It was literally a quite rockin' afternoon in Milwaukee's Third Ward this Sunday April 15th, as 22 teams and over 135 of Milwaukee's best (and no so great) quiz peeps had their tickets to ride at the Milwaukee Ale House for Wisconsin's biggest pub trivia tournament, Quizmaster Cup VII!!!

(And don't forget more photos - about 200 of 'em from the day - can be found at our Facebook page!)

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And although the Quizmasters felt like they had been workin' eight days a week preparing for the big day, once 1 p.m. rolled around, it was showtime...

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Yep, Paul, John and George were all set to help! quizzers get through the event, despite also resembling sexual predators too...

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And in case you are wondering, Ringo was not invited this time.

And so the event was a sell-out affair, and even some teams also came dressed up in their best rock-star themed outfits for a chance to win both the Box of Britishness and Black Keys tickets at the Bradley Center on May 16th...

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And besides those awesome prizes, teams were vying not only for the Quizmaster Cup trophy and gold medals, but over $350 in Ale House gift cards were also in the fray!

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And, because we at Quizmaster don't like to see anyone walk away empty handed, EVERY TEAM got a bottle of premium Black Dot Vodka just for being present on the day!...

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And that guy got one for himself just for wearing his Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance t-shirt!

It seemed like some teams, particular Squad 666: dead rock-star edition, really wanted those Black Keys and Arctic Monkeys tickets, so came dressed to motherfuckin' impress...

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Yep, it's seems that Freddie got the memo that it was a mustache-riding kinda day!

And the crew of Ladies of the Night were indulging in certain substances to ensure they performed at their physical and mental peaks throughout the spectacle...

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They must have been day trippin' indeed!

And so finally the show got underway way with a bang, as the Minute of Music Madness video round, a crowd favorite proved to be a challenging start to the Cup...



And the answers shortly followed...



No team scored perfectly in that round, with most teams at least missing the Avicii / Levels video part, although a number of teams did record 18 from 20 points, including newbies Team 2...

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How would they fare at their first Quizmaster Cup outing? We're sure all they really wanted was to beat out friends and adjacent-table rivals Team 1, also in their QM Cup debut...

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And while the Quizmaster Cup competition was ongoing for the best part of three enthralling hours, there was also a separate "Drink While You Think" competition to be had, as teams had to nominate a player each to represent them. They simply had to neck a pint before they could answer a Family-Feud-style question...

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Bottoms up queeps!

During one of the four DWYT brackets even Quizmaster Pete Marshall "got involved"...

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And although he was the fastest drinker in his bracket, it was strictly just for fun on his part! The winner of the Final Four would take away a case of beer for each player on their team, but more about that later...

And just to add to the flavor of the day, the famous "caption contest returned, in which teams had to put forth their wittiest (and in most cases, most vulgar) captions for the following picture...

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Some the stand-out faves among the Quizmaster were:

  • "I'm a cowboy... in a steel tank I ride... Osama's wanted, wanted... dead or alive!
  • Baghdad! Are you ready to Iraq and roll!?!
  • Born to run... this country into the ground!
  • 'Muricah FUCK YEAH!!!
  • "I wrote this one for Condi"
  • Mission accomplished! The W.M.D. is in my trousers!
  • Uh... so glad to be here, rockin' Farm Aid. Helping out our farms with AIDS... such a noble cause

However, the winning caption was ultimately selective by Quizmaster Pete Marshall, who, looking somewhat like a pedophile himself on the day, selected "You can tickle my asshole... but don't mess with the Texas" as the winner! Congrats to Fuckin' Wolverine, who undoubtedly knew Pete's sense of humour, and used that to win the Milwaukee Repertory Theater tickets!

The Cup rolled on though, with a rapid fire Lightning Round featuring right at the half way point, as well as a brand-new Wipe Out round in which teams could loose all their points (in that round) if they answered one question incorrectly. We're not sure if team Debacle were too happy about that...

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Not to point fingers, but we think they may have taken home the Andrew Bogut bobble head - the resounding prize for last place!

We love them (yeah, yeah, yeah) all the same

The Cup would end with the much-anticipated Massive Video Round, which saw one question worth a massive 25 points...



And for those who missed it the answers were as follows...



And so the scores were in and the Quizmasters were tabulating the final results...

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But before that was announced we still had a Drink While You Think Final Four to get through!

And so the final four lined-up ready to go, with one contestant being the last to finish in their bracket, but amazingly made it through by getting the top answer...

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That player happened to be an unnamed assailant, who for purposes of this post we shall call "Vicky," who struggled slightly swallowing...

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It happens to the best of us darling.

The final four question asked contestants to "name a car made by the Ford Motor Company."

The top answer happened to be "Taurus" with Scott of team In My Pants being victorious despite finishing a close second when it came to necking his drink...

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8 cases (or 192 bottles) of beer better off...

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After the commotion of the drinking round, the final results from the Cup had been tallied and winner was about to be announced. First up though, twas the group of Cum Twata, who pulled out a third place finish, their first podium at QM Cup...

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They were just one point above three other teams who tied on 98 points! Nail-biting stuff!

Second spot was reserved for one of the favorites going into the event, although Pluckers, being the trivia juggernaut that they are, could only muster 106 points, but an honorable runners-up spot nonetheless...

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And so it was written in the stars that three-time former Quizmaster Cup champions, and perhaps Milwaukee's premiere pub trivia team, Miltown Junks would claim their fourth title (from seven), which really pissed off everyone else...

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Yeah, look at them smiling, acting all smug and shit.

In customary QM Cup style they did proceed to drink beer from the Cup, so fair play to them...

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Congrats to them, honest!

But wait! Just when it was though that all was said and done, there was still the best dressed prize to be dished out - the true people's prize!

Ultimately, with only two-and-a-half teams dressed up, the half team coming courtesy of Lady Madonna...

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... it was really a no-brainer for the Quizmasters. We did ensure though that the Ladies of the Night got some Angry Birds IPod stereos for their efforts, winning the runners-up spot for best dressed...

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But there was no doubt that the Squad 666 (yep, dead rock stars edition) would take away the Box of Britishness (full of wonders from across the pond), and the Black Keys tickets too...

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No Freddie, there aren't any condoms in the box.... shame, really.

Oh wait, too soon?!

We apologize if we did not get your team's photo - it was a hectic day and our "official photographer" didn't arrive until later on! Again, more photos can be found at our Facebook page!

Anyway, the Quizmasters, including founder and creator Ryan, would like to thank all the queeps for coming out to the Ale House for a memorable day. Don't forget we're working on the next QM Cup as we speak and there will be another Quizmaster Pirate Cruise this August! Watch this space Milwaukee!

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

Sunday April 15th, 2012 Quizmaster Cup VII scores:

  1. 109 Miltown Junks
  2. 106 Pluckers
  3. 99 Cum Twata
  4. 98 Goodbye Horses
  5. 98 Fuckin Wolverine
  6. 98 Suck it Trebek
  7. 96 Team 2
  8. 95 Perfect Pints
  9. 95 Why is all the rum gone?
  10. 95 In My Pants
  11. 94 Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies
  12. 92 Ladies of the Night
  13. 92 Boner In Sweatpants
  14. 90 97 Percent Sure
  15. 89 You Fucked Up, You Trusted Us
  16. 89 Team Team Bitches
  17. 85 Bauer Power
  18. 84 Team 1
  19. 83 Team X
  20. 81 Kiss our Sanigav
  21. 74 TBD!
  22. 68 Debacle

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