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The Invitational

Spring Invitational 2017

Hey folks, here’s what you need to know about the event today:

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

PLACE: City Tap House, 39th and Walnut. We’ll be seated outdoors. We do have an overflow crowd (we had a lot of wild card teams get in this week!), so we may be packed in kinda tight, and might have a team or two down at picnic tables. There’s more room inside but it’s gonna be an awesome day so I want to be sure we’re outdoors if at all possible.

ENTRY FEE: $10 per person.

BAND: Whiskeyhickon Boys

SPECIALS: $5 Select Beers, $6 Select Wines, and $7 Select Specialty Cocktails.

TEAMS EXPECTED:

  • Shamans Be Good (City Tap House)
  • Duane’s World (Founding Fathers)
  • Motor City (Sidecar)
  • CGA (Bards)
  • Jacobites for Destruction (Rendezvous)
  • Synchronized Trampoline (Vous)
  • Tempura House (Vous)
  • Jerk and a Squirt (O’Neals)
  • Governor Quiz Quiztie (Industry)
  • There’s No I in Quizzo (Sidecar)
  • Go Ninja Go (Sidecar)
  • Cure For What Ailes You (Industry) 
  • Must Love Pogs (Bards)
  • #FakeJews (Birra)
  • Rumble Ponies (Rendezvous)
  • 21 to Drink (Founding Fathers)

JGTSpI RSVPs

Spring Invitational 2017

Alright, so here’s where we stand heading into Sunday’s Big Event at the Tap House. There are still 5 quizzes left, and any team that wins one of those 5 quizzes still has a shot at a wild card slot. (Your best bet to get a win is Birra Thursday night). As for the band, they’re gonna be awesome. And just to be clear: this will be at the City Tap House in University City. 39th and Walnut.

CONFIRMED

  • Shamans Be Good (City Tap House)
  • Duane’s World (Founding Fathers)
  • Motor City (Sidecar)
  • CGA (Bards)
  • Jacobites for Destruction (Rendezvous)
  • Synchronized Trampoline (Vous)
  • Tempura House (Vous)
  • Jerk and a Squirt (O’Neals)
  • Governor Quiz Quiztie (Industry)
  • There’s No I in Quizzo (Sidecar)
  • Go Ninja Go (Sidecar)
  • Cure For What Ailes You (Industry) 
  • Must Love Pogs (Bards)
  • #FakeJews (Birra)
  • Rumble Ponies (Rendezvous)

 

Wild Card Week This Week

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Final JGTSpI Scores!

Spring Invitational 2017

Here they are, the final scores to the JGTSpI. Teams in yellow made the cut, teams in blue are on the bubble. I am starting to send out invites now. I’ll have a lot more info on here soon.

JGTSpI Scores Are Now Posted

Spring Invitational 2017

Ok, it’s been a few weeks, but here’s the scores and now you know where you stand heading into the final week of the regular season. Teams in yellow would earn an invite if the season ended today. Team in red need to make some moves this week. There are two ways to score points this week: come out to quizzo and earn some points, or post a pic on the new Facebook Challenge on the Quizzo FB page.

The Big Event takes place on May 21st at City Tap House, and invites will go out this weekend. Wild Card Week (where a win earns you an automatic invite) takes place next week.

Draft Party Friday Night on the Parkway!

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We’re hosting a Draft Party Friday night at the Skygarten (1717 Arch, 51st Floor). Action starts at 7 p.m. We’ll have fun prizes and giveaways, shirts on sale, and should have a really cool view of the festivities as they go on. Hope to see ya there!

Quizzo Tonight

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Actions starts at Industry at 6:30 p.m. Two $3 local draughts for quizzo. Happy hour until 7pm with buck a shuck oysters, mac n cheese croquettes, $3 local beers, $4 house red & white wine, and $5 select cocktails.

Carl B Sure hosts tonight at Birra at 8 p.m. $1 off all cans and bottles and $5 bar snacks.

And we’ll wrap it up at Bards at 9:15. Not sure what to expect with the draft in town and not all that far away. Who knows? But we’re gonna give it a shot.

I went down to the draft jawn earlier with Lil Ace Goodtimes. It was OK. Crowd wasn’t completely insane, but still pretty long lines. It was kinda wild seeing the Art Museum steps totally covered up, and they’ve got a small set up for little kids that was kind of cool. Otherwise, it was nothing special. And I still don’t get why they didn’t do it down by the stadiums. That said, having it this close to town, for all of the pain in the ass traffic wise, does help local business more than having it down by stadiums. Speaking of which, we’re having a draft party tomorrow night. I’ll have details a little bit later.

Quizzo for the Cause: Back on My Feet


I didn’t get a bib for the Broad Street Run this year, BUT that’s actually good news! Because if you don’t get a bib, you can raise money for a terrific charity, Back on My Feet. And that’s what we’re gonna do this week at quizzo. If you don’t know about Back on My Feet, you can check out their site or watch the video above. I need to raise at least $500, and I think we can do even better than that. Every dollar raised will go towards this terrific charity, and if you can’t make it to quizzo this week but want to donate to this cause, you can go to my BOMF fundraiser page and donate there. Thanks in advance for your generosity!

