The Easiest Way to Score Trivia Night

When you think of scoring your Trivia Night, what comes to mind? Do you think of hand tallying points? Or, frantically typing scores into a calculator? Or, maybe even having a whole team of scorekeepers? Well, if you have nightmarish visions like the ones above, I have some great news. There is a much easier way to score Trivia Night. Last Call Trivia Flex includes an automated scoresheet, which handles all of the calculations for you. That means all you have to do is type in the wagers, and no more mid-game arithmetic is necessary!

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Use the Flex Excel Scoresheet to score Trivia Night

As mentioned above, your Flex subscription comes with an automated Excel scoresheet. This scoresheet will keep a running total of all of the team scores and rankings. Which means, all you have to do is enter the wagers and the rest is taken care of!

In fact, the Excel scoresheet also has built-in flags which will notify you if an incorrect or duplicate wager is entered. That way, you can correct any mistakes right away and ensure that scores remain accurate throughout the game.
Using the Flex Excel scoresheet to score Trivia Night will remove the most stressful and time-consuming aspect of hosting Trivia. In other words, Flex will do the thinking for you and you can focus on providing the entertainment!

Enter points as soon as the answer is turned in

One tip to keep the game on schedule is to enter the wager for a team as soon as their answer is turned in. If you wait until all answers have been turned in to start entering the data, you will likely be rushed and more likely to make an error.
Instead, take advantage of the time that teams are discussing their answers by entering in wagers as you receive answers. This will allow you to spread out the data entry, which will keep the game on track and make your life easier.

Provide score updates throughout the game

It is important to provide updates as you score your Trivia Night. This will give teams an idea of their standing and allow them to address any score discrepancies if needed.

The best practice is to provide a score update after halftime, before the final question, and after the final question.
After halftime, the teams will want to know where they stand at the midpoint of the game. They will also need to know where they stand before the final to decide how much to wager. And of course, they will need to know the rankings at the end of the game!

Providing score updates throughout the game makes it easier to track down an scoring errors and keep the timeline on track. It also adds an element of competition, because teams can see where they rank amongst their competition.

As simple as scoring is, it does take a little while to get used to it. But trust me, you’ll soon get to a point where you don’t even think about entering scores anymore!

In conclusion, the easiest way to score Trivia Night is to allow the Flex Excel scoresheet to do it for you. By combining the scoresheet with the tips above, you can streamline the hosting process for your Trivia Night and focus on entertaining your crowd!