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Ottawa Trivia League: sponsored by the law firm of Burke-Robertson LLP

In the Ottawa Trivia League, the same game is played in every location, with the scores compared against one another. Each week, the top team anywhere in Ottawa gets 10 pts, the next highest gets 9 pts, then 8, and so on. (These are raw scores, without handicaps). Every bar's winner gets at least 1 pt. After 10 weeks, we determine a winner and start again!

We can let you know about pub trivia news, such as cancellations, score changes, new locations and other trivia events around town. when new games come up.

TOP SCORES: Latest Scores (for the week ending Apr 21)

  1. 45.0 I Lost on Jeopardy/Centrepointe
  2. 41.5 SMRT/Rochester, Lucky Lugers/Irene's
  3. 41.0 Who Dat Ninja/YukYuks, I Love Lamb/Centrepointe
  4. 40.0 Republic of Doyle/Mow, United Trivia Workers/YukYuks
  5. 39.5 Nerd Alert/Pump II, Too Young for the Civil Service/Pour Boy II
  6. 39.0 Cooler Heads/Pump II, Trivial Threat/Pump II, 456!/Bowman's, 404 Team Not Found/Sandy Hill, Interlopers/Clocktower Westboro, Makin' Bacon Pancakes/Loon, Ocelot Rampage/Pour Boy I
  7. 38.5 Banana Stands/Mow, Trivia Newton John/Bank
  8. 38.0 Inspector Spacetime/Loon, No Touching/Loon, Cheese and Apples/Pump I
  9. 37.5 Overqualified/Pump II
  10. 37.0 Ponchos/Canal, Something Wrong With Your Droid/Pump I, Which Team is First/Clocktower Westboro
  11. xx.x Atlanticadiens/Wellington, Quizards/Wellington [teams who led the bar without a score high enough to reach the Top 10]

Season Thirty-Four: Week Nine

  1. 54 Cheese and Apples/Pump I,
  2. 45 Nerd Alert/Pump II
  3. 44 United Trivia Workers/Pump II
  4. 41 SMRT/Rochester
  5. 39 Overqualified/Pump II
  6. 32 President's Choice/Bank,
  7. 36 Magnificent Bastards/Bank
  8. 29 Inspector Spacetime/Canal, Won Direction/YukYuks
  9. 27 Republic of Doyle/Mow, Right by Bordeleau/Wellington, I Lost on Jeopardy/Loon
  10. 26 Costanza/Other Bank
  11. 24 Ponchos/Pour Boy I, Ubercluez/Ps&Qs,
  12. 22 Dr Penfield I Smell Burnt Toast/Loon,
  13. 21 Mocheries/Ps&Qs
  14. 20 Banana Stands/Mow,
  15. 17 Streetcars/Mow
  16. 16 Trivia Newton John/Bank, Never Nudes/Irene's,
  17. 15 Polymaths/Sandy Hill,
  18. 14 Idiot Savants/Mow
  19. 13 I Love Lamb/Centrepointe, Who Dat Ninja/YukYuks, Too Young for the Civil Service/Pour Boy I, Ocelot Rampage/Pour Boy II, Atlanticadiens/Wellington, Quizzards/Ps&Qs
  20. 12 Porch Beers/Pump I, Gene Godo Assman/YukYuks, Bar Flies/Sandy Hill
  21. 11 It's a Trap/Ps&Qs, Caspar's Cohort/Mow, Uncle Ho's Excellent Adventure/Loon, Off on a DX DY/Bank, Most Interesting Trivia in the World/Loon, Small People of Confederation/Bank, Snappy Synapses/Pump I
  22. 10 Glomar Milkshakes/Pour Boy II
  23. 9 Fruitcakes and Botanicurious/YukYuks, K Scotch/YukYuks, Lucky Lugers/Irene's
  24. 8 Cooler Heads/Pump II, Danger Cobras/Pump II, Mangy Pirate Cats/Ps&Qs, Dire Straits/Irene's, Something Pithy/Irene's
  25. 7 Makin' Bacon Pancakes/Loon, Smartie Panties/Loon,
  26. 6 Carpe Sandwiches/Irene's, Idiot Savants/Mow
  27. 5 Something Wrong With Your Droid/Pump I, Trivial Threat/Pump II, 456!/Bowman's, 404 Team Not Found/Sandy Hill, Interlopers/Clocktower Westboro, Don't Drop the Soup/Centrepointe, Shark Week/Ps&Qs, Team Second Last/Wellington, Milksteak Kitten Mittens/YukYuks
  28. 4 Pink Pie/Canal, Yolo$Swag/Wellington, Moops/Bank, Peanut Gallery/Rochester, Clocktower Dropouts/YukYuks, Griffindorks/Bank, Magician's Alliance/Loon
  29. 3 No Touching/Loon, Chilled Monkey Brains/Mow, Yeah Okay I Guess/Sandy Hill, Optimistic Shark Attack/Bank, Taking Care of Quizness/Canal, Dynamite Death Eagles/Ps&Qs, Pour Sports/Bank, NKTOB/Loon
  30. 2 Snuffy the Seal/Barrhaven, Alaskans/Bowman's, $C$Do/Pump I, Quiz in My Pants/Pour Boy II, Yeast Lords: the Bronco Years/Barrhaven, Bad on Purpose/Canal, Novelty Cheques/Rochester, Electric Mayhem/Loon, Fish Love/Bank, Crash Test Dummies/Pour Boy II, Boner Killer/Pour Boy II, Almost on Fire/Pour Boy II
  31. 1 Undecided/Pour Boy I, Egg Management Fees/Loon, (Bartender Team)/Rochester, Mediocre/Wellington, Invisible Pink Unicorn/Bank, Team Six/Other Bank, Exiles/Irene's, FSCP/Oliver's, Girls Who Drink Like Guys/Rochester, Gong Show/Sandy Hill, Hill Billies/Other Bank, We Need This Good Friar Tuck/Sandy Hill, Lack of Creativity/Other Bank, Freedonians/Rochester, Bytowne Badgers/Irene's, A Waste of Voodoo/Rochester, Smokin' Hot Lambos/Pump I, You're Going Down Dorman/Barrhaven, Just the Facts/Irene's, Nu Start/Pour Boy I, Sub Par All Stars/Pour Boy I, Squiffy Jugglers/Centrepointe, Pew Pew/Barrhaven, Simple Minds/Pump II, Which Team is First/Clocktower Westboro

