at Hitch: Fighting Mongooses, October 16th 2017 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

October 17, 2017

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 W here everybody knows your name! Yes, it was great to return to the Friendly Neighborhood confines of Hitch on the east end after a week away to enjoy Thanksgiving. We are going back to school for Trivia Club 101! For our 101st edition of the Greatest Game Show in Toronto, a familiar collection of competitive faces joined in and took part, and kept things intimate.

After the first round of Trivia Classic settled, the Fighting Mongooses held the early lead! It had been quite a back and forth in first set of 10 questions, and they held a five point lead on the returning Champion at Hitch, Lt. Dance as those Southside Serpents! Natural enemies made for friendly competition, and the Serpents held onto a half point lead over The Man with the Candy! Making a return for the first time since our Hitchens Cup Finale, the fourth Champion at Hitch had three points on the Good Folks from Laramie Cigarettes who rounded out the field on the east end.

Game Show Games in round two began with Countdown Takedown, and saw the Fighting Mongooses pull a classic Price Is Right plus one in the right direction to garner the TOP TEN! This left the Good Folks from Laramie Cigarettes with eight points, and the other teams over wagering! Survey Says then brought the TOP TEN towards the Southside Serpents, while The Man with the Candy grabbed eight points, and the Good Folks from Laramie Cigarettes took home two points! Combo Breakdown then finally brought a head to things with quite the collection of answers, and the final two teams attacking the Breakdown from opposite directions! It would be the Good Folks from Laramie Cigarettes who were last team standing for SIXTEEN POINTS, while The Man with the Candy picked up six points for their efforts!

This left the Good Folks from Laramie Cigarettes with a four and a half point lead heading into Tri-Pardo, though the Fighting Mongooses still held close by after an able Royale! The Good Folks from Laramie chose the first category and rolled to make it worth two points, the Fighting Mongooses grabbed the second category and rolled for thirteen points, while The Man with the Candy picked the third category and saw it worth eighteen points! All together the third round on this night was worth an ample thirty-three points! The Fighting Mongooses would hit for the triple, gaining all 33 points, but they couldn't quite close the gap on the Good Folks from Laramie Cigarettes, who answered the second and third questions correctly for 31 points! The Man with the Candy conversely picked up two points off the first question, but refrained from attacking the other two questions!

This meant that heading into the Finale, the Fighting Mongooses were still two and a half points off the lead... and with the Good Folks from Laramie Cigarettes going all-in, the Mongooses were hoping against the Finale question! So much so, that not knowing the closeness between the two teams they still only wagered two points and looked to gain the Golden VHS the same way they had won it the first two times... a Finale falter from the competition!

The bet paid off, as all teams proved half successful on the last question... and thus with two-thirds of the field fully invested this left one team ahead of all the others!

For the first time since their first loss, the FIGHTING MONGOOSES were once again, and now THREE-TIME GOLDEN VHS CHAMPS! For a team that were so close to completing a threepeat on their debut, it still took only seven events to not their third Golden VHS! They've accomplished this as well without scoring more then 100 points, and in fact their 61 points in victory is their highest scoring VHS win!
Fighting Mongooses 17 10 0 3 33 (2) 61
The Man with the Candy 11.5 0 8 6 2 (27.5) 0
Good Folks from
Laramie Cigarettes
8.5 8 2 16 31 65.5 0
Congrats to the Fighting Mongooses once again, and thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy that Trivia Club 101 at Hitch! We'll see you all again NEXT MONDAY on October 23rd, as we continue our weekly road on the east end!

Support Trivia Club on PatreonRussel Harder hosts Trivia Club at Hitch (1216 Queen St East) every MONDAY, at The Rec Room (255 Bremner Blvd) every TUESDAY, and Cardinal Rule (5 Roncesvalles Ave) every WEDNESDAY! Every FRIDAY, a new episode of the Pause & Play podcast (a portable version of our live events) is available on SoundCloud & iTunes!

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