A Validating Night of Tuesday Trivia…

With two of our Tuesday night locations taking a night off to focus on the Stanley Cup playoffs, we welcomed 76 teams across 11 venues.  Before we get to the recaps, we would like to acknowledge one of our newest venues, the Olney Winery.  They’ve gone out of their way to reward our regular players, including a gift basket with TWO bottles of wine (complete with special PHT labels!):



Tuesday’s opening round featured questions on champagne, Al Gore, and these prolific tennis champions:

Wimbledon Tennis

Our teams had no issue with the first set of five questions, with nearly half of the field earning the final bonus points of the round by knowing that Mercutio from “Romeo and Juliet” speaks the line “A plague on both your houses!”.  An impressive total of 15 teams ran the table in Tuesday’s first round.


Tuesday’s audio question featured the films of Sigourney Weaver.  In addition to recognizing dialogue from “Ghostbusters” and “Avatar”, plenty of teams also recognized a clip from “Working Girl” in which Weaver only speaks German.  Other second round topics included the solo career of Diana Ross, Table Mountain in South Africa, and this current Netflix series:

Grace Frankie

Seven teams notched perfect scores in Tuesday’s second round.


Tuesday’s halftime page featured “GOOD” film titles and international parks.  We saw six teams record perfect scores, with the overall average reaching 15.9 points.  Here are Tuesday’s top scores at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s second half began with this question in the category of We Share a Last Name, which (as usual) picked more than a fair share of attempts at the five-point category bonus:

  • Before graduating in 2011, this quarterback set numerous passing records at Texas Christian University.
  • Though he is better known for portraying a secret agent, this Welsh actor landed his big screen debut as King Philip II in “The Lion in Winter”.
  • In addition to his research on colorblindness, this scientist lent his name to a gas law used in both chemistry and physics.

Only 37% of our teams earned points here by knowing that these three men are Andy Dalton, Timothy Dalton, and John Dalton.  Later, we educated many of our older teams by letting them know that there is actually a celebrity named DJ Snake.  We took a quick snack break thanks to Snyder’s of Hanover, discussed the Cabinet department of Health and Human Services, and hit a long-range jumper with a look at this memoir:

Ray Allen Book

The third round yielded just one perfect score on Tuesday: Shots in the Dark (Greene Growlers).



Tuesday’s final round included questions on the German Luftwaffe, double-reed instruments, the current revival of this cartoon series:

Muppet Babies

After closing with a rather difficult triple 50/50 question on the Lethal Weapon and Die Hard film franchises, we once again saw just one perfect score in the film round: Scared Money Don’t Make Money (Champion Billiards).  Here are Tuesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (66.9% success rate):

–> Depending on the pronunciation, which seven-letter word can be an adjective meaning ‘incorrect’ or a noun meaning ‘a disabled person’?

About two-thirds of the field gave us the correct answer of invalid.  Thanks to a difficult third round, only two teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct responses on all wagering questions: How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers) and Breadsticks (Upper Deck).  Here are the highest overall scores from Tuesday night:


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

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Pax  (Next week’s first category: “Wayne’s World”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: 2018 NBA Playoffs)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: “Hamilton”)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday  (Next week’s first category: Christopher Walken’s “SNL” Sketches)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  SuperNOVA  (Next week’s first category: Narwhals)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  ** TEN WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Three People Who Have Never Been in My Kitchen)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: “Remember the Titans”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Pinot-it-All  (Next week’s first category: Indoor Volleyball Rules)

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL:  Clavins  (Next week’s first category: History)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Demented and Sad But Social  (Next week’s first category: Fictional Robots)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Opera)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: “Assassin’s Creed”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: