Cancel anything you have planned for Monday 26th February... you need to be here (early) at The Colly for Quiz 305 as we will be playing for a £460 plus Cash Prize! Or or possibly even more depending on turnout.
We had a fabulous turnout of 60 quizzers in 14 teams for Quiz 304 and this took the Cash to a massive £420, so another huge turnout* like that this coming Monday and we could be up near the record £500 that was won at Quiz 293.
*See the end of the Preview how you can to help us gauge if it's going to be a decent turnout!
Usually we say the Colly Quiz is not just about winning the Cash Prize, it's pitting your wits against the top brains in Jesmond (and beyond) – plus its the prestige of winning the longest running (and hardest) Quiz Night in the area.. however with a Cash Prize of this magnitude it's got to be all about the money! So if you aren't a regular Colly Quiz goer you should get yourself a team together of up to six and join in, we are talking some serious money.
So get yourself 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.
Make a proper 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! You might need to get here well early to get a table bearing in mind the huge amount of money we will be playing for!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is "Globetrotter gets birds eye view"). 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.
Here's the rub though... the winners of the Quiz choose from three envelopes that contain a slip of paper saying either, Food Vouchers, Beers or Cash Prize, so you have a one in three chance of winning the massive wad of cash. If the cash isn't drawn on Monday it rolls over to the following weeks Quiz and is added to the entry money collected that night.. which would take it well over our record payout. 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 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 odd 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. No drawing of envelopes! Our biggest Wild Card winner to date is Mike H who scored for a massive £61 in Quiz 177!
There wasn't time at Quiz 304 to have a Wild Card Question because of the massive turnout and team numbers but if we can we will try and squeeze one in for Quiz 305.
Join us for Quiz 305 at The Colly on Monday 26th February, it's always an entertaining night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could be playing for over £460 Cash.
If you are coming to Quiz 305 it might be worth getting down early to make sure of a seat!
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 difficult to call at The Colly, some weeks it can be 40+ yet other weeks, even with a whopping Cash Prize, we might have just 20 odd in... and there seems to be no rhyme nor reason for the fluctuation (apart from if it's raining so it seems!).
To give us an idea if there will be a half decent turnout (or not), if you are planning on coming down please click the little 'Like' heart at the top of the page. This 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.