A Sunshine Statement at Monday Trivia!

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Twelve locations in the Monday scope hosted a game of Pour House Trivia for 121 total teams.


We kicked off with a question about six-letter cities Dallas and Austin, followed by a hit to the Adam’s Apple and the seven-game set the MLB can reach for a World Series. A three-parter on celebrity birthdays — can you believe Gwen Stefani is 53?! — was the hardest bonus chance of the round, with 55% of teams getting all three answers. Overall, there were 28 perfect scores in this round.


The hardest question of the second round on Monday was the most difficult; 47% of teams were able to name all three sitcoms from the clips. A question in this round showcased the hardest bonus chance all night, though. The easiest wagering question of the round read like this:

  • While the University of Miami is located in Florida, the school officially known as Miami University is located in which other state?

Almost every team knew Miami University is in Ohio, but a game-low 10% of teams added bonus points for knowing Benjamin Harrison went there. As a fun fact, Miami of Ohio is one of only five colleges to have both a U.S. President and a Super Bowl-winning quarterback! This round had 11 perfect scores.


Monday’s halftime page asked teams to identify things that end with the letter X, then match female authors to their works. Six teams had perfect scores on the page, which carried an average score of 14.7 points. We rolled into the halftime intermission with a couple of teams going to infinity and beyond:

  • I Don’t Know (DRP): 93
  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 93
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 91
  • Prestige Worldwide (William Jeffrey’s): 91
  • H.R. Puff ‘n’ Stuff (DRP): 91


We kicked off the second half with Three Clues about the word life and a question on the Becquerel SI unit of radioactivity. The two questions after that were the two hardest wagering queries of the night, surprise! First off, this question:

  • Topping the Billboard Hot 100 chart at age 13, which Motown legend once included the word Little in his stage name?

With the bonus answer Fingertips (Part 2), that was 13-year-old artist Little Stevie Wonder. After that, we had the toughest question of the game:

  • Referencing the dark red color of blood, the literary title A Study in Scarlet marked the debut appearance of which enduring character?

That work was the first appearance for Sherlock Holmes, which carried a 55% success rate. Perfect scores in this round were earned by Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP) and Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s).


More than half the field earned six points on Monday’s 6-4-2 about Hallmark. The fourth round began with its hardest bonus chance, on this difficult wagering query:

  • For more than 75 years, the jazz standard Sweet Georgia Brown has served as the unofficial theme song for which barnstorming sports team?

That song is the whistling tune for the Harlem Globetrotters; just 12% added extra points for naming its founding city of Chicago. After questions on the basset hound and the upcoming film Amsterdam, we reached the other tough wagering question in the round:

  • Which American river lent its name to a school of 19th century landscape painters that included Thomas Cole and William Hart?

They were part of the Hudson River School, correctly named by 61% of teams. This was the only round in which no team had a perfect score. We headed into the final question with these teams on top:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (DRP): 169
  • Legalized Gambling (DRP): 164
  • Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s): 162
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 162
  • First on First (Aslin – Herndon): 162

FINAL QUESTION (56.2% success rate):

  • What is the most populous U. S. state located in BOTH the Central Time Zone and Eastern Time Zone?

Due to the panhandle poking into another time zone, Florida was the final correct answer in the game. Six teams earned the Perfect 21 on Monday night by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. These teams had the highest scores in Monday’s game:


Ellie’s Pub in Winchester, VA: No Prob-Llama  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bette Davis Films)

The Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD: Pygmy Goats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oprah Winfrey)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Poor Sporks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pro Wrestling)

DRP in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Parts of the Brain)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Wednesday  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: English Premier League)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fast Food Mascots)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Mets)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Donner Party Line  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Mascots) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bourbon)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ironman Triathlon)

Aslin Beer Co in Washington, DC: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Patient (TV series))