A Double Shot of New PHT Venues!
Another night, another new venue to welcome to the Pour House Trivia family. But this Tuesday was twice as nice, as we welcomed TWO new venues: Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, and Casa Tequila in Purcellville. Both restaurants hosted enthusiastic crowds getting their first taste of Pour House Trivia! Check out the recaps from those games as well as our regular venues, as we gear up for the post-season:
TUESDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (97 teams across 16 venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Sofa King Smart (Quincy’s South) with 177
–> Highest Score after Round 4: Sofa King Smart with 170
** Highest score after four rounds this season**
–> Highest First Half Score: Sofa King Smart, Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South), and Wiseacres (Champion Billiards) with 92
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Sofa King Smart, Uncle Jack, Bad Hombres (FireFlies)
–> Our halftime page featuring music groups and historic nicknames played to an average of 16.1, with about 10% of our teams scoring a perfect 20 points.
–> About 28% of our teams scored six points on the 6-4-2 question by that Crayola had recenelty discountied a color named Dandelion.
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (68.2% success rate):
–> “Wyoming Willie” and “Denver Dan” were two of the rejected names for what fictional character? (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)
Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA
While the weather outside may be drizzly and grey, Tuesday nights at Cap City are always warm, inviting, and drier than one of our host venue’s fine brews! Tonight we entered the home stretch before the Season XV Finals, with a few lucky teams earning invites to the playoffs on June 3rd. Here’s how the night went down:
Round One was all fun and games, with a jokey song-lyrics question that had me tongue-tied trying to make “Eunectes murinus” scan into Sir Mix-a-Lot’s cadence. We also shared a sensible chuckle over that scamp Stephen Colbert’s dismissal of the state of Oregon as “California’s Canada”, “Washington’s Mexico”, “Idaho’s Portugal”, etc. And our writers threw in “one for the ladies” by asking what “mani-pedi” is short for – see, no gender bias here!
More the Merrier: The Valley Girls and Menace 2 Sobriety negotiated another team “merger” early on, when only a couple players showed up for each squad. The steady flow of latecomers, however, meant that Menace 2 the Valley‘s table was packed with nine players by halftime! This made them ineligible to win a Cap City gift card, per our rules, but made for a real trivia dream team!
In Round Two, we fondly remembered the classic “Mister Plow” episode of The Simpsons, along with a taste of the nonstop weirdness that was Ren & Stimpy. Our question on James Joyce’s early work stumped a few teams, one of which instead aimed for our “Best Wrong Answer” prize by submitting the name of that other famed Hibernian man-of-letters, Conor McGregor! Nice one, Rehab is for Quitters! Halftime was a moderately challenging picture page on some “cover bands”, plus a highly challenging round of matching historical monarchs to their famous (or infamous) cognomina. The enduring powerhouse team of the Capitol City Goofballs took 20/20 here (as did Team M2V) and posted a perfect 36 points in Round 2, giving them a six-point lead over their closest competitors. Wow!
Round Three roared right out of the gate with a question on Near East archaeological sites, one of our toughest of the night. After another stumper on the legendary non-pirate “Bluebeard” (Blackbeard and Redbeard really were pirates!) most of us were ready for, in the words of John Cleese, “something completely different”.
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Every night I start off with the same spiel: “Rule number one, no shouting out answers – it’s not that kind of trivia night!” Doesn’t make any difference, though, for tipsy randos who show up partway through the game and screech, “oh, is it DANDELION?!?” during the 6-4-2. Not that this made much difference to the final standings, but I doubt this poor girl will recover any time soon from the dagger-staring she received from our teams after her blunder! Tip of the Hat, by the way, to Menace 2 the Valley for being the sole team to grab six points here! This was enough to put them ahead of the Goofballs by a single point – excitement was in the air!
