A Lyme-Flavored Night of Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 103 teams across 15 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Wednesday night included a little Periodic Table worldplay, U.S. geography, and this upcoming international sporting event:

Ryder Cup Golf

Eleven teams began their night with a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Performers with five-letter stage names highlighted Wednesday’s audio question, as our teams were asked to recognize hit songs from Nelly, Gotye, and Charo:

Nelly Gotye Charo

Other second round topics included Newt Gingrich, Gateway computers, and the recent “Predator” film remake.  Six teams earned perfect second round scores.

HALFTIME:

A matching section on British slang terms appeared on Wednesday’s halftime page, which yielded 12 perfect scores and an overall average score of 17.3 points.  Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Not surprisingly, the most difficult wagering question of the night was asked in the third round subject of Renaissance art, as only 23% of our teams knew that Raphael created the timeless work “The School of Athens”:

Raphael School of Athens

Next up was a Three Clues question regarding an athlete, which included a rather difficult bonus:

CLUE 1: This athlete currently holds the record for the most men’s singles titles in the Open Era.

CLUE 2: He was once engaged to a fellow tennis champion, but eventually married a former Playboy Playmate.

Only 15% of the field picked up bonus points by knowing that these clues referred to Jimmy Connors, the former fiance of Chris Evert:

Connors Evert

After closing the round with questions concerning Bai beverages and the novel “American Psycho”, only Kitten Mittens (Quinn’s) ran the table in Wednesday’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After the 6-4-2 question looked at the various uses of the word ‘Sting’, we began the final round by remembering the soft rock duo Captain and Tennille.  Later, we discussed the Tower of London and Lyme disease, and asked about the unique episode titles featured on this sitcom:

Big Bang Theory Trivia

Only five teams picked up the final two bonus points of the night, by knowing that the candy brand Red Vines is a frequent topic of discussion on “The Big Bang Theory”.  As a result, none of our teams earned perfect scores in Wednesday’s final round.  Here are your highest scoring teams heading into the final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (53.7% success rate):

–> The Geneva Conference of 1954 divided which country at the line of 17 degrees north latitude?

Just over half of our teams responded correctly with the correct answer of Vietnam.  Six teams picked up points on every wagering question tonight to take home the Perfect 21 honors.  Here is Wednesday’s final leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap  (Next week’s first category: MLB Stadiums)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fiddlesticks  (Next week’s first category: Geometry)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Tentacle Storm  (Next week’s first category: Cartography)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Pickled  (Next week’s first category: Brooklyn)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots  (Next week’s first category: 1960s TV Theme Songs – AUDIO)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Save the Clock Tower  (Next week’s first category: “Fight Club”)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Kitten Mittens  (Next week’s first category: DC Locations Visited by the Stanley Cup)

** NEXT WEEK’S GAME AT QUINN’S WILL BEGIN AT 6:00pm! **

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  H2SO4  (Next week’s first category: Asia – band)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Amigos  (Next week’s first category: Jewish Cuisine)

Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA:  Hot Mess Express  (Next week’s first category: Cats)

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  Battle Sharts  (NEXT GAME DATE TBD – First category: Diseases of the Eye)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: Bill Sings Queen)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Space Force Marching Band  (Next week’s first category: Korean Cuisine)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Shoes For Feet  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Celebrity Criminals)

Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA:  My Black Hole Just Exploded

** THIS WAS OUR FINAL GAME AT LOST DOG CAFE – THANKS TO OUR LOYAL TEAMS! **