A Visit With Destiny at Weekend Trivia!
Last weekend’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 53 teams across four venues, including an enormous 26-team field at Vanish Brewery in Leesburg:
Both of our weekend games included questions on Biblical figures in the first round. Our Friday teams were asked about Judas Iscariot, while our Saturday squads dealt with the story of Delilah. Other first round topics included the source of J. K. Rowling’s pen name, the state of New Hampshire, and this memorable piece of film wardrobe:
Our weekend audio questions featured the theme to “Boardwalk Empire” and songs which include the word “Feel”: “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Peter Frampton, “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson, and “Feel it Still” by Portugal. The Man. After breezing through those songs, our Saturday teams encountered a pair of diabolical second round questions:
–> Earlier this year, a 1964 version of the 250 GTO model became the most expensive car in history, selling in a private transaction for 70 million dollars. Which manufacturer produced this car?
–> As the second female Smurf to be introduced on the 1980s TV series, which character was depicted as a freckled redhead with pigtails and pink overalls?
In each case, only two of our Saturday teams turned in the correct responses of Ferrari and Sassette:
Each of the first two rounds yielded five perfect scores, though none of our weekend teams posted perfect scores in both rounds.
Movies were the featured topic on each of our weekend halftime pages: Friday’s teams dealt with film scenes featuring pointed guns, while Saturday’s game included a matching section on film taglines. Overall, the average score landed at 16.2 points, with six teams notching a perfect score of 20 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:
- J. T. Snow School of Babysitting (Belles’): 93
- His and Her Peas (Vanish Brewery): 90**
- Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish Brewery): 88
- Vitrifiers (Vanish Brewery): 88
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 87
The most difficult second half question from last weekend was posed to our Friday teams in the form of a three-part question regarding the Winter Olympics:
1) This Asian nation hosted the 2018 Winter Games.
2) This is the only nation which has hosted the Winter Olympics on four separate occasions.
3) This nation hosted the first Winter Olympics in 1924.
Many teams assumed that the answer to Part 2 was surely going to be a European country, so the field was quite surprised to learn that the United States has hosted the Winter Olympics four times: Lake Placid in 1932, Squaw Valley in 1960, Lake Placid in 1980, and Salt Lake City in 2002. As a result, only 14% of our Friday teams earned wagering points with at least two correct answers. Most of our Saturday teams rolled through the second half, but hit a road block on the final bonus questions of the third round, which asked for the first name of this advertising character:
That forgotten character is Chef Wendell. His and Her Peas (Vanish Brewery) notched 36 points in the third round, marking the only perfect score of the second half last weekend. Here is your pre-final leaderboard:
- His and Her Peas (Vanish Brewery): 163**
- J. T. Snow School of Babysitting (Belles’): 160
- Vitrifiers (Vanish Brewery): 159
- Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish Brewery): 158
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.2% success rate):
–> Among the seven U.S. state capitals with populations of at least 600,000 people, which is the only one that is NOT the most populous city in its home state?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):
–> Which FIRST and LAST name is shared by the following two people?
1) A fictional sidekick that ranked at #20 on TV Guide’s List of the Greatest TV Characters of All-Time.
2) A 49-year old actor who earned an Academy Award nomination for his 1996 feature film debut.
Your respective correct answers included Austin, Texas and Edward Norton. Congratulations to Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish Brewery), who posted the only Perfect 21 of the weekend by correctly answering all wagering questions. Here is your final overall leaderboard from last weekend:
- His and Her Peas (Vanish Brewery): 172**
- Vitrifiers (Vanish Brewery): 171
- Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish Brewery): 170
- Here For the Beer (Vanish Brewery): 162
- Clashburn (Vanish Brewery): 160
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
- Still Thinking (Springfield Manor Winery): 153
- J. T. Snow School of Babysitting (Belles’): 150
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 149
** His and Her Peas played ‘over the limit’ on Friday with more than seven players.
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Still Thinking (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 30 – First category: Bird Calls)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Vitrifiers (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 7 – First category: Latin Grammar)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 14 – First category: Roller Coasters)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: “Fire Emblem”)