In addition to our standard weekend lineup, we teamed up with radio station WFRE on Sunday afternoon by hosting a charity trivia game to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Nearly $2,000 was raised as ten teams enjoyed an afternoon of trivia for a good cause. Across all three days, we welcomed 88 teams at five trivia games.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the Slinky, the comic book film “Watchmen”, and this flashy Olympic champion
The most difficult bonus question of the first round was posed on Friday, as we asked our teams to correctly spell the surname of the comedic Canadian actor who appeared in “The Blues Brothers” and “Ghostbusters”. Only two of our 28 Friday teams gave us the correct answer of Aykroyd. Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye) and Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations) posted the only perfect scores of the first round.
The weekend audio questions featured karaoke music, the film work of Cameron Diaz, and songs whose titles begin with the word “Last”. We also discussed the National Audubon Society, TV host Rachael Ray, and this scary film remake:
Our trio of weekend halftime pages included topics such as CEOs, TV catchphrases, and celebrities with botanical names. Seven teams earned a perfect score while the overall average landed at 16.2 points. Here is your halftime leaderboard from last weekend:
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 90
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 90
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 88
- Street Sharts (Springfield Manor): 87
- Spicy Girls (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 87
Third round topics from last weekend included quarterback John Elway, the game of snooker, and the recent return to the spotlight by this fraternal trio:
The most difficult wagering question of the third round was asked on Saturday:
–> Among the ten films which won a Best Picture Oscar during the 1990s, identify any two of the three films with one-word titles.
Only four out of 21 Saturday teams earned wagering points by correctly identifying any two of these three answers: “Titanic”, “Unforgiven”, “Braveheart”. The Fan Club (P.B. Dye) notched the only perfect third round score last weekend.
Final round topics from last weekend included the Crimean War, Nehi soda, the former MTV dating show “Singled Out”, and this religious landmark:
The most difficult bonus question of the second half was asked on Friday, as only two teams knew that “CraxySexyCool” marked the best-selling album released by the R&B trio TLC. The final round did not yield any perfect scores last weekend. Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 164
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 159
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 157
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 155
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 153
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (83.3% success rate):
–> What is the measure of latitude at the South Pole?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (55.6% success rate):
–> Though it did not gain widespread popularity until the 1990s, which four-word phrase was coined as the subtitle of Charles Sheldon’s 1896 book “In His Steps”?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> While several crimes are mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, which is the only one crime whose minimum standard is specifically defined in the U.S. Constitution?
The correct answers to these final questions were 90 degrees south, “What Would Jesus Do?”, and treason. None of our weekend teams earned the Perfect 21 last weekend. These were your highest scoring teams from last weekend:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 166
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 164
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 164
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
- St. Jude Soldiers (WFRE Charity Game): 157
- Street Sharts (Springfield Manor): 156
- Less is More (Springfield Manor): 153
- Cultured Heathens (WFRE Charity Game): 152
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 150 POINTS
An honorable mention goes out to Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’), who posted an impressive final score of 176 points while playing ‘over the limit’.
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Street Sharts (Next week’s first category: Immunology)
The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON APRIL 5 – First category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV series)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON APRIL 12 – First category: Typography)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME ON MAY 25 – First category: History of Wine)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants (Next week’s first category: Iggy Azalea)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: “My Cousin Vinny”)
WFRE Charity Game in Frederick, MD: St. Jude Soldiers