A Red River Shootout at Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 136 teams across 21 venues.


We wasted no time in challenging our Tuesday teams, as the game began with a pair of questions that proved to be more difficult than the standard first round fare.  First, after most teams earned wagering points on a question regarding singer George Michael, only 14% of the field tacked on the first two bonus points of the night by also knowing that Andrew Ridgeley was the OTHER member of the musical duo Wham!  Next, just under half of our teams earned wagering points on the nightly Three Clues question, which discussed the epic poem “Paradise Lost”.  After closing the opening stanza with a look at Russian leaders, we saw eight teams earn a perfect first round score.


Tuesday’s audio question featured clips from three football films.  While a majority of teams earned wagering points with at least two correct answers, only 18% of the field added two bonus points by recognizing all three films: “Heaven Can Wait”, “Concussion”, and “The Replacements”.  The second round continued with a trip to Bermuda, a game on the Nintendo Wii, and a look at the Hall of Fame career of pitcher Greg Maddux.  Seven teams ran the table in the second round by posting 36 points.


Tuesday’s halftime page featured animated versions of celebrities from TV series and video games.  Most teams performed very well, but were tripped up by one specific picture.  Apparently, the cartoon version of Wayne Gretzky from the 1990s show “ProStars” looks exactly like actor Owen Wilson.  A few of our teams got past that speed bump, as six teams posted a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 15.4 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


We began Tuesday’s second half with a three-part question in which each answer ended with the letter ‘X”.  We continued with this query regarding American politicians:

–> Currently 91 years old, who became the oldest living former U.S. Vice President after the death of George H. W. Bush in 2018?

It’s hard to believe that it’s been nearly 40 years since former Minnesota Senator Walter Mondale served as Jimmy Carter’s V. P., especially considering the fact that Carter is also still alive.  Other third round topics included Avogadro’s Number, NBA star Steve Nash, and the Hindu god Brahma.  With all three bonus questions yielding success rates under 25%, we did not see any perfect scores in Tuesday’s third stanza.


In Tuesday’s final round, we touch edon topics such as TV chefs, the Treaty of Versailles, the Disney film “Peter Pan”, and the sculpture “The Thinker” by Auguste Rodin.  In a bit of a rarity, the final round resulted in the highest number of perfect scores, as 16 teams answered all three bonus questions correctly en route to 36 final round points.  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (23.4% success rate):

–> At 715 miles, which two U.S. states share the longest border of any two states?

With the combination of California and Nevada providing our most common (wrong) answer, just under one-quarter of our teams responded correctly with Texas and Oklahoma, whose border appears shorter, but is actually longer since it winds along a river rather than being drawn as a straight line.  Congratulations to Fan Club (Senor Tequila’s) and Title One Forever (The Block), who each posted a Perfect 21 on Tuesday after answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes out to Tom Brady is Overrated (Cuginis), who posted 168 points while playing ‘over the limit’.


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: Milton Berle)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Crusty Broads   (Next week’s first category: “The Blues Brothers”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club   (Next week’s first category: Ian Sings Elton John)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Adult Education   (Next week’s first category: Bruce Springsteen Songs)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Horse Tornado   (Next week’s first category: Big Ten Schools)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Title One Forever   (Next week’s first category: Presidential Assassination Attempts)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Peary Boys   (Next week’s first category: Boston Celtics)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  DC Swampers   (Next week’s first category: “Last Man Standing”)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Moose Killers   (Next week’s first category: Monty Python)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Boy, That Escalated Quickly   (Next week’s first category: John Mellencamp)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Givi   (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek”)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters   (Next week’s first category: College Football)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Greenland Realty LLC  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Heavy Metal Mascots)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Captain Kangaroo the Day   (Next week’s first category: U. S. Senate)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Donner Party   (Next week’s first category: Famous Mikeys)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Doris Day and the Time   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Julio Iglesias or Enrique Iglesias?)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  E = MC Hammer   (Next week’s first category: OREO Cookies)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: Little League World Series)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Niels Bohring   (Next week’s first category: Periodic Table)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Useless   (Next week’s first category: NFL Teams)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  All About the Benjamins   (Next week’s first category: Dental Terminology)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Zoltan   (Next week’s first category: Outer Space)