Monday, February 03, 2014

& the winners were...

Old Hamtonwellians with 83%, followed by Toby's Tigers with 74%.  Captain Birdseye & His Bitches came 3rd on 73%, after winning a tie break question with Village Idiots.

We then did a 7 questions play off to determine the winner of the rollover jakcpot.  The questions were:

What is the record for 100m run in high heels?
What year and month were Leonardo Dicaprio born in?
How much did an Apple Mac cost when first on sale in 1984?
What is the length of the M8?
How many pages does the standard paperback edition of One Day have?
How long is James Blunt's single You're Beautiful?
What is the average beer consumption per head in the Czech Republic?

After all of these Rupert from Old Hamtonwellians was declared the winner - a good double for them!

Thanks to everyone who played over the last seven and a half years!

Dan & Steve

Quiz Questions from Sunday 2nd February - Our Final Quiz

Current Affairs
Which two films both have 10 nominations at this year’s Oscars
Which fast food / snack brand is now Liverpool FC’s official coffee, tea and bakery provider?
What is the name of the gesture that got Nicolas Anelka into trouble?
Which country is Vanessa Mae representing at the Winter Olympics?
What was the Japanese man Hiroo Onoda, who died in January, ‘s claim to fame?
According to a recent report, what was the most commonly used password of 2013: letmein, qwerty or 123456 (all 3 featured in the top 15)?
Which former basketball star has attracted controversy for his recent visit to North Korea?
What name does Alex James (formerly of Blur) plan to give the new range of drinks he is launching?
Which 3 teams won their opening Six Nations games this weekend?
Why have Valerie Trierweiler and Julie Gayet been in the news recently?

Picture Round
As this was out last quiz, the theme was 'Deartures' so anything from Harold Wilson leaving Downing Street, to Nelson Mandela's funeral

Music Round
I'd thought about doing 'final singles' from bands like Oasis, The Jam, etc, but in the end went for 'Hits of 2005' which was the year we started the quiz

Final Works
What was the last film that Stanley Kubrick directed?
The Captain and The Enemy, published in 1988 was the final novel by which British writer?
What was the final Beatles studio album – Abbey Road, Help, or Let it Be
What was David Beckham’s final professional football club?
What was Heath Ledger’s final film, which was filming while he died?

New Beginnings
What chat show host was previously a City Mayor and a News Anchor?
What sport did Michael Jordan play during two years spent away from basketball?
In what did Vinnie Jones make his film debut?
Who kept goal for Coventry City, later became a sports presenter and after that, a leading conspiracy theorist?
Who famously said that he was "leaving parliament in order to spend more time on politics"?

General Knowledge
Which toy company was founded by Harold Matson and Elliot Handler?
Which restaurant chain was founded by Robert Brozin and Fernando Duarte
Who is tallest out of Vinnie Jones, Tommy Lee Jones and Catherine Zeta Jones?
In which sport does the Duckworth Lewis rule apply?
How many letters are there in the word Kat*****?
Crisps were invented when an enraged chef gave a customer fries thinly sliced, overcooked and over-salted as an insult: true or false?
Which country's fleet was attacked by the British navy at Mers-el-Kébir in 1940?
In the film Austin Powers, what fraction of Dr Evil's size was Mini-Me?
Who wrote 'Around the World in Eighty Days'?
What are the two most published books of all time?

Friday, January 10, 2014

Next Quiz - Sunday 2nd February 2014 - Dan & Steve's Final Quiz

Hi everyone,

After much discussion and debate, Steve and I have decided to retire from the quiz at The Landor.
It's been great fun, but it's just taking too much time, and so we've decided (in consultation with the pub) that the February quiz will be our last.

Please come along and help us leave on a high, by having one final great quiz!

There will be lots of prizes - and the rollover *must* be won - and it would be great to see as many of you as possible

x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x

Kick off at 8pm

£3 (inc £1 towards a rollover prize) per person to enter, max 5 to a team

The Landor is at 70 Landor Rd  London, SW9 9PH, where it meets Willington Road, two minutes walk from Clapham North tube station (Northern Line)


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Please join our new Facebook page here.  Facebook deleted the old group, but they've now re-instated it, but with none of the original members.  If you play the quiz, please join, so that we can invite you to events.

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The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Next Quiz - Sunday 5th January 2014

Kick off at 8pm

£3 (inc £1 towards a rollover prize) per person to enter, max 5 to a team

Lots of prizes!

The Landor is at 70 Landor Rd  London, SW9 9PH, where it meets Willington Road, two minutes walk from Clapham North tube station (Northern Line)


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Please join our new Facebook page here.  Facebook deleted the old group, but they've now re-instated it, but with none of the original members.  If you play the quiz, please join, so that we can invite you to events.

