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Pub Trivia USA

How does Trivia work?

Trivia Night is a live, hosted event. The game consists of 2 halves with 10 questions per half. There is a halftime question and a final question. Categories include TV, movies, music, sports, pop culture, and much more. Team size can be as large as you want; the bigger, the better. Teams gain points for correct answers with the top teams winning great prizes.

What do you get out of it?

Players have a chance to win great nightly prizes (gift certificates) provided by the establishment. Pub Trivia will also be hosting area tournaments with HUGE cash prizes. This is your chance to hang out with some friends, get some great food and drinks, make some new friends and HAVE FUN!!!!!
*All prizes are gift certificates unless stated.

How do you play?

Find a location, grab some friends and have fun!!!!!

The best live trivia in Illinois!!!

 

NEWS and EVENTS

*HOME Bar (Arlington Heights)
Sundays @ 3pm.
HOME Bar will be having Themed Trivia! FREE TO PLAY! GREAT PRIZES (CASH FOR 1st PLACE)
Theme night will be changing from Wednesdays to Sundays (3p-5p) Featuring $5 Pizza and $10 buckets.

THEMES:
5/27/18 ~ GAME OF THRONES (DOUBLE PRIZES)
6/3/18 ~ STRANGER THINGS
6/10/18 ~ THE SIMPSON’S (DOUBLE PRIZES)
6/17/18 ~ FUTURAMA
6/24/18 ~ BIG BANG THEORY (DOUBLE PRIZES)
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*America’s Bar (Hoffman Estates) will be holding a special promotion with themed trivia:
-May 29th-90 & 2000’s Music
-June 5th-70 & 2000’s TV
-The Grand Finale
June 12th-70’s thru 2000’s Movies, TV and Music

Grand Prize
Each member of the winning team receives a ticket abroad our party bus to a Cubs Game plus a $20 America’s Bar Gift Card

MUST BE PRESENT ON ALL DATES TO WIN THE GRAND PRIZE!
ALL TRIVIA NIGHT SPECIALS DURING THIS PROMOTION:
Tuesday Night Pizza Special
Team of 4 30% Off 12” Pizza**
Team of 6 50% Off 14” Pizza**
Team of 8 100% Off 16” Pizza Yes that mean it’s Free**
** Each team player must purchase 2 non-Discounted alcoholic beverages and also tell everyone they know that we have the best Trivia night Ever!
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*Chances (Lindenhurst)
Chances will be having CHICAGO CUBS Themed Trivia on Sunday 6/24/18.
CASH and other GREAT PRIZES!!
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*League teams are responsible for giving trivia host their league number each night. Please make sure trivia host has recorded your league number, don’t assume they know it. Scores are posted weekly at the top of this page. When the season ends, no scores will be added except for the previous week. If you are missing a nightly score, please email [email protected]

League teams receive 10 league bonus points for attending the 1st show at our new locations. Points do not count that night, but will be added after that night.
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**Teams/players need to support the venues that are hosting trivia events. Too many trivia players are attending trivia nights and are not buying anything unless they win a prize. The venues goal in having trivia is to sell food and beverage to patrons. These locations do not have to host trivia and may stop if teams aren’t buying anything. Some of these locations are going to make changes to their policies on how prizes are issued because of this. Support the venues!
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Play Trivia Tonight!

Thursday 5/24/18

Tonight’s games:

7:00
MCM Pub & Grill-3906 N. Cicero Ave. (Chicago)
Carson Tap House-823 Liberty St. (Morris)
Bootlegger’s Bar-107 Main St. (Maple Park)
Manhattan’s-300 S. Schmale Rd. (Carol Stream)
Caps Bar & Grill-347 W. St. Carles Rd. (Villa Park)
Sam’s Place-15 W. Prospect Ave. (Mt. Prospect)
Scorched Earth Brewery-203 Berg St. (Algonquin)
BeerAbility-159 S. Rand Rd. (Lake Zurich)
Wave Bar & Grille-3309 N. Chapel Hill Rd. (Johnsburg)
Perry’s-711 Devon Ave. (Park Ridge)-2nd and 4th week/month

