Please bear with me while I sort this out....thanks.
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It has been brought to my attention that the early music rounds on the quizzes have the wrong MP3's in relation to their answers. It appears that each time I have uploaded music for a quiz it has overwritten the music on different pages. This has caused all music files to be only the newest music uploaded. Bit of a pain that! It looks like it is down to how the naming convention used. I will try a new naming system and hopefully this will sort out the problem.
Please bear with me while I sort this out....thanks.
What a busy wek this has been. I have not had the chance to update the site for either The Black Lantern or Fazakerleys quizzes this week. I will ensure they are updated this weekend so there are fresh new quizzes available for you.
Last week the envelope draw was won on the 50 - 50 challenge AGAIN. This time our lucky raffle winner decided to take half the pot instead of the gamble so we start the draw with 12 envelopes and €150 in the pot. More news is the site is going strength to strength, from a starting audience of around 100 unique visitors a day, we are now up to 1000 unique visitors daily. YES THATS RIGHT - 1000 ! Thanks all who come to see this little site, makes it all worthwhile.
Hope to see some of you this Friday at Fazakarleys and next Saturday for the Black Lantern quiz.
We have raised over 200 Euro for Cancer Research UK and nearly 1100 Euro for Help for Heroes charities by doing these quizzes so far...thank you all of you who come and suppport them in the respective venues.
Well that was the very last quiz of 2012 at Fazakerleys Bar last night. Thank you everyone for making it out, I know how hard it can be when you are snug in your home with the fire going.
Congratulations to Eric and Freda on winning the quiz last night with a grand score of 52, there were only 7 points between all teams so quite a close quiz. Freda was also lucky with the envelope draw raffle, winning a raki but not the grand prize.
Next week there will be only 10 envelopes left and the prize will be over 50 Euros if you pick the winning envelope.
NEW QUIZ FOR 2013
Starting on the 4th Jan 2013 the quiz at Fazakerleys is getting a little facelift. There will be more rounds, but they will be shorter. This means the quiz should be the same length but there will be more categories for you to mull over.
Also there will be a suggested entry donation of 50 cents per person. The charity this will go to will be Cancer Research UK.
After 6 months I will ask the quiz members which charity they would like the next 6 months entry donations to go to.
I hope you all have a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.
I hope to see you all on 4th Jan for the FIRST QUIZ OF 2013.
Thank-you everyone who braved the cold and wind to make it to the Black Lantern Christmas quiz last night. It was another great night with some close rounds from all the teams but the picture and music rounds really helped to separate the teams. The raffle prizes went down well with most tables winning at least one special santa suprise (Sorry Vince & Carolyn, not your night last night).
The questions are now all live on the website and I have managed to get the music questions on the site too.
Congratulations to 'The Twerps' on winning the quiz a second week running and they have also moved to the top of the league but it is still fairly close between the teams.
Thanks again to everyone on helping to raise more funds for Help For Heroes, we are now not far off 500 Euros raised for the charity.
Thanks also to Graham and Ewalina for donating the main raffle prize and looking after us all so well during the quiz nights.
I hope to see you all for the next quiz in the New Year on 5th jan 2013 at The Black Lantern Taverna.
A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from Alison and myself.
Well we all managed to survive the end of the world yesterday and so I hope you will be able to make it to The Black Lantern for the Christmas Quiz this evening. Starting at 8pm it has a Christmassy theme running through it, with picture rounds, music and of course the HELP FOR HEROES CHARITY phrase that pays round.
Entry fee just 1 Euro per person with all proceeds going to the charity. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and last place and also a few extra small raffle prizes, as it Christmas, as well as the meal for two and some wine.
What a great night last night at Fazakerleys Bar. First off I have to thank everyone who came along and made it such an enjoyable night, especially those of you who brought the food, what a spread was put on.
Congratulations to 'The Pointless Chickens' on winning the quiz and also coming first in the mini games. I am sure the wine will go down well over Christmas!
I certainly was not expecting the tables to be turned on me...the 'Mastermind' round was a big shock, especially as I got ALL of the Star Wars questions wrong apart from one. I will have my revenge...you have been warned :-)
Thank you again to all of you that researched a Star Wars question (No matter how obscure) and thanks to Eric, well, I say thanks ;-) ...for organising the torture of myself.
