Something’s Coming – Something Good!

Hello, everybody! My preparations for February 8th’s Clash of The Trivia Titans are coming together nicely . . . I hope yours are, too! I have six teams that have definitely qualified for the Titan Invitational (by winning 11 times since last year’s tournament), and another half dozen that are right on the verge of qualifying. And remember, even if you don’t make the cut, ALL teams are welcome to compete in the Olympian Open, which is the first quiz of tournament day – the champion team immediately qualifies for the Invitational. And of course, there are still plenty of chances to increase your win tally – you can play as much as six times a week. In fact, an intrepid member of Dana Plato’s Republic did just that last week; he played at every single venue I hosted (with fresh questions each night, of course!) – I love that pioneering spirit! I haven’t finalized the tournament venue yet (I’ve got it narrowed down to a couple of good’uns), but I’ll be ready to announce it next week.

In the meantime, remember that I’ll be handing out trophies and prizes for a lot more than just trivia prowess at the tournament; Best Team Page, Best Team Costumes, Best Shit-Talkers, Favorite Foes, Best Bartender, and Favorite Venue are all going to win stuff. Prepare your costumes, make a team page, think about who your favorites are – I will be sending out a survey soon so that you can cast your votes.

Another excellent Triviology event coming your way is on Oscar night! Sunday, February 22nd at East Burn, all you film buffs are invited to participate in my Oscar themed trivia quiz, then watch the ceremonies on the big screen while bartender Billy pops fresh popcorn for us! The winner of the quiz will receive the regular Triviology prize (gift certificate and T-shirts), but if I hear that you guys are interested in dressing up (as either characters or award recipients), perhaps I’ll have a special prize for the best costume as well – let me know what you think!

Here are the champions for the week of 1/4/09 – 1/8/09:

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
*no pub quiz

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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