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12 August 2014

Forturne & Glory, Quiz Kids... Forturne & Glory! Quizmaster Cup X Recap...

Sunday August 10th, 2014 rolled around and 30 teams, almost 200 die-hard, pop culture-hungry queeps, rolled into Milwaukee's Lakefront Brewery for a special trivia showdown. And don't forget more photos from the event can be found at our Facebook page.


Quizmaster Cup was back after a long overdue absence of over a year. In that time Quizmaster HQ gave some thought to revamping the QM Cup model, this time out focusing on pop culture film, TV and music staples.

All the good stuff featured including Star Wars, LOTR, Harry Potter, Breaking Bad, Friends, Seinfeld, Anchorman, James Bond, Batman, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Back to the Future and more! It was truly a fanatical affair this Sunday night.

And besides a ton of prizes, chiefly donated by the Lakefront Brewery and our title sponsor Milwaukee Irish Fest, there was also the coveted Quizmaster Cup up for grabs...


Of course that stallion of a homo-sapien situated on the top of the cup reflects the image of all quizzers everywhere. Abs-Man we call him.

And the competition was fierce in the end with 30 teams vying for five top prizes. Ultimately teams had to break at least 100 points (from a possible 120) to make the cut, with 8 teams getting a three-digit score in the end.

In fifth place were trivia stalwarts from Risky Quizness, who notched up 107 points and took a box of Irish Fest goodies and a $50 gift card to Jack's American Pub...


Next up, just one point above them were Scrambled Eggs, also a seasoned veteran on the Quizmaster circuit, who also took some goodies and a $50 gift card to the Three Lions Pub....


They're getting closer to the top!! Watch out for these guys at future big events!

Second spot was a hot contest as two teams tied on 109 points, and so sudden death (a question about the usage of the f-word in The Big Lebowski) ensued.

Third place would go to Brewery Navigation Specialists, who took a prize pack and another $50 gift card...


However, they donated their free beer (part of their prize) to another team as they work at the Brewery and get delicious free Lakefront beer 7-days-a-week, 365-days-a-year. BRAVO!

You Got a Question, You Ask the 8-Ball won out in sudden death and took second spot, an excellent achievement...


And that meant that the trivia cluster-juggernaut-supreme that is Fuckin' Wolverine, a previous two-time Quizmaster Cup champion, took top spot with their smashing total of 111 points...


Something tells us that they were delighted with the win, particularly after telling our Quizmasters that pop culture "really isn't our forte."

Cocky bastards indeed!!

We want to thank the Lakefront Brewery for being an awesome (and rather spacious!) host and Irish Fest again for helping us put the event together. Don't forget we host quizzes at Irish Fest this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Details on that here. 

Quizmaster Cup will return in 2015, but until then watch this space on more specially-themed events, including Friends and Seinfeld quizzes before the year is up!!

Until next time Milwaukee, drink while you think...

Sunday August 10th, Quizmaster Cup X scores:

  1. 111 Fuckin Wolverine
  2. 109 You Got a Question, You Ask the 8-Ball
  3. 109 Brewery Navigation Specialists
  4. 108 Scrambled Eggs
  5. 107 Risky Quizness
  6. 105 Miltown Junks
  7. 102 The Octogon featuring James Westfall and Dr. Kenneth Noisewater
  8. 101 4 Guys, 2 Girls, 1 (Quiz) Cup
  9. 099 Leprechaun Boners: Irish dicks are rising
  10. 099 In god we thrust
  11. 098 Insufferable Know-It-Alls
  12. 096 Wyld Stallyns
  13. 096 Little Lebowski Urban Drinkers
  14. 095 I Always Go Braless
  15. 094 Caprica Six
  16. 093 Chris Pratt, slip me your mix tape
  17. 092 That's no moon!
  18. 091 The Big Lebowski mostly hates Nickleback (Perfect Pints)
  19. 090 Dean Zajack: The Sunshine Kids
  20. 089 The Knight's Templat who Say "Ni"
  21. 087 Drunk in Love: 50 shades of bae
  22. 085 You Fucked Up, You Trusted Us
  23. 085 Little Cheetos
  24. 083 See you next Tuesday
  25. 079 Little Lebowski Urban Achievers
  26. 075 A-
  27. 074 Supersonic MEGA Wizards
  28. 072 Menace II Sobriety
  29. 062 Your Mom
  30. 036 Trash Talk

10 August 2014

Questions Are Coming: Our Second Game of Thrones Quiz hits Irish Fest Sunday...

