Come and join us for Quiz 261 at The Colly on Monday April 3rd. It's always an entertaining night out and this week we could be playing for a near £40 Cash Prize... if anybody turns up that is!
There was a very slim turnout of just 12 for Quiz 260 but this didn't deter us, we split into random teams of two (a bit like speed dating!) to play for a Cash Prize of £58. Everyone at least made some new friends and the dynamic duo of Alex and Richard beat the competition and drew the Cash Prize. The new twosome very generously put £18 of their winnings back into the pot so if we can manage slightly more than double figures this week* the Cash Prize could be in the region of £40.
*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 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 laugh anyway, whether it be the content of the questions, the (often very dodgy) Team names or just making the best of a bad job... there's always a half decent night to be had. Certainly better than staying in and watching crap on the TV anyway.
Come 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 given a warm welcome. In fact why not 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 bar favourite, Chilli Cheese Fries!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is "Covered by many since James took it to six in '67"). 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 the nights Quiz choose from three envelopes that contain either the 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 now £450 won by Rascal Ferrets On Vibes at Quiz 247.
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 £20 in the pot for Quiz 260 Wild Card but for a quid stake that's an excellent return! This week it was Eleanor who's guess was closer to the answer than anyone else so she pocketed 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 261 at The Colly on Monday April 3, it's always an entertaining night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could be playing for a near £40 Cash Prize.
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.
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.