at The Ace: The Simple Minds, May 23rd 2018 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

May 25, 2018

It was our return for the sixth edition of Trivia Club at The Ace! Our new home in the neighborhood where it all began, and beginning on this night we were joined by the trophy that helped keep trivia company in its first round at The Ace! Though we'll have to do some find tuning to keep that old dusty in one piece, this was indeed an historic night as it was the first night of an Expanded Universe for Trivia Club! So while are first NEW host was mid-way through round two in Bloor West Village, Russel Harder was hosting an intimate trivia competition at our late night lo-fi location!

 Trivia Classic  saw an early lead for The Grand Inquizitors, new to The Ace but one time competitors at Cardinal Rule, while just three points back were The Simple Minds! Rounding out the round one field were DiCarlo, but they would not last for round two and would in fact be replaced by Ralph Rauren in round two! Speaking of round two,  Game Show Games  began with a TOP TEN for The Simple Minds in Countdown Takedown, while Ralph Rauren grabbed eight points to get on the board, before following that up with the TOP TEN for Survey Says! The Grand Inquizitors got on the board in round two with eight points, while The Simple Minds picked up two! The Simple Minds would then outlast The Grand Inquizitors in Combo Breakdown, and with a new wrinkle in the game, double up on the combo for a full THIRTEEN POINTS!

This brought the field to a competitive round three, which saw  Tri-Pardo  be worth thirty-eight points in total when all was said and rolled! The Simple Minds answered all three for the triple play and added thirty-eight points to their total, while The Grand Inquizitors answered the second and third questions correctly, but lost seventeen points on the first question to gain only four points! This meant that The Simple Minds had double the points of The Grand Inquizitors heading into the Finale, but Ralph Rauren had less then half of even those Inquizitors! With the wager for the Finale, The Simple Minds had a chance to set a new High Score mark at The Ace just two weeks after Sylvia from Marketing had taken their top spot! The Simple Minds wagered all but one point...

It was all they needed, but not for the reason you might think! All the teams at The Ace that night would get the  Finale  incorrect, but The Grand Inquizitors would go all-in and thus would be left without points... while just a single point ahead, and with just a single point to their team name, and now THREE-TIME GOLDEN VHS CHAMPS... THE SIMPLE MINDS! This was also the third month in a row that The Simple Minds had won the Golden VHS on the fourth Wednesday of the month!

 23/05/18 POINTS TABLE 
Ralph Rauren -- 8 10 0 0 (20) -2
The Simple Minds 29 10 2 13 38 (91) 1
The Grand Inquizitors 32 0 8 2 4 (46) 0
Congrats once again to The Simple Minds, and thank you once again to everyone who came out this past Wednesday to take part in some trivia goodness! We'll see you all again in THREE WEEKS time! Yes, for the first time we've got a fifth Wednesay, so we'll see you just a little bit longer... the second Wednesday of June, JUNE 13th at The Ace!
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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, every 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY at Farside (600 Gerrard St E), and every 2nd & 4th WEDNESDAY at The Ace (231A Roncesvalles Ave)! 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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