The Lion & Crown - Allen

932 Garden Park Drive
Allen TX 75013
(972) 649-4311
  • Thursdays @ 7:30pm
About The Lion & Crown - Allen

The Lion & Crown Pub, an English-style pub with a large and varied menu, is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. serving lunch, dinner and daily specials. The pub also offers a wide selection of fine wines and 38 beers on tap. Guests can watch sporting events on one of the many large TV screens or enjoy a nice night out on the patio. Different drink specials are available every day and live music on Friday and Saturday.



Thu Jun 13 2019
| by Quizmaster Louis Roth

This unseasonably cool weather Texas is experiencing could be a factor, or it
might just be the usual time of year for folks to stay away from their frequent
pub and go on vacation or indulge in some other activity while the kids are out
of school. In any case, despite the lack of a crowded Lion & Crown last night,
a vociferous few managed to keep the cacophony of conversations turned up. So
much so that a shout-out in Round Five KO'd someone's chance of a even Double-

Two newbie teams brought a little extra competition to the game. Cancel HBO did
not register their team but managed to place third for a couple of rounds despite
not having that two point bonus. On the other hand, The Andals did register,
earned the two pointer, but decided to bail in Round Three. Curious. When Quiz
Master wrote down their team moniker on the roster, he wondered aloud what it
might mean. Vandals without the V? To deface the competition? Candles without
the C? To light their way to victory? Handle without the H? To competently
conduct each question? No. It was an S, as in sandal. They walked.

A great set of questions. Too bad Quiz Master Lou wasn't a player. He would've
doubled down and won the Round Two Hirschfeld caricature challenge. Of course,
so did four other teams, so nothing special there. Street Smarts really coming
into their own these days with another First Place win while Ship It! came back
into the fold with Second. Representatives of Stealth Texas upheld the champ's
honor with a decent third.

Thanks to our Quiz overlords who turned Quiz Master Lou onto the alt rock band,
the Presidents of the United States. I dug their video tune Peaches. Who knew
a song about a benign little old fruit could be packed with a martial arts fight
with ninjas? Have a great weekend everybody!


Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 17240 STREET SMARTS! 76 7 1.000
2 11504 Ship It 59 6 0.857
3 12021 StealthTexas 50 5 0.714
4 11581 Beer Logic 47 4 0.571
5 12092 IFFY! 35 3 0.429
6 Cancel HBO 33 2 0.286
7 13725 Hilltoppers 13 1 0.143
8 20527 The Andals 10 0 0.000


Thu Jun 6 2019
| by Quizmaster Louis Roth

Another incredible night of King Trivia did abound at the Lion & Crown in Allen
last night with the gathering of the ten tribes, er teams. Although, given our
Round Seven motif of Jewish Holy cities and Super Bowl franchises, perhaps the
metaphor is apt. In any case, the battle for first place was epic with a tie
between the Ninja Turtles and Stealth Texas from the get go, but then the Turtles
edged into the lead, only to get jumped by Stealth in Round Five who rode it
down the line to a superb finish with a big score of 88!

Shout out to teams Dos XX's and Rockafellers. The Dos XX's hadn't played in a
long time, but got back into the swing of things while Rockafellers' better half
didn't show up into well into round two, but accomplished a high score anyway.

A tip of the esoteric hat was acknowledged by this quiz master as the group
June 44 was on the Round Six handout for yesterday's remembrance of D-Day. Bet
you didn't think I noticed! Clever buggers. Shredder Squad nailed a decent
second place, Binge Thinking got two successful Double-or-Nothings and one
unsuccessful one while the Hilltoppers got too cocky and Doubled out early.

That's the wrap-up. Everybody have a great weekend! Quiz Master Lou, over and

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 12021 StealthTexas 88 9 1.000
2 11863 Shredder Squad 78 8 0.889
3 10300 Ninja Turtles 66 7 0.778
4 12732 Blood, Bath & Beyond 62 5 0.611
4 17668 Binge Thinking 62 5 0.611
6 14003 Rockafeller 60 4 0.444
7 16315 Smartasses 56 2 0.278
7 17240 STREET SMARTS! 56 2 0.278
9 13725 Hilltoppers 35 1 0.111
10 17297 Dos_X_LC 24 0 0.000


Thu May 30 2019
| by Quizmaster Louis Roth

King Trivia Pub Quiz at the Lion & Crown in Allen last night offered its usual
merriment, competitiveness and fellowship; But, it also gave us something extra.
Street Smarts won first place! Congratulations to this team's recent addition
to the L&C not too long ago who have, in their short time here, steadily grown
in trivia knowledge. To boot, their victory was well won, coming out of no-
where with a Round Six Double-or-Nothing that pushed them into the top position.
They managed to cling to it through Round Seven with a two point lead. Well
done Street Smarts!

But the drama never ends at the L&C. The Ninja Turtles tied with Stealth Texas
in a 57 point mash-up. Turtles ended up with the second place win on a tie
breaker by guessing at the number of calories in a McDonald's Egg White Delight
McMuffin. Both teams overshot but Turtles ended up closer. You never saw a
sadder face on a third place winner. Cheer up, Matt!

Another great question set from our Quiz writers as well. Rounds one and two
were deceptively easy with a lot of DoN's being won, but the teams hit a col-
lective wall in Round three. They all knew Casablanca and My Little Pony, but
didn't have a clue about Afghanistan or the Friendship Paradox. Hmmm... Not
enough geography-psychologists out there I guess. As for Round Seven... All
Quiz Master Lou can say is, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics!"
(With apologies to Benjamin Disraeli, or Mark Twain, or whomever...)

Have a great weekend everybody! Toodles!

Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
1 17240 STREET SMARTS! 59 9 1.000
2* 10300 Ninja Turtles 57 7 0.833
2 12021 StealthTexas 57 7 0.833
4 15204 Scott’s Tots 48 6 0.667
5 12732 Blood, Bath & Beyond 39 5 0.556
6 13725 Hilltoppers 32 4 0.444
7 17668 Binge Thinking 31 3 0.333
8 11586 Royal Flush 30 2 0.222
9 14003 Rockafeller 26 1 0.111
10 20198 Summer School Drop Outs 23 0 0.000
* Won Tiebreaker