Well it’s THAT week. Quizzo Bowl week. The most exciting week on the quizzo calendar. But before we get to Saturday, we’ve got a full slate for the coming week. And yes, we’re Labor Day quizzin’, so come on by.
WHAT: Quizzo Bowl XVII, the most prestigious quizzo event in America.
WHEN: September 10th, doors at 7 PM, show at 8 PM.
WHERE: World Cafe Live, 20th and Walnut.
WHY: Why not? After 16 straight years of Quizzo Bowl, we had to take 2021 off due to COVID. But now we’re BACK, baby. And we’re gonna party twice as hard since we missed last year!
HOW MUCH? $200 per team or $30 per player.
DIDN’T IT USED TO BE PER PLAYER? Yep, but this actually saves us quite a bit of money…if you purchase the $200 option then it’s only a $7 service charge for the whole team, not $7 per person.
IS IT GONNA BE WORTH THE MONEY?
IS THIS LIKE A REGULAR QUIZ? No. It’s like a regular quiz if it was filled up with hydrogen, shot skyward, and then you ignite a spark….wait, OK, so maybe that’s a bad example. But no, it’s like a regular quiz if you put it onto a motorcycle and had it jump over 12 double decker buses…DAMNIT, I’M TERRIBLE WITH THESE ANALOGIES! Whatever, no, it’s nothing like a regular quiz.
SO HOW’S IT DIFFERENT? Well start with the stakes; only 8 teams have EVER won a Quizzo Bowl, thus achieving nerd immortality. Their names are now hanging in the rafters of Goodtimes Stadium (located inside my mind).
Then let’s toss in a hefty prize for the winners…over $1000 worth of prizes. Then we’ve got raffles. We’ve got live music from Friends of the Family, an AMAZING band that performed at one of our Phoenix games this year. Trust me, these young folks are going to blow your minds. They are so freaking good, playing songs from a variety of genres. They are graduates of the remarkable Beyond the Bars Foundation, teaching music to young people who wouldn’t ordinarily have that opportunity. So I’m honored to have them play at Quizzo Bowl, and really excited for you to hear them. This group is truly fantastic, you’re going to be blown away.
WHAT ELSE? Well our good friend Chip Chantry is going to write and record our video round, and our buddy Reef the Lost Cauze is going to help us out with our music round. And of course Fastball Bob will be there…doing….something.
IS THERE A CHARITY COMPONENT? Yes! In keeping with our Back to School theme, we are going to provide school supplies for the children of Philadelphia. Partnering with our friends from the Poor People’s Army, we are asking everyone to donate a school supply. It can be as simple as a box of pencils or as grand as a backpack. Whatever you donate will be given to Philly schoolchildren who need it most.
HOW ARE TICKETS SELLING SO FAR? Good! We’re almost halfway to a sellout with over a week to go.
There was no quiz on Monday due to Loco Pez having a staff party. Which was probably for the best. After a long weekend in Madison, Wisconsin for the AUDL league championship with Garbo eating and drinking like we were 21 again, I needed the rest. But now I’m back and ready to rock. Here’s our schedule for the week:
Yes, we are fully vaxxed and back to doing in-person events! Whether it’s your wife’s birthday or your company’s annual getaway, we’ve got you covered. Just fill out this short form and we’ll be back in touch within 48 hours. Let’s party!
We didn’t have enough teams sign up for this weeks Yards quiz, so we’re gonna bag it. We’re working on another project at Yards we’re really excited about I’ll have details about soon. In the meantime if you wanna play outside I’ll be at Frankford Hall on Tuesday.
Gonna be hosting a special quizzo at Frankford Hall, dedicated to Alex Trebek. Six rounds, five questions each, with point values going up each question. And all of it having to do in some way with the life of the trivia GOAT. Outdoors, up to 6 people per team, and masks required until you get to your table. Hope to see you Tuesday night!
Hey guys, we’ve decided to postpone tomorrow’s in person quizzo at Yards. There are just so many things going on in the city right now and doing an in-person quizzo in the midst of all of it…just doesn’t feel right. But we still want to celebrate Halloween and we still want to raise money for our friends at Beyond the Bars. As we emerge to whatever our city is after this 2020 insanity, we will more than ever need to support organizations like this who give our city’s young people such a positive outlet.
So here’s the plan: we’re going to do a virtual quiz. It will be $30 a team. 50% of all money raised will go towards Beyond the Bars. It’s basically the same thing we did over the summer.
If you already paid here’s what we can do: I’ll be reaching out on venmo, and will send you your money back, though we’d still love to have you join us tmrw night.
If you wanna play virtually on Friday night, you can do so by signing up here. Only change from the previous quiz other than moving it online is that we’re bumping it back a half hour to 7 PM. If we get to 10 teams we’ll do the quiz. Hope to see ya tmrw night!
The longest running tradition in the JGT Quizzo canon continues, for one night only, next Friday night at Yards. Lots of questions about witches, ghosts, and goblins. And plenty of candy. To book your table, send $40 to @jgtquizzo on venmo with the note “Yards 10/30”. We had a blast at the one last week and look forward to this next one. $40 a head, and that buys you beer for two hours, an entree, and a donation to Beyond the Bars, who we’ve raised over $300 for through our first two quizzes. Hope to see ya Friday night!
WHERE: Yards Brewery (5th and Spring Garden). We’ll be outdoors under the tent.
WHY: Because it’s a chance to have some socially distant fun at a great price and raise money for a terrific charity. 6 people max to a table, tables distanced from each other, masks whenever going to or from the table, and scoresheets will be online.
WHAT’S THE QUIZ ABOUT: We’re doing an all music quizzo, covering all forms of music.
WHAT’S THE COST: Just $40 a head, and that includes a 2-hour open beer bar, an entree, and a donation to Beyond the Bars, a terrific local music charity that my buddy Reef is heavily involved in.
HOW DO I RESERVE A TABLE: You can just have one team member pay to reserve a table by paying the $40 to @jgquizzo on venmo. Just put Yards and 10/16 in the note. The rest of your team can pay the night of.
WHAT IF IT RAINS? Not a problem, we’re holding the whole thing under a giant tent. Might wanna dress warmly though. Gonna be a little chilly tonight.