Thursday, 21 October 2021

Xmas Gift Guide #2

 The second post in my Xmas gift guide sticks with the Quiz Book theme and is the excellent Bamber Gascoignes Challenging Quiz Book. This was released way back in 2007, but throughout the years I have owned it, it has been one my favourite and most useful quiz books. 


The book contains 200 rounds of 10 questions each, most of which are at the more challenging end of the scale. There is no filler and very little to "ease you in". The book hits you from the off with unique, refreshing and provoking questions for quizzers of all levels and interested. The rounds are themed in a fashion and each answer page provides additional facts which will help cement the knowledge!  Working through this book will certainly benefit your quizzing and its a fun book to treat yourself with or give to that quizzer in your life!

 

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Sunday, 17 October 2021

Xmas Gift Guide #1

 Every year since starting the blog I have posted some form on end of the year guide to my favourite and most useful quiz books of the last year and indeed general books/games etc that may serves as good gifts for the quizzer in your life!


If you are new to the blog on the back of hearing the podcast, then these are the posts I am referring to in recent episodes of the podcast. If you click the link, regardless of what you end up buying then it will help towards the running costs of the podcast. Much appreciated!


Anyway....


On with the first recommendation and it is a repeat from last year, as not only have I enjoyed this book so much, but I feel its an ideal gift for the music quizzer. David Hepworth has written a lot of quality factual work and used his knowledge to produce what I am tempted to suggest is the best music quiz book on the market.

The book goes for quality over content and produces a wide range of themed rounds with questions that feel fresh, provoke interest and will challenge people of all quizzing abilities. Its ideal for collaborative work but equally good as a base for learning and improving your own knowledge. The answer pages come directly after the questions and include descriptions and additional information...what more can you want,


Coming in a lovely hardback sleeve, this is a great present idea but also great for your own use. If you do buy it , let me know what you think!


Thursday, 14 October 2021

Pointless Contestant Call

 


The BBC are once again on the look out for quizzers to take part in Pointless. To apply "Click HERE" and it will take you direct to the application. Good Luck!

Monday, 11 October 2021

Podcast update

 



Thanks to everyone who has listened to the podcast. Really chuffed to hit 10k so early in the process! The podcast can now be found on all major platforms so make sure you hit like, subscribe and rate! Juts search for "The Quiz Addict" in whatever device you use!

MQL Buzzer Final


 A video featuring the recent MQL Buzzer Quiz Final between Teesside and a team featuring a TV Chaser!

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Connections League Game of the Week


 

The Online Connections Quiz League is reaching its crunch point now. Here is the latest Game of the Week and if you enjoy watching this I would really urge you to take part in the forthcoming season!  

Friday, 24 September 2021

The Quiz Addict Podcast

 The Quiz Addict Podcast is moving on strong and is now way past 100 episodes! All the latest episodes are below and it should now be available on Apple Podcasts,  Spotify and all major platforms

Latest Episodes of the podcast which are l available as well on all major platforms and hosted via Podbean (HERE)

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Thursday, 23 September 2021

Irish Quiz League

 


Rather than retype the whole news update, please see below a copy and paste of the recent announcement from the Irish Quiz Organisation regarding a new online league that is open to all!!! 



"We have exciting news… the first Irish Quiz League will begin in October!

This will be an online event taking place under the auspices of the IQO.

  • Matches will take place over Zoom on Monday nights (or during the preceding weekend, if agreed between the teams involved)
  • Matches will be between two teams of four
  • Team squads can include more than four players
  • The league will run for eight weeks
  • The cost of entry will be €60 per squad, regardless of how many members

If you’d like to take part CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Eggheads Returns

 


Channel 5 has confirmed that Eggheads is returning to TV screens on October 4th at 6.30pm! A lot has been kept under wraps about the format (seems to be 4 players?) and the Eggheads taking part but I for one am certainly looking forward to it!

Thursday, 9 September 2021

Quiz Omnium 3 - Sabotage - Match 1


 


Thrilled this week to see Gareth Kingston's All Things Quiz Channel launch the third edition of Quiz Omnium. This is a Pop Culture special and features some great questions, top quality quizzing and a unique format.!

Wednesday, 8 September 2021

The Quiz Addict Podcast

The Quiz Addict Podcast is still going strong with twice-daily episodes issued, with the occasional bonus episode thrown into the mix. 

Latest Episodes of the podcast which are l available as well on all major platforms and hosted via Podbean (HERE)

 (If you are able and feel these have been useful, please consider a donation). The podcast is not for profit, which is why you should never hear an adverts, but there are some small running/hosting costs so any help would be appreciated! See the donation button in the side bar <<<<<<<

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Connections League - Game of the Week

 



The Connections Online Quiz League (ran by the team behind the Online Quiz League) is now in its second season and the quality has been high. Once again, I have teamed up with my fabulous team mates from Disparate Origins to enter and we have had had a decent start, with a 3 wins 1 loss record. Above is the link to the video from the Game of the Week, which gives you a taste of the questions and indeed if you are interested in taking part in future events then head over to Quiz Central for more information

Monday, 6 September 2021

Quiz Bowl League - Call for players

 


The Quiz Bowl League launched around 2 months ago, and without blinking the first season is almost over! Quiz Bowl is not something I have ever really had the chance to do, so I was very keen to partake in the league and overall its been a superb, smoothly run experience. The questions are superb, the 7 divisions are well spread out and its a fantastic chance for people not usually given the chance to compete in Quiz Bowl to play!


Season 2 is now open for sign ups.....check it out HERE

Sunday, 5 September 2021

Evan Lynch - British Quiz Champion

 


Congratulations to Evan Lynch on becoming British Quiz Champion for the first time at the event held across the UK yesterday! One of the most prestigious events on the British Quiz Circuit has a new winner, and Evan is someone I have mentioned several times on the blog over the last year, having stormed through the quiz scene in all manner of competitions from MIMIRS Wells to OQL.

Information on the event and links to buy the questions can be found HERE