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Golf quiz: Right on target

October 30, 2010 in Quizzes

Whenever I host a quiz, I like to give the clientele a little something extra.  Anyone can write 100 (or 60) questions but can you create a quiz that folks will remember in the months and years ahead?

So it was a pleasant surprise to find that last night’s quiz at the Ballyhaunis Golf Club was a real diamond in the rough (pun pun).  It was a small quiz, in terms of entry, with just nine tables taking part, but the production quality on show was first class.

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Odd ones in answers

October 30, 2010 in Quizzes, Rehab

Much debate over the scores at the Galway Rehab quiz.

It’s bumper-bonus-tonnes-o-quiz week here on the blog, as I am mid-way through three quizzes in six days. I’ll be posting a report of and some questions from quiz #2 later today.

In the meantime, here are the answers to the questions I posted yesterday in Odd ones in.

Remember, if you’d like to enter the Rehab All-Ireland Pub Quiz, there’s still plenty of time.  You can check out the list of venues and dates at this address:

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Odd ones in

October 29, 2010 in Quizzes, Rehab

Flashback: It’s October 2007, and three-quarters of my regular team are doing quite well in the Galway qualifier for the Rehab All-Ireland Pub Quiz. In fact, we’re two points ahead going into the final round. Alas, that final round was on food and drink and, while we rarely need a ‘Phone a friend’ lifeline, we could have done with some help that night.  A score of 4/8 saw us plummet from first to third and out of the competition.

Last night saw our full team line out in the Clayton Hotel for this year’s event.  Unlike three years ago, we did have the relative comfort of knowing that the top two teams were now going through. Yes, I know, that would’t have helped in 2007 but it did take away a bit of the pressure. Given the level of the questions we received, it turned out to be a night of very light pressure.  Pressure so lacking as to almost be a vacuum, in fact.

The night featured 10 rounds of six questions. We finished up on 56/60, one behind the winners.  Unfortunately, we were tied in second place with another team. As they only wanted two qualifiers, a tie-break was announced – we were both to face another round of six questions. This didn’t separate us though, both teams got all six right. Neither did another round of six. Or a third round after that! So, after 18 extra questions, the organisers made the fair decision that we should both go through. Huzzah! See you in Athlone!

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It ain’t half hot … answers

October 2, 2010 in Quizzes

Here are the answers to the questions I posted yesterday from the Unicef Ireland / Garda Challenge quiz.

In hindsight, there are a few we really should have gotten right. I’m thinking of #3, #11 and #15 specifically, as I knew them all but couldn’t produce the answer and/or talked myself out of it.

Ah well, let’s hope I can remember them for the next time!

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It ain’t half hot Mum

October 1, 2010 in Quizzes

It’s quizzing season in Claremorris once more and last night the McWilliam Park played host to a quiz in aid of the Unicef Ireland / Garda Challenge. Myself and my mate Ger are becoming regulars in the quizzes around Claremorris but we haven’t as yet nailed down two regular team-mates to fill out our four. Last night we were joined by Ger’s mother and his brother-in-law Andy.

Just four weeks after being in a quiz where 88 points was only good enough for tenth, last night we scored 78 – and won! That fact tells all about the relative difficulty of the questions.

So, this week I’ve got a bumper collection of questions we didn’t get right.

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