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. Many of the teams in attendance had never played SpeedQuizzing before, so it was a new concept to a lot of teams. From the very start the competition in the room was very tight, with teams rarely managing to get fastest answer twice in a row.
I had the pleasure of joining in as a team myself (Stoo) (don’t worry I had nothing to with putting the questions together at all) and I consider my music knowledge to be pretty good, but I found that I was getting beat on many occasions. There was even a moment where I was convinced OMD were the Thompson Twins in a picture question but apart from that, I thought we were doing very well. In the end we finished about mid table though so there were a lot of great music geeks in the room evidently.
The winning team in the end were named ‘Bilsborough Top Loaders’, one of Alan’s regular teams, and they decided to donate the £200 prize money to St Leonards Hospice.
SpeedQuizzing would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came down for the quiz and due to the huge success of the event, we are hoping to put another one together again soon.