Come and join us on Monday night for Quiz 313 where with a half decent turnout we could be playing for a Cash Prize of £100 plus.
It was a slim crew of just 14 quizzers in 5 teams for Quiz 312 which took the Cash Prize to to £80. It was a close contest throughout between two teams but it was The Syrian Gas Board who emerged victorious. They then went on to draw Food Vouchers so this coming week if we have a good turnout* we could be playing for a cash prize of over £100 plus.
*The turnout was so poor last week it was hardly worth doing the Quiz at all. We also have the Everton v Newcastle on Sky at 8pm this Monday. So to find out if we have enough people turning out for the Quiz please answer the poll below. You have until Noon on Monday. If we get more than 30 promising to turn out the Quiz will be on. Please don't say you are coming if you have no intention of turning up as if there isn't a half decent crowd on the night we'll cancel anyway.
If we do go ahead it's not just about winning the Cash Prize though, it's pitting your wits against the best brains in Jesmond and there's also the prestige of winning the longest running (and hardest) Quiz Night in the area! However if you aren't challenging for top spot our Quiz is still a canny entertaining night out anyway, whether it be the content of the questions, the (usually very dodgy) Team names or the continual pronunciation gaffs by the Quiz Master... there's always a chuckle to be had.
So get yourself down this coming Monday and join us at The Colly Quiz. It's a great way to give your brain a bit of mental aerobics in preparation for the week ahead and new teams are always made very 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!
The Quiz starts at 9.00pm with a Picture Round** (The clue this week is "Three's a crowd"). 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 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 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 £10 in the pot for last weeks Wild Card and for a quid stake that's an okay prize! The Winner at Quiz 312 was regular Quizzer Robin who had the closest guess.
So come and join us for Quiz 313 at The Colly on Monday 23rd April, it's always a champion night out (plus you get some delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we should be playing for over £100 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.