Previous Winners

  1. 2014, Season 33: Ocelot Rampage (Pour Boy)
  2. 2013, Season 32: Nerd Alert (Lieutenant's Pump)
  3. 2013, Season 31: Nerd Alert (Lieutenant's Pump)
  4. 2013, Season 30: Republic of Doyle (Barley Mow)
  5. 2013, Season 29: Nerd Alert (Lieutenant's Pump)
  6. 2013, Season 28: Cheese and Apples (Lieutenant's Pump)
  7. 2012, Season 27: United Trivia Workers Local 55 (Lieutenant's Pump)
  8. 2012, Season 26: President's Choice (Bank Oak)
  9. 2012, Season 25: Narwalrus (Centerpointe Oak)
  10. 2012, Season 24: United Trivia Workers Local 55 (Lieutenant's Pump)
  11. 2012, Season 23: Who Dat Ninja (YukYuks)
  12. 2011, Season 22: Nerd Alert (Lieutenants Pump)
  13. 2011, Season 21: Nerd Alert (Lieutenants Pump/Canal)
  14. 2011, Season 20: President's Choice (Bank Oak)
  15. 2011, Season 19: SMRT (Barley Mow)
  16. 2011, Season 18: President's Choice (Bank Oak)
  17. 2010, Season 17: Cheese and Apples (Pump/Yuk Yuks)
  18. 2010, Season 16: Nerd Alert (Canal Oak)
  19. 2010, Season 15: Nerd Alert (Canal Oak)
  20. 2010, Season 14: Small People of Confederation (Bank Oak)
  21. 2010, Season 13: Streetcars (Barley Mow)
  22. 2009, Season 12: Small People of Confederation (Bank Oak)
  23. 2009, Season 11: I Lost On Jeopardy (Canal Oak)
  24. 2009, Season 10: Wirecrats (Wellington Oak)
  25. 2009, Season 9: Wirecrats (Wellington Oak)
  26. 2009, Season 8: I Lost On Jeopardy (Canal Oak)
  27. 2008, Season 7: Magnificent Bastards (Barley Mow)
  28. 2008, Season 6: Wirecrats (Wellington Oak)
  29. 2008, Season 5: I Lost On Jeopardy (Canal Oak)
  30. 2008, Season 4: I Lost On Jeopardy (Canal Oak)
  31. 2008, Season 3: Pan Troglodytes (Bank Oak)
  32. 2007, Season 2: Wirecrats (Barley Mow)
  33. 2007, Season 1: Magnificent Bastards (Barley Mow)

