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 last Thursday’s Wiz Quiz, running simultaneously at Fusion in town and VB’s in Sandbaai. The answer my friend, is not blowin’ in the wind – it’s hidden further down the page…

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

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 happens at these two restaurants – they’re packed to the rafters for one simple reason: The Whale Coast Wiz Quiz!

Rivalry is fierce and brutal as teams from across Walker Bay gather 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 are the Quiz Masters controlling the eager ‘eat, drink and be merry’ competitors, as questions range from sport to history to science to Paul McCartney to geography, among others.

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

The competition runs for six weeks and the Grande Finale will be at the Hemel-en-Aarde Brewery on 15 August, when the top 6 teams will go head-to-head. It is rumoured that negotiations for live coverage by the BBC and CNN are under way. 

After five weeks and 200 questions, the top six teams between the venues are: The Duck ’n Fiddle – 165; The inQUIZition – 157; QUIZaholics – 151; Tequila Mockingbird – 151; Quizzical Looks – 149; Pointless – 147.

Watch the press for the final results!

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