Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Reminder....Quiz in the North THIS Saturday

 

I have criminally failed to mention Quiz in the North as much as I should have over the past few years on the blog. The next event is coming up on the 30th March in Stockton and is well worth considering!
 
The event was set up a few years back for quizzers to get together and compete in testing quizzes in a fun, socialable environment with plenty of quizzing action throughout the day. Every event I have been to has been well organised, fun and with great sets of questions and I expect nothing less when the Quiz in the North hits Stockton on March 30th. Ill copy and paste the blurb below from the website.

"The next Quiz in the North Event is going to take place at the Malleable Club on Norton Road in Norton, TS20 2PH on the 30th of March. It's going to hosted by Clive Dunning, and just happens to take place on a very special day for him. Doors open at 11am and the individual quiz written by Rob Hannah will start at 11.30. The afternoon will feature a team quiz written by Tony Gold and there are plenty of good quality places nearby to go for lunch between the quizzes. The club is also within 5 minutes walks of A Weatherspoons and a number of other pubs and restaurants for anyone who wants to socialise afterwards. If you'd like to take part please register using the Eventbrite link below"

Link to Event Brite Page
If you need any more information let me know and I can put you in touch with the relevant people!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Podcast Suggestion: Steve Bunce - History of the Heavyweight Championship



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A fantastic series I have just finished recently, with a new run of episodes just released, this podcast focuses on the History of the Boxing World Heavyweight Championship hosted by Steve Bunce. The 5 live podcast he does is superb on the coverage of current boxing, but this one exceeds that! Detailed and good episode length (around 22 minutes) with some great insight and facts to keep the boxing knowledge in order. Well worth a listen!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

This weeks Grid Round....

The latest Grid Round from my Weekly Quiz at the Albert in Sunderland....Remember on these there are 5 correct answers on each Grid. Round 6 is a bit different this week as its two options, you have to say which happened first. Round 7 is all  about the number 5....which of the 10 options are equivalent to the number 5!



Round 6

(A)
 
Prince Charles was born
 
 
 
OR
 
 
Elizabeth II Becomes Queen
(B)
 
The first Star Wars movie is released
 
 
OR
 
 
Jaws is released
(C)
 
First Subway store opens in the UK
 
 
OR
 
 
The first Wetherspoons Opens in the UK
(D)
 
Charlie and Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is published
OR
 
 
The first Mars Bar goes on sale in the UK
 
(E)
 
Newcastle Arena Opened
 
 
OR
 
 
Stadium of Light Opened

 

Round 7

 
Age of Prince George
 
 
BBC Radio Stations
 
Films in the Pirates of the Caribbean series
 
 
Rivers of the UK Longer than the Tyne
 
Players on a Basketball team
 
Singles Grand Slam titles won by Andy Murray
 
Stars of the Flag of China
 
 
Buildings in UK Taller than Blackpool Tower
 
English cities beginning with the Letter B
 
 
General elections won by Tony Blair
 

Monday, 11 March 2019

Top Performers on UK Quizzes

Interesting little overview here on Quiz Quiz Quiz about the most successful UK Quizzers on TV....HERE

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Hit List - Applications Close tomorrow



The Hit List


I mentioned this show a few weeks back, some form of new music based quiz show from the BBC. The applications are still open and close tomorrow. All information HERE

Monday, 18 February 2019

Podcast Suggestions - Book Cheat



In my ever growing series of podcast recommendations, the latest covers the subject of Literature and is a very useful podcast for quizzers as each week they look in detail at famous novels and authors. They use the phrase "We have read the book so you don't have to", but that does not do the podcast justice as it is perfect as both a primer to certain books, as a reflection if you have read it and ideal for quiz revision and recapping! Its available on all major podcast platforms but again I find Castbox the best to use.

The guys also have a facebook page which contains some extra information!

Sunday, 17 February 2019

Quiz Book Suggestion




David Clark, Mastermind winner and author of the fantastic Life After Mastermind blog, has released various quiz books over the years on the Amazon store. Although chiefly designed for Kindle they can be viewed on any device with the Kindle app and I have again worked m way through his superb quiz book on English Literature in the last few weeks. Concise, a good format and full of great questions and no filler, this is a book well worth spending your time with!

