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Actress Charlie Hardwick hosting virtual Emmerdale-themed quiz for NE charity

Actress Charlie Hardwick, who played Val Pollard for over a decade in the TV soap Emmerdale, is hosting a virtual quiz on Sunday 12th July to raise vital funds for local charity Children North East. The acclaimed performer, who most recently starred as Sue Carp in the Channel 4 drama Ackley Bridge, will play the.. Read more


Chester SpeedQuizzing host raises vital funds for Chester Zoo and Alexander’s music venue

A Chester quiz host has raised almost £600 for two of the local businesses most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. When lockdown began, SpeedQuizzing host Simon Davies began hosting his popular weekly pub quizzes virtually, with the aim of raising money for the local organisations hit hardest by the current restrictions. Using SpeedQuizzing Live, our.. Read more


Blackpool SpeedQuizzing host raises crucial funds for NHS Charities Together

`A Blackpool man has raised almost £600 for NHS Charities Together through a hugely popular SpeedQuizzing event. Adam Vacchiano, 27, staged the virtual charity quiz after thinking about what he could do to support the frontline effort to combat Covid-19. Using SpeedQuizzing Live, our free app and online platform that enables users to host and.. Read more


Shed Seven fans given opportunity to take on the band in fast-paced virtual quiz

Think you know everything there is to know about legendary indie band Shed Seven? Well, now’s your chance to prove it! We’re giving Shed Seven fans the ultimate opportunity to prove their credentials in a live contest that will see them go head-to-head with the five members of the band. The Shed Seven themed quiz.. Read more


Well-known faces from the UK Indie scene battle it out in charity SpeedQuizzing Live event

A host of well-known singers and musicians from the UK’s indie music scene have gone head-to-head in a virtual SpeedQuizzing Live event aimed at raising money for good causes, you can watch how it all went down here. Amongst the well-known faces who took part were: Shed Seven frontman Rick Witter; singer-songwriter Mark Morriss, best known for.. Read more


Disco Fever: Urmston DJ Jonny Spangles treats thousands to live set, raising £7,000 for local charities to reduce impact of Covid-19

51-year old Urmston resident Jon Hindley, better known to many by his DJ name Jonny Spangles, provided local residents and thousands of Facebook Live viewers with some much-needed relief by staging a live DJ set from his street (watch video of it here) His Sunday afternoon set, which he streamed on Facebook Live, saw him broadcasting to people.. Read more


The Show Must Go On.. line !!

SPEEDQUIZZING is looking to save the pub quiz experience and deliver much-needed entertainment to millions of house-bound trivia lovers – thanks to new innovations enabling people to play from home.  With pubs and venues closing to help combat the spread of coronavirus, it means thousands of weekly pub quizzes and trivia events around the globe.. Read more


SpeedQuizzing Hosts – Connect Day 2020

After the success of the 2019 SpeedQuizzing Hosts Connect Day, we’ve booked another one for Friday 19th June 2020. Other than rectifying the ratio of vegan to pig-filled sausage rolls on the buffet that was monumentally miscalculated by our very own plant-based Jane Leach last year, it shouldn’t stray too much from last year’s format… Read more


SpeedQuizzing around the World

It’s no secret that SpeedQuizzing is now reaching far and wide around the rest of the world now. One set of quizzes that seems to be going particularly well belongs to Frazier Martins in India.  The quizzes are in two of India’s most recognisable places on the West Coast, Goa and Mumbai. In Goa, the.. Read more


Pro quiz host -v- Self hosting

At SpeedQuizzing we are often approached to recommend local quiz hosts to assist pubs and bars around the UK and even overseas. We have a strong network of hosts that we can recommend who we know have had first hand experience at both hosting quizzes on a regular basis and using our software to its.. Read more


