A Trip to the Caribbean at Tuesday Night Trivia!

With just two months until the end of Season XVII, we welcomed 97 teams across 15 Tuesday night venues:


Tuesday’s game opened with a question on the ocular condition conjunctivitis, which was followed by a Three Clues question on the letter J.  The third clue referenced this well-dressed film character:

Will Smith

We closed the first round with questions on the New Orleans Saints (who as once derided by fans who nicknamed them the “Aint’s“) and the Benelux countries of Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg.  Playing true to form, the first round was a breeze for the 16 teams that notched perfect scores to begin the game.


Tuesday’s audio question featured spoken word clips from three games shows: “The Price is Right”, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, and “Beat Shazam”.  A pair of questions in the middle of the round kept most of our teams from notching perfect scores.  On a question about billionaire entrepreneur Evan Speigel, most of our teams knew that he was the founder of Snapchat, but only 11% of the field earned bonus points by also knowing that he is married to Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr:

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel

Next up, we quizzed our teams on this query which was the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> Which fictional character was said to have been born in Princeton, New Jersey on July 1, 1899, with the full name of Henry Walton Jones, Jr.?

With only about one-third of our teams answering correctly, I guess our players forgot about this film scene:

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Our teams bounced back nicely on a question about the country music band Sugarland, but the middle of the round took its toll on the field as just ONE squad recorded a perfect second score: Five Dollar Massage (The Block).


Tuesday’s halftime page featured film posters and a matching section on CEOs.  We saw 23% of our teams record perfect scores, with the overall average reaching 17.1 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s third round began with a rather difficult three-part question on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, but it was the second question of the round that proved to be a game-changer:

–>  What name is shared by an unfinished oratorio by Arnold Schoenburg, a film starring Tim Robbins, and a Biblical structure that connected heaven and Earth?

While it is true that the Tower of Babel was built in order to create a connection between Earth and heaven, that answer does not fit the other parts of the question.  The answer we were looking for was Jacob’s Ladder.  About half of our teams answered correctly, but many of those that answered incorrectly were overconfident, losing out on seven or nine wagering points.  Later, we looked at beer ingredients and the time zone geography of this U.S. state:

Florida Time Zones

Not surprisingly, one of the two teams that swept the third round was playing at our Florida venue, as Clavins (Blue Parrott) joined Lightfoot (Cugini’s) at the top of the third round leaderboard with 36 points each.


Tuesday’s final round opened with a question on this Olympic memory:

Kerri Strug

Sorry, that’s not Mary Lou Retton, but Kerri Strug.  Later, we looked at some of the “legitimate establishments” featured on the TV series “The Sopranos”, and closed with a Name That Year question.  Some of our teams did not need a buffer when asked to name the year of the first WrestleMania, earning two bonus points with the correct answer of 1985.  Three teams closed their night with a perfect final round: Merlot it All (Olney Winery), Trivia Newton John (Shuckin’ Shack), Drink Apple Juice, the O.J. Will Kill You (Quincy’s South).  Here are Tuesday’s top scores heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (65.2% success rate):

–> Divided into three political jurisdictions, what island group was named by Christopher Columbus after “martyred maiden” Saint Ursula?

Our Tuesday teams preformed very well on this historical geography question, as nearly two-thirds of the field responded correctly with the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Congratulations to Five Dollar Massage (The Block), How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), Drink Apple Juice, the O.J. Will Kill You (Quincy’s South), and Stink Floyd (Monkey La La), who all notched the Perfect 21 tonight with correct responses on all wagering questions.  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:



Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum  (Next week’s first category: “You Only Live Twice”)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Lightfoot  (Next week’s first category: “Lord of the Rings” Novels)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  JFKFC  (Next week’s first category: Madonna)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: Baseball)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Mindbenders  (Next week’s first category: 1970s Music – AUDIO)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Massage  (Next week’s first category: Beastie Boys)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  ** EIGHT WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: WrestleMania)

P.I.G.S. BBQ in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants


Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Merlot It All  (Next week’s first category: University of Maryland Basketball)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Freebirds  (Next week’s first category:  Human Anatomy)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  ** FOUR WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Omarosa)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Drink Apple Juice, the O.J. Will Kill You  (Next week’s first category: Operation Watchtower)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Cleatus  (Next week’s first category: NHRA Drag Racing)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  GDI  (Next week’s first category: WrestleMania)