Friday, September 23, 2016

50/50 and You Weren't There?

This week was a surprisingly small crowd for a 50/50 jackpot week, but that didn't mean that it wasn't a fun game with lots going on. In Dog Beers, We've Only Had One dropped a perfect 10 on the crowd in round 1. FKA Riker engaged a 9 to take round 2. Spoiler Alert: Don King is Awful was not verbose, but they were round 3 winners with a 9. Alana is Satan closed out the night by winning a tough round 4 with 7. But who won it all?

Spoiler Alert: Don King is Awful took the crown on the night, and that meant they were winners for the second week in a row. This team frequently is near the top, if not the top, and are always a force to be reckoned with. They also had their lucky pants on this Wednesday, and snatched the jackpot chip, taking home the big bucks. FKA Riker took home the second place prize.

Next week we will be back at it, and it will be a fresh jackpot for you all to take your shot at.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Baskets and baskets

We would say it was another fun night of trivia over at the Santa Fe Basque this Wednesday. Pretty good scores were posted in rounds 1 and 2, and then a tough round 3 slapped everyone's brains around a bit. Going into round 4, there were 4 teams all within a half point at the top. A Basket of Deplorables mirrored their round 2 score of 9 in round 4, and it was enough to give them the win. Congrats go out to them. They were not able to pull the jackpot chip, so next week it's 50/50 on a good size pot.

Test your knowledge against the best next week at Pub Quiz!

Friday, September 9, 2016

We Don't Forget

Don't You (forget about me) - Simple Minds
What's Your Fantasy? - Ludicris
Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes
Low - Flo Rida

If you asked either of your Pub Quiz hosts if those songs had been used in the 6.5+ years of PQ, they would say, "Of course." In fact, Ed was somewhat incredulous that none of those four had been used along the way. But, it's true. That's a little bit of the beauty of Pub Quiz: you never know if something you have known forever has been asked, or if your favorite song or guilty pleasure has been played.

In the game, one team grabbed a one point lead in the first round with a nice 9, and always maintained at least that point through the night. That team, Alana is Satan. After several weeks of Rabbits being up high, Alana is Satan has sort of grabbed hold of the hot team mantle. Will they continued to ascend to the heavens, or will they be dropped down to the depths?

On the jackpot, Alana is Satan missed the blue chip, so it will keep building. Next week, 1 blue and 2 red in the jackpot bag. Join us Wednesday for another great night of trivia.

Monday, September 5, 2016

The Winner is Not Always Obvious

Uh, we were busy on Friday, when we normally post recaps & stuff. Maybe it was an early holiday or something. So we'll post it today, as we enjoy the Labor Day holiday for reals.

August finished out with a fun match. 61 players on 13 teams competed against each other, trying to see who was the smartest in our quiz world. There were 13, but 2 teams really dominated. Alana is Satan won the first round, and tied for the lead on two others. Where's A Wall When You Need One? tied for the lead on two rounds and won round 3. Where's A Wall took the two time tie breakers in those tied rounds.

If you weren't there, and had to guess, you would probably think the team that won 3 rounds won the night. But, like some times before, it works out the opposite. Alana is Satan actually ended up with a point and a half lead and won the night. The didn't pull the jackpot, so it will begin to build, and next week there will be 1 blue and 3 reds in the jackpot bag.

We hope you'll join us in the this (possibly) short work week for a fun night of trivia on Wednesday at the Santa Fe Basque.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Back from the dead, eh?

This last Wednesday was one of our best since moving to the Santa Fe Basque. Thank you all for making it a great night.

In the game, there were four different round winners, which we always love. There were a few lead changes, which we love. And somehow, in round 4, five of the thirteen teams scored perfect 10's. After all the scores were tallied, Rabbit Resurrection was back from their death of last week, and were winners. The jackpot was 50/50 odds, and their luck continued by pulling the winning blue chip. Congrats to Rabbit Resurrection! Our consolation prize went to the Fire Squids for taking second place.

Next week, the jackpot will start fresh. Bring out your friends for another great night of trivia.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Squids Say Who

This week at Pub Quiz was our biggest night since we moved over to the Santa Fe Basque. Thanks for helping us make it a great time.

In the game this week, we painted a fat bulls eye on the team that usually a Rabbit, and like in the rabbit test, it died. The Fire Squids and Says Who? traded rounds on the night and they both ended up with 34 points at the end. The Squids were consistent on the night, with scores of 8 and 9 each round, whereas Says Who was a little more erratic, with 6, 10 8 and 10 to put them in the tie. The tie breaker question went to the Squids, who were the victors on the night. However, they didn't grab the jackpot chip, so it will keep growing.

We'll be back Wednesday for another great game of pub quiz. The jackpot drawing is down to 2 chips so build your best team and take your shot!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Lucky Rabbits

This week's Pub Quiz was a first week, and ten teams got after it. Four teams won rounds, but the game was always in the hands of Five Cocks and A Hare. They led after each round, and although they left the door open no other team could quite catch them. However, they didn't pull the jackpot, so that will begin to build.

In case you haven't noticed, this team is on quite a run. Although they've used some name variations, they have won the last 3 games, and 4 of the last 5. Can your team take them down? Give it a shot next Wednesday at the Santa Fe Basque with Fresno Pub Quiz.