You can play the Hot Spot Quiz at 4 fabulous venues in the Manchester, Stockport and Cheshire area.
On a Sunday Evening
On a Tuesday Evening
From 8pm you can play it free of charge at The Old Rectory in Stockport – 48 Churchgate, Stockport, Cheshire SK1 1YG
On a Wednesday Evening
From 8pm you can play it free of charge at The Heaton in Stockport – 474 Didsbury Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3BS
On a Thursday Evening
From 9pm you can play it free of charge at The Urmston in Urmston – Stretford Road, Urmston, Manchester – M41 9WE
Hot Spot Quiz recommend the 7″ Kindle Fire Tablet
As a leading interactive tablet quiz platform provider in the North West of England, we here at the Hot Spot Quiz highly recommend the 7″ Kindle Fire Tablet to do the job you want it to do.
The Kindle Fire Tablet is a winner in our books. It’s light, simple to use and is a sheer joy to both work and play with. They boot up well within a minute, they come with a great operating system that is very simple to navigate around. They have a beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) screen that is perfectly sensitive to the touch. As a main stream hand held tablet, you will find them incredibly fast and very responsive. They come equipped with 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and both rear- and front-facing cameras, which is a must these days.
They are the ideal machine for the purposes we use them for, playing the new ground breaking type quiz, the Hot Spot Quiz. The only fun, fully interactive phone or tablet based quiz pub quiz around. Kindles work better than a phone, offering a larger, clearer, brighter screen, perfect for the Hot Spot Quiz. Retailing at a fraction of the cost of it’s nearest equivalent competitor, these are a super piece of kit, not just for the Hot Spot Quiz but for reading the latest downloadable book, browsing the internet or playing any one of 1,000’s of APP based games available from Amazon Underground, their new app store.
“Your Hot Spot Quiz team will be on Fire using a Kindle Fire Tablet!”
If you too are a smartphone quiz provider and looking at getting some to hand out at your quiz night, you may be interested to know that if you order 5 Kindle Fire Tablets, they will give you a 6th one totally FREE OF CHARGE!
Here at Hot Spot Quiz we have been using them now for over 7 months without a single problem of any kind and we are looking at adding more to our service as our quiz nights grow and grow.
We had a totally fab and fun finger-flicking evening with the fans and a few of the players of top North West Ice Hockey team, the Manchester Storm at The Station pub last night (14th May 2016).
— Manchester Storm (@Mcr_Storm) May 14, 2016
They hadn’t played a Smartphone Quiz before but they took to the Hot Spot Quiz like a duck to water or even a puck to ice. Within minutes of the first few questions they were all pounding away with their fingers on their phones and tablets, battling it out to be the winner and the fastest as well.
It was organised by Alan and the team (pictured) from Manchester Storm Official Supporters Club and Altrincham Ice Rink as a social get together for all the fan club members to say thanks for loyalty and support throughout the past season and into the next. Some of the Manchester Storm Team attended as well.
It was a well fought contest with all of you evenly matched at first and then as one or two teams got to grips with what to do and how to do it, within minutes they were charging up the leader-board.
The shear determination and effort that some teams put into getting answers right and right quickest was amazing, with teams like “We would have won but kept Altrincham” throwing everything they could into it. They deserved extra points just for effort alone.
The lead was constantly changing throughout the whole Hot Spot Quiz. We also had “Team Steve” hovering around the mid way position, not top, but not bottom. Potential winners of the “Mugs In The Middle” Prize Mug. Sadly for them it wasn’t to be as team “Quizzmodo” snatched that honour off them, pushing them up the leader-board by one position and out of contention for the treasured Mug.
“The Pussycat Trolls” had a slow start at first as they learned how fast they needed to be with their fingers. But ended up bouncing up and down on the leader-board, one minute they were riding high above the mid way position and then next they had dropped down under, only to bounce back up again. They yo-yoed throughout the night.
The surprise team of the night were the youngsters of “Falecia” who came up with some great fastest finger answers on quite a few questions well out of their age range #SoImpressed.
“The Drummer Boys” (4 girls & 1 boy – go figure???) floated just below the mid section of the leader-board, quietly pounding away and occasionally sneaking in a few fastest fingers, biding their time, just waiting for the perfect wave to appear, but it never did and stayed where they were.
“Number 23 is Dead To Me” also floated just below half way, keeping their head above water and themselves off the bottom spot as they battled against bigger teams that were made up of varied age groups, but great try and they too got an occasional fastest finger question, so well done and better luck next time with more members maybe?
“The Boobs And Moobs” got off to a rocky start at first experiencing some “user interface” problems just choosing their buzzer, but then hovered around the bottom spot, keen to win the Vimto Lollies for coming last we think.
The overall Two of the other top teams who seemed to do well with their fastest fingers were “JC & The Sunshine Band” and “Weathering The Storm”, who between then racked up a considerable amount of fastest finger answers.
Hot Spot Quiz victors “Norfolk And Chance”, had built up a commanding lead in the later round and to secure their win, got the final 60 point question right about Sooty’s UK TV debut.
