What This Is
Aside from the wacky theme, The Triwizard Drinking Tournament boils down to a bar crawl/scavenger hunt. Just as everyone is welcome to join in on the theme and play the drinking games you will not be shunned for not doing so. This is an event organized so we can all go out and have fun and meet people before PAX even starts. It's always easier to make friends after that fifth shot...
What This Isn't
This isn't a kegger at the Theta Phi Delta. It also isn't Twilight themed. Scout's honor this time.
How to Participate
To sign up just make a post here with your desired house: !Gryffindor, !Slytherin, Ravenclaw, or !Hufflepuff. Also if you are bringing anyone else with you who doesn't post here please list how many so I can keep a fairly accurate count. After signing up for a house, all you need to do is show up at the appropriate time at the appropriate bar as per your house's schedule. All participants will be asked for a $1 donation that will go to Child's Play. This nets you your scorecard and house button. After all is said and done the donations will be tallied up and the house that raises the most for Child's Play will win the House Cup. I'm still looking for an appropriate prize. If you're unsure as to what house you want to be in, come to me anytime during the dinner or before the crawl starts and I will be happy to hold a sorting ceremony for you.
"Standby" Wizards & Witches
"Standby" isn't a true standby as some people may think of it. Anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and drink and engage in the wizard festivities but anyone on the standby list may or may not get their own button or scorecard. There are extras but my advice is to print out your own scorecard just in case so you can keep track if you are on the standby list.
Also, for those of you late to joining please try to spread yourselves out among the different houses. As far as the house cup is concerned we can't have 100 people in one house and 60 in all the others.
Gryffindor (50) Standby (12)
Gryffindor values courage, daring, nerve and chivalry. Its mascot is the lion, and its colours are scarlet and gold. This house corresponds roughly to the element of fire. The founder of the house is Godric Gryffindor.
Head of House: Atlus Parker
Head Boy: ArcticXC
Head Girl: KaitouAyashi
01. circeramone +1
06. Cgkyle +2
11. Nikolis +1
13. Asiina +4
14. goodkevin +1
16. chupamiubre +2
19. Torren +3
20. Bob Jackass +3
21. mrmelons +1
22. The DIMD
23. Kalaylajayla +2
24. GardenProphet +1
7. Artic1 +3
8. Boss Kaufman
Schedule & Challenges
08:20 PM The Crescent Challenge #1 The Challenge of Godric Gryffindor
09:00 PM Clever Dunne's Challenge #2 The Sword of Godric Gryffindor
10:00 PM Cafe Metropolitan Challenge #3 Wizard Duel vs Ravenclaw: Pair up with a partner from Ravenclaw and cast your best spell (shot)
11:00 PM Barca Challenge #4 Wizard Duel vs Slytherin: Pair up with a partner from Slytherin and cast your best spell (shot)
12:00 AM Linda's Challenge #5 Gryffindor is for Fratboys
12:40 AM The Chapel Challenge #6 Defense Against the Dark Arts
01:20 AM The Garage Challenge #7 End of Year Banquet
Wildcard Challenge #8 Come dressed as a wizard from House Gryffindor.
Slytherin (55) Standby (12)
Like Salazar Slytherin, its founder, Slytherin house values ambition, cunning, and resourcefulness. The book also suggests that the hunger for power is a characteristic of Slytherins. The animal representing Slytherin is the serpent, and the house colours are green and silver. Slytherin House seems to have attracted more evil wizards than any other house, including Voldemort himself and almost all of his supporters...
