The Irene and Phil McCarthy Re/Max in Motion team won San Leandro Public Library Project Literacy's 11th Annual Trivia Bee held Firday night, October 22, 2004, at the Marina Community Center. Second place went to the Pon-Tificators team and the defending champion Kaplan Family finished third following a sudden-death round as all three teams were tied at the end of three rounds.
The first round of questions was read by Leslie Frates, a San Leandro resident and professor who has appeared on the television quiz show Jeopardy 13 times. Ms. Frates also appeared as a Jeopardy contestant in the movie Goundhog Day. The next rounds and sudden death questions were read by Ray Orrock, a newspaper columnist for ANG Newspapers. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Robert Kurtz was the official Trivia Bee judge and Kathy Kurtz was the office time keeper.
Unlike last year, there were few controversial questions or answers and no successful challenges to questions or answers. The questions that required audio, however, were marred by music that didn't play when it was supposed to or failed to include the vocal portion of the song.
The Trivia Bee is Project Literacy's biggest annual fundraiser with income from team entry fees, dinner, and an accompanying raffle that featured prizes supplied by local businesses including a $275 photo session at Anna Kim Photography, a DVD/VCR from Circuit City, a mountain bike from Nick and Judy Verhoek, and $100 of gift certificates from Southwest Airlines.
Members of the San Leandro City Council, including Mayor Sheila Young presented medals to the top three teams.
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