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Quiz Night - Sunday Night - The Albert in Sunderland

Another shameless plus for the pub quiz I run in Sunderland on a Sunday Night. The quiz has been picking up lately with more and more teams joining in. With over £200 in prizes every week there is usually something for everyone!


 
 

Friday, 15 February 2019

IQTV

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IQTV (Intelligent Quiz Shows TV) has recently launched online and on mobile devices in the UK, and after a few weeks of use I thought I would give it a quick mention. I have much more to come on the blog about the service itself, including a word from the founder of the company about future plans etc, but in a nutshell IQTV is a streaming service aimed at quizzers! It contains shows including Mastermind, A Question of Genius and Only Connect thus far, and is always expanding with new content.
 
From what I gather, plans are to go even further back into archives which will be something I imagine quizzers are going to jump at the chance of using. At the moment content is just starting to build. There is a monthly fee, but also a free trial involved.
 
 
As I said, I will be posting plenty up about this service as an when it develops but if you are interested for now see HERE

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Sunderland Echo Quiz League

The Sunderland Echo Quiz League continues and is now half way through the season.  Newbottle lead the way and this far have yet to be troubled but the new question format may well yet have a significant role to play in deciding where the title goes.

If you live in the Sunderland area and are keen to take part in the League then add a message here or pop me an email to Daniel@thequizaddict.com. Whether you are a solo player or maybe want to enter a team, we are always looking for more players!


TEAM P W D L Total AV PTS Newbottle 9 9 0 0 374 41.6 18 Ashbrooke 9 7 0 2 339 37.7 14 The Prior 10 4 1 5 316 31.6 9 Penshaw 10 4 0 6 337 33.7 8 Navy Club 9 4 0 5 273 30.3 8 Ship Isis 9 3 1 5 289 32.1 7 Chaplins 10 1 0 9 265 26.5 2

Derren Brown - Quizzer!



 
 
Following on from a post earlier in the week regarding the Quizzers documentary, this is always another one people mention to me on Twitter (@quizaddictblog). I won't say too much if you haven't seen it....but take a look and see what you think?

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Classical Music Map of Britain




Another book I have managed to get through in the last few weeks and one well worth mentioning in regards to improving the knowledge of classical music. Easy to read, a nice range of facts to digest and a worthy attidition to your book shelves.


In fact, a lot of the Classic FM books don't get much of a mention but are all well worth a look for a quick and easy gathering of facts about the topic!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Mastermind on the move!

A story that broke last week, but it appears that the black chair is moving to Belfast! Having tried and failed to get on the show for the best part of 5 years, I am hopeful that the "return to basics" format will help me out in finally getting on.

Full story HERE


Quizzers Documentary



Every year I like to post up a little link to this superb documentary aired on Channel 4 about 12 years ago now. It covers the European Quizzing Championships and features many of the faces you will see on TV quiz show these days. Well worth 30 minutes of your time!

This Weeks Grid Round...

The Grid round at the Albert this week was as follows. Remember the aim of the game is find the correct 5 answers on each Grid...….This week the highest score was 8.



Round 6
 
Can you identify the 5 advertising slogans that you would associate with Car manufacturers?

 
‘Intelligent Motion’
 
 
‘Connecting People’
 
‘Have it Your Way’
 
‘Grace. Space. Pace’
 
‘Go Beyond’
 
‘The Power of Dreams’
 
 
‘Let’s Go Places’
 
‘Ideas for Life’
 
‘Where Do You Want to Go Today?”
 
 
‘Think Different’

 

Round 7
 
The equator passes through which of the following countries?

 
Kenya
 
 
Egypt
 
Colombia
 
Peru
 
India
 
 
Brazil
 
 
Thailand
 
Ecuador
 
Japan
 
Indonesia

 
 
 
Let me know how you do and remember, if you are in the Sunderland area and are looking for a quiz on a Sunday Night....The Albert is the place to be. 7.30pm start!