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Anyone done one before?
What makes a good pub quiz?
i didn't mean to ^This this
get used to saying
'quiz on my chest, 10 points'
'i'm a stupid twat, 7 points'
'my beard looks stupid, 5 points'
'banana cheese cake, 1 point'
'specific topic' bonus point round
general knowledge round
chip butty intermission
specific topic round has been talked about
general knowledge may be added
nothing is more frustrating than trying really hard on a pub quiz thinking youve done really well and then get beaten by some chumps with iphones, show zero tollerance, physically throw people out
Someone is definitely going to cheat and if you try and intervene, you'll just interrupt the flow and possibly look like a div. Anyone who comes to a pub quiz and throws a paddy if they don't win, fairly or unfairly, is as bad as someone who cheats at one.
What you need to do is stamp your authority down from round 1. Explain that:
1) You are in charge and will be taking no bobbins from anyone.
2) If it's a serious quiz, then you're not there to enjoy yourself but they are, so anyone who gets arsey is only pissing on their own chips - you already want to be somewhere else.
3) If it's a less serious quiz, then remind everyone as such, that the prize is probably rubbish and so the main offences of the evening will be a) taking it too seriously and b) not being fun. There will be bonus points for sportsmanship and being amusing.
4) Finally, explain that you can't stop people cheating so they can if they really want to - but if you're suspected of cheating you will be disqualified at the end, no matter what position you're in. You will not be told that you have been spotted and there will be no appeals and no arguments and if they want to throw a paddy and never come back that's fine, so it's probably best to keep your phones in your pocket or attached to your ear so as not to arouse suspicion.
Don't worry about the prospect of disqualifying the winning team - chances are they have cheated if they've got an implausibly good score, and all the other teams will be on your side, particularly those in the medal spots.
Depends what prizes you have, but if you can have spot prizes for each round (e.g. round of drinks for best drawing of a weasel or closest guess for the length of the Amazon or the height of the CN tower - this is also a good way to wheedle out cheaters) then that's good for keeping everyone interested with a prospect of winning something even if they're lagging in 10th.
Don't start more than 15 minutes late.
Have some heckler put-downs ready.
Don't even enter into discussions about the answers. Be like Brent in the hotel roleplay if you have to.
Speak slowly and loudly - you will be shocked at people's inability to hear, particularly if they're fucking idiots.
Read the scores out in place order particularly loud and slow, even if it seems to take forever. People are only interested in their own spot, so as soon as they've been called they start jabbering and then you get people coming up screeching "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaat? Ehhhhhhhhh? Where were the Babybellcheeses?" "You were twelfth, now fuck off."
Stop drinking about halfway through - the last round is the trickiest to do the headwork for.
people cheating in pub quizes make the whole thing pointless so needs to be dealt with firmly, thats not the same as throwing a paddy
I'm gonna run it off a laptop with a Powerpoint for the questions (i'll be reading them out too obvs) and marking an a spreadsheet.
then an overall one. That was pretty good. It also had a bonus round each week where you pay a pound to enter then asked a stupidly hard question after the main quiz (guessing the number of something etc.) , if no one got it right it would roll over until the next week, by the time someone got it right there was £100's to be one, think thats a good way of establishing an ongoing kinda thing
More tips please...
Or things to have in the picture round?
Hopefully none of my friends read this...
It was horrifically busy...115 people turned up so we 230 quid prize money for the night, not bad going for a shoddily arranged quiz on Facebook and word of mouth.
a few cries of "iPhone cunts!" were heard but its hard to police these things we you can't see the other side of the bar.
powerpoint works a treat for these sort of things.
you should all do your own quizzes, it's great crack.
and i got a 1.5L bottle of Southern Comfort and a tonne of free drink throughout the night for it.