Don’t Pass Up a Night of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday was a record-breaking night for Pour House trivia, as we hosted games at 24 venues, the most for a single night of trivia in our ten-year history.  All told, 147 teams took in a game to close out the month of April.

FIRST ROUND:

We wasted no time challenging our Tuesday teams, as the first bonus question of the night was also one of its most difficult.  After most of the field earned wagering points on a question about Sudoku, only nine teams tacked on two bonus points by also recognizing a description of the numerical puzzle KenKen.  Later, we asked a Three Clues question about the word ‘perfect’ and quizzed our teams about the real name of this soccer legend:

Five teams began their game by recording a perfect first round score: Literally Anything (Cuginis), How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), Cell Phony Baloney (Charlie’s), We Are Not Going to Be Suck This Year (Quincy’s South), and A Neutron Walks Into a Bar (Outta the Way).

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question looked at the film work of the late Oscar winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, as we heard clips from “Capote”, “Boogie Nights”, and “Moneyball”.  The second round continued wirth questions concerning Orville Redenbacher,  the band The Cure, and this series of commercials:

Once again, five teams (albeit a different set of five teams) posted 36 points en route to a perfect second round: Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards), Ask Before You Reach Around Me (Shuckin’ Shack), Hot Dog Stigmata (Buffalo Wild Wings), Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Charlie’s), and Gouda ‘Nuff For Me (Cheesetique).

HALFTIME:

Astrology and presidential resting places were the two featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  We saw an unusually high variance in the scores, as some teams scored in the single digits, while others ran the table.  Overall, the average landed at a relatively low 14.3 points, though a dozen teams posted a perfect score of 20 points.  Here is your Tuesday leaderboard at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half began with a thee-part question concerning “family films”.  While most of our teams recognized the plots of “The Addams Family” and “The Family Man”, the late 1980s crime comedy “Family Business” was much less popular.  We continued with the most difficult wagering question of the night, as only 17% of the field could name Rene Magritte as the artist behind these two surrealist works:

Even after closing the third round with easier questions regarding Robert Goddard and Brett Favre, only one team (Duchess from Shuckin’ Shack) earned a perfect score of 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

Beatlemania swept into Tuesday’s final round, as most of the field knew that Linda Eastman was the first wife of Sir Paul McCartney.  About one-fifth of the field added two bonus points by also knowing that Paul’s second wife was former model Heather Mills.  An Emmy Awards question proved to be the most difficult query of the second half:

–> Both airing on the same network, name either one of the two shows to have won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series during their sixth season.

Only 22% of our teams earned wagering points with one of these two correct answers:

Thanks to the hint that both shows aired on the same network, more than 80% of the teams that earned wagering points on this question also earned bonus points with both correct answers.  Four teams closed their evening with a perfect final round score: Drunk and Disorderly (Cuginis), Pearls of Wisdom (Shuckin’ Shack), How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (36.4% success rate):

–> Connecting the town of Landi Kotal to the Valley of Peshawar at Jamrud by traversing part of the Spin Ghar mountains, the Khyber Pass is a major link between which TWO nations?

Just over one-third of the field responded correctly with Pakistan and Afghanistan.  Congratulations to the four teams that recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly: How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), Duchess (Shuckin’ Shack), Balls Out (Quincy’s South), and Trivial Fur Suit (Outta the Way).  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Electric Mayhem   (Next week’s first category at The Flying Camel Cafe: “Friends”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum   (Next week’s first category: Battle of Gettysburg)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: “Avengers: Endgame”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Marvel Comics or DC Comics?)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess   (Next week’s first category: Extinct Animals)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Pi   (Next week’s first category: Liberal Arts Colleges)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA   (Next week’s first category: Political Philosophies)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt   (Next week’s first category: Types of Beer)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Hoyas   (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  S&M&M’s   (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me   (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Happy Little Trees   (Next week’s first category: Privacy Act of 1974)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Films)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Snowball’s Chance   (Next week’s first category: Battle of Antietam)

Casa Rico in Frederick, MD:  Know Nothings   (Next week’s first category: Immunohematology)

The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA:  High School Prom   (Next week’s first category: Positions)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Flaco   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 28 – First category: Ethiopian Food)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Insubordinate and Churlish   (Next week’s first category: Taylor Swift)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: Opera)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: Washington Nationals)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Niels Bohring   (Next week’s first category: Standard Model of Particle Physics)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Acapulco Gold   (Next week’s first category: Balkan Republics)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Trivial Fur Suit   (Next week’s first category: Genocide)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Hot and Cold   (Next week’s first category: Greek Mythology)