Well... maybe not. Spontaneous Wrecks won last weeks Quiz so it means we start off this Easter Monday with the generous £18 left in the pot by Quiz 309's victors.
It was a sparse turnout of just 16 quizzers in 5 teams for Quiz 309 which took the Cash Prize on offer to a not bad £78. After a well contested Quiz Spontaneous Wrecks once more sneaked the win and this time they drew the Cash!
*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 (currently Spontaneous Wrecks!) 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 gaffs made by the Quiz Master... there's always a laugh to be had.
So get yourself down this coming Bank Holiday 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.
You could 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 Thai Curries (made by a Thai Chef so very spicy!), the finest Latin Burgers in Newcastle plus much more such current bar favourite, Chilli Cheese Fries!
This weeks Easter Monday Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is "Eggstra, eggstra, read all about it!"). 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 dosh. If the cash isn't drawn it rolls over to the following weeks Quiz and is added to the entry money collected that night. The biggest Cash Prize to date is a whopping £500 won by I Think You’ll Find That Monkeys Mine at Quiz 293.
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 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 was just £15 in the pot for Quiz 309s Wild Card but for a quid stake that's still worth a punt! Last week, with a guess that was closer to the answer than anyone else, it was Zufar who won his first ever Wild Card.
So come and join us for Quiz 310 at The Colly on Easter Monday 2nd April, it's always an enjoyable night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could be playing for maybe £40 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 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.