The Lion & Crown - Allen

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

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 Feb 14 2019
| by Quizmaster Louis Roth

Quiz Master Lou's got a new bag! Spotlight on the Teams! In an effort to give back to those who make it happen, Quiz Master Lou is going to shine a light on the people who play King Trivia Pub Quiz. An interview of sorts, I passed out a short questionnaire (5 questions) to each team to find out a little bit about them. Here are the results...

This week's spotlight is on: Pickles on a Plate

Team Captain(If there is one): All Others (by specialty if applicable):

Brian Carr Cecilia Hamilton Chris Magargee Diane Riles

How did your team get its name and what does it mean?
When Brian, one of our team members, was young in Philadelphia, his mom would send him and his sister into NYC to see a show and have lunch. Well, by the time they got to Sardi's, they had pretty much no $ (money) left, so when ordering, they asked for water all around and some "pickles on a plate..."

What is your favorite (or top favorites) Round in the King Trivia Pub Quiz? (General Knowledge, Picture Round, Theme Round, Guess Who?, Find-the-Connection, Hand-Out or Round Seven) and why?
Guess Who? and Picture round.

What was your most memorable moment during a King Trivia Pub Quiz?
When the two Ninja Turtles got engaged.

What, if any, are the benefits of playing trivia games in pubs?
Alcohol consumption, of course!

Is life pre-destined or do things just happen randomly? And; What changes would you like to see?
(Declined to answer part one.) Never, ever again, ask Harry Potter questions!

Quiz Master Lou's Wrap-up:

Pickles on a Plate has always been my team for demonstrable erudition, eloquence and esoteric knowledge. They strive and surprise when the trivia gets out into some of the classical weeds and their intelligence is only matched by their kindness and good cheer. Dill, fried or sweet, I luvs me some pickles on a plate!

There was a birthday amongst the Pickles last night, but that member's modesty demurred recognition. (That's so like her!) In any case, the Pickles opened in the lead but finished third, being overtaken by Binge Thinking, who themselves competitively moved steadily into first position only to get ambushed in the final two rounds by the Ninja Turtles! Another great question set from our Quiz writers who focused on Valentine's Day stuff. (Round Seven was Quiz Master Lou's particular favorite, himself having been a stage rat at one point in his many lives!)

Well, that's all the news that's fit to print. Have a wonderful weekend, all!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10300 Ninja Turtles 60 10 1.000
2 17668 Binge Thinking 54 9 0.900
3 11827 pickles on a plate 51 8 0.800
4 17240 STREET SMARTS! 46 7 0.700
5 13664 Bar Guys 44 6 0.600
6 11581 Beer Logic 40 5 0.500
7 12092 IFFY! 34 4 0.400
8 15385 Hooligans 33 3 0.300
9 14003 Rockafeller 20 2 0.200
10 13725 Hilltoppers 11 1 0.100
11 18001 Fish 10 0 0.000