Friday, October 9, 2015

This Squid is on Fire

We had a rocking good time this week at Pub Quiz. 83 people showed up as 15 teams and battled it out.  But really, the night belonged to one team. The Fire Squids started the game with a perfect 10, and a two point lead.  They didn't win every round, but they never let go of the lead. And, after four rounds, they had brought their lead up to 3 points and a total of 36 points.  However, they didn't grab the jackpot chip, so it will continue to grow.  Next week, there will be 1 blue and 2 red chips in the bag.

This was also our first week with new ownership at the Landmark.  We want to encourage you to check out the new menu.  Some stuff is still the same, but others are changing.  We're still using drink chips, but that will eventually change. If you have a few lying around your house, you may want to use them before they aren't worth anything.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Pub Quiz Mas Finas

This week at Pub Quiz we got off to a smashing start.  Five of the thirteen teams in round 1 pulled that perfect 10.  And, with the time tie breaker, one team was 1 second off and another was 2 off from the actual time.  Round 2 had 3 teams tied with 9 points.  Round 3 had 2 teams tied at 8.  Round 4 was the only round won outright, and that was another perfect 10.

As for the lead, it only moved a round a little.  The team in first after round 1 dropped to second after round 2 but moved back into first after round 3 and held on for the win.  That team, Los Chingadores Mas Finas. And while they were able to hold the lead, they couldn't grab the jackpot chip, so that begins to grow.

Little word on Landmark drink tokens - for the near future they will still work.  So, if you have them, you should use them.  We're not sure when exactly the new ownership will phase them out, or if they will keep them around.  We've been told they will be usable for a little bit longer.

We hope we see you next Wednesday at Pub Quiz.

Friday, September 25, 2015


On Wednesday, we posted that it was a fresh jackpot, and your team should take it down.  There was one comment on the post.

The game went off without a hitch, and it had the things we like. Four different teams won rounds. There were two teams with 10's.  There were lead changes.  And there was a jackpot win!

The team that won: FKA Riker.  And it turns out they called their shot by saying that they would take down the jackpot if we insisted.  Crazy!  Let He Who Has Not Put His Dick In a Pig's Mouth, Cast the First Stone won a 2nd place tie breaker and took down that prize.

That means that next week, we'll have another fresh jackpot.  Will someone call their shot, again?

Sunday, September 20, 2015

What About a Trump Stamp?

We had a smaller night at Pub Quiz this week but it was still a good time.  Four different teams won rounds, something we always appreciate.  But the lead only changed once.  After a tough round two, My Trump Stump Beats Your Tramp Stamp grabbed the top spot and held it the rest of the night.  And, after the game they were able to hold the jackpot chip.  Rabbits With Better Things to do than Watch the Republican Debate took home our second place prize on a jackpot night.

Next week, the jackpot will start building again.  We hope you'll join us for a great game of trivia at Fresno Pub Quiz.

Friday, September 11, 2015

This Squid is on Fire

Thirteen teams squared off this week at Pub Quiz.  Each round was won by a different team, two of them with perfect tens.  Each round brought a lead change, and when the music stopped and the last questions were read, one team had a one and a half point lead.  That team was the Fire Squids, who have become a hot new team.  (buh dum dum)  But no jackpot for them this week.  So, next week it'll be one in three odds.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Who Talked about this No Hitter?

This week at Pub Quiz, four teams jumped out in round one with a perfect ten.  One of those teams followed in round two with another ten and it was like they were pitching a no hitter.  They stumbled a tiny bit in round 3, opening the door to a surging team.  Going into round four, Alana is Satan led Los Jugadores Mas Finas by a point.  After it all, Alana is Satan wilted like a flower in the heat and Los Jugadores Mas Finas had won the game.  But alas, they were not able to grab the winning chip, and so the jackpot will begin to grow.

As you may have heard, the Landmark, our home, is changing owners.  Don't fret - we'll keep you as informed as we are.  As of right now, it looks like we'll be staying right where we've been for the last five and a half years - in the back room at the Landmark!  If things change, we'll let you know.  We did want to take a moment and thank the ownership and staff for all they have done for us, making Fresno Pub Quiz possible and a success.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Squids are Grabby

We love it when we are down to 1 chip left in the jackpot bag.  There is always a big crowd.  Teams pull in ringers.  The pressure is on and it may even feel a little tense in the room.  And at the end of the night, someone is going to be very happy.  Pretty sure we had all that in this week's game.

The game was a good, close one.  A few teams jumped out to the lead, and then started to separate themselves from the pack after the second round.  But a bad round three has often been the demise of early leading team, and I Want to Fire Squid All Over Alana's Rabbits fell to that curse.  Another interesting trend is the team that isn't hot fire in round 1, but then puts on a run to grab the win.  We Oppose Using Babies as Anchors to Hold Ships in Dock made that run, but came up short by a point.  So who took it all?  Well, the Fire Squids grabbed round 1, took round 2 on the time tie breaker, and although they didn't win rounds 3 or 4, they were in first place after each and took home the jackpot.  Congrats to the Fire Squids.  We Oppose Using Babies as Anchors was our second place team and took home that mini-jackpot for that honor.

Next week, we start all over.  5 chips in the bag, 4 red, 1 blue.  The pressure is a little less, but the will to win is just as strong.  We hope we'll see you on Wednesday at the Landmark.