Tuesday, 28 July 2015

The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen

It was the end of an era in Vancouver quizzing last week, as Katie ran her last quiz at Darby's on Thursday. Katie had been a mainstay of the Vancouver quiz scene for the last five years, running over 200 quizzes from her base at Fourth and MacDonald in Kits. I would take in Katie's quizzes frequently, and it was always a great time. She had an excellent sense of topic and knew her crowd well. The quiz at Darby's was a tightly-run ship, with well-researched questions, practised delivery, and impeccable promptness. There's no wondering why Quiz night at Darby's had such a large and dedicated following, and easily the best competition of any quiz night in town.

So, thanks for all the great quizzes, Katie! It was truly a pleasure. I hope that you inspire some bored young person to start Prince Rupert Pub Quiz dot com.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Will Never Lead Me Anywhere But Here

While we're all reeling over the breakup of Canadian indie darlings The Weakerthans, I figure I may as well slip in some quiz news, good and bad:

  • Quiz at the Bottleneck is on hiatus until September
  • Yagger's Downtown is starting to fill up, so show up early for quiz if you want to grab a spot
  • Quiz at Darby's will continue, but longtime host Katie will only host two more quizzes (Tomorrow and July 23). If you want to stop in and bid farewell, you'd better do it now. I know I'll be there. Look for the enormous team split in two if you want to say hi. 

Shout out to some astute readers who shot me this information a week ago, I'm sorry it took me so long to update the site.