And it’s only Burnley… come and down and join us on Monday night for Quiz 338 where with a half decent turnout we could be playing for a Cash Prize of around £130 or more if there’s anything like the crowd that turned out last week..
There was a great crowd of 44 quizzers in 11 teams at Quiz 337 which took the Cash Prize to over a ton for the first time in a while (well a month). Quiz 337 was another high scoring quiz and there were several teams involved in the running. It was Cosmo’s Had A Haircut who took the honours on the night beating two runners up, Spontaneous Wrecks and Rascal Ferrets, by a couple of points. The winners then went and drew the Food Vouchers again this week which means with a 30+ turnout this coming Monday we could be playing for over £130 Cash.
It's not all about winning the cash though, it's the challenge of pitting your wits against the best brains in Jesmond (and they are). Plus the victors get the prestige 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 a good night out. The questions are challenging, the team names usually risque (or an unsavoury reference to some recently dead celebrity) and the Quiz Master always tends to drop a gaff sometime during the evening (I blame the lager) – anyway its always an enjoyable Monday night.
Quiz Drinks Promotion!
Double house spirit and mixer just £2.50.
Bottle of house wine only £8.
Between 7-9pm Every Monday!
You could make a proper night of it and get down early to take advantage of our 7-9pm drinks promotion and maybe treat yourself to a pre-Quiz meal. We have some delicious food on the menu. See our full menu here.
We start the Quiz at 9.00pm with a Picture Round. The clue to the Picture Round theme this week is "The best of Are we there yet?". We then have four Question 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 obscure question with an incomprehensible number or date answer, so it’s a 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!).
The £21 Wild Card Winner this week was Jon F who somehow managed to pluck the right number out of the air after scribbling out a number that would have got him the booby prize! Our biggest Wild Card winner to date is Mike H who scored for a massive £61 at Quiz 177!
So please come and join us for Quiz 338 at The Colly on Monday 26th November. It's always a cracking night out (with delicious free half-time snacks) and this week we could be playing for a £130 or more Cash Prize.
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.