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Winner’s Circle

To be verified for the winner’s circle, teams must tweet a photo or screenshot of their completed answers sheet (tagging @TriviaWithBens) within 12 hours of each game. Starting April 14, 2020, we will also accept photos of answer sheets emailed to us at triviawiththebens@gmail.com.

(P.S. to other trivia hosts: Please be kind and credit us if you’re planning to poach our questions. We all work hard on these 😉)

—Ben and Ben


TUESDAY, August 18th 2020 (Questions TBA)

  • TBA

TUESDAY, August 4th 2020 (Questions)

  • 1st Place TIE (22 points): Team Mola mola (Captain: @tricialouiselee) league leading 7th 1st place finish!!; Team Thank You Very Mulch! (Captain: Edie Marshall) first time in 1st place!!
  • 2nd Place (20 points): Team A to B to Z (Captain: @brendawrites) First game!!
  • 3rd Place (18 points): Team Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq)
  • 4th Place (15 points): Team N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue)
  • (No 5th Place scoresheets verified)

TUESDAY, July 21st, 2020 (Questions)

  • 1st Place (26 points): Team Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq) Matches all-time high score + league-leading 6th time 1st place finish!!
  • 2nd Place TIE (24 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo), Pinky and the Brain (@andyfell @beckyoskin), Team Mola mola (Captain: @tricialouiselee)
  • 3rd Place (21 points): Team Chick Magnets (Captain: Dominic Gutierrez)
  • 4th Place (20 points): Ghost of Shrieking Panthers! (@blueDRB) Solo team!!
  • (No 5th Place scoresheets verified)

TUESDAY, July 7th, 2020 (Questions)

  • 1st Place (24 points): Team Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq) Fifth-time 1st place finish, tying Team Tautonym!
  • 2nd Place (19 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo)
  • 3rd Place (18 points): Pinky and the Brain (@andyfell)
  • 4th Place TIE (17 points): Team Ensifera ensifera (Captain: @tricialouiselee), Team 3 Chicks (Captain: Dominic Gutierrez)
  • 5th Place (15 points): N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue)

TUESDAY, June 23rd, 2020 (Questions)

  • 1st Place (20 points): Team Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq) Fourth-time 1st place finish!
  • 2nd Place (19 points): Team Mephitis mephitis (Captain: @tricialouiselee)
  • 3rd Place (15 points): N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue)
  • 4th Place (14 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo)
  • 5th Place (11 points): Pinky and the Brain (@andyfell)

TUESDAY, June 9th, 2020 (Theme: Numbers) (Questions)

  • 1st Place (23 points): Team Rattus rattus (Captain: @tricialouiselee) Third Straight Week!
  • 2nd Place (20 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo)
  • 3rd Place (19 points): The Brown Buds (Captain: @edwardortiz)
  • 4th Place (17 points): Team “physically distanced Baby Yoda” (Captain: Dominic Gutierrez)
  • 5th Place (16 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell)

Special welcome to new teams The Brown Buds, Ryan Farley, and others. Special thanks to Team Snow Body Mongooses (9) and Team N95’Sync (10) for their steady and continuous support for Trivia with the Bens through our first 10 games!


TUESDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2020 — POSTPONED IN SOLIDARITY


TUESDAY, MAY 26th, 2020 (Theme: AAPI History Month) (Questions)

  • 1st Place (25 points): Team Sula Sula (Captain: @tricialouiselee)
  • 2nd Place (24 points): Team Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq)
  • 3rd Place TIE (22 points): N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue), Team Don Gibson (@DNAgibson)
  • 4th Place (20 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo)
  • 5th Place TIE (18 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell), Team Mantooth (Captain: @mrmansell)

TUESDAY, MAY 19th, 2020 (Theme: Milk) (Questions)

  • 1st Place (20 points): Team Awa Awa (Captain: @tricialouiselee)
  • 2nd Place (19 points): Team Mantooth (Captain: @mrmansell)
  • 3rd Place (18 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell)
  • 4th Place TIE (17 points): No Name Corresponding Authors (Captain: @ErinOlsan), Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo)
  • 5th Place TIE (16 points): N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue), Team “A herd of buffalos” (Captain: Dominic Gutierrez)

Special welcome to two new teams: Team “Dungeons & Dragons & Diners & Drive-Ins & Dives” (Captain: @brown_malory) and “Team DJ Stick and the suffragettes” (Captain: Jennifer Glenn)


