This is an excellent little article about pub quizzes, from the quizmaster’s perspective. I came with my bristles up, expecting to find all sorts of quiz snobbery on show, but no, the author seems fair-minded and has wise things to say about all the most crucial quizzing issues. It finishes on a sombre note, though: “So we are approaching a crisis except in the smaller pubs where everyone knows each other, the prizes are small and cheating is neither possible or worthwhile. And maybe that is where the pub quiz should stay.”. Fair enough (the ‘crisis’ is caused by your friend the Interweb) but what of the roving band of quizzers who like a bit of variety? Are they doomed to extinction?
Not by coincidence, many of your Publog correspondents are going to a quiz night tonight. We’ll let you know how we get on.