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A victory of epic epicness

April 30, 2010 in Quizzes

Since moving house last August, I have managed to compete in just three quizzes – and finished second in all of them.  That run of bad luck came to an end last night, although it was a close run thing.

At the end of what might be called ‘normal time’, my team had finished joint-first on 95 points out of 100. A tie-break was announced and both tables were given a fresh sheet of paper and told to answer five further questions.  Unfortunately at the end of this round, we were still tied – we’d both gotten three right.

An abortive attempt at settling the quiz then took place when the quizmistress asked us to write down the name of the recent Icelandic volcano which had caused the suspension of flights.  As it turned out, both teams did such a poor job of this task that the idea was abandoned!

Finally, after yet another five questions (and at about 1am), we were declared the winners, having beaten our opponents by four to three. Phew!

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Ballroom of… answers

April 17, 2010 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the ‘Faces for Radio’ picture round I posted yesterday.

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Ballroom of… quiz

April 16, 2010 in Quizzes

Last night I had the privilege of hosting a quiz in the Mayo village of Tooreen.  Tooreen is known for two things: a hurling club and a ballroom, where the devil may or may not have appeared.

Last night it hosted what I have been assured was the first quiz held in the hall for many, many years.  Locals stretched their memories to the limit just to come up with the last time that any questions were asked of the hall’s patrons and no answer was forthcoming.  The hall itself is vast – bigger than the local church; bigger, in fact, than any building for miles around.  Well, last night we had crowd of 11 tables, which didn’t even approach half-filling it.  I’m told that there’ll be more quizzes in the future though, so it’s a start.

Obviously, as I was reading out the questions and not attempting to answer them I can’t include the usual “here’s a few I missed”.  However, I will post up the picture round from the night for you to have a go at.

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