Ken Jennings is a trivia master.
He’s the 2nd greatest earnings champion in JEOPARDY! history, but has won more overall game show earnings than any other contestant. He has a few books, of course – he even has his own CAN YOU BEAT KEN board game. He even won GRAND SLAM, the trivia contest that pitted all the top game show contestants against each other to see who truly was the best.
In interviews, Ken has said that nobody can really know it all, and there were a number of Jeopardy! questions that he simply guessed the answers to. Granted, they were highly educated guesses – but they were guesses nonetheless.
Which brings us to THE TRIVIA CHAMPIONSHIP OF NORTH AMERICA (or TCONA, for short).
This is the event for you to try if you are a whiz at Trivial Pursuit, or considered the “go-to guy” on your Team Trivia team at the local bar.
Paul Bailey, who helps organize the US edition of THE WORLD QUIZZING CHAMPIONSHIP (among other trivia events) is the brainchild behind getting the TCONA up and running, perhaps in conjunction with WQC events. So at least the person behind this idea has some trivia credibility.
Paul is hoping for the event to take place in Las Vegas, perhaps during the last few weeks of June 2011. While details are still being worked out, feel free to check out the TCONA Facebook page for more details.
Or, contact the TCONA organizers via their listed information: