A Truly Wild and Wonderful Weekend of Trivia!

Since we added a pair of Friday night venues last year, the attendance level has been steadily on the rise at these locations, but this weekend was ridiculous.  At both Springfield Manor Winery and Vanish Brewery, we welcomed 25 TEAMS for Friday night trivia.  Needless to say, hosts Scott and Ian certainly put in an amazing effort to make sure all 50 teams had a wonderful experience.  Overall, this weekend’s games welcomed 62 teams across four venues:

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from this weekend included quotations attributed to Abraham Lincoln, the current hosts of the daytime talk show “Live”, and this Pixar prequel:

Monsters University

While most of our teams performed very well in the opening round, both nights featured a rather difficult audio question.  On Friday, we played this classic rock remake, asking out teams to name the title of the song as well as the two men singing:

That is Dave Grohl and John Fogerty singing “Fortunate Son”.  Out of 50 Friday teams, only one team (Wu-Tang Fan from Springfield Manor Winery) gave us all three correct answers to earn a two-point bonus.  Also in the second round, our Saturday teams were stumped when asked to name the first year of the Miss America Pageant, which was introduced in 1921.  Across the first two rounds this weekend, only But Why Male Models? (Springfield Manor Winery) managed to record a perfect score, notching 36 points in the first round.

HALFTIME:

Members of the infamous “27 Club” and U.S. license plates highlighted our weekend halftime pages.  With four perfect scores, the overall average reached 15.6 points.  Here are your weekend leaders after the first half:

SECOND HALF:

Our Friday teams performed very well in the second half, with one exception at the close of the final round.  When asked to name either of the two most recent actors to portray Bilbo Baggins in a feature film, less than half of the field earned their wager, with just four teams earning bonus points with the two correct answers of Ian Holm and Martin Freeman:

Bilbo Baggins

For our Saturday teams, the second half stumper featured a mix and literature and the internet:

–> Deriving its current name from a work of literature, which search engine was created under the original name of Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web?

The reference was to the Jonathan Swift novel “Gulliver’s Travels”, which introduced a race of humanoid creatures called Yahoos.  Perfect third round scores were posted by But Why Male Models? (Springfield Manor Winery), The Boras (Vanish Brewery), and Smarty Pants (Belles’), while the final rounds yielded a perfect score to just one team: DuBois (Springfield Manor Winery).  These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.2% success rate):

–> The first use of which Latin phrase was attributed to the ancient Roman poet Vergil, who used it to describe a recipe for a salad?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):

–> Found in the Eastern Time Zone, what is the least populous U.S. state capital that is also the most populous city in its home state?

Your final answers this weekend were E Pluribus Unum and Charleston, West Virginia.  None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 this weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here is your final leaderboard from this weekend:

THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Mother Cluckers Two  (Next week’s first category: The Stanley Cup)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Mad Facts: Query Road  (NEXT GAME ON JULY 6 – First category: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: 2018 Washington Capitals)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Cultured Heathens  (Next week’s first category: Psychological Experiments)