WEEKEND STATS AND FACTS (23 teams across three venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Boh’s and Hoes (Captain Benders) with 171
–> Highest Score after Round 4: Boh’s and Hoes with 159
–> Highest First Half Score: Uncle Jack with 90
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagering questions and final): Plenty of teams missed just one or two wagering question, but no team scored the ‘Perfect 21’
–> Our halftime pages played a bit on the easier side this weekend, with an average score of 17.8 and six teams earning 20 points.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.5% success rate):
–> In the American version of the board game ‘Clue’, name ANY TWO of the four rooms located at the four corners of the board (with only two guesses allowed).
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):
–> Narrated by Orson Welles and starring actress Cicely Tyson in the title role, the 1978 TV miniseries “A Woman Called Moses” was based on the life of which American? (you’ll find the answers later in this blog)
Happy Saturday to everyone, thanks again for spending your weekend evening here at Belles’ Sports with me for some Pour House Trivia. We had eleven teams in tonight’s game, along with a couple of new entries to the world of PHT. We were on center ice for our first category of the night as the teams had to identify the southernmost venues to host “The Frozen Four” championships. Other subjects in that first round also informed us of the Spanish origin for the nation of the Philippines, Pope John Paul the 2nd’s country of origin, South America’s “River of January”, and lastly this famous scene from Full Metal Jacket:
Our second round proved to be a bit more difficult for a few of the teams, with nearly half of the field missing ‘tin’ from its Latin name stannum, and more than half of the teams missing influenza as the cause of 40% of American casualties in World War I. Folks held on though, scoring very well with some popular songs with very memorable intros, the origins of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets, and this Japanese comic, that has had quite some animated success in the U.S. as well:
The halftime puzzle page went fairly smoothly as we had our players identify some celebs who were either born or passed away in 1980, and finish off the bottom half by taking a trip around some famous airports. The hardest question in round three involved coming up with Canada Dry Ginger Ale from their most recent ad slogan, while Panama being the quickest correct answer for the night in regards to a recent document release scandal. We also had Brandon Boyd and Incubus with a reasonable amount of success and some familial relationships between some famous sports stars. Finally we topped off the third with an ABC sci-fi drama, that is actually a remake of a 1979 film starring Malcolm McDowell, proving once again that Hollywood is lost for original thought:
The final round proved to be the most difficult for tonight’s teams, with the most misses per question than any other round in the game. We had Spike Lee’s film “The Original Kings of Comedy”, though Richard Pryor, Red Foxx, or Eddie Murphy were no where to be found on that strip of celluloid. We also had decent success with former U.S. national capital cities that are current U.S. State capitals, though few teams could name both. Lastly there were many bi-valves to choose from, however it is oysters that make up this tasty appetizer:
The final had a great effect on tonight’s outcome, securing first handedly, while eliminating a possible tie for second place. Here are the results:
First Place: Uncle Jack
Second Place: Smarty Pants
Third Place: Taco Cat
Next week’s first category: The original “The Godfather”. It’s “an offer you can’t refuse”…
This week I had the honor of subbing for Jon Jeffries at Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown. This evening was jam packed with corrections, boisterous teams, hilarious answers, and a category for next week the PHT trivia staff will likely frown upon. Shall we begin? The first round started ten teams strong with the top seven all within five points of each other. However, Sanford & Son was the only team to start off the round perfectly with five correct answers and a trio of two-point bonuses to boot. The top nine teams missed a total of four questions combined in the first round.
The second round saw the cream rise to the top as the top four teams: Give Us Your Beer Money (88), Alternative Answers (87), The Offbeats (86), and Sanford & Son (85) pull away from the pack! The Chemical Elements question tore the game well open with answers ranging from Silver, to Platinum, to Iron to the correct answer of Tin. The Puzzle Page did not fool too many teams with all scores being 16 points or greater – Give Us Your Beer Money & The Offbeats were not fooled with any of the questions with a perfect 20. The final two rounds had the same four teams in the lead the all night with Gimpin’ Ain’t Easy making a run to take fifth and be a part of the final question drama.
In the second half, questions on athletic relatives and physics gave our teams quite a stir, but we were able to fix the issues and move on with too much fuss. Our question writers offer their sincerest apologies. The final question in round 4 brought forward the answers of Annapolis but no one seemed interested in answering Trenton as a former capital of the U.S.
Our final question of the night brought out the inner child in all the teams with the popular board games category. Over 60% of the teams got the final correct with our final order being:
First Place: Sanford & Son
Second Place: Give Us Your Beer Money
Third Place: Alternative Answers
Next week’s first category: Farm Machinery (sorry, the original request was overruled!)
It was Sunday Night Trivia with a side of March Madness on Sunday at Captain Benders Tavern in Sharpsburg. We got to watch one hell of a nail-biter while you all fought for your own bragging rights. We also had a couple of new teams in the mix, keeping things interesting from the get-go. A shoutout to our newbies: Leprechauns and Literally Anything! We started our night with our Winner’s Choice category: a Geographic Triple 50/50 to get you warmed up, and we ended Round 1 with a World Leader legacy puzzler. Going into the audio question to start Round 2, we kept up with our Geographic trend with a little Boston and Berlin, and finished the round with a few Literary Quotes & Characters.
The scores going into the Halftime Puzzle Pages were preeeeeeettty close, but afterward (to my disbelief) they got CLOSER. We had a 3-WAY TIE for 1st place between Fisted Sister, Boh’s & Hoes, and Arrondisements of Ouagadougou. Naturally, things started heating up in Round 3 which began with some film titles (and nods to Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland – love them!) and ended with a few NBA Stars (who doesn’t love the name Dirk?). Not to be underestimated, up next was the 6-4-2, but you guys blew right through that BINGO…
The scores were still pretty close going into Round 4 with Boh’s & Hoes and A of O separated by a single point! We began the round with some presidential nostalgia and finished it with a quick same-name game. The final category prompted some strategic wagering, but in the end, it was a Famous American that determined our winners:
First Place: Boh’s & Hoes
Second Place: Arrondiesments of Ouagadagou
Third Place: Fisted Sister
Next week’s first category: Airport Codes
See you next Sunday guys! XX