A Model Night of Tuesday Trivia!

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Twenty-four venues brought in 275 teams on Tuesday for the evening’s edition of Pour House Trivia, led by Dudley’s Sport and Ale and its 24 teams. Both Solace Outpost – Falls Church and Solace Outpost – Navy Yard played a 22-teamer, while Rhodeside Grill welcomed 21 teams and The Garden had 20 more.

FIRST ROUND:

We snuck in an extra bonus question in the opening round to make it a 38-pointer and yet, teams had no issue racking up the points. We marked the 21st anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s final NBA game, discussed traits of male and female animals, and celebrated William Moulton Marston, the inventor of both Wonder Woman‘s Lasso of Truth and the real-life lie detector test. There were still 21 perfect teams at the end of the round.

SECOND ROUND:

A trio of songs that featured the flute were showcased in Tuesday’s audio question. Later on, we got animated:

  • On which animated TV series would you find a news team consisting of Tom Tucker, Ollie Williams, and Tricia Takanawa?
  • Bonus: What is the channel number of this news team?

Most teams recognized the Family Guy news team, but only 17% knew they work for Channel 5. Finally, a question about Heat, the first film to feature Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in the same scene, saw a success rate of 38%. This round had 14 perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

On the halftime page, teams were asked to identify populous A-named U.S. cities from their spots on a map, then match Broadway songs to the musical adapted from a feature film. While 54 teams notched all 20 points, the average squad put up 17.9 points. With the extra first-round bonus, two teams were higher than a typical first-half perfect score:

THIRD ROUND:

In the third round, teams handled topics such as the TV miniseries Shogun, a three-parter about armed robberies in film, and the Mediterranean island of Sicily. However, the end of the round played tough with its teams:

  • In which sports league would you find teams named the Utah Royals, Racing Louisville, and Chicago Red Stars?
  • Bonus: Who are the defending champions of this league?

Just under a quarter of the field correctly named the NWSL (or National Women’s Soccer League), while a game-low 6.91% earned bonus points for knowing its most recent champion team is the NY/NJ Gotham FC. A perfect score was out of reach for all teams in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Former U.S. president William Howard Taft was named by 41 teams at the six-point clue but unfortunately, 60% of our teams took a zero on the clues. We traveled to the Met to see some artwork to kick off the fourth round, then moseyed on over to Ireland for a bit before returning for this music question:

  • The music group Dynamite Hack scored its biggest hit with an acoustic cover version of which classic rap song?
  • Bonus: Who was the original artist of that song?

In 2000, Dynamite Hack released a cover of Eazy E‘s Boyz-n-the-Hood; this question had a 21% success rate on wagers and a 9.81% bonus rate. The only perfect teams in this round were Hero’s Bridge (Silver Branch) and Blood Legion (Gentleman Jim’s). With only the final question remaining, this is how the top of the leaderboard looked:

FINAL QUESTION (32% success rate):

  • As the highest grossing film of 1996, what film set a record for the most miniature model work in a single film, which was reflected in its Oscar win for Best Visual Effects?

Almost a third of the Tuesday field celebrated Independence Day with one final correct answer. That led to a Perfect 21 success for both Comfortably Dum (Idiom) and E is for Idiots (Garden). These were the highest-scoring Tuesday teams:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Clown Shoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fallout (video game series))

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: True North  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Tax Law)

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Are You Pepper Sure?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rear Window)

Silver Branch Brewing in Warrenton, VA: Hero’s Bridge  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vietnam War)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: F-U Travis)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: CH4  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington DC Landmarks)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pasta Dishes)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Mechanics)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Four Dudes and a Van  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s TV Sitcoms)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Back of the Class  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimi Hendrix)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Supernovas  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK– FIRST CATEGORY ON APRIL 30: The Bachelor Franchise)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: E is for Idiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia Neighborhoods)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Drinkin’ and Guessin’  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Robber Barons)

Gran Azteca in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yellow)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Elvis Presley Films)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: We Always Dick Around  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Rum Cocktails)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Los Discos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fields of Entomology)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Austikee  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Empire Records (film))

Potomac Ridge Brewing in Sharpsburg, MD: Stop the Bus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB World Series Winners)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Lost Faculties  (NO GAME NEXT WEEKFIRST CATEGORY ON APRIL 30: U.S. First Ladies)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: I Think, They Drink  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frank Sinatra Songs)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chicago Cubs)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Hawaiian Shirt Jays  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: DC United Players)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Questionable  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Holey Moley)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2017-18 Washington Capitals)