A Double Dose of Opening Nights at Thursday Trivia!

Thursday night included the inaugural game of Pour House Trivia at TWO new venues, as we welcomed trivia players from Solace Brewing in Sterling and Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro.  With the new teams joining the game, we welcomed a record Thursday crowd of 143 teams across 17 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Thursday’s opening round included questions concerning the Sahara desert, “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel, and this foreign sport:

Most of our Thursday teams got off to a great start, with 17% of the field earning a perfect first round score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

The football season may be months away, but we were in a football mood with Thursday’s audio question, as we asked our teams to identify three music groups who share their names with NFL teams: The Eagles (“Already Gone”), Paul Revere & The Raiders (“Kicks”), and They Might Be Giants (“Birdhouse In Your Soul”).  We continued with a look at this Shakespearean adaptation:

The final bonus question of the first round was also its most difficult, as only four teams knew that the French philosopher Montesquieu penned the 1748 work “The Spirit of the Laws”.  As a result, Rumble in the Bronx (Fish Market) posted the only perfect second round score.

HALFTIME:

Photos from film premieres highlighted Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded perfect scores to 14% of our teams.  The overall average of 17.4 points boosted a few of our teams over the 90-point mark.  Here is your Thursday leaderboard at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Thursday’s third round included a question about this film which included “The Greatest Manhunt in History” as its tagline:

Later, a question on the topic of Asian geography easily separated the best teams from the rest of the field:

–> Name either one of the two Asian national capital cities located south of the Equator.

About half of our teams earned wagering points with the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, but only seven teams also earned bonus points with Dili, the capital of East Timor.  We kept spinning the globe for this final question of the round:

–> Identify either the country that produces the most beer annually or the country that consumes the most beer annually per capita.  Coincidentally, these countries begin with the same letter.

The two correct responses here were China and the Czech Republic.  Thanks to an intricate knowledge of world capitals, Rumble in the Bronx (Fish Market) and Dave Martinez School of Management (Flower Hill) notched the only perfect scores of Thursday’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After a quick discussion of Stevie Nicks in the 6-4-2 question, we grabbed a quick bit of the French soup vichyssoise (and no, we did not ask our teams to spell it correctly):

Other final round topics included hemoglobin and the uniforms of the New York Yankees.  Nine teams closed their night by sweeping the final round with 36 points.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (21.1% success rate):

–> Prolific inventor Abbot Augustus Low received a patent for this office device on February 2, 1909, though his invention was never manufactured.  It was not until 1935 that German inventor Adolf Ehinger manufactured this device, basing it on a hand-crank pasta maker.  What was this invention?

Just over one-fifth of our teams responded correctly with the paper shredder.  Congratulations to Ready For Spring Break (Belly Love), who answered every wagering question correctly to earn the only Perfect 21 on the night.  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Fan Club   (Next week’s first category: International Borders)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Just Good Enough   (Next week’s first category: Kix – band)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Cranius Maximus   (Next week’s first category: Battle of the Bulge)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  99th Precinct   (Next week’s first category: Precious Metals)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Shakeweight   (Next week’s first category: “Outlander”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham   (Next week’s first category: “The A-Team”)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Ready For Spring Break   (Next week’s first category: The Muppets)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Slapsgiving   (Next week’s first category: “Magnus Chase” novels)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management   (Next week’s first category: “The Good Place”)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  YOLO Swaggins   (Next week’s first category: American Serial Killers)

The Derby Restaurant in New Market, MD:  Comfortably Dum   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Wham! or Hall and Oates?)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Tipsy Hamsters   (Next week’s first category: Disney Princesses)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Hardboiled Eggs and Nuts   (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces   (Next week’s first category: Ryan Reynolds)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Rumble in the Bronx   (Next week’s first category: Dessert Geography)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Thankful Dead   (Next week’s first category: “Overwatch”)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Felicia  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Fleetwood Mac)