Clash of the Trivia Titans 2010!

The Clash of the Trivia Titans is my annual Triviology tournament – the 2010 COTT also celebrates my 5th anniversary of making quizzery for Portland! Absolutely everyone is welcome to participate in this event, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a bright-eyed rookie. Everything you need to know should be on this page, but if not, please feel free to contact me, ShanRock, directly (shannon@shanrockstrivia.com).

Sunday, February 28th
Spare Room @ 4830 NE 42nd
$5 per player; 5 player maximum per team
Multiple engraved trophies & various prizes awarded to several teams

The Clash of the Trivia 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 a certain number of quizzes in the preceding “trivia season,” which is the whole year since the last COTT.

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:

5:00 REGISTRATION

5:30 OLYMPIAN OPEN

7:30 NON-COMPETITIVE AWARDS
*Trophies for Best Bartender, Favorite Venue, Best Shit-Talkers, Favorite Foes, Underdog Team, etc. These categories will be decided by YOU! I will post a survey here within the week.

7:45 HALF TIME SHOW
*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, last year’s champions. Trophy to the champions, as determined by applause!

8:00 TITAN INVITATIONAL
*Titan teams are those that have won 12 times or more at ANY of my quizzes over past year. Please contact me if you think you’ve qualified, but you haven’t received an invitation to participate. A list of this season’s champions is on the Hall of Fame page.

10:00ish FINAL AWARDS

Check out results from COTT 2009!