A Million Dreams at Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 106 teams across 15 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

Our Wednesday teams got a stiff wake-up call as we began the game with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After most of our teams earned wagering points on a question about darts, we offered two bonus points to any team that could give us the OFFICIAL name of the line from which the darts are thrown.  Only five teams added these hard-earned points with the correct answer of oche.  Next, we looked at this new TV show:

Masked Singer

We closed the first round with relatively easier questions concerning Weight Watchers and film quotes, but the first bonus question took its toll on the field, as the only perfect first round score was posted by Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things (Furnace).

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured songs from Madness (“Our House”), Metallica (“Master of Puppets”), and Muse (“Uprising”).  We snacked on eclairs and visited this European landmark:

St. Basil's Moscow

After discussing books which parodied Dr. Seuss and the CMYK color model, we saw eight teams notch 36 second round points.

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime page depicted film scenes featuring blindfolded characters, while the bottom half included a matching section on Grammy Awards categories.  Nine teams posted a perfect score while the overall average landed at 15.9 points.  Here are Wednesday’s leading teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

After kicking off the second half with a Three Clues question regarding the piranha, we stumped most of our teams with the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> In 2018, which country’s Ministry of Tourism established a list containing the country’s five national foods: soto, rendang, nasi goreng, satay, and gado-gado?

The answers were all over the map, but only 11% of the field gave us the correct answer of Indonesia.  We continued with a look at the various actors that have portrayed this sinister character:

Lecter

The most difficult bonus question of the round asked our teams to name the capital of Greenland, with just seven teams earning points with Nuuk.  The third round did not yield any perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

After the 6-4-2 question dealt with super sports fan Billy Crystal, our teams encountered a trio of wicked bonus questions in Wednesday’s final round.  First up, we discussed the top-selling soundtrack from this musical film:

Greatest Showman

Only 11% of the field earned two bonus points by knowing that Panic! at the Disco sang the opening track to the re-imagined version of the soundtrack to “The Greatest Showman”.  Keeping with the theme of musical theatre, we continued with a question regarding the “Ring Cycle” of operas created by Richard Wagner.  Once again, only 11% of our teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that the final title in this cycle (translated as “Twilight of the Gods”) is Götterdämmerung.  None of our teams recorded a perfect final round score.  Here is your overall leaderboard heading into Wednesdays final question:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (89.7% success rate):

–> This word is defined as “the state of being completely free of defect”. If you swap the positions of the second and third letters, you will have a word defined as “a magisterial title used in various countries to denote the leader of an administrative area”.  What are these two words?

Occasionally, we come across an interesting question that seems more daunting than in reality.  Such was the case tonight, as virtually the entire field responded correctly with perfect and prefect.  Even with the results of this final question, only two teams ran the table on all wagering questions by scoring the Perfect 21 on Wednesday night: The Dog Ate Our Team Name (Quinn’s) and Cake or Death (Black Hoof).  Here is your final hump day leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON FEB. 27 – First category: College Team Nicknames)

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Shakeweight  (Next week’s first category: “Outlander”)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “The Brady Bunch” or “The Partridge Family”?)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Tokyo Tentacle Storm  (Next week’s first category: “The Masked Singer”)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason  (Next week’s first category: “The Ranch” – Netflix series)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Scared Money Don’t Make Money  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Athletic Supports  (Next week’s first category: 2019 NBA Trade Deadline)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  Devan is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things  (Next week’s first category: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants  (Next week’s first category: 2019 Oscar Nominations)

Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Dangerous Business  (Next week’s first category: Dudley Moore)

Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA:  Cake or Death  (Next week’s first category: Almost a U.S. President)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA:  What’s That Smell?  (Next week’s first category: U.S. State Nicknames)

Hideaway Pizza Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: “Gilligan’s Island”)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Unfrozen Caveman Lawyers  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Billy West or Jon DiMaggio?)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Satan’s School For Girls  (Next week’s first category: World Flags)

Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD:  Touched By R. Kelly   (Next week’s first category: Sarah Sings 1990s Rap)