Doppleganger Champs!

Ladies and gentlemen, I am pleased to announce the venue for the 2009 Clash of The Trivia Titans – The Spare Room! This is actually the venue I wanted last year, but since they were on the verge of changing ownership at that juncture, I didn’t want to take a chance of the deal falling through. The Spare Room has a full bar and menu, and used to be a bowling alley – which means wide open space with plenty of tables and booths (prime real estate for Triviologists!). It’s located on NE 42nd & Alberta Ct., and conveniently located near several bus lines.

So, to sum up, The Clash OTT is on Sunday, February 8th, and just like last year, the Olympian Open is at 5:30, the Titan Invitational is around 7:30, and it’s $4 per person to play. Everyone is welcome to play in the Olympian Open, though to participate in the Titan Invitational, a team must have won 11 times in the trivia season (which is the preceding year). Titans are welcome to play along unofficially with the Olympians, and vice versa, they just won’t be eligible for trophies and prizes. Except, of course, for the Olympian champion, who is the wild card seed in the Invitational – they stand to win twice as much as anybody else!

Just to make sure that we’re all on the same page, do me a solid and take a look at the Hall of Fame – if you believe you have as many as, say, 6 wins, send me an Email to make sure that we have the same tally for you. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and check out my retired venues – those wins still count! There is still time to qualify as a Titan, with three full weeks of Triviology before the event. Your best best for raising your win tally is probably at either Sewickly’s or The Kenton Club.

Speaking of winning, the team which has won the most this year (so far!) has also just earned a special place in Triviology lore by achieving The Doppleganger – congratulations, Dr. Spaceman (can you believe they don’t have a team page, yet?)! They are the only team with back-to-back wins at my Sunday night venues, East Burn and Ladd’s Inn – these Titans are a force to be reckoned with, indeed! Speaking of Ladd’s Inn, I must say that it is a very pleasant place to be, now that there’s not a haze of smoke clouding everything. And, it is one of only two venues (the other being HawHide) which offers a second place prize as well – that’s twice the chance to win! Come and check it out.

Remember to mark those calendars for Oscar night! On Sunday, February 22nd at East Burn, we’ll watch the Academy Awards on the big screen, after a few rounds of trivia. I’m trying to get TJ BrentBird to agree to host, so that I can play, but we’ll see what happens!

Here are the champions for the week of 1/11/09 – 1/15/09:

Sunday @ 6:00
East Burn
1800 E. Burnside

Sunday @ 9:00
Ladd’s Inn
1204 SE Clay

Monday @ 8:00
Hawthorne Hideaway
2221 SE Hawthorne

Tuesday @ 7:30
4901 SE Hawthorne

Wednesday @ 8:00
The Hutch
4606 NE Glisan

Wednesday @ 8:00
Peter’s 19th Hole
5701 NE Fremont

Thursday @ 9:00
La Merde
301 SE Morrison

Thursday @ 9:00
Kenton Club
2025 N. Kilpatrick

Thanks so much for playing with me, everybody!

Your trivia jockey,

Shannon Donaldson
ShanRock’s Triviology: Willamette Week Best of Portland
(503) 957 – 7806

“Materialism is a disease of the mind starved for ideas.” – Jacob Needleman

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