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QUIZ RECAP

Tue Oct 18 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

Another wild and crazy night of King Trivia at Idle Hour this fine Tuesday. While the temperatures were a little on the higher side, so was the atmosphere as we welcome 25 teams into our barrel-shaped battlefield. 

Round One opened with a few easy questions to get the ol’ juices flowing. This of course led to a massive 9-way tie that would take all of one round to disperse. 

In Round Two, our teams’ lack of knowledge regarding the honorifics of England left the champs scrambling…and a few doubles came up empty! Two teams, however, rose to the top: O-trivia Wilde and Trivial Pursuers! 

These two champs managed to hold their own through Round Three as the storms raged around them (trivially speaking), but Round Four saw a shock to the system as O-Trivia Wilde took the lead! We also saw a four-way tie for thirds with Trivial Pursuers, Know Nothing Newbies, Cabot Cove’s Ghost, and Murder Hornets.

In our drinking round, we paid homage to the most revered of national holidays, National Leggings Day! With a killer guess, Benis Palls took the free shots! 

Round Five proved a lesser challenge to these savvy soldiers of sleuthing. Scores rose like the tide, leading to a sudden tie at the top by Cabot Cove’s Ghost and Murder Hornets. 

Then in Round Six, our vain vagabonds shifted the scores again with some inconsistent doubling, leading to a new tie at the top: Murder Hornets and Camp Mohawk. 

As the final scores were tallied following a harrowing Round Seven, we still had one final tie-breaker to win. With a spot on guess, O-Trivia Wilde took third place, led by Murder Hornets and Camp Mohawk. 

 

Come join us every Tuesday for more trivia action!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 11501 Camp Mohawk 70 21 1.000
2 80680 Murder hornets 69 20 0.952
3* O-Trivia Wilde 68 18 0.881
3 80148 Cabot Cove’s Ghost 68 18 0.881
5 52545 Here for the Host 60 17 0.810
6 66730 Emergency Food: On Zombie Island! 49 15 0.738
6 10051 Trivial Pursuers 49 15 0.738
8 30742 The Keg of Glory 46 14 0.667
9 80671 Agatha Quiztie 39 13 0.619
10 80670 Know Nothing Newbies 38 11 0.548
10 75268 Win or Booze 38 11 0.548
12 76503 BenisPalls 37 10 0.476
13 11759 Da Bears 35 9 0.429
14 McTrump Duck Plug 32 8 0.381
15 80155 Dunces & Dragons 29 7 0.333
16 Absolut Babes 28 6 0.286
17 40028 Kingbeez 25 5 0.238
18 Smokey the Bear 22 4 0.190
19 80673 NoHomies 20 3 0.143
20 Pheasant Pluckers 13 1 0.071
20 Bills 13 1 0.071
22 72345 Tequila Tots 11 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker

QUIZ RECAP

Tue Oct 11 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

The winds were blowing and several drops of water (aka an LA downpour) splattered the barrel-shaped roof as a tournament of champions opened upon the trivial field of battle. With delicious food and satisfying libations flying around the room, it was the perfect atmosphere for a truly epic game of King Trivia!

18 teams arrived eager to continue the spooky season with some free candy (courtesy of this QM) and some challenging questions. Fortunately, we had both in spades. 

Round One of course led to a massive 7-way tie, but our teams weren’t discouraged. It proved that these folks were ready to risk big to win big. But would that foolhardy nature serve them well…or bring their ruin?

Round Two was all about the much beloved 2010 video for “We Are The World.” You know the one. Two teams managed to leap ahead of the competition: Camp Mohawk and Cabot Cove’s Ghost!

Round Three saw Camp Mohawk shoot into first place, leaving the other teams scrambling a few points behind. While they were able to hold this lead after Round Four, Cabot Cove’s Ghost and Algorithm and Blues collided in a tie at second place. It was heading toward a powerful brawl  for the top spots!

For our Drinking Round, we asked the teams for advice on what costume this QM should wear. While there were AMAZING suggestions, we are nothing if not a sucker for wordplay, which is why we award Algorithm and Blues for their suggestion of Norma Jean Val Jean!

Round Five forced our teams to think about their childhood, all the way back to the first books they might have read. Campy Mohawk maintained position while Cabot Cove rose a few points ahead. With little time left, could anyone unseat these champions?

Round Six was all about the heroes and villains of comic book movies, which should have been a snap! With some impressive doubles, we saw the scores…not change at all, as everyone moved up together. It would all come down to the final few questions. 

Round Seven was all about rap artists and telecommunications…totally normal stuff, you know. It pushed our champions to the limit of their trivia knowledge.

