at Cardinal Rule: Electric Mayhem, November 22nd 2017 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

November 24, 2017

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 I t was the fateful fifth, the fast fifth final Trivia Club at Our Original Home of Cardinal Rule! Yes, with the Best Diner in the West closing at the end of 2017, the 241st edition of Trivia Club in the place where it all started was one of only a handful left. So it was perfect that we would have a new team play along returning teams play along long-time regulars!

 Trivia Classic  saw the Electric Mayhem returning in name for the first time since our 200th at Cardinal Rule, for this last hurrah! The first team to not only score more then 100 points, but also to cross the Sesquicentennial Mark, had a four point lead on their civil rivals the M. Night Shaym-Aliens! In third was Judy from Payroll, these two-time winners who were riiiight ahead of Wasabi Women who were making their third appearance, and who where a half point ahead of Last Place Team, who themselves were making a forty-third consecutive appearance. Rounding out the field just four points back from fifth were newcomers Star-Tec Human Resources!

 Game Show Games  saw Electric Mayhem show their all-time chops with a TOP TEN in both Countdown Takedown AND Survey Says, and an additional THIRTEEN points as the last team standing in Combo Breakdown, a sweep of the Game Show Games! Also gaining points in the Countdown were the M. Night Shaym-Aliens, while Star-Tec Human Resources were the only team left pointless in Survey Says! Wasabi Women gained two points in Combo Breakdown, before falling in the head to head with the Mayhem, before the Mayhem Electric added another two points.

 Tri-Pardo  then saw the first question rolled for twelve points by Last Place Team, the second question rolled for fourteen points by Judy from Payroll, and the third question rolled for sixteen points by the Electric Mayhem! This meant that forty-two points were up for grabs in our third round. It proved tricky enough that no team hit for the triple, but both the Wasabi Women and Judy from Payroll were able to get the second and third questions correct for thirty points to put the teams into second and third place respectively. Electric Mayhem still held their lead with a combined twenty-eight points in round three. Last Place Team were also able to get the third question correct, while the M. Night Shaym-Aliens were tripped up by the third but got the first and second questions and still took ten points.

 Finale  wagering then settled the possible outcomes, with most teams going almost all-in with one, two, and three points being left behind, save the Wasabi Women who wagered 25 of their points and left thirty in the bank. They were hoping that they would be right where others would be wrong… and other teams were tripped up, but not enough to leave them with the lead. No, instead the team in the past known as the Boston Marriage, and the Drinking Team with a Trivia Problem, finished as runners-up by one point ahead of the M. Night Shaym-Aliens!

 22/11/17 POINTS TABLE 
M. Night Shaym-Aliens 21 8 2 0 10 (38) 79
Last Place Team 14.5 0 6 1 16 (35.5) 2
Electric Mayhem 25 10 10 13 28 (85) 171
Wasabi Women 15 0 8 2 30 (50.5) 0
Judy from Payroll 15.5 0 4 1 30 (50.5) 0
Star-Tec Human Resources 10.5 0 0 1 -10 (20) -18.5
Winning on the night, with 171 points, crossing the Sesquicentennial Mark for the seventeenth-time was the team that set that mark for the first time in 2013 at Cardinal Rule! With their 36th Golden VHS at the Original Home of Trivia Club… THE ELECTRIC MAYHEM! Don't call it a comeback, they've been here for years! Amazingly though, this is their first win as the Electric Mayhem at Cardinal Rule and not as a part of the Electric Bastards, since August 31st, 2016!

Congrats to the Electric Mayhem once again, and thank you once again to everyone who came out to make it such a fun night for your host and hopefully for yourselves! We'll see you all again NEXT WEDNESDAY for the fantastic fourth last Trivia Club at Cardinal Rule! Remember, it's not what you know... it's what you learn along the way!
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