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Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 9:20:48 AM   
DanielFullard


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I am a huge fan of pub quizzing and attend about 5 a week. I also run Blog[/URL]]The Quiz Addict Blog.

Many other forum users attend quizzes?

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 10:02:28 AM   
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Every quiz I've been to in the last two years has been ruined by people with smartphones.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 10:18:08 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Olaf

Every quiz I've been to in the last two years has been ruined by people with smartphones.


QFT. The venerable pub quiz has been destroyed by mobile internet.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 10:35:28 AM   
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I usually get to at least one a week and also, until recently, played in our district Quiz League.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 10:37:28 AM   
Harry Lime


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Olaf

Every quiz I've been to in the last two years has been ruined by people with smartphones.

This is true. It's really annoying. However, it also makes it more satisfying when you win!


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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 10:39:20 AM   
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I used to run quizzes in the pub I had. I switched off the WiFi router while it was on.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 10:47:47 AM   
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The girlfriend and I have been going to one recently. I don't find there to be any cheaters and the quiz is really well done with various rounds and ways of scoring. The only draw back is the announcer who can't read what he's got written down or pronounce simple words He then insists on covering it up with some "playful banter"

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 12:36:15 PM   
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We have a local one at uni to which we go every week. It's a laugh and a good way to find out about people especially in the first few weeks of uni and the guy checks that people aren't cheating which is good.

Sadly we have rivals in the form of the Quizlamic Extremists who always seem to pip us to the post. We'll get 'em one day.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 12:48:48 PM   
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Me n tweets have one that we used to go to regularly, where it was openly frowned upon to have your phone turned on and if you got caught then forget about it, it used to be good fun as well.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 12:54:20 PM   
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Me and my mates at uni used to do one every sunday, in fact I met up with them last tuesday for the christmas edition.

Loads of fun, and me and my partner won by a landslide

Useless trivia is something I seem to be good at, and I was especially proud when I was the only one who recognised the photo of the elderly Charlie Chaplin, the dater he died, and that the girl in the photo of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was a young Julie Andrews and not Judie Garland.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 4:21:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

Me and my mates at uni used to do one every sunday, in fact I met up with them last tuesday for the christmas edition.

Loads of fun, and me and my partner won by a landslide

Useless trivia is something I seem to be good at, and I was especially proud when I was the only one who recognised the photo of the elderly Charlie Chaplin, the dater he died, and that the girl in the photo of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was a young Julie Andrews and not Judie Garland.

25th December 1977!


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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 4:27:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Lime

quote:

ORIGINAL: Olaf

Every quiz I've been to in the last two years has been ruined by people with smartphones.

This is true. It's really annoying. However, it also makes it more satisfying when you win!



The pub quiz we do puts baskets on the tables for everyone to chuck their phones in (makes a chnage from car keys )
However we had a question the other week which was something about the tube stations in London. Thankfully the missus had her diary on her so we were taking a peek at the Underground Map inside.
And we came third.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 4:28:35 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Lime


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

Me and my mates at uni used to do one every sunday, in fact I met up with them last tuesday for the christmas edition.

Loads of fun, and me and my partner won by a landslide

Useless trivia is something I seem to be good at, and I was especially proud when I was the only one who recognised the photo of the elderly Charlie Chaplin, the dater he died, and that the girl in the photo of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was a young Julie Andrews and not Judie Garland.

25th December 1977!



Put your phone away!!!

I used to go to the local football club pub quiz but like people have said, Smart phones have ruined them. Even with people checking for cheats there's still people at it. I think we only won one in my time so maybe I'm just bitter.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 5:17:00 PM   
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I knew the date of Chaplin's death without looking it up. The fact that he died on Christmas day sticks in my mind, I'm strange like that. I can also tell you that Annie Lennox was born on Christmas day 1954. Georgia Moffett (David Tennant's other half and daughter of Peter Davison) was born on Christmas day 1984.  Jimmy Buffett, Sissy Spacek and Dido all share the day with Jesus, too but I'm not sure of their years.

