A Savage Weekend of Pour House Trivia!
Last weekend featured our latest theme game, as “Game of Thrones” trivia took over three venues. Overall, we welcomed 71 teams at one of seven weekend venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the Will Smith song “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”, the TV show “Xena: Warrior Princess”, Super Bowl host cities, and U.S. state capitals. Three teams began their night with a perfect first round score: Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield), Smarty Pants (Belles’), and Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza).
In our weekend audio questions, we asked our Friday teams to identify songs with “Sun” in their titles, while our Saturday squads dealt with clips from Brad Pitt films. Our Saturday squads also faced several difficult questions later in their second round. First, none of our 16 Saturday teams notched a two-point bonus by being able to name each of the four people currently at the top of the list of U.S. Presidential succession (Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Grassley, Mike Pompeo, Steve Mnuchin). We then closed Saturday’s first half with the most difficult wagering question of the weekend, as only two teams could remember the name of Gerardo, the one-hit wonder who recorded the early 1990s song “Rico Suave”. Our Friday teams faced an easier road to success in their second round, breezing though questions concerning U.S. currency and the Carolina Hurricanes. Killer Snails (P. B. Dye) and Goobers (P. B. Dye) each posted 36 points en route to a perfect second round.
Geography was (sort of) a common theme in last weekend’s halftime rounds, as Friday’s teams identified geographic foods and Saturday’s field looked at celebrities with geographic names. We also discussed film taglines and TV show settings by state. Ten teams recorded a perfect halftime score, while the overall average reached 17.1 points. Here is your weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 92
- Goobers (P. B. Dye): 92
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield): 88
- Enigma (Springfield): 88
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 86
Topics from the third round last weekend included books of the Old Testament named for people, the life of NASA engineer Katherine Johnson, the state of Ohio, the film career of Ronald Reagan, and the novel “Lord of the Flies”. Three teams earned a perfect third round score: Killer Snails (P. B. Dye), High Crimes and Misdemeanors (Belles’), and Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray (Belles’).
During our final round, we discussed topics such as the Jon Bon Jovi song “Blaze of Glory”, the painting “American Gothic”, the Nintendo video game “Duck Hunt”, and NFL interceptions. Once again, our Saturday teams were completely stumped by a bonus question, as no team knew that Paul Krause holds the NFL career record for interceptions. Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield) posted the only perfect score of the final round. These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 166
- Release the Hound (Dragon): 166
- Let Me Show you My Good Wood (Dudley’s): 164
- Goobers (P. B. Dye): 161
- I Heard He Hates That Name (Vanish): 160
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> At the time of his death in 1937, who had donated over 500 million dollars to charity throughout his life, which some analysts say is the highest amount in history after adjusting for inflation?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (0.0% success rate):
–> Accomplish the feat in the late 1980s, who is the youngest person to be nominated for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series?
The correct answers to these questions were John D. Rockefeller and Fred Savage. You don’t have to be good at math to know that none of our 16 Saturday teams gave us a correct response, with numerous teams opting for Neil Patrick Harris. Congratulations to Enigma (Springfield), who posted the only Perfect 21 of the weekend by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Goobers (P. B. Dye): 173
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield): 171
- Enigma (Springfield): 170
- Release the Hound (Dragon): 169
- I Heard He Hates That Name (Vanish): 167
- Lucky Shamrocks (Springfield): 164
- Positive Vibes (P. B. Dye): 161
- Let Me Show You My Good Wood (Dudley’s): 161
- We Came in Second Once (Springfield): 159
- Killer Snails (P. B. Dye): 158
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (Next week’s first category: “The Orville”)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: I Heard He Hates That Name (Next week’s first category: Early 2000s Pop Punk – AUDIO)
Black Walnut at P. B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Goobers (Next week’s first category: Texas Instruments)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Release the Hound (Next week’s first category: Minoan Frescos)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: High Crimes and Misdemeanors (Next week’s first category: Bastards)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: “Back to the Future”)