Pub Name: Short Blue
Quiz Game: Connect 6
"Connect 6 - The Fairest Quiz Night in Town."
Meet Kevin, the experienced quizmaster behind the entertaining quiz nights at Short Blue, where he has been delighting quiz enthusiasts for over 30 years. For the past decade, he has been hosting Redtooth Quizzes, drawing crowds from all walks of life. Initially held on Monday nights, Kevin made a strategic move to shift the quiz night to Tuesdays, introducing the paper quiz, Connect 6. According to Kevin, this format levels the playing field, ensuring that everyone has an equal chance of winning, regardless of their general knowledge.
While Connect 6 has garnered much praise for its fair approach, some patrons were initially hesitant about the change. Some preferred the traditional style quizzes, where those with extensive knowledge typically came out on top. Despite this, on a typical night, around 11 teams gather to participate in the weekly quiz at Short Blue, fostering an atmosphere filled with banter, laughter, and friendly heckling between the teams and their amiable host, Kevin.
The COVID-19 pandemic posed challenges for many establishments, and Short Blue was no exception. However, Kevin saw an opportunity to adapt and took the quiz nights to Facebook Live. Determined to keep the spirit of the quiz alive for his regular members, he curated fun quizzes using old material during these difficult times, providing some much-needed entertainment and connection.
Kevin's choice to embrace Connect 6 stemmed from his desire to offer all quiz-goers an equal chance to triumph. This format successfully prevented the same team or teams from winning every week. Furthermore, its simplicity and user-friendliness contributed to an interactive and enjoyable experience for all participants at the pub.
To promote the quiz nights, social media, particularly Facebook, played a pivotal role. Kevin live-streamed the quizzes to engage not just the in-house audience but also attract new customers by spreading the word about the upcoming events.
When asked for advice to other pubs wanting to launch their own quiz nights, Kevin emphasized the importance of fun and lightheartedness. Keeping the quiz atmosphere relaxed and entertaining allows the teams and quizmaster to engage in banter and enjoy themselves. Embracing the playful spirit of the event, Kevin encourages good-natured heckling and witty comebacks, creating an environment that's both entertaining and memorable.
So, whether you're a seasoned quiz enthusiast or just looking for a great time, Short Blue's Connect 6 quiz night promises a fair and enjoyable experience for all.