By: Mary Gillett On: November 13, 2018 In: Season 9 League Play, Uncategorized Comments: 0

King Trivia’s Season #9, $10,000 Tournament of Champions

Tournament Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019

Tickets on Sale: Monday, November 19, 2018 @ 10 AM

Event Time:

5:30 – Registration

6:00 – Doors Open

7:00 – Tournament of Champions

9:30 – Awards Ceremony


King Trivia is Proud to present the Season #9 $10,000 Tournament of Champions!

On Saturday, February 9th 2019, King Trivia teams from across the nation will descend on Los Angeles, CA, to compete in this trivia spectacle for $10,000 in prizes.

The Tournament of Champions is a contest of skill open to the public but only the top 100 ranked teams at the end of league play are eligible to compete for the dough. So make sure to register your team and play often to qualify for the $10,000 Tournament of Champions!

The Prizes

Just like it says in the title, there’s $10,000 in prizes waiting for our big winners at the Tournament of Champions! Here’s how it breaks down:

1st place – $5,000

2nd Place – $2,500

3rd Place – $1,500

4th Place – $500

5th Place – $300

25th Place – $200

What You Need to Know


Tickets for teams competing for prize money will be sold in blocks of six. Tickets for Spectators & Substitutes can be purchased either individually or in blocks of six. Ticket prices will go up as it gets closer to the event according to the following schedule.

11/19/2018 – 12/31/2018

$20 per ticket when purchased in a block of 6 tickets. $25 per ticket if purchased individually.

1/1/2019 – 2/03/2018

$25 per ticket when purchased in a block of 6 tickets. $30 per ticket if purchased individually.

If you would like assistance recruiting members for your team, we recommend first purchasing your tickets and then posting on our Facebook page to recruit members.

Spectators and Substitutions

We will again be selling tickets for Spectators & Substitute players! So now you can bring your cousin, your mom, or even extra team members.

You heard that right! While you can still only have 6 players at your table, we are granting you the ability to substitute players between rounds!

A special section in the room will be roped off for Spectators and Substitutes, The same rules will apply to Spectators and Substitutes as apply to all players (no cell phones, if you leave the room you can’t reenter until the round is over, etc.) Substitutes & Spectators will have a clear view of the stage and players, but Substitutes & Spectators will not be able to wander about the game portion of the room during rounds.

Note that attendees within the Spectator & Substitute section of the room will not be allowed to communicate with players during rounds. Spectator & Substitute communication with players during any round, by any means, is considered cheating and may result in team, Spectator, and/or Substitute ejection from the Tournament of Champions without any refund, and team forfeiture, all at King Trivia’s sole discretion.

Player substitutions will only be allowed between, but not during, rounds.

Note: If at the end of League Play (12/31) your team does not qualify for the Tournament of Champions but you’ve already bought your tickets, you may either get a full refund or convert your tickets to spectator seating. All ticket refund or conversion requests must be made to King Trivia through the Eventbrite portal, and all ticket refund or conversion requests must be received by King Trivia by no later than 11:59PM PST, January 10, 2018.


Before the Game

Rather than having a mad dash for the best table in the house, tables will be assigned. The quicker you purchase your tickets the better your table location will be.

Prior to the start of the Tournament of Champions, all participants must provide complete registration information for all team participants. Without said information, King Trivia will not know who is participating in the Tournament of Champions event, or to whom to award any prizes.

At the Game

Food and alcohol will be available for purchase at the event. (What good is a pub quiz without the booze?)

Because this is a live competition there is a chance that the actual timing of the event may run over or under. King Trivia will work to keep as close to the posted schedule as possible.

Cell phones and any other type of connected or communication devices are strictly prohibited. All phones, smart watches, headsets and/or similar items must either be in your pocket or in a receptacle provided by King Trivia to specifically make these devices unavailable during the contest. Any players and or teams with these devices out, whether in use or not, may at King Trivia’s sole discretion be ejected from the event without refund. IF YOU MUST USE YOUR PHONE FOR ANY REASON, LEAVE THE QUIZ AREA OR WAIT UNTIL THE EVENT IS BETWEEN ROUNDS.