Best Showings (by ranking)

  1. $C$Do/YukYuks (S30: #10)
  2. (gruff voice) This Is a Car/Loon (S33: #30)
  3. [xxx] This, Bitch/Bank (S16: #18)
  4. 50 Shades of Red/Pump (S27: #24)
  5. Adam's Mom/Sandy Hill Oak (S09: #12)
  6. AJ/Darcy's & Luigi's (S27: #20)
  7. Alaskans/Canal (S31: #20)
  8. Alex Trebek's Illegitimate Children/Sandy Hill (S13: #17)
  9. All Balls No Brains/Bank (S24: #21)
  10. Amalgamation/Pour Boy (S33: #27)
  11. Amazing Superpups/Canal (S11: #22)
  12. Andrea’s Angels/Loon (S32: #29)
  13. Atlanticadians/Wellington Oak (S22: #11)
  14. Autoerotic Wrecking Club/Wellington (S10: #13)
  15. Awesome-O/Wellington (S20: #30)
  16. Average Schmoes/Glebe (S05: #8)
  17. B Team's B Team/YukYuks (S25: #33)
  18. Backbenchers/Pump (S14: #2)
  19. Bad Bad Bad Bad Ass Trivia Team/Broadway Central (S29: #32)
  20. Bad on Purpose/Canal (S31: #31)
  21. Bahai Sexuals/Bank (S22: #15)
  22. Banana Stands/Mow (S04: #4)
  23. (Bartender Team)/Rochester (S33: #30)
  24. Bar Flies/Sandy Hill(S33: #27)
  25. Bayblab/Canal (S02: #8)
  26. Best Friends Club/Wellington (S23/#31)
  27. Biggest Discus/Wellington (S24: #25)
  28. Blue Collars/Irene's (S29: #25)
  29. Bobo the Poisonous/Gracies (S19: #9)
  30. Brain Cramps/Wellington (S12: #14)
  31. Brew Crew/Darcy's & Luigi's (S20: #28)
  32. Browntown Remix/Pour Boy (S31: #32)
  33. Bushwhackers/Glebe (S12: #9)
  34. Bytowne Badgers (S33: #29)
  35. Capital Gas Tank/Bank (ex/WKRP) (S29: #25)
  36. Care-ing for Trivia/Irene's (S23/#29)
  37. CarLoBro/Pump (S14: #17)
  38. Carpe Sandwiches/Irene's (S30: #25)
  39. Caspar's Cohort/Mow (S32: #16)
  40. [Centrepointe generic team]/Centrepointe (S33: #20)
  41. Centretown Gunners/Pump (S31: #27)
  42. Centretown Rebel Alliance (ex Mighty Eagle Book Club/Bank) (S03: #5)
  43. Chaos/Rochester (S23/#32)
  44. Charles Bronson Community Centre/Loon (S23/#26)
  45. Cheese and Apples/Canal (S17: #1)
  46. Chilled Monkey Brains/Mow (S32: #25)
  47. Cliff Clavens/Mill Tavern Manotick (S30: #32)
  48. Clocktower Dropouts/YukYuks (S33: #25)
  49. Closet Sophists (formerly Z-Stacks) (S11: #14)
  50. Coin Stars/Woody's (S12: #15)
  51. Colin and the Mockeries/Ps&Qs (S32: #16)
  52. Come on Irene/Irene's (S30: #25)
  53. Cooler Heads/Pump (S12: #14)
  54. Conan and the Conmen (We're#1) (S19: #29)
  55. Costanza/Canal (S06: #4)
  56. Crash Test Dummies/Loon (S13: #19)
  57. Curly Sues/Mugshots (S28: #32)
  58. Dan Gleesac/Sandy Hill (S29: #23)
  59. Danger Cobras/Pump (S31: #16)
  60. Danger Factory/Sandy Hill (S28: #32)
  61. Dead Parrots/Mow (S02: #9)
  62. Delta Force/Bank (S08: #18)
  63. Department of Redundancy Department/Pump (S27: #20)
  64. Derricks/Shoeless Joes (S19: #35)
  65. Dire Straits/Irene's (S33: #29)
  66. Diva Puffs/Bank (S18: #15)
  67. Don't Drop the Soup/Centrepointe (S33: #31)
  68. Don't Tell Scotty/Wellington (S31: #16)
  69. Duke Superclaws/Mugshots (S29: #31)
  70. Dr Penfield I Smell Burnt Toast/Loon (S27: #4)
  71. Dynamite Death Eagles/Pub 101 (S33: #31)
  72. E is for Idiot/Bank (formerly Pi-lons) (S12: #12)
  73. Eats Shoots and Leaves (ex: Pimps and Hos)/YukYuks (S19: #16)
