2 New ways to win…

THE CHAMPIONS CUP

All House Champions will be invited to play in a 1 game playoff.  The winner of the Champions Cup game will win a Champions Cup Trophy and an automatic spot in Trivia Bowl.  Want to keep your competition down?  Win more than 1 House Championship and eliminate a spot for someone else.  This is also a chance to prove which House Champion is truly better than all the rest.

THE RACE TO VICTORY

The first 15 teams to score 1,000 game points in a season (all their team’s game points combined from all the venues at which they play), will be invited to a special, 1 night only game, in which the winner will receive a Victory the Trivia Flamingo Trophy and an automatic spot in Trivia Bowl.  Scores may only come from 1 venue per night.  Playing multiple nights increases your chance of being 1 of the first 15 teams to finish the Race to Victory and grab your spot in this game.

SEASON 52 –TOP 25 TEAMS IN THE RACE TO VICTORY

BOLD INDICATES CLINCHED A SPOT IN THE RACE TO VICTORY GAME

(AS OF WEEK 17 OUT OF 17)  

PLACE GAME POINTS TEAM NAME
1 2288 BEARLY THINKING
2 1993 NOT AS DUMB AS YOU THINK WE IS
3 1814 JOSE & THE PUSSYCATS
4 1810 HERE’S LOOKIN AT EUCLID
5 1262 LAYIN’ THE SMACKDOWN
6 1235 RANGER AND THE SMERBS
7 1214 LIQUID ASSETS
8 1158 NATTITUDE
9 1126 KNOW IDEA
10 1078 SHOCKERS
11 1076 WHERE’S MY PINEAPPLE
12 1065 BALTIMORONS
13 1030 TINDER SURPRISE
14 990 M AS IN MANCY
15 982 WIZARDS OF ODZ

SEASON 51’S TOP TEAMS THROUGH WEEK 17 (ALL 17 TEAMS LISTED CLINCHED A SPOT)

RANK TEAM NAME GAME POINTS
1 JOSE AND THE PUSSYCATS 2418
2 BEARLY THINKING 2211
3 NOT AS DUMB AS YOU THINK WE IS 2165
4 HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT EUCLID 1818
5 RANGER AND THE SMERBS 1311
6 SHOCKERS 1307
7 LAYIN THE SMACKDOWN 1256
8 FRIAR SOCIETY 1174
9 LIQUID ASSETS 1167
10 NO RAGRETS NAW’ 1157
11 IDIOTS OUT WANDERING AROUND 1138
12 ON A MISSION 1078
13 SHRIMP 1009
14 M AS IN MANCY 1006
15 KNOW IDEA 1004
16 WE HAVEN’T BRIBED SHAWN 1002
17 6 DEGREES OF GARY BUSEY 1000

 

Rank Team Name SEASON 50 GAME PTS
1 HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID 2639
2 BEARLY THINKING 2467
3 JOSE AND THE PUSSYCATS 2196
4 NOT AS DUMB AS YOU THINK WE IS 2101
5 NO RAGRETS N’AWM SAYIN 1543
6 LIQUID ASSETS 1283
7 BOB LOBLAW’S LAW BLOG 1242
8 JOSE AND THE PUSSYCATS 1143
9 IDIOTS OUT WANDERING AROUND 1135
10 ON A MISSION 1135
11 RANGER AND THE SMERBS 1125
12 LAYIN THE SMACKDOWN 1105
13 NOT NERDY ENOUGH TO WIN 1093
14 SEAL TEAM 69 1090
15 TINDER SURPRISE 1089
16 M AS IN MANCY 1082
17 KNOW IDEA 1079
18 IN THE FACE 1070
19 SHARKS WITH FREAKING LASER BEAMS 1065
20 WREAKING HAVOC BETWEEN THE SHEETS 1022
21 NO PRESSURE 1020
22 OPTIMUS LIME 998
23 6 DEGREES OF GARY BUSEY 996
24 WIZARDS OF ODZ 988
25 MOTHER MONKEY 984

Season 50’s Top 25 teams through Week 17 of 17 (bold teams clinched)

Season 49’s Top 20 teams through Week 17 of 17 ( bold teams clinched)

Rank Team Name SEASON 49 GAME PTS
1 HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID 2841
2 BEARLY THINKING 2468
3 JOSE AND THE PUSSYCATS 2261
4 NOT AS DUMB AS YOU THINK WE IS 2156
5 6 DEGREES OF GARY BUSEY 1604
6 IDIOTS OUT WANDERING AROUND 1574
7 LAYIN THE SMACKDOWN 1264
8 NO RAGRETS, NAWM SAYIN? 1260
9 LIQUID ASSETS 1250
10 MOTHER MONKEY 1211
11 WELL HUNG BUT SENSITIVE 1178
12 BALTIMORONS 1155
13 RANGER AND THE SMERBS 1152
14 BOB LOBLAW’S LAW BLOG 1139
15 KNOW IDEA 1083
16 TRIVIOTS 1065
17 WE’RE HERE TO LEARN 1047
18 ON A MISSION 1032
19 IN THE FACE 998
20 ALL TIMERS 982

