Friday, February 04, 2005

The True Keegan’s Thursday Night Trivia Champion

Sometime today another Guiness graphic will go up on the Fraters Libertas website representing a Thursday Night trivia win by the Fraters crew (with ringer Nihilist in Golf Pants). However, unlike most of the others, this one is not deserved. There were not one, but two mistakes made in favor of the Fraters team unjustly increasing their score from 22 to 24.

The team consisting of Sisyphus, Margaret Martin, Laura Hemmler, and Policy Guy was originally given a score of 22, but when the actual correct answers are used to grade our trivia sheet, our score increases to 23. (The team of Jen and three ringers which was quite enthusiastically celebrating their victory over Fraters falls into a first place tie with us, when the correct answers are used).

The two disputed questions are:
“How many independent states are within the borders of Italy (including Italy itself)?” We correctly answered three: Italy, Vatican City, and San Marino. Team Fraters was mistakenly given credit for their incorrect answer of two.

The other disputed question:
“What was the name of the ship that brought the first permanent English settlers to North America?” The first permanent English settlement in North America was Jamestown, Virginia, founded in 1607. The three ships that brought the settlers from England were the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and Discovery. Any one of those would have been correct answers, but credit was given only for the “Mayflower” which brought the pilgrims from England in 1620 – thirteen years after the settlement of Jamestown!

While we four trivia co-champs (with Jen and her three ringers) were denied our rightful prizes (free drink tickets and shots from quizmaster Marty for defeating Fraters) we are not campaigning for our rightful bounty, but are merely setting the record straight. Congratulations Margaret, Laura, and John. We know that we are the true champions.


Blogger Margaret said...

Maybe it was our choice of team name, "Always a bridesmaid" suggested by Laura that cursed us from the start. Next time, it's "Myth of Sisyphus" the name that has gotten us those prized drink tickets in the past.

9:23 AM  
Blogger PolicyGuy said...

Hey, I'm ready for a different team name, if that's what it takes. Having had a taste of victory (in this case, a free Guiness after being part of a controversial 5-man team, along with the only two members of the Fraters crew that was available that night), I'm ready for more. (Alas, I'll not be available for the next two contests, though.)

11:31 AM  

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