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Tiebreaker, Schmiebreaker

Posted by tracirocks on July 14, 2010

It was a jam-packed night of on-the-edge-of-your-seat trivia on Tuesday night. With the pub filled to bursting, the All-Star Game on the TV screens and ale flowing freely, Gang Green dominated the first 5 rounds only to unexpectedly falter in the music and final trivia rounds. Despite our blunders, we managed to pull out a tie for second place with Smolt. Despite going to a shoot-out, neither team could bring it home so we agreed to call it a night and share the honor of 2nd place. A decent finish but a disappointing end to a long night of fun, friends and frivolity. See you all in two weeks!!

 Gang Green for 7/13/10

Traci “Cider makes it all better” Bocci
Erin “All roads lead to Ashland” Ewart
Darin “Pub seating relocation expert” Chong
Al “Geography is where it’s at” Duncan
Jon “Permafrosty the Snowman” Lehre
Jen “Better Late than Never” McAllister

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The Return of Gang Green

Posted by tracirocks on June 30, 2010

Okay, so, the Gang itself hasn’t been away. True, our former home of trivia abandoned us in the déclassé way of closing down. Now we’re trekking out to Friar Tuck’s in Cotati. It’s not as cozy but the fish tacos are to die. And let’s face it: Guinness is Guinness everywhere (thank the Creator). Tuesday night rather, marked the return of favored scribe, Jon (hey, that’s me) back to the ranks! And what a night it was! The round itself was fairly normal with some pretty easy matching (movie quotes? Oh please.) and some extremely obscure trivia (the first name of the Geico gecko? Really?) All night we were just behind the lead team until at the very end we did just well enough to… well… stay behind and come in second. Ah well. Second place is pretty darned sweet! So, we head into Independence Day weekend with a warm glow in our hearts and a contented smile on our faces. Happy 4th of July everyone!

Gang Green 6/29/2010

Traci “Nobody puts Bocci in a corner” Bocci
Jen “B1? I am one!” McAllister
Hamidah “Cologne by chlorine” Salzmann
Erin “Civil War groupie” Ewart
Al “Obscure Naval Trivia A Specialty” Duncan
Jon “Drunk on 7-Up” Lehre

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The Comeback Kids

Posted by tracirocks on July 1, 2009

I’m no Jon Lehre, but since he’d prefer to go to Eel River than to provide you good folks with the much-anticipated Pub Quiz Update, I have no choice but to do it myself this week, since it’s a tale that needs to be told…

The Core Four was joined by special guests Jen & Brandon Chong (respectively, wife and brother of the infamous D. Chong) for what turned out to be one of the busier quiz nights in recent weeks, with 12 teams competing! After several heinous rounds of scoring in the bottom 6, your Gang Green team — fueled by yeasty Anglican beverages — managed to kick it up a notch and snag a 2nd place victory once again, bested only by the formidable SMOLT! (And leaving frequent victors Johnny Ringo in the dust). Yay, us!

Your June 29, 2009 Gang Green Team:

Jon “Younger Than Methuselah” Lehre

Erin “Hobbes is Not a Stuffed Tiger” Ewart

Traci “Uriah Heep and Jethro Tull Are Not Related” Bocci

Darin “I Got Your Jockey Right Here” Chong

Jen “What Happens in Dirty Vegas…” Chong

Brandon “Florida Trivia is a Lot Easier” Chong

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If you missed last week’s update…

Posted by tracirocks on July 1, 2009

That’s because we’re posting it a week late!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… okay, maybe not the worst but it WAS a tad disheartening.

On Tuesday, June 23, your team Gang Green came in FIRST at pub trivia nite! For about 8 seconds. Then we had to point out that we had 8 people on our team, and after the 2 point forfeit (1 point off for every team member that put us over 6 people), we were in second place (again)! SO CLOSE! (Half a point close, to be specific.) To make things even worse, we lost to the dreaded Johnny Ringo. Horrors!

At least we got a nice round of applause for volunteering the point deduction information ourselves. There’s something to be said for ethics!

It’s just a reminder that if we’re going to bring more people, we need to step up our game!

Gang Green on 6/23/09

Darin “Even when we’re smart, we’re funny” Chong

Traci “My favorite farmer, Jethro Tull!” Bocci

Erin “Finally a dead presidents question” Ewart

Hamidah “Hey, Tom from MySpace is on MY friend list” Salzmann

Nora “A chandler makes chandles.. er.. candles! ” Guy
Jen “Can’t I just sit next to the team? “McAllister

Al “You can call me Al” Duncan

Jon “I swear that guy looked like Worf” Lehre

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Trivial Update

Posted by tracirocks on June 10, 2009

Hello everyone! Another night of trivia, another round… or two… or three… of drinks, another 2nd place finish for YOUR trivia team, Gang Green!  The key word Tuesday night was definitely “solid” as we grabbed onto 2nd place by the 2nd round and never gave it up again. With consistent jabs of knowledge and nicely placed uppercut guessing, Gang Green managed to knock out most of the competition until our boxing analogy failed us and had to find a new one but we just didn’t have enough gas to speed past the evil team Johnny Ringo, the first place finishers. We’ll give it another shot in a couple of weeks to see if we can once again scale the heights to first place!