Hot on their heals throughout and making valiant efforts were both “The Puck Buddies” and “The Clique”. Although we have question the amount of attention Puck Buddies actually paid to the questions some times when they came up with Catherine Of Aragon as an answer to the question about “which one of Henry VIII’s wives gave birth to Edward VI.” Who we had already discovered in a big clue had the same name as a Bond Girl actress (Jane Seymore) lol.
It was great to see all the teams being so vocal over their mini victories as they got answers right quicker than their rivals in this finger and fact war of phones and tablets. Every team seam to have different strong points, but all of them seam to absolutely love “The Disney Round”….“Did Dumbo wear a hat?”….of course he did lol.
Quote – “The Manchester Storm Official Supporters Club (OSC) are pleased to announce that their summer pub quiz was a resounding success with plenty of funds raised for the Manchester Storm.
With over 90 people in attendance, including goaltender Steve Wilcock and Storm legend & current assistant coach Mike Morin, the pub quiz saw plenty of questions being asked, ranging from Disney to Astrology! 13 teams battled it out across the numerous rounds, but inevitably only one team could win, and that honour went to “Norfolk and Chance” with a whopping 574 points! “ – source The Manchester Storm website
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@HotSpotQuiz @sportmadste @Mcr_StormOSC @Mcr_Storm thanks!! Your quiz was awesome last night!!! Had such a laugh!!! “ – source Emma Louise Magowan
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@HotSpotQuiz @Mcr_StormOSC Thank you for being a fantastic quiz master. I know everyone enjoyed themselves and we hope to do this again”– source Nick Barlow
A massive well done to everyone who came along and took part, it was a great evening attended by some wonderful people.
We always get a kick out presenting an event like this and this was was no different, although the fans and players of Manchester Storm were certainly in a league of their own, a winning league!
We look forward to seeing you all again when the new season starts up, but remember if you get withdrawal symptoms from the quiz, take a short trip down the road to The Urmston Pub in Urmston any Thursday evening from 8:30 pm and take on the locals there. But you could have a fight on your hands, a fastest finger fight. Drop in sometime you’ll go down a storm!
All images used courtesy of The Manchester Storm (OSC)
Tonight the Hot Spot Quiz, FingerFlickers is back. After a one weeks absence from The Urmston for personal reasons. However I will be back with you, my mad, rowdy, loyal and trusty band of Pub Quizzers, firing on all four cylinders.
Bank Holiday Week
The great news besides the Hot Spot Quiz being back is that being Bank Holiday week, it’s also double chance time tonight on Play Your Cards Right as we have up to six attempts on the big cash big board game. If you’re still not lucky enough to win on it and your the sixth one up we’ll move into the envelope game with #DoubleTheContents as prizes. Instead of £1 it will be £2, instead of £5 it will be £10 and instead of £10 it will be £20!!!
Do you need to borrow a Kindle Tablet?
Remember if you haven’t got a tablet or end up with a flat battery on your phone and need to borrow one of the Kindle Fire Tablets I lend out, it’s first come, first severed. Kindles are our recomended tablet of choice. They are very easy to set up and use and very very reasonable in price, retailing through Amamzon.com at only £49.99. The are light, look smart, and come in a range of colours. The battery life is great as well and will easily see anyone through more then two quiz night without any problems at all.
Play Your Cards Right Rules
The two basic rules are:- Ace’s are classed as the “High” card (the highest value) and you get and win “Nothing For A Pair” of cards that match one after another.
We use ten cards all together. After all the cards have been independently shuffled and cut, we deal nine cards, face down up on the board in three rows of three. These nine cards are followed by a tenth card which will is the next card off the top of the pack, this is the starter card. The “starter card” is the only card you can change if you are not happy with it. You only get to change this card once.
We then work our way across and down the board, card by card with each next card being predicted as being “Higher” or “Lower”. Each prediction has to be correct to proceed onto the next card. If you successfully clear / predict all the cars to the end of the third row, you win the cash jackpot prize that night.
The Prize: – The “Cash Prize” is never less than £50 and never more than £500.
If your unsuccessful clearing the board, you are then out of the game and another ticket is drawn for someone else chance to attempt to clear the board. All in all there are three chances to clear the board in any one night, but each attempt is by a different person unless they have more than one ticket drawn, giving them a second or third chance to clear the board.
The Envelope Game
If whoever is last to attempt to win on Play Your Cards Right also fails to win the Cash Jackpot, they are automatically put through to the Envelope Game. The game is a simple choice of one of three envelopes, X, Y and N. Each of the envelopes has a cash prize within. One has £1, another has £5 and the third has £10. All they have to do to win this consolation prize by choose one of the envelopes, whichever they chose they win!
The Quiz Rules and Times
The usual rules, you’ve got to be in to win and it all kicks off just after 9pm and the questions end just after 11:00pm with Play Your Cards Right straight afterwards – get on down to the Urmston Pub tonight and see you all there.
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Post their trip to Barcelona, “Clevedon Curtains” this week going by the the topical name of “Clevedon Unionists Vote No”, bagged themselves their second “Mugs In The Middle” Prize Mug. Here they are looking overjoyed at their victory and so they should, it’s not easy to be team average to win one! (L – R Chris Davey, Emma Davies, Rick Davey, Buffy Cowtan)