Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Magnus-Trebek Trophy

 On Sunday, the third Magus-Trebek trophy took place which is a Ryder Cup style quizzing event between teams from the Online Quiz League UK and the USA Counterpart. Ive been lucky enough to take part in the last two events, last year as part of the friendly setters team and this year as part of Divisional champions Alors on Dunks. The USA once again took victory with a 12-7 overall win. See below a link to the top tier game....(If you click through to the main Youtube Channel for OQL you will also find other games (all played on the same questions))




Saturday, 8 January 2022

The Podcast - is back!

After a month off following the first 200 episodes, as promised, the Quiz Addict podcast is back for 2022 with all new episodes. The first of which (on the 2022 New Years Honours) is now live. Episodes should be back to the rate of 10-15 per week once more so please let me know if you have any requests for subjects! 

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Friday, 7 January 2022

All Things Quiz - Review of 2021


 

All Things Quiz has began 2022 with a look back at all the key Quizzing events and triumphs in 2022. Linked above is the latest video looking at International Quizzing in 2022. Follow the channel for regular quiz content!

Monday, 3 January 2022

Update

 


First and foremost, a Happy to New Year to everyone reading! I hope you are fit and well and 2022 is kind to you and your family.


Just a quick update, as I have had a few questions on the matter - The podcast will continue and the latest episodes will be uploaded this week. Due to a very busy Xmas period with our 2 year old and finishing the year by catching COVID, I have been pushed for time but with episodes recorded and written, the podcast will be back very soon indeed!

Monday, 13 December 2021

Online Quiz League - Enrol now!

 


I have mentioned the Online Quiz League several times over the course of its lifetime, and the league continues to go from strength to strength. With 7 tiers,  hundreds of players and a great community, the league is the perfect home for experienced quizzers and newcomers alike. Whether you are a team or indeed a solo player looking to join, the league can accommodate you and the new season is just around the corner.


Essentially, if you have access to Zoom and are free on Wednesday evenings at 8pm.....then thats all you need. Click the link here for more info and if you do sign up please mention The Quiz Addict as your referer

Sunday, 28 November 2021

All Day Movie Quiz - Podcast underway

To celebrate reaching 200 episodes of the Quiz Addict Podcast, I am doing my second ever all day Podcast quiz. 17 new episodes across the day, released on the hour from early until late. 

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Saturday, 27 November 2021

Xmas Gift Guide #10 - Linkee

 


One of the ever presents on my Gift Guide over the years has been Linkee. The game shot to fame initially when it got some exposure on Dragons Den and is now in its 4th edition, available across many high street stores. The game is simple and fun to play, each card as 4 questions all linked in one way. One player reads out the questions, the first to spot the link wins. The questions are well written, the links are consistently inventive and its the perfect pick up and play game for the festive period.



Friday, 26 November 2021

All Day Movie Quiz Marathon - Sunday 28th November - Podcast

 



To celebrate reaching 200 episodes, this Sunday (28th November) Ill be running an all day podcast quiz on the subject of Movies. As usual, each episode will be 15 questions long and I intend to upload episodes on the hour every hour from early until late.


The podcast is available on all major platforms - Itunes, Spotify etc or can be found HERE

Thursday, 25 November 2021

All Things Quiz - Quiz Omnium

 




Gareth Kingston's fabulous Youtube channel All Things Quiz has began its third "Quiz Omnium" Challenge. This time under the 'Pop Culture' banner. See 4 of the UK's top Pop Culture Quiz brains battle it out on fantastic sets of question. And whilst you are there check out the earlier entries in the series as well....

Mastermind Applications Open

 



Applications are once again open for the next series of Mastermind. Follow the link HERE

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Xmas Gift Guide #9 - A Matter of Facts - Shaun Williamson

 

 

 I am taking a little break in this series from focusing on Quiz Books, to mentioning once of the finest books I have read on the subject of Quiz. I first encountered Shaun Williamson at a Grand Prix in what must have been 2013 and he has been a serious quizzer ever since. (And a good one at that!). In this book Shaun takes a look at the UK quiz scene, quizzing in general and his own journey to improve his rankings. Its superbly written, captivates quiz and the scene and the passion of quizzers better than any book I have ever encountered on the subject. 

Of course the below books are also very much worth looking into for books about quizzing but for me Shaun's takes the biscuit...


Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Quiz Addict Podcast

 The Quiz Addict Podcast is now well over 200 episodes (including special) long. That gives you well over 3000 questions to get stuck into on a wide range of subjects. If you can like, share, follow and subscribe to the podcast that would be great. Feedback also welcome!

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Monday, 22 November 2021

Xmas Gift Guide #8 - BBC Quiz Show Books

 Back to the Christmas guide guide and I am still on the subject of Quiz Books and this time its three books from BBC Quiz Shows - Namely - Mastermind, University Challenge and Only Connect. The BBC books are always high quality, earlier in the series I suggested the Brian of Britain book and even the likes of the Question of Sports books are always quality.


But those listed below serve as ideal gifts for the quizzer in your life, or as I keep saying a little Xmas treat for yourself. The questions are plentiful, high quality and well crafted. Hours of fun to be had!

OQL Buzzer Quiz

 It has been a hectic few weeks, hence the lack of posts, and I am only just getting round to mentioning the fabulous OQL Buzzer Quiz event which took place in Birmingham on the 13th November. 30 teams of quizzers from across the UK and Ireland came together to square off in a series of matches, that are best described as University Challenge style buzzer games (with the option to steal bonuses).  I will post a full write up of some point, of what I have no hesitation in saying is my favourite ever quiz event, but see below a video from Gareth Kingstons excellent All Things quiz blog about the day as well as the final which was...well.....just take 40 minutes to watch it, that's all I will say...








Thursday, 4 November 2021

Xmas Gift Guide #7 - Classic FM Friendly Quiz Book

The gift guide continues with another quiz book from my collection - Classic FM Friendly Quiz Book. I often find that Classical Music is one area, that if you put the work in, can reap great rewards in quiz. At every level from the pub quiz to the league competitions. This book is a great primer and a great test of that knowledge. With over 1000 questions the book looks at everything from straight up trivia questions, to match the symphony name to the composer style rounds, to guess the decade to themed rounds of operas and composers. It really does have a great coverage of subjects and it is all golden content you would expect to come up time and time again!