SQ Host Interview: Andy Parry

Each week we will be presenting you with a profile of our excellent Smartphone Quiz hosts up and down the country and even across the pond in the United States of America.

This week we presented our questions to Andy Parry.

Name? (and company you operate for if you do)

Andrew Parry (Sole Trader)

Where do you live?

Neston, Cheshire

Which venues do you host quizzes at?

Malt Shovel in Neston & Halton Castle in Ormskirk

How long have you been hosting quizzes?

Over 15 years

How long have you been using the SpeedQuizzing software?

3 years

Favourite Quiz team name?

Bruce Genitalia

Which of your venues is the most popular?

Malt Shovel in Neston

Which of your venues is the rowdiest / best atmosphere?

Malt Shovel, they get pretty noisy

If you could host a quiz anywhere where would it be?

The function room in Goodison Park

What’s your favourite thing about SpeedQuizzing?

SpeedQuizzing is easy to use, I love all the different rounds available, so much easier than the conventional pen and paper quiz.

Do you use any unique rounds / ideas / features of your own or do you just stick to the SpeedQuizzing format?

We integrate an Origami challenge during the quiz, we have a guess a year round and a topical buzzer round, finished off with Play Your Cards Right.

Any tips for people wanting to host quizzes?

Just be yourself, maybe add some humour to your quiz, use an iPad and radio mic / headset and walk around the venue whilst asking questions.

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