The Sporcle Live trivia season is almost at the one-third point with seven weeks in the books out of a 21 week season. That seemed like SUCH a long time at the beginning.
What has my team been doing? So far we’ve played at Original Gravity three times, Tower Inn once, Sticks twice and Corner Brewery once. Our total points are 693, our average points per night is about 99, and our prizes average about $10 per night. We’ve also played one MTL game this calendar year.
We’re not trying to qualify for end of season tournaments – Sporcle or MTL – at the moment. I am fairly certain that ship has sailed – though I never like to say never!
Sporcle’s semifinals and state tournaments are scheduled for June. Not a good time to plan activities if you have a loved one graduating from high school! My niece’s open house will most likely conflict with the deciding games, and that’s … OK! This is kind of an important life event. Sigh…she’s an adult now! Seems so unreal.
I’m trying to play at least one Sporcle game per week minimum. Next week’s game might be at Oscar’s, a spot I haven’t visited since December (weather permitting).
A Powell’s game Monday (MTL) game is also planned next week. My husband and I had a long talk, and he said he’s done with his “issues” he had with Powell’s newest host Stacy. We both agreed that her being on the mic instead of George was a positive. He was one of the reasons I had cold feet about returning to Powell’s.
This doesn’t mean we’ll play at Powell’s every week OR ever try qualifying there again. But I will not rule it out!
Monday trivia nights became an attractive option beginning in 2014 when one of our favorite bars started doing live music nights which drove us away (on all day happy hour day). We played at Aubree’s in Ypsilanti Township Monday nights in the spring of 2014 (this place didn’t have trivia for very long). We played our very first game at Powell’s in October, 2014 (on a bye week), and not long after that, started checking out Maiz Cantina’s Monday trivia nights.
Maiz is no longer a trivia spot. So for now, Powell’s offers the best alternative for escaping live music on Mondays at the Corner Brewery!
So there you go! There’s our Monday night trivia “origin story!”