Wickham Game

After a successful pilot, the Wickham Arms pub quiz returns in earnest tonight. The organisers are looking for people to host and create the quiz every week, so please get in touch at wickhamquiz@gmail.com if you are interested in putting your twist on the quiz.

17 comments:

pip said...

Always good to have another quiz night - though a bit risky getting different people setting it each week; it's quite a skill, pitching a quiz at the right level.

Oh, and they need to proof read their poster.

Anonymous said...

Well it survived different people doing it each week for about 10 years until the Talbot opened and did a rival night. The Talbots night consists of a bloke asking questions he got from some website, last time I went three of the questions were either out of date or wrong and he refused calls to remark questions, which meant we lost. Haven't been back.

pip said...

It may have survived, but I bet some weeks were much better than others. It's pot luck with different setters every time.

I don't suppose it matters that much - most people at pub quizzes are just out for a sociable evening, and the quiz is a bonus. I enjoy good quizzes, and don't enjoy bad ones, so it matters a bit more to me.

Anonymous said...

As nice Phil Nice of the Telegraph pub quizzy quiz says - It's only a f*cking quiz.

NAT said...

Pip, that not knowing what would happen was the whole point of it.

A music round played on the harmonica for example.

And you seem to be very certain that there is such a thing as a 'good quiz' and a 'bad quiz', nothing to do with your teams relative success at either type I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

@NAT - there are significant differences between good quizzes and bad ones.

The Brockley Jack quiz, for example, is dreadful. Doesn't mean I do badly at that quiz on the few occasions I have turned up. The Brockley Jack could definitely do a lot better by having different people do the quiz each week!

NAT said...

All a matter of opinion I'd say.

I like questions that can be speculated about even if the answer isn't known. Others prefer puzzles, anagrams and so forth, and that's before we even get to the relative weight of categories.

Your good quiz might not be mine.

And yes nice Phil Nice also has a point.

Al said...

Pub quizes good. Pubs better. Sign the petition against the beer duty escalator:
http://saveyourpint.co.uk

Tyrwhitt Michael said...

I regularly do the Talbot and the Brockley Jack quizzes and prefer the latter of the two.

I shall however return to the Wickham which I attended happily for many years, setting it a few times myself or with a co-host.

The point with the contestants setting it is, that because of their regular attendance they knew exactly at what level to pitch it......with a few honourable exceptions which were quite amusing in themselves.

A night entirely on soap operas and an arcane local pop quiz with never ending bonus questions spring immediately to mind.

Can't make it this week but hope to see you all there soon.

Anonymous said...

pip, why do they need to proof read their poster?

pip said...

@NAT - I generally do pretty well even at "bad" quizzes (including the Brockley Jack one, which I've been on the winning team for several times). But what I actually mean by a "good" quiz is one that results in a decent spread of scores, so the people who score lowest still know enough of the answers to enjoy it, and the people vying for the top feel they've been stretched a bit (whether harmonicas are involved or not....)

Anyway, thanks to TM for a helpful response.

pip said...

@anon

"Every Wednesdays".

Anonymous said...

@anon 7:29 Guess you're probably not going to offer to proof reed then :(

The Pedantic Mechanic

Anonymous said...

will you proof 'reed' it for them ?!!

Brockley Cross said...

Totally agree that the strength of the Wickham Quiz was turning up to find out what people had decided to ask questions on... Much more fun than being stuck with the pub quiz staples of sports, soaps and history...

pogo banks said...

Although a long time ago,people from The Talbot used to do the quiz up the Wickham,so Rupert in his wisdom decided to do one at The Talbot on the same night.Thanks

NAT said...

Rupert?

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