A friend of my mum used to write questions for a pub quiz at the pub my mum worked at. I wrote film questions for him so when I took part in the quiz, I knew most of the answers. We hardly ever won though as it wasn't just a film quiz


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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 19/12/2011 6:11:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Lime


quote:

ORIGINAL: Hood_Man

Me and my mates at uni used to do one every sunday, in fact I met up with them last tuesday for the christmas edition.

Loads of fun, and me and my partner won by a landslide

Useless trivia is something I seem to be good at, and I was especially proud when I was the only one who recognised the photo of the elderly Charlie Chaplin, the dater he died, and that the girl in the photo of Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was a young Julie Andrews and not Judie Garland.

25th December 1977!


POINTS to that man!

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 20/12/2011 2:14:32 AM   
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You can just go to the toilet and use your phone, it's pretty pathetic but it's the best way to get the money that little gwyneth needs for her kidney dialysis machine

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 20/12/2011 1:18:29 PM   
Chris Smithee


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I used to go to a weekly pub quiz where we all knew the guy running it, so it was a good laugh, we did spend a lot of time thinking up stupid stuff to wind him up and put him off when he was going over the answers

The one I go to now (different pub), is quite good, alternates between different rounds and usually ends with the winning team going on to a round of play your cards right. They usually switch off the wi-fi router before it starts, so people can't just check the answers on their phone.

One thing I usually get stuck on is a good team-name; so far we've had Team IQ Negative and The Drinking Dead; anyone else got any good/funny team names? 


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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 20/12/2011 6:14:32 PM   
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I'm part of the missus' work team at a quiz league that we've won twice in a row!  250 bar tab.  It's once a month and it's really well run with about 25 teams each time with rounds of general knowledge, current affairs, random round, wipeout and song intros.  We've got a good mix of different ages and specialist knowledge (including a scientist sometimes!).

We've been doing it now for over two years and it's by far the best one I've ever done


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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 20/12/2011 6:21:08 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chris Smithee

I used to go to a weekly pub quiz where we all knew the guy running it, so it was a good laugh, we did spend a lot of time thinking up stupid stuff to wind him up and put him off when he was going over the answers

The one I go to now (different pub), is quite good, alternates between different rounds and usually ends with the winning team going on to a round of play your cards right. They usually switch off the wi-fi router before it starts, so people can't just check the answers on their phone.

One thing I usually get stuck on is a good team-name; so far we've had Team IQ Negative and The Drinking Dead; anyone else got any good/funny team names?



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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 20/12/2011 8:20:32 PM   
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One team had me, an Irish woman, and a Mexican woman. So we were the Tri-Linguals

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 20/12/2011 8:22:52 PM   
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We used "I've Quizzed in My Pants" at the Belfast Film Festival Quiz this year!

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 12:26:33 AM   
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Ours is "You're a Quizard Harry"

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 12:33:26 AM   
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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 11:40:02 AM   
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A few good names from our league are Jeff Leopard and Quiz on my face...but they only came once

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 11:51:40 AM   
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We used to be Suffolk and useless or Norfolk and chance. 

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 11:51:55 AM   
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Purple Cobras.

Also Boats and Hos. (We won as Boats and Hos, it's a good name.)

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 1:34:53 PM   
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Slightly Off Topic, someone texted me a quiz question today, it took me ages to get it.

What's next in the sequence - Young George Michael...........?

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 2:05:23 PM   
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I'm pretty handy in a film round, other than that, not a great help.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 2:08:45 PM   
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I'm pretty handy in a film round, other than that, not a great help.


OK, I'll give you 2 clues:-
Surnames. Christmas song.

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RE: Anyone go to pub quizzes? - 21/12/2011 2:17:06 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: jonson


quote:

ORIGINAL: JIm R

I'm pretty handy in a film round, other than that, not a great help.


OK, I'll give you 2 clues:-
Surnames. Christmas song.


Still stumped.

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