A Hall of Fame Night of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday night featured the inaugural game of Pour House Trivia at our newest venue: Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Shirlington.  Some old faces returned to Shirlington to square off against several new teams in a great game that came down to the wire!  Overall, Tuesday’s game welcomed 141 teams across 23 venues.


We wasted no time in challenging our Tuesday teams, as the first round featured two diabolical bonus questions.  In an early geography question, virtually every team earned wagering points by knowing that Portland is the name the most populous city in both Maine and Oregon.  But only eight teams tacked on the first bonus points of the night by knowing either of the second-most populous cities in those states: Lewiston (Maine) or Salem (Oregon).  We continued with a look at the education of Ronald Reagan and the jargon used in this sport:

Once again, we stumped most of our teams with a bonus question, as only nine teams knew that the term ‘Lutz’ is borrowed from the last name an Austrian figure skater.  As a result of those two bonus questions, the first round round did not yield any perfect scores.


Numbers in song lyrics was the featured topic in Tuesday’s audio question.  We continued with a look at the fruity topping marmalade and the classic TV series “The Love Boat”.  The second round also included the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> Heard in the poem “To Althea, from Prison”, what object fills in the BLANK in the following quotation: “Stone walls do not a prison make / Nor iron bars a BLANK”?

Though many teams were close, only 21% of the field gave us the correct response of ‘cage’.  Furthermore, only seven teams earned bonus points by also knowing that this poem was penned by Richard Lovelace.  We closed the first half with a look at this animated film series:

The poetry questions kept many of our teams from recording a perfect score, but Dirty Mike and the Boys (Upper Deck) and Niels Bohring (Brass Tap) survived those speed bumps to notch 36 second round points.


Tuesday’s halftime page asked our teams to determine whether certain alien creatures were featured in the “Star Wars” or “Star Trek” franchise.  The average score reached 15.1 points, with Breadsticks (Upper Deck) posting the only perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Tuesday’s third round topics included Asian capitals, Oscar-winning actresses, and the different varieties of this vegetable:

After closing the third stanza with a look at the song “Take It Easy” from the Eagles, we saw just two teams earn a perfect third round score: We Love Trivia 3000 (Dudley’s) and Rumble in the Bronx (Tommy Joe’s).


Tuesday’s fourth round featured a pair of wicked bonus questions both dealing with the first names of fictional characters.  We began the final stanza by discussing the Shakespearean drama “The Tempest”, but only 12% of our teams picked up two bonus points by knowing that Prospero’s daughter is named Miranda.  Later, on the topic of the TV series “Friends”, we asked our teams to give us the first name of Chandler’s father (as portrayed by Kathleen Turner).  With an even lower success rate, only five teams gave us the correct response of Charles.  Finally, our nightly Three Clues question referenced this late U.S. Senator (and his most infamous quote):

None of our teams managed to record a perfect final round score.  Here are your leading Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (73.9% success rate):

–> This town in upstate New York was founded by the father of the American author who penned the “Leatherstocking Tales”.  For your wager, name this town, which is also famous for being the home of Civil War general Abner Doubleday.

Nearly three-quarters of the field responded correctly with the Hall of Fame city of Cooperstown.  Though the bonus questions were certainly more difficult than usual, eight teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:


Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category at Bulls and Bears: “Friends”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: Poo-pourri)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Tom Brady is Overrated   (Next week’s first category: “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club   (Next week’s first category: Literary Opening Lines)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: Russian History)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday   (Next week’s first category: “Stand By Me” – film)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA  (Next week’s first category: Makeup)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks   (Next week’s first category: UEFA Champions League)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Hoyas   (Next week’s first category: Pink Floyd – AUDIO)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Hard Drink or Soft Drink?)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me   (Next week’s first category: Pittsburgh)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  I’m About to Quiz   (Next week’s first category: Bruce Springsteen)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (Next week’s first category: Classical Music)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Arrested Intelligence   (Next week’s first category: 1970s Music – AUDIO)

Casa Rico in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird   (Next week’s first category: “Outlander”)

The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA:  Tim   (Next week’s first category: Baseball)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  We Love Trivia 3000   (Next week’s first category: “Catastrophe” – TV series)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 28 – First category: Ethiopian Food)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: Famous Coopers)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: Broadway Musicals)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: 1950s Rock and Roll)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Cobra Kai   (Next week’s first category: “The Princess Bride”)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Rumble in the Bronx   (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  A Neutron Walks into a Bar   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Jane Austen or Austin Powers)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Vegan Free   (Next week’s first category: Bowling)