The event was dominated by Trinacria, who answered 22 questions correctly beating the field of 20 teams. Walt Frazer, Kitty Yancheff and Cecelia Holland made up the winning powerhouse. The Avant Gardes team I was on placed sixth. Salvador Taberez and Hans Gerstacke were my teammates that had to overcome a huge handicap...... that would be me. If we had to do it over, we could have probably squeezed out 4 more correct answers and been in the medals but we may have answered too quickly on a few. I screwed up one question about who wrote the song "Crazy" by Patsy Cline. I was sure it was Hank Williams Sr. and Sal said it was Willie Nelson. I told him that no way Willie had wrote it since Patsy sung it in the 50's. Sal was right. Oops. Might have caused us to slip a place. Sal and I tag teamed on Sports and Hans was awesome on Geography. It was a fun event and for a good cause.
I didn't win anything in the dutch raffle and just figured it was not my day. I had 20 dollars I earmarked for the slots on my way out of Cher-Ae Heights Casino, who graciously donated the venue for the event. I sat down to a young lady who must not have played the slots much as she was pretty excited to win $20. I was just enjoying listening to her bantering with her friends when I noticed I had just won $250 on the 25 cent machine. Good thing for me as I need new tires on one of my cars!
The Great Humboldt Trivia Challenge is a great fundraiser for the Humboldt Literacy Project. Hope to see you next year.
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