We at Quizmaster at pleased to announced that our second all Game of Thrones Quiz will be hosted at Irish Fest this Sunday August 17th at 1 p.m...


We hosted our first Game of Thrones quiz back in March of 2014 at the Milwaukee Beer Bistro to much success, with 21 teams in participation.

The GOT quiz will be free to play, but players will have to pay the entry fee to enter Irish Fest, unless they donate a non-perishable food item upon entry before 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The quizzes will take place in the Celtic Sports Pub (located on the north end of the grounds near the Leine’s Stage) at the Summerfest grounds. 

We will also be hosting regular and Irish-inspired quizzes on Friday August 15th and Saturday August 16th at Irish Fest. Teams interested in playing Friday night can enter the Irish Fest grounds for just $5 between 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Details here.


Specially-themed quiz FAQs

Do we pre-register, sign up online? 
No. We do these events like it's 1999. Just show up --- we advise you arrive a little early to grab a good seat --- drink, think and have fun. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservations.

Okay, how much is it? 
In this case it will be FREE! Such event are usually $5, but that fee is waived for Irish Fest.

What are the prizes?
This will vary with each event but typically most are offering standard moolah for first place, second place and the best themed team name.

Can I wear a special outfit or costume?
Absolutely. Particularly if you want to feature on the blog. Hey, in some cases we even have costume contests and give out extra stash for those dressed up folks!

Can people under 21 play?
That's out of our hands we're afraid, and will vary depending on the venue. We'll be sure to communicate that via our Facebook page for each specific event, but if you're unsure just call the venue in advance to find out.

Is there a team-size limit? 
Surprisingly no! While we typically have an 8-person limit for our regular quiz nights, we keep the specially-themed events open. Why? Well, we figured you'll need all the brain power possible, plus it means more players, and more money, for a good cause.

Do spectators have to pay? 
Yup. If someone on your team is just there and "doesn't really know anything" they still have to cough up the 500 cents. Just assure them it's going to sick kids in Africa and they should feel good about their donation. Oh, and they can deduct it from their taxes too.

I own/manage a venue. Can I host such an event at my bar?
It depends. We only work with existing Quizmaster clients on our specially themed event, so hire us now and perhaps we can work something out. Such venues must fit certain criteria too.  Location and venue size are key, especially when we've been known to pull in over 100 people for certain events.

25 July 2014

Quizmaster Cup ~ Pop Culture Edition ~ is August 10th!! Registration now open!

Good news Wisconsin quiz kids!!

After a 15-month hiatus, Quizmaster is pleased to announce that Quizmaster Cup, Milwaukee's pub trivia tournament, returns on Sunday August 10th! (If you've got the info already, REGISTER HERE).


Given the recent success of our numerous specially-themed trivia events, this Quizmaster Cup is being dubbed the "pop culture edition." Expect fantastic questions from the topics listed above as well as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, the Walking Dead, Lost and more!!!

This will mostly be a TV and movie quiz but will touch on other aspects of pop culture too!!

Quizmaster Cup FAQs

Do we pre-register, sign up online? 
Yes. This is one of our few pre-registration quizzes. Based on the venue's seating arrangement, and for our convenience organizing the event, we're allowing teams to register in groups of 4, 6 or 8. No individual sign-ups this time out. Teams can REGISTER HERE.

Okay, how much is it? 
$10 per person early bird special! Sign up online before the event and save. $15 at the door. Online registration will close Friday August 8th at 6 p.m., 48 hours before the event.

What's the seating arrangement?
A floor plan of the Lakefront Brewery can be seen below. Here's the deal:
  • Lakefront Brewery has seating for up to 240 people. 
  • There is room for a minimum of 32 teams. 
  • Tables in blue have room for 8 players (the limit for this event).
  • While tables in green seat 6. 
  • Teams of four will likely share a larger (blue) table with another team of four. 
  • Quizmaster will allocate tables to teams upon sign-up. The first teams to sign up will get the best seats (close to the stage and bar).