TUESDAY, MAY 12th, 2020 (Theme: Dogs) (Questions)

  • 1st Place (26 points): Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq)
  • 2nd Place TIE (23 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo), No Name Corresponding Authors (Captain: @ErinOlsan), N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue),
  • 3rd Place (21 points): Canis lupus familiaris (Captain: @tricialouiselee)
  • 4th Place TIE (19 points): Yeast Sac (Captain: Dominic Gutierrez), Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell)
  • (No 5th Place scoresheets verified)

TUESDAY, APRIL 28th, 2020 (Theme: Islam) (Questions)

  • 1st Place TIE (25 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell), N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue)
  • 2nd Place (24 points): Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq)
  • 3rd Place (20 points): Chaos Chaos (Captain: @tricialouiselee)
  • 4th Place (19 points): Graduated Cylinderzzzz (Captain: @nnntennndooo)
  • 5th Place (18 points): Team Mantooth (Captain: @mrmansell), Team Neopangea 2 Electric Boolagoo (Captain: @Megggegs)

TUESDAY, APRIL 21st, 2020 (Theme: Earth Day) (Questions)

  • 1st Place TIE (20 points): Velella Velella (Captain: @tricialouiselee), Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq), N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue)
  • 2nd Place (19 points): Team Mantooth (Captain: @mrmansell)
  • 3rd Place (18 points): Graduated Cylinderz (Captain: @nnntennndooo)
  • 4th Place (17 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell)
  • (No 5th Place scoresheets verified)

TUESDAY, APRIL 14th, 2020 (Theme: Easter) (Questions)

  • 1st Place (24 points): Bufo Bufo (Captain: @tricialouiselee)
  • 2nd Place (23 points): Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq)
  • 3rd Place (20 points): N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue)
  • 4th Place (19 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell)
  • 5th Place (18 points): The No Name Corresponding Authors (Captains: @ErinOlsan @anjiballerini)

TUESDAY, APRIL 7th, 2020 (Theme: Passover) (Questions)

Only answer sheets posted to Twitter were counted for this winner’s circle.

  • 1st Place (24 points): Pinky and the Brain (@beckyoskin @andyfell)
  • 2nd Place (23 points): The No Names (Captains: @ErinOlsan @anjiballerini)
  • 3rd Place (19 points): Team Mantooth (Captain: @mrmansell)
  • 4th Place (18 points): Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq)
  • 5th Place TIE (17 points): N95’Sync (Captain: @JoseBilingue), Graduated Cylinderz (Captain: @Nintentwit)

TUESDAY, MARCH 31st, 2020 (Theme: Baseball) (Questions)

Only answer sheets posted to Twitter were counted for this winner’s circle.

  • 1st Place (TIED at 22 points): Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq), Original Quaranteam (Captain: @rica460)
  • 2nd Place (TIED at 20 points): Team Quaranteam (Captain: @JoseBilingue), Team Johnson (Captain: @Michelle_J916)
  • 3rd Place (19 points): Corresponding Authors (Captains: @ErinOlsan @anjiballerini)
  • 4th Place (18 points): Team Mantooth (Captain: @mrmansell)
  • 5th Place (17 points): Graduated Cylinderz (Captain: @Nintentwit)

TUESDAY, MARCH 24th, 2020 (Pilot) (Questions)

This was our debut outing. We did not verify answer sheets that night, but a thread of provisional top scores can be found here, and we acknowledge all participating teams here (in no particular order)!

  • Smarter In Person (Captain: @alisondawnscott)
  • Snow Body Mongooses (Captain: @monsterbashseq)
  • Pinky and the Brain (@andyfell @beckyoskin)
  • Neopangea II Electric Booglaoo (Captain: @Megggegs)
  • Quaranteam (Captain: @rica460)
  • KONY 2012 (Captain: @kirkrichard10)
  • Team “PLANT H8Rs” (Captain @Plant_Phillips)
  • Team Cilantro (Captain: @vistrait)
  • Team “Even My Cat Knows That” (Captain: @SactownTucker)
  • Team @JoseBilingue
  • Team @DNAgibson
  • Team @kymmi_b_creepin
  • Team @jsong31
  • …plus anyone else on the phone line that night we weren’t able to see!