Thursday, 11 May 2017

Sunderland Echo Quiz League Final Table

Congratulations to Newbottle on winning the Sunderland Echo Quiz League! In what was a very tight season the result came down to average scores. If you are in the local area and keen to take part in next season, either as a team or an individual, then get in touch with me on and I will put you in touch with the relevant person!

The table is below. Roll on next year....

Friday, 21 April 2017

Sunderland Echo Quiz League

This post is mainly intended for people in the Sunderland area, keen on taking part in some tougher quizzes!

The current season of the Sunderland Echo Quiz League is coming to an end in the next few weeks and after another fun and enjoyable season I just wanted to mention that the league is more than open to new players and teams from the area.

Ever since joining the league, around  years ago now at least, I have met some great people, taken part in some great quizzes and thoroughly enjoyed my participation. It's a team based league with up to 6 players per team and you get a chance to answer every questions (so no individual questions which can often put people off). Everyone is welcoming and the venues are dotted around the city and surrounding area.

Take a look at the site here which has examples of recent sets.

If you are in the area and are able to play games on Wednesday nights, please get in touch ( and I'll put you in touch with the relevant people to get on board. Whether you are an individual, or even better think you can muster up a team, to compete in the league, we are always on the lookout for new faces. 

Thursday, 20 April 2017

QU12 2017 - Heat 3

Here is the latest Heat from QU12 2017. A good standard of questions, some cracking answers and a very high standard of play. I somehow fluked the final but the less said about that the better!

There are several more heats at Lightspeed Quiz Events across the country over the next few months and you can find details Here or pop me an email at and I'll point you in the right direction of who to speak to to join.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Suggested Book

I am assuming many people reading this will already know about, and many will have several versions of this title, but just a quick reminder based on a few emails I have received this week but in terms of reference works for aiding in setting and improving knowledge, Trevor Montague's long running series is second to none... saying that whenever I get the chance, I mention that this is also a good starting point to cover the basics. This has certainly contributed to many many of my correct answers since I started quizzing and although some parts are now out of date, the key elements are here to start building your quiz knowledge...

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Redfest 2017!

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The poster above says it all! Redfest 2016 was easily my favourite event of the year, and perhaps the most fun I have had quizzing since I started out. This year it's back and with a new venue and after the success of last year, hopefully an even bigger turnout I am looking forward to it already.

If you only go to one quiz event all year, I highly recommend this!