Yes, the Quiz is back and after our little summer hiatus we feel refreshed and raring to go! So come and join us Monday 3rd September at 9pm for Quiz 326. There's no money in the pot, the £78 Cash Prize went at Quiz 325 but we have to start somewhere.
It's not just about winning the cash though, it's the challenge of pitting your wits against the best brains in Jesmond. Plus the victors get the honour of winning the longest running (and most challenging) Quiz Night in Jesmond!
Even if you aren't in the running for top spot our Quiz is still an entertaining night out. The questions are stimulating, the team names risque and the banter amusing – or is that called heckling? – anyway its always a fun-filled evening.
So get yourself down to The Colly this coming Monday and join us for the Quiz. It's a great way to give your brain a bit of mental exercise 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. Try our authentic Thai Curries (made by a Thai Chef so spicy!) or maybe you fancy the finest Latin Burgers in Newcastle. See our full menu here.
We start the Quiz at 9.00pm with a Picture Round. The clue to the picture round this week is "Paternal thespians strive to get distinct profile". We then have four rounds; General Knowledge, Music, Sport plus Film and TV.
The winners of the Quiz choose from three envelopes. Each envelope contains a slip of paper specifying either, Food Vouchers, Beers or Cash Prize. If the cash isn't drawn it rolls over to the following weeks Quiz adding to the entry money on the night. As long as the cash isn't drawn this keeps rising every week to create a bumper stash of potential winnings. 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. Anyone in the bar can join in for a quid (or if you want two goes it's £2, three £3 and so on). The Wild Card is a single question with an unfathomable number or date answer, so more of an educated guess. The person nearest to the actual answer gets all the money in for the Wild Card on the night (there's no drawing of envelopes!). Our biggest Wild Card winner to date is Mike H who scored for a massive £61 in Quiz 177!
So please come and join us for Quiz 326 at The Colly on Monday 3rd September. It's always a canny night out (plus you get delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could be playing for around £30 Cash.
Quiz Tip: It helps if you have a broad range of ages as well as knowledge in your 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. 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. There seems to be no rhyme nor reason for this fluctuation (apart from if it's raining so it seems!).
So to give us an idea if there will be a decent turnout or not, please click the little 'Like' heart at the top of the page if you are coming. 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.