As usual, the busiest Pour House Trivia venue last week was Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, as host Scott welcomed a packed house of 23 teams last weekend. All told, our four weekend venues featured 42 teams:
Very few of our teams were stumped by our first round questions, as the field breezed through topics such as the Little League World Series, the states which border Louisiana, and the longest-living U.S. Presidents. Our audio questions featured songs with titles that were also movie titles (“Iron Man”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, “Godzilla”) and songs with “Young” in the title (“Only the Good Die Young”, “Forever Young”, and “We Are Young”). On both nights, the second round featured one bonus question which kept the perfect scores off the board. First up, Friday’s version:
–> Launching the career of Johnny Depp, what was the first original drama series to be broadcast by the Fox Network?
2-POINT BONUS: This series spun off which short lived drama starring Richard Grieco?
Answering “21 Jump Street” was easy but only TWO TEAMS also remembered “Booker”:
Saturday second round stumper was a bit more cultured:
–> Penned by Leo Tolstoy, which novel features the title character falling in love with a cavalry officer named Alexei?
2-POINT BONUS: What is the last name of that cavalry officer?
Once again, earning wagering points with “Anna Karenina” was no problem for our Saturday teams, but no one in the field could remember Count Vroknsky. After six weekend teams ran the table in the first round, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.
These were your highest scoring first half teams from last weekend:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 90
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 87
- One Of Us Might Be a Cylon (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 86
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 86
- Tequila Mockingbird (Springfield Manor Winery): 84
Second half topics form last weekend included the 2018 Tony Awards, the Bourbon dynasty of France, and Three Clues for this mustachioed heartthrob:
It turns out Tom Selleck was up for the role of Indiana Jones, but was forced to abandon the part due to the upcoming premiere of “Magnum P.I.”. Music questions from the weekend’s second half discussed Live and Neon Trees. None of our weekend teams were able to record any perfect scores in either of the final two rounds. Your weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play featured these teams:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 162
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 151
- Liquid Almonds (Whole Foods Market): 151
- Simple Minds (Springfield Manor Winery): 151
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (44.4% success rate):
–> This nation is the native home of more species of flightless birds than any other country. One of these species even serves as its national symbol. For your wager, name this country.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> At six letters, this word is derived from a Latin word meaning ‘hemp’. With the addition of an ‘S’, it becomes a verb meaning “to solicit votes for an election”. For your wager, name BOTH of these words.
Friday’s correct response on the final question was New Zealand, while our Saturday teams needed to come up with both canvas and canvass to earn points. Congratulations to Uncle Jack (Belles’), who recorded the only Perfect 21 of the weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions. These were your highest-scoring overall teams from last weekend:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 174
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 164
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 163
- Liquid Almonds (Whole Foods Market): 160
- Mariners (Whole Foods Market): 159
- One Of Us Might Be a Cylon (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 157
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 156
- Tequila Mockingbird (Springfield Manor Winery): 156
- Parks and Wrecked (Springfield Manor Winery): 155
THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Next week’s first category: Thermodynamics)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – American Revolution or French and Indian War?)
Springfield Manor Winery in Ashburn, VA: Liquid Almonds (NEXT GAME ON AUGUST 10 – First category: “Lord of the Rings” Films)