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Old 04.12.2006, 00:21
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[Zurich] Pub Quiz?

Back in Munich I was a regular at pub quizes in two different Expat bars. I quite liked them and miss them here in Zurich. Not that I would be an ideal candidate to host a quiz but was wondering if someone is interested to start such a weekly event in a fixed pub in Zurich.

People could participate in teams of three with like 3 Franks each and the winning teams get the bounty. We could collaborate with the pub owner who also gets beer drinking clients & advertisement to pool in some prize money.

The real catch would be get a person who prepares the quiz and conducts it every week and then we could it take it from there.

what say you guys?
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Old 04.12.2006, 10:02
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Re: Would someone fancy starting a pub quiz in Zurich

Hello Rahul meet Puzzler ,

puzzler likes organising pub quizzes. You two should get together.

I should really consider a career in matchmaking - well, hello Dolly!
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Old 05.12.2006, 17:06
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Re: Would someone fancy starting a pub quiz in Zurich

Pub quiz. I'd be into that!
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Old 06.12.2006, 14:14
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Re: Would someone fancy starting a pub quiz in Zurich

I organise quizzes occasionally, the next event is a pub treasure hunt (with some quiz skills required) on Jan 12.

The Bubbles pub in Zürich 4 http://www.cafe-bubbles.ch/ has a quiz every Monday at 20:00.
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Old 06.12.2006, 14:25
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Re: Would someone fancy starting a pub quiz in Zurich

***stupid question***

what kind of questions are we talking about?

I'm always up for something new and fun.
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Old 10.12.2006, 23:36
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Re: Would someone fancy starting a pub quiz in Zurich

My pub quizzes normally last 1.5 hours with about 10 different categories of questions, including current affairs, normally some creativity and seasonal topics. I design for a mixed audience, so some CH questions, some for English speakers.

The Bubbles quizzes are formal, quizmaster stands up and reads the questions.
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[Zurich] Pub Quiz thread

does anyone know of a pub quiz in zurich? i think that's one of the things i'm going to miss most from England!
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Old 17.04.2007, 18:49
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Re: pub quiz?

Not in Zürich, but if you jump in the train 25 minutes to Aarau there is a pub across from the train station called the Penny Farthing. There will be a pub quiz there on thursday 26th which normally starts at about 9pm. There is a happy hour for 1 hour before it. Have a look on the website, www.pennyfarthing.ch
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Old 17.04.2007, 18:56
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz thread

thanks for the tip, though i'm not going to be in zurich (ch generally) until june, so if anyone knows of a regular quiz that happens? i'll keep my eye on the one in aarau as well...
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz thread

I used to do music quizzes for my old company in London, my local pub and the PTA of my kids school in the UK .

I always enjoyed doing them and would be prepared to do one here if there was a suitable and available venue.

My only trouble is that I still think of seventies and eighties music as being just a few years old
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz thread

Did anyone come up with a place that does Quizzes in Zurich?
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Did anyone come up with a place that does Quizzes in Zurich?
The oliver twist (pickwick) in the Niederdorf used to host a regular quiz night, i think they may still do so.
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz thread

I used to do the quizzes at the Twist, and they were always a blast. I have done it a few times at Bubbles as well. This thing is once a week is so time consuming to come up oneself with a quiz. Swannie (at Twist) I am sure would offer his pub for the event. I could propose doing it once a month on a regular basis, or maybe every other week...Its fun when you get a regular crowd as then you can get them involved as well. I am up to it again if you think we can rake in a crowd. I usually got about 40 from my own networking, but the more the merrier... Whatcha think?
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz thread

Here are 2 events soon in Zürich. Pub quiz on 30 Nov
http://www.englishforum.ch/social-events/13670-pub-quiz.html

and a pub treasure hunt on 11 Jan
http://www.englishforum.ch/social-events/13672-pub-treasure-hunt.html

I’d be up for regular pub quizzes.
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does anyone know of a pub quiz in zurich? i think that's one of the things i'm going to miss most from England!
Bubbles was doing one last year. One of the guests, an American lady was hosting it . She left and after tht no-one kept it up, but from what I´ve heard the owner of Bubbles hasn´t got the time to organise it herself but would probably let someone else take it over.
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz thread

Hey, that american girl was me!!! the thing was, she wanted to do it every week and that is really too much in my eyes. it is nice to have something regular though. also it is nice to have the same host/ess and then occasionally have "guest" hosts/tess, then it becomes a real cozy pubby (is that a word) feeling.
anyway i know i got a private message from puzzler but then i couldnt open it. my private email is sylviafrances (at) gmail.com
it looks like there is enough interest again to pick up where we left off....well i hope there is!!!

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Who knows any Pub Quiz Venues

Hello, does anyone know of a bar/restaurant in Zürich that has a Quiz Night, in English preferably.....Gazzy
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Re: Who knows any Pub Quiz Venues

I am also a keen pub quizzer, but I sadly haven't found any regular haunts to do it here in Zurich. There is one roughly every six months on the forum by Puzzler which is excellent, but isn't regular enough for my liking
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz?

I think a 16 May quiz could be interesting... no ... wait... a shisha early..dance late.... no...maybe
hmmm
so 16 May though? anything
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Re: [Zurich] Pub Quiz?

Hi there!

My name is Silvan and I work as a journalist.

As I regularly visit Bart's Shamrock Pub in Wollishofen (I live nearby), I'm planning to write an article about pub quizzes. Where does it come from, who participates, what kind of questions are asked etc.
What I need to know now is: Do you know any other places in Zurich that host pub quizzes? It would be useful if I could name some, because if there's only one (Shamrock namely), the article wouldn't be of that much value. As I write for a german-language newspaper, it would also be good if I could name not only English quizzes but also some that are held in German language.

I've heard that the Helsinki Bar near Hardbrücke has one. Anyone can confirm? And McGees Pub in Wiedikon is planning to do one. What about others? Thanks a lot for your help in advance.
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