WOW! It was an amazing day of ultimate quizzical fun at the Milwaukee Ale House this Sunday November 14th, 2010 , as the venue hosted Quizmaster Cup IV: Milwaukee ultimate bi-annual pub trivia tournament!

As anticipated, the Ale House was filled with Milwaukee's trivia elite... and not-so-elite-but-we-like-to-get-drunk-too teams, all of whom were battling it out for the coveted cup....

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And the coveted Quizmaster Cup was looking divine in the stage's limelight...

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But as well as the actual Cup there were tons of others prizes up for grabs, including 8 cases (196 bottles) of beer, some cool games, Milwaukee Admiral, Milwaukee Wave and Rep tickets too!

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And yes, that is a bobble-head of Fred Berry!

And after all the hype and anticipation, the Quizmaster Cup finally got underway with the fricken-awesome Minute of Music Madness Round; a video round in which teams had to watch the video montage and name as many songs and artists as possible! And, oh, the audio and video did not match!...


And for those who didn't play, the answers were....


So the quiz got underway with the somewhat-massive music madness round, which appeared to please Why is All the Rum Gone? (a question the QMs themselves have been asking for some time now) who scored an impressive 18 from 20 points...

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In the same round the team known as When Doves Cry scored 17 points of their own, only missing out Snap!, Rhythm is a Dancer and Virtual Insanity in the end...

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As former players at the Carleton Grange Pub, they were particularly pleased to see Quizmaster Pete Marshall, accompanied by new QM Sam, on stage; the former up to his usual antics, such as his vivid mid-Quizmaster Cup description (to all 138 players) of "dogging," among many other things...

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We believe, at his precise point in the history of the universe, that Sam is trying to get his head around Pete's explicit description of the famous British past time mentioned earlier.

The Minute of Music Madness Round was followed by the first "Drink While You Think," in which team's sent their best trivial chugger to compete for the 8 cases of beers...

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And the chugging commenced in all four brackets at various points throughout the afternoon, with the four finalists competing in the final at 4 p.m.

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And yes, the female player from that bracket progressed, after the two blokes that finished their drinks first also answered the trivia question incorrectly...

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"Here are the bloody rules fellas..."

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"This straw tastes funny!"

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"For the best results please cup your left boob while drinking..."

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And although only one drinker got to take home the cases of beer, all that participated got a fab Feer the Beer t-shirt for their efforts...

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And then this slapper (the official QM photographer) was roaming around, trying to get her mug in every shot...

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Nice t-shirt ho!

She was also participating with two teams, firstly Team Team...

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And the Firefoxes...

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Although neither team did very well!! Guess we know who the weak link is!

The quiz continued with the familiar verbal pen-and-paper type of questions, but Quizmaster had a surprise in store for all players: in the form of the caption contest.

Teams simply had to fill in the captions below, with the winners awarded a Super Mario Chess Set and Star Trek Monopoly set, courtesy of our friends at ThinkGeek...

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Some of the best team captions from the Star Trek picture included:


And among some of the best names for the Mario Chess Set (top picture) were as follows:

  • Geeze Sonic, You finish faster than Ryan Wickens
  • Don't worry, Mario couldn't find the mushroom either
  • All that for some shitty board games
  • Let's try again. Hit reset, then push up, down, up, down, left, right, left, right, A, B, A, B, then hit start and do some counter-clockwise swirl
  • If I knew pricks came so fast, I would have stayed with Mario!
  • At least it was better than when Bowser (and Ryan) tried to Yoshi in my Goomba!
  • Too bad you don't have a 1 Up mushroom in the drawer
  • I said "castle," not "asshole" (WINNER)
The latter of the Mario names came courtesy of Team Highbury, who were situated at the pool table stage right. They took home the awesome chess set...

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Note that Luigi was the Queen on one side of the board (no joke!)

And before moving on to the next round, the QMs saluted the Quizmaster faithful with a customary social at the cup...

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Elsewhere, the game continued as another, fantastic video round ensued, this time in the form of the TV Mix-Up Round, which resembled the music madness round, but exchanged songs with TV shows.

Let's see how it went again...



And in case you're wondering the answers were...



And while all enjoyed that round, The Titanic Swim Team scored well, despite not knowing who Bananaman was?...

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We're guessing they didn't see Quizmaster Ryan's Halloween costume this year then, eh?

In other news, Squad 666 competed valiantly in the Drink While You Think (chugging trivia) round, but just missed out on the top prize (8 cases of beer)...

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Although they were offered a consolation case of beer for their valiant effort in the Final Four!

Speaking of prizes, The Spice Girls (via G-Town) took the Box of Britishness, for being the best dressed team on the day, and were particularly pleased that Spotted Dick was included...

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Showing a bit too much skin! Scary is probably an understatement! :)

In other news, despite Pete's supposed popularity among the drunken mob, it was Quizmaster Sam that had a team actually named for him...

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Yeah, that was Sam's Club representing the 5th Ward Pub.

