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March 12, 2010 in Quizzes

Just like the League of Ireland, it seems that my quizzing season has reorientated itself.  Gone are the days when quizzes were plentiful from October to April. Now, almost three months have passed by since I last caught wind of a quiz.  These are hard times indeed.

Sheridan’s Bar, Knocknacarra, was the venue for a quiz last night whose questions were exclusively based on football.  That is, soccer, if you’re not from round here.  Quizzes on single topics can be a bit of a drag but, hey, we were just looking for our quizzing fix.

That said, it nearly slipped under the radar.  The advertising budget for the quiz must have been kept to a minimum as my Galway contacts told me they’d first seen posters on Monday evening – for a quiz scheduled that Thursday.  Furthermore, an enquiry made by telephone yesterday afternoon led to a mixup that could have been straight out of The Two Ronnies.

“Hi. I’m just calling to ask about booking a table for the quiz tonight…”

“I’m sorry sir.  There’s already a quiz taking place tonight so you cannot book the bar.”

Oh, how I’d love if such a world existed where table quizzes were so popular that bars would have double-booking issues! Read the rest of this entry →