at Farside: M. Night Shaym-Aliens, October 16th 2019 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

October 18, 2019

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Our anniversary at your Friendly Neighborhood Farside is being celebrated early this year, as scheduling shifts our November and December events onto a monthly schedule! November's loss is October's gain of course, as we bring leg one of a two event spectacular to celebrate Uncle Rubberknee's Head of Class! If that sounds like supreme VHS taped goodness to you, then you've come to the right place! On our forty-first event the Golden Skull was up for grabs on our second anniversary at Farside (an anniversary that we'll reach on November 16th) and a Grand Championship event that will see it's Grand Finale on November 6th!

 Trivia Classic  came to an end, with all teams tonight chasing not only the top score but also a strong score to add to the aggregate in three weeks, as the M. Night Shaym-Aliens held the lead! The Shaym-Aliens are the inaugural Head of Class at Farside in 2018, and are also tied for most wins at the location with seven VHS alongside 2 Fast 2 Curious! Though 2 Fast 2 Curious were absent, only half a point behind the Shaym-Aliens were the Cunning Stunts! Having won their sixty-ninth Golden VHS four events ago at the end of August, and their first of this past year, the Cunning Stunts were looking for their third Grand Championship to add to their Top Dawg Trophy and Golden VCR victory! It should also be remembered that the Stunts were just 17 points behind the Shaym-Aliens in 2018 as runners-up for the Gilded Skull! In third place were the returning Team Lithgow, back at Farside after four events away as well and ready for their first big win at Trivia Club! They were also joined by an alumni of Cardinal Rule Trivia Club, Chip's Challenge, as well as a participant of Trivia Club at The Rec Room! One and a half points behind Lithgow on fourth was last week's winner Team Erin McWhirter, joined by friends on her birthday no less! Rounding out the Top Five (top five top five) were newcomers The Quiztin Tarantinos!

 Game Show Games  then naturally began with Countdown Takedown! The M. Night Shaym-Aliens were able to nab the TOP TEN, while Team Erin McWhirter grabbed eight points, the Cunning Stunts nabbed six points, The Quiztin Tarantinos grabbed four points, and Team Lithgow made a couple of good points! Survey Says then had the field sweep the answer slate clean, with the Shaym-Aliens grabbing the TOP TEN once again, and Team Erin McWhirter grabbing another eight points to slip into second place. The three other teams grabbed enough points each to make eight points each overall in round two!

 Tri-Pardo  then began with a four point roll from The Quiztin Tarantinos, followed by a nineteen point roll by Team Erin McWhirter, and finally a thirteen point roll by the Cunning Stunts! This meant that thirty-six points were on the line across our three round three questions. Grabbing thirty-two points were Team Erin McWhirter and Team Lithgow! Hitting for the triple however and locking down that tricky four point first question were The Quiztin Tarantinos, the Cunning Stunts, and the momentum carrying M. Night Shaym-Aliens!

While a point or half a point were left on the board by most teams, the M. Night Shaym-Aliens sensed they could leave a bit more on the shelf and wagered all but thirteen points! With the  Trivia Finale  locked in... one team were felled by the last question! The Quiztin Tarantinos finished with 1 point in fifth! Finishing in fourth with 122 points were Team Lithgow, while third place on the night with 136 points were the Champs from two weeks prior, Team Erin McWhirter! Runners-up on the night, but just twelve and a half points off the lead were the Cunning Stunts with 138.5 points! With those points, the Cunning Stunts become the first team to score more then 15,000 points all-time at Trivia Club... and to put that in a brighter light, the only other team to score more then 9,000 points are the M. Night Shaym-Aliens.

This meant that winning their THIRTY-SIXTH GOLDEN VHS overall, and eighth Golden VHS at Farside, last year's Head of Class and now in the lead for the 2019 edition of this second anniversary Grand Championship, finishing with 151 points...the M. NIGHT SHAYM-ALIENS! This is the twelfth time that the Shaym-Aliens have crossed the Sesquicentennial Mark! It is also the first win at Farside since their VHS victory for leg one of LAST YEAR of the Head of Class!

Congrats to the M. Night Shaym-Aliens once again, and thank you to everyone who came out to compete and to celebrate Trivia Club at Farside! With four teams posting a strong night one score it will be interesting to see if we have any additional outliers who might take the victory for the Gilded Skull to become the second annual Head of Class of Uncle Rubberknee, or if indeed one of top teams tonight take home Farside's Grand Championship! See you in THREE WEEKS time on November 6th for the Grand Finale of the second annual Championship celebration of Trivia Club at Farside!
Support Trivia Club on PatreonRussel Harder hosts Trivia Club at Hitch (1216 Queen St East) every 2nd & 4th MONDAY, at The Rec Room Roundhouse (255 Bremner Blvd) weekly every TUESDAY, every 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY at Farside (600 Gerrard St E) and MONTHLY on WEDNESDAY at Black Lab Brewing (818 Eastern Ave) with our next event on October 23rd! Trivia Club's Pause & Play podcast, a portable version of our live event, is available on SoundCloud & iTunes!

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