SQ Host Interview: Sam Fitzpatrick
This week we head over to North Wales, Buckley to interview Sam who runs the quiz at The Windmill, a family establishment. Whilst most hosts that we get on board are DJs, Sam is one of the rare few that isn’t. Sam run’s us through how his quizzes run and whats makes them so special.
Name? (and company you operate for if you do)
Sam Fitz, the Windmill Buckley.
Where do you live?
Buckley North Wales, just outside of Chester.
Are you a DJ and if so where do you DJ?
Not a DJ! Tried it once but only wanted to play stuff that I really liked!
How did you find out about SpeedQuizzing?
The boathouse pub in Chester through a friend, got chatting to the quiz Host Darren as I was trying to set up a quiz at the family establishment and he gave me details of how to do it.
Which venues do you host quizzes at?
Just my family place The Windmill at the moment.
How long have you been hosting quizzes?
Around 6 months.
How long have you been using the SpeedQuizzing software?
As a player 12 months as a host 6.
Favourite Quiz team name?
Game of Phones or I’m an idiot (just made me laugh as they were a really good team so I had to call myself an idiot a lot).
Which of your venues is the most popular?
It’s the Windmill as its my only venue!
Which of your venues is the rowdiest / best atmosphere?
If you could host a quiz anywhere where would it be?
Millennium stadium before a six nations game with Katherine Jenkins as my beautiful assistant before she sang the national anthem!
What’s your favourite thing about SpeedQuizzing?
It’s just great fun.
Do you use any unique rounds / ideas / features of your own or do you just stick to the SpeedQuizzing format?
I do my own beat the intro and picture rounds using the on the fly buzzer technique. They both go down really well.
Any tips for people wanting to host quizzes?
Be yourself, I’ve got quite a ‘blue’ sense of humour and tried to hold back for the first few quizzes but once I got to know the regulars I feel I can be myself a lot more.