  74. Egad No Bondage/Pump (formerly Trivia Newton John) (S23: #22)
  75. Egg Management Fee/Loon (S27: #23)
  76. Eggporkalypse Now/Corner (S23/#25)
  77. Electric Mayhem/Loon (S31: #11)
  78. Elephants in the Room/Bank (S09: #7)
  79. Eleven Days Until the Emperor's Parade/Bank (S10: #8)
  80. Emergency ponchos d'urgence (ex Paranoid Androids)/Canal (S31: #2)
  81. Epic Flail/Glebe (S23: #14)
  82. Exiles/Bank (S05: #2)
  83. Fat People Guessing/Bank (ex WTFLOLOMG (S16: #17)
  84. Fish Love/Bank (S33: #29)
  85. Five-Assed Monkeys/Loon (S25: #30)
  86. Floor Crossers/Woody's (S16: #28)
  87. Flying Sock Monkeys/Rochester (S29: #31)
  88. Fonctionnaires/Canal (S17: #30)
  89. Four Horsemeals of Eggporkalypse/Corner (S22: #24)
  90. Fox Force Five/Wellington (S20: #31)
  91. Freedonians/Broadway Central (S29: #32)
  92. Friends of Doug/Loon (S19: #17)
  93. Friends of Mr Cairo/Canal (S19: #18)
  94. Frozen Veggie Monarchy/Bank(S22: #21)
  95. Fruitcakes & Botani-curious/YukYuks (S14: #8)
  96. Generals of Disarray/Pump (S24: #20)
  97. Ghana 60 Seconds/Bank (formerly Wiener Takes It All) (S16: #15)
  98. Ghost Bouncers/Rochester (S31: #16)
  99. Giggitty Giggitties/Canal (S06: #8)
  100. Girls Who Drink Like Guys/Rochester (S30: #24)
  101. Gong Show/Sandy Hill (S32: #22)
  102. Go Green/Glebe (S08: #15)
  103. Good Friar Tuck/Sandy Hill (S31: #16)
  104. Great Caesar's Ghost/Rochester (S25: #27)
  105. Griffindorks/Loon (S16: #12)
  106. Groveproblems/Oliver's (S32: #31)
  107. Heidi's Heroes/Bank (S02: #9)
  108. Here for the Beer/Bank (S06: #12)
  109. Holmwood Hippies/Irene's(S27: #25)
  110. Holy Roman Empire Jr/Darcy McGees (S19: #30)
  111. Hot Buttered Elves/Mow (S03: #10)
  112. Hot in Here/Pour Boy (S32: #12)
  113. Hop Ons/Wellington (S31: #23)
  114. Hoyvin Glavin/Centerpointe (S28: #28)
  115. Hypothetical Monopolists/Bank (S27: #24)
  116. I Am the Walrus (ex Gant Stacks)/Bank (S15: #18)
  117. I Knew That/Other Bank (S33: #27)
  118. I Lost On Jeopardy/Canal (S05: #1)
  119. I Love Lamb/Centrepointe (S24/#13)
  120. Idiot Savants/Mow (S17: #2)
  121. Infinite Guessed/Loon (S28: #22)
  122. Inspector Space Time/Canal (S33/#18)
  123. Invisible Pink Unicorn/Bank (S05: #3)
  124. It's a Trap/Glebe (S30: #15)
  125. Jason and the Argonauts/Sandy Hill (S22: #25)
  126. Jenny from the Center Block/Bank (S33: #29)
  127. Jeremy Beadle's Claw/Loon (S24: #25)
  128. John Goodman Experience/Sandy Hill (S08: #16)
  129. Just the Facts/Bank (S17: #10)
  130. Just the [x] of Us/Glebe (S22: #25)
  131. K Scotch/YukYuks (S33: #20)
  132. Kilted Balls/Gracie's (S24/#28)
  133. Knights of the Square Table/Sandy Hill (S28/#20)
  134. Leon Carls/Bank (S04: #8)
  135. Legen ... wait for it...dary/Wellington (S15, #16)
  136. Level 4 Answers/Wellington (S24: #28)
  137. Llewellyn/Sandy Hill (S10: #16)
  138. Loops of Don Henley/Kanata (S20: #28)
  139. Lucy and the Rascal Cats/Wellington (S09: #19)
  140. Madys/Pub 101 (S29: #32)
  141. Magician's Alliance/Loon (S32: #20)
  142. Magnificent Bastards/Mow (S01: #1)
