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!


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.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Wake and Win

We were back on Wednesday night this week, and 12 teams hooked up for a great game. We had some perfect scored rounds, some lead changes, and a tough round in the mix.  What a game. After it all, the game was decided by a half point. Hey Hey Hey! It's Roofies! did not sleep on the game, but instead were the winner. However, they couldn't overcome the odds and pull the jackpot chip, so next week it will be 1 blue and 2 reds in the bag.

Last week we thanked you for your contribution to the Marjaree Mason Center in our pre-Thanksgiving game.  In addition, they thanked you with a comment on our facebook. In case you didn't see it, here it is, "Marjaree Mason Center thanks you for your contribution! Awesome work you're doing for domestic violence victims in Fresno County!"

Finally, if you want/need an extra trivia fix in your week, check out our friends over at Sequoia North Pub Quiz on Monday nights.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Good Game for a Good Cause

Thanks again for joining us this week on a special night for a special cause. We had a nice turnout on Tuesday, and you all helped to raise $200 for the Marjoree Mason Center.  As for our game, several teams won rounds, but Alana is Satan fared the best, and they took the game by 1.5 points.  We'll see if they can keep up next week as we return to our normal Wednesday night slot.

If you're looking ahead and planning out your December, be advised that we'll be on vacation at the end of December. Both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve are Wednesday nights so we'll be off on the 24th and the 31st. You'll have to savor your Pub Quiz experiences on the 3rd, 10th and 17th of December.

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.