Team Gang Green 6-9-09:
Darin “Why do I even know NASCAR drivers?” Chong
Erin “I can name that song in TWO notes!” Ewart
Traci “Oh I KNOW Dylan Thomas” Bocci
Jen “Well have YOU seen a Road Runner?” McAllister
Al “The music round is NOT karaoke” Duncan
Jon “Um, why is the quiz master staring at me like that?” Lehre

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Trivial Matters

Posted by tracirocks on June 3, 2009

“And like a rubber ball, I come bouncin’ back to you…Rubber ball, I come bouncin’ back to you…Ah-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh…(Bouncy, bouncy) (bouncy, bouncy)… eee-eee-eee.”

Yes, in the immortal words of Bobby Vee, Gang Green was like a rubber ball at Tuesday Trivia Nite as we bounced back from our not-so-good finish two weeks ago to an oh-so-good second place finish – and only 1/2 a point out of first! If it wasn’t for the horrendous matching round of matching the tv-offered drugs with the tv-implied symptoms, where we got exactly two right (some trivia favors the infirm, evidently) we might have been able to notch another first. But our heads were held up proudly, as were our drinks, as the rest of the teeming hordes were left in the dust by our reduced but mighty trivia squad.

Next week, the fun begins again as we adjust to a new every-other-week pattern and welcome back Traci Bocci, recently returned from her extensive tour of Europe.

Team Gang Green 6/2/09

Darin Chongital – for sufferers of severe ennui (caution: may cause sarcasm
Erin Ewartria – for vampire-related high cholesterol (caution: may cause obscure political awareness)
Hamidah Salzmannex – for dangerously low levels of couture awareness (caution: may cause shoe shopping)
Jon Lehreokia – for those afflicted with extreme maturity (caution: may cause hangovers)

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Do I Hear a Second? Yes.. Yes I Do!

Posted by tracirocks on April 15, 2009

Hello everyone!

In yet another come from behind near-victory, your Gang Green Team of trivia pseudo-experts squeaked into 2nd place (again!) with a solid final round last night at pub quiz trivia. Although there was a new, first-time quizmaster, we buckled down and drank heavily enough to often follow his rapid phrasing. Fortunately, the rest of the pub-goers were even more confused by his occasionally Byzantine sentence structure, so we were able to marshal our efforts for a solid second place.

Now begins our “uncertainty” period, where we waffle and dither over which nights to play for the rest of April and May. Most likely there will be a May 5th pub trivia night but all else is catawampus while I rudely miss the next two weeks because of Hawaii issues and Traci thoughtlessly goes to Europe in May. More updates from interested parties as we go forth!

Thank you for supporting YOUR trivia team near-supreme: Gang Green!

Team Gang Green for 04/14/09:

Erin “all my drinks sound elvish” Ewart
Traci “Tallulah freaking Bankhead?” Bocci
Darin “Jacque Cousteau lookalike” Chong
Nora “computerese spoken here” Guy
Jon “inappropriate comments a specialty” Lehre

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No Nimbus Required

Posted by tracirocks on April 13, 2009

Hello triviaphiles!

Sorry for not updating you sooner on the thrills and chills of the most recent exploits of YOUR trivia team, Gang Green.

Tuesday the 7th saw Gang Green bring forth knowledge we didn’t even know we had in order to defeat all but one of the other teams, garnering a second place finish yet again. Some would say we’re always the bridesmaid and never the bride, but to those people we say pptttthhhhhh. We actually led after the first two rounds but saw our lead eroded and then trampled but we fought back with insightful answers and lucky guesses to capture the 2nd place flag.

We’re going again on 4/14 (because our ‘winning’ vouchers expire that day). If we get more than 6 players, we forfeit a point so if you’re number 7, you have to make that point up or buy everyone a round. Either way.

Thanks for supporting our passion for useless information!

Your Gang Green Team of 4/7/09:

Erin “Quidditch is SO a sport” Ewart
Traci “Jewel is Allison Krause’s evil vocal twin” Bocci
Darin “I got your M slope right here” Chong
Jon “Stretched out Slinkies are longer than you think” Lehre

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Gang Green is Supreme (well, mostly)

Posted by tracirocks on February 11, 2009

Just to keep you all in the loop for the Pub Quiz Trivia Night exploits of your team: Gang Green


Once again, the team survived many pints and emerged (mostly) victorious with another 2nd place finish. It was rough. It was hard-fought. It was amazing how many people know even less than we do.


But any second is a good second!


Of special note, The Core Four* were joined by newcomers Hamidah Salzmann and Michael Myers who immediately proved invaluable in perhaps the toughest night of the recent three Quiz Nights we’ve attended!


So, for those of you keeping track (and possible playing Fantasy Pub Quiz Trivia at home) our record so far:

·         1/13—Third (entry money back!)

·         1/27—Second (voucher for free pint!)

·         2/10—Second (voucher for free pint!)


Thanks for your support!



*The Core Four:

Erin “The Rock” Ewart

Traci “The Rockstar” Bocci

Darin “Rocketman” Chong

Jon “Rocky Road” Lehre

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Pub Quiz Update

Posted by tracirocks on January 27, 2009

We went, we drank, we sort of conquered!


I am pleased to announce the Gang Green team of Darin Chong, Erin Ewart, Traci Bocci and myself came in a solid 2nd (as predicted!) at Pub Quiz last night. Darin was clever, Erin insightful, Traci terrific, and I was not entirely useless. Imagine how well we would have done if any of us knew Italian, ever listened to Celine Dion or knew more than 4 cooking terms.

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