Which famous rock star was jailed for nine days during the group’s 1980 tour of Japan for possession of cannabis? Well, you’d never know unless it popped up as a pub-quiz question, as it did in the Whale Coast Wiz Quiz, which has been running simultaneously at Fusion in town and VB’s in Sandbaai over the past six Thursdays. (The answer my friend, is not blowin’ in the wind – it’s hidden further down the page…)

The InQUIZition team: Tim Tindall, Kerry Tindall, Tony Webb, Pieter van Aswegen (quiz master at Fusion), Sally Bartlett, Tony Bartlett and Sheila Whitfield. PHOTO: Taylum Meyer

Most restaurants dread the onslaught of winter, and some even switch off the lights for a few weeks due to the dearth of diners. But quite the opposite happened at these two restaurants – they were packed to the rafters for one simple reason: The Whale Coast Wiz Quiz!

Rivalry was fierce and brutal as teams from across Walker Bay gathered at these venues to do battle for the coveted trophy, and be crowned the Whale Coast Wiz Quiz Champions for 2019.

Piano Ben and radio personalities Pieter van Aswegen and Janet Marshall were the Quiz Masters controlling the eager ‘eat, drink and be merry’ competitors, as questions ranged from sport to history to science to Paul McCartney to geography, among others.

The Duck ‘n Fiddle team: Murray Stewart, Anna Young, Lucie Conradie, Piano Ben at the back (quiz master at VB’s) John Cowan, Claudia Schindler and John Morris. PHOTO: Hedda Mittner

The competition ran for six weeks and the Grande Finale will be at the Hemel-en-Aarde Brewery on Thursday evening 15 August, when the top six teams will go head-to-head. It is rumoured that negotiations for live coverage by the BBC and CNN are underway.

After six weeks and 240 questions, the top six teams between the venues, who will be battling it out on Thursday evening, are: The Duck ’n Fiddle – 197; The inQUIZition – 186; QUIZaholics – 183; Pointless – 180; Tequila Mockingbird – 179; and the Quizzical Looks – 177.

Watch the press for the final results!

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