At what other quiz would you win a round of drinks by guessing how old Garrincha was when he lost his virginity to a goat?… Running since 2011. Samso's Footy Quiz is the longest running football quiz in the North East. The quiz is extensively researched, written and presented (and one day he will write the theme tune too) by Jon (Samso), an absolute football fanatic, who does it all for the love of the game, making nothing from the night, other than a steady supply of cider. You may notice the effects of this on the quality of presentation as the night goes on...
The origins of the quiz are simple. Jon really wanted to go to a football quiz but soon realised there weren't any around. Inspired by the ethos of music promoters, he decided to start his own and hasn't looked back since. Samso's Footy Quiz is now the undisputed number one football quiz in the region and continues to go from strength to strength.
The quiz kicks off at 8pm but will always try to accommodate late entrants. Max teams of 6 players allowed (bigger groups are welcome to split into multiple teams to play against each other). Please do not cheat or use your mobile, as if you do then there is every chance that you will 'get your fucking head kicked in' to paraphrase the 70's hooligans.
Unsurprisingly the night is divided into two halves. First half consists of picture and general knowledge rounds while the second half is more specific in terms of it's categories which can range from Zenith Data cup winners to transfer records in South America. We try and keep it as varied as possible so that every team is in with a chance. However, if your footballing knowledge lets you down on the night, there are always 'pints for the table' prizes and a 'second last pity prize' on offer.
So what are you waiting for. Get signed up to the mailing list and twitter now and we will see you soon.