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The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

& the winners were...

...Team Ethel, after winning a tie break with Rudolph's Rejects - both scored 68%.  The Old Hamtonwellians were third with 67%

Very tight at the top!

Quiz Questions from Sunday 15th December - Christmas Quiz

Current Affairs
What sort of pet did George Osbourne get earlier this month?
Who or what is ‘Team Cupcake’?
Pope Francis was Time magazine’s person of the year – but who came second?
What musical instrument did Ed Balls play in public earlier this month?
Foreign dignitaries from the US, Cuba, and where else in the Americas spoke at Mandela’s Funeral?
What was Nelson Mandela's clan name, which he was frequently referred
Who is the President of Ukraine?
What was the fastest mph wind speed recorded in the UK during this month's major winter storm (+/-10%)?
Which country has seen French military intervention in recent weeks?
Which country this week announced it would submit a claim to the North Pole to the UN?

Picture Round 
Christmas films, inc 5 pics of different santas

Music 
Christmas songs.  The hardest was Erasure's new one...

Christmas
In the 12 days of Christmas, what comes between Maids a Milking, and Geese a Laying?
True or False – the week before Christmas is the biggest sales week in the UK for Heinz Ketchup
Which channel is showing Bear’s Wild Weekend with Stephen Fry on Christmas Day?
In the Christmas Cracker joke, what did the piece of cheese say when he saw himself in the mirror?
Do Brussels Sprouts contain more carbs, or more protein?
From which country does the carol 'Silent Night' originally come?
What is traditionally broadcast from King's College Cambridge on Christmas Eve?
Which film starring David Bowie centres around a Japanese POW camp in WWII?
To the nearest week, how many weeks ago were the Oxford Street Christmas lights switched on?
In what year (ending in 3) was Channel 4's Alternative Christmas Message first broadcast?

General Knowledge
In a hospital, what does ENT stand for?
In which year did Rage Against The Machine get Christmas number one?
What postcode (1st 4 letters) is Tooting?
Which 80s BBC1 sitcom is returning for a Christmas Special this year?
What, unusually, was installed to light the Norwegian town of Rjukan in October 2013?
What nickname is given to the 7th Armoured Brigade?
On average, which month out of May or October is warmer in London?
In which continent would you find the Atlas Mountains?
Who won the Booker Prize in 2013?
How many of Noel Edmonds, Noel Fielding and Noel Gallagher were born on Christmas day?

Friday, December 06, 2013

Next Quiz - Special Christmas Quiz - Sunday 15th December

Kick off at 8pm

£3 (inc £1 towards a rollover prize) per person to enter, max 5 to a team

Lots of prizes!

The Landor is at 70 Landor Rd  London, SW9 9PH, where it meets Willington Road, two minutes walk from Clapham North tube station (Northern Line)


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Please join our new Facebook page here.  Facebook deleted the old group, but they've now re-instated it, but with none of the original members.  If you play the quiz, please join, so that we can invite you to events.

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The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

& the winners were...

...Les with 86% (two in a row for them - on for a hat-trick on 15th December), followed by Village Idiots with 82% and Toby's Tigers with 75%

The best team of two were Cambridge 0 Grimsby 4, who were also 4th overall

Quiz Questions from Sunday 1st December

Current Affairs
What, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is the word of 2013?
Where did the Olympic torch go for the first time ever in November?
Ryan Giggs is 40.  Name 2 other people over 40 who have played in the premiership
In which year is TFL proposing to introduce a 24 hour a day weekend tube service?
Name the electronic virtual currency that has risen 80 fold in 2013
Jockey AP McCoy celebrated which major sporting landmark in November?
Which city saw its Mayor stripped of his powers after crack-smoking, drunkenness and other bizarre incidents?
In how many seconds did the first Monty Python reunion show sell out?    (+/-10%)
Which country legalised the marijuana trade in November?
In which European city was the nuclear deal struck with Iran?

Picture Road
10 Map outlines, ranging from the easy (Italy) to the hard (Netherlands)

Music Round
10 songs that were number one at the time of a new Doctor Who, ranging from The Beatles (Willam Hartnell) to Joe McElderry (Matt Smith)

Celebrity Books
Which British comedian’s autobiography is called ‘Bonkers – My Life in Laughs’
Which British sportsman’s autobiography is called ’77 Years’?
Which of the 3 Top Gear presenters does NOT have a book out this year?
Who reads the audiobook of Morrissey’s book – David Morrissey, Neil M, Steven M?
Which American sportsman’s book is called Undisputed Truth?

Film Settings
Which films are set wholly or partly at following locations:
Amity Island?
the Winchester pub?
Rick's Café Américain?
The U-96?
Texas Motor Speedway?

