A Snow-Covered Weekend of Pour House Trivia!

Our final weekend games before Thanksgiving brought in 38 teams across five venues:


Friday’s opening rounds proved to be on the easier side for our weekend teams, but each night included one early question that set a few teams apart from the field.  On Friday, we asked our teams to name either one of the two teams that play their home games at elevations over 1,000 feet.  While every team knew that the Denver Broncos were a correct response, only two teams earned bonus points with the other correct answer of the Arizona Cardinals.  Saturday game asked about this short-lived TV series:


Once again, only two Saturday teams earned bonus points by knowing that “Extreme Dodgeball” was broadcast by the Game Show Network.  One of Sunday’s opening round bonus questions asked our teams to identify the year in which Navy SEAL Team Six conducted the raid which led to the demise of Osama bin Laden.  Once again, only teo teams earned two bonus points with the correct answer of 2011.  We saw just one perfect score this weekend during the first round of play: We R Out (Vanish Brewery).


Our weekend audio questions dealt with topics such as 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees (Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, and Electric Light Orchestra), and “sleepy” songs (No Sleep till Brooklyn”, “Until It Sleeps”, andSleep Now in the Fire).  Saturday’s game looked at this classic James Dean film based on the work of John Steinbeck:

East of Eden

One-third of our Saturday teams earned bonus points by knowing that the film “East of Eden” was directed by Elia Kazan.  On Sunday, we asked about this brand name product which shares its name with an Arizona mountain:


Once again, we saw just one perfect score this weekend during the second round of play: Runglar (Vanish Brewery).


Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:


We stumped a large portion of our Friday teams by asking them to name the era of geological time in which we currently live.  Even with a crossword-style hint, only two teams arrived at the correct answer of Cenozoic.  Saturday’s game offered up this question in awards and honors:

–> Which Caucasian British singer was surprised to win the 2015 BET Award for Best New Artist, thanks to his debut album “In the Lonely Hour”?

The answer was Oscar-winning singer Sam Smith:

Sam Smith

We concluded Sunday’s third round with its most difficult wagering question, as we once again questioned our teams on the NFL:

–>  While playing for the New York Jets in 2004, which running back set an NFL record by becoming the oldest player in history to lead the league in rushing, despite the fact that he was only 31 years old at the time?

Your answer was Hall of Famer Curtis Martin:

Curtis Martin

I’m starting to sense a trend, as for the third time this weekend, only one team earned a perfect score of 36 points in the third round: Simple Minds (Belles’ Sports Bar).


Friday’s final round gave our teams a lesson in the category of Food History:

–> This crunchy treat often enjoyed around a campfire was first conceived as a bland food item. It was named for the 19th century Presbyterian minister who believed that this food would suppress what he considered “unhealthy carnal urges”.

Believe it or not, these treats are named for preacher Sylvester Graham:

Graham cracker

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

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (10.0% success rate):

–> The cement imprints made by this Oscar-winning actress at Mann’s Chinese Theater certainly stand out among the rest.  In addition to the standard “hands and feet” imprint, she also left braid prints during her 1995 ceremony.

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

–> Although it is one of the driest U.S. states, Nevada gets its name from a Spanish phrase translated as “covered with” this.  For your wager, what is this one word?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

–> Thanks to the unique demographics of its citizens, which independent nation consumes more wine per capita than any other country on Earth?

Your answers: Whoopi Goldberg, snow, and Vatican City.  Here are your top overall scores from this past weekend:


Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  We R Out  (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 1 – First category: Southern Rock Bands)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  ** EIGHT WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Max Von Sydow Films)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: Historical Events in Rock and Roll Songs)

McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: Foreign Beers)

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