A Memorable Monday of Pour House Trivia!

Though we hosted an abbreviated schedule on this Memorial Day, each of our five venues featured some healthy competition, as 48 teams took in a game of Pour House Trivia.


Monday’s first round featured questions concerning the recent achievements of Tiger Woods, the film “Legally Blonde”, and the Cuban sandwich.  The most difficult bonus question of the opening round was asked in the form of the nightly Three Clues question:

CLUE 1: A river with this name is the second longest on the continent of North America, behind only the Mississippi-Missouri River.

CLUE 2: This word also names a male character in a Beatles song released on August 5, 1966.

Only three teams earned bonus points by forgoing the final clue and turning in the correct answer of Mackenzie.  Even after gaining an extra two points on the field, none of those three teams was able to complete a perfect first round.


Monday’s audio question featured songs from three classic rock groups who were named for a member other than the lead singer.  Most of our teams easily recognized “Panama” by Van Halen and “Centerfold” by J. Geils Band, but only 14% of the field earned two bonus points by also knowing that “Gimme Some Lovin'” was recorded by The Spencer Davis Group.  We continued with what proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> Both North and South Carolina were named for which British monarch that ruled England from 1625 to 1649?

Only 19% of the field earned points with the correct answer of Charles I.  Later, we looked at the novel “Gulliver’s Travels”, the classic TV character Andy Taylor, and the origin of the term ‘cyberspace’.  Just as in the first round, Monday’s second round did not yield any perfect scores.


Memorial Day was not the only holiday celebrated this weekend.  May 26 was also World Redhead Day, so Monday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify ten famous redheads.  In addition, the bottom half featured a matching section about peace treaties.  Eight teams posted a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average landed at 14.9 points.  These were your highest scoring Monday teams at the halftime break:


Monday’s second half began with a three-part question in which each answer was a word that is also the name of a Monopoly token (i.e. Iron, Battleship, and Wheelbarrow).  We followed with a look at the bird of paradise plant, the music of Black Eyed Peas, and the classic live-action Disney film “The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes”.  For each of the five wagering questions in the third round, the success rate did not top 60%, leading to just one perfect score: Power Vacuum from Bushwaller’s.


Final round topics from Monday night included the short-live Margaret Cho sitcom “All-American Girl”, the newborn infant who is now seventh in line to the British throne, and the classic rock tune “Nights in White Satin” by the Moody Blues.  We closed with a Triple 50/50 questions asking our teams to distinguish between different metric system prefixes.  After the first three rounds yielded very few perfect scores, six teams managed to post 36 points in Monday’s final round.  Here are your top Monday teams heading into the final question:

MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> Born in 1942, this woman earned her 41st Grammy nomination in 2012 for her album “What Matters Most”.  That same year, the DJ duo Duck Sauce earned a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording for a song named for her.  For your wager, name this woman.

Exactly half of our Monday teams responded correctly with Barbra Streisand.  Congratulations to Power Vacuum (Bushwaller’s), who earned the only Perfect 21 on Monday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is Monday’s final overall leaderboard:


DRP in Alexandria, VA:  MAJ   (Next week’s first category: Keanu Reeves)

Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: Characters in “Pokemon Detective Pikachu”)

Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “Grey’s Anatomy”)

Hershey’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Buffalo Bills or Washington Redskins?)

Uno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Tool or A Perfect Circle?)

Cheesetique in Arlington, VA:  Arlington Underground   (Next week’s first category: Third Eye Blind)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: John Force)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: “Real Housewives” Franchise)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Psychological Experiments)

Flanagan’s Harp and Fiddle in Bethesda, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Florida Keys)

Il Forno in Frederick, MD:  Del Boca Vista   (Next week’s first category: “Pulp Fiction”)