We closed out the night with a round of questions on Internet error codes, Spanish cuisine, and South American geography – plus a trio of actors who have donned the presumably-very-stretchy boxer shorts of Dr. Bruce Banner on the big screen. In the Final, our teams had to come up with a fictional character who was nearly dubbed “Wyoming Willie” (also “Texas Tiny” if I remember right) – the half-pint firearm enthusiast Yosemite Sam! In the end, our unofficial winners were Menace 2 the Valley, who garnered the highest score of the evening, but for the PHT historic archives, here are your top three teams:
First Place: Capitol City Goofballs
Second Place: Pilsners of Azkaban
Third Place: Salt and Pepper
P.S.: I’m super excited to be hosting Pour House’s Virginia playoffs at Cap City on Saturday, June 3rd – and even more excited to receive “YES” RSVPs from so many of our awesome regular teams. Counting down the days!
Next week’s first category: Gilbert & Sullivan
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD
Next week’s first category: Bohemia
Cugini’s Restaurant in Poolesville, MD
So playoffs, Pub Crawl, and the World Series are all just around the corner, have you got your team together? There was a bit of a buzz down here at Cugini’s in Poolesville, Maryland as I had several teams roll in ready to go and full of questions for me, and answers for our game. Some playoffs invitations went out tonight, but BE SURE to be here next Tuesday! The House Champion is crowned next week, and the remaining playoff invitations are handed out, so don’t forget to come on in.
Our “Guardians of the Galaxy” winner’s choice question proved to be the most daunting of round one, and featured a cameo from one of Marvel’s lesser known, and dare I say “trippy” heroes, as I am sure some form of altered state was in play in the creation of Howard the Duck. Here is the original film iteration from 1986, and the “easter egg” audiences received from the first “Guardians” film.
Moving on into the second round, teams scored really well with some fictitious TV commercials from some popular TV series…
They also “dialed in” their comfort level, and scored big points with the Sleep Number Bed, and this country star featured in our three clues for the same word category.
Keeping this juggernaut going, we found ourselves in the ancient city of Troy, and while there, munched on some leafy vegetables. There were a ton of two point bonuses for Paul George, Indiana Pacer, 2016 NBA All-Star, and video game legend?
Finally, we capped off the third with this iconic British sketch comedy series…
Our last round featured something we hope you’ll never see for any Pour House Trivia internet media, “404: Not Found”, and we took a turn to the Latin side of life with Bolivia, Paraguay, and gazpacho soup. Now to answer your questions, yes there were three film versions of The Hulk since year 2000, here they are in all of their glory.
Eric Bana first:
Edward Norton second:
Mark Ruffalo third: (and THE BEST!)
Finally a little 80’s action from the late Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno just for good measure.
Our “rootin’ tootin’” final question was very successful, broke a potential tie, and just proved to everyone that this guy just wouldn’t be the same if he was known as “Denver Dan”, too much like “Lt. Dan”.
Here are the results of tonight’s game:
First Place: No Clue
Second Place: What Could Go Wrong?
Third Place: Drunk N Disorderly
Next week’s first category: World Capitals
Orioles Nest in Frederick, MD
This week we started out with a question about the Broadway musical “Hamilton”, which just about everyone knows is one of my favorite things ever. We asked for the character that has three of the four solo songs in the show. Most teams were able to come up with the correct response of King George (III). The audio question which began tonight’s second round featured fake TV commercials. This was actually a very fun question, as we played fake commercials from “The Simpsons” (Mr. Plow), “Better Call Saul” (Los Pollos Hermanos), and “Ren and Stimpy” (Log), and they were all pretty great.
Halftime asked teams to identify music groups based on pictures of Rolling Stone magazine covers, while the bottom half involved matching historical figures to their nicknames. Everyone did well with the bands, but the nickname section was tougher. Our top score on the halftime page was the 18 points turned in by Book Club Babes, who took a one-point into the break as a result. Appropriately, We Are Number Two sat just one point behind.