A welcome to SpeedQuizzing: Phil Qua

As mentioned in previous article SpeedQuizzing were looking to take on a new business manager to help them steer the company in the right direction and make sure things were running effectively.  At the start of February Phil Qua joined the SpeedQuizzing team in that very role.  We posed a few questions to him to.. Read more


Handy guide to booking corporate quizzes

The majority of the quizzes that are hosted using the SpeedQuizzing software are for regular venues, whether it is weekly, fortnightly or monthly.  One area that is becoming increasingly popular is for corporate functions, so this handy guide has been put together to give you helpful advice on how to work towards booking more corporate.. Read more


The Annual Review: 2015 / 2016

Happy New Year to all our quiz hosts and quiz players.  2015 was an exciting year for SpeedQuizzing and a great year for new quizzes. We saw a bigger growth in US hosts and witnessed brand new European countries sign up to start hosting using the software.  We speak to SpeedQuizzing creators Alan and John.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Paul Fairclough

It’s not very often that you can say you host a quiz at a venue where a celebrity owns the venue itself but Radio DJ Paul Fairclough can.  The Plume of Feathers in Stoke-on-Trent is owned by non-other than Men Behaving Badly actor and Bob The Builder Narrator, Neil Morrissey.  We spoke to Paul about.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: DJ Anthony J Sabol

As the numbers for hosts in the USA increase, we love to hear from them about how their nights go down.  This week we spoke to Anthony J Sabol who runs an entertainment company in Cleveland, Ohio.  Anthony gives us the run down on how his nights go down and what makes them tick properly… Read more


SpeedQuizzing comes to Germany

The Smartphone Quiz is already hugely popular in the United Kingdom and there are many trivia nights popping up around the US at the moment as well.  SpeedQuizzing makes sure that the QuizPacks that they sell are tailored for the different audiences, it wouldn’t be any use to a US audience having questions all about.. Read more


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… Read more


SQ Host Interview: Laura Adams

Quiz hosting tends to be a very male driven profession looking at the numbers that host our quizzes.  We are always excited to see female hosts taking to the mic.  This week in our weekly host interview we speak to Laura Adams, a pub landlady in Wednesbury in the West Midlands.  She hosts, the quiz.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Charlie Agrusa

Name? (and company you operate for if you do) Charlie Agrusa  (TNT) Tournament Night Trivia  Fueled by Speedquizzing Where do you live? Liberty, Missouri Are you a DJ and if so where do you DJ? Yes, I also book weddings and corporate  events How did you find out about SpeedQuizzing? I was looking for new ways.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Owen Andrew

Name? (and company you operate for if you do) Owen Andrew (thesmartphonequiz.co.uk) Where do you live? Stotfold, Bedfordshire Are you a DJ and if so where do you DJ? I am, and have been for 27 years! I work all over the home counties north of London. 90% of my work is weddings, but I.. Read more


What makes the SpeedQuizzing questions so different?

Whilst there are noticeable differences between a standard Pub Quiz and a Smartphone Quiz, such as using your Smartphones, team buzzers, instant answer & scores etc  The core of SpeedQuizzing fundamentally is all about the content and the questions that make it so different. Back in the day I would have put together a quiz.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Andrew Ritchie

Name? (and company you operate for if you do) Andrew Ritchie – Independent Host Where do you live? Guildford Are you a DJ and if so where do you DJ? I do mobile DJ in the local area mainly through word of mouth How did you find out about SpeedQuizzing? I saw an advert for.. Read more


Using Twitter to promote

A lot of hosts are starting to use Twitter now to promote their quizzes which is a great sign indeed but Twitter is not as straight forward as it may seem at first glance.  Whilst Facebook is fairly straight forward with how it works, there are a few things you should know about Twitter before.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Martine Crawford

Name? (and company you operate for if you do) Martine Crawford, independent quiz presenter. Where do you live? Swindon, Wiltshire. Are you a DJ and if so where do you DJ? No, not a DJ, just a social butterfly. How did you find out about SpeedQuizzing? I was presenting a quiz at a De Vere.. Read more


