Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Penguin Quiz Book

I picked up the Penguin Quiz book from Amazon recently after seeing it in store, and having just worked my way through it, it has to be ranked as perhaps the best quiz book I have used all year. It is superbly researched and obviously written by someone who has an idea of what makes a good quiz question! Well worth looking into and of course an ideal Xmas present for any quizzy minded people you may be buying for!

New Chaser on the horizon?

Bradley Walsh has recently revealed that a brand new Chaser is joining the current team. The story in full is here. No real details are known yet about the new chaser although a few posts on facebook suggest it not someone from the quizzing circuit but instead is a former contestant who has been brought back after impressing on the show.

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New European Quizzing Champion

Huge congratulations go out to Ian Bayley who was crowned the new European Quizzing Champion this week at the event in Sofia! You may have seen or heard Ian on one of his many TV and radio appearances!

Sunday, 10 November 2019

The Albert Quiz Night - Sundays 7.30pm

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The weekly quiz night I run at the Albert continues every Sunday from 7.30pm. If you are in the Sunderland area, then head down for what I hope is a fun and interesting night, with a unique quiz format and always a close run contest. Prizes involve cash for the top 2 teams and plenty of beer tokens to be given away throughout the night. Next week (17th) also sees a 5-week jackpot rollover so plenty of opportunities to win!
Hope to see you there. (The Albert is on Fawcett Street in the heart of the city!)

Saturday, 9 November 2019

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The Albert (Sunderland)
Tuesday 19th November
A little bit of Self Promotion here. My latest themed quiz night is not too far away. Following quiz nights on The Simpsons, Marvel and Harry Potter, the players voted for Disney this time around so I have a all singing, all dancing and hopefully fun Disney quiz in store for next Tuesday.
The Albert in Sunderland is the venue, easy to find as its located right on Fawcett street in the centre of the city!
Hope to see you there

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

North East Team Crowned National Pub Quiz Champions

Information HERE on the recent winners of the National Pub Quiz event held by Stonegate with a prize of £10,000 to the winners. Some familiar faces in the winners line up below....Congratulations!

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Disney Quiz Night - Sunderland

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For anyone in the Sunderland area, who might fancy their chances at a Disney themed quiz, then here is a date for your diary. 19th November - The Albert....8pm....
Plenty of prize to win, a unique format and a fun night in store!

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

The Weakest Link - Challenge TV

Just for those of you who may be interested, or indeed have been on it and want to catch your older episodes, then Challenge TV are repeating The Weakest Link episodes as of yesterday at 6pm. Slightly before the time I got into quizzing, however I did used to watch it quite regularly so it will be good to catch up on it!

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Monday, 16 September 2019

2019 British Student Quiz Championships Final

Recently uploaded to YouTube, the final of the recent British Student Quizzing Championships. Incredible quizzing on display here!

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge

If you haven't had chance to take a look at Paul Sinha's latest radio series 'General Knowledge' on Radio 4, then its well worth a look! I have just caught up with the first 3 episodes now and its all very useful, very interesting and very very funny! The episodes can be found HERE

Friday, 13 September 2019

Only Connect - Second Quiz Book

The latest Only Connect quiz book has been released this week and is now available online. Started it briefly last night and as with the first book its up the usual standard and well worth your time!

Thursday, 12 September 2019

New British Quizzing Champion

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Huge congratulations go to Paul Sinha who last weekend won the individual title at the British Quiz Championships. You can read Paul's  thoughts on the day HERE. The questions from the event can also be purchased HERE to test yourself

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Harry Potter Quiz - Sunderland - Tuesday 10th September 2019

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People of Sunderland....if you have an interest in Harry Potter, then you may like to know my latest themed quiz night is taking place on Tuesday 10th September at 8.30pm in The Albert (Sunderland City Centre). Tons of prizes, what I hope is a fun quiz and a great night in store. Hopefully I will see you on Tuesday!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Counterpoint - New Series

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Only when logging onto BBC iplayer to catch the latest series of the excellent Third Degree, did I realise that the newest series of Counterpoint began on Monday. If you have never heard the show before, then its worth explaining its a music based quiz, covering a broad range of musical styles and a variety of rounds. The question writing is usually top drawer and the first episode of the series is a cracker. Listen HERE

Thursday, 5 September 2019

The Joe Friday Online Pub Quiz

Something I try to take a look at every week is the Friday Pub Quiz on Joe. Although it does tend to contain a lot of chestnuts, there are plenty of news based questions that will help fill any gaps you may have missed. It can be found HERE and is usually ready to go every Friday morning