Tuesday night’s games welcomed 108 teams at 15 venues, including a massive 19-team field at Champion Billiards in Frederick. Let’s see who topped the overall leaderboard on this Tuesday night:
Tuesday’s first round began in the category of Finish the List, which taught many of teams exactly which events comprise the Modern Pentathlon. We also included a question on this advertising mascot who is nearly 60 years old:
Next up was a question on Movie Music:
–> Providing the title for an upcoming biographical film, which song originally peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart in 1976, but re-entered near the top of the chart in 1992 after its appearance in the movie “Wayne’s World”?
We tacked on the most difficult bonus question of the first round, asking for the lead actor from that upcoming film. Only 12% of our teams snagged those two points with “Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek. Five teams began their night with a perfect score of 36 points: Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards), Dave’s Divas (Senor Tequila’s), Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Greene Growlers), Blumpkin Spice Latte (Quincy’s South), and Stink Floyd (Monkey La La).
Tuesday’s audio question featured the work of Angelina Jolie, with a majority of our teams having no issue recognizing three of her films: “Kung Fu Panda 3”, “Maleficent”, and “Mr. and Mrs. Smith”. Later in the round, we asked our teams to name the former New York Yankee who set the MLB record for most career grand slams in 2013. Nearly all of our teams arrived at this correct answer:
Exactly one-quarter of our teams also earned on a two-point bonus by knowing that Alex Rodriguez broke the record previously held by Lou Gehrig. After questions on heliotropism and Copacabana Beach, we closed the round by asking our teams to name these two actresses who portrayed Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Across the board, nine teams correctly answered all three bonus questions to earn a perfect score in the second round.
Tuesday’s halftime round featured pictures of TV talk show studios and a little knowledge of U.S. Presidents. Our overall average score reached 14.6 points, with three teams swiping a perfect score: Puppy Butts (FireFlies), No Talent Ass Clowns (FireFlies), and Russian Luge Team (Shuckin’ Shack). Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the close of the first half:
- Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South): 90
- Puppy Butts (FireFlies): 88
- No Talent Ass Clowns (FireFlies): 88
- Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Greene Growlers): 88
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 88
Tuesday’s third round included our nightly Three Clues question, which proved to be the most difficult bonus of the second half:
CLUE 1: The world’s first skyscraper, the Home Insurance Building, was erected in 1885 in this U.S. city.
CLUE 2: Walt Disney was born in this city in 1901.
The first clue certainly helped our teams narrow the answer down to a major U.S. city, but it was the Disney fanatics who were able to shine here, as 12% of our teams were bold enough to forgo the third clue and answer correctly with Chicago. We closed the round with a reference to this fictional shopping center:
Just as in Tuesday second round, nine teams notched a perfect score of 36 points in the third round.
Tuesday’s final round included questions on the Arkansas River and the Hapsburg dynasty, but the seemingly innocuous category of The Name’s the Same gave us the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> What surname is shared by a 20th century American author and the TV family on FOX’s “Party of Five”?
Bailey, Charlie, Julia, Claudia, and baby Owen were the Salinger family:
Four teams swept through the final round with a perfect score of 36 points: No Talent Ass Clowns (FireFlies), Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South), Quiztina Aguilera (Quincy’s South), and Probably Worth a Google (Monkey La La). Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores after the final round:
- Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South): 162
- Kim Jong Unstoppable (Quincy’s South): 161
- No Talent Ass Clowns (FireFlies): 161
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 160
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Primanti Brothers): 159
FINAL QUESTION (61.2% success rate):
–> In an interview with Life magazine shortly after the death of her husband, Jackie Kennedy quoted lines from which Broadway musical?
Later becoming nickname for Kennedy’s time in office, the correct answer was “Camelot”. With a slightly easier set of questions on this Tuesday, we saw eight teams earn the Perfect 21 tonight by correctly answering every wagering question. Here are the top overall scores from Tuesday night:
- Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South): 174
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 168
- No Talent Ass Clowns (FireFlies): 168
- Puppy Butts (FireFlies): 167
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 166
- Newton’s Minions (Champion Billiards): 165
- Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South): 164
- Trivia Newton John (Quincy’s South): 163
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 162 POINTS
Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA: Capitol City Goofballs (Next week’s first category: HGTV)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum (Next week’s first category: “Lancelot Link”)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Ivan Get the Table (Next week’s first category: “Good Girls Revolt”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: The Fan Club ** ELEVEN WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: Elton John)
Fireflies in Alexandria, VA: No Talent Ass Clowns (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 (AUDIO) – Candlebox or Seven Mary Three?)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Russian Luge Team (Next week’s first category: Hurricanes)
Top Golf in Ashburn, VA: Kellie’s Heroes (Next week’s first category: Dog Breeds)
Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD: Give Us Your Beer Money (Next week’s first category: John Hughes Films)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Super NOVA (Next week’s first category: “The Room”)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: Ironman Triathlon)
Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL: Clavins (Next week’s first category: “Grey’s Anatomy”)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd ** TEN WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: “Back to the Future”)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: Heisman Trophy Winners)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Tequila Mockingbird (Next week’s first category: University of Georgia National Championships)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: Rockville Ricks (Next week’s first category: Pro Wrestlers)