Head of House: ElectricTurtle
Head Boy: redhalo
Head Girl: Astayonix
01. ukiyo e
02. CaptainTapole (muggle)
07. PeasantDave +2
08. Broken_Angel +3
09. slacktron +1
10. zombiebot +4
12. Frightfully English
13. CoconutExtreme +1
15. VonXWolfenstein +3
18. Korthos +3
19 RC Demoral +1
23. Big Rawr Monster +1 (?????)
24. beta_angel +1
25. Mavore +1
30. Mavore +1
1. Ticien +1
5. thesuperman51 +3
Schedule & Challenges
08:20 PM The Garage Challenge #1 The Challenge of Salazar Slytherin
09:00 PM The Chapel Challenge #2 The Locket of Salazar Slytherin
10:00 PM Linda's Challenge #3 Wizard Duel vs Hufflepuff: Pair up with a partner from Hufflepuff and cast your best spell (shot)
11:00 PM Barca Challenge #4 Wizard Duel vs Gryffindor: Pair up with a partner from Gryffindor and cast your best spell (shot)
12:00 AM Cafe Metropolitan Challenge #5 Slytherin is for Cheaters
12:40 AM Clever Dunne's Challenge #6 Potion-making
01:20 AM The Crescent Challenge #7 End of Year Banquet
Wildcard Challenge #8 Come dressed as a wizard from House Slytherin.
Ravenclaw (53) Standby (12)
Ravenclaw values intelligence, creativity, wit, and wisdom. "Wit beyond measure is man's greatest treasure" is an oft-repeated Ravenclaw proverb. The house mascot is an eagle/raven, the house colours are blue and bronze (changed to blue and silver in the movies).
Head of House: DeadlySherpa +2
Head Boy: PunkJr
Head Girl: Sumi +1
04. SlickShughes +2
05. Ebfan +2
06. chaosisorder +1
08. whypick1 +1
10. skarsol +1
12. AltDelete +1
14. Mogs +1
15. Rana +1
16. Asmodian +1
17. Atratyys +3
20. ThatHalfling +3
21. NightGaunt +1
22. arkitekt +1
23. PirateRabbit +1
1. Zankabo +2
3. GiraffeOverlord +2
5. TehTime +1
Schedule & Challenges
08:20 PM Linda's Challenge #1 The Challenge of Rowena Ravenclaw
09:00 PM Barca Challenge #2 Wizard Duel vs Hufflepuff: Pair up with a partner from Hufflepuff and cast your best spell (shot)
10:00 PM Cafe Metropolitan Challenge #3 Wizard Duel vs Gryffindor: Pair up with a partner from Gryffindor and cast your best spell (shot)
11:00 PM Clever Dunne's Challenge #4 Ravenclaw is for Nerds
12:00 AM The Crescent Challenge #5 Arithmancy
12:40 AM The Garage Challenge #6 The Diadem of Rowena Ravenclaw
01:20 AM The Chapel Challenge #7 End of Year Banquet
Wildcard Challenge #8 Come dressed as a wizard from House Ravenclaw.
Hufflepuff (53) Standby (7)
Hufflepuff, founded by Helga Hufflepuff, values hard work, loyalty, tolerance, and fair play. The house mascot is the badger, and canary yellow and black are its colours and corresponds roughly to the element of earth.
Head of House: eye-shuh +3
Head Boy: Dinny
Head Girl: tehnakki
02. Stupid +2
05. Veevee +1
06. EruditeAphrodite +1
07. paradoxical +1
08. orbdep +1
09. JonnyNero +3
12. CaptNoPants +1
13. KillermcGee +1
14. pvt gonzo
21. Juicepockets +3
24. t2kizzle +1
25. Tsiriel +4
1. Zero-Control +1
5. iheartstrippers +1
Schedule & Challenges
08:20 PM Cafe Metropolitan Challenge #1 The Challenge of Helga Hufflepuff
09:00 PM Barca Challenge #2 Wizard Duel vs Ravenclaw: Pair up with a partner from Ravenclaw and cast your best spell (shot)
10:00 PM Linda's Challenge #3 Wizard Duel vs Slytherin: Pair up with a partner from Slytherin and cast your best spell (shot)
11:00 PM The Chapel Challenge #4 Hufflepuff is for Everyone!