General Knowledge
Which Red Hot Chilli Peppers album that first featured the track Under The Bridge?
Which British actor was born Krishha Banjee?
Which country is Transylvania in?
Which cinema chain bought Picturehouse Cinemas earlier this year?
What is a single corrective eyepiece (i.e. just for one eye) called?
Name 2 of the 3 main London terminus stations, from where it's possible to catch a direct train to Dorking?
What is the predominant fruit found in Eve's Pudding?
If catching a direct bus from Clapham Common station to Clapham Junction station, you have 3 options.  Name 2 of these 3 route numbers.
The deaths of two well-known sixtysomething English writers were overshadowed by the death of JFK on the same day?  Name one of the writers.
What name is given to a person from Hull?

Monday, November 04, 2013

Next Quiz - Sunday 1st December

(Please note that this is not the special Christmas Quiz - that will be later in December)

Kick off at 8pm

£3 (inc £1 towards a rollover prize) per person to enter, max 5 to a team

Lots of prizes!

The Landor is at 70 Landor Rd  London, SW9 9PH, where it meets Willington Road, two minutes walk from Clapham North tube station (Northern Line)


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Please join our new Facebook page here.  Facebook deleted the old group, but they've now re-instated it, but with none of the original members.  If you play the quiz, please join, so that we can invite you to events.

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The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

& the winners were...

...  Les with 85% followed by Pacifist Mediocrities with 76%, and Quizteam Bleakley with 70%

A particularly good score from Les, given that there were only two in the team.

We did our rollover question for the first time.  The prize fund was £75, and the question was to name the month and year of Mary Berry's birth.  No one got it (March 1935), but Quizzly Bears came closest so won a tenner.

Quiz Questions from Sunday 3rd November

Current Affairs
Which British artist is gving this year’s Radio 4 Reith Lectures?
Complete this sentence from Environment Secretary Owen Patterson “The [blanks] have moved the goalposts”
Extracts of whose autobiography appeared in some copies of the new Bridget Jones book?
Which county will the new Nuclear power station be built in?
How many world leaders did the US bug? (+- 10%)
Name the former paper which has recently re-branded as the International New York Times.
The recent October storm fell on the feast day of which saint?
Which industrial plant in Scot has recently seen a bitter dispute between mgmt & workers?
According to rightmove, by what percentage did house asking prices in London rise between September and October?
Who won the 2013 Mercury music prize?

Pictures
People with anaimals in their name - Jake Bugg, Zoe Lyons, Alan Lamb, and more

Music
Artists or songs with adjectives in them - Happy Mondays, Musical Youth, Easy Lover, Blurred Lines, and more

Cakes
Which cake was (reportedly) created in honour of Queen Victoria’s grand-daughter
Which Northern cake is traditionally made of outmeal & black treacle?
Which traditional British cake is made using equal weights of flour, butter, eggs, and sugar?
Which cake is the best selling in Nat Trust cafes -  Chocolate, Coffee & Walnut, Vic Sponge?
In which decade did Mr Kipling’s cakes first appear?

Fire
What 3 components make up the 'fire triangle'?
A piece of magnesium metal is burnt, leaving behind a white powder as ash.  Does the ash weigh more or less that the original magnesium?
At which venue is Lambeth's firework display being held this year?
Copper and Barium compounds are used in fireworks to produce which colour?
What name is given to the chemical component of a firework which pushes it through the air?

General Knowledge
How many udders (actually teats) does a cow have?
What is the price of the Guardian, & the Daily Mail (weekday editions)
Which country was formed most recently out of Belize, Qatar, & Zaire?
Which British author wrote the book that the recent film Filth is based on?
How many people (panellists + presenter) feature on BBC’s Question Time?
At what daily time do BBC3 & BBC4 start broadcasting?
What does the abbreviation PDF (as in computer file) stand for?
Which famous crime writer wrote Farewell, My Lovely and the Big Sleep, among others?
How long, in metres, is an Olympic size swimming pool?
The subject of a proposed change, what is the current specified minimum sugar content for jam in the UK?  (Could do to nearest 5% or 10%...)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Next Quiz - Sunday 3rd November

Kick off at 8pm

£3 (inc £1 towards a rollover prize) per person to enter, max 5 to a team

Lots of prizes!

The Landor is at 70 Landor Rd  London, SW9 9PH, where it meets Willington Road, two minutes walk from Clapham North tube station (Northern Line)


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Please join our new Facebook page here.  Facebook deleted the old group, but they've now re-instated it, but with none of the original members.  If you play the quiz, please join, so that we can invite you to events.

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The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

& the winners were...

