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It's Wheeling History Trivia Challenge Championship (at the Blue Church!)

August 07, 2015

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“It’s Wheeling History” Trivia Challenge Championship Game Set for August 7 at the Blue Church


The Wheeling National Heritage Area, the Ohio County Public Library, West Virginia Independence Hall, and Dr. David Javersak have joined forces to present the first ever “It’s Wheeling History” Trivia Challenge.

With Javersak hosting, six teams competed in the first round on May 19 at the Ohio County Public Library. Four teams advanced to the second round, which took place in the historic courtroom at West Virginia Independence Hall on June 23.

In Game 1, “Past Masters” (Jeanne Finstein, Kathleen Quinn, Hal Gorby and Jay Frey) defeated “Whadaya Know Weelunk?” (Dave Barnett, Nancy Barnett, Laura Brahler, and Sondra Clutter) by a score of 140-70. And in the hard fought second game, “The Downtowners” (Don Feenerty, Jon-Eric Gilot, Glenn Elliott, and Joe Roxby) defeated “3 Young Guys & an Old Guy” (Daniel Gatts, Ryan Finley, Scott Holt, and Mike Ramsden) by a score of 60-50.

Past MastersThus, in the inaugural It’s Wheeling History Championship Game to be held at the Historic Blue Church at 12th and Byron Streets in East Wheeling on First Friday, August 7 starting at 7 PM, “Past Masters” will take on “The Downtowners” in what is sure to be an exciting and highly competitive finale. The evening will also feature musical entertainment, beverages, and snacks.

The rules for the Championship Game will be the same as the first two rounds, except that the title game time will be increased to 40 minutes. The winning team will receive the inaugural, prestigious and highly coveted, “It’s Wheeling History” Trivia Challenge Championship Cup, a traveling trophy comprised of a red antique galvanized “Dura-Zinc-Alloy” fire bucket manufactured by Wheeling Corrugating Company. Individual team members from the first and second place teams will also receive locally made gifts. Attendance is encouraged and free for spectators. Feel free to play along, just please refrain from shouting out the answers.

DowntownersThere are still some official “It’s Wheeling History” Trivia Challenge t-shirts available for purchase at
 $7.00 each (available sizes are limited). They can be picked up at the library or at the Blue Church on the night of competition.

Sponsors for the “It’s Wheeling History” Trivia Challenge includeDr. David A. Kappel, C.J. Kaiser, Dr. David Javersak, David H. McKinley, Dr. William Noble, the Ohio County Public Library, West Virginia Independence Hall, and the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation.








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