If you do leave the quiz area for any reason during a round you will not be allowed back in until that round is over.


Tournament of Champions FAQ

  • Do I need to qualify for the Tournament of Champions?

The Tournament of Champions is open to the public but only the top 100 ranked teams at the end of league play are eligible to compete for the dough. So make sure to register your team and play often to qualify for the $10,000 Tournament of Champions!

  • My team is almost/just barely in the top 100. Should I wait till rankings are final to purchase my tickets?

No. We anticipate this event will sell out, so purchase your tickets now to ensure your place at the tournament. If you later find that you did not rank highly enough to compete, your will have the option for your tickets to be converted to spectator seating or refunded.

  • How many extra players can I bring?

You can have as many substitutes as you want, but remember that you can only have 6 players at your table at any given time, and any players not at the table cannot help you in any way during any round.

  • Will there be a Buzzer Battle?

No! The season 7 buzzer battle was awesome but we decided to not bring it back. Season 9 goes back to our roots where the Tournament of Champions was a standard game with a HUGE ASS PRIZE POT!

The Fine Print

Participation in the Tournament of Champions is limited solely to US residents aged 18 or older at the time the Tournament of Champion commences. King Trivia, Inc. (hereinafter “King Trivia”), reserves the right to deny or rescind admittance to the Tournament of Champions to any person(s) for any reason.

Employees and independent contractors of King Trivia that have contributed to, or will contribute to, the planning, execution, and/or performance of the Tournament of Champions are ineligible to play or be a part of any team in and/or during the Tournament of Champions. For clarity, the emceeing of King Trivia events and reporting of League Play scores is not, for the purposes of this provision, a contribution to the planning, execution, and/or performance of the Tournament of Champions.

All decisions regarding league rankings (including any decision to change any team of participant’s league ranking), and/or how teams of participants are ranked are within King Trivia’s sole discretion.

By purchasing a ticket to participate and/or attend the Tournament of Champions event (hereinafter, Tournament of Champions to be referred to as “TOC”), participating in the TOC, and/or by attending the TOC, purchasers, participants and/or attendees (hereinafter “participant(s)” and/or “attendee(s)”) of the TOC agree to be bound to the foregoing and following rules, as well as the terms and conditions set forth below and above, and acknowledge and agree that same are legally enforceable against them, to the extent permitted by law.

Please be further advised that King Trivia may record the TOC with still-image and/or audio/video cameras, before, during, and after the event. By attending the TOC, participants’ and/or attendees’ likenesses, names, voices, signatures, photographs, and/or any other identifying features, may be captured on a still image or audio/video recording devices. By attending the TOC, participants and/or attendees consent to the use of their likenesses by King Trivia as recorded at the event, and waive all rights and claims under California Civil Code Section 3344 et seq., and/or all similar rights and claims.

The TOC is produced by King Trivia, located at: 22048 Sherman Way, Unit 308, Canoga Park, CA. 91303

KING TRIVIA®, KING TRIVIA LIVE PUB QUIZ EST. MMIV®, and all other related indicia are trademarks of King Trivia, a California Corporation.

All materials, physical, digital, or otherwise, related to, pertaining to and/or used during the TOC are the protected works of authorship of King Trivia, and any reproduction, dissemination, display, derivation, and/or performance thereof, without King Trivia’s express written authorization is strictly prohibited.

King Trivia reserves all rights to make modifications to and/or change the format and/or manner in which it conducts its contests, including, but not limited to, the manner in which it intends to conduct and ultimately conducts the TOC, before and/or during the event. King Trivia further reserves the right to change any TOC rules, at any time, at its sole discretion.

