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Two out of two

November 10, 2010 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

One week on from my discovery of the weekly quiz in Gilligan’s Pub, Claremorris, I headed back to see if my first visit had been a happy fluke.

I was on my own this week as my usual buddies were all otherwise occupied.  It’s a benefit of the random draw method of team selection at this event that you can turn up solo and not feel like Johnny-no-mates. So I paid my €3 entry fee and got assigned to a team.

The turnout must have been down on the previous week as teams were made up of just three people. I got John, a local chap who unashamedly watches soap operas (i.e. a very useful man to have on a team) and Aiden, a retired gentleman from Dunmore.  Aiden may have an intriguing back story but, alas, we didn’t get to go into it too deeply.  He did reveal to us that he got 97% in Ancient Greek when he did the Leaving Cert. Such an achievement commands respect!

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Gilligan’s Happy Island: answers

November 4, 2010 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted yesterday.

I’m afraid I still can’t remember the missing 10th question so that’ll have to stay a mysterious void. The ‘lost’ question, if you will.

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Gilligan’s happy island

November 3, 2010 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

Last night I chanced upon a surprising delight: Tuesday Quiz Night in Gilligan’s Pub, Claremorris, Co. Mayo.

My buddy Ger saw this simple poster earlier in the week and, presuming the organisers meant to say “table quiz”, he got a team together. However, when we arrived we were soon enlightened as to the error in this assumption.

Up-and-running since God was a boy (“around 20 years”), this event allows those folks so inclined as to want a quizzing ‘fix’ so sate this need every Tuesday night from October to May. To take part though, you need to be aware of the rules:

  • No prearranged teams. All competitor’s names are put into a hat and drawn randomly.
  • Tables exchange answer sheets with their neighbours for the purposes of correction.
  • Entry fee: €3 per person. Prize: €10 per person.
  • There is a rota for the role of weekly quizmaster with everyone expected to have a go at writing and reading the questions at least once during the year.

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Golf quiz: answers

November 1, 2010 in Quizzes

Yesterday turned out to be a bit busier than I expected so, finally, here are the answers to the questions I posted on Saturday.

Well done to Chris Keane, the lady who put this quiz together.

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