loving cupsAcing a series of questions about television theme songs boosted the Smartinis team to a win in Friday’s faculty-staff Trivia Night competition.

Team Smartini claims trivia crown

The Smartinis — Vincent Georgie, Patti Lauzon, John Rossi, Patti Weir, and Rose Zanutto — have pledged to host a third round of trivia in the new year after triumphing in competition Dec. 4.

The team beat out 10 rivals to finish atop an 80-question quiz on everything from television theme songs to holiday observances around the world.

It was the second in a series of online trivia nights initiated by human kinetics professors Patti Weir, Sarah Woodruff, and Paula van Wyk. Sarah Sacheli and Kevin Johnson hosted Friday’s event on Microsoft Teams.

“We hope everyone had fun in our version of a pub quiz,” Sacheli says. “Now we look forward to getting back to the other side of the screen, answering the questions rather than posing them.”

Johnson plans to run a series of quizzes in DailyNews as the year-end approaches.

“We had a lot of extra questions about the holidays we didn’t have a chance to use,” he says.