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
* Won Tiebreaker
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!