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PUB QUIZ UNCOVERED.

WOZ and co found themselves in that hive of quiz activity, South Shields, where their vigilance had taken them to the oddly named, Vigilant, a new name to me in tavern titles. I wonder if it is unique?

PUB: Vigilant, South Shields, South Tyneside.

QUESTION MASTER: Neil.

DAY AND TIME OF QUIZ: Monday 8.45pm.

PRICE: pounds 1 per person.

PRIZE MONEY: All monies taken paid out.

FOOD: Cheese and nibbles.

PARTICIPATING AGE GROUPS: A younger domination.

STAR RATING: 8/10.

NUMBER OF TEAMS: 10. MARKING SYSTEM: Marked by Neil.

MOST UNUSUAL NAME: Numbers only.

QUIZ FORMAT

ROUND 1: Picture round, 20 photos to identify.

ROUND 2:10 musical posers, find the years of release.

ROUND 3: 20 general knowledge challenges which all began with the same letter.

ROUND 4:10 music clips to identify

ROUND 5:10 questions, but each had a theme, with five parts to each and play a joker on two.

ROUND 6: Who am I? Given five clues to find a person, get it right after one clue and gain ten points, after two clues gain eight points and so on. Get it wrong and no points given.

BETWEEN ROUNDS: Two random questions for 50p a try, nearest takes all, pounds 20 approximately to the winner.

JACKPOT: None/

COMMENT: The Vigilant has two quizzes a week, this is the one with entertainment as the theme and there is a lot of that in the event and questions, but such is the array of the challenges that all tastes are catered for by Neil. The difficulty on the night we attended was the acoustics were poor and as a consequence many posers had to be repeated at the end of each round. This did not help the evening, but it also did not ruin it, as the posers came thick and fast, with well over a hundred with a packed venue on a cold Monday, in winter, during a recession. Well done the delightful Vigilant and the staff and management, but especially well done Neil.

10 QUESTIONS FROM THE QUIZ

1) Handy Andy appears in which TV programme?

2) In which country are 2010 Winter Olympics to be held?

3) Who was Billie Piper's first husband?

4) Who was the oldest Marx Brother?

5) Harry Potter gets on The Hogwarts' Express at which station?

6) Which is the busiest train station in London?

7) Which is the busiest English train station outside of London?

8) Which are the two Squares on A Monopoly board?

9) Which company sponsors The Football Conference League?

10) In which year did we have three British kings?

ANSWERS: 1) Changing Rooms, 2) Canada, 3) Chris Events, 4) Chico, 5) King's Cross, 6) Waterloo, 7) Leeds, 8) Leicester and Trafalgar, 9) Blue Square, 10) 1936.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
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Date:Mar 6, 2009
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