Friday, January 23, 2015

Mas Finas Ganar

We had a great night of Pub Quiz this week. We had 17 teams, and 9 of those teams finished over 30 points! For those of you that don't know, our goal is for the winning team to finish around 30, but you all crushed it this week.  Los Jugadores Mas Finas won the game at 35 points, which is great, but not quite our record score.  The were solid in each round, and were able to pull ahead of everyone else.  However, they weren't able to pull the jackpot chip, so the odds will be 50/50 for our game on February 4th.

On January 28th, we will have a guest host. We usually have one of you teams run the show, come up with all the questions, and we play about 4 times a year. This time, we'll be out there, and Doomed to Lose Forever will be hosting. Whenever we have a guest host we consider it a stand alone game, so whatever team wins will automatically take home the jackpot (no drawing).  So, it's always a good time to play.

Adam & Ed will be back at the hosting table on February 4th, when the jackpot will be 50/50 odds. But we will still see you next week.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man

This week at Pub Quiz we celebrated our 5th anniversary. That's right, back in 2010 we started throwing trivia out at you, and some of you have been with us every week since.  We appreciate every person that's played along the way, whether they have played one game or tons of them.  Thank you all so much.

This week's game started out close, but one team grabbed the lead after round 2 and built on it.  Michael J. Fox is Terrible at Stealing Tambourines was that team, and they ended up with 34 points and the win.  However, they didn't pull the jackpot chip, so next week there will be 2 reds & the winning blue chip in the bag.


Friday, January 9, 2015

New Year, Same Satan?

We returned from our holiday hiatus to an exciting Pub Quiz match.  Eleven teams squared off, some new, some old, some returning from their own hiatus.  Each round went to a different team, and when we reached the end, one team was one half point in the lead over two other teams.  That one team, Alana is Satan, who won the last game of last year.  Not a bad way to end last year or start this year, we say.  However, they were unable to pull the jackpot, but it was only week one, so that will start building with better odds.

Next week, Pub Quiz will be celebrating. Yep, it's time for our annual cheer to us.  In case you don't know your Fresno Pub Quiz history, we played our first game, in the front room of the Landmark, on January 13, 2010.  Yep, we've been at this 5 years!  So, come out and join us on Wednesday as we not only have a great game of trivia, but as we celebrate the years.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Year End is Good for Satan

Our last Pub Quiz of the year was 12/23 and we had a small, but good time. Alana is Satan had a very strong night, winning 3 of 4 rounds, and pulled the lucky jackpot chip. Fresnocity pulled in our 2nd place jackpot.

Remember, we're off this week, as Wednesday night is New Years Eve. And, we didn't think it would be wise to shift to another day again.  We return to our regular Wednesday night on January 7, 2015.  We hope to see you out en masse then.

If you'd like some extra trivia, our friends at Sequoia North Pub Quiz is on for 12/29, and probably 1/5 as well.

Friday, December 19, 2014

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

After working some holiday magic, we secured another night of for Pub Quiz before our holiday break, and you all turned out in good fashion for what will be our 2nd to last of the year. It was the first night of a jackpot run, and we had thirteen teams trying to earn a little bit of scrilla for the holidays.  Four different round winners spread the holiday cheer, and we had a nice little tie breaker at the end. Yule Like Our Log guessed correctly about how many times Rockefeller Center had their Christmas Tree Lighting, leaving Riker's Island of Misfit Toys in 2nd.  They didn't have enough holiday magic to pull the jackpot chip though, so that starts to build. Maybe your team can grab that jackpot next week as we have our final Pub Quiz of the year on December 23rd.

Next TUESDAY, that's right, TUESDAY we'll have our final Pub Quiz of the Year. So, you can expect some more holiday themed questions and such. You can also bet that there will be some year in review related questions.  We hope you bring yourself, your out of town family & friends, and whoever else to Pub Quiz and help us have a packed house for the final of the year.

Last thing, our friends up at Sequoia North Pub Quiz still have it going on, and so if you want to tune up your team, hit them up next Monday, then join us on Tuesday.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Late Edition!

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

Hey, couple of things - this week we will have some holiday themed songs in our round music (& some that aren't). Also, there will be some holiday themed questions. Prepare yoursELVES.

Also, it turns out this won't be the last Fresno Pub Quiz of the year. We worked some holiday magic, and we'll also be doing Pub Quiz on the 23rd! Yep, we'll move PQ to Tuesday night to sneak in one more for the year - so you better show up, and bring your friends. Let's pack the house for the last one of the year.

Friday, December 12, 2014

You Never Know What You Get

Maybe it was the threat of the impending #hellastorm, traffic from Christmas Tree Lane or something else, but this week's Pub Quiz brought us a smallish, but dedicated crowd. That's okay, because it brought us a close game, that had some lead changes and confirmation that there is a new team to watch out for.  That's right, Pub Quiz is Like a Box of Chocolates played as a team of 4, won the first two rounds, dropped into a tie for the lead in round 3, but jumped back out for the win after round 4. This team sometimes has more players, and doesn't always use the same name, but they did win a jackpot back in the start of November and have been taking down rounds each week.  This week, after their strong performance, they pulled the jackpot chip so congratulations definitely go out them. Alana is Satan took down our 2nd place prize of their money back, which happens whenever the jackpot is drawn.

Next week the jackpot starts fresh, but that doesn't mean you should take the week off.  After, next week is the last Fresno Pub Quiz of the year!  Yep, we are off for the holidays after next Wednesday so you don't want to miss it.