Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia featured the end of Season XVIII and the start of Season XIX! Thanks to a pair of standing room only games on Friday, we welcomed 48 teams across four venues:
Opening round topics from last weekend included the nursery rhyme “Simple Simon”, the horror film “Misery”, and this cartoon character whose actions might be seen in a different light today:
We stumped most of our teams with Friday’s audio question, as only 27% of the field could identify the theme song to the TV sketch comedy show “The Kids in the Hall”. Meanwhile, most of our Saturday teams failed to recognize the film roles (both live action and animated) for current late night host Stephen Colbert. Four teams earned a perfect first round score: Fan Club (Vanish Brewery), Outta Sync (Vanish Brewery), Clashburn (Vanish Brewery), and Uncle Jack (Belles’), while the only perfect score of the second round was posted by Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Vanish Brewery).
Topics such as celebrity couples and U.S. Secretaries of State graced the weekend halftime pages. The overall average reached 17.2 points, as eight teams notched a perfect score of 20 points. Here is your weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 90
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Vanish Brewery): 89
- Outta Sync (Vanish Brewery): 87
- The More You Know (Springfield Manor Winery): 87
- This is How We Go Down (Springfield Manor Winery): 87
Friday’s third round included these two questions which tied for the most difficult wagering question of the weekend:
–> Hold on to your chairs! Released by Id Software as a follow-up to its successful “Doom” series, which first-person shooter game later included expansion packs such as “Scourge of Armagon” and “Dissolution of Eternity”?
–> You can quote me on this one… Which common variety of fruit is also known as the Williams pear?
Despite the (not so) clever hints that were weaved into these questions, the success rate on each of these questions reached just 22%. In a bit of an odd twist, none of our Friday teams gave us both correct answers of “Quake” and Bartlett. Meanwhile, our Saturday teams dealt with topics such as zoological song titles and this TV spinoff:
Though none of our weekend teams could run the table in the third round, two teams managed to put up a perfect fourth round score: Uncle Jack (Belles’) and Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’). These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds pf play:
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 161
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Vanish Brewery): 160
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 155
- This is How We Go Down (Springfield Manor Winery): 153
- Asian Dawn (Vanish Brewery): 150
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
–> On December 16, 1980, after this person passed away in Louisville, flags statewide were flown at half-staff for four days. For your wager, name this celebrity.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):
–> Released in 1991, a self-titled album from this rock band recently became the fourth album in history to spend at least 500 weeks on the Billboard 200 album chart. For your wager, name this music group.
The correct answers we were looking for included Colonel Sanders and Metallica. None of our weekend teams recorded a Perfect 21 this weekend. Here is your final weekend leaderboard as we kick off Season XIX:
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 173
- This is How We Go Down (Springfield Manor Winery): 163
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Vanish Brewery): 163
- Cava (Vanish Brewery): 162
- Mouse Rat (Vanish Brewery): 161
- Outta Sync (Vanish Brewery): 160
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Vanish Brewery): 159
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 156
- Goonies (Vanish Brewery): 155
- Backstreet Boys (Vanish Brewery): 154
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Muscle Cars)
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: This is How We Go Down (Next week’s first category: Aruba)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Fan Club (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 1 – First category: Barry Manilow – AUDIO)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: Half Baked (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 8 – First category: “The Flash”)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: 1980s Musical Supergroups)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Barking Bad (Next week’s first category: Veterinary Technology)