Thursday, 31 March 2016

Quiz Review - The Blue Bell, Fulwell

Blue Bell, Fulwell (Sunderland) - Tuesday Nights 8.30pm
Over the past few weeks, I have been attending the Blue Bell Quiz in Fulwell (Just outside of Sunderland city centre). It's been running  for some time and shamefully in the 2 years I lived in Sunderland I did not get round to attending. But having a few gaps in my diary I made the effort to go along and certainly didnt regret it.
The quiz is ran by local quizmaster, and league player, Tony Gillan who used to run the Quiz I attended each Thursday in Sunderland and that I labelled on here as the best quiz in town. So I was very pleased when I turned up and realised Tony was doing it.....
The quiz is split into 3 rounds. 12 pictures, 10 current affairs and 20 testing General Knowledge questions with a jackpot at the end. Marking is ongoing and the standard of questions is very high. No filler, no chestnuts and a well written set all round that will suit all players. The quizzes I have played so far have been nice and varied and always questions to ponder long and hard over.
It is busy too with 16 - 20 teams most weeks and the whole night goes without hitch (nice pub too!). Most notably there are no signs of cheating! The Jackpot round is capped at £100. Always a question to have a guess at and the jackpot cannot be split so if more than one players gets it, it rolls over.
All in all, the quiz at the Bluebell in Fulwell is one of my favourite Quiz Nights at present. My only slight criticism would be that's its a little on the short size....30 questions in all and 12 pictures. In addition, with the picture round accounting for over 25% of the quiz it means that a bad picture round can be fatal to your chances as the winning score (out of 42) tends to be around the 36-38 mark.

The Blue Bell also host a Music Quiz on a Monday and a "fun quiz" on a Wednesday but having been to neither I can't really comment but its worth knowing. Don't see many music quizzes around this area so Ill certainly be looking to give that a try!

Wednesday, 30 March 2016

QU12 2016

Last month I attended the latest Light Speed Quiz event. I will post the videos over the next few days but, and you'll see why, I am starting with this series :)

A slightly different game to the usual...

And the Final.....

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Music Quizzes - Periscope

Its been a while...

2016 is turning out to be a very busy one for me so I haven't had much time to devote to the blog. I have however, over the past few days, began to get involved in a series of Music Quizzes on Periscope.

Periscope is a live broadcasting tool available on most mobiles and tablets.

If you follow me @danielfullard on Periscope or let me know your Periscope username you'll get notifications as to when the quizzes are.

Tonight's music quiz begins at 7pm and contact me either on here or via email ( if you need help in getting set up.