The TOC shall be conducted under time constraints, and, therefore, time will be of the essence during the TOC. King Trivia reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding the meaning of any and all quiz questions, answers, and/or rules, the accuracy of any and all answers, and/or the allocation and withdrawal of points. Any and all scoring decisions made by King Trivia during the TOC are in King Trivia’s sole discretion, final and non-negotiable.

Further, King Trivia reserves the right to make all final decisions regarding the timeliness of any team of participants’ use of projected timers, or any other equipment, including in, but not limited to, instances of equipment failure.

All prizes to be awarded at the TOC, including each participant’s share of any prize money, are subject to verification. By participating in and/or attending the TOC, participants and/or attendees agree to provide King Trivia consent to verify all of their relevant internet and telephone access service records to determine that such devices were not used in violation of the TOC rules. This includes, but is not limited to consenting to the participant’s and/or attendee’s provision of internet and/or telephone service records upon a demand made by King Trivia and/or providing consent to service providers to release to King Trivia internet and phone records. Any failure to cooperate with King Trivia, by any non-compliant party, during any attempt by King Trivia to verify that the TOC rules were respected during the TOC shall be automatic grounds for forfeiture of any TOC prize.

Winning team prizes will be awarded on a pro rata basis and divided evenly amongst team participants based upon the number of team participants (including team substitutes) registered to the team upon commencement of the TOC, whom are present at the TOC, whom participate in the TOC, and whom comply with all TOC rules.

Any local, state or federal tax obligations incurred by a TOC participant as a result of having been awarded a prize by King Trivia are the sole responsibility of the participant. Further, participants awarded prizes agree to provide any and all information necessary for King Trivia to provide to local, state, or federal tax regulatory agencies and to comply with local, state, or federal tax laws, including, but not limited to, completed I-9 taxpayer identification forms prior to the awarding of any prize.

King Trivia expressly reserves the right to eject any participant and/or attendee for any reason, including, but not limited to, cheating or violating the TOC rules. Any participant and/or attendee ejected from the TOC forfeits any payment made to King Trivia to participate and/or attend the TOC and/or any TOC award, and shall have no right to a refund.

Other than the use of consumer-grade, non-professional grade, non-cellphone, still-image cameras, any use of picture, audio and/or video recording equipment by any person not having the express written permission of King Trivia during the TOC and/or within the venue wherein the TOC is to take place is prohibited.

All participants in and/or attendees of the TOC assume all risks therein. Alcoholic beverages will be available during the TOC. Participants and/or attendees agree that they will not over-consume alcohol, or in any way engage in conduct which might endanger themselves or other participants and/or attendees. Participants and/or attendees are solely responsible for abiding by all local, state and federal laws regarding the purchase and consumption of alcoholic beverages. Participants and/or attendees agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless King Trivia Inc., its employees, contractors, partners and sponsors, including, but not limited to the TOC venue operator’s employees, contractors, partners and sponsors for any claims (including those of third parties) in any way arising out of their participation in or presence at the TOC or breach of these terms and conditions and/or event rules.

By purchasing and/or registering for a ticket to the TOC, both participants and/or attendees consent to the receipt of notifications for current and future King Trivia events and/or promotions to the email addresses provided during the TOC purchasing and/or registration process.

To the extent that King Trivia should be held liable to any participant and/or attendee of the TOC, under any circumstances, participants and/or attendees agree that said liability shall not exceed the price the participant and/or attendee paid for a ticket to the TOC.

The enforcement and interpretation of all TOC rules, terms and conditions shall be governed by the laws of the State of California. Further, the exclusive venue for any action, demand, claim or counterclaim arising out of or related to the TOC will be in the state or federal courts located in the State of California and County of Los Angeles, and that such courts will have personal jurisdiction over all .TOC participants and/or attendees.

King Trivia Inc. reserves all rights to and may change all of the foregoing, without notice, at any time. A complete copy of the current rules, terms and conditions will be made available upon written request to:

PO Box 985

Woodland Hills, CA 91365