Season 48’s Top 25 teams through Week 20 of 22

Rank Team Name SEASON 48 GAME PTS
1 BEARLY THINKING* 2670
2 HERE’S LOOKING AT EUCLID* 2550
3 JOSE AND THE PUSSYCATS* 2305
4 6 DEGREES OF GARY BUSEY* 1620
5 LIQUID ASSETS* 1413
6 RANGER AND THE SMERB* 1320
7 ON A MISSION* 1277
8 WHEN HARRY BOINKED SALLY* 1273
9 ALL TIMERS* 1261
10 WE’RE HERE TO LEARN* 1258
11 LAYIN THE SMACKDOWN* 1257
12 KNOW IDEA* 1253
13 IN THE FACE* 1250
14 M AS IN MANCY* 1232
15 BALTIMORONS* 1228
16 TEAM FREEWILL* 1201
17 NOT AS DUMB AS YOU THINK WE IS 1191
18 BOB LOBLAW’S LAW BLOG 1177
19 NO PRESSURE 1169
20 MINTBERRY CRUNCH 1169
21 SEAL TEAM 69 1154
22 IDIOTS OUT WANDERING AROUND 1149
23 MOTHER MONKEY 1144
24 RELIGIOUS STUTTERING ARMY CARNIES 1138
25 WRIGHT STUFF 1095

*team has clinched a spot in the Season 48 Race to Victory game

SEE BELOW FOR CHANGES TO PLAYER AND TEAM QUALIFICATION RULES

Tournament Rules & Scoring

The biggest live trivia competition in Maryland culminates each season with our championship game, The Trivia Bowl.

Teams will have the opportunity over 17 games to earn what are called bowl points which allow them to qualify for postseason play. Bowl points are determined by the following formula:

  1. First place bowl points are equal to the number of teams at the start of the game minus two, with 10 being the maximum points possible for first place.
  2. Second place points are two less than first; Third place points are two less than second. Thereafter, the points decrease by one for each place. Some team will always receive one bowl point.

For example: In a twelve team game, the bowl point breakdown is as follows:

1st place – 10 bowl points
2nd place – 8 bowl points
3rd place – 6 bowl points
4th place – 5 bowl points
5th place – 4 bowl points
6th place – 3 bowl points
7th place – 2 bowl points
8th place – 1 bowl point
***In Venues where the 1st place bowl point=4, 2nd will earn 2 and 3rd will earn 1.

Teams entering a game already in progress will be included in bowl point count if they play at least 3 rounds and the halftime question or final question. Games which end in a tie for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place will use a single question tiebreaker to break all ties. Teams that end up tied for 4th place or lower will all receive the same bowl points for their position.

There are two ways for a team to earn a first round bye and advance directly to the semi-finals.

  1. Win the house title at your location or,
  2. Play a minimum of 9 games at a second location and finish in the top 5 at either location.

The following are rules for tournament play:

  1. Teams MUST use the same team name for the entire season.
  2. Teams are welcome to compete at different locations each night of the week, but must use the same team name in ALL games.
  3. Bowl points count ONLY for the location where they are earned. They CANNOT be combined with bowl points from games at other locations.
  4. If the same location hosts Final Score games two or more nights per week, they are considered separate locations when tallying bowl points.
  5. Individual players are welcome to play on as many different teams as they like, but they must declare which team they will play on in the playoffs, before the first playoff game occurs.
  6. Players may never play on more than one playoff team. If they are found to have done so, then both teams will be disqualified.
  7. In order for a player to be qualified to play in the playoffs they must have played at least 6 games under that team name in the current season.
  8. Family members of Final Score employees may not compete for bowl points or prizes while playing any game that the employee is running.
  9. Persons who share a domicile with any Final Score employee may not compete for bowl points or prizes while playing any game that the employee is running.
  10. Employees of any Final Score location may compete for bowl points at any location, including their own as long as they are not actually working during the game. Establishment owners may also play and are exempt from the phone rule ONLY for official business calls.
  11. If the 12 player limit rule is broken, the team will be disqualified from that game, but will retain all bowl points earned up to that game. A second violation of the rule will result in the loss of all bowl points.
  12. Violation of the rules will result in disqualification from that game, and possibly the loss of all bowl points depending on the circumstances of the rule violation. At the MC’s discretion they may issue a one-time warning to the team before disqualifying them.
  13. Teams that don’t turn in a final answer after the last question has been asked, will receive a deduction of 20 pts from their pre-final score
  14. Attempts will be made to make up any cancelled games. However, if a location is cancelled permanently, tournament standings will count IF a minimum of 9 games have been played.

After the 17 tournament games are completed, teams that finish 5th place or higher will automatically qualify for a first round playoff game. Teams must play a minimum of 9 games in order to qualify. The first place finisher in each location (the house champion) will receive a first round playoff bye.

There will be some wildcard playoff spots for teams that finish lower than fifth place and wildcard bye spots. Those spots will be determined by a factor of bowl point percentage, team’s bowl points vs. total bowl points awarded to all teams in their division, as well as game pt. percentage vs. tournament game points (Z-score).

At the end of the season, if two or more teams are tied for first place in a given location, the following tiebreakers will be used to determine the house champion for that location:

  1. Total game wins
  2. If the number of game wins is the same, total game points for the entire season will determine the house champion. If two or more teams are tied for 5th place overall, the same formula will be used to determine the 5th place finisher.

All playoff games are played on the weekends. Playoff teams MUST be prepared to play in ANY playoff game. Teams CANNOT request specific playoff dates or times. If an emergency comes up, teams must let me know prior to the posting of the playoff game schedule. Teams are assigned to playoff games based on a ranking and seeding process.

Different players may be used each week as long as the total does NOT exceed 12 players in any one game. Substitutions during a game are NOT allowed.

At least twenty teams will play in The Trivia Bowl. The prize breakdown for the Trivia Bowl is as follows:

1st Place – $1500
2nd Place – $500
3rd Place – $250
4th Place – $150

Occasionally additional teams will be added in conjunction with special promotions being run by the company

The email address for Final Score Trivia is christy@finalscoretrivia.com.