Winter Warz Standings

After a few weeks of the website being wonky, hopefully we’re good to go now. With that being said, here are our standings after three weeks. Boyz II Menehune are in the lead, averaging over 50 points per game. No real surprises on the front end of the standings, but a few disappointments at the bottom half (you know who you are). Regardless, we’re now almost halfway done with the regular season, so better get those brains into midseason form ASAP!

Three Quiz Thursday!

A rare tripleheader on Thursday night, as Taryn hosts at Deli at Dwell, Carl returns to Birra, and JGT hosts a special quiz at Dock Street West! Taryn’s quiz will be part of a BBQ, Bourbon, and Quizzo event at Deli at Dwell, while Carl and I will be hosting at two of the great pizza spots in the city: Carl at Birra and me at Dock Street on 50th Street. (This is in addition to Wednesday’s quiz at Dock Street South at 21st.) Hope to see ya this week!

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street South 8 PM

THURSDAY

Dock Street South 6:30 PM

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

Quizzo This Week: Back in the Saddle

Well it’s been a crazy few weeks, with quizzes cancelled and guess hosts and omicron and the holidays and what have you, but it’s time to get back in the saddle again. We’ve got a lot going on this week. First of all, I’m excited to be back at Loco Pez tonight. Action starts at 7 PM. On to Founding Fathers on Tuesday and Dock Street Wednesday, before filling in for Carl at Birra on Thursday. Meanwhile, please note: Taryn is returning to Deli at Dwell on Thursday! They’re doing a beer tasting along with the quizzo, so should be a lot of fun. I’ll have more details soon. Of course we’re kicking off with the Winter Warz online this week as well. We’re back, baby! Here’s our schedule. To find out who wins this week, be sure to follow us on the gram.

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra (with JGT) 8 PM

Sign Ups for Winter Warz Are Live!

Hey gang, our Kickoff Classic is Thursday night at 8 PM. I’ll send out the zoom invite tomorrow morning, once we know exactly how many teams we have. In the meantime, if you’e signed up and paid half of your league dues, go ahead and sign up for your schedule here.

We’re currently at 27 teams, hoping to get to 30 or 32. If you haven’t signed up and wanna play, do so now!

Quizzo This Week

Here’s our dilly-o for this week. First of all, Winter Warz signups are going on for just a few more days. We’re up to 20 teams, hoping to make it to 30. We’re doing something a little different for this one. We’re kicking off with a Royal Rumble this Thursday night. Should be a lot of fun.

As for in-person quizzo, no quiz at Loco Pez on Monday. We should be back at Loco Pez next week. Our other three quizzes are still a go. I’m still testing positive for COVID, so I’m gonna hand the reins over to Carl. I’ll be back next week with bells on…and super immunity.

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Birra 8 PM

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Signs Ups for the Winter Warz Are Live!

It’s about that time…time for our second season of Winter Warz! Here’s how it works. There are nine games guaranteed, including something new we’re trying: our Kickoff Spectacular. The season will start on Thursday, January 6th at 8 PM, with all of our teams playing. Cash prize to the winner ($100) and the 2nd place ($50). The Kickoff Spectacular counts as the first regular season game- those who participate get to drop their lowest score for playoff seeding.The format is the one you’ve come to know and love; you and your teammates in a zoom with your quizmaster. After very heated and contentious negotiations, we’ve signed all of your favorite QMs for another season, except for Blake, whose demands of red M&Ms in his dressing room was simply more than we could handle.Dues are $425/team. First $200 is due January 6th, other $225 is due February 6th.

This will be a roto league. You won’t be going head to head, but we’ll be adding up your points each week and ranking teams by average. There will be six regular season games in addition to the Kickoff Spectacular.There will also be at least two playoff games for each team as well. (There will be a consolation game or losers bracket, depending on # of teams.) Season will conclude by March 13th at the latest. To sign up, just go to the link here. Hope you’ll join us for another season of the Warz!

Quizzo This Week

We start on Monday night at Loco Pez at 20th and Bainbridge. This is such a great space, great staff, great food, fun atmosphere. It’s been a bit hit or miss week to week, but I really hope we can get this one cranking. It’s got the potential to be a great spot. It’s also very winnable for teams wanting to get a win. Founding Fathers and Dock Street will both be rocking, and Deli at Dwell has been mostly a big hit, though a bit slower than usual this past week. Birra apparently was jammin’ this past week. Maybe one of these weeks Carl will remember to take a picture of the winners. Here’s our schedule for the week, and remember to follow us on instagram.

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

Our Annual Christmas Toy Drive!

Every year we do this, every year you guys come through BIG TIME, and every year we make some Christmas wishes come true. This is a really special thing we’ve got going here and and I can’t thank you enough. Here’s how it works: go to this spreadsheet, insert your name next to the kid you want to buy something for, then go online to buy the gift. Once you’ve got it, have it mailed to:

(Child’s first name) c/o PPEHRC Toy Drive 

1505 West Allegheny Avenue

Philadelphia PA 19132

That simple, and in less than a minute you can make a world of difference. If you would rather just donate money and have me pick out the toys, that works too. You can venmo me at @jgtquizzo and put “Toy Drive” in the note or you can paypal me at johnny at johnnygoodtimes.com. Thanks as always, you guys rock!

Quizzo This Week

A fun but hectic holiday week: three regular bar quizzes, a wedding quiz, a birthday party quiz, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday at the store, an article for Billy Penn, and organizing a Thanksgiving dinner for those in need with our buddy Mike (above) and the crew at PPEHRC. (That was all thanks to the donations we raised at quizzo last week.)