Speaking of fifth, it was the east-side's Ranga Rumblers, who exchanged some friendly banter with QM Tink as usual, that finished 5th in the final standings, with a very notable score of 127 points...

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And the unofficial best team name prize went to I Teabagged Nancy Pelosi Last Week While Gently Stroking Ron Johnson, who were enjoying the drink aspect of the game just as much as the think one...

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Cheers fellas!

And Quizmaster Cup III champions, Miltown Junks, were in full-force on the day, although the questions didn't quite suit them as well this time, settling for eighth place in the end...

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One of the Ale House's longest-serving Monday night quiz teams. Thanks again for coming guys!

And elsewhere, it was the Hammers Are Wanks, also an Ale House team (Grafton chapter), who were one point below the previous team, and despite the slightly distasteful Blackburn Rovers shirt, they got both soccer questions (Roma, and the video clip) correct...

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Tally ho, gents!

And although confirming via Twitter that fun was had by all of DJ Easy E's uniformly-dressed members, these gals and guys were toward the bottom of the pack...

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If it weren't for those damn Spice Girls, the B.o.B (Box of Britishness) would have been yours!

DJ Easy E were paying particular homage to Quizmaster Kevin B (specifically in the caption contest), despite his lack of citrus-flavored gum...

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In other news, Dead Babies Will Save Michael J Fox won some Milwaukee Admirals tickets, as they recorded the highest score in the lightning round (that's seems fitting, right?)...

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And it was the one man show of Able Was I, Ere I Saw Idris Elba (at least that's what we think it said - the handwriting was obviously under the influence of a few beers) that rounded off the 21 teams on the day...

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Although he was obviously un-phased by all the fancy lights and cameras!

And so, with the majority of the quiz done and dusted, only one round remained, with the Final MASSIVE Video Round contributing 28 of the 159 point total...


Most teams seemed to do quite well in this category, despite only seeing the video once (QM rules, people!). Here are the answers again...


And so that left us with the top three; the gold, silver and bronze medalists. It was, as always expected, a hotly contested affair at the top.

Ultimately, Quizmaster Cup I winners, The Fancy Restaurants, who were perhaps the hands-on favorite to take another championship on the night, finished in a very commendable third place, taking the bronze medals...

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Although, as their expressions probably reflect, they were aiming for something better!

That meant with only two teams remaining that it was going to be close, and it turned out to be so close in fact that we had a tie for first place!

Yes, from a possible 159 massive points, two teams tied on 136!

And there were some concerns from competing teams that the two at the top, Coitus Interuptus and Fuckin' Wolverine - two strong teams hailing from their regular spot at the Milwaukee Brat House - were conspiring on some answers. However, the QMs saw no foul play during the game, and any supposed cheating was disregarded once we saw their answers sheets (they both had different answers right and wrong!?!)

Anyhow, as the only fair way to determine a tie, the QM asked a sudden death question to determine the Quizmaster Cup IV champs!!!....

Containing 93 commas and 51 semicolons, how many words were in the longest sentence in the Victor Hugo novel Les Miserables?

So the two teams got together amongst themselves to determine their answer with only 30 seconds to spare...

"Wow. This Arsenal shirt is really itching my nipples..."

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"Is that bitch taking our picture again?"

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Coitus Interuptus, second place at Quizmaster Cup III, answered with 350, meaning they settled for their second straight runners-up finish at the Cup....

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Which meant that Fuckin' Wolverine's answer of 1,200 was closer (the correct answer was 823), which was enough to seal their first Quizmaster Cup*...

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But in good spirits, the two teams combined for a sing-song to end the afternoon's nothing-short-of-absolutely-massive event...

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All the Quizmasters, particularly Quizmaster founder Ryan Wickens, would like to thank all those that came out on the day. We hope everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event, and to keep in mind that Quizmaster Cup V is already in the works. It will be coming back to the Ale House this spring time.

As always, we are open to topic and question ideas (email us, or comment on the Facebook page)!

Until the next Cup Milwaukee, drink while you think...

Sunday November 14th, 2010 Quizmaster Cup IV Scores:

  1. 136 Fuckin Wolverine*
  2. 136 Coitus Interuptus
  3. 132 Fancy Restaurants
  4. 129 In My Pants
  5. 127 Ranga Rumblers
  6. 125 Dead Babies Will Save Michael J Fox
  7. 125 Squad 666
  8. 124 Miltown Junks
  9. 123 Hammers Are Wanks
  10. 123 When Doves Cry
  11. 122 Spice Girls from G-Town
  12. 121 Why is All the Rum Gone
  13. 118 Team Team
  14. 116 Team Highbury
  15. 116 I Teabagged Nancy Pelosi Last Week While Gently Stroking Ron Johnson
  16. 115 Sam’s Club
  17. 112 Titanic Swim Team
  18. 103 DJ Easy E
  19. 103 Firefoxes
  20. 085 Able Was I, Ere I Saw Idris Elba

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