The Lion & Crown - Allen

    932 Garden Park Drive
    Allen TX 75013
    (972) 649-4311
    • PUB QUIZ—Thursdays @ 7:30pm
    About The Lion & Crown - Allen

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    The Lion & Crown Pub, an English-style pub with a large and varied menu, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and daily specials. The pub also offers a wide selection of fine wines and 38 beers on tap. Guests can watch sporting events on one of the many large TV screens or enjoy a nice night out on the patio. Different drink specials are available every day and live music on Friday and Saturday.


    Thu Aug 30 2018
    | by Quizmaster Louis Roth

    Another excellent time was had by all at the Lion & Crown Public House in Allen last night. In
    addition to our regulars, four new teams joined our ranks with good cheer and aplomb. King's X
    put up a good effort despite finishing near the bottom of the ranks. Afleets came in late at
    Round Three but wanted to play anyway and still performed well! Kudos to them! Scarlett 5039
    enjoyed themselves playing from the bar, whose moniker reminded Quiz Master Lou of a Gerry &
    Sylvia Anderson Supermarionation production. The award for most tasteless team name goes to
    Stephen Hawking School for Dance for obvious reasons.

    Great questions from our quiz writing overlords as well, putting a wide variety of queries into
    and out of our challengers' collective wheelhouse. The visual round spurred nearly all teams to
    Double-or-Nothing to successful heights, causing much chagrin to QM Lou, who thought a field
    hockey stick looked like a snorkel! An exceptional Find-the-Connection Round as well, dredging
    up as many obscure Batman Villains as popular ones. The Hand Out Round was also very clever,
    combining musical lyrics with colors. Very inventive!

    A very satisfying and long awaited win was awarded to Beer Logic, who leapt out of second place
    into first in the final round. The second and third place honors fell to a tie breaker between
    Blood, Bath & Beyond and the Hilltoppers, respectively. Very exciting stuff! If there was anything
    negative about the night's festivities at all, it was the Rumble Minze Schnapps that publican
    Derek conned Quiz Master Lou into drinking. Like a combination of high octane and peppermint with
    a napalm sidecar. Not my poison.

    Finally, our parting shot comes from George R.R. Martin. Appropriately so, since half the answers
    to Round Seven were the book titles of his Fire and Ice series. Old George is quoted as saying:
    "My old grandmother always used to say, 'Summer friends will melt away like summer snows, but
    winter friends are friends forever.'" Kind of puts 'Winter is coming' in a whole new light, eh?
    Have a great weekend everyone!

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1 11581 Beer Logic 61 10 1.000
    2* 12732 Deadly Alliance 59 8 0.850
    2 13725 Hilltoppers 59 8 0.850
    4 12021 StealthTexas 57 7 0.700
    5 11827 pickles on a plate 53 6 0.600
    6 12092 IFFY! 51 5 0.500
    7 13664 Bar Guys 42 4 0.400
    8 16247 Afleets 39 3 0.300
    9 Stephen Hawking School of Dance 38 2 0.200
    10 King's X 34 1 0.100
    11 16245 Scarlett5309 23 0 0.000
    * Won Tiebreaker