Tuesday night featured 101 teams playing across 15 Pour House Trivia venues, and once again we saw some amazing scores from the new teams playing at Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg. Let’s get right to the recaps!
Tuesday’s opening round included a surprisingly difficult question in the subject of U.S. Geography, as only about half of our teams knew that Texas is the country’s second-most populous state. Most teams rebounded nicely by knowing that the full title of the original TV show “Scooby Doo” also included the phrase “Where Are You”. We closed the opening stanza with a question on this Toyota vehicle whose name includes an acronym:
Only 15% of our teams earned the final bonus of the first round, by knowing that the ‘RAV’ in Toyota RAV4 stands for Recreational Activity Vehicle. This question kept most of the field from securing a perfect first round, though nine of our teams managed to begin the game with 36 points.
Tuesday’s audio question featured another edition of Computerized Cover Songs, and our teams performed very well here, easily recognizing eight-bit versions of “Brown Eyed Girl” (Van Morrison), “Smells Like Teen Spirit” (Nirvana), and “Last Resort” (Papa Roach). We continued the second round by quoting Vladimir (or is it Nikolai?) Lenin, discussing Legionnaire’s Disease, and living La Dolce Vita. Once again, we saved the most difficult bonus question for the end of the round:
–> Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, which pitcher could not decide between having the Cubs or the Braves team logo on his Hall of Fame plaque, so he chose no team logo at all?
2-POINT BONUS: Name either one of the other two MLB teams for which this man played.
While most of our teams earned their wagers with the correct response of Greg Maddux, only 12% of our teams remembered the two short stints he had at the end of his career with the San Diego Padres and the Los Angeles Dodgers. As a result, only six teams swept the second round.
Tuesday’s halftime round featured pictures of fictional rabbits, as well as the “hidden theme” questions, which all related to the names of rivers. Our overall average score was 15.8 points, with six teams notching a perfect 20 points. Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the close of the first half:
- Springfield Isotopes (Capitol City Brewing): 91
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 90
- Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South): 90
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 90
- Bluth Frozen Banana Hammocks (Greene Growlers): 90
Tuesday’s third round began with its most difficult wagering question, as we made a short tour of Central Europe:
–> In addition to Slovakia, the Czech Republic shares a land border with which three other nations?
Though teams only needed to name two of three correct answers for credit, this proved to be a daunting task, as just under half of our teams came up with any two of these three correct answers:
Only 14% of our teams named all three of these countries to earn a two-point bonus. The third round continued with questions on the animated film flop “Happily N’Ever After”, as well as Moosehead beer, which is brewed by the oldest independent brewery headquartered in Canada. We closed the round with a question on this current CBS political drama.
A good portion of the field proved that they still know that books exist, as they knew that “Madam Secretary” is also the title of a memoir written by former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. In a departure from the norm, the third round featured the most perfect scores on Tuesday, as eleven teams snagged 36 points in the third stanza.
The final round proved to be rather easy for our teams, at least as far as the wagering questions go. Nearly 40% of our teams answered all five wagering questions correctly. By contrast, the collective bonus questions led to the fewest perfect scores. Our first bonus question concerned pop singer Pink:
–> Which 2013 duet marks this singer’s most recent #1 hit in the United States?
Four years ago, Pink teamed up with Nate Reuss, the lead singer of the band Fun, as they scored a chart-topping hit with the love song “Just Give Me a Reason”. The second bonus question of the round simply asked for the current head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. While a number of teams guessed Chip Kelly, he was fired at the end of the 2015 season. Only 18% of our teams earned bonus points with Doug Pederson:
Three teams avoided those pitfalls to post perfect scores in the final round: Capital Hillbillies (Capitol City Brewing), Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), and How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers). Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores after the final round:
- Springfield Isotopes (Capitol City Brewing): 165
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 162
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 162
- No Talent Ass Clowns (Fireflies): 160
- Sofa King Smart (Quincy’s South): 160
FINAL QUESTION (48.7% success rate):
–> First directing a Best Lead Actress winner in the 1970s and most recently directing a Best Lead Actress winner in the 2010s, this man has directed six different performers to seven total Oscar wins, the most among all living directors. Who is this filmmaker?
Just under half of our teams earned their wagers on Tuesday’s final question with this answer:
Congratulations to these four teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly: Springfield Isotopes (Capitol City Brewing), Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), Sofa King Smart (Quincy’s South). Here are Tuesday’s top overall scores:
- No Talent Ass Clowns (Fireflies): 172
- Sofa King Smart (Quincy’s South): 172
- Screaming Death Monkeys (Quincy’s South): 171
- Springfield Isotopes (Capitol City Brewing): 169
- Bad Hombres (Fireflies): 169
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 168
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 166
- Wiseacres (Champion Billiards): 166
- Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South): 164
- Capital Hillbillies (Capitol City Brewing): 164
Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA: Springfield Isotopes (Next week’s first category: MLS History)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (Next week’s first category: Silence)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Drunk and Disorderly (Next week’s first category: “The Big Lebowski”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: The Fan Club ** EIGHT WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – PGA Tour Alma Maters)
Fireflies in Alexandria, VA: No Talent Ass Clowns (Next week’s first category: Roger Staubach)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)
Top Golf in Ashburn, VA: Mindbenders (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals)
Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD: Oops, We Did It Again (Next week’s first category: 1990s Country Music – AUDIO)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Super NOVA (Next week’s first category: Biblical Women)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: Disney Princesses)
Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL: Clavins (Next week’s first category: World War II Battles)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd ** SEVEN WINS IN A ROW! ** (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Ziggy Marley or Ziggy Stardust)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Sofa King Smart (Next week’s first category: “Stranger Things” – Season 2)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Virgine-ya is For Lovers (Next week’s first category: Bob Seger)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: (Next week’s first category: )