Duane’s World are the Susan Lucci’s of quizzo no longer. A perennial favorite, they had yet to win a big event, and were coming off a disappointing 10th place finish at Quizzo Bowl. All that changed on Sunday. Like Lucci with her Emmy in 1999, they finally got over the hump. And not only did they win it, they won it decisively by a 12-point margin over the Jesters of Tortuga. The Jams finished 3rd. Underground Bard cruised through the first 4 rounds, holding the lead after rounds 3 and 4, but fell to pieces in the Impossible Round. You hate to see that happen to a team like them, especially on their home floor. I’m not sure they’ll ever recover.
It was a strange quiz, as the 2nd round, a picture round of celebrities in cap and gowns, proved to be the hardest round, and the music round was one of the easiest we’ve done in a while. That said, Ali Wadsworth and Joe did terrific renditions of the songs, so that helped make them easier as well. Incredibly, the 2nd place team at Quizzo Bowl, Sidecardigans, finished last (but did win a handy ice scraper). All of the Final scores are posted below.
I had a great time, City Tap House took good care of us with some great drink specials and prizes, and Anthrax Ames had yet another chance to complain about how ageist the questions were. So everybody wins. Especially Duane’s World. We’ll kick off the JGT Summer Invite in June.
- Duane’s World 149
- Jesters of Tortuga 137
- The Jams (Trickle Down Dickonomics) 129
- Exhausted Nihilists 124
- Tempura House 120
- Better late Than Pregnant 120
- Why Can’t Sea Nuggets 120
- Underground Bard 117
- Always Finish 4th 117
- But Mr. Mapother Thinks I’m Cool 111
- Step Up 4: Military Junta 111
- I Woke Up and It Smelled Like Vaseline 108
- L. Ron Hubbard’s Diabetics 102
- Inkspot 102
- Madame Butterface 94
- Sidecardigans 93