A Towering Night of Tuesday Trivia!
After a few days off for the holiday, we were back on Tuesday night with a great game of Pour House Trivia! It was a slightly lighter schedule than normal, as we welcomed 76 teams at nine venues:
Tuesday’s first round began with a question on one of the many NFL records held by Tom Brady. We took a quick trip to the clink before discussing some U.S. Geography. We closed the opening round with a question on this hip hop artist born with the real name of Curtis Jackson:
While most of the field knew that Curtis Jackson goes by the stage name 50 Cent, only 22% of our teams knew the title of his debut album, which remains his best-selling release: “Get Rich or Die Tryin'”. As a result, we saw seven perfect scores in the opening stanza.
Tuesday’s audio question quizzed our teams on holiday films, with most of the field having no issue deciphering scenes from “Miracle on 34th Street”, “The Santa Clause”, and “Elf”. Next, we asked our teams to name the wireless company which introduced this advertising character (and his memorable catchphrase):
We got a little Presidential for our nightly Three Clues question, with about half of our teams earning bonus points by knowing the female family members of Richard Nixon. We closed the round by re-living this infamous moment which took place at a 1990 baseball game:
Once again, the perfect scores in this round hinged on the final bonus question, as only 23% of our teams knew that the infamous rendition of the national anthem performed by Roseanne Barr took place in San Diego. A total of eight teams closed the second round with a perfect score of 36 points.
Tuesday featured the “Special K” version of the halftime round, with teams identifying items that begin with the letter ‘K’. Despite a relatively normal average score of 16.4 points, we did not see any perfect halftime scores, though numerous teams topped out at 19 points. Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the close of the first half:
- Might Have a Clue (Cugini’s): 89
- Sofa King Smart (Quincy’s South): 89
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Champion Billiards): 88
- Kellie’s Heroes (Top Golf): 88
- Ask Bill to Spell It (Quincy’s South): 88
Tuesday’s second half began with questions on Chemical Elements and Grammar, before moving into a three-part question on TV Title Characters. We gave our teams the following sets of last names, and asked them to come up with the first names of the respective characters:
1) DeFazio and Feeney, 2) Truman and Adler, 3) McArdle and Lowell
Each of these became progressively more difficult, with only eight teams arriving at all three of these correct answers:
(that’s “Laverne & Shirley”, “Will & Grace”, and “Kate & Allie”)
We closed the third round with questions on the game “Cards Against Humanity” and the historical exploits of Olympic champion Jim Thorpe. Only two teams swept the third round with perfect scores, both of whom were playing at Quincy’s South: Simple Minds and Ask Bill to Spell It.
We ventured to the bookstore for Tuesday’s six-point clue:
–> Derived from a Slavic word meaning ‘slave labor’, which word was first used in a 1920 play written by Czech writer Karel Capek?
Exactly one-quarter of our teams earned the fill six points with the correct answer of robot.
Tuesday’s final round opened with a question on this music group:
About one-third of our teams tacked on two bonus points by knowing that The Black Eyed Peas released a 2003 album entitled “Elephunk”. The final round also included the most difficult bonus question of the night. Though most of our teams knew that “The Military College of South Carolina” is an alternate name for The Citadel, only six teams knew this athletic nickname:
As a result, the final round did not yield any perfect scores. Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:
- Ask Bill to Spell It (Quincy’s South): 162
- Kellie’s Heroes (Top Golf): 159
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Champion Billiards): 158
- Cake (Top Golf): 158
- Might Have a Clue (Cugini’s): 157
- Sofa King Smart (Quincy’s South): 157
FINAL QUESTION (67.3% success rate):
–> All built within the last 20 years, the world’s four tallest buildings which are used EXCLUSIVELY as hotels are all located in what city?
Just over two-thirds of the field turned in the correct response of Dubai. Our teams were on fire tonight, as eight teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight by correctly answering every wagering question. Here are the top overall scores from Tuesday night:
- Kellie’s Heroes (Top Golf): 171
- Cake (Top Golf): 170
- Ask Bill to Spell It (Quincy’s South): 170
- Simple Minds (Quincy’s South): 168
- Screaming Death Monkey (Quincy’s South): 168
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Champion Billiards): 167
- Might Have a Clue (Cugini’s): 167
- Sad and Demented But Social (Monkey La La): 167
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 166
- Comfortably Dum (Champion Billiards): 166
- Power Aures (Cugini’s): 166
Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Hamilton”)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Next week’s first category: “Peaky Blinders”)
Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD: Might Have a Clue (Next week’s first category: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: 2000s Video Games)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Fill Stick (Next week’s first category: African Capitals)
Top Golf in Ashburn, VA: Kellie’s Heroes (Next week’s first category: Sharks)
The Block in Annandale, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Arrested Development”)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Shakespearean Plays)
Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL: Chicago Boys (Next week’s first category: HOST CHOICE)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Sad and Demented But Social (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Fishing Lure or Adult Toy?)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Ask Bill to Spell It (Next week’s first category: Renaissance Art)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: ** NEXT GAME ON JAN. 9th ** (First category: Sherlock Holmes)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: Mountaineer Maniacs (Next week’s first category: Classical Harpsichord Music)