A (Literal) Perfect Game of Trivia!
With only five venues on the docket for Monday night Pour House Trivia, you would think it would be a slow night, but that was certainly not the case on this Monday night! Three of our five venues topped double digits in terms of the number of teams, with our busiest game of the night (and the entire season) going down at DRP in Alexandria. That certainly made for a trial by fire for one of our newest hosts! Apparently, he handled it very smoothly, finishing the game early enough so everyone could enjoy Monday Night Football. But the story of the night took place just up the road in Arlington, where one team RAN THE TABLE, and landed themselves a perfect game!
MONDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (51 teams across five venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: High School Prom (Spider Kelly’s) with 182
** PERFECT GAME – TIES FOR 2ND HIGHEST SCORE IN PHT HISTORY **
–> Highest Score after Round 4: High School Prom (Spider Kelly’s) with 170
–> Highest First Half Score: High School Prom (Spider Kelly’s), Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s), Jimmy’s in Vegas (Spider Kelly’s) with 92
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): High School Prom (Spider Kelly’s), Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s), Jimmy’s in Vegas (Spider Kelly’s), Cobras (Greene Turtle), What Else Could It Be!? (Greene Turtle)
–> About 20% of our teams scored a perfect 20 on the halftime page, with an average score of 17.7.
–> Only three teams scored six points on the 6-4-2, by remembering that the George H. W. Bush was serving as U.S. President when the 27th and most recent Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified.
–> High School Prom is the fifth team in Pour House Trivia history to score a perfect game. It is the second time that the team has topped the 180-point plateau, and their highest score in the three years in which they have played Pour House Trivia. If we had included one more two-point bonus in tonight’s set, a correct answer would have tied them with the highest score in PHT history. A shout out goes to Kitten Mittens and Jimmy’s in Vegas, who are also from Spider Kelly’s. Their respective final scores of 178 and 177 would have easily won the game at any of our other venues (and all but one venue during the entire season), but unfortunately they were stuck at the same venue as High School Prom tonight.
TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (41.5% success rate):
–> The Bank of New York is the 20th oldest continuously operating bank in the world, and the oldest in the United States. Which historic American created this institution? (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)
DRP in Alexandria, VA
Wow! We had nineteen teams here tonight at DRP! That must be some sort of record! Here’s a quick recap of what our standing-room only crowd did.
Everyone knew that the longest running show on ABC was “America’s Funniest Home Videos”. I guess everybody can’t get enough of watching others getting hit in the crotch with a ball. Also, they say that when something causes an unpleasant emotion, you remember it. I guess some teams were very bitter when they used that strategy in determining that the Colts moved from Baltimore to Indianapolis.
We also had some pesticide-free gardeners tonight since they knew that ladybugs were effective predators against aphids. Also, teams knew that Andorra was sandwiched between Spain and France, but only a few knew the national capital’s full name is Andorra La Vella.
For the final question, about half of our teams knew that the founder of the oldest bank in the U.S. later went on to do bigger things like being the country’s first Treasury Secretary. While this garnered DRD their second consecutive win, we had to use the tie-breaker for second place. One team was only three away from the total number of “South Park” shows so far. That meant we ended the night as follows:
First Place: Del Ray Dummies
Second Place: Worst Case Ontario
Third Place: Still TBD
Next week’s first category: “Scrubs”
Until next time,
Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD
Tonight’s game started out with an audio question about the Broadway show “Hamilton”, which is coincidentally one of my favorite things to listen to right now. The question played one of the two rap battles between Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson, asking about the title of the song, which is “Cabinet Battle”. I honestly love that song too, so it was a pretty fun question, at least for me.
Tonight’s final question asked about the seven ancient wonders of the world. The question asked teams to identify three of the four modern nations that were once home to one or more of the wonders, with only three guesses allowed. Most teams got Egypt and Greece, but Turkey was a bit tougher, and teams definitely got Iraq and Iran switched, with Iraq being the answer. This definitely moved some things around, as we had to break a tie for third between The Bends and Give Us Your Beer Money. Turns out that Give Us Your Beer Money was a bit closer on the tiebreaker, taking third place, while second went to The Cobras and the win went to What Else Could It Be?!?!. Next week we start with a question about Grey’s Anatomy (the actual textbook, not the TV show), so study up!
Until next time,
Next week’s first category: “Gray’s Anatomy” (book)
Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD
Man it sure does feel like fall now, but it was a hot time inside here at Morgan Inn in Woodbine, and it was a real close game as well. The puzzle page was a brutal, but our teams didn’t lose heart, as you all handled it very well, and it did still keep the scores close. Remember we are ON for Halloween next Monday so wear your costume and come play some trivia, I may even have some candy for ya! Here are the results:
First Place: Men & Pausers
Second Place: Team Morgan Inn
Third Place: Ponyboy
Next week’s first category: Celebrity Couples (I guess this one doesn’t count)
Spider Kelly’s in Arlington, VA
HALLOWEEN is a-comin and it was almost as if a full moon was out tonight as ten teams packed the house at Spider Kelly’s! Round one appeared to be CHILD’S PLAY for our teams as they answered questions about border states and chemical elements, 6 out of 10 teams were tied for first place! Then Round 2 was a real SCREAM, having fun with the audio clue and reminiscing on childhood breakfast cereals, dropping to only 3 teams tied for first at the end of that round. Teams had a real AWAKENING in Round 3, when some started to miss the tough questions and scrambled to catch up. Many teams were in MISERY after jumping too quick to answer the 6-4-2 question about H.W. Bush and missing it, dropping them down in the ranks. There was HIGH TENSION going into the final round. Some teams went PSYCHO, wracking their brains for the answer, but in the end High School Prom’s SIXTH SENSE kicked in and they recognized the great Alexander Hamilton as the answer to the final. Winners were:
First Place: High School Prom
Second Place: Kitten Mittens
Third Place: Jimmys in Vegas
Next week’s first category: “The West Wing”
See ya next Monday with some treats on Halloween!!!
Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD
Another night, another dream, here at the Forno for trivia night! Let’s get right into this one! Halftime was TIGHT as Stink Floyd and The A Team locked up at 90 points a piece! Made sense as they both had near perfect halves AND they both were the only perfect scores on the Halftime Page.
Round 3 came around and both teams looked to hold onto the lead. Our solo man Stink Floyd went low on the 1st question, leaving himself with 3,5,7, and 9 for the rest of the round. That decision ended up biting him as he dropped the 3 wager on the next question, letting The A Team move ahead into the lead – 126 to 121.
The 6 pointer on the 6-4-2 was TOUGH tonight, nobody getting it, and nobody even TRYING at it! Most teams getting 4 so not much changed on that one. Stink Floyd and The A Team both handled Round 4 just fine so we went into the final with the standings not changed. A Team led 166 to 161 on Stink Floyd. The A Team could win with a correct response on the final. Final tonight played pretty tough, only 2 teams getting a correct answer. We DID have a shift in the rankings after that one…
Stink Floyd misses and drops outta the money, so the 2 teams to get the final correct would place in the top 3. 3rd place to Volcano Insurance, who missed a 5 point bonus early and would’ve been a contender for 1st had they not slipped on that one! Good finish regardless! The A Team MISSES the final, drops to 2nd place and we have a new champion at il Forno! Congrats to Balls of Fire!! Taking the W after being back all game. What a finish! We’re ON for Halloween so get ready to eat some candy, watch some football, play some trivia, and have the greatest time of your life! Back in a week!
Next week’s first category: Frederick County Agriculture