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Head of the class

September 26, 2012 in Interactive, Quizzes

The first of the Autumnal series of quizzes, in aid of Liam’s Wheels, took place in The King’s Head, in Galway, on Monday night last.

It was all put together in under a week, as we decided we’d need to have the first quiz take place in September.  Linked in to this decision was the theme I’d chosen for the questions: Back to school.  It’s still topical now.  Next month, not so much.

The short-notice also affected the promotion of the event by the King’s Head staff but, in spite of my own fears, a very impressive crowd of 26 tables turned up!

The quiz itself flew by, with the final results being announced at the unusually early time of 11.05pm.  I think the audience appreciated the unusual nature of the questions but I must put my hand up and admit that I got one wrong.  It was pointed out to me almost instantly and, as it had been in the round before the break, we were able to rectify the scoreboard before the second half begun.  No harm done, therefore, but it was still very embarassing as it must be several years since I last let a wrong answer stray under my radar.  For the record, turtles are reptiles, not amphibians. 🙁

If you’d like to have a go at the questions, and try out one of the night’s picture rounds, click the Read the rest… link.

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Back to School quiz

September 20, 2012 in Quizzes

So, September is here and the new quizzing season can begin.  Indeed, there seems to be a glut of them around here this week.  It may have something to do with all the clubs who have All-Ireland football final tickets they need to raffle off. 🙂  Anyway, I’m off to one in Swinford tonight.

I’m also getting back into the swing of hosting quizzes.  I am the man behind the mic at the ‘Back to School’ quiz, which is taking place in The King’s Head, Galway, on Monday night at 8pm.  All are welcome.

Tables of four are just €20 and all proceeds will go to Liam’s Wheels, raising money for former French Foreign Legionnaire Liam Cullinane who now needs a customised tricycle for mobility.  It’s definitely a worthy cause.

If you haven’t guessed already, the quiz will feature questions which everyone used to know the answers to!  That’s right, all those essential facts we learned during our school days and have, of course, used every day since.

It should be great fun and I hope many of you can come along.  For more information, please visit The King’s Head page on Facebook.

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