Thursday, 30 August 2018

My latest Quiz Venture

I will be starting my next quiz as host on Tuesday September 11th at the Peacock in the heart of Sunderland City. After getting into hosting about 16 weeks ago now, I have started looking for a few extra nights as I am finding it much more enjoyable than I imagined!

Would love to see you there....

Monday, 6 August 2018

Gaby Roslins Talking Pictures

Radio 4 Extra is a treasure trove of shows which had limited runs on radio, and one I have just discovered, that I still haven't worked out if its newly produced or a repeat, is Gaby Roslins Talking Pictures which is a fun and interesting quiz on the subject of films. Worth checking out HERE

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Sunday Nights at The Albert Sunderland

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Quiz Night - The Albert - Sunderland - Sunday at 7.30pm
My quiz night in the Albert enters its 3rd month now and continues to go from strength to strength with a great core of regular players attending, producing 6 different winners in the past 6 weeks and a jackpot prize of £175 given away recently!
If you find yourself in Sunderland on a Sunday, the pub is located just opposite Wilkos and the Post Office on Fawcett Street, and we start at 7.30pm until around 10pm!
Hope to see you there one week. We are getting busy now so if you want to ensure you have a seat, please pop me an email to and Ill get one sorted!

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Are you a pub owner in Sunderland?

Are you a pub manager in Sunderland? Do you want to fill your bar on a Wednesday night with a bunch of thirsty quizzers? Then you may want to consider adding a team into the Sunderland Echo Quiz League!

The League has been running for over 50 years and having recently taken over as league secretary, I am keen to get some new players in the league. All you need is a team of up to 6, a venue and you are set to go.

If you are keen to enter a team or indeed are an individual looking to join in some tougher, google free quizzing, then this could be a good chance to get involved. Pop me an email to

Friday, 3 August 2018

Book Suggestions

A couple of books I have been working my through lately by Mitchell Symons. 800 plus page tomes of interesting facts that are ideal for quizzers and questions masters alike. Of the few I have read, I would suggest the two to go for, and the ones with least repetition, would be the ones below!

Quiz Britain

I may have mentioned the rather excellent Quiz Britain app in the past but its certainly well worth mentioning again. The app and site is a guide to quizzing in the UK, and simply typing in your location will provide a comprehensive list of quizzes in the area.

You will find the site

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Quiz Review: River Bar Washington

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Location: Fatfield, Washington
Nights: Tuesday
Time: From 7pm
 Last night, for the first time in quite a while, I sampled a new quiz night in the local area due to the fact that my cousin happens to work behind the bar and alerted me to the Tuesday quiz. With over 50 players in the bar across 10-12 teams it is certainly one of the most packed quizzes Ive been to in a while. The pub itself is in a prime location, with easy parking and Tuesday nights are also 50% off food, which we of course took advantage of.
The quiz has 8 rounds of 6 questions, including a music round, as well as pictures and two "Who am I Style rounds". The questions were pretty straight forward standard pub quiz style, and the quiz rattles along at a pacey rate...all over by 9.30pm. The "Who Am I" rounds, both worth up to 10 points, do mean the quiz balances a lot on how well you do in that (which I suppose encourages different winners every week). Plenty of prizes, a jackpot round and a well run quiz all around.
Certainly worth a look!

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Sunderland Echo Quiz League

It is that time of year again when the Sunderland Echo Quiz League's knockout cup commences. Not quite a knockout as such, but with a new format in play it might be an interesting season. Here are the fixtures if you fancy coming along to any games. Pop me a message if you do.

Gown Scott Memorial Rounds – Knockout Rounds

Week 1
August 1st
Setters -  Ashbrooke
Free Week – Newbottle
Ship Isis vs Navy Club
Penshaw vs Prior
Week 2
August 8th
Setters -  Navy Club
Free Week – Prior
Newbottle vs Ashbrooke
Penshaw vs Ship Isis
Week 3
August 15th
Setters -  Newbottle
Free Week – Penshaw
Prior vs Navy Club
Ship Isis vs Ashbrooke
Week 4
August 22nd 
Setters -  Ship Isis
Free Week – Ashbrooke
Navy Club vs Penshaw
Prior vs Newbottle
Week 5
August 29th
Setters -  Penshaw
Free Week – Navy Club
Ashbrooke vs Prior
Newbottle vs Ship Isis
Week 6
September 5th
Setters -  Prior
Free Week – Ship Isis
Navy Club vs Newbottle
Ashbrooke vs Penshaw
Week 7
September 12th
Week 8
September 19th
Setters - TBA
Free Week – N/A
Navy Club vs Ashbrooke
Prior vs Ship Isis
Penshaw vs Newbottle
Week 9
September 26th
Semi Final
Setter: 6th Place in Knockout Group Stage
Team 1 vs Team 4
Team 2 vs Team 3
Team 1 and 2 have choice of venue. Home team must provider quiz master