They have answered to many names: Bartons +1, Return of the Jedi, The Fearsome Foursome, The Magnificent 7, Muggle Mayhem and Thundersnow. They have a vast wealth of knowledge, an obsession for Jeopardy and an insatiable desire to win.
They are the trivia night regulars at the BBC Sandwich.
Michael Barton, Aleta Barton, McKenzie Barton and Larissa Podryhula have entered the hallowed halls of the pub just about every week for the past five or six years. “It took a lot of convincing to get them to come with us,” McKenzie said about her parents, Michael and Aleeta. “I came here for drinks one night with my sister, and it just happened to be trivia night. I was the only one who knew the final question that night, and I wasn’t even playing!” McKenzie convinced Michael, Aleta and McKenzie’s longtime friend Larissa to join them, and they quickly became regulars at Trivia with DJ Cubey.
Their team has evolved and transformed, grown and shrunk, but their competitive mentality and teamwork is here to stay. They may have missed a few questions this week, but they came back to tie for first place. Larissa represented their team and competed against Gail from the Hey Mamas, the Bartons’ oldest pals and toughest competition.
Can you guess the answer to the final question?
Country Name Origin:
The first Spanish explorers in the region noticed silver ornaments worn by natives and this country’s name was born. (Scroll to the bottom for the answer!)
Although Larissa knew the answer, the Hey Mamas were just a hair quicker, securing first place for the evening. But the Bartons were in good spirits—runner up for first place is better than nothing!
We asked Michael what brought them back week after week. Was it the questions? The food? The waitstaff? Cubey’s undeniable charm? Maybe a little bit of everything? Michael laughed and shrugged. “I don’t know, there’s just something about it,” he said. “You can’t stop coming back, especially once you start winning.”
Don’t forget that your local pubs host trivia night every Tuesday or Wednesday! For your pub’s trivia schedule, click here. You can find Cubey in Hyannis on Tuesdays from 7-9 p.m. and Sandwich from 7:30-9:30 p.m. See you there!
The answer to the final question: Argentina!