Come and join us for Quiz 274 at The Colly on July the 3rd, it's always a canny night out and this week we could be playing for a flippin' huge £330 plus Cash Prize.
There was a cracking turnout turnout of 39 at last weeks Quiz 273 and this took the Cash Prize up to a eye watering £292 but the winners Spontaneous Wrecks, who had driven all the way from Glastonbury that day to be at the Quiz, drew the Food Vouchers. So this coming Monday with another decent* turnout the Cash Prize could easily be in the region of £330 (yes I know the graphic says £320 but I haven't had the time to create a new banner yet!).
*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 (hmm, when it's this much maybe it is), it's pitting your wits against the best brains in Jesmond and the prestige of winning the longest running (and toughest) Quiz Night in the area! If you aren't challenging for top spot our Quiz is always a good laugh anyway, whether it be the content of the questions, the (often very dodgy) Team names or the poor pronunciation of the Quiz Master... there's always a chuckle to be had.
Come down on Monday and join us at The Colly Quiz, it's a great way to give your grey matter a bit of a workout out in preparation for the week ahead and new teams are always given a warm welcome. 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 "Chanters who made a scene (or two)"). 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 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 now £450 won by Rascal Ferrets On Vibes at Quiz 247.
Every week after the Quiz we 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.
We had so many Teams at Quiz 273 we didn't have time for the Wild Card but we'll try and move things along a bit quicker for this weeks Quiz as the Wild Card is always a good way to finish the night. 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 274 at The Colly on Monday July 3rd, 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 near £330 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 (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.