A Thursday Trivia Power Play!

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On Thursday, Pour House Trivia was played at 24 locations by 289 teams, including Aslin Beer Co with 21 teams and Solace Outpost with 20 more!

FIRST ROUND:

The game went to Eleven from the start with a question about Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown, followed by a nice refresher with the McFlurry. At the end of the round, we celebrated some retired basketball stars:

  • Though he never played for the franchise, Michael Jordan was the first player to have his jersey number retired by which NBA team that has also retired the jerseys of Alonzo Mourning and Dwyane Wade?
  • Bonus: Earlier this year, who became the most recent player to have his jersey retired by this team?

The Miami Heat, which retired Jordan’s number 23 in 2003, were named by most teams. However, only 11.4% of teams earned bonus points for identifying Udonis Haslem, who had his number 40 retired in January of this year. This round had 18 perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question asked for the names of musical acts covering Disney songs; 26% of teams received their wager while 7.95% got their bonus with all three correct answers. The night’s hardest question was a Midwestern journey at the end of the first half:

  • What are the three most populous cities in Indiana?

Just under a fifth of the field got their wager, but three teams pulled out all three cities: Fort WayneEvansville, and South Bend. Unfortunately, none of those teams put up a perfect score in this round.

HALFTIME:

Golden Raspberry winners(?) for Worst Picture and literary works by initialed authors were the topics of the evening at halftime. There was an average score of 15.3 points with 24 perfect efforts. These were the highest-scoring teams heading into the second half:

THIRD ROUND:

The third round featured topics such as a three-parter on D-Day on its 80th anniversary, Estonia’s land borders with Russia and Latvia, and the political term theocracy. We reminisced on some postseason dramatics to end this round:

  • Four years before hitting a dramatic World Series home run off Dennis Eckersley, who hit two home runs in Game 5 of the 1984 World Series for the Detroit Tigers?
  • Bonus: Who did Detroit play in the 1984 World Series?

Kirk Gibson was identified by about a third of the field, but 11.7% knew that year’s World Series champions beat the San Diego Padres. A trio of perfect teams played the third: Transparent Eyeballs (Crooked Run), Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers (Solace Outpost), and Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo (Solace Brewing).

FOURTH ROUND:

Thursday’s 6-4-2 saw 45 correct six-point guesses from the first clue about the TV show This is Us. In the last round, we gave this geometry question:

  • A tetradecagon, sometimes known as a tetrakaidecagon, is a polygon that has how many sides?

Roughly 27% of teams knew that polygon has 14 sides, making this the toughest wagering question of the second half. We also gave Three Clues about Aretha Franklin and discussed the works of author Truman Capote. Eight teams earned a perfect score in this round. As we got to the final question, these were the top five teams overall:

FINAL QUESTION (40.83% success rate):

  • Winning three Stanley Cups in the 21st century, what is the oldest franchise currently in the NHL’s Western Conference?

One of the Original Six NHL teams, the Chicago Blackhawks started play in 1926! One team earned a Perfect 21 on Thursday: Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo (Solace Brewing). These were the top teams at the end of the night’s games:

Honorable mention to Too Big to Win (Lone Oak), which stayed true to its team name with an over-the-limit 167-point game.

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Trigonometry)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Einsteins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Truman Capote)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Third Round Meltdown  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gran Colombia)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Dead Poinsettias  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Phish (audio))

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: Rail Splitters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pennsylvania Minor League Baseball Teams)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Original Woodstock Festival)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Halo 3 Weapons)

Bark Social in Alexandria, VA: Just Guessing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Summer Olympics)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nelly Korda)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Alternative Hits)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Constitution)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Yay Beer!  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wars of the Roses)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Win Some, Learn Some  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990 film))

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Bad Rhino  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Presidential Elections)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: We the Peephole  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Defunct NHL Teams)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Artistic Painting Colors)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Shoulder Shrug  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Psych

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: We Are Bob  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Literary Geography)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Milk and Vinegar  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dead and Company Final Tour)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Road Trip)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Witty Title  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shakespeare)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Movie Monsters)

X-Golf in Frederick, MD: Perpetually Third  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1986 World Series)

metrobar in Washington, DC: Pearl the Lab  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Journalism)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Iced Tea  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hummel Figurines