So registration for the New York City Clash of the Trivia Champions is live, and we already have a handful of the BQT's most competitive teams signed on. Teams of four, $100 per team to play—Monday, September 27 at the Highline Ballroom. But I've also had a couple of specific questions that I figure I'll cover here:
— Is there a deadline to register? Not officially. There's a 60-team limit, so as soon as we've reached that number, registration will be closed. We're nowhere near there yet, and if we are approaching the magic number, I'll warn you through the usual channels. But still, don't freak me out and wait till the last minute.
— $1,000 for first place? What else? As advertised, the winning team will also receive a really sweet trophy. And yes, they will keep that trophy, even if we do a championship again next year. How's that for magical? Second place will get $400, third place is getting a super-secret but very valuable prize, and we're planning for a lot more: We're canvasing for sponsors, so we hope to have plenty of worthwhile goodies. (Not official yet, but after last Friday, I got a good lead on a season pass for the Coney Island Cyclone.) If you rep someone who might have something worth giving away in exchange for promotion, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Is it just going to be BQT regulars? Of course not. We're hard at work spreading the word throughout the city, and we're seriously hoping to get the top teams from the city's bottomless well of bar trivia nights. Want to help spread the word? E-mail email@example.com and earn free admission to a non-Championship BQT.
— Another question that Quizmaster Noah can't anticipate here. Visit here or e-mail info blah blah blah, and I'll fill your brain. Deal?