Monday, 17 December 2018

4 Nights of Only Connect....(plus more!)

 
Fans of the BBC Two Quiz show Only Connect are in for a treat this week, as starting tonight we have 4 back to back episodes to enjoy! Tonight's edition is the regular series followed by three nights of special including a Champion of Champions, Sports Special and an all family affair!
 
 
Not only that but Xmas Eve will see the show retain its usual slot for the regular series before a special on Xmas Day itself!
 
Ive always thought TV stations are missing a trick by not having more quiz shows on TV on Xmas Day and nice to BBC 2 giving Only Connect a slot!
 
Roll on Xmas....

The Albert Quiz

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The final quiz of the year took place last night at the Albert in Sunderland, with our all sparkling Xmas Quiz. A fun crowd took part in a very close quiz won by the team above!
 
They also managed to take home almost £150 in our guaranteed Jackpot payout!
 
Thanks to all who have played this year and see you when The albert Quiz returns in Sunderland on Sunday 13th January at 7.30pm!

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Books of the Year #14



The DK Books are essential for quizzers as they contain so much information, in a clear image filled format that they are handy to work with and digest. Whether learning or setting! Animals have always been an area I struggle with, even at a basic level, information on Animals just doesn't seem to stick but this book has helped me along the way. Of all the DK books in my collection, this must rank up there with the very finest and most useful for quiz.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Books of the Year #13



Although general I am pretty okay at music, I do have a couple of blind spots, but this book as helped me out no end! Presented in a nice easy to read list form, it covers a wider period of music giving useful facts and introducing some of the bands and acts who come up time and time again in quizzes but I never seem to get right.


Available for pennies on Amazon second hand, well worth a look

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Books of the Year #12

Sticking with Science.....


Genius of Britain was a channel 4 series from a number of years ago, not that I realised at the time of buying this book. The book talks about great scientific achievements over the decades and as I have mentioned before, I tend to learn things better when presented in prose like this rather than lists, and there are some fascinating tales included in this text. Worth a look


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Books of the Year #11

As Science was one of the areas I was trying to improve on this year, the next few posts in the series will look at books on this subject that were useful. The Periodic Table is without doubt the most "quizzed about" subject in Science and as a good refresher/source for setting this has proved to be very valuable indeed. Presented in a fun, vibrant way....a great book to get started on/revise your science knowledge!


Monday, 10 December 2018

Big Christmas Quiz - This Sunday

The Albert
Sunderland City Centre
Sunday 16th December
7.30pm
 

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!