Trivia Battle this coming Sunday — meet the MinnPost members team

Voting for spots on the members team — for the Trivia Battle of the MinnPost brains — is now closed.

The last vote was cast at 11:43 p.m.

And the winners are: Brad Lundell. Sheila Smith. Becky Beyers. Marshall Tanick.

Their bios are here. Congrats to them and their devoted friends.

Time to celebrate
The Trivia Battle is the centerpiece of MinnPost’s second birthday party — Sunday at St. Anthony Main Event Centre. The event goes from 2 to 5 pm and the Trivia Battle starts at 2:45.

It’s free to all 2009 donors/members. ($10 for non-members.) Join or renew here.

Round one
The Trivia Battle will have two rounds.

For round one, emcee Al Sicherman will read 25 questions created by him for this event. Answers will be in writing.

Round one is open to the official MinnPost staff team, the elected MinnPost members team, and as many audience teams as want to compete. Audience teams can have 1 to 4 members. Cell phones and PDAs not allowed.

Answer sheets will be collected and scored by PriceWaterhouse Coopers volunteers flown in for this occasion. While they score, Al will explain the questions and what he thinks are the right answers. Disputes settled outside.

Round two
Round two is a three-way competition of the staff team, the members team, and the top-scoring audience team from round one.

Al will read 10 questions, developed from trivia nuggets submitted by MinnPost journalists.

Answers will be shouted out. Depending on his mood, Al may require shouters to say “Ooh! Ooh! I know this one!”

We’ll give two points for each correct answer. If any team gets one.

The winners
First, second and third place winners will be decided by the total number of points earned in rounds one and two. MinnPost prizes for all three teams.

It’s not too late …
… to RSVP to vkujawa [at] minnpost [dot] com. See you Sunday.

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