Can You Name 15 Garden Tools? (Some may be the American names) (Playbuzz)






BBC Radio 4’s Counterpoint, the general knowledge music quiz, has started its new season – well worth a listen on Monday afternoons and late Saturday evenings, then available online.

Would-be contestants for future series can find how to apply here.





Infuriating General Knowledge Questions (Playbuzz)





Channel 4’s Countdown is looking for new contestants.


Go the Countdown webpage and click on “Be on Countdown“.




There’ll be a pie and quiz night at Scarthin Books Cafe in Cromford on Wednesday August 22nd, with a prize for the winning team. Funds will go to Mencap.

“Invite your friends to join your team or join a team on the night.

There will be prize of a £20 shop/cafe voucher for the winning team.

Tickets are available to purchase in advance from the shop (Telephone 01629 823272) for £10 per person and the proceeds will go to Mencap.

Please bring your own wine and let us know in advance if you’re Vegan (our homity pies are vegetarian, but we can prepare vegan too).”

Scarthin Books’ website.

This is not a DPQL event, but a little spider tells me there should be five rounds of fascinating themed questions.





  • Our 2017-2018 season ended recently. Have you and your friends thought about forming a team and joining the League for the 2018-2019 season?
  • If you are based in a pub, social club or licensed cafe, and you enjoy a convivial evening with quizzes written just for us, then the Derbyshire Pub Quiz League is for you. Most of our teams are from Derbyshire but we have members on both the Staffordshire and Nottinghamshire borders.
  • You can read an overview of the League here. And you contact us here via this page.
  • The new season is likely to start in October.





The Danny Dyer of quizzes (INews)