Friday, November 21, 2014

Chicken, Engage

We had another good week at Pub Quiz. 3 of the 4 rounds were ties, and at the end of the night,  we had an overall tie. Both teams in the tie breaker got the correct answer, so we utilized our rarely used 2nd tie breaker of quicker turn in. Maybe a second separated the submissions, and Commander Riker Says, "Try the Chicken," triumphed over 2nd place Princess Deborah Norton and the Lady Snakes. However, Riker wasn't able to pull the week 1 jackpot chip, so that begins to build, and will be back in play in 2 weeks.

Next week, Pub Quiz is our special event. We'll be playing on Tuesday, instead of Wednesday, and we'll be donating all the money from the game to the Marjoree Mason Center.  Also, if you have any old cell phones you'd like to donate, they wipe them clean and use them as emergency phones for women in need.  We hope you'll join us in a night of giving.

Friday, November 14, 2014

That Old Spice is a New Spice

This week at Pub Quiz it was 50/50 odds on the jackpot. We did our best to bring out a good game and you did your best to win. The game brought several round ties, and several lead changes. When it was all said and done, Smells Like Teen Wolfthorn had pulled themselves out to a 1 point lead and the win. Their musk must have been magical, as they pulled the blue jackpot chip & took home the big prize. The Hungover Princesses & the Good Luck Fries took home our second place prize on the night. Next week, our jackpot starts anew.

In two weeks, we have something special. Instead of our normal night of Wednesday, Pub Quiz will be on Tuesday, 11/25. As we begin the holiday season, we wanted to find a way to give back to our community. So, all of the proceeds from the game that night will be donated to the Marjaree Mason Center. In addition, if you have an old cell phone you'd like to donate, please bring it. Marjaree Mason Center wipes them clean, and then uses them as 911 Emergency phones.  We hope you'll join us that night & help make it a good turnout for a great cause.

Finally, every so often we find it helpful to reiterate the process to challenge/dispute a question or answer. If you need to dispute/challenge, ask about a score, whatever, please:
1. Wait until we are in between rounds (unless you're challenging something from Round 4) and done reading or repeating questions
2. Come up and talk to Ed (the guy with the microphone)
3. Let us know your team number, and what question/answer you're challenging
4. Let us know why you think your answer is correct/acceptable

After that, you're done. Your Pub Quiz hosts will talk about it as soon as we can, and then we'll let you know our decision. As we state every week in our introduction, we are the final arbiters on all questions. With that in mind, we do our best to make fair, rational decisions on all challenges or issues.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Thanksgiving Pub Quiz

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is usually a good one for us. Lots of people in town, good game of trivia.  This year, we're trying something a little different (on a Tuesday).

Friday, November 7, 2014

Paging Mr. Dobalina

It was a great week at Pub Quiz on Wednesday. We had 15 teams fighting for 1 in 3 jackpot. Eight teams jumped out in round 1 with a score of 8 or better. Two of those teams, Los Jugadores Mas Finas and Commander Dob-A-Riker, Commander Bob Dob-A-Riker slugged it out for the next 3 rounds, but a perfect 10 in round 3 really sealed it up for Commander Dob-A-Riker, Commander Bob Dob-A-Riker.  They took down the night with an impressive score of 35 points. However, they didn't pull the jackpot chip, so next week is 50/50.

Stay tuned for information on our game the week of Thanksgiving. We'll see you next Wednesday @ Fresno Pub Quiz.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Appropriate Team Wins Before Halloween

We get to recap two games this week. Last Thursday, we had our Tournament of Champions with Sequoia North Pub Quiz. Really, we appreciate the opportunity to team up with another Pub Quiz, put on an extra event for you all, and let a team claim the belt of Fresno's Best Pub Quiz Team for a year.  Like last year, the Fresno Pub Quiz teams showed well, so we're happy that you all could be so strong at the trivia. Ultimately, Alana is Satan took home the title and the prize. Congrats to them.

This week at Pub Quiz, we knew a lot of you might be a little distracted by game 7 of the World Series. That's okay, so were we.  As we kicked off the game, the Giants we're finishing off the last inning and a half of their World Championship.  Like the Giants/Royals game, our Pub Quiz was pretty close all four rounds. We even ended in a tie between Happy Halloween, We're Finally Princesses and Alana is Satan.  Alana is Satan was closer on the length of I5 in the US and won the game. However, they didn't win the week 2 jackpot so it's growing and odds are getting better.

Next week brings the month of November, a growing jackpot with good odds, and hopefully more great games of Pub Quiz. See you then!

Friday, October 24, 2014

They are the Champions, My Friend

We had a great night over at Sequoia North for our second Tournament of Champions. Like most games, it was close through the night, but one team reigned supreme.

The Championship Results:
1st - Alana is satan
2nd - Partial Eclipse of the Heart
3rd - Marvel Presents: The Fresno Civil War

Great job by everyone on the night. Thanks for playing and we'll see you next Wednesday for our normal game.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Give Up the Funk

We're updating on Thursday because tonight is the Tournament of Champions!

This Wednesday @ Fresno Pub Quiz, Canadian Parliament Funkadelic got down, winning rounds 1 and 4, and were up for the down stroke on the win. However, their flashlight was turned off when it came to the jackpot. That's okay, it was only week 1 and now it'll start to build.

4-8-15-16-23-42 and I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing scored well enough to be our last 2 teams to qualify. So tonight (Thurdsay) we'll have the Tournament of Champions over at Sequoia North. Representing Fresno Pub Quiz will be:
The Secret Service is Neither Secret Nor a Service...Discuss
Number 1 is #1

Alana is Satan
Los Jugadores Mas Finas
Marvel Presents: Ebola is Bigger in Texas
Princess Drowned Fly & the Salt Revival

I Can't Believe I Ate the Whole Thing

We'll see you there tonight for an awesome game!