Working Overtime at Wednesday Trivia!

Unlike the hockey game in the background, Wednesday trivia ended on time this week, as we welcomed 95 teams across 14 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Wednesday’s game included toothpaste brands, the derivation of the word ‘opaque’, and this Oscar-winning performance:

Eight teams began their night by posting a perfect first round score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s second round included two tremendously difficult bonus questions.  For the audio question, we played three songs that each included the word “Knock” in the title.  Though most teams confidently earned wagering points, only two teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing all three musical acts: Tony Orlando and Dawn (“Knock Three Times”), Amii Stewart (“Knock on Wood”), and LL Cool J (“Mama Said Knock You Out”).  Later, we offered two bonus points to any team that could name the Iberian river that flows through the coastal city of Porto.  With a complete stumper, none of our 95 teams responded correctly with the Dauro River.  Speaking of futility, the second round also took a look at the recent streak endured by this MLB star:

Needless to say, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

The struggles continued into halftime, as the topic of Name That Doctor proved to be quite a head-scratcher for the field.  The average score came in at just 12.7 points, with Tokyo Tentacle Storm (Belles’) recording the only perfect score.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Wednesday’s second half began with a three-part question concerning actors who share the last name of Winters.  Only 11% of the field scored two bonus points by remembering that Dean is the first name of the actor who portrays “Mayhem” in Allstate commercials.  The third round also looked at the historic Silk Road, the problematic food additive Olestra, and this epic heavyweight bout:

Dave Martinez School of Management (The Tavern) posted 36 points en route to the only perfect third round of the night.

FOURTH ROUND:

Our final round began with a look at this board game (and its namesake Beatles song):

We closed Wednesday’s game with the topics of Presidential alma maters and world geography.  Finishing on a strong note, the Fan Club (The Tavern) notched the only perfect score in Wednesday’s final round.  Here is the Wednesday leaderboard after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (53.3% success rate):

–> Mary Quant is often credited with the invention of which garment in the 1960s, named after her favorite make of car?

Just over half of our teams responded with the correct answer of the miniskirt.  In a rare Wednesday night appearance, Dave Martinez School of Management (The Tavern) answered every wagering question correctly to earn the only Perfect 21 of the night.  Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  Boozehounds   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 29 – First category: Clemson Football)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Shakeweight   (Next week’s first category: Alabama – band)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management

** THIS WAS OUR FINAL GAME AT THE TAVERN IN OLNEY – WE WILL POST UPDATES WHEN A REPLACEMENT VENUE IS LOCATED **

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Tentacle Storm   (Next week’s first category: 2019 NFL Draft)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Mostly Dead   (Next week’s first category: 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:   Irish Beer Money   (Next week’s first category: Monopoly)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower   (Next week’s first category: “True Detective” – Season 3)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Jedi or Sith?)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “Mean Girls”)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Thundercats   (Next week’s first category: 1960s)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Nightmare Squad   (Next week’s first category: David Bowie – AUDIO)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  What’s That Smell?   (Next week’s first category: WrestleMania 35)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:     (Next week’s first category: The Hidden Meanings of Flowers)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Please Return My Pens   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Dr. Seuss or Dr. Kevorkian?)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Pittsburgh Rivers)