Another Thursday night. Another trivia title successfully defended. Six in a row if I'm not mistaken. Okay, this one wasn't quite so easily defended. But defended it was. For trivia is like boxing or golf's Ryder Cup. If you wish to dethrone the champion, you must beat them outright. In the event of tie, the championship is retained by the one holding the title going in.
Last night there was a three way tie for first place. Initially it appeared that we had indeed been usurped from our rightful throne, and there was much carrying on and celebrating by those jealous of our past successes (no doubt lefties exhibiting another form of class envy). But upon further review, it was discovered that a careless error by a publican who really ought to have his eyes examined (among other things) had cheated us out of a answer that was indeed correct (Clintonesque parsing of words aside). And so we finished tied with two other worthy opponents.
We raise a glass to Charming Wonderbuns and his squad. In their first appearance at Keegan's trivia night they came very close to doing what other pretenders to the throne have only dreamed of: knocking off the vaunted Fraters trivia team. So close they could taste it they were. But the sweet chalice of victory was not to be raised to their lips last night. For the mighty Fraters team once again pulled one out.