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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

World Trivia Tournament in Albany

This brings me back to the days of Carmen Sandiego.

Alright, gumshoes, the International Center of the Capital Region is holding a fundraiser called the inaugural WorldQuest International Trivia Competition on Aug. 1. It's $35 per person or $250 for a team of eight people.

It's Thursday, Aug. 1 with registration at 5 p.m. and the competition at 6 p.m. at the Polish Community Center (225 Washington Ave. Ext.) in Albany.

From the flyer:" Why not join the fun? Come and test your knowledge of worldliness and the world around you! Mix, mingle and compete for the title of WorldQuest Champion! The event will provide a great, exciting, high-voltage evening of competition for adult teams of eight to compete for trophies and other prizes (including bragging rights) against other area teams."

Categories will include flags and capitals, geography, people in the news, current events, international food and international music. Questions will be given in a multiple-choice format.
There will be door prizes, team prizes, and refreshments.
For teams who register before June 24th a special pre-event orientation aboard the Dutch Apple will be afforded to your entire team free of charge on Thursday, June 27th from 6 to 7:30 PM. The cruise will include a wine tasting, sample questions and hints to prepare for the competition.

All proceeds from the competition will go towards the International Center's K-12 education initiatives including Academic WorldQuest, a national flagship education program designed to engage and inform high school students in global affairs.
Registration for the adult trivia competition can be done online at or by calling 518-708-7608.


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