An awesome question set from our quiz writers at King Trivia Pub Quiz HQ as we
embarked once again into the breach at Killarney's last night. The General
Knowledge round was easy enough to get but just difficult enough to dissuade a
Double-or-Nothing. It must've been the isthmus.
The Visual Round was daunting. Too many teams went Rocky 2 instead of Rocky 3
and Troy got pegged as either The Scorpion King or 300. The Year of the Dragon
Theme round was also inspired. Only two out of ten teams knew who Gary Gygax
was, but the question of who co-created D&D elicited some great style point
answers! I offer you:
Nerd in the 70's who couldn't get a date
Too bad Killarney's doesn't do drinking rounds. Dang!
Once they figured out that the Guess Who persona in Round Four was a fictional
character, the right answers came rolling in. Everyone scored something on that
one. Find-the-Connection Round was the toughest, with only two teams correctly
nailing The Beatles as the connection. Some really tough questions there. The
Castles in Round Six seemed deceptively simple until you got to Syria, but lots of
correct answers as well lots of failed DoN's, too! And finally, Round Seven
dipped into Jeopardy territory with its multi-word state capitals question.
All in all, a great quiz and great teams. Welcome back to the lost Mighty
Mellons and kudos to the Barflies, who managed another 11th hour win, adding
to their legend and spreading the wealth yet again.
Quiz Master Lou signing off!
"Well, when the questions are in your wheelhouse..." Seemed to be the answer
last night at Killarney's when our waitstaff team, The Barflies stepped up to
the plate and hit home run after home run. The Barflies dominated from Round
One with a Double-or-Nothing and stayed in the lead all the way to the finish,
ending with an eleven point lead over every other team in the pub!
Of course, as employees, they are not allowed to keep the prizes awarded, so
that means Wossamatta-U's second place winning got the first place prize while
third place rankers the Dallas Booler's Club received a second place prize.
And IFFY!? As a fourth place non winner, they got a prize, too! That's called
"trickle down" win-onomics.
Seems like everyone was a winner last noght though, judging by the high spirits and
cheerful camaraderie. Even our last place team, the Poonswagglers, demonstrated
some esprit de corps with a raspberries cheer. Some of last night's questions
opened the way for some ribald humor. Plato's Ship of Fools got renamed to a
cruder euphemism involving male genitalia. And while one team knew about Scream
Queens' as the Chanels, more than one team decided that their monikers
are closer to that which we call a female dog or a drug addict. Style points to
the team that came up with Aquari-Yum as the alternate flavor for Ben & Jerry's
Phish Food ice cream! And while we're at it, let's mention newbie team the
Periodic Table Dancers for a great creative label.
Until next week, I remain... Quiz Master Lou!
Killarney's climbed new heights last night as eight teams collided to create
collective quiz bane! Newbies Boost registered themselves and earned that
extra two point bonus while Running Late is my Cardio missed round one entirely
but managed a fifth place position anyway. (Go figure.)
Home team Barflies fell apart early but kept their toe in the water to at least
break into double digits in the final rounds. The Dallas Boolers Club, who won
an astounding victory last week with a Double-or-Nothing demonstrated that
lightning doesn't strike twice with the same ploy. One of their wags was heard
to comment that the questions were biased towards "old people", to which Quiz
Master Lou reprimanded that oft times, questions were biased towards millennials!
Speaking of which, One Left in the Chamber's two millennial daughters cut out of
the pub just before the Chance The Rapper question came up. Kind of like dropping
that Ace up your sleeve on the floor during the call. Oops...
Tequila Mockingbird flew in for a third place win while IFFY! fluctuated into
second. Pickles on a Plate brought home the bacon by commanding the high score
from start to finish, a rare but cool occurrence for them. The evening was in
their wheelhouse so to speak.
QM Lou signing off!