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The University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point “The World’s Largest Trivia Contest” will be held April 13, 14, & 15, 2018 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.  The contest is an annual event that

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consumes the city of 24,000 for one weekend each April. Grocery stores and pizza shops advertise specials and discounts targeted at Trivia players. Hotels welcome players with marquee messages and offer rooms with extra telephone lines. Almost everyone in town has tuned in to the contest at one time or another. Everyone knows someone who is playing the contest. A drive through the city neighborhoods will take you past banners on homes announcing the headquarters of some trivia team. Even the city police department relaxes the 'no parking on city streets overnight' rule during the contest to accommodate players jammed into homes. Approximately 7000 players are drawn to the city each year from outside Stevens Point, some who have been playing the contest since it began in 1969.

How the Contest is Played:

Starting at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, the first day of the contest, and continuing for 54 straight hours, questions are broadcast over the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point’s radio station WWSP (89.9). Eight questions are asked each hour (sometimes ten questions) and teams usually have the duration of two songs to call in with the correct answer.
Future Trivia Dates

2018 April 13, 14, 15
2019 April 12, 13, 14
2020 April 17, 18, 19
2021 April 16, 17, 18

Source: Official Trivia Web site:

Team standings and point values are read twice during the weekend resulting in two hours where only four questions are asked. Teams are allowed only one call and only one guess for each question.

While most of the contest is made up of questions broadcast over the radio airwaves, several questions will be asked about photographs contained in The New Trivia Times. A copy of The New Trivia Times will be provided to you when you register your team. Visit the official trivia site for a look at the detailed rules.

Scores and phone room coverage are broadcast on the UWSP cable television channel throughout the contest.

Early Monday morning, at the conclusion of the contest, the top ten teams receive trophies. In addition, the winning team receives a traveling trophy.

How You Can Participate:

You can participate by registering for the contest and locating yourself within the radio broadcast range of WWSP 89.9 FM. Most teams work out of private homes or hotels. You can have as many people on your team as you would like as there is no limit.

The registration fee is typically $30 or so with the money targeted for the University radio station general operations budget. You can register in person the week of the contest right up to the starting time of the contest (6:00 pm). You are encouraged to be registered by 5:30 pm. Stevens Point is in the Central time zone.

For more information, call WWSP 89.9 FM at 715-346-3755.

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Getting to Stevens Point:

Stevens Point is located at the intersection of Interstate 39 and U.S. highway 10 in central Wisconsin, 3˝ hours north of Chicago. The MapQuest site provides maps of Wisconsin and the surrounding area.

If you are traveling by air, Stevens Point is located about 20 minutes from the Central Wisconsin Airport (CWA) midway between Wausau and Stevens Point in Mosinee, Wisconsin. The airport is served by Delta Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines.

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