There are many many different ways of organising a pub quiz. This isn't necessarily what you would
find in any English pub, as every quiz is different. This is just what seemed to work.
First of all, everything is in English. Don't worry, I repeat all questions and even sometimes translate (badly
and only into German).
The quiz consists of five rounds:
- Picture Round
- General Knowledge
- Anagram / Music Round
Each round has ten questions.
quiz runs in this order and begins at 7.30pm. The whole thing lasts about 3 hours, depending on the
number of teams playing that night. Don't worry, we always try and get finished before 11pm, so there are no problems
catching the last trams and buses of the night!
It might all seem random, but there is a wider game
afoot. Every week, the scores are collected and entered into a database, which we otherwise call the League. At the end of
the season, which runs from the first week in October until the last week in June, the team that comes top can give itself
a pat on the back. Oh, and maybe a fighting chance in the playoffs.
There are nightly winners, monthly winners and season winners. To see the current table, click here.
It wouldn't be a proper pub quiz without prize money. The pot obviously varies depending
on how many teams play. And of course, you have to pay to play, but not too much. It is basically a euro per person,
although for teams over four people the price goes up. That way, everyone can play with their friends be they Billy-No-Mates
or Mr Popular. The more people you have, the more you pay. You can find the team cost caluclator here.
the money that goes in comes back out. none goes to the bar or even the quizmaster. All money is divided between the top three
placing teams on the evening and the accumulator. Of the total collected, 1st place takes 37.5%, 2nd place 25%, 3rd place
12.5% and the accumulator gets 25%.
The Office Pub also dips in with various prizes: these change on a weekly basis, as does how they can be won.
already noticed this word being bandied about, so what is it. Well, it's the money you can win by getting ten out of ten
correct answers on the Blockbuster round.
Money from the pot is put in the
Accumulator every week until it is won by a team. The amount is added to each week until it is won. (There is however a cap
of €500 - if this is reached a second accumulator begins and replaces the first when it has been won).
If more than one teams wins, then the money is shared evenly.
nobody wins, then money rolls over to the next week.