With 35 teams across four venues, let’s see who was the Commander-in-Chief of weekend trivia:
Friday’s game began with a three-part question on this recent Super Bowl commercial:
Snack time didn’t escape our Saturday teams, who were asked about the “ursine” name of this breakfast pastry:
Other topics included films with the word “Girl” in the title, four-letter colors in the 64-count box of Crayola crayons, and female U.S. Secretaries of State. Five of our weekend teams began their games with a perfect first round score.
This weekend’s audio questions included clips of musical acts who share their names with U.S. Presidents, and songs which feature a time of day in the title. On Friday, we asked about this classic cartoon character:
The most difficult wagering question of the weekend’s first halves was asked on Saturday:
–> Which inventor followed in the footsteps of his father, a researcher of physiological phonetics who created a Visible Speech communication system for deaf students?
Considering both his wife and his daughter were deaf, it’s no surprise that the father of Alexander Graham Bell worked closely with deaf people. But only two of our Saturday teams earned points here. Friday’s second round stumper came in the form of a bonus question, as none of our Friday teams knew that “Suspicion” was the first film to feature the collaboration of Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant. We did not see any perfect second round scores this weekend.
Halftime topics from this weekend included superhero actors, college logos, and city parks. We saw an overall average score of 16.7 with six teams notching a perfect 20 points. These were our top scores at the halftime break:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 89
- Greek Acres (Vanish Brewery): 84
- Flying Squirrels (Springfield Manor Winery): 83
- Two Diamonds and a Baby (Vanish Brewery): 83
- Dumb Hikers Springfield Manor Winery): 82
Friday’s second half began with our nightly Three Clues question, with the focus being a particular number. A few of our teams took the early bait based on these clues:
CLUE 1: Excluding the District of Columbia, this is the number of U.S. states that share a border with Virginia.
CLUE 2: It was the uniform number retired by the New York Yankees in honor of Joe DiMaggio.
Perhaps some of our Friday teams mixed up DiMaggio’s number with that of Lou Gehrig, or forgot that Virginia borders BOTH Tennessee and Kentucky, but either way, about half of the teams that went in early were incorrect, as the correct answer was five. Saturday’s specialty question of the third round involved a Triple 50/50 question on Norway or Haiti, but we also discussed the work of actress Titania Maslany:
Final round topics included the Botticelli painting “The Birth of Venus”, the ancient battle of Marathon, and Last word / First Word phrases such as “A Time to Kill Bill” and Marcus Allen Iverson. The only perfect final round score of the weekend was turned in by Stupid Sexy Flanders (Springfield Manor Winery). Here are your weekend’s top scores after the fourth round:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 159
- Flying Squirrels (Springfield Manor Winery): 157
- Two Diamonds and a Baby (Vanish Brewery): 156
- Dumb Hikers Springfield Manor Winery): 156
- Greek Acres (Vanish Brewery): 155
FRIDAY / SUNDAY FINAL QUESTION (9.1% success rate):
–> In 1892, a topographer named David opened a small waterfront shop in Manhattan. Another man named Ezra became one of his best customers, and he eventually bought a major share in the company. Today, this brand manages over 1,000 locations around the country. Name this company.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):
–> Originally a French term referring to ‘a bundle of papers with a label on the back’, which word has been mentioned ad nauseum in news reports of the last 12 months?
This weekend’s correct answers included Abercrombie and Fitch and the French term dossier. Unfortunately, none of our weekend teams earned the Perfect 21 this weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions. Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 161
- No F-Word (Belles’): 156
- Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub): 152
- Lost Creek (Vanish Brewery): 146
- Flying Squirrels (Springfield Manor Winery): 145
- TK-421 (Belles’): 145
- Two Diamonds and a Baby (Vanish Brewery): 144
- Dumb Hikers Springfield Manor Winery): 144
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 144
- Greek Acres (Vanish Brewery): 143
McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: Five Easy Pieces (Next week’s first category: Chicago – city)