Monday, January 11, 2010

The Rules

  1. Teams may be comprised of no more than six physically present individuals. No other people besides the team members can be at your table. I don't want to hear any of that "They're just going to sit here and not play" crap. There is no minimum team size. If you think you have the chops to take on teams of six people by yourself, then giddy-up. Hint: When building your team, go for the widest variety of subjects covered possible.You wouldn't want a baseball team comprised of only shortstops.
  2. No outside help for questions, and no inanimate team members. Please don't call people on your cell phones, download web pages on your PDAs or sneak in volumes of the Encyclopedia Britannica in your shorts. We'll be watching you and the other teams will be watching you too.  No one wants to lose to cheaters.
  3. The quizmasters are the final arbiter of truth, beauty, fashion, justice, all questions and other matters of Pub Trivia policy. Even if the results appear unfair, inaccurate, rude or obscenely biological, don't argue. It won't help.
  4. Any rule not included herein may be created on the spot by the quizmaster and enforced with brutal abandon.
  5. The game is composed of four rounds of ten question each. At the end of each round, you'll turn in your answers, we'll grade them, and then make fun of your scores.
  6. In the event of an overall tie, the tied teams shall be asked a tie-breaker question. The team with the correct (or closest to correct) answer will win the game. In the unlikely event that more than one team puts down the same winning answer, the round will go to the team that gets in their winning answer first.
  7. At the end of the evening, we'll total up the scores and the team with the most points will get a chance to win the rolling jackpot.