Time for the Trivia Unification Tournament

Nothing like waking up on Sunday morning in Boston … driving through nasty roads and snowy terrain to get back to the 518 … and competing in my second consecutive trivia cham0pionship competition. And there were some wins … and losses … in my effort to claim the first-ever Capital District Trivia Unification Tournament, a…

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The results of Trivia Bowl XIV

Yesterday was the 14th annual Capital District “Trivia Bowl,” one of five different championship trivia tournaments on my 2018 schedule.  Guess you could call it a different type of “Competition Season” for me. Nearly forty teams arrived at Wolf’s 1-11 for the big event.  For my team, I had a grouping of various players from…

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It’s time for Trivia Bowl XIV this Saturday…

This Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Wolf’s 1-11 in Colonie, the fourteenth annual Trivial Bowl will commence. Wow.  Has it been that many Trivia Bowls? Yeah, it kinda has. Background. I’ve participated in thirteen of the fourteen Trivia Bowls, starting with Trivia Bowl II where I participated as a guest on the Tres Hombres squad. …

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So I qualified for the Trivia Unification Tournament finals… YAY

Some background. A few months ago, the Capital District’s bar and tavern trivia companies put together a competition which would crown an overall trivia champion.  The Trivia Unification Tournament, if you will.  Teams needed to play for at least twelve weeks in their respective locations, and the top team from each venue – as well…

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Did I win $1,000 in trivia last night?

Every three months or so, the Wednesday night trivia game at Rivers Casino has a $1,000 winner take all night.  To qualify for that night, you have to have played enough Wednesday night contests at the casino to be eligible. My one-man Street Academy trivia team has done so.  And, in accumulating more points in…

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Trying to stay ahead in trivia…

Going into the next few weeks, I’ll be participating in several championship trivia tournaments.  Hopefully I will do well. The first championship tournament is next Wednesday, when Rivers Casino in Schenectady is hosting their $1,000 trivia championship.  I’ve played the majority of the weeks necessary to qualify for this event, and in fact, going into…

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Chuck’s Best Blog Moments of 2017

Well, wasn’t THIS an interesting year? With new directions and new achievements and new everything, 2017 was a year for my blog like none before. So let’s recap ten moments – great and challenging – from this year in blogging, shall we? And let’s start with…

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Week 6 of the Trivia Unification Tournament

Okay, I’m ready for Wednesday’s trivia event.  I’m going to arrive in plenty of time, I’m going to get some food to eat when I’m playing, and I’m planning on running the table. Got to Rivers Casino in plenty of time. Ordered some food. And when I arrived at the Van Slyck Restaurant, home of…

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Week 5 of the Trivia Unification Tournament

I gotta hurry.   I’m running late.  And the trivia host, Damon, starts a 7:00 p.m. game at 7:00 p.m. on the nose. Pulled into Rivers Casino’s parking garage.  Quickly handed off my coat to Betsy the coat check lady, and got to Van Slyck Bar inside the casino – and made the game with two…

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