at Cardinal Rule: Cunning Stunts, March 8th 2017 TRIVIA CLUB CHAMPS

March 09, 2017

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March continued the excellent trend of returning teams, both from our event from the week before and from weeks and months past! Yes, and at the Original Home of Trivia Club it was a quiz battle to remember!

At the end of Trivia Classic, the Cunning Stunts had the lead on the field... but it was a slight lead indeed, with not one but two teams just a single point behind them, as Last Place Team and Team Name were tied for second place after the first frame! Two points behind those two teams in fourth were The ||||||||| Redacted, not seen since there win on our 182nd edition of Trivia Club at Cardinal Rule some twenty-two live events prior! The Occasional Champions returned as the Seldom Champions (it had been while) and were in fifth at the end of our Classic round. Fake Nudes, the newest edition of Lt. Dance, were in sixth, and rounding out the field were Where's Russel's Mustache?! (welcome back, folks, it's been a while) and Trivial Knowledge!

Round two began with Countdown Takedown, as it has for quite a while, and our first Game Show Game ended with a TOP TEN for the Seldom Champions! Yes, it was the kind of boost that they needed, and following it up in Survey Says was a TOP TEN for Where's Russel's Mustache?! with everyone picking up points in Survey Says save for the Seldom Champions... and Trivial Knowledge grabbing the TOP TEN on the rare second Survey question (for the second week in a row), as the other remaining team the Cunning Stunts picked up two points thanks to those American's surveyed. The Stunts weren't too bummed for too long however (hey, they still got two good points!), as the C-C-Combo Breakdown seemed very much in their hands, even as it came down to the winningest team at Trivia Club and Team Name! Ultimately Team Name would get an additional five points and as the last teaming standing the Stunts who are Cunning, picked up a big SIXTEEN POINTS in the CB!

Round three then established an uphill battle for those teams chasing the Cunning Stunts in Tri-Pardo, but chase they did... with the first question being worth nine points, the second questions worth seventeen points and the third question worth fourteen points! Correctly answering the third question, but getting nabbed on the first and second questions saw The ||||||| Redacted's first game in the Ico Era lose them twelve points in round three, while Trivial Knowledge and Fake Nudes were short fourteen points due to the third question! Thanks to the third question, Where's R.M?! and Last Place Team both picked up fourteen points, putting Last Place Team in a competitive position for the Finale. Drawing even with Last Place Team were the Seldom Champions, thanks to being the only team to answer the second AND third questions correctly, even though they got the first question incorrect. This left the Cunning Stunts with room to fight if they were to keep the top spot and fight they did... as correct answers for the first and third questions left them with more points then any other team in our Don Pardo honoring round!

Thus the Finale wagering commenced! There was a mix of cagey wagering, and a host of teams going all or nothing, with the greatest mix of both these ideals belonging to Last Place Team, who finished with one-hundred points but fell short of that runner-up spot. Runners-up on the night, thanks to their push to go all in, were the Seldom Champions... almost on this day, but it was too difficult indeed to catch...

The CUNNING STUNTS, now FIFTY-THREE TIME GOLDEN VHS CHAMPS! Congrats to those Stunts, winning their fourth VHS in 2017 alone, including four of the last seven! It's been a kind winter for the collective Stunts! Thank you as well to all those who came out to play, and make it such a fun Wednesday!
The |||||| Redacted 22 0 2 3 -12 (15) 30
Team Name 24 4 4 5 5 (40) 2
Trivial Knowledge 10 0 10 0 -14 (20) 26
Cunning Stunts 25 8 2 16 23 (74) 148
Last Place Team 24 6 8 1 14 (47) 100
Fake Nudes 14 0 6 3 -14 (9) 0
Seldom Champions 19 10 0 2 22 (53) 106
Where’s Russel’s Mustache?! 11 2 10 0 14 (0) 37

We'll see you all again NEXT WEEK for another edition of the Greatest Game Show in Toronto, at our Original Home of Cardinal Rule! Until then, remember it's not what you know... it's what you learn along the way!

Russel Harder hosts Trivia Club at Hitch (1216 Queen St East) every other MONDAY of the month, and Cardinal Rule (5 Roncesvalles Ave) every WEDNESDAY! Every FRIDAY, a new episode of Trivia Club's Pause & Play podcast (a weekly portable piece of the Trivia Club experience) will be available on SoundCloud & iTunes!

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