There Was No Gray Area at Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 148 teams across 23 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s opening round was a breeze for our stellar teams.  Early questions about Eggs Benedict and baseball’s 40/40 club were answered with ease tonight.  The only speed bump for some teams was a three-part question about celebrities with the surname Fitzgerald (Francis (Scott), Larry, and Ella).  Exactly one-quarter of our Tuesday teams earned a perfect first round score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

The difficulty level increased dramatically in Tuesday’s second round.  Our nightly audio question featured three songs with two-letter titles: “Me!” by Taylor Swift and Brendon Urie, “E. T.” by Katy Perry, and “If” by Bread.  Only 11% of our teams picked up two points by recognizing all three songs.  A surprisingly difficult question followed, as we asked our teams to name the only Great Lake that does not border Michigan.  Not only did less than half of our teams respond correctly with Lake Ontario (which only borders New York), but dozens of teams coughed up their nine point wager in a disappointing display of overconfidence.  We continued with the most difficult bonus question of the first half, as only six teams could give us Emma Boettcher as the name of the recent “Jeopardy!” contestant that defeated juggernaut James Holzhauer.  Only two teams swept the second round: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s) and Doris Day and the Time (Monkey La La).

HALFTIME:

Avian film titles and chemical element etymologies were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  Falling on the more difficult side, the average score only reached 12.9 points, though nine teams were able to complete a perfect halftime round.  Here are your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

After a difficult second round, teams hoping for a bit of a reprieve did not find it early in the second half.  The third round began with our nightly Three Clues question, focusing on the obscure Asian nation of Bhutan.  We continued with questions concerning former NBA dunkmaster Daryl Dawkins and the forgotten Matt Damon film “All the Pretty Horses”.  For each of these three questions, the over success rate failed to reach 40%, with just a handful of teams earning wagering points on all three.  Despite those troubles, one veteran team continued its incredible Tuesday performance, as Doris Day and the Time (Monkey La La) posted the only perfect score of Tuesday’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Tuesday’s final round began with questions regarding the anatomical protein collagen and the Cockney British accent.  We continued with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only five teams remembered that Brandon was the name of the dog owned by lovable TV orphan Punky Brewster.  After flirting with a perfect game for three and a half rounds, former PHT World Series champion Doris Day and the Time (Monkey La La) could not pick up these two bonus points.  Though an easier three-part question about three-named celebrities closed the final round, only three teams run the table in the final stanza: Not So Little Women (Topgolf), Go Dawgs (Dudley’s), and Wolfpack (Quincy’s South).  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (61.7% success rate):

–> Two men who served on the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1960s bore which contradictory surnames?

Just over three-fifths of our teams responded correctly with (Hugo) Black and (Byron) White.  Congratulations to the four teams that earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly: Shakeweight (Casa Rico), Thankful Dead (Locker Room), Doris Day and the Time (Monkey La La), and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower   (Next week’s first category at Bulls and Bears: Sega Genesis)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: Monsters, Inc.)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: Andre the Giant)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: Chernobyl)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John   (Next week’s first category: Pseudonyms)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Not So Little Women   (Next week’s first category: U.S. First Ladies)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  $5 Ahn Says “Hi, Single Ladies!”   (Next week’s first category: “Accepted” – film)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:   Dumber Than We Look   (Next week’s first category: “Gilligan’s Island”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Power Hour   (Next week’s first category: Hip Hop)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Swing and a Swiss   (Next week’s first category: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Boy, That Escalated Quickly   (Next week’s first category: “Happy Gilmore”)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  A Team Has No Name   (Next week’s first category: World War II Naval History)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters   (Next week’s first category: 1980s Baltimore Orioles)

Casa Rico in Frederick, MD:  Harsh Reality   (Next week’s first category: “Dead to Me”)

The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA:  Thankful Dead   (Next week’s first category: Competitive Swimming)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants   (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Doris Day and the Time   (Next week’s first category: Curacao – island)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Wolfpack   (Next week’s first category: Nursery Rhymes)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: FIFA Women’s World Cup)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff   (Next week’s first category: “The Simpsons”)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Hunchback of Notre Gone   (Next week’s first category: Girl Scouts of the USA)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: Snoop Dogg or Willie Nelson?)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Zoltan   (Next week’s first category: George Washington)