A Snowy Rendition of Thursday Trivia

alt textThursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 149 teams across 17 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Thursday night included a three-part question where the answers contained the letters ‘BAG’ somewhere in them. Those answers were bagpipes, plastic bag, and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag.” Other topics included St. Jude Hospital, American Idol alum Jennifer Hudson, and the recent film King Richard. Twelve Thursday teams began their game with a perfect first round score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question featured a cover version of the song “Time After Time” which was originally done by Cyndi Lauper, but was covered in the clip by the 90s band, Sugar Ray.  Other topics in the round included adrenaline, the Canadian provinces of Nova Scotia, British Columbia, and New Brunswick, the 1970s non-fiction book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and we finished the round with a question about The Drew Carey Show.  Two teams, both playing at the same venue, Transparent Eyeballs and YOLO Swaggins (Crooked Run) posted a perfect score in Thursday’s second round.

HALFTIME:

The top of Thursday’s halftime page depicted newsmakers of 2021 while the bottom half of the page had our teams identify words that were also precious minerals.  The overall average score reached only 13.9 points, with two teams earning a perfect score.  Thursday’s halftime leaderboard included these teams:

THIRD ROUND:

Thursday’s second half included the 1980s film Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, the food brand A.1, a three-part question revolving around the number 22, and sorry Taylor Swift fans, she wasn’t an answer this time. We were looking for Titanium, Hebrew, and Clyde “The Glide” Drexler, we then went presidential with a question on Richard Nixon before the most difficult question of the night hit for question five which only saw only 1/3 of our teams earn their wager and zero of those teams earn a bonus with the category of Hip Hop Groups.

  • Formed in Queens during the 1980s, which hip hop group consisted of Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White?2-POINT BONUS: One of this group’s signature songs was used during the opening credits of what 2021 comedy film?

We were looking for the group A Tribe Called Quest and for the bonus their signature hit “Can I Kick It?” was featured in the opening credits to the film Tom & Jerry.

As a result of that question and bonus no teams were able to notch a perfect score of Thursday’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing NFL Hall of Famer Kurt Warner in the 6-42- we began our final stanza of the night. Round Four touched on the subjects of the soap opera character Luke Spencer, who was recently killed off of the show General Hospital, the dog breed malamute, the four countries who are COMPLETELY below the Tropic of Capricorn, Eswatini, Lesotho, New Zealand, and Uruguay, and writers who used pen names for their works. We also included this last/word first word question for our teams.

  • Which six-word Broadway musical would you have if the character of con man Harold Hill was arrested and put on trial for foreclosing on a monastery, but in doing so, he also writes the novel Don Quixote?

The answer here is The Music Man of La Mancha.

Despite closing the fourth round with a relatively easier set of questions only one team, Southpaws (Mark’s) earned a perfect score in Round Four. These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (47% success rate):

  • Among U.S. cities with at least 100,000 residents, the three cities that receive the most annual snowfall are all located in which state?

Just a little under half of our teams responded correctly with New York, whose cities of Syracuse, Buffalo, and Rochester receive the most snow fall per year based on our clues.  With some tough bonuses and a couple difficult wagering questions only two of our teams, Sexual Chocolate (Champion) and Flux Capacitors (Bear Brick Oven Pizza) were able to post the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Australian Open)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Sweet Pickles  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iconic Dance Moves)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dynamic Duos)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Cat in the Chat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Live Free or Die Hard)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Corn in the USA  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Cheers or Frasier?)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Mack Attack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: M*A*S*H – TV SERIES)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Semicircle of Trust  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Winter Olympics)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: World War I or World War II)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Ramones – AUDIO CLUE)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Gumps  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Forrest Gump)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: YOLO Swaggins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Kats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Batman – 1960s TV SERIES)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Here for the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Super Bowl History)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iron Maiden)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Flux Capacitors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spider-Man Films)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: T*ts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ginger Billy – Youtube Channel)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: South Paws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1970s Cop Shows)