I had the experience this week of attending a quiz at a local pub in which I witnessed the worst example of a quizmaster helping his mates and guiding them towards what he thought would be a win. Although we were never in contention for the win this soured the whole evening for me as he allowed them to cheat without questioning them, asked them openly if they missed any and gave them the answer and was surprised when they did not win!
Most quizzes I attend are ran by gentleman of an older variety but the quizmaster at this quiz in question was maybe 26 at most. The table who were obviously his friends were a similar age. For the whole hour of quizzing they sat and openly cheated. You could see phone reflections on the table, a member got up for a toilet or smoke break every two minutes coming back with an answer and they even got given an answer off the quiz master. Laughably, they did not even win and even the quizmaster was shocked. All that cheating effort wasted. Shame.
Does this happen often? Obviously the quizmaster in most venues is known and has friends in there but have you any examples of worse scenarios when a quizmaster has aided his chums to victory?