A Peachy Night of Tuesday Trivia!

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 88 teams across ten venues.

FIRST ROUND:

In an extremely rare turn of events, the two most difficult bonus questions from Tuesday’s game were BOTH asked in the opening round.  First, we asked the field to identify which team lost to the New York Yankees exactly 13 years ago in the final game played at the old Yankee Stadium.  We expected a bit more local knowledge to play a role in this question, but only nine teams gave us the correct bonus answer of the Baltimore Orioles.  After asking questions regarding the board game Scrabble and Mounds candy bars, we closed the opening round with a discussion of the film adaptations of romance novels penned by Nicholas Sparks.  Only six teams tacked on the final two bonus points of the round by knowing the first of these films was Message in a Bottle (starring Kevin Costner and R0bin Wright).  In an impressive feat, That’s So Clavin (Antietam) correctly answered both of those wicked bonus questions to earn the only perfect score of Tuesday’s first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify the avian music groups of The Penguins, A Flock of Seagulls, and Counting Crows.  The second round also looked at notable quotations from Lyndon Johnson, melodic phrases, and the hemispheres of the human brain.  Four Tuesday teams earned a perfect second round score: Our Drinking Team Has a Trivia Problem (Dudley’s), Supernovas (Dudley’s), Killer Snails (Olney Winery), and Wiseacres (Distilled).

HALFTIME:

Notable scientists and words that end in ‘TO’ were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached 15.8 points, with eight teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Tuesday’s second half with a look at the new Hulu series Only Murders in the Building featuring Selena Gomez, Martin Short, and Steve Martin.  We also discussed geographic anagrams, Irish mythology, and the use of Donald Duck as the mascot for the University of Oregon in Eugene.  Surprisingly, the three bonus questions in the third stanza fell hard to the easier side, as ten teams ran the table in Tuesday’s third round by notching a perfect score of 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

It turns out the most of our teams did remember the 21st night of September, as nearly the entire field earned points on a question about the 1970s funk band Earth, Wind & Fire.  The final round also quizzed our teams on “Che” Guevara, Ricola (or perhaps it should be “REEEEEEE-CO-LAAAA!”) cough drops, and the Harrison Ford film Clear and Present Danger, the latter of which included the most difficult bonus question of the round.  Only a dozen teams knew that Willem Dafoe portrayed a special forces recruiter in this film.  As a result, Wizard Sleeves (Solace Outpost) earned the only perfect score in Tuesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (34.1% success rate):

  • Written in 1930, what is the only official U.S. state song found in the top 100 on Rolling Stone’s list of the greatest songs in history?

Just over one-third of our teams responded correctly with Georgia On My Mind by Ray Charles.  Congratulations to Birds of Steel (Dudley’s) and I Feel God in This Dudley’s Tonight (Dudley’s), who each earned a Perfect 21 by answered all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cheese)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: D. C. Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Law & Order – original)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: I Feel God in This Dudley’s Tonight  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: University of Virginia)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Moose Killers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: My Cousin Vinny)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: William Shaqspeare  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vanderpump Rules)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: DINK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Ryder Cup)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Here For the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: German Cuisine)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: SCTV Cast Members)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: My Bitches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Presidents)