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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


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


SpeedQuizzing Live Family Quiz over Zoom during lockdown

Many of our pub hosts are currently using SpeedQuizzing Live to host quizzes direct from their homes via Zoom. We are currently working on a directory of hosts and events to help you navigate these but for the time being get in contact with your local host for more details. Here’s our very own SpeedQuizzing.. 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


A Whole New Ball Game

TENS of thousands of football fans from all over the country will get a small taste of SpeedQuizzing’s revolutionary digital quiz at some big games over the coming days. The York-based quiz tech company has partnered with digital advertising company Project11 in a deal that will see a series of football-related trivia electronically displayed on.. Read more


Speed Bingo

SpeedQuizzing launches free Speed Bingo hosting platform for pubs Pubs can now offer customers a fast-paced, interactive digitised bingo experience, thanks to the launch of a new, free-to-download bingo hosting platform. Created by SpeedQuizzing, pioneers of the interactive digital pub quiz, Speed Bingo is an interactive app-based platform that makes it easier and more fun.. Read more


Smartphone vs. Pen and Paper Quizzes

Software: The SpeedQuizzing software is updated on a regular basis to ensure a consistent high quality, reliable product.  With the use of our innovative software containing features such as ‘Fastest Finger’, making it impossible to cheat, we continue to be number 1 within the electronic pub quiz market. If you have ever had any experience.. Read more


QuizFest 2017

We’ve spent a fair few months now looking forward to QuizFest since it was first announced by Quiz Britain last year. The date for it was 29th July 2017 at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, and we were heading along to show people what SpeedQuizzing was about and where it placed in the world.. Read more


What’s new in V4? Article 5: New Look Live Screen

Live Screen has been a fabulous addition to SpeedQuizzing for some time, meaning you can bring a visual element to your quizzes if you have the facility to use it. In version 4 we have gone back to the drawing board on how Live Screen looks and how it works.  Previously, Live Screen was very.. Read more


What’s new in V4? Article 4: Question Previews

Something we have been asked for for quite some time is a simple addition to Version 4 which we believe everyone will be very pleased with. Now before you click to ‘Start Round’ you can preview the questions in a single window in the software.  This will allow you to have a quick glance through.. Read more


Whats new in V4? Article 3: Hot Swapping

Currently when a team want to change their device mid-game, for example their battery has run out or their mate has just turned up with a tablet instead of a phone, it is always been a bit of a pain!  In the existing version of the software, you need to firstly add a new team,.. Read more


BPM 2016

This year is turning out to be an adventurous year for SpeedQuizzing when it comes to exhibiting at shows.  We’ve been busy with the likes of Imbibe and the NUS Show before now but this weekend we return to familiar ground when we go back to the NEC in Birmingham for BPM 2016.  This will.. Read more


Rick Witters Charity Quiz Night

On Friday 12th August SpeedQuizzing put together a charity music quiz night at the Crescent Club in York.  The quiz was hosted by Rick Witter of Shed Seven who, as many will know, also formed in York.  The event was not in aid of a predetermined charity,  instead all the money raised would be donated to the charity of the winning teams choice. The night drew a big crowd with 26 teams in total, all ready for a night of music trivia… Read more


What’s new in V4? Article 2: Adverts

Another fantastic addition to V4 of the SpeedQuizzing software will be the adverts.  Previously, you were required to drop .jpg images into the ‘Your Adverts’ folder in advance of firing up the software and were limited to 6.  With V4 you are not restricted and will be able to easily upload and drag the images directly in the software, mid-game if required.  You can also drag and re–order them to.. Read more


World Quizzing Championships

On the 4th June SpeedQuizzing went to showcase our excellent software to some of the best quizzers in the UK, correction, some of the best in the world. Every year some of the the country’s quiz royalty get together to see who is currently ‘top dog’, by participating in an extremely taxing test of knowledge.  The quiz itself is held under exam style conditions and covering varying categories in order to.. 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


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


Pro Quizzer Interviews: Eggheads – Lisa Thiel

In 2014 Lisa Thiel from Leeds, became the latest addition to the line up of Eggheads on the popular daily BBC Two programme. She has previous appeared on The Weakest Link, The Chase and the Eggheads spin off series “Revenge of the Egghead“. In the first of our Pro Quizzer Interviews, we spoke to Lisa.. 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


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: Kevin Jay

Name? Kevin Jay representing Kevin Jay Entertainment Where do you live? I’m based in Wallasey on the Wirral Are you a DJ and if so where? I DJ full time whenever required weddings etc. Which venues do you host quizzes at? I host quizzes on a Monday at Olde Red Lion, Little Sutton Wednesday at.. 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: 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