Tuesday, 17 September 2019

The Weakest Link - Challenge TV

Just for those of you who may be interested, or indeed have been on it and want to catch your older episodes, then Challenge TV are repeating The Weakest Link episodes as of yesterday at 6pm. Slightly before the time I got into quizzing, however I did used to watch it quite regularly so it will be good to catch up on it!

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Monday, 16 September 2019

2019 British Student Quiz Championships Final

Recently uploaded to YouTube, the final of the recent British Student Quizzing Championships. Incredible quizzing on display here!

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Paul Sinha's General Knowledge

If you haven't had chance to take a look at Paul Sinha's latest radio series 'General Knowledge' on Radio 4, then its well worth a look! I have just caught up with the first 3 episodes now and its all very useful, very interesting and very very funny! The episodes can be found HERE

Friday, 13 September 2019

Only Connect - Second Quiz Book

The latest Only Connect quiz book has been released this week and is now available online. Started it briefly last night and as with the first book its up the usual standard and well worth your time!

Thursday, 12 September 2019

New British Quizzing Champion

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Huge congratulations go to Paul Sinha who last weekend won the individual title at the British Quiz Championships. You can read Paul's  thoughts on the day HERE. The questions from the event can also be purchased HERE to test yourself

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Harry Potter Quiz - Sunderland - Tuesday 10th September 2019

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People of Sunderland....if you have an interest in Harry Potter, then you may like to know my latest themed quiz night is taking place on Tuesday 10th September at 8.30pm in The Albert (Sunderland City Centre). Tons of prizes, what I hope is a fun quiz and a great night in store. Hopefully I will see you on Tuesday!

Friday, 6 September 2019

Counterpoint - New Series

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Only when logging onto BBC iplayer to catch the latest series of the excellent Third Degree, did I realise that the newest series of Counterpoint began on Monday. If you have never heard the show before, then its worth explaining its a music based quiz, covering a broad range of musical styles and a variety of rounds. The question writing is usually top drawer and the first episode of the series is a cracker. Listen HERE

Thursday, 5 September 2019

The Joe Friday Online Pub Quiz

Something I try to take a look at every week is the Friday Pub Quiz on Joe. Although it does tend to contain a lot of chestnuts, there are plenty of news based questions that will help fill any gaps you may have missed. It can be found HERE and is usually ready to go every Friday morning

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Sunderland Pub Quiz

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If you happen to be in Sunderland this, or indeed any Sunday, then get yourself down to my Pub Quiz night at The Albert (Fawcett Street). Starts 7.30pm every week with a fun format, good competition and plenty of prizes!

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Last Months Reading

Although Molly's arrival meant my reading time was reduced massively towards the back end of the month, I did manage to get through a good range of titles in August. Here are the factual books I managed to take in as well as some thoughts on each one...

I will start with the top pick of the month, and to be honest one of the most enjoyable books I have read in some time. How Music Got Free my Stephen Witt is the tale of music piracy and tells the story of the rise of bootlegging and online piracy of music. It reads like a thriller and is an entertaining, shocking and eye opening book that is worth your time! One of the best books I have read.

A new title by a writer who I discovered is from just up the road from me! A tale around major British cities and a story of the music that came out of them. A fun read, especially if you are familiar with the cities he covers! Packed full of facts too....has kept me going for music questions at the pub quiz for some time

A fact packed tome split into accessible chapters and  a treasure trove for questions and quizzing chestnuts! Certainly worth a look

Monday, 2 September 2019

Only Connect Returns Tonight

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Just in case you may have missed it, the latest series of Only Connect begins tonight! Coupled with University Challenge it means Quizzy Mondays is back in full force!

Good excuse for a break...

Apologies for the past 3 weeks in which I haven't quite had time to update the blog.....but I have a good excuse this time.
Welcome to the world Molly Fullard! Born August 14th 2019
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