A New Month of Trivia!

We finished off the month of September (and began October) with 24 teams playing across four venues.  Let’s check out the recap:


Sunday’s game began with a three-part question on “G” cities, with most teams able to recognize facts about Greensboro, Gainesville, and Gary.  Saturday’s game included a first round question on this historical figure (and the man currently portraying him on Netflix):

Sunday’s opening stanza also featured questions on animated Disney films and MLB teams, while Saturday’s first round concluded with a question regarding the recent revival of his award-winning comic strip:

Our opening round featured two veteran teams porting perfect scores: Uncle Jack (Belles’) and the Arrondissements of Ouagadougou (Pretzel & Pizza Creations).


Our audio questions dealt respectively with zoological music groups (T-Rex, Modest Mouse, Gorillaz) and “Power”ful song titles from Huey Lewis and the News, Kanye West, and Snap!  Saturday’s game continued with a question on this classic educational TV series:

Schoolhouse Rock

We also took a look at some Central American geography, asking for the two countries which border this nations:


With just two teams earning bonus points with both correct answers, we did not see any perfect scores in the second round this weekend.


Saturday’s halftime sheet dealt with ‘CamelCase’ phrases such as SportsCenter or GoldenEye, while Sunday’s picture round dealt with logos.  We saw an overall average of 16.2 points across both days, with two teams notching a perfect score: Uncle Jack (Belles’) and the Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations). Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:


Sunday’s third round features its (much tougher) version of the “border patrol” question, as we asked for the two countries that border BOTH China and Thailand:

Southeast Asia

Meanwhile, Saturday’s third round included a question on this hit song:

Snoop Pharrell

Once again, we did not see any teams notch a perfect third round score.


Saturday’s final round featured a nostalgic look back at a certain “avuncular” literary character, as well as this classic board game based on his stories:

Sunday’s final round included a question about this sport which will become an official Olympic medal sport in 2020:


The final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here are the weekend’s top scores after four rounds of play:

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):

–> When looking at a list current U.N. member states, there are three different letters of the alphabet that serve as the first letter of EXACTLY one country each.  All three of three countries are located just a few hundred miles from each other. Name all three of these countries.

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):

–> What is the only three-letter word that can be formed from the five letters which are worth four points each in standard North American version of Scrabble?

Respectively, There is only one U.N. member whose name begins with O, Q, and Y, and there are all Middle Eastern counties: Oman, Qatar, Yemen.  The correct answer to Sunday’s final question was Why.  Congratulations to Tequila Mockingbird, as the only weekend team to notch the Perfect 21 by answering correctly on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores:


Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: MLB World Series of the 1970s)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: Batman)

McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: U.S. State Capitals)

Captain Benders in Sharpsburg, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: “Conan the Barbarian” – original film)

Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird  (Next week’s first category: Paleontology)