Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Reminder....Quiz in the North THIS Saturday


I have criminally failed to mention Quiz in the North as much as I should have over the past few years on the blog. The next event is coming up on the 30th March in Stockton and is well worth considering!
The event was set up a few years back for quizzers to get together and compete in testing quizzes in a fun, socialable environment with plenty of quizzing action throughout the day. Every event I have been to has been well organised, fun and with great sets of questions and I expect nothing less when the Quiz in the North hits Stockton on March 30th. Ill copy and paste the blurb below from the website.

"The next Quiz in the North Event is going to take place at the Malleable Club on Norton Road in Norton, TS20 2PH on the 30th of March. It's going to hosted by Clive Dunning, and just happens to take place on a very special day for him. Doors open at 11am and the individual quiz written by Rob Hannah will start at 11.30. The afternoon will feature a team quiz written by Tony Gold and there are plenty of good quality places nearby to go for lunch between the quizzes. The club is also within 5 minutes walks of A Weatherspoons and a number of other pubs and restaurants for anyone who wants to socialise afterwards. If you'd like to take part please register using the Eventbrite link below"

Link to Event Brite Page
If you need any more information let me know and I can put you in touch with the relevant people!

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Podcast Suggestion: Steve Bunce - History of the Heavyweight Championship


A fantastic series I have just finished recently, with a new run of episodes just released, this podcast focuses on the History of the Boxing World Heavyweight Championship hosted by Steve Bunce. The 5 live podcast he does is superb on the coverage of current boxing, but this one exceeds that! Detailed and good episode length (around 22 minutes) with some great insight and facts to keep the boxing knowledge in order. Well worth a listen!

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

This weeks Grid Round....

The latest Grid Round from my Weekly Quiz at the Albert in Sunderland....Remember on these there are 5 correct answers on each Grid. Round 6 is a bit different this week as its two options, you have to say which happened first. Round 7 is all  about the number 5....which of the 10 options are equivalent to the number 5!

Round 6

Prince Charles was born
Elizabeth II Becomes Queen
The first Star Wars movie is released
Jaws is released
First Subway store opens in the UK
The first Wetherspoons Opens in the UK
Charlie and Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is published
The first Mars Bar goes on sale in the UK
Newcastle Arena Opened
Stadium of Light Opened


Round 7

Age of Prince George
BBC Radio Stations
Films in the Pirates of the Caribbean series
Rivers of the UK Longer than the Tyne
Players on a Basketball team
Singles Grand Slam titles won by Andy Murray
Stars of the Flag of China
Buildings in UK Taller than Blackpool Tower
English cities beginning with the Letter B
General elections won by Tony Blair

Monday, 11 March 2019

Top Performers on UK Quizzes

Interesting little overview here on Quiz Quiz Quiz about the most successful UK Quizzers on TV....HERE