Friday night marked the inaugural game of Pour House Trivia at Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy. Amazingly, fifteen teams (comprised mostly of first-time players) packed the house for an incredible game!
Overall, we welcomed 74 teams across six weekend venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included Stephen Colbert, the Spice Girls, the sport of lacrosse, and the nation of Oman. On each night, one bonus question prevented most teams from securing a perfect first round score. On Friday, only four out of 55 teams knew that David Spade is slated to host a new TV show weeknights on Comedy Central at 11:30pm. Meanwhile, only two of our 18 Saturday teams knew that the final studio album released by The Spice Girls was entitled “Forever”, which might seem ironic considering the group broke up soon after its release. The only perfect first round score from last weekend was posted by Smarty Pants (Belles’).
Friday’s audio question featured karaoke versions of “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin, “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden, and “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk the Moon. While our Fridays performed fairly well to begin the second round, our Saturday teams were all over their audio question, as they confidently identified the voices of comediennes Joan Rivers, Ellen DeGeneres, and Wanda Sykes. Later, we looked at the comic strip “The Far Side”, the Book of Psalms, and the animated film franchises “Toy Story” and “How To Train Your Dragon”. Difficult bonus questions concerning the height of the U.S. Capitol building and the voice work of F. Murray Abraham prevented any weekend team from notching a perfect second round score.
Last weekend’s halftime topics included famous “Mr.”s (e.g. Clean, Magoo, Peanut, Wizard), films with MLB team names in the title, war novels, and the Solar System. Overall, these pages yielded an average score of 14.5 points, as six teams picked up a perfect score of 20 halftime points. This was your halftime leaderboard from last weekend:
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 89
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 87
- Pretty Little Freyers (Frey’s Brewing): 86
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 86
- Uncle Jack (P.B. Dye): 86
That’s not a typo… Uncle Jack posted the same first half score on both weekend nights.
Early second half questions from last weekend touched on topics such as King Richard III, the opera “Aida”, the kamikaze shooter, the sousaphone, and the charitable organization Amnesty International. Though none of the bonus questions asked in the third round were truly diabolical, the majority were answered correctly by less than 25% of the field. As a result, none of our weekend teams recorded a perfect third round score.
On each of our weekend nights, the final round contained the most difficult wagering question of the game. First up, this film question was posed to our Friday teams:
–> Her real name was Beatrix Kiddo, while her codename was ‘Black Mamba’. However, this character portrayed in an action film by Uma Thurman was most often referred to by what other name?
Only eight teams (or about 14%) picked up points here with the correct answer of “The Bride”. While the Saturday teams did not face anything quite that difficult, a final round sports question stumped many teams:
–> Playing for teams on both the west coast and east coast, what 14-time all-star holds a dubious career MLB record by striking out 2,597 times?
About one-third of our Saturday teams responded correctly with Reggie Jackson. Two Saturday team who were not fazed by the final round were Uncle Jack (Belles’) and Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza), who posted the only perfect scores of the weekend’s final round. These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 160
- Pretty Little Freyers (Frey’s Brewing): 155
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza): 154
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 151
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 150
- Uncle Jack (P.B. Dye): 150
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
–> According to the Bible, how many humans sailed on Noah’s Ark?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.2% success rate):
–> In addition to appearing on both the first and last episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, who is the only person to host “Saturday Night Live” before joining the show as a cast member, which he did in 1984?
Your correct answers from last weekend were eight (Noah and his wife, as well as Noah’s three sons and their wives) and Billy Crystal. None of our teams managed to post a Perfect 21 last weekend. These were your highest scoring teams from the second weekend in July:
- Pretty Little Freyers (Frey’s Brewing): 167
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 163
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 160
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 150
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza): 149
- Uncle Jack (P.B. Dye): 147
- New York State of Mind (Springfield Manor): 146
- Murph’s Masters (Belles’): 145
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 144
- Zambookie (Belles’): 143
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (Next week’s first category: Quentin Tarantino Films)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Misheard Song Lyrics)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: Pretty Little Freyers (Next week’s first category: Drum Corps International)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Architecture)
Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA: Bogeys (NEXT GAME AUG. 30 – First category: John Hughes Films)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON JULY 27 – First category: 1980s Films)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: “Pearls Before Swine”)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork (Next week’s first category: Dungeons & Dragons)