Match Wits 2017!

Are you ready for the Match Wits Challenge?  Are you and your friends prepared to do battle to become the Team Trivia Champions of Medina County?  Project: LEARN is thrilled to be hosting our 7th annual Match Wits competition on Thursday, April 20th, from 6pm-9:00pm at Coppertop at Cherokee Hills in Valley City.

Teams of up to 8 participants compete simultaneously, answering questions in eight unique categories.  The room can get a bit raucous, as teams cheer correct answers and boo when they are wrong. Is your team worried about their prowess in answering questions in a particular category?  We will have “Gurus,” subject-matter experts, on hand for every category…and your team can buy tickets to win their services for those difficult questions.

It’s a fun, no-stress evening (no one is up on stage–and with 8 team members, someone is likely to have the answer at your table even if you don’t!), so reserve your table now!

We are excited to have quizmaster Tony Robinson returning to host this year’s questions and answers–he is ready to challenge your team, so recruit your best players now!

The registration form is found by clicking here:  Match Wits official registration form 2017

Tickets are $40 each, or a table of 8 is $320.  Corporate sponsorships are available; contact us at 330-723-1314 or for more information.

We would like to thank Eric Schultz of Antiquation for the beautiful one-of-a-kind trophies that will be presented to the members of the winning team!

A gift basket of books and related items for each category will be on ticket auction that evening.  We have wonderful items for our guests to win–teams that preregister get free raffle tickets!  New this year:  a chance to win a wonderful bottle of wine, and a live auction for dinner for 8 at your home, prepared by award-winning Chef Adam Smith of Buehler’s Fresh Foods!

We are grateful to this year’s sponsors of our event:  Westfield Insurance, Medina Sunrise Rotary, and The Post Newspapers.

Presenting our Guru Guest List–the wonderful community members who will be assisting us as subject matter experts this year:

Unusual Ingredients:  We are thrilled to be joined by Chef Adam Smith, head chef at Buehler’s River Styx in Medina, as our expert in this culinary category.  This category features questions about unusual ingredients in recipes.

Get a “Clue:” Joining us this year is Professor Dale Laux, who teaches classes at Cleveland State University in forensic science. This category will feature questions about clues used to solve crimes that involve forensic analysis–if you’ve watched some “Criminal Minds” or “CSI”, you will be ready for this category!

Famous SCOTUS Cases: We are excited to have retired Judge James Kimbler joining us as our expert on legal cases that have been before the Supreme Court Of The United States (SCOTUS). His expertise is ready to help any teams short on lawyers or ScotusBlog readers!

Sports Moments That Changed The World: Our expert on world-changing sports moments wrote the book on this subject!  He is Martin Gitlin, author of the forthcoming book “Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History.”  Questions will feature sporting moments that transcended their individual events and become important moments in human history.

It Came From Great Britain: Our expert on British culture is Carmen Croghan, librarian, Anglophile, and blogger for WETA about all things British-TV-related.  She has her own blog here:  We’re so glad she will join us to help our guests with questions about British TV shows that became Americanized!

Wait, Wait, Ask Me Another!: This category will feature questions on the news events happening in the first two weeks of April 2017–a current events category. Our expert is none other than Larry Pantages, editor of the Medina Gazette newspaper–who will be more up-to-date on current events than him?

Felines and Kittens and Cats, Oh My!:  This category will, of course, feature questions on cats, kittens, and their care. Our guest expert is the founding executive director of Kitten Krazy, Inc., Wendy Mirrotto!  Kitten Krazy has placed over 4,200 cats and kittens in loving homes since 2004, so she is quite the expert on our feline friends!

Hooked on Classics: Our last category is a celebration of classic books, carried in all three of our BookShelf stores.  The classics section is extremely popular and our expert here is longtime Project: LEARN volunteer and graduate student in Library Science, Hannah Krumheuer! Either she’s read it, shelved it, or sold it–she’s your guru!