A Tuesday War of the Trivia Worlds…

Tuesday night included the first of two opening night games this week, as we welcomed seven teams to the inaugural game at Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville.  Overall, 147 teams took in a game of Tuesday trivia at one 22 venues.


Our Tuesday teams needed to be on their toes right out of the gate, as the first bonus question of the night was also one of its most difficult.  After most of the field earned wagering points on a question concerning the novel “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”, we offered two bonus points to any team that could also name the character whom Esmeralda falls in love with.  Only nine teams gave us the correct answer of (Captain) Phoebus.  Other topics from Tuesday’s first round included the song “Sweet Caroline”, the novel “Breaking Dawn”, Pearl Harbor National Memorial, and the world’s busiest airports.  Thanks to the first bonus question, we saw just two teams post a perfect opening round score: How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s) and Cult Classic (Hometown Harvest).


Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three music groups whose names contain the word ‘Brothers’, even though their members are not related.  We listened to such diverse groups as The Righteous Brothers (“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin'”), The Doobie Brothers (“China Grove”), and The Chemical Brothers (“Block Rockin’ Beats”). We continued with a look at Biblical animals and NBA star Kyrie Irving, before asking the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> Used practically every day by most people in the world, what modern innovation with a three-word name was invented by English scientist Tim Berners-Lee in 1989?

It’s been just over 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, but he is still a largely anonymous figure, as only 23% of our teams earned points on this question.  After closing the first half with a discussion of the TV show “The Amazing Race”, we once again saw two perfect scores: Bizarre, Interesting, and Essential (Ramparts) and Slime Puppies (Hometown Harvest).


Cartoon characters with mustaches and sports franchise relocations were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  Five teams recorded a perfect score while the overall average reached 16.3 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


We began Tuesday’s second half with a question concerning the novel “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, before moving on to the topics of the autoclave and notable deaths.  Next, a world geography question stumped most of the field:

–> At about 1.25 million square miles, what is the largest peninsula on Earth?

Only 26% of our teams responded correctly with the Arabian Peninsula.  We then said “good evening” to a question regarding the classic anthology TV series “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”.  Only one team pasted a perfect score of 36 points in Tuesday’s third round: Get High… Scores (Olney Winery).


Tuesday’s final round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only six teams knew that the two-player version of the game Codenames is named Duet.  The final round also looked at the work of the Beastie Boys, the musical film “Grease”, and the mythological figure Prometheus.  Two teams swept the final round with 36 points: How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s) and Colon El Sanders (Quincy’s Uptown).  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (73.3% success rate):

–> Two years after one adapted the other’s work for a radio broadcast, in 1940 what two men finally met, perhaps to discuss how their last names are homophones of one another?

Nearly three-quarters of our teams gave us the correct answer of H.G. Wells and Orson Welles. Congratulations to How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), who recorded the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Your final Tuesday leaderboard included these teams:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum   (Next week’s first category: “Octopussy”)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Bucket of B.S.   (Next week’s first category: “The Flintstones”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: “The Mandalorian”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: “Grease 2”)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Horse Tornado   (Next week’s first category: High School Chemistry)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Nat Pack   (Next week’s first category: 2019 Washington Nationals Postseason)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt!   (Next week’s first category: College Basketball)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  D.C. Swampers   (Next week’s first category: “The Fifth Element”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Rural Jurors   (Next week’s first category: “The Crown”)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants   (Next week’s first category: “Twin Peaks” – Season 3)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  High School Prom   (Next week’s first category: Constitutional Law)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Tobey   (Next week’s first category: “Horatio Hornblower” Novels)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “Elf”)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Breadsticks   (Next week’s first category: O. J. Simpson’s Acting Career)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Slime Puppies   (Next week’s first category: “Watchmen” – graphic novel)

Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA:  Bizarre, Interesting, and Essential   (Next week’s first category: “It’s a Wonderful Life”)

Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville, VA:  Quiz in My Pants  (Next week’s first category: Tour de France)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: Classic Holiday Films)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: “Twelve Days of Christmas”)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Biden’s Sweet Nothings  (Next week’s first category: Hanukkah)

Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Twerking For Shots   (Next week’s first category: “Dirty Dancing”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Bottom Feeders   (Next week’s first category: David Bowie Songs)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Fallout   (Next week’s first category: Indiana Sports)