On Friday, June 16, AABANY participated in the 2017 Trivia Bowl organized by the Asian American Journalists Association of New York., held at Broad Street Ballroom. AABANY has fielded a team each year since the inception (except for one year due to a scheduling conflict). AABANY was hopeful of repeating their first place finish last year, but it was a tough Trivia Bowl this year with challenging questions that managed to stump our team of trivia buffs. Through five rounds covering various categories (such as New York, Current Events and Fake News), our team hovered around second and third place, ultimately finishing in fifth. Our team was disappointed, but we congratulate Newsday for winning this year’s Trivia Bowl.
We thank our team members: Tsui Yee, Gabriel Arce-Yee, Gary Malone, Louis Villella, Nelson Mar, Kevin Hsi, Steven Shapiro, Lia Tieu, Yang Chen, and Chris Kwok (Team Captain).
We also thank the following judges who kindly agreed to give up their Friday night to serve as judges at the Trivia Bowl: Hon. Charles Liu, Hon. Laurie Lau, Hon. Alex Tisch, Hon. Toko Serita, Hon. Margaret Chan, and Hon. Gerald Leibovitz.
Although Team AABANY did not manage to repeat last year’s victory, team member Lia Tieu did score a great raffle prize: a basket of high-end cosmetics and skin care products from AmorePacific, with a retail value of $1250, all for just a $20 raffle ticket. Congrats, Lia!
(Thanks to Kevin Hsi for the photos.)