Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Group V/W dominates both venues

"V-dub in ze Haus!"
Last Tuesday night, the frequent Frank's champion and dynamic duo Group W made a rare appearance at Ray's, and won impressively, correctly answering all 10 questions of my difficult Baseball-themed Subject round. They only missed one question in the first four rounds of the game combined, and that only because I was a nit-picker in the Speed round about Bermuda not being a fully independent nation. They stumbled by comparison in the final two tough rounds, but still racked up an All-Time Top Ten high score (pictured off on the right-hand column there ->) and held off an impressive array of challengers.


Beautiful Gold: Group W 173
So-So Silver: The Donnas 147
Shameful, Shameful Bronze: Kisses for Kittens 132


Cosine of Four (-2) 126
P:Cages 106
Team Awesomest: Prepare to Lose 62

While I'm posting Ray's scores, I finally found the scores Deputy Dave left me from the first of the two weeks I was absent...

Beautiful Gold: Johnny Gloryhole 134
So-So Silver: Edward James Almost 101
Shameful, Shameful Bronze: The Other Team 58

It was great to see all of the new faces and a healthy turn-out at Ray's for the first time in a few weeks; let's build upon that momentum! I scored some great new prizes this weekend and am speaking with management there about improviong the bar-derived prizes. Things are good there now and will only grow better.

Dave from Group W returned to Frank's last Wednesday less than 24 hours after he and his better half kicked some serious butt at Ray's.

Beautiful Gold: Group V 176
So-So Silver: Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood 175
Shameful, Shameful Bronze: Richard Head 89


Cameroon Diaz' Shrimp Taquioto Fiestay 83
Four Horsemen 64
Sicks, Sicks, Sicks 62
Latrobes* 20

* indicates team arrived late &/or quit

With the other half of W out owing to illness, Dave solicited the help of a couple of young female friends and flew under the moniker of Group V. (I took a photo of them which appears to have developed in the form of Pink Lady & Jeff. Go figure.) With Sofa Kingdom absent for the first time in a month, the stage was set for a Clash of Titans between V and Einstein Disguised as Robin Hood. Einstein took a big lead in the early rounds, nailing all 10 Qs in the Secret Theme as well as the theme itself. They had an 11-point lead headed into the Unreasonably Difficult round, meaning that Dave would need to get two more correct than Einstein in the final round to nip the team by a point...

... and that's exactly what happened! I thought EDaRH would cruise to victory when I tallied their 6 correct answers in that toughest of rounds, but Dave dug out a 1 point victory with an incredible 8 of 10 very challenging answers. Both teams rated scores on our All-Time Top Ten list. I'm just sorry Sofa Kingdom couldn't make it; that would've been a classic!

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