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!
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
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!
* Won Tiebreaker