7:30
Peggy Kinnane’s-8 N. Vail Ave. (Arlington Heights)

8:00
Pressure Billiards and Cafe (Trivia)-6318 N. Clark St. (Chicago)
Gatsby’s-427 E. Rand Rd. (Arlington Heights)
Bar Louie-1520 Sherman Ave. (Evanston)
Downing’s Tavern-421 Milwaukee Ave. (Libertyville)
Bryan’s American Grille-2009 Ogden Ave. (Downers Grove)

*Please contact locations for cancellations due to weather, games, or holidays.

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*Follow Pub Trivia USA on Twitter!!!!! @PubTriviaUSA

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League Information

Why should you join the Pub Trivia league?

It’s FREE to play!!!
Pub Trivia will be giving away thousands of dollars in CASH prizes, each year, during league tournaments.  ALL cash prizes will go to local teams!

How does the Pub Trivia league work?

-Sign up and you will be provided a league number.
-Each time you play, provide the trivia host with your league number.
-Play as many nights per week as you would like at any Pub Trivia location.
-Top ranked teams from the season automatically qualify for the Championship games.
-Lower ranked teams will be invited to fill unclaimed spots.
-Next season to start shortly after previous season (same rules apply).

2018 Season 1 Championships
Congratulation to the winners of the Season 1 Tournaments:

$400 CASH! Flying spaghetti monster and Stupid Ape
$200 CASH! Fish tacos and Insert name here
$100 CASH! Sue’s clues and V & D wannabees
Other Winners: Yadda, yadda, yadda, Han Solo, hole in the wall gang, Our name changes every time, Purple haze, No whammies

2018 Season 2

Season starts-April 29th
End of Season-August 4
Championship Games-August 18
Locations:
North-TBD
West-TBD
Prizes for the North and West tournaments are:
1st=$400 cash, 2nd=$200 cash, 3rd=$100 cash, 4th=$50 Gift certificate, 5th=$25 Gift certificate, and 6th=$10 Gift certificate

*Top 20 teams in North and West areas will automatically receive an invitation. Remaining teams will be invited based on rank and availability.

There will be no City or South Championship games.
South regular Season 1st place=$50 cash and 2nd place=$25 cash
City regular Season 1st place=$50 cash and 2nd place=$25 cash

*Top City and South teams will get invitations to North and West Championships based on rankings.

*League teams are responsible for giving trivia host their league number each night. Please make sure trivia host has recorded your league number, don’t assume they know it. Scores are posted weekly at the top of this page. When the season ends, no scores will be added except for the previous week. If you are missing a nightly score, please email [email protected]
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Season 2 is 14 weeks long. A teams top 17 scores will count for the team score. Lower scores after 17 times played will drop off. Play as many times, at as many Pub Trivia locations as you want.

Please be sure to give your league number each time you play.
If you can’t remember your number, send your team name to [email protected] and we will send you your number.

**Teams/players need to support the venues that are hosting trivia events.  Too many trivia players are attending trivia nights and are not buying anything unless they win a prize.  The venues goal in having trivia is to sell food and beverage to patrons.  These locations do not have to host trivia and may stop if teams aren’t buying anything.  Some of these locations are going to make changes to their policies on how prizes are issued because of this.  Support the venues!

Thank you to everyone that donated…

12/9/17 We were able to raise $475 at the two tournaments. Home Bar raised $177, for a total of $652 for the Toys for Tots!!

8/15/17 We were able to raise $375 at the two tournaments. Pub Trivia USA will add $500, for a total of $875 for Pets for Vets!!! Thank you all for your generosity!!!

5/13/17 We were able to raise $460 at the two tournaments. Pub Trivia USA will match $500, for a total of $960 for Alzheimer’s of America!!! Thank you all for your generosity!!!

12/8/16 We were able to raise $580 at the two tournaments. Pub Trivia USA will match $500, for a total of $1080 for the Toys for Tots!!

