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.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sad Riker

Before last week's game, team Riker members joked with us that they only win like once a year.  Well, this was their once.  FKA Riker came out with ties for the round win in 1 & 2, won round 3, and held on through 4.  They topped the crowd at 31.5 points.  Duggar, I Hardly Know Her! made a valiant run after a poor round1, but came up just short at 30.5 points.

If FKA Riker really only does once a year, that's too bad for them.  They were unable to snatch the winning chip from the bag.  That also means that next week is a GUARANTEED JACKPOT!  Whichever team can rise above the rest will take it all home.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Almost our highest

Maybe we were #tooeasy on you this week.  After all, the winning score was a 37.5, which is tied for our second highest score of all our 5.5 years (38 is the highest).  Or, maybe our winning team was just that badass.  All Bros, No Hoes was pretty dominant on the night. They won 2 rounds, and tied for the round lead in another.  And after it all, they were ahead by 1.5 points.  But, they didn't pull the jackpot chip. That week is 50/50!

We had 112 people this week, and 21 teams this week, so you can expect that next week will be just as busy.  Remember, we start registration around 7:15 and tables are first come, first served. If you show up at 7:45, you're likely to be out of luck on a seat.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Do They Need a Ticket?

What a good game this last week. 91 people played on 19 different teams.  Four different teams won rounds and two of the rounds were tied.  The top five teams were all within 2.5 points. Three teams tied for 2nd place a point back from the lead. 

The team that ended up with the win was Swedish Sluts Get Off at the Slutstation. However, the weren't able to pull the jackpot chip so that will keep growing next week.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Sing A Long

This week at Pub Quiz we'll be getting down to 2 songs from this year, and 2 songs from 2001.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sweet, Suite, Bro

We were glad to be back at the head table this week, testing out your brains.  It was a good game with four different rounds winners, a lead change, and a tie at the end.  I'm Not A Proctologist But I'll Take a Look won that tiebreaker over the Sieve Pros.  However, they weren't lucky enough to pull the week 1 chip so the jackpot will begin to build.