Can I wear a special outfit or costume?
Absolutely. Our sponsor for this event is Irish Fest, so we're encouraging any Irish-themed outfits. At the very least WEAR GREEN!!

What are the prizes?
We've lined up numerous prizes for this one. Of course, first place gets the coveted Quizmaster Cup trophy, plus we'll be giving away...

  • Irish Fest tickets
  • Lakefront Brewery beer & tour tickets
  • Gift cards to local Quizmaster pub venues
  • CDs, t-shirts and other random swag
  • FREE HUGS from the Quizmasters (okay, just kidding about that 'prize', but really we will be hugging freely).

Can people under 21 play?
We'll get back to you on that ASAP. Still waiting to hear from the venue. However, we suspect people under 21 will be allowed in.

Will Lakefront Brewery be serving food?
No. Unfortunately, the brewery usually only serves food on Friday night's and bringing in a caterer for this event would be quite an ordeal. Please take note and plan ahead.

What else?
Quiz veterans who've participated in previous Quizmaster Cup events should know that we've cut down on costs for this event (chiefly the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals we previously had), so we could pass the savings on to the quizzer. At previous Cups entry has been $20-$25, and this time around the $10-15 fee is much more modest. The more quizzers the merrier!!!

Check out the video below to see a previous Quizmaster Cup event...


 Any other questions? Please feel free to contact us.  

07 July 2014

Don't Have a Quiz, Man! The Simpson Quiz is Sunday July 27th.

Aye, Caramba! After 25 seasons of entertaining America and the world, we at Quizmaster bring you The Simpsons Quiz on Sunday July 27th. And what better place to host this one-time D'oh-down than at Jack's American Pub...


The quiz will cover a whole plethora of Springfield (and some Shelbyville) topics dating as far back as the family's first appearance on The Tracy Ullman Show in 1989. The quiz will follow the usual six-rounds, 30-questions format, with prizes as usual for 1st place, 2nd place and the best Simpsons-inspired team name.

The event will be $5/person with the dollars going to a charity of the winning team's choice.

As always, it's advised to ARRIVE EARLY, as these events are often jam packed and even with the two-story capacity of Jack's it will likely be like a nuclear power plant meltdown: overflowing with quiz peeps (just ask the 29 teams from our Star Wars Quiz).


Specially-themed quiz FAQs

Do we pre-register, sign up online? 
No. We do these events like it's 1999. Just show up --- we advise you arrive a little early to grab a good seat --- drink, think and have fun. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis, no reservations.

Okay, how much is it? 
Five-dollar-holla. Or $5 as you common folk might say. Bring cash, pay the Quizmaster and take homage in knowing that your money's going to a good cause.

It's for charity?
In most cases yes. Events vary but proceeds from various special-themed quizzes go to a selected charity of the winning team's choice.

What are the prizes?
This will vary with each event but typically most are offering standard moolah for first place, second place and the best themed team name.

Can I wear a special outfit or costume?
Absolutely. Particularly if you want to feature on the blog. Hey, in some cases we even have costume contests and give out extra stash for those dressed up folks!

Can people under 21 play?
That's out of our hands we're afraid, and will vary depending on the venue. We'll be sure to communicate that via our Facebook page for each specific event, but if you're unsure just call the venue in advance to find out.

Is there a team-size limit? 
Surprisingly no! While we typically have an 8-person limit for our regular quiz nights, we keep the specially-themed events open. Why? Well, we figured you'll need all the brain power possible, plus it means more players, and more money, for a good cause.

Do spectators have to pay? 
Yup. If someone on your team is just there and "doesn't really know anything" they still have to cough up the 500 cents. Just assure them it's going to sick kids in Africa and they should feel good about their donation. Oh, and they can deduct it from their taxes too.

I own/manage a venue. Can I host such an event at my bar?
It depends. We only work with existing Quizmaster clients on our specially themed event, so hire us now and perhaps we can work something out. Such venues must fit certain criteria too.  Location and venue size are key, especially when we've been known to pull in over 100 people for certain events.

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