Monday, 15 June 2015

FT Article on Kevin Ashman

Recently the Financial Times published an article on Kevin Ashman (Eggheads). Well worth a read and you will find the link here

Sunday, 14 June 2015

New World Quizzing Champion

The World Quizzing Championships were held last weekend across the globe. The results are all in and it was recently made official that we have a new World Quizzing Champion - Olav Bjortomt. As well as being the reigning European Champion you may also recognise his name from The Times where he is the daily question setter.

Congratulations Olav!


Quiz in the North 3

Mentioned this earlier but its this coming weekend so here is the information on Quiz in the North 3 again! Expected to be attended by several of the UK's top quizzers and open to all

Here is the blurb from the Facebook page -

"A full day of quizzing with individual, buzzer and team quizzes.

In the morning there will be an individual written quiz, which will feature a number of different genres with prizes available for the overall winners and genre winners. 

In the afternoon Dave Bill is going to run an interactive buzzer quiz, which are always lots of fun.
This will be followed by a team quiz. Teams will be based on the results of the individual quiz results so everyone will have a chance of winning and you'll have the chance to meet new quiz friends. 

The entrance fee for the full day of quizzing will be just £5, and all the money left over after hopefully minimal costs will be used as prize money for the various quizzes.

To sign up, please either use the appropriate button on this group, or you can e-mail quizinthenorth3@yahoo.co.uk"

Malleable Club
345 Norton Road, TS20 2PH Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Sunderland Echo Quiz League


Congratulations to Newbottle WMC who have stormed to victory in the Sunderland Echo Quiz League this year. The final table is as above.


The league goes into a summer break for now but if anyone local is reading this and would be interested in playing let me know and Ill pass on your details to the chairman.


















Friday, 15 May 2015

MIMIR Final 2015



A great video from the MIMIR Final from the Merseyside Quiz League. I think this is akin to a "Brain of Liverpool" type event and features Egghead's Pat Gibson.  Worth a watch and more information is http://www.merseysidequizleagues.org.uk/mql-finals-night-2015.aspx

Liverpool Quiz League

Little copy and paste job from Mark Kerr regarding the upcoming seasons of the Liverpool Quiz League

"The Liverpool Quiz League is looking for players to take part in the 2015/6 season, commencing in September. We would welcome all players who would like to try out league quizzing as we have several teams who are currently short of players.
As a taster we can also offer the Mersey Summer Quiz League, which is played on a much more sociable basis, all questions are conferred and it is a good, gentle introduction to competitive quizzing.
The Summer season will begin with a Grand Prix at 8pm on June 8th at Aigburth People’s Hall, and then comprise nine playing weeks of head to head matches before ending with another Grand Prix on August 17th.
If you would like to come along we would love to see you there. We can arrange to introduce you to some of the teams and you can play with them.
We hold quizzes at pubs and clubs in the centre and across the city and you can get an idea of our venues on the website.
The Summer League can be found here:
http://www.merseysummerquiz.org.uk/
Mersey Summer Quiz League
The home of the Mersey Summer Quiz League
Read more...
Regards
Mark"

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

App Suggestions: triVios

I have been playing triVios for a number of weeks now on my phone and ipad and have been thoroughly enjoying it so thought its about time I mentioned the app on here. In fact, I have been emailing the developers and rather than me let you about it, I will let them...




"triVios is a trivia game where people win real, tangible prizes for their awesome trivia knowledge.  Whether you like to play alone, with your friends, or with people you've never met, there's a game mode for you."

triVios is different from other trivia/quiz apps because there are four different game modes and, in any game mode, players have the ability to win real prizes.  Users can play on their own in Single, challenge their friends or random opponents in Versus, or, in Team, players can team up with their friends and play other teams in real-time.  In each of these game modes, users accumulate Gator Bucks that are redeemed for prizes in our prize store.  Users can also play Tournaments and compete for set prizes against many players.  Prizes range from gift cards to TV's to jewelry.

Purple Gator launched triVios first and foremost because we love trivia and wanted to give people a fresh take on mobile gaming.  A trivia game where players can simply be rewarded for their trivia skills.  We believe that each and every user is so important that we want to reinvest in our players by allowing them to win prizes while playing a game they love.

triVios in 3 words: Trivia with prizes
triVios in 4 words (our tagline): Play Trivia, Win Prizes

The Purple Gator Team is based out of Chicago and we're all avid trivia fans.  Every night in Chicago there are bars/pubs that host trivia night with a live trivia host.  Tons of teams show up and compete for cool prizes.  We frequently attend these trivia events and play as a team.  It's a fun, social experience that's great to do with friends.

Something to note, we have Trivia Tuesday bonuses in triVios every week giving players the opportunity to earn more Gator Bucks and get bonuses towards gameplay and prizes.

Here's a link to our YouTube demo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OsEiDwPadc