Voting season is still here! My annual trivia tournament, The Clash of the Trivia Titans, quickly approaches and I need your help. Although many trophies will be awarded to teams for their trivia prowess, it is up to YOU to decide who gets to take home several of the beauties pictured below – it’s time to take the survey! Oh, and by the way, the bald fellow on downstage right is Oscar. While I was ordering all of this gold, I decided to throw an extra one in the pot as an award for my forthcoming Oscar Night quiz and viewing at East Burn – this trophy is entitled The Peter O’Toole.
Don’t forget about the prize you can start planning for now (even though the winner will be decided at the tournament by applause) – Most Bitchin’ Costumes! During the “half-time show” between the Olympian Open and the Titan Invitational, each team will be given the floor to show off their costumes, read a mission statement, sing/dance/what-have-you. Here is the schedule for the tournament, which will be held at The Spare Room on Sunday, February 8th:
Come early and grab a good table! Team size is 5 or less, and it costs $4 per person to play.
5:30 OLYMPIAN OPEN
Absolutely anybody is welcome to play. The winning team is the wild card seed who goes on to compete in The Titan Invitational. Titans may play UNofficially as a warm-up, but will win no prizes in this competition.
7:30 NON-COMPETITIVE AWARDS (aka “half-time show”!)
ShanRock hands out prizes and trophies for the Most Bitchin’ Costumes, Best Shit-Talkers, Best Bartender, Best Bridesmaids, Favorite Venue, Favorite Foes, etc.
8:00 TITAN INVITATIONAL
Teams play by “invitation” only, having qualified by being the winningest teams throughout the trivia year (11 wins or more). I will announce the qualifying teams next week, but any team may qualify up until the last pub quiz before the tournament! If you think you are close to qualifying, but we haven’t spoken about it, let me know and we’ll tally your wins together. Olympians may play UNofficially just for fun, but will win no prizes in this competition.
10:00 FINAL AWARDS
ShanRock’s hand-knit Triviology scarves, gift certificates and more will be on the menu; I will provide more details on the prizes next week.
The material will be very much the same as a standard Triviology night, with just a couple of changes. First, I will omit the Let’s Get Physical Challenge and the Whammy round; second . . . it’ll be a bit harder! If you wanna be a Titan, try your hand at The Hutch or The Kenton Club – they’re still in the process of building up a larger trivia crowd.
Here are the champions for the week of 1/18/09 – 1/22/09:
Sunday @ 6:00
1800 E. Burnside
Sunday @ 9:00
1204 SE Clay
DANA PLATO’S REPUBLIC
Monday @ 8:00
2221 SE Hawthorne
Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne
RELEASE THE KRAKEN!
Wednesday @ 8:00
4606 NE Glisan
BEAU BREEDLOVE WAS MY PORN NAME
Wednesday @ 8:00
Peter’s 19th Hole
5701 NE Fremont
Thursday @ 9:00
301 SE Morrison
THE WILFORD BRIMLEY EXPERIENCE
Thursday @ 9:00
2025 N. Kilpatrick
Thanks so much for playing with me, everybody!
Your trivia jockey,
ShanRock’s Triviology: Willamette Week Best of Portland
(503) 957 – 7806
“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” – Jacob Needleman