The envelope draw raffle was won again by Carolyn, but unfortunately she let Vince pick the envelope and he's not as lucky as his wife. He still managed to win a Raki but the main prize fund has rolled over. It should be up to around 60 euros next Friday Night. A nice little bonus for the New Year.
As discussed last night, starting in the New Year there will be a small charge for the quiz at Fazakerleys of 50c per person. After 6 months the money raised will be sent off to a charity agreed by the quiz members, which this time is going to be Cancer Research UK. There will be a slight change of format to the quiz also, I will post more news nearer the time.
Thankyou all...Merry Christmas and see you next Friday @9pm in Fazakerleys Bar!
Hi all, well last weeks Fazakerleys quiz for some reason had some issues on the website. No answers and part of the quiz was missing...hopefully that has all been sorted out now.
The quiz on the 14 Dec at Fazakerleys bar has also been put on the site and is available to use.
Congratulations to Pointless Chickens who won the quiz after a 3 way tie break. The full scores were -
Pointless Chickens - 54 Points
Me, Him & Her - 54 Points
Brain Dead - 54 Points
2 Short Planks - 45 Points
Just The Two Of Us - 41 Points
Incognito - 34 Points (Actually Team Cyclamen, but ashamed to show their true name after a dismal quiz!!)
The envelope draw has been won during the early stages again, 95 Euros went last night to the same winner of the last draw - Carolyn. She certainly is a very lucky person, I think I will have to get her to buy my lottery tickets!
Next week is the Christmas quiz, so as well as the normal quiz rounds there will be some extra festive games thrown in for good measure and Gina and Paul will be putting on some snacks. The envelope draw will be back up to 12 envelopes and a starting fund of 12.50 Euros.
Thanks everyone for your support at the quizzes, hope to see you all again soon
Well, the quiz is all written up completed for Fridays quiz at Fazakerleys Bar, Gerani. There are 3 rounds as normal and they are:
Round 1 - The Phrase That Pays
Round 2 - Quick Fire Picture Round
Round 3 - The 70s
The envelope draw has now just 10 envelopes left and a prize fund that should pass 100 Euros this Friday after ticket sales. Tickets are still just 50c each and are available during the quiz. The draw takes place after the quiz results have been announced.
If the skys are clear over the next few nights keep an eye out for the Leonid Meteor showers. Radiating from the constellation of Leo (Look towards the East), you could see a few meteor trails as we pass through a cloud of dust left from a comets trail! This annual event can be quite spectacular with a peak around the 15-17 Nov this year. Remember to make a wish if you see a 'falling star'.
*****SATURDAY NIGHT IS QUIZ NIGHT*****
Starting Sat 10 Nov at 8pm the Black Lantern quiz night is back.
I will be hosting a 5 round quiz every fortnight in aid of HELP FOR HEROES.
There is a small entrance fee of 1 Euro per team member with all proceeds going to the charity.
Prizes for 1st place and runners up and a booby prize, don't expect too much...it is for charity after all :-)
The five rounds for Sat 10 Nov are :
Round 1- Help for Heroes Charity
Round 2 - Current events
Round 3 - Quick Fire
Round 4 - Themed Round (This week 'Song Lyrics')
Round 5 - General Knowledge
There will also be a raffle held where the prize of a meal at The Black Lantern, to a value of 25 euros, has been generously donated by Graham all for the Help for Heroes charity. (Tickets at 1 Euro each)
I look forward to seeing you all there at 8pm and remember that heckling is allowed and encouraged!
with Sunday being the Day of Remembrance I thought it would be a good idea to do something for our servicemen and women.
So tonight the quiz at Fazakerleys Bar, Gerani is going to be in aid of Help for Heroes.
For one night only there will be an entrance fee of 1 Euro per team member and ALL proceeds will be going to this worthwhile charity that helps injured servicemen and women.
The three rounds in tonight's quiz are:
Round 1 - The Phrase That Pays
Round 2 - Picture Round
Round 3 - Help For Heroes Charity Night (Phrase)
The envelope draw will take place after the quiz has finished, tickets just 50 cents each and last week the prize fund was at 55 EUROS, so tonight it could be up to 80 EUROS.
Remember the winning team gets a prize of a bottle of wine PLUS a free ticket for the envelope draw!
Hope to see you there, it starts at 9pm(ish).
Author - Ian Yates
Quizmaster at Fazakerleys Bar in Gerani and The Black Lantern Taverna, Maleme, on the beautiful island of Crete.