Clash Of The Triviology Titans 2012
The Clash of the Triviology Titans is my annual trivia tournament – the 2012 COTT celebrated my 7th anniversary of making quizzery for Portland!
Clash Of The Triviology Titans Results for 2012!
Favorite Foes: Boyfight!
Best Shit-Talkers: Betty WhiteSnakes on a Plane (3rd time in a row!)
Underdog Award: Took a Page From Your Playboy
Favorite Venue: Foggy Notion
Best Bartender: Mel & Ian at, you guessed it, Foggy Notion!!!
Oh, and there were some awards for trivia, too . . .
Titan Invitational Champion: I’ve Been Through The Desert On a Team With No Name
Titan Runners-Up: Burnside-Couch Quadruplet
Titan 3rd Place: Mothers of Retention
Olympian Open Champions/Titan Wild Card: Pujols Displays ‘Roid Rage
Olympian Runners-Up: Trivia Newton John
Sunday, February 19th
Spare Room @ 4830 NE 42nd
5 player maximum per team; $6 per player
*Everyone chooses a prize just for participating, but there are also
multiple engraved trophies & various prizes awarded to several teams
The Clash of the Triviology Titans is a two-tiered tournament comprised of two back-to-back quizzes, with a “half-time show” in between. The first quiz is The Olympian Open, the second is The Titan Invitational. Absolutely anyone may play The Olympian Open, and multiple teams will win trophies and prizes. The grand prize for the champion team of The Open is the wild card slot to officially participate in the Titan Invitational. The Titans are those teams which have already qualified for the Invitational by winning at least 16 quizzes in the preceding “trivia season,” which is the whole year since the last COTT (2/21/11).
Although Titans are allowed to play in The Open just for fun, they will NOT be official participants – that is to say, they won’t win any Olympian prizes or trophies. Likewise, Olympians are welcome to stick around and play the Titan quiz, but only the wild card team will qualify to compete for prizes and trophies.
The format for each quiz is practically the same as a standard, awesome Triviology night. Here’s the only difference – no Let’s Get Physical challenges, and no Whammy rounds. Oh, and since these are the championships, the questions will be a bit tougher than usual.
Here is the schedule for the day’s events:
5:30 OLYMPIAN OPEN
*Everyone is welcome to play!
7:30 NON-COMPETITIVE AWARDS
*Trophies for Best Bartender, Favorite Venue, Best Shit-Talkers, Favorite Foes, Underdog Award, etc. These categories will be decided by YOU (vote by taking this wee survey)! In the interest of full disclosure – I will cast a heavily weighted vote for the Underdog Award. This trophy goes to the tenacious team that plays and plays and plays, but never seems to win. Since I am in a unique position to know who is truly most deserving of this award, I will make the final call.
7:45 HALF TIME SHOW
*YOU will have a chance to be the star during this portion of the evening! This competition started out as “Best Costumes,” but it has evolved into “The Spirit Bunny Award.” Any team, whether Olympian or Titan, will introduce themselves in any way they see fit. It could be as simple as saying “Hurray for our team!” into the mic, or as elaborate as Nomi Malone Dance Academy, perhaps the most memorable champions in this category. Trophy to the champions, as determined by applause!
8:00 TITAN INVITATIONAL
*Titan teams are those that have won 18 times or more at ANY of my quizzes over past year . . . AND the Olympian Open champion team.
10:00ish FINAL AWARDS