at The Ace: Fighting Mongooses, August 8th, 2018 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

August 09, 2018

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Achievements continued to pile up at The Ace, with the eleventh edition of our lo-fi late night Trivia Club in the 'vile bringing out the best in the competition on the eighth night of the eighth month, a penultimate appearance for a Simple Mind, and not only a few first timers but also returning faces to our home on the west end of Toronto!

 Trivia Classic  saw the leaders after the first round being The Fighting Mongooses, out from the east end, with a gap in the Hitch schedule, and a Wednesday win just last week at Farside! Just a single point behind the Mongooses was Johnathan-Lucas Picard, our Lt. Dance alumni and former Trivia Club host Anthony making a return to The Ace! Two points behind Anthony was The Simple Minds, the ace team at The Ace since March and winners of half the events at our newest Wednesday night location! In fourth were The Nice Babies, newcomers to Trivia Club and nice folks, baby! Finally rounding out the first round Top Five (top five, top five) were the Alex Tre-Bests making their debut at The Ace, just one point behind The Nice Babies, and just seven points off the lead!

 Game Show Games  began, as it traditionally does, with Countdown Takedown, with the Alex Tre-Bests grabbing the TOP TEN, while The Nice Babies' eight points also gained some ground on the top teams! Survey Says however saw Alex Tre-Bests left pointless, while The Simple Minds grabbed the TOP TEN, leaving them within a point of the Fighting Mongooses for the top spot, while Johnathan-Lucas Picard was now just three points away from the lead! Combo Breakdown proved competitive, with everyone picking up at least one point, including newcomers to the night, Wolfpack! Outlasting The Nice Babies however, who picked up three points, and doubling up on their combo'd points as well, for FOURTEEN POINTS... The Fighting Mongooses!

With this boost, the Fighting Mongooses entered into the  Tri-Pardo  with the lead on an otherwise tight field! In round three, the Alex Tre-Bests rolled a four on the first question, while The Simple Minds rolled a NAT TWENTY on the second question, and The Nice Babies rolled ANOTHER TWENTY on the third question! This meant that forty-four points were up for grabs, with an especially big weight on the second and third questions! The first question dinged all teams for four points, save for Wolfpack who gained four, while the Fighting Mongooses gained twenty points, as did Johnathan-Lucas Picard for a net of sixteen points each! The Simple Minds, Nice Babies, and Tre-Bests all had gained twenty on the third question but lost twenty on the second question!

This meant that the Fighting Mongooses had the lead, but Johnathan-Lucas Picard was not far behind... and even though The Simple Minds did not go entirely all in, their luck would not allow them to slip away with the victory on this night! No, the top two teams after round one would finish the night as one and two! In the runner-up spot was Johnathan-Lucas Picard with 117 points!


Winning their lucky THIRTEENTH GOLDEN VHS just one one year and a day after their first night of Trivia Club, and becoming the tenth team to win a TRIPLE CROWN at Trivia Club (a Golden VHS at three different locations) with locations two and three breaking through on two consecutive Wednesdays... THE FIGHTING MONGOOSES! They're also the first Triple Crown winner to win part of that Triple Crown at both Farside, as well as The Ace, and join the Cunning Stunts as the only other team to win a Golden VHS at those three locations, while the M. Night Shaym-Aliens are our only other Active Triple Crown Champions!

 08/08/18 POINTS TABLE 
The Simple Minds 28.5 4 10 2 -4 (39) 1.5
Fighting Mongooses 31.5 6 6 14 16 (67.5) 141
Johnathan-Lucas Picard 30.5 2 8 2 16 (58.5) 117
The Nice Babies 25.5 8 2 3 -4 (34.5) 0
Alex Tre-Bests 24.5 10 0 1 -4 (31.5) 0
Wolfpack -- -- -- 1 4 (5) 0
Congrats to The Fighting Mongooses once again, and thank you to everyone who came out to make it such a fun night of Trivia Club at our late night lo-fi second and fourth Wednesday of the month location! We'll see you again in TWO WEEKS on WEDNESDAY AUGUST 22nd!
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