Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 61 teams across five venues, including an amazing field of 24 teams at Vanish Brewery in Leesburg!
It seems as though Friday’s game was played in reverse, as the opening round proved to be the most difficult of the weekend. Questions about Mardi Gras and Doogie Howser only hit at about a 60% success rate, but that was nothing compared to this question to close the round:
–> Actress Emma Stone has earned three career Oscar nominations, all of which were for films that were also nominated for Best Picture. For your wager, name any two of these three films.
Only eight of our 46 Friday teams gave us any two of these three correct answers: “Birdman”, “La La Land” (for which Stone won the Oscar), and “The Favourite”. Saturday’s opening slate was much easier, as the field dealt with a questions concerning guacamole and this British band:
Our Saturday teams also faced a difficult first round bonus question, as only two teams could identify the Milwaukee Bucks as the current #1 seed in the Western Conference. Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’) posted the only perfect score of the first round.
The weekend audio questions featured stand-up comedians and fictional TV lawyers. We continued with questions concerning the new hit song “Old Town Road” from Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus, Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative, and this drama film:
Once again, the only perfect second score came from Saturday’s game, as Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza) notched 36 points.
Our Friday teams were given a reprieve at halftime, as 22% of the field recorded a perfect score thanks to the topic of cocktails. Meanwhile, Saturday’s halftime page dealt with possessive film titles and cartoon duos. Overall, the average score reached 16.8 points. Here is the halftime leaderboard from last weekend:
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 90
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 88
- Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (Vanish): 86
- Get Rich or Die Tywin (Pretzel & Pizza): 82
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 82
Third round topics from last weekend included South American geography, the Rubik’s Cube, the classic TV series “Leave it to Beaver”, and this historical painting:
Many of our Saturday teams were on cruise control after three rounds, until this six-point clue in the 6-4-2 question caused some major headaches:
–> This is the designation of the east-west U.S. Interstate highway which runs through Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Half of our Saturday teams lost a potential six points by incorrectly guessing Interstate 10, but that road runs through the southern part of New Mexico (through Las Cruces). The correct answer here was Interstate 40. Not to be outdone, a number of our Friday teams dropped their nine point wager with a pair of incorrect responses to open their final round. When asked to name either one of the two live-action Fox series to have won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, many teams felt confident in answers such as “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Married… with Children”. To their surprise, these were the two correct answers:
Even with easier questions about Japanese baseball and the drama film “Zodiac”, none of our weekend teams posted 36 final round points. These were your highest scoring teams heading into the final question:
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 160
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 159
- Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (Vanish): 158
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 147
- Murph’s Masters (Belles’): 146
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (83.3% success rate):
–> September 14 was the first birthdate that was drawn during which process held on December 1, 1969?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):
–> Rosetta Stone and Theo LeSieg were among the pen names used by which 20th century American author?
The correct answers to these questions were the U.S. military draft and Dr. Seuss. Congratulations to Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (Vanish), as the only team to earn the Perfect 21 by correctly answering every wagering question. These were your highest scoring teams from last weekend:
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 160
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 159
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 158
- Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (Vanish): 158
- Momentary Lapse of Reason (Vanish): 153
- Anything But Sports (Vanish): 152
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza): 148
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 148
- Black Souls (Springfield Manor): 146
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 144 POINTS
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Black Souls (Next week’s first category: Teachers)
The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Fan Club (NEXT GAME ON MAY 10 – First category: Internet Memes)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (NEXT GAME ON MAY 3 – First category: “Game of Thrones”)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON MAY 10 – First category: “The Flash”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME ON MAY 25 – First category: History of Wine)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Rumble in the Bronx (Next week’s first category: “Happy Gilmore”)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: “Jeopardy!”)