Where will the ‘Pods be doing trivia battle in the last week of October, 2019?
A lot has changed in the last couple of weeks! A new My Trivia Live spot (Tower Inn) opened locally, we finally lost our lead at Sticks on Monday and a new Ann Arbor spot (Lucky’s Market) is starting trivia nights on Halloween.
So…my “first mate” aka my husband Mike and I decided that we’ll finish the last two weeks of the Sporcle Live season Mondays at Sticks – even if we have little chance to win the season. I’ve excused Brad from these games since he only wants to play once a week, and I need him more at the Tower Inn games Wednesdays. Mike and I may have a “helper” at these games. Our mission will be to just try winning beer money. We’re jokingly calling it “Operation Sinking Ship.”
We’ll also play Wednesday at Tower Inn and Lucky’s on Thursday.
A side note, and I don’t want to sound like a whiner, but this whole “12 highest scores” thing hasn’t done us any favors. In a 21 week season, only the 12 highest scores count, and the lowest scores are deleted. The following photo shows the scores of my team and our main competitor’s scores, with the highlighted scores being the lowest scores. Our team has had six scores lower than 120, they’ve had seven. We’ve had 12 scores higher than 120, they’ve had 10. Do I need to hire a mathametitian at the beginning of each season to help me figure out the best way to win? Now our remaining “lowest” scores getting deleted are above 120 points.
A side-by side look at our scores – and theirs. They always seem to go big or go home with their final wagers, our team is a bit more conservative. Maybe their strategy is actually better than ours! #graphpaperisfun
Oh well, if we don’t end up on top of the leader board at the end, we could find… another way to get a first day pick tourney spot! We have kind of a talent for doing things like this…
We’re on our way to finishing on top at Tower Inn and winning a semis spot there. This will be the first time we’ve attempted to vie for a MTL semis since the summer of 2018, when we took a break from MTL.
These last two weeks could be game changers! Stay tuned…