• Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Mar 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

The Winds of Winter
Troy

Please go away Winter!! A cold, windy night was hissing frosty mist in my face as I headed into Grinders tonight for another quiz. I’m over the cold weather and just want my patio weather back for quizzing in the summer! Is that too much to ask? At least we are not getting hit with that crazy blizzard weather of the northeast. No thank you ma’am. Luckily inside Grinders it was nice and heated with lots of furious quizzers here to compete for fame, fortune, and a moderately priced gift card. The beginning of the quiz started off nice and easy with teams easing into answering. But as everyone had a few more drinks
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Mar 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

A Dark & Stormy Night
Troy

A stormy night at Grinders! No tornado warning is gonna keep this Quiz Master away from his Quiz!! But seriously there were tornadoes that touched down about 10 miles from my quiz location. So I can add performing a quiz in a severe weather alert to my resume. The lights even dimmed through the quiz but never went out! So I had my mic and power luckily to complete the whole quiz. The number of teams we have regularly playing at this location is really encouraging. It is fun to consistently play the quiz with a room packed full of people, over half of which are regular teams (shout out to Carpet Pissers, Team Name, & Trivial Retreat)!!
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Feb 27, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

A 1st Place Tie for the 3rd Week In a Row!!!
Troy

A PACKED house at Grinders tonight!! The most teams I have ever had made for an interesting evening of trying to perform the quiz and do the scoring. And for the THIRD WEEK IN A ROW the quiz ended in a tie for 1st place! That seems unprecedented. The Oscar Goes to La La Land pulled it out in the end and ACTUALLY took home first prize. The teams were really energetic and the bonus questions flew off the shelves with most people answering before I could even finish the question! One note though, whoever wrote the round on Massacres needs to reevaluate what a “fun” night of trivia is. Because man was that the most energy killing round
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Feb 13, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Love is in the Air
Troy

A fun Valentine’s Day Eve. We could feel the love in the air as new teams and old gathered together to get it on at Grinders. There was a lot on the line as some teams had never done this before. Others had tons of experience and obviously knew exactly what to do. A tight race for the top three spots all night long with lots jockeying for position for who could win this thing. In the end, Trivial Retreat came out on top after an INTENSE sudden death round tiebreak. To the victor go the spoils. I don’t think any of this can be taken seriously cause it is all just sounding like bad and naughty
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Feb 06, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

But I Thought They Were Our Friends?
Troy

A quieter night tonight at Grinders, but that is okay. Sometimes a more subdued quiz is just what is in order for the evening. Some dedicated teams came and others I had not seen before came to join in on the action. That science round with half the answers filled in was diabolical. I could feel all of the teams turning against me as I read it out. haha. There was so much resentment against me by the end that no one wanted that round ever again. But I guess that is the price to pay for being a quizmaster. You’ve got to be able to take the heat from tough rounds. This was also my first quiz to end in a first place
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Jan 30, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Why write less when you can have more?
Troy

Even though the answer to the question was “less”, a team at my quiz tonight just couldn’t help but write “more beer”. I think that really sums up how we all feel this week. I think we all just need more beer in our life to get through the next week, let alone the next four years. Luckily this quiz brings people together to share in knowledge and potent potables. Some new teams mixed in with the old ones this week. It is always nice to have regulars but new teams always make the dynamic in the room much more heated. The quiz even ended with a tie between two new teams! Unfortunately the one
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Jan 23, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Some People Just Want to See the George Burns
Troy

Great to be back at Grinders after a week off. Also great to have some friends show up to the quiz. Always fun to perform a quiz in front of people I know. Keeps things light and allows for lots of inside jokes with questions and such. The subtle digs at the new administration in the question selection tonight was appreciated. Always funny to run across questions in the quiz that are subversive in their critique of whatever is running this country right now.      Good to have my regular teams back again tonight. However, a new dynamic duo in Beers for Tim really shocked everyone and stayed in 1st place all night long. Some of my favorite answers
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Jan 09, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Norway and Russia Holding Hands
Troy

A quieter night at Grinders tonight. This was perhaps due to the two annoyingly good football teams playing some important game tonight. Probably sports snobs not wanting their precious downs to be soiled by questions on Liza Minelli and algae. Their loss. We still had a few regular teams a we ended up having a good time. I had no idea that Harry Belafonte had an EGOT. You learn something new every night. It has been frigidly cold here in Kansas City lately, and I am looking forward to the spring when teams can finally play outside again. It gets a little stuffy inside and I love it when teams can just chill and enjoy
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Jan 02, 2017
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

There are 10 Types of People in this World, Those Who Understand Binary and Those Who Don't
Troy