In the second half, things shifted a bit as the Book Club Babes fell behind We Are Number Two after holding the lead held the lead through the first three rounds. Our leader were able to come up with either one of the two landlocked countries of South America, which cost them not only their wager but also a two-point bonus. Heading into the final question, We Are Number Two had gained a small lead, and after nailing the final question took the win! The final standings were as follows:
First Place: We Are Number Two
Second Place: Book Club Babes
Third Place: Suck It Trebek
Until next time,
Next week’s first category: “Preacher” comic book series
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD
For your Tuesday night game of Pour House Trivia at Senor Tequila’s, I think the rain had everyone a little skittish after how much it stormed this weekend. The teams that braved the weather surely had a great time as we inch closer to the end of the season.
We made the startling realization that simply reading the lyrics to the Beatles song “I Am the Walrus” doesn’t make them make any more sense, and that Leo does not instantly mean Lion to some people. We unanimously agreed that no one has ever heard of Heinrich Schliemann, and that the Fan Club is really old and very not hip with the times, unless it has to do with Paul George.
A rather difficult halftime page separated our field as we ended the first half, and our eventual champions rolled along from there. A comfortable lead allowed them to bet the full 12 points, and they were the only team to come up with the correct response of Yosemite Sam on the final question. Your top three teams tonight!
In third place tonight, Das Boot!
In second place tonight, Zero Gravity!
In first place tonight, our Season XV House Champions The Fan Club!
Good game tonight guys; next week we’ll be kicking things off with a question in the category of Modern Composers. Study up, and we’ll see you next time.
FireFlies in Alexandria, VA
While it might not have seemed as though there were a lot of teams joining us at FireFlies tonight, it still SOUNDED like a packed house! Rowdy bunch! A couple of new teams joined us, we always love to have new personalities in the mix, so welcome everyone! With the recent passing of Roger Moore, we opened the game with a question on James Bond (which was very odd in that the category was chosen LAST week!). As seems to be the case at this venue, first question of the night only worked out well for those who chose the category :p Guess not everyone is a James Bond fan! Question two had these poor teams listening to me fight my way through Latin when trying to name the animal in various song lyrics such as “My Eunectes murinus don’t want none unless you got buns, hon”. But of course the Eunectes murinus is the scientific name for anaconda… it just doesn’t quite have the same musical flow to it. The sports question in Round 2 tripped up half of our teams – it was the NFL (and not MLB) that was the first of the four major sports leagues to start amateur draft picks.
The halftime puzzle was so easy for Double Oh Heaven (Bad Hombres), that they finished it in less than two minutes. The rest of the teams missed a few, mostly in the bottom half. Round 3’s head scratcher came in question three about French folklore. Half the teams did not catch on to the “colorful” hint about a respected nobleman who murdered his many wives. Good ol Bluebeard! NOT a pirate! In the 6-4-2 question, it appeared that only Team Ticket had heard of the Crayola color discontinuation, but other teams caught on to Dandelion by the four-point clue.
In the final round, it seems when given the category is “pass the soup”, some teams guessed the answer would be gazpacho before even hearing the question and were high-fiving their prediction skills. Double Oh Heaven took the lead in Round 2 over We’ll Miss Roger Moore than You (Finkel is Einhorn) and ranks stayed consistent after the final question. Your winners were:
First Place: Double Oh Heaven (Bad Hombres)
Second Place: We’ll Miss Roger Moore than You (Finkel is Einhorn)
Third Place: Team Ticket
Next week’s first category: “Knight Rider”
See You Next Tuesday!
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD
Tonight was a special and challenging night. First off, I introduced Molly Pitcher the Hero Dogs service dog to the crowd. (She was much better behaved than all y’all.)
Secondly, Mrs. Chief was my scorer. Together, as a team, we managed to get through the night without too many hiccups. Most importantly, Molly Pitcher was perfect. She was “invisible” to most of you — which is the goal of a service dog, honestly. I love her, but she can only love me. Unlike my regulars — I dislike most of you, and most of you dislike me. A fair trade, if I can call it. Mrs. Chief was keen on your scores, and announced your position referentially.
And yet you still had problems. 🙂 Just kidding.
Tonight was an easy night, and I’m thankful for all the Shuckin’ Shack regulars for making tonight a simple and mostly problem-free-night. No particular question posed a serious problem for any specific set of teams. Instead, the bonuses led to a movement on the leader board. (Or, as I like to say, “much like my bowels”)
The fictional animated character “Wyoming Willie” and “Denver Dan” resulted in some flip-flopping, including a tie for third place. Mother Shuckers were closest to the post, leaving my nepotistic team faves “Scooby Squad” out of the money. Consequently, here are your finishers:
First Place: Tequila Mockingbird
Second Place: South Street Crew
Third Place: Mother Shuckers
Next week’s first category, you weirdos? It’s “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”!
Fair Winds, friends!
Top Golf in Ashburn, VA
A drizzly night here at Top Golf in Ashburn, which led to a fun, fast-paced game. I had a lot of fun saying those song lyrics in that monotone voice, it was seriously one of my most favorite questions. It was a close game to start, with all four teams knocking out the first two rounds pretty easily. The audio question to begin the second round seemed difficult at first as it featured fake television commercials, but most of our field was able to decipher the clues and earn s nine-point wager. Only one question seemed to stump the crowd in the first half, as we asked which of the four major sports leagues was the first to hold an amateur draft. While many thought it was Major League Baseball, the correct response was actually the NFL, hosting its first draft in 1936.
That bottom half of the puzzle challenged a lot of our players as well. Kelly’s Heroes and Taco Tuesday tied for the top score of 16 points, but it was Taco Tuesday who held a one-point lead at the break. The second half didn’t change much in the overall standings, as our top two teams were neck-and-neck the whole game. The rest of the field gained some ground on an NBA question in the third round, as our top two teams missed a question on Paul George, the athlete featured on the cover of the NBA 2K17 video game. But that was the only hiccup for these stellar teams as we hit the home stretch. Kelly’s Heroes re-took the lead (by one point) at the close of the third round by picking up a two-point bonus on the subject of Monty Python, but that lead was short-lived as Taco Tuesday scored its own two-point bonus to open the final round, re-taking the lead by a single point.
All of our teams performed admirably on our final question, and with that, by one point the ladies of Taco Tuesday took first place! Second place went to Kelly’s Heroes, with Margarita to Go rounding out our top three spots. We’ll be back next week for the final week of Season XV, and we’ll kick off the game with a question on the animated TV series “Bob’s Burgers”. See you then!
Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown, MD
We’ve got a nice fire pit and an open patio for trivia on these beautiful nights here at Primanti Brothers in Hagerstown. You can get a pizza and have fun with the whole family, just like the three generations of the Lone Strangers does every week. I would like to thank little Coraline for helping me out announcing the answers this week!
Our teams breezed through the first round tonight, but hit a stumbling block in the second round on a seemingly innocuous sports question. Lone Strangers was the only team to know that among the four major professional sports leagues, it was the NFL that held the first amateur draft. Our halftime page featured a wide spread, as teams scored anywhere from 11 to 18 points. Give Us Your Beer Money and Second Placemen were locked in a tie for first place as we entered the halftime break. In the third round, Give Us Your Beer Money took the lead by themselves after the Second Placement dropped a seven-point wager on a question regarding the folklore figure Bluebeard. But our leaders immediately lost some of that cushion by missing the 6-4-2 question.
In the final round, Give Me Your Beer Money gained two points on the field by knowing that Dick Fosbury (the namesake of the Fosbury Flop) won the high jump gold medal at the 1968 Olympics! The final question didn’t change our standings from the end of the fourth round: Lone Strangers took third with a correct guess, Second Placemen came in Second Place once again, and Give Us Your Beer Money crushed it with the other correct answer on the final question. Who knew Yosemite Sam could have been named Denver Dan?
Tonight was also a special occasion as we handed out Season XV playoff invitations, and we’ve got a lot of contenders who’ll be coming out in two weeks to try and catch gold of their own! Congrats to all our regular teams, but especially our house champion, Give Me Your Beer Money! We’ll see you at the World Series. Next week, we’re going to have to do a little research to bring you a first question about Ben Bova’s “Grand Tour” Series of novels. See you then!
The Block in Annandale, VA
We’ve seen a great turnout in the first few weeks of running our game here at the Block in Annandale, and tonight was no different! We’re excited to hopefully get a good number of the new teams to join us next time and become regulars as we build up the crowd at the new venue! Your host Geraden had an unfortunate emergency tonight and couldn’t be here with us, but I felt very comfortable, welcome, and excited to be hosting the game for you all!
We began the night with the category chosen by last week’s winners: “Bloom’s Taxonomy”. A category that had much of the room scared seemed quite accessible as most everyone started off strong with big points there! The trend of high scores continued as most teams blazed through the first round fairly unscathed! Round 2 saw one of the harder questions of the night with a Pro Sports History Q. We wanted to know what sports league had the first amateur draft, drafting Jay Werberger (I’m sure I made this name up*) in 1936. All but one team put MLB, however this draft was the NFL! A difficult question gave a lead to Dingus Among Us going into the second half!
Dingus Among Us was leading and looked to keep it that way. The 6-4-2 was extra spicy tonight as FOUR teams went for the six-point clue and all MISSED. Not only did none of the four teams get the correct response BUT they all had different responses. We were looking for a Crayola color that was recently retired, named for a flowering plant. We had periwinkle, daisy, daffodil, and even rose but the answer was Dandelion! Dingus Among Us didn’t go for six or even four, playing it safe with two points, but it still netted them more points than the gamblers in the house!
Safe and consistent play left Dingus Among Us in first place going into the final question. The final wasn’t terribly easy, seeing a few teams miss out on the points here, but our leading teams seemed to have had no trouble. The winning team tonight was Dingus Among Us, leading all night and nailing the final for a victory! Second place went to Kappa Crabs, another solid performance from a brand new team! For third place, we went to a tie breaker between the Columbaes and Friends with Marisa. Columbaes won last week and would need some luck on the tiebreaker to once again finish in the money… Well, luck went their way JUST edging out Friends with Marisa and taking the 3rd place prize $$$ tonight! What a game guys! We’re back next week, thanks for coming out and we’ll see you in the near future!
Next week’s first category: Potent Potables
Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL
A wild and windy Tuesday night at the wonderful Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg! The competition was as hot as the Buffalo Shrimp. We hosted a total of six teams, all of which performed exceptionally, especially our new team Bridgepoint. We started the first round with a question concering 1960’s pop culture. One of the lovely ladies from GTS asked me about whether or not The Jimi Hendrix Experience could be considered a “power” trio, to which I kindly informed her that I was born in 1996 and therefore was not a great source for questions like this (EDITOR’S NOTE: Definitely). Other topics from the first round included geographic comedy and song lyrics!
By the second round, things started to heat up with Bridgepoint in the lead! The lead did not last for long, with Freebirds and Quizknos entering the third round with a tie of 65 points, and GTS in the lead with 70 points! Topics for this round included fake commericals from TV shows (which was an audio clue), brand names, three clues/one word and pro sports history.
In the words of John Cleese from Monty Python: “And now for something completely different”. The second half was tense to say the least. Each team was no less than eight points away from each other! My favorite question was on the topic of zoology. Did you know that an animal who eats leaves is called a folivore? Adorable! Other topics include zoology lingo, archaeology, sketch comedy, and the NBA. Finishing off this tight, tight game, our final question was in the category was Fictional Characters, which impressively, most of our teams answered correctly! A few teams wanted their wager to be zero, which is a good strategy in some cases, but didn’t serve them too well this time around!
We ended in a tie for second place between Parrotheads and Bridgepoint, with Bridgepoint earning the second place prize via our tiebreaker question. Congrats to our winners Freebirds! I’m sending my good vibes to everyone who played. Please come out next week for another great night at The Blue Parrot!
Next week’s first category: Bud Light
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD
Nine teams fiercely competed for the evening title of trivia master at Monkey La La in Frederick. As usual, our top teams had no problems with the first two rounds of questions. In fact the only question that did create a few minor problems was the final question of the round in the category of Name That Author:
“For your wager, what Irish author reworked a novel called “Stephen Hero” into his first book “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”?
2-POINT BONUS: What was the LAST name of that novel’s main character?”
Approximately half the teams correctly answered James Joyce, but only one team earned the two-point bonus by knowing (Stephen) Dedalus. The top four teams were within nine points of each other going into the beginning of the third round. Alternative Facts led the way with 90 points, followed by The Fellowship with 85 points, with Sad and Demented but Social at 83 points, and Stink Floyd in fourth place at 81 points, despite playing as one-man team!
The fourth question of the third round turned the heat up on the teams at Monkeys:
“Though he might sound like a pirate, this French folktale character was actually a well-respected nobleman who murdered his many wives and hid them in a locked room! Name this ‘colorful’ character who lends his name to a novel by Kurt Vonnegut”.
The answer was Bluebeard, but I got quite a few guesses of Redbeard and even a Blackbeard! After the third round, the standings remained approximately the same with only the Fellowship and Sad and Demented But Social swapping their second and third place spots. These standing remained true going into the final question as well, but the final did change a few things! Yosemite Sam was out of the grasp of some teams, including two of our top four teams. With that, our final standings looked like this:
First Place: Alternative Facts
Second Place: The Fellowship
Third Place: Sloppy Seconds
Next week’s first category: English Monarchs
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD
In a strange turn of events, I was once again sent to fill in as host for the game on Tuesday night at Quincy’s South in Rockville! I don’t mind at all because the teams that play here are always nice and the competition is fierce! I was even privy to see the winning team play a PERFECT game! (I ALMOST got to witness a perfect SCORE game, but they decided to only wager seven points on the final question just to be safe).
The first half proved to be a breeze for some of our teams, though the second round question on sports history caused two teams to drop their five-point category bonus. Uncle Jack and Sofa King Smart each had perfect scores after the first half, including a rather difficult halftime page on historical nicknames, giving us a tie atop the leaderboard at 92 points each.
In the second half, it was Sofa King Smart who began to pull away, as they did not miss a single question in the third round, which included a trio of two-point bonuses and six points on the 6-4-2 question. When we reached the final question, Uncle Jack sat in second place with an amazing 164 (good enough for first place at EVERY other PHT venue tonight!), but Sofa King Smart had indeed run the table with a perfect score of 170. Not willing to risk first place for a shot at the 180-Point Club (of which Uncle Jack is already a member), Sofa King Smart risked just seven points. We still had a tie for third place going into the final question, but thankfully, I didn’t need to use a tiebreaker after the answers were turned in, as we did have one last adjustment to the medal stand.
Moving up from sixth place to third place after the final question was a first time team that went by the handle ’72! They were neck and neck for first place until we reached the 6-4-2 bonus question, but after that became our second place finisher, Uncle Jack!! Answering EVERY question correct tonight including EVERY two-point bonus as well was our winners for the second week in a row now, Sofa King Smart!
Their pick for next week’s first category is “The Big Bang Theory”, so study up and come join the battle with us this Tuesday at Quincy’s South!
~ Jon J
Black Eyed Suzie’s in Bel Air, MD
Tonight’s game at Black Eyed Suzie’s in Bel Air was hot! We hosted both newcomers and veteran house teams, and it made for a rather competitive game. One of our new teams, French Fried Taters, started off strongly by taking a first-round lead, but they soon decided that they’d rather go to Atlantic City.
During the second round, the Pirates of Smuggler’s Cove answered all five wagering questions correctly and put up an impressive score on the halftime puzzle page, giving them a nine-point lead at the break. The boys of Shagnasties thought they were cute, but not enough to win tonight. The Backstreet Boyz had the right moves, and the right tunes, they sang their way into third place.
The Pirates of Smugglers Cove were well read, knew all the right stuff, but stumbled in the final round, relinquishing their lead and ultimately settling for the second place prize tonight. Team Dammit thought tonight wasn’t their night but it was! Not only did they secure another victory on the final question, but they also clinched the Season XV House Championship! Congrats!
Next week’s fist category: Gym Class Games… dodge ball, anyone?
Casa Tequila in Purcellville, VA
Opening night out at Casa Tequila was awesome! I was very happy to see plenty of friendly faces, as well as a few new ones. We worked through a bit of a learning curve, but we got it grooving after getting into the meat of the game. Our first round jumped from beer to animalistic songs, and then moved across the country. Everyone stayed here for there Mani/Pedis though, since it was knocked outta the park along with our “Moneyball” question. Round one saw Tequila Mockingbird take an early lead.
Round two started with some “fake” ads from TV shows. Virgine-ya Is For Lovers was the only team to nail all three, while others weren’t able to differentiate between “Better Call Saul” and “Breaking Bad”. Everyone seemed to roll the dice on our sports question with only some luck, and finished off with about half our teams reading James Joyce novels. Our puzzle page saw more of a separation but no one could pull off a perfect score. Team Just Us gained the top spot after the halftime round.
Round three started off with a surprise to me, showing an abundance of archeological knowledge in the crowd. Teams knew their ballers and their comedy troupes with only a couple able to pull “Bluebeard” out. A sip of dandelion wine later and team True Wit steals the lead. Our fourth round was “buried” by some great answers that kept the game close. Everyone did pretty awesomely until it came to the Hulk question. I hope it didn’t make anyone, who could only think of Bill Bixby, angry! After maintaining a fourth round lead, True Wit couldn’t hang on with the final question and team Just Us stole the show.
Third place went to Virgine-ya is For Lovers, second to Tequila Mockingbird, and our winners this evening were Just Us. Next week our first category will be “Friends” (sitcom). Thanks for a wonderful night!
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD
Tonight was a fantastic opening night of Pour House Trivia here at Outta the Way Café in Derwood! We had a great turnout, great people, and delicious food. But enough of the formalities, let’s find out what happened in tonight’s game! One of our teams opted for the timely team name of Shaken Not Stirring in honor of the recently-passed Roger Moore. This team quickly proved that they were the ones to beat tonight as we offered an extra $50 cash prize for our winning team. After missing only one wagering question in the first half, Shaken Not Stirring lengthened its lead by scoring the top score on the halftime puzzle page with 19 points! Obviously, they have extensive knowledge in the diverse topics of music groups and historic nicknames. That performance led to a first-half lead and an impressive score of 82 points. I bet that score would be good enough for first place at most of the Pour House Trivia venues! Meanwhile, Goddammit Irene posted a score of 15 points on the halftime page to lock in second place as we began the second half.
The third round featured the only question to stump the bar, as no team was able to come up with the correct response of Bluebeard on our French Folklore question. That was the only hiccup for our front runners, as they rolled off a perfect final round en route to an easy victory and some extra spending cash for their efforts. I don’t know this team has played any pub trivia before, but they certainly seemed like a group of season veterans. Great job and congratulations on your win. What a blast I had hosting here at Outta the Way Cafe! Come out and join us next week for even more fun next Tuesday night! You can sign up for trivia starting at 7:45pm in preparation for an 8:00pm game. Thanks to all the teams who came out to play. Here are your top three teams for tonight’s game:
First Place: Shaken Not Stirring
Second Place: Goddammit Irene
Third Place: Left Side Strong Side
As an added bonus, each week our winning team selects the first category for next week’s game, so Shaken Not Stirring has chosen the Netflix series “Fuller House” to begin our second week of trivia. See you then!