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QUIZ RECAP

Tue May 24 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

A glorious evening in May out here in NoHo, and what could be finer than some trivia that’s divine-er? That’s right, we brought King Trivia to the masses for another outstanding show! National Escargot Day brought out all the champions, but only one could be crowned our winner of the night? Who would it be?

Twenty teams started the show with big dreams and bigger glasses of ice cold refreshment. When Round One came to a close, we only had two teams holding the lead: Drunkin’ Donuts and Open the Ice Cream Dog (Whoof). Surprisingly, neither team had doubled down, meaning the scoreboard was as tight as it’s ever been leaving the opening session. Round Two put a few more points on the board, as teams were more comfortable risking it all for the big win. Quiz Kid Donnie Smith, our returning champions, lingered only a point behind the top spot, eager to defend their title. 

Rounds Three saw a new dynasty rise to the top as Snark Squad and Old Fashioned Palomas took the top spots, only to see Snark Squad fall to Team Zuzu in Round Four! This was our most volatile game of King Trivia that Idle Hour had ever seen!

In our drinking round, we challenged the teams to determine the amount of snails consumed in France in a single year. NoHo Hank took the free shots with a close (but still not quite on the dot) guess, earning them the ire of the thirst patrons. 

Round 5 saw Palomas and Zuzu secure their lead, but Quiz Kid Donnie Smith was racing behind in third. With all top ten teams only points away from each other, this was going to be an insanely close finish!

Round Six saw Zuzu leapfrog the competition, but we ended Round Seven with a MASSIVE tie for second and third place. After a scrum to figure out the real winners, we finally settled our leaderboard. 

Team Zuzu took the top spot, followed by Old Fashioned Palomas and Adam’s the Best (who clearly won best name of the night)!

 

Come join us at Idle Hour every Tuesday for more King Trivia action. 

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 67730 Team Zuzu 87 20 1.000
2* 67729 Old Fashioned Palomas 68 19 0.950
3* 67735 Adam’s the Best 67 18 0.900
4 67747 Drunkin' Donuts 66 17 0.850
5 27554 Quiz Kid Donnie Smith 63 16 0.800
6 67731 Vote for Pedro 61 15 0.750
7 67733 Open the Ice Cream Dog! (Woof) 59 14 0.700
8 42049 I’m Dyin’ Heeah! 55 13 0.650
9 32145 Snark Squad 54 12 0.600
10 67726 Idle Whores 51 11 0.550
11 67739 Corn Cob TV 44 10 0.500
12 52545 Here for the Host 41 9 0.450
13 67736 TriviaTinaz 39 8 0.400
14 66730 Emergency Food 37 7 0.350
15 67745 The Ska House 34 6 0.300
16 67725 Noho Hank 32 4 0.225
16 46796 Crypto Sluts 32 4 0.225
18 55659 Capital G Gamers 25 3 0.150
19 67732 E.T. the Extra Trivial 24 2 0.100
20 67746 No Sports Questions, Please 22 1 0.050
21 67734 NFT & A 18 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker

QUIZ RECAP

Tue May 17 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

Dozens of ravished patrons journeyed all across Los Angeles to the barrel-shaped haven of NoHo—Idle Hour—for another fantastic journey into King Trivia! With the temperature dipping after a pre-summer heat wave, the air was ripe for a contest of champions (and the guests were primed for cool drinks and delicious treats). 

Wildly, we had a leader right out the gate in Round One. Quiz Kid Donnie Smith was the only team brave enough to throw a double, giving hem a sizable advantage moving into the rest of the game. 

Round after Round, Quiz Kid held their lead while other teams rose and fell. By the end of Round Four, Algorithm and Blues had jumped to second place, with Kill the Queen close behind. With only a few points separating all of our teams, we took a quick break to lubricate their minds with a little liquor. 

On this day in history, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz was first published, so we asked our teams to search in their photos for something that was either from the book or film, or something evocative of the franchise. Our winner, R.E.N., had an old halloween photo with an entire family dolled up in outstanding costumes! 

Back to the show with Round 5, and things were heating up. Finding this particular connection proved to be quite a challenge, but our teams weren’t about to go down without a fight. After a thorough thrashing, our leader board was shaken! Algorithm and Blues jumped to the top spot, Quiz Kid fell to second, and Diana Spencer’s Gifts took third! But would this new hierarchy last?

