“We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn’t obey the rules.”

– Alan Bennett


  • The Qualifying Period lasts from April 10, 2023, to May 26, 2023.
  • There are two ways to qualify: be the best at a particular bar, or play in trivia nights run by 5 different participating companies over the course of the Qualifying Period.
  • Each company will keep track of who shows up at their bars to the best of their ability, but we strongly encourage each team to register online and let the host know you’re trying to qualify for the Battle of WITS finals to ensure you get credit for attending.
  • To ensure fair representation across all participating bars, the auto-qualifying table looks like this:
    • Cap City Trivia – 1 top team from each of the 23 bars
    • Capital City Showcase – 1 top team from each of their 6 bars, plus 6 wildcard teams
    • New Columbia Pub Quiz – top 4 teams each from Big Bear Cafe and metrobar, top team from miXt
    • Two Girls Trivia – top 4 teams from Biergarten Haus, top 3 from Fight Club, top 2 from Hill Country
    • Calico, Dew Drop Inn, Duplex Diner, Red Bear – top 5 teams from each bar


  • The Finals will be held at 1 PM on Sunday, June 4 at metrobar.
  • Regardless of the number of players on a team during qualifying, finals team sizes are capped at 6 players.
  • Standard bar trivia rules apply – no cheating, no shouting out answers, don’t otherwise be a jerk.
  • Cash prize structure is as follows (all amounts are minimums, as the prize pool total is not finalized yet):
    • 1st Place: $500
    • 2nd Place: $240
    • 3rd Place: $120
    • 4th Place: $60
    • 5th Place: $40
    • 6th Place: $40
  • Other non-cash prizes will be awarded throughout the finals to teams who distinguish themselves according to criteria announced during the Qualifying Period or at the Finals themselves.