This week we’re back to our regularly scheduled programming. Also, keep in mind, we’re available for your company’s holiday party, virtually or in person.

Here are all the spots we’ll be quizzin’ this week.

MONDAY

Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell 7 PM

Birra 8 PM

Quizzo This Week

Some of you know Mike from having hosted some virtual quizzes last year, others from his many years in the bar biz. He’s generously cooking turkey dinners for the homeless on Wednesday, and I thought in the spirit of the season it would be nice for us to help him buy the food. So we’ll be doing 50/50 raffles again this week. One chance for $5, 3 for $10. (If you wanna donate but aren’t playing quizzo this week, just donate to @jgtquizzo on venmo and put “turkey fund” in the note.)

Heads up on the fundraiser we did a couple of weeks ago: we raised over $200, and thanks to our friends at Rittenhouse Hardware, were able to buy ten high quality space heaters for those in need. Next up: our annual toy drive, dropping tomorrow. Stay tuned.

And congrats to 7th Place (below) who pulled off the upset at Founding Fathers last week. Be sure to follow our winners in real time over on the jgtquizzo IG page. Here’s our abbreviated quizzo schedule for this week:

MONDAY

  • Loco Pez 7 PM

TUESDAY

  • Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

  • Dock Street 8 PM

State of the Qunion

Just a quick update on where we stand heading into the holidays:

I have actually gotten pretty good about posting winners on the JGT Quizzo Page on Instagram, so if you wanna see what’s going on in real time, follow us there.

Shout out to everyone who participated in our 50-50 raffles last week. We raised over $200 for heaters for people in need. And thanks to our friends at Rittenhouse Hardware, we got a great deal on some good heaters. The crew over at PPEHRC picked them up yesterday. Thanks again. We’ll have our annual toy drive kicking off next week, so keep your eyes open for that.

As far as our actual quizzes:

Loco Pez is off to a nice start. We’ve been averaging about 20 people a week as we get off the ground, would love to get that up closer to 35 or so. It’s an intimate space and a LOT of fun to do a quiz there. Since it’s small I can riff more with the crowd and with no dominant team there is certainly a great opportunity for teams to get a win. Starting to see some old Sidecar teams trickle back, which has been really cool.

A great win for 7th Place at a packed Founding Fathers this past week. It’s been pretty solid there, There’s No I has established themselves as the team to beat thus far, but they got smoked this week.

Dock Street South is a) packed and b) dominated by Duane’s World. It’s a rocking good time every week, I really like our Wednesday night staff there, just a really solid spot.

On Thursdays, Taryn has been doing a great job at Deli at Dwell. I’m still going to host some quizzes there, but Taryn seems to be building a nice following. It’s a great place for a quiz: the sandwiches are terrific, and being able to buy a 4 pack or a draft beer is pretty cool. No dominant team yet.

Also on Thursdays, Birra has been somewhat hit or miss: slammed last week, mellow this week. Jitney Spears has been dominant there lately, winning four straight. Truly terrific pizza there.

As far as virtual quizzes, we’ll be getting back to those in January with our next Winter War.

If you’re looking for a company holiday party, we’ve got you covered. We can host either a virtual quiz OR an in-person one. Just click here to get an estimate.

And if you’re not already, get yourself signed up for the Friday Five. It’s my short, fun newsletter telling you what I’m eating, drinking and watching. I also tend to put a lot of quizzo updates on it. Next one goes out this afternoon.

Shout out to Leonard: we used his “Rhymes with Gritty” round this past week. Wanna suggest a topic for a future week? Let us know on Facebook.

And congrats to Cool Cats and Kittens, who won our Fall Brawl. Great job by our crew making this past season happen, especially J Michael and Carl. Winter Warz will kick off in January.

Have a great weekend everyone and hope to see ya next week!

Quizzo This Week!

Shoutout to everyone who participated in our 50-50 raffles last week: we raised $280, enough for 14 heaters for our friends at the Poor People’s Army to give out to those in need!

Last week we went international, this week it’s back to a regular quiz. We also went back to paper sheets at most of our venues. For the massive quizzes (i.e. Dock Street) I’ll probably stay online because it pushes the quiz along but for the others I’ll be moving back to the good old fashioned paper and pencil (or pen). Also, gonna start a $5 Tecate and tequila deal at Loco Pez this week. Here’s our schedule for this week. Let’s Go!

MONDAY

Loco Pez (20th and Bainbridge) 7 PM

TUESDAY

Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

Dock Street 8 PM

THURSDAY

Deli at Dwell (with Taryn) 7 PM

Birra (with Carl) 8 PM

Winners’ Pics Are now Posted on IG

OK, I’m serious this time: we’re going to post winning team photos at the JGTQuizzo page on Instagram. Been posting them the last couple of weeks. Feel free to tag any friends you see in the pics that are already up, and we’ll have the winners of tonight’s Founding Fathers quiz as soon as the quiz wraps up. Pictured above are the Sidecardigans, who won the first ever quiz at Loco Pez G-Ho last night! We’ll be back with our next quiz next Monday at 7. The rest of the week’s schedule is below:

TUESDAY

  • Founding Fathers 8 PM

WEDNESDAY

  • Dock Street South 8 PM

THURSDAY

  • Deli at Dwell (with The Sandman) 7 PM
  • Birra (with Carl) 8 PM