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SpeedQuizzing heads to Imbibe Live 2016

Imbibe Live is an annual exhibition at Olympia in London aimed at anyone who sources, serves or buys drinks in the licensed on-trade.  The event itself is hugely popular with pub owners, landlords, bar staff, mixologists, sommeliers etc and is held over 2 days usually in July.  Whilst the exhibitors are mainly the industries finest.. 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


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


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


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


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


BPM 2015 – Recapping the event

SpeedQuizzing hosts their amazing software at BPM 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham At BPM 2015, it was SpeedQuizzing‘s 2nd year in attendance and we were hoping for another great response from DJ’s looking for a way of earning some cash mid week. Last year the take on the software was mostly people who had.. 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