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Dr Paul is Scotland's busiest quizmaster with experience all over the country. If it's questions and answers - the Doc's yer man.

Team That Hates Pub Quizzes Win Pub Quiz

I Hate Pub Quizzes - wine winners but not quite getting their hands on the Doc's cash.
I Hate Pub Quizzes - wine winners but not quite getting their hands on the Doc's cash.

Winners at Jenny Ha last night were I JUST HATE PUB QUIZZES who managed to swat through their hatred and come out on top of the Jenny’s pile of teams.

They could have gone one better and taken the £20 cash but music Paul didn’t know about the boundaries of Hungary.

His geography blunder: Hungary has 7 neighbours, not 6. Perhaps he forgot about Serbia?

Asked afterwards how he felt, Paul said “Certainly if you’ve played a stringed instrument like a guitar beofre, that helps with the mandolin – but the more I learn the instrument the more I find there is to it,” before battering in to a night of Scottish music with Tam.

Wise words from Paul, and the lack of win means that next week’s rollover is up to £40.

Be there.

Feel The Love

True love comes to those who quiz
True love comes to those who quiz

Sitting at home = no love. The way to take back your life and OWN THE ROMANCE before the working week sucks the loving life from out of your face is to get out and about – not sit in the house.

I offer you two exciting ways to make that happen… TONIGHT.

First is my quiz at Jenny Ha’s at 6.45pm and the second is my quiz at the Reverie at 9pm

Events on Facebook: Jenny Ha’s, Reverie

Both are great opportunities to flirt, drink and chat. In fact, the atmosphere at Reverie is so flirty that some of our kitchen staff have now got engaged. Congratulations Leigh-Anne and John!

CHEAT PHRASE

Tonight’s cheat phrase is “Bismillah no, we will not let him go.”

Germans & Americans- Unstoppable Combo

High Street Hi-Jackers, the perfect combination of American power and German grit
High Street Hi-Jackers, the perfect combination of American power and German grit

Germany and America are two of the world’s most no-nonsense countries EVER and the two combined to create a special winning force last night at the Smart City Cafe.

The HIGH STRET HI-JACKERS wiped the floor with the various lily-livered Brits, Aussies and Kiwis to take the booze and the £100,000 (chance).

Unfortunately Scott was rubbish at scratching the scratchcard and came away with NOTHING!

Maybe next week! Smart City quiz returns next week at 8.30pm on Thursday. See you then. Join the Smart City Quiz Facebook Group to receive news of the cheat phrase for next week.

Well done also to the SINGLE WITH LADIES team who survived being ID’d, seconds after winning an orange Bacardi Breezer for being completely rubbish after the first two rounds. Two humiliations for the price of one, bravely borne.

Smart City Hostel Tonight

Vodka winners, NORWEGIAN CHEESE
Vodka winners, NORWEGIAN CHEESE

The quiz at the Smart City has been moved from Tuesdays – we’re going to try Thursdays instead.

come along tonight and have fun at the quiz from 8.30pm

Tonight’s cheat phrase is “Treble twenty, treble eighteen, bull.” Write it down when you don’t know an answer and its worth 2 points. Your team can use the cheat phrase ONCE during the quiz.

Tonight’s quiz is a bring-a-lesbian special. Any team that brings a lesbian will get extra points.

Where is the Smart City Cafe? Click here to find out

“Treble twenty, treble eighteen, bull”

Don’t Mess With Swedish Blokes

Ben dominates Von Rumpy Pumpy like Benny dominated ABBA
Ben dominates Von Rumpy Pumpy like Benny dominated ABBA

Swedish blokes are un-nerving, decisive, strong and unwavering.

This folk-knowledge was proven last night at Reverie by Ben, a patriotic Swede in a yellow T-Shirt who took Von Rumpy Pumpy’s wine-winning star team performance and turned it into a personal triumph by battering through the cash challenges and effortlessly earning £60.

Nice jokes round too. We had all sorts of gentle comedy gold that we didn’t have to read out the ones about AIDS and gang rape. These are available by email on request.

Next Monday the REverie jackpot starts again at twenty new quiz pounds. See you there.

Dr Paul

Stuart takes £20 after Quiz Hurley victory

Stuart scores a score!Pub: Jenny Ha’s
Date: Monday 23rd November 2009

Last weeks £120 winners were back this time as QUIZ HURLEY and they were in good form again, winning the main quiz with a display of good judgement.

That judgement escaped them in the jackpot showdown and let Stuart in who nobbled the trivia challenge and nailed the Khartoum temperature to end up with TWENTY well earned quiz quids.

Thanks to Jim Finlay, next week’s request round is Greek Mythology. Fucking GREEK MYTHOLOGY. Jesus, I’d better go and look up some proper facts.

Stuart scores a score!

Monday Night Quizzes

Dr Paul
Dr Paul

I have two opportunities for you to be a pub quiz legend in Edinburgh tonight.

1. Jenny Ha’s at 65, Canongate.

This is an early quiz, ideal if you want to get up for work on Tuesday morning. We start at 6.45pm (although you’ll be fine if you turn up at seven) and the quiz is done by half eight.

Last week’s winners took home £120.

2. The Reverie at 1, Newington Road

Your friendly neighbourhood Southside local, The Reverie rocks on Monday nights. Despite the sexy, mysterious dancing of Alex last week, the jackpot remained intact and we’re playing for £60 tonight. Free entry

Note – tonight is bring-your-mum night. Any team that brings their mum will get a bonus point!

Team Name Filth Outrage at Poet

On a night of Rude Team Names at the Blind Poet, UP THE BUM NO BABIES were pipped at the post for the case of Heineken by OPEN YOUR MOUTH OR ITS GOING IN YOUR EYES.

Good work by everyone and comiserations to MINCE AND TATTIES whose Texas Cowboy, Amir just missed out on the £52 through an unfortunate lack of North Atlantic knowledge.Team "Open your mouth or its going in your eye". What a disgrace.

£60 Jackpot at Blind Poet, Sunday Night

There’s £43 in the pot so the jackpot this Sunday night should be up to £60 at the Blind Poet. Come along and have a go.

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Tonight is bring a foreigner night. You get one point for every non-Brit in the team.