at Cardinal Rule: David Bowie's Corporate Whores, August 2nd 2017 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

August 03, 2017

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 I t was a wonderfully unpredictable night at the Original Home of Trivia Club, and at Cardinal Rule not only were we sponsored by Steam Whistle, but also by the fine folks at the Lost Episode Festival Toronto! It was quite the exciting mix of teams, Grand Champions and returning favorites among them! How did it all shake out? Remember you can now also support Trivia Club on Patreon at patreon.com/triviaclub

Trivia Classic had Last Place Team in the lead after the first round! Jarrad of Last Place Team is our first Patron on Patreon, which means that yes you can #JoinJarrad! Don't make me continue to use that hashtag. Treasure Butt, yes the winners of Cardinal Rule's 100th and 101st events, was four points off the lead for Cardinal Rule's 225th event! Three points behind them were the Grand Champions of 2016, David Bowie's Corporate Whores! Three points behind them were Trivial Knowledge, returning for the second time since their second VHS. Rounding out the field, only half a point behind Tri Know, was Lt. Dance's very own Pen Island!

Game Show Games continued the fight forward for points, with Treasure Butt grabbing the TOP TEN in BOTH of Countdown Takedown and Survey Says, giving the Lou Dawg mainstays the lead in the second round, though Last Place Team grabbed six and two points for themselves, respectively! Pen Island grabbed two and six points, himself, while Trivial Knowledge nabbed eight points in the Takedown, and four points in the Surveys... leaving David Bowie's Corporate Whores to take the four and eight for themselves. Catching up a bit more to the surging Treasure Butt, David Bowie's Corporate Whores not only proved the last team standing in Combo Breakdown, they also added an additional four points after outlasting the field on a tough question, for SEVEN POINTS!

This brought the night into the turn of round three, and a very important Tri-Pardo for all involved, especially David Bowie's Corporate Whores! With the first category worth fifteen points, the second category worth nine points and the third category worth TWENTY POINTS (as rolled by David Bowie's Corporate Whores, making them the first team to do so in the Ico Era), the teams that could grab that full forty-five could take the advantage late in the game. And by teams, I mean team... because even though it took until the second to last question, David Bowie's Corporate Whores would hit for the triple and with a forty-four point swing, take the lead on the field for the first time on the night! Treasure Butt and Pen Island would both still grab points on the second and third questions, for an additional twenty-nine points, leaving only ten points David Bowie's and the Butt! A tricky twenty point question would however knock Last Place Team and Trivial Knowledge for eleven points each, taking the advantage from them before the Finale.

With the Finale, Treasure Butt possibly suspected they had lost their second round lead, and thus wagered a single point. David Bowie's Corporate Whores on the other hand went ALL IN, and a bag of chips, and with the Finale... it proved tricky enough to only to answered correctly by two teams. Trivial Knowledge, who finished in third, got it correct. Treasure Butt, thanks to their cagey wagering, still finished as runners-up.

On this night though, playing the long game and winning the night on the final round of questions, including the Finale, and taking home their FIFTEENTH Golden VHS on their thirtieth appearance (that's some latter day Electric Mayhem or Unusual Suspects numbers, right there)... DAVID BOWIE'S CORPORATE WHORES!

08/02/17 POINTS TABLE
TEAM CLASSIC CT SS CB PARDO WAGER FINALE
Treasure Butt 28 10 10 1 29 (1) 77
Last Place Team 32 6 2 0 -11 (28) 1
Trivial Knowledge 22 8 4 0 -11 (23) 46
David Bowie’s Corporate Whores 25 4 8 7 44 (88) 176
Pen Island 21.5 2 6 0 29 (58.5) 0
Congrats once again to David Bowie's CW! Their winning score of 176 points is also the tenth time that they have passed the Sesquicentennial Mark! Thank you of course to the wonderful faces that came out as well, and competed, communed, etc! We'll see you all again NEXT WEDNESDAY for another edition of Trivia Club, once again brought to you by the Lost Episode Festival Toronto!

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