Monday, 10 December 2018

Big Christmas Quiz - This Sunday

The Albert
Sunderland City Centre
Sunday 16th December

It has been a great year at the Albert Quiz (Sunderland City Centre) and we cap it off on Sunday with the Big Xmas Quiz. Ive been working on the quiz for weeks now and think I have crafted a unique Christmas quiz that will be fun for all!
We start at 7.30pm and I would hope to see you there!

Friday, 7 December 2018

Books of the Year #10

As promised, more mythology......This has actually been on my shelf since it was first released and having just got round to reading it I would certainly recommend it for cementing the knowledge of mythology. I find it much better learning in this manner, with stories, than lists etc so this works for me, and again, even if you don't ever get a chance to use the knowledge on offer here....its still a darn good read!

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Books of the Year #9

Mythology is one of those subjects that comes up time and time again in quizzes. No matter if it is down at your local pub or indeed at the highest level of GP's. So the next 2 posts included books on the that subject. I will start with Norse mythology, one of the lesser covered subjects, but still something well worth knowing. And even if you don't ever answer one question on Norse mythology, this is a cracking read....

Monday, 3 December 2018

Books of the Year #8

Every year one books gets a mention in this list.....and this year is no exception. The Pears Quiz Companion is, in my view, one of THE essential primer books in any quizzing collection. Over the years this has won me more points than any other.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Quiz presented by Quiztastic 4 Podcast

A few days ago I mentioned Quiztastic 4 in my rundown of some of the years best podcasts. Alan, who runs and organises the show has kindly submitted a quiz for readers of the blog to have a go at. See how you get on and information about the podcast can be found HERE

1. Television - What is the only television show that has Adam Sandler, Terry Crews and Neil deGrasse Tyson appear in it?
2. Business - Scotland is often thought to be the only country in the world where Coca-Cola is not the top selling soft drink,however there are three countries, can you name the other 2?
3. Music - What do the songs 'In the Air Tonight', 'Fat Bottomed Girls', 'Fuk da Police' and 'Deep in the Heart of Texas' all have in common? 
4. Current Affairs - A woman was arrested this year (November 2018) under the Unexplained Wealth Order, this was the first time this had ever happened in the UK. What shop was she in when it happened?
5. Geography - In what city would you see the Cloud Gate?
6. Science - What day in 2018 was the Earth Overshoot Day?
7. History - Who was the Prime Minister of the UK at the beginning of the 2nd World War?
8. Literature - Which book is famous for the following quote - “If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—for ever.”?
9. Geography - Which mountain is known as the savage mountain?
10. Science/ History - What is the highest that any part of the Wright Brothers plane ever reached?

Saturday, 1 December 2018

Books of the Year #7

Not only would this work be the top contender for my "Book of the Year" but it is also certainly a contender for one of the most useful reference books in my collection. Released this year, this is a treasure trove of information that guides you through classics of world literature, authors, storylines and seminal works. I can't do it justice in explaining just how useful and ideal for quizzing setting and revision it is.

Essential! I can't think of a better guide to Literature on the market

My Pub Quizzes this month

If you are in the Sunderland are this month and looking for a Pub Quiz then I just wanted to make you aware of the quizzes Ill be running. All involve big money jackpots, a unique format and plenty of prizes to win! For more information please pop me an email at and I can answer any questions you have.

The Albert (Fawcett Street, Sunderland City Centre)
My longest running quiz will run as normal tomorrow night (2nd December) and next week (9th December) before our Bumper Xmas Quiz Night on 16th December which I am hoping will be a superb night! We will then take a break for a few weeks before starting back up in January!

The Pickle (Vine Place, Sunderland City Centre)
Growing week by week we are on a similar time scale at The Pickle with the quiz running o Thursday Nights as normal on December 6th but then the bumper Xmas Quiz Night on December before a Xmas break.

I am also in the process of planning a Xmas Quiz Night at Yates which is looking likely for 17th December.

Would love to see you there!