Rockland Rotary outpaced Penobscot Bay Chamber of Commerce in "So You Think You Know Rockland"  at The Strand Theatre Sept. 9. This was the second year Rotary took the honors, also winning in 2012.

Six teams filled with local talent and character battled on stage in front of an audience of approximately 50 to prove their expertise of history and current events in the fourth annual quiz show, emceed by Paul Benjamin and Glenn Billington.

Each team was asked 10 questions per round, with the opposing team having the opportunity to steal a point upon an incorrect answer. There was no phoning a friend or polling the audience, although the audience did answer a few questions correctly and gained a bit of knowledge.

Teams competing in round one were Will's Warriors and Pen Bay Chamber of Commerce. PBCC took that round 11-5, despite Warrior Liz McLeod's no-hesitation answer to "What is on a western hot dog at Wasses?" Barbecued beans, bacon, fried onions and ketchup — oh, and the hot dog is in there somewhere.

Returning champions FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars took on Rockland Historical Society in round two. FIORE won 8-7, and hoped that would be enough to put them in the final round.

However, Rockland Rotary tallied 10 points to Rockland Kiwanis' 4 in round three to face PBCC in the championship round.

Some of the questions in the final round were: "What is the deepest point of Chickawaukie Lake? What originally was the Myrtle House? Who was the first King Neptune?"

And although Team PBCC stole two out of three of these points, Rockland Rotary out-answered them 7-6 for the victory.

Rockland Rotary took home bragging rights along with the custom-made trophy, created by Capt. Ken Barnes. The coveted award encompasses all facets of Rockland culture and includes shipbuilding, fishing, and limestone. The victor's team name will be engraved on it for posterity sake.

This is the fourth year of the quiz show and all proceeds benefit Rockland Main Street, Inc., a nonprofit organization. The presenting sponsor was once again Breakwater Vineyards.

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