Thanks to the holidays, last night’s game of Pour House Trivia included numerous guest appearances from our Monday and Tuesday teams, leading to a total field size of 141 teams across 14 venues. One of those venues featured some PHT history after an incredible battle between two trivia juggernauts!
Opening round topics from Thursday’s game included Russian leaders, “The Wizard of Oz”, and this product known by two different names:
In a bit of a rarity, the most difficult bonus question of the night was asked in the first round. Only 9% of our teams knew that Lenny Wilkens coached the Seattle SuperSonics to the 1979 NBA Championship. As a result, four teams began their night with a perfect first round score: Fan Club (Quincy’s), FNQ (Champion Billiards), Simple Minds (Beef ‘O’ Brady’s), and Bonestorm (Fish Market).
We walked the “streets” for Thursday’s audio clue, as we asked our teams to identify the songs “Takin’ It to the Streets” by The Doobie Brothers, “Where the Streets Have No Name” by U2, and “Streets of Philadelphia” by Bruce Springsteen. Later, we looked at the moons of Mars, the cities of New Zealand, and this work of dystopian fiction:
The second round was no match for Thursday’s stellar field, as a whopping 18 teams ran the table by racking up 36 points.
Thursday’s halftime page featured pictures of actors who packed on the pounds with prosthetics in comedy films. Falling on the easier side, this page yielded perfect scores to 11% of the field while the overall average landed at 18.3 points. Here are your highest scoring teams at Thursday’s halftime break:
- Fan Club (Quincy’s): 91
- Castle Greyskull (Quincy’s): 91
- Bonestorm (Fish Market): 90
- Tantric Yogurt (Quincy’s): 90
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 89 POINTS
Thursday’s second half began with a look at this action film:
We continued with questions concerning the Thomas Hardy novel “Tess of the D’Urbervilles”, Green Goddess salad dressing, and 2018 NFL trades. Seven teams earned a perfect third round score.
Our final round began with a look at “The Sopranos”, before moving on to topics such as Italy’s Po River and the musical “My Fair Lady”. We closed Thursday’s game with a fairly difficult bonus question posed in the Three Clues format:
CLUE 1: Last month, two of this man’s albums reached the top five of the Billboard 200 chart.
CLUE 2: Those two albums were the 2018 album “Love” (stylized by a red heart emoji), and the 2011 album “Christmas”.
While few teams even ventured a guess at this point, these two clues were enough for 12% of our teams to earn a two-point bonus by recognizing the work of this Canadian crooner:
Seven teams closed their night by posting a perfect final round score. Here are your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:
- Fan Club (Quincy’s): 169
- Tantric Yogurt (Quincy’s): 168
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 167
- Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards): 163
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 161 POINTS
THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (80.4% success rate):
–> Designed by Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne in 1976, the original logo for Apple featured a depiction of what notable scientist?
More than four-fifths of our teams earned wagering points on this final question with the correct response of Sir Isaac Newton. Congratulations to the eight teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Thursday by answering all wagering questions correctly. Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Fan Club (Quincy’s): 181
- Tantric Yogurt (Quincy’s): 180
- PC Principals (Fish Market): 174
- Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards): 173
- Power Vacuum (Champion Billiards): 172
- Bonestorm (Fish Market): 171
- Washington Foreskins (Bunker Sports Cafe): 171
- Table Four Needs Ranch (Fish Market): 170
- Breadsticks (Quincy’s): 170
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 168 POINTS
An epic game took place at Quincy’s in Gaithersburg, one of our most loyal teams posted its highest score ever. After coming up just one point short of a perfect game, Fan Club became the 12th team in PHT history to score more than 180 points. In addition, runner-up Tantric Yogurt became the FIRST team in history to score 180 points in a losing effort. If only these folks were bigger fans of Alyson Hannigan.
Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Canadian or American?)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough (Next week’s first category: “Unbreakable” film series)
Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: 99th Precinct (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: Punslingers (Next week’s first category: “S-Town” Podcast)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Rum Ham (Next week’s first category: “Gravity Falls”)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Bueller…, Bueller… (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter Spells)
Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Slapsgiving (Next week’s first category: “Saving Silverman”)
The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion (Next week’s first category: Conquerors)
Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA: Not Your Team (Next week’s first category: “Psych”)
Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL: Better Red Than Dead (Next week’s first category: Origins of Thrash Metal)
Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: PC Principals (Next week’s first category: Capital Beltway Exits)
Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA: An All (Next week’s first category: Bony Fish)
Guido’s in Frederick, MD: Unathletico Madrid (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Limp Bizkit)