There was another trivia event of some sort taking place last weekend, but if you can believe it, we hosted regular games on all THREE NIGHTS in addition to World Series XVI. Yes, we’re a little tired… But we still have your weekend recap! Last weekend’s regular games welcomed 28 teams across four venues:
Our opening round topics this weekend included the work of Ellen DeGeneres, the Hardy Boys, and this board game:
Only three teams picked up bonus points by knowing that the game we call Othello is also known as Reversi in most foreign countries. We closed Friday’s opening round with a rather difficult bonus questions on the night, as we quizzed our teams on this current Netflix film:
Most of our teams knew that the police drama “Bright” features Will Smith in the lead role, but none of our teams knew that his co-star is Joel Edgerton. As a result, only one team swept the first round this weekend: Uncle Jack (Belles’).
Our weekend audio questions dealt with instrumental songs (such as “Jessica” by the Allman Brothers) and songs with articles of clothing in the titles, which included this song (though NOT this version):
Later, we enjoyed the always fun Last Word / First Word category with “There’s Something About Mary Poppins”. We also discussed Super Bowl V, which featured the first Super Bowl victory by a backup quarterback. The Colts’ Earl Morrall earned that distinction after a rib injury forced this legendary star out of the game:
The only perfect score of the second round was turned in by Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub).
Musical acts were featured on both halftime pages this weekend, with one of the two sheets featuring animated versions of pop stars as they were depicted on “The Simpsons”. Overall, we saw four perfect scores with an average score of 14.9 points. These were our top scores at the halftime break:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 88
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 87
- Silly Walkers (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 86
- Powerpuff Girls (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 85
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 83
Third round topics the on-screen duo of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, the Wars of the Roses, and 19th century Secretary of State William Seward. We also asked a three-part question on words that end in ‘X’, which included a reference to this one-hit wonder of the 1990s:
Slam! Only three teams earned bonus points here. The most difficult bonus question of the round closed Saturday’s third stanza:
–> Despite being one of the most celebrated authors of the last 60 years, Harper Lee completed just two novels in her lifetime. Name either one of these books.
Nearly all of our teams earned wagering points with “To Kill a Mockingbird”, but only one team also remembered the more recent sequel novel: “Go Set a Watchman”. As a result, the third round did not yield any perfect scores.
Things got a little chilly during Friday’s final round, as we discussed the scientific concept of permafrost. But, we warmed up at the end of the round by visiting the tropical shores of Belize. Saturday’s final round began with a question on this British import:
Saturday’s game also included an intriguing question on the subject of Film Actresses:
–> In 2010, the Golden Raspberry Awards announced its nominees for the Worst Actress of the 2000s. In addition to Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, the list of nominees included these three musicians. Name any two of these three women.
Earning bonus points here was certainly difficult, as only one team gave us all three correct answers: Mariah Carey, Madonna, and Jennifer Lopez. Once again, none of our teams were able to earn perfect scores in the final round. Here are your top scores heading into the final question:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 159
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 151
- Sanford and Son (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 149
- Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub): 149
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 148
FRIDAY / SUNDAY FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
–> A Puerto Rican man named Oscar Collazo was originally sentenced to life in prison but was released in 1979. He had been previously convicted for an assassination attempt on which U.S. President?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Identify the person who spoke the following quote in 1989: “You can’t just ask customers what they want. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new”.
Your two final answers this weekend were Harry Truman and Steve Jobs. Congratulations to Uncle Jack, who notched the only Perfect 21 this weekend. Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 167
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 161
- Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 160
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 152
- Penny’s Merry Band (Belles’): 150
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 149
- Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub): 149
- Creek Indians (Springfield Manor Winery): 146
- Globo Gym Purple Cobras (Springfield Manor Winery): 141
- Powerpuff Girls (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 137
THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Creek Indians (Next week’s first category: Major League Baseball)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Disney Song Lyrics)
McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL: Five Easy Pieces (Next week’s first category: Snacks)