A Sweet Finish to Thursday Night Trivia!

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia featured 113 teams across 16 venues, one of which featured a three-way tie for first place after the final question!


Our opening round questions were fairly easy on Thursday night, but in what would become a running theme, one bonus question in each round prevented many teams from notching a perfect score.  In the first stanza, we looked at the advertising taglines of the U.S. Marines, celebrities with the surname of Oliver, and the courtship of Barack and Michelle Obama.  The final bonus question of the round asked our teams to name the recent film which depicted the early days of that relationship.  Only seven teams gave us this correct response:

Southside with You

As a result, only two teams ran the table in the first round: Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s) and Washington Foreskins (Bunker Sports Cafe).


Thursday’s audio question featured three music groups whose names include those of baseball teams, specifically Thompson Twins (“Hold Me Now”), Damn Yankees (“High Enough”), and They Might Be Giants (“Birdhouse in Your Soul”).  The second round also included questions regarding the newest “Jurassic Park” sequel, the E3 Convention, and the NFL playoffs, but once again, a single bonus question proved to be the only roadblock for most teams.  We asked our teams to name the two most populous U.S. cities whose names contain the letter ‘Q’.  While virtually every team remembered that Albuquerque was at the top of the list, only seven teams earned bonus points by remembering that suburb of Dallas:


Once again, only two teams earned perfect scores in the second round: Just Good Enough (Champion Billiards) and PC Principals (Fish Market).


A floral arrangement highlighted Thursday’s halftime page, which saw an average score of 16.7 points, while 11 teams showed off their horticultural skills with perfect scores.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


Thursday’s second half began with a question on European geography before moving into the subject of the Olympics.  Many of our players were surprised to hear that three-on-three (or half court) basketball will be included in the next Summer Olympics in Tokyo:

3 on 3 Basketball

After a Three Clues question on “The Sopranos”, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> As the counterpart of Ceres, who is the Greek goddess of agriculture and the harvest?

Only 21% of our teams responded correctly with Demeter.  Once again, only two teams earned perfect scores in the third round: Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market) and PC Principals (Fish Market).


The final stanza opened with a three-part question on candy statistics, including a reference to the largest Toblerone bar available on Amazon.com:


After continuing with questions on camels and the band Hoobastank, we closed the final round by asking our teams to name any two of the three wishes put forth by the title character in the animated Disney film “Aladdin”.  Only 12% of our teams earned bonus points with the three correct answers of become a prince, be saved from drowning, and free the Genie.  The final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here is Thursday’s overall leaderboard after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (65.2% success rate):

–> At a state dinner held in 1972, Richard Nixon held a toast for which infant, correctly predicting that that he would eventually become a world leader?

Nearly two-thirds of the field responded correctly with Justin Trudeau.  Only two teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions: PC Principals (Fish Market) and Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market), but the accomplishment of the latter is the only “official” one, as PC Principals played tonight’s game with nine team members.  Here is your final leaderboard for Thursday night:

PC Principals (Fish Market) recorded the highest score of the night with 172 points, but only receives an honorable mention thanks to its oversized team.


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lowered Expectations  (Next week’s first category: “Billions”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Vitrifiers  (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Washington Foreskins  (Next week’s first category: New Kids On the Block)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: “Jaws”)

Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Momentary Lapse of Reason  (Next week’s first category: NBA Arenas)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Beyonce Wolves  (Next week’s first category: Starts With ‘X’)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  The Bends  (Next week’s first category: “Gilmore Girls”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Hundo P  (Next week’s first category: Numbers 1 to 100)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  King’s Bitches  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Marvel or DC Comics?)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  My Name is Judge  (Next week’s first category: Famous Dogs)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  50 Shades of Grey Matter  (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  I Don’t Care, You Do  (Next week’s first category: Cults)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD:  Hand of the King  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Indian Musicians: Dead or Alive?)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: 2018 Tony Awards)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Phil Mickelson Ruined Golf  (Next week’s first category: Harry Potter Spells)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unathletico Madrid  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Hoobastank)