A Crossfire Hurricane at Tuesday Trivia!

With teams gearing up for Saturday’s Summer Fling championships, Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 138 teams across 21 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s game began with a surprisingly difficult question on the topic of board games, as we asked our teams to name the first space on a Monopoly board (apart from ‘GO’).  Most teams were only able to narrow this down to a 50/50 between Baltic Avenue and Mediterranean Avenue, considering the overall success rate hovered at just over 50%.  That was the only stumbling block for most teams, as later questions concerning U.S. states and phobias did not pose much of an obstacle.  Ten teams earned a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

The upcoming 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards was the featured topic on Tuesday’s audio question, as we asked our teams to identify current nominees.  After playing clips of Viola Davis and Anthony Anderson, we threw our teams a bit of a curveball by playing a clip of both Ted Danson and Kristen Bell from “The Good Place”.  Unfortunately, Kristen Bell has never earned a Primetime Emmy nomination in her career.  Later, we looked at the unification of Italy, the “Miracle On Ice”, and the 1980s film “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”, the latter of which provided the most difficult bonus question of the night.  Across the board, only five teams knew that Jonathan Pryce portrayed the title character in this film.  As a result, the only perfect second round score was posted by Not So Little Women (Topgolf).

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime page depicted pictures of (actual) birds who serve as nicknames for professional sports franchises.  This page yielded ten perfect scores and an overall average of 15.8 points.  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:

  • Killer Snails (Olney Winery):  90
  • My Black Hole Just Exploded (Dudley’s):  90
  • Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s):  89
  • SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half got off to a rough start for numerous teams, as the nightly Three Clues question proved to be much more difficult than expected.  More than a dozen teams dropped their nine point wager by going in early after hearing these two clues:

CLUE 1: Bette Davis won an Oscar for this 1938 film, in which she played a free-spirited Southern belle who loses her fiancé due to her stubborn vanity and pride.

CLUE 2: Subtitled “Celebrity, sex, fashion for women, without airbrushing”, this G/O Media blog shares its name with a Biblical woman.

The correct answer in this case was Jezebel.  After hearing questions concerning geological time, Rafael Nadal, and Australia, we bookended the third stanza with another difficult question, as only 17% of our teams knew that the line “Neither a borrower nor a lender be” is taken from “Hamlet”.  Two teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect third round: Bizarre, Interesting, and Essential (Dudley’s) and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from Tuesday’s game included the partnership between “Dungeons & Dragons” and “Stranger Things”, the recent reunion of the Backstreet Boys, and the unique genius of Leonardo da Vinci.  After a rough stretch, seven teams snagged a perfect score in Tuesday’s final round.  Here is your Tuesday leaderboard heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.2% success rate):

–> Created in 1827 by Frenchman François Sudre, Solresol was an attempt to create a universal language.  Instead of using letters to form words or to speak, what did Solresol use?

The correct answer to this final question was musical notes.  None of our teams earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday, as every squad missed at least one wagering question.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:

An honorable mention goes out to Tequila Mockingbird (Hometown Harvest), who posted 168 points while playing ‘over the limit’.

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: Classic Horror Films)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Crusty Broads   (Next week’s first category: “The Little Prince”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: “It” – film series)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Adult Education   (Next week’s first category: MLB World Series MVPs)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Liquid Almonds   (Next week’s first category: Minnesota)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Throatlympics   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Age of Consent or Age for a Work Permit?)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks   (Next week’s first category: Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails   (Next week’s first category: Card Games)

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

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Scranton Stranglers   (Next week’s first category: Jonas Brothers)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  BTs   (Next week’s first category: Energy)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: “Orange is the New Block”)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Jock-ish   (Next week’s first category: High School Football Rules)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  My Black Hole Just Epxloded   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Apocalypse Now” or “Full Metal Jacket”?)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Doing Our Duty   (Next week’s first category: 1970s Rock – AUDIO)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Jewish Cuisine)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Doris Day and the Time   (Next week’s first category: End of Eras)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Amber Waves of Grain Alcohol   (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Just Us   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  In Your Belly   (Next week’s first category: Hurricanes)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Bethesda Boozers   (Next week’s first category: “Lord of the Rings” Films)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Beer Snobs   (Next week’s first category: History of Beer)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Not Knows   (Next week’s first category: Karate)