Well, a huge howdy-do to all and sundry, both old and new.
Outside the weather was truly hot, but inside the competition was even hotter and got more fierce as PubGuys Trivia took the mic and the game got rolling.
There were some truly outstanding questions and some truly outlandish answers on the night. It surprises me to discover how few of you knew that Mount McKinley really is the highest peak in North America and that the Rocky Mountains do not, in fact, touch either Texas or New Jersey - but then, our geography category has never been your strong suit.
Military Ranks and Initials seemed fairly easy once you got into the groove, but the Literature category tripped you up a bit as you strugged with both Carlotte Bronte and Paul Gallico. But, fear not, there will be more literature questions for you next week to prove your book knowledge. *wink*
In the end, the Mouseaholics took a commanding first place finish in the first game with (relatively) new team Trivia Wannabes coming in a very positive second place.
In the Power Hour, the leaderboard got all shook up and a tie-breaker question was necessary to decide both the 1st and 2nd place winners. Brews Your Daddy and the Mouseaholics went head-to-head with an attempt at guessing, to two decimal places, the average age of a person born and raised in Chad. Brews Your Daddy took the honors on that one, but only barely, and finished in second place for the Power Hour. Perpetual barflies, and now the Bar Bastards formed a team and took on Smegma - the Sequel to Skidmarks as they tried to tell me the year in which North America's first commercial brewery (by the Dutch West Indies Trading Company) opened. A huge gap in the years proved Bar Bastards the winners of first place in our final game of the evening.
It was a strong showing from a lot of different teams, young and old, new and veteran. Thank you very much for playing with me.
We'll see you next week!