...London Fields with 83%, followed by Blue Waffles with 73%, and Les with 71%

Quiz Questions from Sunday 6th October

Current affairs
What is Ed Miliband's dad's first name?
Who is going to be the first Irish man in space?
How many drivers are there over 70 in the UK (nearest 10%)
Why did the New Zealand PM tweet the word 'Bugger' on 25th September?
How many zeros in a Trillion (US version) (Re US deficit)
What is the name of Stephen King's newly published follow-up to The Shining?
Which actor will play the new Landlord of the Queen Vic in Eastenders?
In which city was the Tory party conference held?
What is the name of the new Tesco tablet ?
Russia has captured and accused of piracy activists from which group?

Pictures
Celebrities sticking their tongues out - Cara, Harry, Sting and more

Music
The theme was numbers, so The 1975, Two Become One, and more

Ad Slogans 
Because you're worth it
A hug in a mug
Life's for sharing
Believe in Better
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Metals
Cornwall is historically famous for the mining of which metal?
Mercury is the only liquid metallic element at a normal room temperature - but name one
of the other two metallic elements which melts below 30C?
What collective term did alchemists use for the various metals they tried to turn into gold?
Which metal is the densest out of iron, lead or silver?
What alloy is traditionally used to decorate horse harnesses?

General knowledge
The company Aviva was formed by the merger of CGU and which company?
What is the nearest tube station to the Museum of Childhood?
Which kids TV character is in a band called Da Easy Crew?
What is the stage name of the British musician Dylan Mills?
In which 2 decades was Franklin D Roosevelt American President?
In the context of transport, what is the connection between Burnt, Gospel and Royal?
Who described her witness appearance at a war crimes trial as 'A big inconvenience'?
Who wrote 'Around the World in Eighty Days'?
What are the two most published books of all time?
How many time zones are there in Russia?

Friday, September 06, 2013

Next Quiz - Sunday 6th October

Kick off at 8pm

£3 (inc £1 towards a rollover prize) per person to enter, max 5 to a team

Lots of prizes!

The Landor is at 70 Landor Rd  London, SW9 9PH, where it meets Willington Road, two minutes walk from Clapham North tube station (Northern Line)


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Please join our new Facebook page here.  Facebook deleted the old group, but they've now re-instated it, but with none of the original members.  If you play the quiz, please join, so that we can invite you to events.

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The quiz is a no smartphone zone. It just spoils it for everyone. If you see someone on another team using their iPhone (other smartphones are available) then take a picture of them with your phone. If we all work together we can beat this!

& the winners were...

Les with 81%, from We Stuffed The Mancs with 70% and Old Hamtonwellians.

It was Harry from Old Hamtonwellians' last quiz at The Landor - good luck in Singapore Harry, and thanks for being such a loyal player!

Quiz Questions from Sunday 1st September

Current affairs
What is pogonophobia?
What is the name of Vauxhall's new car - Adam, Bert, or Eric?
At which sport do people compete for the Solheim Cup?
What is the the current and proposed new upper age limit for jury members?
Complete this joke, named the funniest at Edinburgh 2013 "I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar."
What percentage of the candidates passed the Liberian university entrance exam last month?
On what date did the badger cull officially start?
What is the name of the helicopter involved in the Shetland crash and other recent incidents?
Which famous speech saw its 50th anniversary marked on 28th August?
Name the Welsh rugby and sports broadcasting legend who died earlier this week?

Pictures
The theme was people with double barrelled names, including katarina johnson thompson, alex oxlade-chamberlain, and Daniel Day Lewis

Music 
The theme was 'Genders' so Naughty Boy, My Girl, Brother Beyond, Scissor Sisters and more

Four letter films
Which film with four letters in the title...
Won the Oscar for best picture this year?
Is set on Amity Island?
Featured Sacha Baron Cohen as a Station Inspector?
Tells the story of Lightning McQueen
From the 60s features a British Secret Agent in Jamaica

Local to Clapham
Which Premier League football club is based closest to the Landor?
Name the new building on Clapham High Street which contains the new Clapham library, other services and flats?
Which industry drove the rapid expansion of Battersea from the mid-19th century?
Which famous anti-slavery campaigner was based in Clapham in the early 19th century?
What nickname is given to the areas immediately to the east and west of Northcote Road?

General Knowledge
What city is Trainspotting (mainly) set in?
In what decade was a footballer first sold for over a million pounds?
What company makes (manufactures) apple products like iPhones and iPads?
Which company was founded first - Ryanair or Easyjet?
Which spirit is used to make Kahlua?
What is the name of the semi-desert region immediately south of the Sahara?
Which institution is associated in the popular mind with "Jam and Jerusalem"?The Carbuncle Cup is awarded as a prize for the worst examples in which field?
Which train journey was famously filmed in 4 minutes in 1953, 1983 and now in 2013?
Which recent publication, perhaps surprisingly, said that 4,000 British pubs could and should close down?