at Cardinal Rule: Team Name, September 7th 2016 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

September 09, 2016

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It's rare we get a full NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS, even 180 events into Cardinal Rule, so it was a pleasure to have three very evenly matched teams going head-to-head-to-head on Wednesday night! Could the M. Night Shaym-Aliens repeat at Champs? Would the Last Place Team win their third Golden VHS on their twenty-fifth appearance? And what about Team Name, who hadn't been victorious since their twentieth Golden VHS at the end of May?!

As Trivia Classic came to a close, it was the M. Night Shaym-Aliens with the top mark of the first round! Two points behind were the Last Place Team, while Team Name were just three points behind them and five points behind the lead. Yes, for this intimate rain-soaked Wednesday night it was already a night rife for drama heading into round two!

Game Show Games saw the M. Night Shaym-Aliens play the game theory of the first game of Countdown Takedown, and go one over Team Name for the TOP TEN! Team Name, of course, still got eight points for their troubles while Last Place Team picked up six. In Survey Says, the M. Night Shaym-Aliens once again grabbed the TOP TEN! Last Place Team were next, and nabbed a surprising two points, while Team Name picked up the six! Yes, the Shaym-Aliens had gained quite a foot hold in Game Show Games... but C-C-Combo Breakdown still had the ability to make up ground for at least one team, and boy did it ever! Last Place Team were first out for one point, while the M. Night Shaym-Aliens were next to fall for two points... and Team Name were able to then combo to finish with THIRTEEN!

This brought Team Name even with the M. Night Shaym-Aliens before Tri-Pardo! And in the third round Last Place Team answered the second question fifteen points, while the M. Night Shaym-Aliens hit the first and second questions for twenty-five points... but Team Name were able to correctly answer the second and third questions for the tune of thirty-five points and a ten point lead heading into the Finale! 

But first lightning and thunder, and a power outage...

AND WE WERE BACK!

In the Finale, the M. Night Shaym-Aliens left fifty points on the table, while Last Place Team held onto six points, and Team Name left behind eight... but luckily for Team Name, they didn't have to leave a point behind on this night because they were the sole team answering the Finale correctly! This game the M. Night Shaym-Aliens their eleventh runner-up spot of 2016 (more then any other team in trivia), while Team Name finished the night with 168 points... a new team HIGH-SCORE, their sixth time across the Sesquicentennial Mark, and beating their former personal best which had been set some 145 events prior, and 109 appearances ago for Team Name. To put that into perspective, that previous personal best of 161 points had been set on a night when they were beaten by the Unusual Suspects by 3 points... on the night that the Unusual Suspects DEBUTED.

It is the TWENTY-FIRST GOLDEN VHS for TEAM NAME, and the twentieth for the team at Cardinal Rule! Making them just the third team to cross twenty wins at the Original Home of Trivia Club, alongside the Cunning Stunts and Electric Mayhem.

Congrats to Team Name, and thank you to the M. Night Shaym-Aliens and Last Place Team as well for coming out! On a night that was anyones night, Team Name made it theirs! We'll see you all once again NEXT WEDNESDAY for more Trivia Club at Cardinal Rule! Remember, it's not what you know it's what you learn along the way!

Russel Harder hosts Trivia Club at Hitch (1216 Queen St East) every other MONDAY of the month, at Lou Dawg's near Ryerson (76 Gerrard St E) every TUESDAY, and Cardinal Rule (5 Roncesvalles Ave) every WEDNESDAY!

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