The trainwreck at the charity trivia event

Yesterday, I participated in a charity trivia fundraiser with a team from Trinity Alliance of the Capital District.  We’ve won this event before, we’ve raised some money for the charity, and this most likely is our last go-round in this tournament. Partially because the very qualified and dedicated director who organized these teams, Kat Brown,…

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The Finals of the 2018 World Tavern Trivia National Championships

It’s Monday morning in Atlantic City.  My teammates are bonding over a breakfast lunch at the borgata. Me?  I’m walking along a wet, soulless shore, watching the waves crash into the docks.  This not me being antisocial, mind you … this is me recharging my mental capacities and refocusing my energies for the next two…

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Day1 of the 2018 World Tavern Trivia Championships

We’re ready. We’re set. And it’s time to go. Once a year, I team up with several trivia competitors from the Hudson Valley, and we compete at the World Tavern Trivia National Championships in Atlantic City.  The events are fun, the questions are tough but fair, and we all have a good time. But the…

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When you see “__cke_,” it’s “Hockey,” not “Bucket.”

Remember a month or so ago when I attended a tryout for Wheel of Fortune at the Saratoga Casino Hotel? Yeah.  I tried out.  I didn’t get picked to play the game on stage, and that was fine.  It’s not like they were going to send me an e-mail and ask me to try out…

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The difference between wings and tenders

Last night, I played trivia at Rivers Casino.  Of late, trivia has been a bit of a struggle – the game was cancelled last week due to a casino poker tournament (but not before most of the trivia teams showed up, not knowing that trivia was cancelled that night), and I’m still getting used to…

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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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