (and very hot!) Thai Curries, the finest Latin Burgers in Newcastle plus a current bar favourite, Chilli Cheese Fries!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is again "Ooodles of zeroes has regular scribbles"). 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.
**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 Quiz 297-2: Bah Humbug will choose from three envelopes that contain a slip of paper saying either Cash Prize, Food Vouchers or a case of Beers. If the cash isn't drawn it will roll over to our New Year Quiz (08/01/18) to be added to the entry money collected on the night. The biggest Cash Prize to date is a whopping £500 won by I Think You’ll Find That Monkeys Mine at Quiz 293 which surpasses the previous record of £450 won by Rascal Ferrets On Vibes at Quiz 247.
Every week after the Quiz we have usually 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.
Unfortunately we ran out of time to squeeze this in for Quiz 296 (a couple of weeks ago) but we'll try and put our skates on and have one at Quiz 297-2: Bah Humbug! 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 297-2: Bah Humbug! at The Colly on Monday 18th December, it's usually an entertaining night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could be playing for around £160 in cash.
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 40+ 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 if it's raining it seems!).
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.