Come and join us for Quiz 278 at The Colly on Monday 31 July, it's always an entertaining night out and this week we could be playing for a £50 plus Cash Prize.
There was a canny turnout turnout of 24 last week at Quiz 277 and this bumped the Cash Prize up to £72. The winners for the third week on the belt, Spontaneous Wrecks, drew the Cash Prize again but generously donated £22 back in the pot... so this coming Monday with a decent* turnout the Cash Prize could be in the region of £50 or more.
*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 a chance to pit your wits against the best brains in Jesmond and if you triumph the prestige of winning the longest running (and most challenging) Quiz Night in the area! If you aren't vying for top spot our Quiz is always a good chortle anyway, whether it be the content of the questions, the (often very dodgy) Team names or the gaffs by the Quiz Master... there's always a laugh to be had.
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 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 "Use Mince Pies to Randolph Scott Dicky Bird"). 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 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.
There was £16 in the pot for Quiz 277s Wild Card last week (for a quid stake that's not a bad return!) and it was Brendan who's guess was closer to the answer than anyone else so he scored for 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 278 at The Colly on Monday 31 July, 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 £50 plus 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.