This weekend’s games included 47 teams at seven venues, including more than a dozen teams at each of our Friday night games! Let’s check out the recaps:
Our most difficult bonus question of the first round was asked on Friday, as we asked for the alphanumeric title of the most recent album from this pop superstar:
Only three out of 26 Friday teams arrived at the correct answer of “24K Magic”. Across the weekend, we saw five teams open their games with perfect first round scores: Deplorables (Belles’), Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub), Boh’s & Hoes (Captain Benders), and American Forester Story (Captain Benders).
Our weekend audio questions dealt with such topics as Horror Film Music and six-letter band names. Sunday’s second round offered up this intriguing question:
–> Fittingly, which animated series of the 1990s was the ONLY television show to be reviewed by Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert?
The only perfect score of the second round was turned it by Smarty Pants at Belles’.
Across all three weekend days, the average halftime score was 16.1 points, with seven teams posting a perfect 20 points. Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’ Sports Bar): 88
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 88
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 88
- Boh’s & Hoes (Captain Benders): 88
- Uncle Jack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 87
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 87
Saturday’s second half opened with a look at this short-lived quiz show:
Speaking of numerical answers, Sunday’s teams were asked a question regarding which number fits all three of these clues:
–> The year (A.D.) in which a volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius killed 16,000 Romans.
–> The U.S. Interstate Highway which runs north from Charleston, West Virginia, through Pittsburgh, and into Erie, Pennsylvania.
–> The atomic number of the chemical element gold.
Each of these clues references the number 79. Throughout three nights of trivia, four teams swept the third round with a perfect scores: Smarty Pants (Belles’), Uncle Jack (Belles’), Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), and Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt).
Friday’s final round included a question on this early 1990s ad campaign:
The toughest wagering question of the entire weekend was asked on Sunday:
–> In addition to his upcoming role as superhero Black Panther, actor Chadwick Boseman has portrayed three American icons in biographical films, the most recent of which was released last weekend. Name any two of these three film roles.
Only one team (Five Easy Pieces at McAuley’s Pub) earned points here with any two of these answers: Jackie Robinson (“42”), James Brown (“Get On Up”), and Thurgood Marshall (“Marshall”). We did not see any perfect scores in the finals round this weekend. Here are the weekend’s top scores after four rounds of play:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 162
- Uncle Jack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 161
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 159
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 159
- Duchess (Tilted Kilt): 156
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):
–> Which nine-letter word is derived from two Greek words meaning ‘at a distance’ and ‘to write’?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):
–> Before George H.W. Bush won the 1988 Presidential election, which 19th century politician had been the most recent sitting Vice President to be elected U.S. President?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):
–> Overseeing more than 700 locations in 35 states, which company was founded in Philadelphia nearly 100 years ago, by Graham Jackson, Maurice Strauss, and Emanuel Rosenfeld?
Your answers? telegraph, Martin Van Buren, and Pep Boys. After a trio of difficult final questions, none of our teams were able to snag the Perfect 21 by answering correctly on all wagering questions. Here are your top overall scores:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 172
- Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt): 171
- Duchess (Tilted Kilt): 168
- Uncle Jack (Belles’ Sports Bar): 165
- Fomites (Vanish Brewery): 156
- Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish Brewery): 155
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 155
- Say 10 (Vanish Brewery): 148
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 147
- Turd Ferguson (Vanish Brewery): 146
- Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub): 146
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Fomites (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 3 – First category: Wars of the Roses)
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Team One (Next week’s first category: Roman Catholic Sacraments)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: “SpongeBob SquarePants”) ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW! **
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Give Us Your Beer Money (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 4: Battle of Antietam)
McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: Five Easy Pieces (Next week’s first category: “The Flintstones”)
Captain Benders in Sharpsburg, MD: Boh’s and Hoes (Next week’s first category: Cocktails)
Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Next week’s first category: Oakland, CA)