at The Ace: 2 Fast 2 Curious, June 27th 2018 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

June 28, 2018

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To end June at The Ace, and for Trivia Club as a whole, we had a wonderful collection of entertaining teams and high scores. Personal bests abound and a new high watermark was set at our lo-fi late night location! Would the excellent diner location with the five dollar deals have a new Champion or its first threepeat?!

One of the things that can break up a threepeat is scheduling, as teams simply can't make it for the third event in a row... but this was not the case Wednesday night! The Simple Minds returned to see if they could join a notable group of threepeat teams, having won each of the fourth week events at The Ace up until this point, and after our first round of  Trivia Classic  they were in third place, nine points off the lead! Leading the pack were the Cunning Stunts, returning to The Ace for the first time since the Grand Championship Grand Prix! Five points behind Trivia Club's winningest team were 2 Fast 2 Curious! It's an unfamiliar name, but a very familiar team as it was Last Place Team returning to Wednesday in Roncesvalles! After nearly fifty consecutive weeks of trivia in 2017, and forty in 2016, this was the first time we had trivia had seen those good good Last Place Team folks in six months! They had a four point advantage on our two-time returning Champs in The Simple Minds, while the Minds had four points on The Pond Dwellers at the bar! Rounding out the top five, top five were The Phatness, followed by the wonderful Wabbit n' Cheez: Girl and Boy Geniuses and Animation Freaks!

Round two proved that the night was far from over however, as  Game Show Games  began with Countdown Takedown and saw The Pond Dwellers grab the TOP TEN to tie The Simple Minds who notched six points, while the Cunning Stunts took three points and kept a one point lead on 2 Fast 2 Curious! Wabbit n' Cheez would then get the TOP TEN in Survey Says, while 2 Fast 2 Curious would finally take the lead from the Cunning Stunts after everyone else was left pointless! Combo Breakdown would then see The Pond Dwellers build up some good momentum thanks to having kids but ending up with four points, while 2 Fast 2 Curious would prove to be the last team standing against the Cunning Stunts and then double up on their combo for a big NINETEEN POINT end to the second round!

It goes without saying that their was a lot of points on the line, and even more to come in  Tri-Pardo  after 2 Fast 2 Curious began round three by rolled for thirteen! The Simple Minds rolled seventeen for the second question, and finally with the third question then the Cunning Stunts rolled for twelve points! This meant that all together teams could total a nearly traditional forty-two points! It proved tricky however, and The Pond Dwellers would gain twenty-nine points on the second and third questions but lose thirteen points on the first! Meanwhile The Simple Minds would gain thirty points from the first and second questions, but they still had some ground to make up as the Cunning Stunts and 2 Fast 2 Curious ALSO gained thirty points in the third round!

Heading into the  Finale  question, the Cunning Stunts had eighty eight points but 2 Fast 2 Curious, bolstered by Combo Breakdown and Tri-Pardo in tandem, had a chance to break the 200 point barrier for the very first time! This meant that The Simple Minds would need a little bit of luck on their side, just as they did over the last two events... and with those one point victories in mind, The Simple Minds left one point unwagered. 2 Fast 2 Curious and the Cunning Stunts went all-in, as did The Pond Dwellers, but leaving the most behind was the five points left on the table by Wabbit n' Cheez: Girl and Boy Geniuses! This left it all up to that Finale question...

The Cunning Stunts finished the night as runners-up with 176 points, the twenty-fourth time that they had broken the Sesquicentennial Mark! The Simple Minds finished in third, with a new personal best high score on the night, but out of reach of becoming the fifth team to threepeat at Trivia Club! Winning their FOURTEENTH GOLDEN VHS CHAMPIONSHIP... their first since October of 2017, and in just their second appearance in 2018 (they were also at our Red Carpet Trivia Club at The Rec Room for the Oscars), The Team Formerly Known As Last Place Team were now the owners of the ALL-TIME HIGH SCORE at The Ace with 204 points... 2 FAST 2 CURIOUS!

 27/06/18 POINTS TABLE 
2 Fast 2 Curious 41 8 4 19 30 (102) 204
Cunning Stunts 46 4 0 8 30 (88) 176
Wabbit n’ Cheez 23 0 10 0 17 (45) 95
The Pond Dwellers 33 10 0 4 16 (63) 0
The Simple Minds 37 6 0 2 30 (74) 149
Congrats once again to FKA LPT, 2 Fast 2 Curious! Thank you to everyone who came out to The Ace to make it such a fun end to a long and winding June for Trivia Club! We'll see you again in TWO WEEKS time in Roncy on JULY 11th for the next edition in the original 'hood of The Greatest Game Show in Toronto!
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