The big event of quizzing around these parts will take place on Friday night, when the St. Brigid’s club’s ‘International Sports Quiz‘ happens in the Hodson Bay Hotel, near Athlone. I was chatting with one of the event’s committee members at the weekend and he told me that, by Saturday last, they had 70 confirmed teams. 70!
The same man told me that their original aim had been to try and get 100 tables. However, he wasn’t too bothered with the fact that they hadn’t reached this figure as they now know that many tables won’t fit in the Hodson Bay’s ballroom! Anyway, it promises to be a great event and best of luck to everyone who has entered. I’m available for subbing duties if anyone has a free spot on a team.
While I may not be quizzing in Athlone on Friday, that’s not to say I won’t be taking part in a sports quiz this week. The night before, Claremorris AFC host their annual sports quiz in The Dalton Inn, Claremorris. Myself and Ger have a bit of history in this one and we’ll hoping to do a lot better than two years ago and slightly better than last year.
The final blast from the past is Division, a quiz show which will air on RTÉ this Sunday evening. Readers of the blog will know all about this show, my dalliance with taking part and eventual decision to not do so.
Yesterday, TheJournal.ie’s Daily Edge subsite featured what they called an “exclusive sneak peak” of the show. If you feel so inclined, check out the whole article. Indeed, it’s possibly worth it for the comments beneath, several of which are pretty much on-the-money for me.
If you want to skip to the chase though, here is the preview clip itself: