A Graceful Weekend of Pub Trivia!
Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 92 teams across eight venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the Rocky film series, the classic television sitcom Leave it to Beaver, the electric guitar, and the Plymouth line of automobiles. Our Friday teams dealt with the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only 11% of the field earned bonus points by knowing that Zug is both the name of a Swiss city and a word that means ‘Yes’ when spoken by Orcs in the World of Warcraft video game series. Two teams earned a perfect first round score with 36 points: Musketeers (Springfield Manor) and Hey There Delilah (Belles’).
The weekend audio questions included backing bands, political sound bites, and the televisions sitcom Mike & Molly. We also discussed the U.S. women’s suffrage movement, the medical malady of deep vein thrombosis, the film version of The Fugitive, and the presidential election victories of Franklin Roosevelt. Once again, our Friday teams were asked the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only 13% of the field knew that Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs led the NFL in targets last season. Across all weekend games, Legalized Gambling (Mason Social) posted the only perfect second round score.
Topics from the weekend halftime pages included three-name celebrities, films with questions as titles, and fictional ships. The average halftime score reached 13.8 points, though none of our teams recorded a perfect score. Here is last weekend’s halftime leaderboard:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 87
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor): 84
- Two Guys, a Girl, and a Trivia Team (Dragon Distillery): 84
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel and Pizza Creations): 84
- True B. S. (Doc Waters): 83
- Murph’s Masters (Belles’): 83
Topics from last weekend’s third round included the book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the Knights of the Round Table, the disastrous film Catwoman, and the card game Three-Card Monte. Once again, our Friday teams dealt with the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only two of our 57 Friday teams knew that Adam Lambert lost to Kris Allen on American Idol. The third round did not yield any perfect scores last weekend.
Final round topics from last weekend included the passenger pigeon, Lowe’s home improvement stores, the Mississippi River, and singer Uncle Kracker. In a continuing trend, our Friday teams were once again asked a wicked bonus question, as only two teams knew that Lake Itasca is the source of the Mississippi River. Smarty Pants (Belles’) posted the only perfect score of the final round last weekend. These were your highest scoring weekend teams heading into the final question:
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 156
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor): 154
- Two Guys, a Girl, and a Trivia Team (Dragon Distillery): 150
- D.C. Swampers (Pretzel and Pizza Creations): 150
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 149 POINTS
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (61.4% success rate):
- Among elements with four-letter names, this one is the heaviest, with an atomic mass of 207 and an atomic number of 82. Identify this element that also has the highest atomic number among all stable elements.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (80.0% success rate):
- Which nickname was shared by the Native American chief Crazy Horse, the first head coach of the Green Bay Packers, and a member of a classic comedy group?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
- Located about ten miles from the Mississippi River, which tourist attraction was originally owned by S. C. Toof, who named it for his daughter?
The respective correct answers for these final questions were lead, “Curly”, and Graceland. Congratulations to True B.S. (Doc Waters), who earned the only Perfect 21 last weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Beer Pressure (Doc Waters): 161
- True B.S. (Doc Waters): 161
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 161
- Murph’s Masters (Belles’): 160
- Mean Girls (Mason Social): 156
- No Bueno (Doc Waters): 155
- Two Guys, a Girl, and a Trivia Team (Dragon Distillery): 155
- Watery Tarts (Mason Social): 155
- Minivan (Doc Waters): 154
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 153 POINTS
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Shady Deductions (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)
P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Karl Urban)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: We Trust You (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1968 Summer Olympics)
Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Beer Pressure (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: High School Chemistry)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Smarty Pants (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Goldbergs)
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Cultured Heathens (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Devil Wears Prada)
Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Brown Chicken Brown Cow (NEXT GAME AUGUST 22 – FIRST CATEGORY: Blazing Saddles)
Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: D. B. Cooper Lives (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Potent Potables)