A new year brings a whole new set of chances to win in the Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz. I have finally got a mix of great regular teams at my location now, and it is a joy to see them every week. We get to know each other and geek out over trivia and have fun heated debates over trivial stuff. Literally. lol. Tonight’s quiz proved to be equal parts difficult and easy. The teams really shined in the visual round, but many seemed to struggle in the math round. Serious though!? A math round!? With like, actual math in it? Who was the devil who wrote this quiz? lol I made sure to give all of my teams extra time to do their
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Dec 26, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

1+1+18= 8(?)
Troy

In what I expected to be a dead night after Christmas at Grinders, I had 12 teams show up! The wait for a table was over an hour and they couldn’t physically fit anyone else inside the restaurant. My regular teams, the staff, and I were all shocked at the turnout for a post Christmas pub quiz. It made things quite exciting though! The race for the top two spots was heated all the way until the very end with Dante Poe’s Throwing Arm leapfrogging their competition to take the win after jokering the last round. In other news, I really should have read Round 6 before doing the quiz tonight because
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Dec 12, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

I Am the One Who Went Rogue
Troy

In honor of the next Star Wars film coming out this Friday, I went Rogue in my quiz tonight. Upon reading round three when preparing for the quiz, I thought it was dull and mundane and too easy. Like, WAY too easy. I knew pretty much every team was going to get all 8 questions right which makes the round pointless during the quiz. So, I decided to write my own round. It was about the Golden Globe nominations this week and it turned out to be the great equalizer round. My teams in the lead did very poorly (only 1 point) whereas my teams in last place got almost all of them right (7). Looking back, I think this was the right decision to make in ensuring that the quiz was fair to all and kept
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Dec 05, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

All Men Are Created Equal and Endowed with...Certain...Rights
Troy

     Fun quiz tonight. Had four of my regular teams back to play tonight. I thought the quiz tonight was especially well done. A great variety of questions and multiple points to make fun of stupid answers. I will never not be amazed at how anyone could have pulled Kyrgyzstan out of thin air. That was quite impressive.      It is fun to finally have been at this location for long enough to feel like I belong there now. I know all of the staff, and I have my regular teams. It feels just as it should. I've got my Cheers moments every Monday night, and there is something to be said for that kind of familiarity with people like that.     
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Nov 28, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

I’m Suffering from Thunderstorm Spiders?
Troy

In a quiz that was decidedly harder than most, one team rose above to conquer. The questions this week were quite difficult and many teams struggled to even make it into the 60s for point totals. In my opinion, Round 7’s format was unique but ultimately WAY TOO time consuming to explain and not rewarding enough to the quizzers. I think they felt ripped off on their points and it made knowing most of the answers meaningless unless you knew the hard answers. I understand and appreciate trying to mix up the formats, but I’m still on the fence about if that format for Round 7 was actually worth it. Time will tell.
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Nov 21, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

I Only Know One Judy Garland Movie
Troy

A better crowd at Grinders tonight from last week. Last week must have just been an anomaly cause I've never had that few teams before. Nice to have some healthy competition again. The quiz tonight was a particularly difficult one. But we still had teams break 90 which is always impressive. It was also aided by this delicious pork and mango salsa sandwich that I had for the first time that was delicious. I'll definitely be ordering that again.  And in a first and strong showing, the staff team playing at Grinders tied for 1st place! They graciously gave up their prize to the 3rd place team, but it was great to see them do so well. They even got EVERY song and artist in round 2!
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Nov 14, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

Wait, You Mean to Tell Me There's FOUR Brothers?!
Troy

First of all, I would like to send a thank you to whoever wrote the question about the brothers Karamazov because I had a classic literature scholar at my quiz who took offense to the answer of three. I did look it up and there are in fact FOUR brothers Karamazov, although one is illegitimate. The question does not specify this, and boy did I hear it from this guy. Haha. Other than that it was a smooth quiz. Small crowd at Grinders tonight. Not sure if the super moon or the fact that the country is…well we just won’t go there at this point. Even still, with just three teams we managed to have a good time
[ ...more... ]


  • Quiz Image
Grinders at Stonewall
10240 Pflumm Rd,
Lenexa, KS
66215
Monday, Nov 07, 2016
[Mondays @ 7:00 pm]
Quiz Venue Logo

It's My Birthday, and I'll Cry If I Want To
Troy

Birthday quiz!  So tonight was this quizmaster’s birthday. Some nice patrons gifted me with some drinks that were most appreciated. A full house tonight at Grinders with 15 teams on the docket. Some great team names tonight. My favorite had to be Rigged for Her Pleasure. Just pure genius on the result of that team. The election has us all on edge this week, but a nice few rounds about it seemed to reveal how little some teams knew about the political process. The best example of this can be seen in the team who guessed that Massachussetts, (yes, Massachussetts) has gone to the Republican party
[ ...more... ]