  143. Makin' Bacon Pancakes/YukYuks (S31: #23)
  144. Mangy Pirate Cats/Glebe (S33: #18)
  145. Manhole Covers/Loon (S18: #20)
  146. Manti Teos Girlfriend/YukYuk (S28: #28)
  147. Me and the Idiots/Mow (S10: #18)
  148. Meat Sock Victory Sauce/Oliver's (S28: #32)
  149. Mediocre/Wellington (S27/#28)
  150. Metcalfe Mafia/Woody's (S08: #18)
  151. Midvale School for the Gifted/Wellington (S17: #14)
  152. MonStarz/Bank (S30: #27)
  153. More Cowbell/Glebe (S22: #26)
  154. Most Interesting Trivia Team in the World/Bank (S23: #5)
  155. Mutineers/Pump (S30: #27)
  156. My Couch Pulls Out/Kanata (S21: #26)
  157. Narwalrus/Centrepointe (S25: #1)
  158. Naturally Resourceful/YukYuks (S22: #25)
  159. Nerd Alert/Canal (S15: #1)
  160. Neighbourhood Nuts/Wellington (S08: #14)
  161. [news pun]/Loon (S28: #17)
  162. Never Nudes/Irene's (S32: #16)
  163. Next Week's Winners (ex John Tesh Experience, ex Pan Troglodytes)/Bank (S03: #1)
  164. Nice Marmots/Wellington (S25: #33)
  165. Nicholas Cage from Con Air/Mugshots (S28: #32)
  166. No Touching/Loon (S30: #29)
  167. Noobs/Loon (S12: #14)
  168. Nonchalant Freakout/Centrepoint (S22: #30)
  169. Norah Dunbar's Young Children of Music/Gracie's (ex Snobburn Egos) (S06: #11)
  170. Nortel Porn Stars (ex Live Poets Society)/Mow (S03: #5)
  171. North Bay Rugby/Bank (S04: #4)
  172. Novelty Cheques/Rochester (S31: #28)
  173. Ocelot Rampage/Mow (S33: #1)
  174. Occupy Sesame Street/Pub 101 (S28: #32)
  175. Off On a DX DY (formerly Nautically Themed Afghan Pashmina(/Bank (S20: #2)
  176. Optimistic Shark Attack/Bank (S05: #8)
  177. Oxford Commas/Irene's (S23/#28)
  178. Overqualified/Pump (S12: #3)
  179. Peanut Gallery/Rochester (S32: #20)
  180. Pecan Sandy (ex Real World Ottawa)/Pump (S11: #14)
  181. Philbillies/YukYuks (S27: #27)
  182. Pita Bread/YukYuks (S28: #30)
  183. Pink Pie/Canal (S24: #23)
  184. Poodles/Canal (S02: #4)
  185. Polyawesome/Sandy Hill (S14: #19)
  186. Polymaths/Sandy Hill (S25: #9)
  187. Porch Beers/Pump (S31/#6)
  188. Pour Sports/Bank (S30: #7)
  189. Prairie Fyre/Wellington (S19: #19)
  190. President's Choice/Bank (S18: #1)
  191. Project/Canal (S23/#27)
  192. Pulp Faction/Wellington (S17: #29)
  193. Purple/Glebe (S06: #11)
  194. Puzzlers/Shoeless Joes (S18: #28)
  195. Quiz in My Pants/YukYuks (S12: #18)
  196. Quiz It To Me Baby/Sandy Hill (S22: #27)
  197. Quiz:Pull Out (S22: #25)
  198. Quiz Lemons/Pour Boy (S31: #31)
  199. Quizards/Ps&Qs (S30: #22)
  200. Raviollis/YukYuks (S33: #25)
  201. Regret the Errors/Pub 101 (S32: #32)
  202. Republic of Doyle/Loon (S30: #1)
  203. Right by Bordeau (ex Team Huge)/Wellington (S15: #17)
  204. RoLo/Kanata (S22: #22)
  205. Ron F'n Swansons/Wellington (S20: #28)
  206. Rowdy Martinets/Wellington (S16: #19)
  207. Sackvillians/Bank (S15: #14)
  208. Salty Dogs/Wellington (S30: #26)
  209. Second Last Place/Wellington (S30: #26)
  210. Sex Panthers/Sandy Hill (S08: #20)
  211. Shark Week/Glebe (S31: #3)
  212. Simple Minds/Wellington (S30: #6)
  213. Small People of Confederation/Bank (S12: #1)
  214. Smarty Panties/Irene's (S30: #17)