The use of Wikipedia for quizzes

Very often when writing quiz questions we need to resort to the internet for confirmation that a question is factually correct.  We all know that when searching for this through Google, you’re most likely to be presented with a Wikipedia site about the subject matter. Wikipedia is a free encyclopedia which can be updated, altered and.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Tony Murphy

Where do you live? Stockport, Cheshire Are you a DJ and if so where do you DJ? I am a mobile DJ, and as it states MOBILE I will DJ anywhere. How did you find out about SpeedQuizzing? I was covering pen and paper quizzes for sometime, and was aware of it, then I was.. Read more


SpeedQuizzing venue wins Best Entertainment Pub in the UK 2015

SpeedQuizzing is always being described as a way of bringing a familiar yet brand new form of entertainment into pubs.  Whilst it is still at heart essentially a Pub Quiz, it’s bringing in new elements such as Team Buzzers, Original Scoring Systems, Fastest Finger and above all, no cheating. Imagine how pleased we were to hear.. Read more


Hosting a Corporate Quiz event

Many of the SpeedQuizzing hosts in both the UK and the US host quizzes for corporate clients and I get asked regularly how you go about pitching the quiz to corporates and also how they are run in comparison to regular quizzes. In this article I decided to share some advice on how I have.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Mike Prince

Name? (and company you operate for if you do) I work for myself although I buy the SpeedQuizzing pack from Unit One. Where do you live? I live in Swinton, Manchester. Which venues do you host quizzes at? Sunday – White Horse, Swinton (SpeedQuizzing) Monday – Trevor Arms, Chorlton (Pen & Paper). Tuesday – White.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Darren Goulden

This week we head over to Manchester and one of the many hosts there, Darren Goulden sits in the interview chair. Name? (and company you operate for if you do) Darren “The Dazzler” Goulden from Unit One Entertainments Ltd Where do you live? Cadishead on the sunny outskirts of Manchester Which venues do you host.. Read more


SpeedQuizzing heads to BPM 2015

After a rather successful show last year, SpeedQuizzing is once again showcasing its fantastic software at BPM 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. BPM is a show aimed at DJs and electronic music production run over the course of 3 days in September each year. Taking up 3 halls, the event is huge and DJs /.. Read more


DJ Expo 2015: How did it go for SpeedQuizzing?

As DJ Expo 2015 in Atlantic City has now drawn to a close, we asked our US hosts exactly how they felt it went. So Rob, how was DJ Expo 2015 for you and Will?  The expo was amazing. This was my first convention and Will’s third, but first as a presenter. The schedule was.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: James Boyle

Name? (and company you operate for if you do) James Boyle, Jump Entertainments Where do you live? Burgess Hill (sussex) Which venues do you host quizzes at? Lots! regular ones, Every monday in brighton (student quiz) Every tuesday (paper quiz) and every other sunday in various pubs around sussex How long have you been hosting.. Read more


Is SpeedQuizzing impossible to cheat?

Three years ago we would have said “yes”, one year ago we would have said “almost”. Now in 2015 we advise hosts to “be vigilant” keeping an eye out for certain things. But in the most part, the games are still too fast for anyone to garner any real advantage by attempting to cheat. Regrettably there are a.. Read more


SQ Host Interview: Ben Howarth

This week we head all the way up to the Wirral and talk to host, Ben Howarth. Name? (and company you operate for if you do) Ben Howarth Where do you live? Wirral Which venues do you host quizzes at? Arrowe Park Hotel, Kings Arms How long have you been hosting quizzes? Over 4 years.. Read more


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.. Read more


SpeedQuizzing at BPM 2014

BPM at The NEC BPM is an annual trade event for DJ and pro-audio gear held at The NEC in Birmingham, this year running from the 12th to the 14th of September. As one of the biggest events of it’s kind in the UK, BPM is a significant event in the calendar for many involved.. Read more