It was another packed evening at Bar Charlie for trivia this week! And I had a helper trying his hand at this whole QM thing (thanks Jim, great job!)
Eight full teams got to battle it out with their brains. Round 1 was our General Knowledge, and for the most part, teams did pretty well here. The one commonly missed question was about what Louisiana team won a smaller version of the "fall classic," key word being smaller version, we were looking for the Little League World Series, not LSU...
Round 2 tested the teams knowledge of (once banned) book covers, and they had to be specific. Toughest ones were The Grapes of Wrath, and the full Harry Potter title (and the Sorcerer's Stone).
For the third round, we had our guest Quizmaster, Jim, cracking jokes and counting points. We think he did great, and got some positive feedback from a few of our BC regulars 🙂
Our Guess Who round this week took a few clues for teams to start turning in their answers, but they all got it eventually. You really have to know a lot about these people to get it right on the first or second clue.
In round 5, we brought Jim back up again to Find the Connection. Riff Raff could have gone double-or-nothing to really jump in front of Sleeping Booty, but they held off for round 6, matching the fictional foods and drinks to their sources, and took the lead.
The final round was a tough one, and for the most part, kept teams in their same pecking order as the previous round. Although Boo's Crews was the only team to write down Papua New Guinea, the rest of the teams did well too.
In the end, final scores had Riff Raff in 1st place, followed by Sleeping Booty in 2nd, and Risk it for the Biscuit (who didn't end up risking it) in 3rd.
Thank you all for coming out for trivia this week! We had a ton of fun!
See you next Tuesday!
Everyone wanted to be inside out of the cold this week, as temperatures are starting to drop into the low 40's in Seattle, but Bar Charlie was a warm respite from the cold, and their Hot Toddies were sure to heat things up from the start. Needless to say, it was packed, and there were a couple teams who started their Trivia Tuesday without even a table to sit at.
We got things rolling soon enough, and here are the highlights:
Through rounds 1 & 2, most of the teams were on an even playing field, with Riff Raff taking the lead in the 2nd round, going double or nothing.
In round 3, Sleeping Booty took a dive on their double or nothing, by missing one answer about an American Boilermaker. Then in round 4, turning in an incorrect answer cost them a point, and round 5 didn't fare any better for them 🙁
To be fair, Round 4 *Guess Where* was difficult, and the 6-point clue could have been anywhere on planet earth, stating "The area is under attack by various forms of environmental threats. Pollution is a major issue, as contaminants harm the living creatures, and warmer water temperatures negatively affect the area..."
With all the impeachment themed team names, there could have been another answer that tied into the Round 5 Connection as well.
Round 7 was a fun one this week, where the teams got to show off their basketball player points trivia knowledge with the top 10 all time point scorers in the NBA. Unfortunately, Air Bud didn't make the list.
After an exciting game, it was Riff Raff who once again came in 1st place, followed by James and the Giant Impeachment in 2nd, and Impeachy Keen in 3rd.
Great job everyone! Thank you all for coming out to play trivia with us at Bar Charlie! See you next Tuesday 🙂
Back at it again with another Trivia Tuesday at Bar Charlie, with plenty of puppy snuggles, puffy coats, and pub-y drinks to keep warm as the weather's starting to cool off for Fall. We had six lovely teams join in the trivia fun.
After an uneventful first round, we dove into the Picture Round of natural landmarks from around the world. I made an on-the-spot ruling about the former Bed, Bath, and Beyonce team's answer on number 5 of round 2, which they marked as Horseshoe Bend, whereas my answer key noted this as the Grand Canyon. After further research, that photo does come up as Horseshoe Bend, and I have awarded that team their due point for that answer, here on the record. Quick shoutout to The Alive Kennedys for their fun answers on the ones they didn't know... "Mt. Pointy thing in Arizona," "That Place that's not Niagra," "Places you should never breakdown" all makes for a more interesting paper grading process for the QM 🙂
Lots of fun was had. In the final round we had a few teams double down, costing Boyz II Mennonites and It's Only Tuesday the round, but pushing Redacted to secure their top spot!
Final places went to Redacted in 1st, Riff Raff in 2nd, and Horseshoe Bend in 3rd.
Great work everyone, thank you all for coming out to participate in trivia! See you all next Tuesday!
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||The Alive Kennedys
||Boyz II Mennonites
||It's Only Tuesday?