  215. Smarty Pantz/Centrepointe (S29/#27)
  216. Smokin' Hot Lambos/Mow (S14: #16)
  217. SMRT/Mow (S19: #1)
  218. Smartassians/Irene's (S29: #31)
  219. Smarty Panties/Loon (S33: #16)
  220. Snappy Synapses/Mow (S29: #3)
  221. Snowball's Chance/Sandy Hill (S21: #10)
  222. So Think You Can Guess/Sandy Hill (S11: #7)
  223. Something Wrong with Your Droid/Pump (S32: #24)
  224. Sour Cream/Bank (S27: #27)
  225. Spoiler Alert (ex Secret Seven)/Bank (S05: #6)
  226. Squaktapus/Hooley's (S17: #23)
  227. Sticky Buns/Yuk Yuks (S18: #23)
  228. Streetcars/Mow (S13: #1)
  229. Striving for Adequacy/Mow (S25: #30)
  230. Suck It Trebeks/Bank (S14: #23)
  231. Sunday Bacon/Bank (S12: #16)
  232. Supa Team/Bank (S08: #19)
  233. Sweetness/Sandy Hill (S10: #11)
  234. Take Me to Fitzgibbon/Irene's (S22: #12)
  235. Taking Care of Quizness/Canal (S33: #26)
  236. Team Awesome/Glebe (S09: #17)
  237. Team Awesome II/Clocktower (S30: #32)
  238. Team Car Ramrod/Glebe (S08: #15)
  239. Team Cletus/Pump (S33: #21)
  240. Team Cobras/Corner (S22: #22)
  241. Team Discovery Channel/Loon (S29: #8)
  242. Team Second Last/Wellington (S31: #23)
  243. Team Swimming in Brooks Laich's Eyes/Centrepoint (S22: #28)
  244. Team Too Much Fun/Oliver's (S28: #26)
  245. Team VI/YukYuks (aka Gordon Rioters) (S23: #6)
  246. Tenured and Untenured Radicals/Glebe (S12: #9)
  247. That's What She Said/Wellington (S17: #22)
  248. The Project/Pump (S27: #17)
  249. There Will Be Snacks/Wellington (S28: #28)
  250. Three's Company/Hunt Club (S20: #31)
  251. Three Beer Tom/Centrepointe (S31: #32)
  252. Tim/PJ (S22: #30)
  253. Titty Breakfast/Bank (aka Pickle Butt) (S12: #16)
  254. Toboggans/Sandy Hill (S22: #30)
  255. Too Young for the Civil Service/Sandy Hill (S30: #17)
  256. Trivial Affairs/Irene's (S27: #21)
  257. A Trivial Threat/Sandy Hill (S29/#9)
  258. Trivids/Mow (S09: #17)
  259. Turkey's Dream/Loon (S12: #14)
  260. Twerking for the Weekend/Bank (S33: #29)
  261. U of Zero/YukYuks (S22: #26)
  262. Ubercluez/Ps&Qs (S31: #7)
  263. Uncle Ho's Excellent Adventure/Loon (formerly Almost Competent) (S28: #5)
  264. Undecided/Sandy Hill Oak (S13: #11)
  265. Unexplained Pineapple/Canal (S15: #17)
  266. United Trivia Workers Local 55/YukYuks (S24: #1)
  267. Untouchables/Sandy Hill (S31: #30)
  268. Unwashed Young Professionals/YukYuks (S19: #25)
  269. We Got Nothing/Bank (S17: #22)
  270. We Need This/Irene's (S29: #31)
  271. We're Not Good With Names/Pump (S33: #20)
  272. We're Working On It/Corner (S21: #30)
  273. What Does the Guy Fawkes Say/Sandy Hill (S33: #21)
  274. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot/Pump (S21: #25)
  275. White Noise/Kanata (S24/#25)
  276. Who Dat Ninja/YukYuks (S23: #1)
  277. Whole Shebang/Gracies (S20: #10)
  278. Wirecrats/YukYuks (S02: #1)
  279. Wise-assers/PJs (S21: #29)
  280. Won Direction/Loon (S31: #15)
  281. Work in Progress/Corner (S22: #30)
  282. Yeast Lords/Kanata (formerly More Cowbell) (S22: #26)
  283. Yellow Label No-Names/Loon (S30: #25)
  284. Yolo$wag//Wellington (S29: #25)
  285. Young Ones/Rochester (S27: #23)