12:00 AM The Garage Challenge #5 Herbology 101
12:40 AM The Crescent Challenge #6 The Goblet of Helga Hufflepuff
01:20 AM Clever Dunne's Challenge #7 End of Year Banquet
Wildcard Challenge #8 Come dressed as a wizard from House Hufflepuff.
Tips & Tricks
Don't Be a Dick: First and foremost, don't do anything that's going to embarrass yourself or anyone else. Especially since alcohol is going to be involved you're going to want to leave your asshole pants at home. Don't make us snap your wand.
Know Your Limit: The only person who knows your alcohol tolerance is you. There's nothing worse than an overindulged drunk so don't be that guy. If someone notices that you're getting sloppy you're already past the point of no return. You should probably stop drinking when someone points out to you that you're peeing on a bar stool.
Leave No Wizard Behind: We arrive as a group and leave as a group. If someone has to be That Guy/Gal who gets so wasted that they think they're actually Dumbledore, it's the responsibility of the crawl as a whole to ensure this person makes it safely back to their hotel. Use the buddy system, handcuff yourselves to each other, whatever. No one is to vomit in a bus terminal by themselves. Not this night, at least.
Respect the Headboys/girls: Anyone designated as a headboy/girl for the crawl isn't there just to hand out stickers; they're there to make sure everyone's having a good time and that everything runs smoothly. They're there to keep everyone moving and to stop people from jumping up on the bar and dropping trou. If one asks you to stop picking bar fights with the seedy locals, it might be a good idea to do so.
HAVE FUN: This is the most important guideline of all: Have fun! We're all on vacation and we're drinking with fellow nerds so let's enjoy it. Keeping ourselves fairly reasonable for the evening will make it a good time for everyone.
Guidelines for the House Duels or Dueling Etiquette And You: A Magic Users Guide
This guide is to clarify a few rules concerning the wizard duels between houses. I know everyone has grand plans of pouring cement mixers and cowboy killers or whatever godawful concoctions people subject their bodies to down each other's throat. While this sounds good in theory, we want everyone to have fun and not worry about a first year student choking on Bloody Tampon and ruining the rest of their night. The following are a few rules to keep things fun:
- All Forbidden Curses Are...Forbidden: All drinks must contain only a mix of alcohol. That means no fruit, tabasco sauce, fire, pickles, rubber bands, dirty diapers, razor blades, The Kraken, miniature civilizations, or whatever else your sick little minds come up with.
- The Challenger Buys the Drink: To keep things fair and to prevent anyone from breaking their opponents bank by ordering them Dom Perignon mixed with Patron and topped off with Crystal Skull vodka.
- Choose Your Partner Outside: At each bar where the duels happen we're going to have over 100 people trying to cram the bar. Help expedite the process by choosing a partner outside then going in together and ordering together.
I need a map!
is a map of all 7 bars on the crawl.
Diagon Alley for the Discerningly Thrifty Witch or Wizard
- Find someone who has a black graduation robe. Spice it up with some house colors and you're instantly a wizard/witch.
- Check out cheapish costume kits such as this one.
- Wear a bathrobe, a makeshift hat, and stick a branch in your pants (yes this has been done in the past)
- Borrow items from a Harry Potter nerd
- Rob someone
The First Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament
The First Annual Triwizard Drinking Tournament
Link to photos from thread
The real drunken wizardry video
PAX East Bar Crawl
On thursday when heels takes me out for an all I can drink buffet, I will be spending part of the day scouting locations for the PAX East Bar Crawl. Cine the location for PAX East went live I've been kicking a lot of ideas around in my head. First, the PAX East Bar Crawl will not be the Triwizard Drinking Tournament. That will be exclusive to PAX Prime. As far as a theme I've had a few ideas but I think the one that gives me the most material to work with would be Pokemon. This is not set in stone so feel free to pitch your own themes and ideas. Some time after PAX '09 I'll put it all together.