The Autumn Invitational kicks off with a bang tonight at O’Neals at 8 p.m., where the Top 3 finishers will receive double points. First place gets 10, 2nd gets 6, and 3rd gets two. There will also be chances to earn other bonus points at the quiz with some numbers questions. There is more parity at O’Neals than anywhere else, so the simple fact of the matter is that 10 points are out there up for grabs for any team that gets their head right tonight.
Of course, you probably won’t want to rest on your laurels after one night. We are going to have a drawing at the Big Event to give away $150 in prizes to one of the Top 10 teams after the 8 weeks. In the Summer Invitational, Inglorious Barristers slipped in as a #10 seed but walked with the bonus money in the drawing. So a top 10 finish could be huge.
On to the Bards, where the scoring will be normal, except for one caveat…anyone who can knock of Steak Em Up earns 3 bonus points. They lost twice last week, so it is certainly possible to beat them. Action starts at the Bards at 10:15 p.m.
Keep in mind, too, that you can score big points with the physical challenge on facebook. I will also be coming up with a sweet prize for the team that scores the most points via physical challenges in the next 8 weeks. That applies not only to participants at my quizzo, but also at Mike Minion’s. Mike hosts tonight at the Terrace Taproom at 7:30 p.m., and teams there and at the Westbury are eligible to compete in the Invitational.