8/13/16 We were able to raise $345 at the two tournaments. Pub Trivia USA will match $355, for a total of $700 for the American Red Cross!!! Thank you all for your generosity!!!

5/14/16 We were able to raise $210 during the West Tournament and $190 North Tournament, plus Pub Trivia USA will add $500 for a total of $900 to Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault. Thank you all for your generosity!!!

12/13/15-Thanks you to all the teams that came out to play and we are so very appreciative of all who participated in our 50/50 charity raffle which was a huge success. We collected $320/north and $285/west, plus Pub Trivia USA added $500 for a total of $1105 for Feeding America Northern Illinois Food Bank!!! Thank you all for your generosity.

8/13/15-Thank you to all the teams that participated and for all the generous players you purchased raffle tickets to support an amazing organization 100 Club Chicago. We were able to raise $270 at the West Tourney and $625 at the North Tourney. The winners at the North Tourney was soon generous, they donated their winnings!!! Pub Trivia USA will donate an additional $500 for a total of $1395 for 100 Club Chicago!!!

Thanks to all the teams that came out to play 5/19/15. We collected $673, plus Pub Trivia USA added $500 for a total of $1173 for Disabled American Veterans!!! Thank you all for your generosity.

12/13/14 we were able to collect $303 at the West tourney, $260 in cash and some toys at the North Tourney, and Pub Trivia USA added $500 for a total of $1063 cash and toys for the kids!!!

Register Your Team

Please read prior to registering
-Teams are invited to tournament locations based on standings and home locations.  Your home area is the area you play most often.  It is not always possible to invite teams to tournament games in their home areas.  Sometimes teams might have to travel to other areas to compete in tournaments.
-Prize money and number of teams competing at tournament games is based on number of locations and number of teams competing each season in each area.  This is subject to change.
-Each team is only allowed to have 1 score per day.  First score received will be the only score for that day.
-Weekly scores should be entered by the following Sunday night.
-You DO NOT need to re-register each league season.

Tournament Game Rules:
-Same rules as regular trivia nights apply.
-NO CELL PHONES ALLOWED.
-Team size is limited to 6 players.
-No teams will be allowed in after the game starts.
-Only players that are present at the start of the game are allowed to play.
-Spectators may be allowed as long as the host location has the space.  That may not be known until that day.
-Anyone over the age of 5 has to be counted among the 6 team members or they CANNOT sit with the team and therefore should not attend.

*We need correct email addresses for team captains.  All invitations to tournament games are sent via email.
*Team names need to be appropriate and may need to be changed if deemed inappropriate.

Chicagoland is divided into 4 areas-Suburb-North, Suburb-West, Suburb-South, and City.
You must choose a “Home location” based on the following areas:

Suburb North– Temperance Beer, Buffo’s, Tavern on 60, Brick City, Bar Louie-Schaumburg, America’s Bar, HOME Bar, BeerAbility, River Street Tavern, Real Time, Light the Lamp, Firehouse, Galati’s Hideaway, Durty Nellies, TightHead Brewery, Chaser’s, Broken Earth, Main St., Chances Bar, At Work Bar, Buddyz Pizzeria, Jen G’s, Cuckoos Nest, Mrs. P, Sam’s Place, Scorched Earth, Wave Bar, Perry’s, Peggy Kinnane’s, Gatsby’s, Bar Louie, Downing’s Tavern, Miggy Smalls, Addison and Clark’s, Mr. D’s

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Suburb West– Topgolf, Fitz’s Spare Keys, Gulliver’s, Lavergne’s Tavern, Northside, Warren’s, Jaxx Pub, Tannins Wine Bar, Rosati’s, Riley’s, Ellyn’s. O’Leary’s, Bootlegger’s, Manhattan’s, Caps Bar, Bryan’s Grille

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Suburb South– Rocco’s Pub, Ashbury’s, Fatties Pub, Port Noir, Front Row, Carson Tap House, American Legion, Kennedy Pointe Restaurant

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City– Pressure Billiards, MCM Pub, Steve’s Lounge

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