A Banner Night for Tuesday Trivia!

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Pour House Trivia was played at 19 locations for a total of 158 teams on a blustery Tuesday evening.

FIRST ROUND:

The opening round was no big deal overall for our teams. Topics in this round included the Damn Daniel meme regarding the student’s Vans sneakers, organic chemistry’s use of carbon, and Super Bowl trophy namesake Vince Lombardi. When this round was over, 23 teams still had perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question had a theme of titles that are also years: 1999 by Prince, 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins, and 1985 by Bowling For Soup. Later in the round, we asked this secretive question:

  • Which secret society is known for referring to their members as perfectibilists?

Just over 15% of teams knew the Illuminati. Eight teams earned perfect scores in this round.

HALFTIME:

At halftime, teams had to name the host continent from one of its country’s flags, then move on to supply answers with the initials DT. Only two teams got a perfect 20-point result on this page: Blue Fog (Nighthawk) and Best Guessers (Solace Outpost DC); overall, the average tally was 15.4 points. We reached the halftime intermission with these high scores:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half started with questions on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and the Chicken of the Sea TV commercials Jessica Simpson recently filmed with her daughter. The night’s toughest bonus chance came on this three-parter, in which teams had to figure out which U.S. Cabinet department runs each of these agencies:

  • 1) The Federal Aviation Administration
  • 2) The Coast Guard (during peacetime)
  • 3) The Office for Civil Rights

A little less than 10% of teams knew all three, respectively the Departments of TransportationHomeland Security, and Education. In this round, Second Place (Solace Outpost FC) and Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC) each earned all 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the 6-4-2, 29 teams named Abu Dhabi for all six points. The most difficult wagering question in the second half came on a Last Word/First Word:

  • What six-word phrase would you have if an award won by such names as Pequest Wasabi and Soletrader Buddy Holly spoke a catchphrase made famous by character Rod Tidwell?

About a quarter of the field linked those two answers to get Best in Show Me the Money. Other topics in this round included the children’s show FranklinThree Clues about the word swordfish, and 500-homer hitters Jimmie Foxx and Ted Williams. Blue Fog (Nighthawk) was the only perfect team in this round. After the fourth round, these were the leading teams:

FINAL QUESTION (20.25% success rate):

  • The Star-Spangled Banner which flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 had the same number of stars and stripes. What is that number?

Adding an additional two stars and stripes for Vermont and Kentucky, that particular flag had 15 stars and 15 stripes. Blue Fog (Nighthawk) achieved Tuesday’s only Perfect 21. That team also put up the highest score of any in the game:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: I Should Have Stayed Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Houdini)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: No Puns to Give  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dave Matthews Band)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings (novels))

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Dumber Than We Look  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Bands)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Conspiracy (HBO film))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Tit For Tat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rome (HBO series)) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Cowboys Suck  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Marty’s Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: War of 1812)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Three Clues, One Cup  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl Halftime Shows)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Bonkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: WWF Champions)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Forrest Gump Soundtrack)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV))

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reacher (season 2))

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Buy High, Sell Low  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter Films)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Breakfast Club (film))

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Geeks and Geeks, LLC  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Prescription Drugs)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Question Authority  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Henry VIII)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Three Fifes and a Drum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rugby World Cup)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Portuguese Landmarks)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Bork and Associates  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Futurama)