Tuesday’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 87 teams across 15 venues:
Tuesday’s game began with topics such as Jimmy Buffett and state nicknames, before we closed the final round with its most difficult bonus question. Most of the field earned wagering points on a question regrading this brand of beer:
Only 18% of the field tacked on the last two bonus points of the round by also knowing that the New Belgium Brewing Company is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado (home of Colorado State University). Four teams notched perfect first round scores: Duchess (Shuckin’ Shack), How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers), and Avocados to Crabs (Perry’s Restaurant).
We tuned into some late night TV with Tuesday’s audio question, which featured this recent bit from the mind of James Corden:
Only eight teams earned bonus points by recognizing the voices of either Sophie Turner or Josh Groban. Later, we discussed college football stadiums, the 1980s comedy film “Back to School”, and Triton, the largest moon of Neptune. We closed the first half with this question concerning U.S. National Parks:
–> At 282 feet below sea level, the lowest point in North America is found within which U.S. National Park?
2-POINT BONUS: What name is given to the basin which contains this low point?
The correct wagering answer of Death Valley National Park was an easy pull for most teams, but the bonus question was nearly a total stumper, as only four teams also knew that the absolute lowest point in the U.S. is found in Badwater Basin. With a pair of tough bonus questions bookending the round, we did not see any perfect scores in the second stanza.
Board games and Japanese words highlighted Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 18% of the field with an overall average of 17.3 points. Here are your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 88
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 88
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 87
- Avocados to Crabs (Perry’s Restaurant): 87
- Crusty Broads: (Cugini’s): 87
Tuesday’s second half began with a look at the Sinclair Lewis novel “It Can’t Happen Here” (loosely based on the life of Huey Long), followed by a discussion of the first women to win this annual race:
As usual, the third round included the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> A member of the halogen family with atomic number 35, what chemical element is commonly used in hot tubs instead of chlorine, since it doesn’t smell like bleach after attacking bacteria and lasts for a longer period of time in warm water environments?
Maybe this would have been easier if we included a “Breaking Bad” reference in the question, as only 24% of our teams earned points with the correct answer of bromine. After closing the third round with a question concerning TV game show hosts, only one team recorded a perfect score of 36 points: Killer Snails (Olney Winery).
World geography was the opening topic in Tuesday’s final round, as we asked our teams to name either one of the two independent countries that border Nepal:
As with any question regarding the countries of the Himalayas, numerous teams forgot that Tibet is no longer an independent country. Other third round topics included the film “Brokeback Mountain”, the controversial politician Kurt Waldheim, and the rock band AC/DC. Only 11% of our team picked up the final two-point bonus of the night by knowing that Axl Rose is currently serving as the lead singer of AC/DC while Brian Johnson takes an extended leave. As a result, Stink Floyd (Monkey La La) recorded the only perfect final round score. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 164
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 160
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 158
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 157
- Duchess (Shuckin’ Shack): 155
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (39.3% success rate):
–> Partially stemming from the Greek word ‘algos’, which means ‘an aching or pain’, what English word was coined by a 17th century medical student to describe the melancholy feelings of mercenary soldiers?
About two-fifths of our teams answered correctly with ‘nostalgia’. Congratulations to Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers) and Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), who were the only Tuesday teams to post the Perfect 21 by failing to miss a wagering question. Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 173
- Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers): 171
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 170
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 167
- Wiseacres (Champion Billiards): 163
- Lightfoot (Cugini’s): 162
- Balls Out (Quincy’s South): 162
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 162
- Horse Tornado (Topgolf): 159
- Screaming Death Money (Quincy’s South): 159
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (Champion Billiards): 159
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (Next week’s first category: Money)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Lightfoot (Next week’s first category: Autumn)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: “Better Call Saul”)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Duchess (Next week’s first category: Instrumental Songs)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Horse Tornado (Next week’s first category: Spinal Anatomy)
The Block in Annandale, VA: Five Dollar Boob Job (Next week’s first category: New Kids on the Block)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: Chef’s Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Next week’s first category: “Bob’s Burgers”)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sloppy Seconds (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – N*SYNC or Backstreet Boys?)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Red or White Wine?)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: “Minecraft”)
Fat Daddy’s Restaurant in Mansfield, TX: Beefers (Next week’s first category: Country Music)
Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON OCTOBER 23 – First category: U.S. Presidents)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (Next week’s first category: Local Landmarks)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Balls Out (Next week’s first category: Italian Composers)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: True Wit (Next week’s first category: MLB World Series)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Who Said It: Yogi Berra or Donald Trump?)
Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton, MD: Avocados to Crabs (Next week’s first category: Broadway Musicals)