House rules:

  • A "country" or "nation" is any UN member, plus the Vatican, Taiwan and Kosovo.
  • A "movie" never means a TV movie, unless specified otherwise.
  • If we ask for a pope or a monarch, we also want either the regnal number (Richard II) or the sobriquet (Richard the Lion-hearted). An answer of just "Richard" is assumed to be Richard I. (Exception: Elizabeth can refer to either one.)
  • We're indifferent to Junior, Senior and so forth. We won't penalize you if you say John Jacob Astor IV when it's John Jacob Astor III.
  • We usually use gender-neutral terms, so "actor" might mean a female actor, unless its the Oscar for "Best (Supporting) Actor."
  • Teams We Miss (Who Never Got Ranked Above)

    1. Barley Mow: Mooseheads, Bengals, Bagger Vances, Barley Yobs, Special Edz, Groundhogs, James' Posse, Unsocialbles, T42, Jora, Salty Dogs, Dandelions, Repeates, Ladies in Waiting, Order of Evil Monkeys, Paul Paquet Fan Club, Hot Buttered Elves, Trivids
    2. Bank Oak: Venon and Spice to the Maxx, Otherwise It Would Just Be Dodgeball, Eleven Days Until the Emperor's Parade, Leon Carls, North Bay Rugby

    Special guests: In the Photo Gallery, we have some shots of the Mow, including images of the nights that Ed Broadbent and Global News came over, as well as shots of me and some of the teams. Don Newman also shows up from time to time.

    First game: The very game at the Barley Mow was on September 7, 1998, although there were two games before that in the Kanata location. We've done it at other bars since, but nobody else has had the patience (or the business savvy) to keep it running and make it a success, save for the Royal Oak, which began in September 2006, and then Woody's and the Arrow & Loon, which followed in January 2009. The Pump started January 2010, as did the Saturday game at the Loon.

    Highest score (single game): This depends on how you look at it.

    • The Unsocialbles are the only team to ever register a perfect score, doing so in 2000 when the maximum possible score was 35.
    • In 2002, we started a 50-pt game. The highest ever score was registered by Fran Mahovlich (sic) who got 49, missing only the number question.
    • In 2007, we started league play and a 55-pt game: the record so far is 53 by Nautically Themed Pashmina Afghan, set in July 2011.
    • Since we started the 55 pt game, the highest number of points "per capita" is 46, a record set by Megan MacLeod of Simple Minds at the Wellington Oak.

    Highest score (season): In 2013, Nerd Alert got 80, beating Narwalrus's 77.

    Highest score (first round): With the small team bonus, it is possible for a team to have more than 20 pts in Round One. In 2012, President's Choice became the first to do so, scoring 21.5 at the Bank Oak. In 2014, Lack of Creativity matched this at the "Other Bank," the Oak at Gloucester.

    Biggest handicap: The Wirecrats hold this record, at -15, set at the Wellington Oak, beating the record they had set at the Mow. The Wirecrats and Team VI are the only teams to ever have active handicaps in three bars at once.