Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 33 teams across four venues:
Categories from the opening two rounds included the film work of Molly Ringwald, the John Steinbeck novel “Of Mice and Men”, and “Sesame Street”. A Three Clues question provided our Saturday teams with the most difficult bonus question of their first half:
CLUE 1: About ten years ago, the Hall of Fame for this sport relocated from St. Louis to Arlington, Texas.
CLUE 2: It is currently governed by a body known as the USBC.
Only a handful of teams even ventured an early guess, with just two of those teams tacking on bonus points with the correct answer of bowling. Friday’s audio question featured musical acts whose names begin with the letter ‘F’, while the Saturday teams listened to clips from these TV sitcoms:
The most difficult wagering question of the first half closed Saturday’s second round:
–> After serving nearly four years as U.S. President, which Whig Party politician later served in the Confederate House of Representatives?
The key hint here is the word NEARLY, which referred to the fact that this man served three years and 11 months as Commander-in-Chief after taking over for the shortest-serving U.S. President in history. Only two Saturday teams gave us the correct answer of John Tyler.
Brand logos and film title characters were the featured topics from the weekend halftime pages, which yielded five perfect scores and an overall average of 16.3 points. Here are your highest scoring first half teams:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 88
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 86
- Half Baked (Whole Foods Market): 86
- Potent Potables (Whole Foods Market): 84
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 82 POINTS
While our Friday teams cruised through third round topics such as the Grand Canyon and the TV series “Joan of Arcadia”, our Saturday teams dealt with a one-two punch that separated the best teams from the rest of the field. First up, a question concerning classic Oscar-winning films:
–> Released in the 1960s, which winner of the Best Picture Oscar included no credited speaking roles for women?
Only two of our Saturday teams gave us this correct answer:
The follow-up question was asked in the A + B = C format, once again yielding just two correct answers across the board:
Part A = Rounded to the nearest ten, this is what a 180-pound person would weigh on our Moon.
Part B = The standard number of players that compete on each team in an Olympic curling match.
While the majority teams could pin down the number four as the answer to part B, very few also knew that the ratio of gravity between the Earth and Moon is 6-to-1, resulting in a correct answer of 30 pounds for Part A. Overall, the field bounced back quite nicely in the final round, but none of our weekend teams were able to post a perfect score of 36 points in any of this weekend’s four rounds. Here is your pre-final leaderboard from last weekend:
- Half Baked (Whole Foods Market): 160
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 150
- Low IQ (Whole Foods Market): 143
- Diet LaCroix (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 140
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.0% success rate):
–> Based on its direct translation from French, which word means “someone who holds a position in the absence of his or her superior”?
Only four teams earned points on this final question with the correct answer of lieutenant. None of our teams recorded the Perfect 21 last weekend. Here is your final overall leaderboard as we enter the final week of Season XVIII:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 169
- Half Baked (Whole Foods Market): 160
- Low IQ (Whole Foods Market): 155
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 153
- Bandits (Whole Foods Market): 147
- Liquid Almonds (Whole Foods Market): 143
- B Cubed (868 Estate Vineyards): 136
- Diet LaCroix (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 133
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Pushing Daisies”)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “The Good Place”)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: Half Baked (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 8 – First category: “The Flash”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: B Cubed (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 26 – First category: Muscle Cars)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: U.S. Natural Disasters)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: “The Mighty Boosh”)