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CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Jan. 9, Jan. 15, 2004.33 Team Trivia adds new locations, new times By Amy Reardon Team Trivia has spawned friendly rivalries, increased use of library cards, and higher ratings for the History Channel in the Cape Region over the past year. edge in music, science, sports, tel- evision, movies, geography, liter- ature and world events. Topics range from 16th century poets to Christmas television specials. "I listed four famous people," The general trivia game, which \\; said Mixon. "Teams had to de- brings friends and stranger&apos;s to- : cide if they were dead, Canadian gether to test their knowled, has :or both. I love asking questions spread to four locations anddraws, that make people go, 'What did he over 200 players each week. " "I keep waiting for the game to focus on a specific age group," said franchise owner John Mixon, "but it doesn't. We have teenagers from the high school who come religiously and we have retirees who are playing for fun. But it's the players from 22 to 40 who really want to win. Those are the intense players say?'" Teams, which can have up to seven players, gather for games at Dewey Beach Club, Jake's Seafood House on Route 1, Sand Bar Tavern on Long Neck Road and Island Way Bar & Grill in Salisbury, Md. Bidding strategy is as important as knowledge throughout the game. Teams wager one to three The chiding and ribbing are the points on each question based on strOngesli in those group-s:". ,! their confidence in the subject Quesuons test players" ltn0wI- area and fortunes are often decid- ed by the final question when teams can wager up to 25 points. "It's more fun than watching TV at home, and the game doesn't eat up the whole time," said Mixon. "Songs play between questions and people have time to 'talk and socialize." The first-place team wins a $50 gift certificates to the hosting restaurant. When 12 or more teams play, the restaurant offers the second place team a $25 gift certificate as well. The Dewey Beach Club, Jake's Seafood House and the Island Way roll over half the first place prize to the next week's pot if the house team wins. "Dewey Beach Club's house team won so many times in a row, the prize got up to $150," said Mixon. "That's when attendance really shoots up because people feel like they have to bring in a ringer to win." Team Trivia is more than a fun way to spend an evening accord- ing to Mixon. It strengthens com- munity and boosts the year-round economy. "It brings people out on off- nights," Said Mixon. "If you get more peopl e out in the off-season, the year-round economy is better; peopie make higher wages an d don't have to go elsewhere in the winier. It's a small thing getting people to come out, but it lets peo- ple get to know their neighbors and builds compassion. One of the regular players at the Dewey Beach Club is fascinating; he worked in the music industry in the '40s and '50s. ] would never Continued on page 34 Kat#y Ford- On r#e Go Making T#ings Happen N A CTION ..... Kathy Ford Gall0 REALTORS  COMPA . I00al /.1'0 02 BMW XS 03 T01i , d;AS Of BMW 330X/ 2115 SPORT PKG. 2t61 SUNROOF 2111 ALL WHEEL DRIVE Amy Reardon photo Team Trivia took rootin the Cape Region in October 2002, and now runs five timea wee in four locations. Shown are team members at Jake'fleafoodHouse (l-r) Jo Lynch, Kristin Bradley Wade, Megan Couchman and Courtney Riordan. LEWES OLD CITY $515,000. Buy now...see your property grow in value soon. Get in the quickly developing Burton subdivision a block from the historical district of downtown Lewes. 7500 sq. ft. lot 4 bedroom (inc. 1st floor master), 3 baths, patio and deck, new carpets and paint, hard- wood floors, fireplace and much more.. ......... , ..... . . This will be the last time you will see a large house on an oversized lot in this area priced at $55,ooo. Call and ask me wh)z., Susan Pomerantz 302,227.5083 866.507.7603 01 UNCOLN IMIffG4TOII 00/.F.Xi/$ GS 300 O0 6JSW: YI/KOJI SLT Of CIIYJISLEW T/C 2077 SUNROOF 2123 LOW MII.,F H37 2186 SALE PRICE 911 TOIMll T4COAM 4X4 Sale PreCmh Trade Sale Price Cash 11"acle $|0 MI: Sale PdceCash Trade '26,995-s3,500 : "21,995- '3,000 : IO.U '12,99S. 3,000 : 'U.Jiiilanl LOW MIU[8 SUNROOF Sale Price Cash Trade '11,995-, : $O#EUlql olmnl[ 01 TOYOll ECHO "23,995-'4,000 : a#... '15,995-3,000 : |L..U '16,995- "2,000 : $f3195 8,995- '3,000 : 'S9 LOU Howard Jeff Dennis Mark Venus Brenda Peter Lan Earl Dale ................  .................... :: i : !." .. " " -' .:,..:::::.i? ..... ' "i( .... :::: - '. ::::::::::.:':::::'::::::::.ii!:3 :::::   ": ..... ...... .:;iii   I i m.... i i i... .s i : .... l :i]]::::# ...... ::::ii    :: ::i::  " . "" ......... ii,:<,,-.N:,. . ...