A Lazy Night of Thursday Trivia…

With all of our Monday and Tuesday night venues taking the week off for Christmas, we saw many of those teams making guest appearances at our Thursday games, ballooning our attendance to 136 teams across 14 venues:


We opened Thursday’s game with a question regarding this classic TV series:

Dukes of Hazzard Trivia

We continued by asking a Three Clues question concerning the Greek goddess Nike. We also enjoyed a lager beer before closing with a look at the connection between NASA and the city of Houston. This final question of the round also provided the field with its most difficult bonus question:

–> NASA also uses the Backup Control Center in what other U.S. city?

Apparently, only nine teams saw the film “SpaceCamp” (or used some other method of determining the answer), helping them earn two bonus points with the correct response of Huntsville, Alabama. As a result, the only perfect score of the first round was recorded by Zambookie (Champion Billiards).


Each of the three songs featured in Thursday’s audio question included the name of a California city in its title. We heard clips from “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” by Dionne Warwick, “I Love L.A.” by Randy Newman, and “Santa Monica” by Everclear. We visited the mountainous region of Tibet, the ancient city of Syracuse, and discussed the numerous adaptations of this work:

Phantom of the Opera

The only speed bump for most of our teams was a bonus question which asked for the actual first name of the title character from “The Phantom of the Opera”. Only 11% of our teams earned bonus points with the correct answer of Erik, leading to a total of six perfect scores in the second round.


Pictures of TV game shows were featured on Thursday’s halftime page, while a matching section quizzed our teams about foreign versions of Santa Claus. With the average score landing at 15.2 points, we saw eight teams notch a perfect score of 20 points. Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Third round topics included the films of Alfred Hitchcock, African geography, the albums of Radiohead, and the illustrations of this pretentious periodical:

Eight teams ran the table in the third round, posting a perfect score of 36 points.


Thursday’s final round featured three wicked bonus questions which helped spread the field at many venues. A three-part question concerning TV personalities named Shepard saw just nine teams earn bonus points by knowing that Chevel Shepard is the most recent winner of “The Voice”. Next, we trekked through the Alps with Hannibal and enjoyed a snack from this geographically-named brand:

In our second half sports question, we asked our teams to name either one of the two MLB players were active in both 1999 and 2018. While a majority of the field earned wagering points with one of the two answers, only 16% responded with both correct answers of Bartolo Colon and Adrian Beltre. The game closed with a look at the Salvation Army, with just seven teams tacking on two bonus points by knowing that the organization was founded by William Booth and his wife Catherine. The only perfect score of the final round was posted by Dave Martinez School of Management (The Grille at Flower Hill). Here is Thursday’s pre-final leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (39.7% success rate):

–> In the 16th century, a French missionary wrote about a new animal he had discovered in South America, describing it as a “little bear” with a face “almost like that of a baby”.  For your wager, what animal was he describing?

About two in five teams responded correctly with the sloth. Congratultions to the seven teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Tantric Yogurt  (Next week’s first category: “Ray Donovan”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Zambookie  (Next week’s first category: “The Sopranos”)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom  (Next week’s first category: New Year’s Day Traditions)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Mercury Seven Astronauts)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Deck Chairs on the Titanic  (Next week’s first category: Current Las Vegas Casinos)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: NHL All-Stars)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  All W Noel  (Next week’s first category: The Muppets)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  1-2-3 Drink  (Next week’s first category: Zima)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: “Transformers” – 1980s TV series)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Mackey


Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Dilly Dilly  (Next week’s first category: Percy Jackson Novel Series)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Bye Taylor  (Next week’s first category: Domnhall Gleeson)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Billy Graham’s Bible Buster   (Next week’s first category: Italian Composers)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Charlie’s Angels  (Next week’s first category: “Mean Girls”)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Porno Jukebox  (Next week’s first category: Swedish Heavy Metal Bands)