Pics of Last Week’s Winners

SIDECAR

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  1. Motor City of Brotherly Love 116
  2. The Master Bakers 110
  3. There’s No I in IRS 104

O’NEALS

  1. Jawn Wayne Gacy 101
  2. Huffy Tuffskins 99
  3. Jerk and a Squirt 81

CITY TAP HOUSE

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  1. Shamanimaniacs 105
  2. NFL Draft Dodgers 104
  3. Underground Bard 101

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Eric Was Right 116
  2. Jacobite for Destruction 112
  3. Electric Mayhem 109

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Duane’s World 121
  2. Bill O’Reilly’s Anonymous Snatches 99
  3. Trivia Newton John 99

INDUSTRY

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  1. Governor Quiz Quiztie 110
  2. Why Can’t Us 102
  3. The Likely Losers 100

BIRRA

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  1. F It, We’ll Do It Live 101
  2. ADOCAL 89
  3. I Wish This Mic Was a Penis 88

BARDS

  1. Must Love Pogs 117
  2. Doing It Live 116
  3. Hang in There, Aaron 106

 

JGTSpI Scores Updated

Spring Invitational 2017

Here ya go, three weeks in, and we’ve got some interesting developments. The Shamans, relative newcomers who regularly play at City Tap House, have taken the lead with 14 points. And we’ve got a bunch of teams vying for the top spot. Remember: the top 16 teams will earn an invite to the Big Event on May 21st. So be sure to get out there this week! And you can also earn some points on Facebook: there’s a new facebook challenge. So start earning those points. Keep in mind, for the first time ever, the top scoring team in the JGTSpI season wins a bonus prize.

Pics of This Week’s Winners

SIDECAR

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  1.  Gor-Such Yourself 103
  2. No I in Maternity Leave 102
  3. In the Lead 91

O’NEALS

  1. Jean Claude Fan Dance 111
  2. Jawn of the Dead 96
  3. Jerk and a Squirt 83

CITY TAP HOUSE

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  1. Shamanfreude 102
  2. Save the Forum 92
  3. Thot Tom 76

LOCUST RENDEZVOUS

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  1. Jacobites of Destruction 111
  2. Ilka Scores a Goal-a 106
  3. Paul’s Fault 102

FOUNDING FATHERS

  1. Duane’s World 120
  2. Jitney Spears 109
  3. Logjamming 103

INDUSTRY

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  1. Why Can’t Us 90
  2. Lie-no-pop-can 83
  3. A Team Has No Name 81

BIRRA

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  1. Stupid Sexy Flanders 95
  2. Adocal
  3. ZA 4 Life

BARDS

  1. Jenner Lives Matter 117
  2. Boko Harambe 113
  3. Mr Potato Dead 101

JGTSpI Scores and Other Quizzo News and Notes

Spring Invitational 2017

First of all, week 1 of the Invitational is now in the books  and here are the scores. We laughed, we cried, we quizzed, and after one week Motor City of Brotherly Love held a one point lead over Synchronized Trampoline, thanks to both of them taking advantage of their Facebook points.

Speaking of the Motor City of Brotherly Love, they’ve been playing at Sidecar with Michael on Skype, which has raised a few eyebrows. My rules on this are pretty simple: if you’ve played pretty much every single week for like the last 4 years, and one of your players has to get leg surgery that means that he can’t physically leave the house for a few weeks, and I’ve known you guys long enough to know that you don’t cheat, and the only reason for you to even get up in the morning is the knowledge that he still has a vital place on his beloved quizzo team, then god damnit you can play via Skype.

A few other notes: look at those scores at Industry! Damn! If you and your team want the ego boost and 5 JGTSpI points that come with a victory, that is your place to play! It goes down Thursday at 6:30.

The Big Event will be held on May 21st at City Tap House. Why the Tap House? Because we’re gonna do it outdoors (weather permitting.) More details as we get closer to the date but in the meantime, put it down in your calendars.

There is a new Facebook challenge on the FB page. Remember that highest scoring team this season will get a bonus prize, so be sure to score points by any means possible. Schedule is on as normal this week.

 

Best Chance for a Quizzo Win? Tonight

Spring Invitational 2017

Your best two shots for a win (and 5 JGTSpI points) come on Thursdays. At Industry, Imaginary Pablo can’t play anymore due to changes in work schedules, so it’s left a huge power vacuum at the top. Can your team fill it? At 8 p.m. the Birra quiz is still getting off the ground. We’ve got some regular teams, but no-one has established themselves as Top Dogs. So if you’ve got a decent squad, make it out tonight. We wrap it up at Bards, where the competition is a bit tougher, and you might wanna get there a bit early, because the joint is jumpin’. See ya tonight!

Tripleheader Tonight

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Action kicks off at Industry at 6:30 p.m. It’s not a terribly tough quiz this week, and there are no heavy favorites at the Industry, so it’s anybody’s ballgame. There are also some great specials: Two $3 local draughts for quizzo. Happy hour until 7 pm with buck a shuck oysters, mac n cheese croquettes, $3 local beers $4 house red & white wine, and $5 select cocktails.

On to Birra at 8 p.m. with Carl B Sure. $1 off bottles and cans and $5 bar snacks. And we wrap it up at Bards at 9:15 p.m. Hope to see ya tonight!