After a nail-biting tie-breaker, we crowned our winners for the evening: Camp Mohawk, Algorithm and Blues, and Cabot Cove’s Ghost!

 

Come join us every Tuesday for more trivia action!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 11501 Camp Mohawk 95 17 1.000
2* 35457 Algorithm & Blues 73 15 0.912
2 80148 Cabot Cove’s Ghost 73 15 0.912
4 58871 Best Buy Closed at 8 🙁 70 14 0.824
5 52545 Here for the Host 61 12 0.735
5 32145 Snark Squad 61 12 0.735
7 80147 HalloQWEENS 57 11 0.647
8 80153 The Flaming Temeculas 55 9 0.559
8 76186 Company Dime 55 9 0.559
10 A Little Sticky 53 8 0.471
11 The First Place Team 50 7 0.412
12 80155 Dunces & Dragons 47 6 0.353
13 79636 dula peeps 46 5 0.294
14 80165 Bills 43 4 0.235
15 80149 Purple furry gremlins 38 3 0.176
16 68743 The Hooligans 25 2 0.118
17 80150 DanceMoms 17 1 0.059
18 Bingo 69 1 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker

QUIZ RECAP

Tue Oct 4 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

G’mar chatima tova! It’s Erev Yom Kippur, a time of atonement and judgement…and apparently TRIVIA! That’s right, Idle Hour was popping off as teams descended on our barrel-shaped temple to pay homage to the lord of lessons…King Trivia. 

20 teams arrived hungry for knowledge (and perhaps some of Idle Hour’s famous burgers) and the game soon began. With a light breeze breaking the “Fall” heat, the stage was set for an epic showdown. 

Round One was a shocker as only one team managed to snag all the answers and drop a double. Kingbeez started the show with a big lead, followed by Emergency Food: Monsters Unleashed. 

Round Two had our heroes searching through their memory banks for famous monsters. This was a little easier, maybe to lull our teams into a false sense of security. This led to a leaderboard shake up as Emergency Food took the top spot and a quartet of teams leapt ahead of Kingbeez!

Round Three focused on a collection of crimsons, and our teams did not disappoint in their ferocious answers. In another shock to the system, Mighty Mighty Puffins took over the first place position while Emergency Food and Set locked into a tie behind them. This leaderboard persisted through Round Four as well as too few teams knew the villain of Theranos (but had it been Thanos, they would have been all over it). 

For our drinking round, we celebrated National Cinnamon Bun Day by counting our calories. Emergency Food, with an impressive guess, earned the free shots and perhaps a little cinnamon treat of their own. 

Round Five had our champions thinking about money, but would that be too much of a distraction for them to stay on track? Puffins maintained their lead, followed by the rising tides of Hulk Hogan’s Pastamania and North X North East Coast!

Round Six kept things pretty simple for our teams as scores tightened and anxiety flared. Something Punny exercised their 1st amendment right to knocked North X out of third and took over the spot, leading to a bitter rivalry that would fuel the fires of the final round. 

In Round Seven, we asked our contestants to think about Britney, B***h. It was a musical malady that pushed their brains to the limit. It was going to be a photo finish to crown the winners!

As the dust cleared, we crowned our champions: Mighty Mighty Puffins, Hulk Hogan’s Pastamania, and (in a surprise return) Emergency Food: Monsters Unleashed. 

 

Join us every. Tuesday fr more trivia action. 

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 10518 Mighty mighty puffins 70 22 1.000
2 21560 Hulk Hogan’s Pastamania 58 21 0.955
3 66730 Emergency Food: Monsters Unleashed 52 20 0.909
4 77415 720 of emotions 49 19 0.864
5 Team Shrek 46 16 0.742
5 11562 Something punny 46 16 0.742
5 We're Just Guessing 46 16 0.742
8 79632 North X North East Coast 45 14 0.659
8 77968 Set 45 14 0.659
10 79644 God save the team 44 13 0.591
11 40028 Kingbeez 43 12 0.545
12 52545 Here for the Host 41 11 0.500
13 72778 Jimmy Timmy Power Hour 40 10 0.455
14 79633 Vin Diesel Fan Club 39 8 0.386
14 72345 Tequila Tots 39 8 0.386
16 79637 blue team 31 7 0.318
17 Blaaah 30 6 0.273
18 C&L 27 5 0.227
19 79636 dula peeps 25 4 0.182
20 42 23 3 0.136
21 79635 SQUAD 18 2 0.091
22 79631 The Only Thing I'm Worried About...Is Gettin' A Boner 16 1 0.045
23 Better late than pregnant 13 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker