(Moncton, January 22, 2020) – Do you have what it takes to be a Battle of the Brains champion?

Registration is now open for the YMCA of Greater Moncton’s 19th annual Battle of the Brains trivia challenge, taking place at the Y, 30 War Veterans Ave., on Saturday, March 14 at 7 p.m.

“Battle of the Brains is a really fun night of trivia and a fantastic way to help us help individuals experiencing homelessness,” says Trevor Goodwin, Director of the Y’s ReConnect Street Intervention Program. “All proceeds from the event go to ReConnect and play a critical role in our outreach efforts.”

During the Battle of the Brains competition – held in the Y’s main gym – teams of 4 to 6 players collectively answer 10 rounds of trivia, consisting of 10 questions per round. Each question is assigned a certain number of points. A panel of judges scores each round and the team with the most points at the end of the night is crowned Battle of the Brains champions. Along with bragging rights for the subsequent year, the winners also receive a wrestling-style championship belt.

Last year, 23 teams took part in the trivia event with $15,000 raised for ReConnect. The Air Trivia Controllers – a team from Nav Canada – won top spot in 2019. (The reigning champs will be back to defend their title.)

Scotty Horsman of New Country 96.9 FM will again host this year’s Battle of the Brains. Event sponsors include New Country 96.9 FM, C103, Pepsi, Sobeys and Inspiration Design.

Team registration forms are available at the Y’s Membership Desk or on the YMCA of Greater Moncton website. Each Battle of the Brains team is required to pay a registration fee of $600 or take advantage of the corporate “2 FER”: two teams for $1000 and $500 for each additional team. The registration deadline is Friday, March 13.

Teams are strongly encouraged to dress up for the event and vie for the 'Rock Star Award' sponsored by Pepsi, awarded to the team with best costumes and team spirit.

For more information about Battle of the Brains, visit www.ymcamoncton.ca.