Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Jackpot still rolling...

The main jackpot still was not won this week at the Albert, so looking at around £130 next week. It was good to see some new teams in the quiz on Sunday, and it continues to grow and grow. Hope to see you there Sunday from 7.30pm!

Jackpot questions this week - (Answering one of these right could have won you £120)
As featured on every book published in the UK, how many digits are there in an ISBN number?

Which actor is also a member of the band “Hollywood Vampires”?
Which country voted to remove the Union Jack from their flag in 2015
The Peace of Westphalia ended which war?
Which fashion designer was responsible for Liz Hurleys infamous “safety pin dress”?

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Hosting at The Albert, Sunderland

I am now in my third week of hosting a weekly Pub Quiz in the centre of Sunderland at the Albert pub. Prior to the last month or so, I have never taken a fancy to hosting quizzes but when the opportunity arose I jumped at the chance and find myself really enjoying it.

The pub itself is in a superb location right in the heart of Sunderland City Centre, and having only opened in December, is great on the inside too. There is a nice crowd building in there now and each week we are adding new teams. The Jackpot has rolled over for 3 weeks, and is over £100 next week, which is kind of what I wanted and the bar are very supportive with Prize Money and Beer Tokens to help get the night launched well.

If you are in the Sunderland area, let me know and I can reserve a table for you as we are starting to get busy!

Lightspeed Quiz - Football Special

Last month, I began to attend Lightspeed Quiz events once again after a few months off. The Lightspeed events themselves have developed into a fun day of quizzing with the main event, a QU12 qualifier for the end of season £500 game as well as a special set by one the players. I particularly enjoyed Brenda Curtis' Football themed set below....

Saturday, 26 May 2018

Next Series of 15-to-1

For those of you waiting for Series 9 and 10 of Fifteen to One to begin, it looks likely that the show has been pushed back until later Summer. I believe the original plan was to air it this week starting with Series 9 and going straight into Series 10 afterwards.  As a contestant on Series 10, we weren't given any indication of the air dates but roughly suggested it could be July. Either way, they have two series in the bag so hopefully it will come to air sooner rather than later.

Friday, 25 May 2018

Pub Quizzes in Sunderland

I have set up both a Facebook group (HERE) and a Twitter account (@PubSunderland) intended to promote quizzes in the local area. It is very difficult round these parts finding an accurate quiz listings or any information so I am hoping these two groups will help that cause :)

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Sunderland Echo Quiz League Champions - Ashbrooke

Congratulations to Ashbrooke who last night sealed the Sunderland Echo Quiz League title, edging out the champions of the past three season Newbottle.

The 2017-2018 season has been another tight affair for us (Chester's) and we managed to win the final game giving us a winning season, as well as the third highest points average in the league.

The Sunderland Echo Quiz League now takes a break for the Summer and we will back in August-ish time for the start of the Knockout Competition. If any local players are reading this then get in touch if you are interested, whether you are an individual or a team! It would be great to see more players in the League.

TEAM P W D L Total AV PTS Ashbrooke 18 15 0 3 661 36.7 30 Newbottle 18 14 0 4 740 41.1 28 Ship Isis 18 10 0 8 560 31.1 20 Chesters 18 9 1 8 566 31.4 19 Penshaw 18 6 1 11 555 30.8 13 The Prior 18 5 0 13 501 27.8 10 Chaplins 18 3 0 15 477 26.5 6