Another upset came after Round Six, with Quiz Kid regain and their lead and Algorithm dropping into third. Goat Rodeo climbed into striking distance in fourth place. We had a real ballgame on our hands, and it would all come down to the final round!

With everything on the line, Quiz Kid Donnie Smith took first place, Algorithm and Blues took second, and Diana Spencer’s Gifts took third. 

Come join us every Tuesday for more King Trivia!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 27554 Quiz Kid Donnie Smith 77 17 1.000
2 35457 Algorithm & Blues 73 16 0.941
3 37633 Diana Spencer’s Gifts 70 15 0.882
4 66702 Goat rodeo 57 14 0.824
5 55659 Capital G Gamers 47 13 0.765
6 66710 R.E.N. 46 11 0.676
6 52545 Here for the Host 46 11 0.676
8 66727 Las Palomas 45 10 0.588
9 66703 Find Me A Sweater 39 9 0.529
10 66730 Emergency Food 38 8 0.471
11 65685 Poopy Fart Heads 35 7 0.412
12 66706 The Van Buren Boys 33 6 0.353
13 66718 gatekeepgirlboss 32 5 0.294
14 66708 Kill the Queen 30 4 0.235
15 66726 We Find Black Pepper Spicy 28 3 0.176
16 66731 NOLA 715 26 2 0.118
17 43614 Never gonna quiz you up 24 1 0.059
18 40028 Kingbeez 19 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker

QUIZ RECAP

Tue May 10 2022
| by Quizmaster Adam Korenman
|

After suffering through a few Gray May days, it was time to brighten everyone’s evening in the best way possible. That’s right, we gathered the greatest trivia champions of NoHo for an all new round of King Trivia! 

We opened up to a MASSIVE tie after the first round, proving just how intense these knowledge nerds could be. With over ten teams holding first place, it was going to be quite the battle to find a winner. 

After Round 2, we saw some separation with a three-way tie for first. Camp Mohawk, Pell Grant Recipients, and Hailey’s Vomit! But our top ten was spaced by mere points, so this lead couldn’t last forever. 

Camp Mohawk managed to hold the lead  following Round 4, with First Place in second (we know, confusing) and Kingbeez jumping up to third!

In our Drinking Round, we asked our teams how much shrimp was consumed in Las Vegas on the average day. F.R.O.G. leapt to the challenge, snatching free shots with their guess of 60,000 pounds. 

Coming back from the break, Kingbeez and Downtown Sasquatch jumped into first and second with some amazing doubles, sending Camp Mohawk into the brink. But even from the QM booth the furry in their eyes was palpable. 

In Round Six, Camp Mohawk regained their lead by the thinnest of margins, leading to an absolutely brutal showdown in our final round. Who would emerge victorious?

With an amazing turnaround, Kingbeez took the top spot, with Camp Mohawk and Downtown Sasquatch following close behind. 

Join us every Tuesday at Idle Hour for more King Trivia!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 40028 Kingbeez 82 23 1.000
2 11501 Camp Mohawk 74 22 0.957
3 11741 Downtown Sasquatch 63 21 0.913
4 65685 First Place 60 20 0.870
5 65694 Pell Grant recipients who start a business that operates for three years in disadvantaged communities 59 19 0.826
6 65688 Haylie’s Vomit 52 18 0.783
7 35457 Algorithm & Blues 49 17 0.739
8 37633 Diana Spencer’s Gifts 47 16 0.696
9 65678 Deluxe 44 14 0.630
9 65672 F.R.O.G 44 14 0.630
11 32145 Snark Squad 41 13 0.565
12 65689 Quizzy Maguire 39 11 0.500
12 52545 Here for the Host 39 11 0.500
14 65692 Be Kind Rewindz 38 10 0.435
15 65686 Much to think about 33 8 0.370
15 65705 3 Pears Take Five 33 8 0.370
17 65702 A really good try 31 5 0.232
17 65712 I did not know there was a trivia night tonight, but we're into it 31 5 0.232
17 65700 Jenusisesis 31 5 0.232
20 65691 The Blue Team 26 3 0.152
20 65714 BASSHOLES 26 3 0.152
22 65684 oedipus and the mother fuckers 16 2 0.087
23 65698 Chien Chaud 13 1 0.043
24 57827 The Quizimodos -1 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker