Archive for the ‘Catch The Mania’ Category

Welcome Aboard Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge!

Posted: May 26, 2013

Johnny Rockets Sports Lounge launches their first night of Catch the Mania Pub Style Trivia in grand fashion!  Congrats to the overall winning team of “Can’t Remember Shtuff,” who took home the Grand Prize of a $30 gift card to the Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Waterpark!  They took on eight other teams and most everyone brought home some great Johnny Rocket’s gear.

You can meet the challenge every Tuesday from 7-9pm at Johnny Rockets, just South off of Exit 20 off of the Adirondack Northway.  Bring your team and take a shot at the title, and remember there is no limit on team size!

 

Catch the Mania Visits Tony’s Pizza & Subs in Clemson, SC

Posted: May 2, 2013

I arrived at Tony’s Pizza and Subs in Clemson, South Carolina on a grey and rainy Wednesday evening.  On the far-left of a large building with Gold’s Gym as the anchor was Tony’s; a small and bright pizza shop.  I arrived about an hour prior to trivia, and made my way inside.  It was relatively busy already with, as I found out later, many customers who were staying for trivia.

I settled into a seat at the bar and asked if the owner, Johnny Murphy, was there.  I was greeted shortly by both Johnny, and his wife Susan.  We spoke of Catch The Mania trivia, and of how they switched from another pub quiz company and were very happy with the switch.  We spoke of their trivia customers,  that were a range of Clemson University students to locals who just loved to play weekly.  We spoke of the huge, positive effect it has had on their Wednesday nights.

The seats filled.  The pizza cooked and the beer flowed.  I hope I can make it back to Tony’s in South Carolina again.

For photos of the evening, visit a Facebook gallery at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151464461334125.1073741826.281545394124&type=1

For some great pizza, trivia and atmosphere, check out Tony’s…more information can be found on their website at http://www.tonyspizzasubs.com/

Say hello to Johnny and Susan.  Some of the most enjoyable and friendly owners I have met in a while!

Salt hill Pub of Lebanon, NH Needs to Take Reservations for Catch the Mania

Posted: February 9, 2013

Salt hill Pub of Lebanon needs to hold your seat for Sunday night Catch the Mania trivia!  Reaches capacity, and won’t cancel trivia for other events because it is THE EVENT every week!

 

Salt hill Pub in Newport, New Hampshire Turns a Sunday Night Around with Catch the Mania!

Posted: February 9, 2013

Lynne Tuohy from Salt hill Pub in Newport, New Hampshire tells us how Catch the Mania has turned around her Sunday nights!

On Tap Bar and Grill has Best Mid-Week Night with Catch the Mania!

Posted: October 9, 2012

Scott Lecours of On Tap Bar and Grill in Essex Junction, VT talks about how Catch the Mania has created one of the best mid-week nights at his establishment!

Big Winners at the Brickhouse Pizza and Grill in Clifton Park, NY!

Posted: September 14, 2012

Woweeeee!! What a night at BrickHouse Pizza! Winning the Grand Prize of a 50 inch big screen TV was the Hounddogs! and winner of the DJ party was Sir Bud of Weiser (love that name!) Congrats! Great job to everyone, and know that a new contest starts next Wed for 12 weeks…..be sure to get in on that action!

Catch the Mania in the Florida Keys!

Posted: June 30, 2012

Katchen Duncan, Entertainment Director of the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar talks about the success of implementing Catch the Mania Trivia at her establishment on Tuesday nights.  What used to be a slow mid-week evening has now become one of the best nights of the week for the Sugarloaf Tiki!   Located directly on the water in the back country of the Florida Keys, the Sugarloaf Lodge Tiki Bar is a great place to enjoy all the Keys has to offer…and a great round of trivia!

 

Let the show flow

Posted: January 31, 2012

A good friend and burgeoning awesome Catch The Mania host recently described to me a revelation he was having while doing CTM shows.  He realized that he wasn’t the show!  Sounds simple right?  Well it’s a bit more depthy and an important distinction to make to optimize success.

Catch The Mania was designed to be super easy, super effective and interchangeable – meaning anyone can do it at any location without deterioration of the product – that is as long as the host realizes that the reason people come to Catch The Mania nights…actually more accurately, the reason YOU WANT people coming to Catch The Mania Trivia nights is because of the presentation itself.  You want people to come to PLAY TRIVIA, you want people to come to PLAY THE BEST TRIVIA GAME AROUND.

So what happens if you kind of make yourself the show?  Does this ever happen to you?  I know it does to me and I consider myself to be a seasoned veteran.  But sometimes you find yourself, for whatever reason, getting nervous or feeling good about talking on the mic, so good in fact that you just want to keep talking, maybe there’s the person who wants to talk back with you and you carry on a conversation that seems to be engaged but is really just you and another conversing over a mic while everyone else waits.  Maybe you feel nervous and want to make jokes or divert from the presentation.  Maybe you just like to hear your voice on the mic.  Or maybe it’s something that is specific to you.

Unfortunately although sometimes it may feel good to indulge in your “Mic Power” there is very little benefit.  In fact even in the best case scenario, say you are an accomplished presenter and very polished on the mic and very comfortable…if you begin to make yourself the show, more than the presentation itself, what you will create is a situation where you, personally, will be locked into that particular show because whenever someone else comes to fill in people will be so desirous of your “Way” that they will feel the night suffers when someone replaces you.  Now this doesn’t mean don’t be professional or don’t have fun, it simply means allow the presentation to be the focus of the night.  And on the other side of this, say your not accomplished, just starting, nervous and you talk or make yourself bigger than the show – it can come off as grandstanding or not genuine and will be a turn off to people.

Remember, people come to play trivia.  They make a night of it.  They are not coming to see you, although they may enjoy your style, they are coming and you want them to come to experience Catch The Mania Trivia, the best of all trivia games.  The true professional will create a night that does not suffer when he or she is not presenting it!  So present well and let the presentation speak for itself – that’s what it’s designed to do.  Have fun.

2012 is the Year to Catch The Mania!

Posted: January 1, 2012

There has not been a way to present an exciting, professional, engaging, dynamic and profitable night at your location without shelling out $100, $200, $300 and trusting someone who’s not part of your business to do a good job…UNTIL NOW.

Catch The Mania helps you to make “Monday the New Friday” for no more than $50 per week.  That’s right $50.  Would you pay $50 per week to double your sales on a slow night?  What if you tripled them?  How about quadruple or more?  With Catch The Mania’s business building program those types of increases are not only possible they are actually happening now at more than 20 locations.

Don’t wait.  Everything you need to start next week is right here.  Sign up today and start bringing in more business for less money in the most professional way.  Catch The Mania has been developed for you…let us show you how!

 

Jill Magazine Online Overviews the Components of a Great Trivia Night at Geoffry’s Pub

Posted: October 5, 2009

“Most sessions include an audio round, predominantly “Name that Song,” but sometimes consisting of snippets of speeches or sound bites from TV shows. This portion also sticks to a theme, such as “famous guitar riffs,” or on a recent night, guessing from song clips played backwards. Movie clips and picture-based rounds add to the multimedia approach.

Emcee Jeremy Asarese uses Power Point and media players to broadcast the questions, answers, images and movie clips through various television screens scattered throughout the bar and restaurant and even outside, in nicer weather. His wife, Becca Asarese, helps out behind the scenes, tallying score cards.”

Read the full article here!

Geoffrey’s Pub
5453 Peru St.
Plattsburgh, NY

561-3091
8-10 p.m. Tuesdays.
Restaurant/bar offers buy 1, get one free appetizers from 4-7 p.m., so many trivia fans come early.