A Weekend Trivia Head Count!

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Pour House Trivia’s round of weekend games was played at 11 locations by a total of 87 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

The only difficult bonus chance in the first round took place on Saturday on a three-parter in which each answer included the letters PARK:

  • 1)  In the names of thoroughfares, this word follows George Washington or Garden State.
  • 2)  This was the stage name of fictitious Canadian pop singer Robin Scherbatsky.
  • 3)  President Kennedy was rushed to this Dallas hospital after being shot.

Just 11.7% of the field named all three answers: ParkwayRobin Sparkles, and Parkland. Other topics in this round included Three Clues about the color blue, the Mexico City Summer Olympics in 1968, and Three Clues about the word mushroom. There were six perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

The weekend’s audio questions played bands based in Las Vegas, a trio of songs with the word Old in the title, and films where the lead actor was also the director. We referenced a collegiate nickname in Sunday’s second round:

  • Though the term is now outdated, what alliterative name once referred to the group of American colleges comprised of Barnard, Radcliffe, Smith, Vassar, Wellesley, Bryn Mawr, and Mount Holyoke?

The Seven Sisters were named by 37% of the field. Some other questions in this round dealt with killer bees, actress Alyssa Milano, and the city of Vancouver, Washington. This round’s perfect scores were earned by Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor), Independent Panda (Springfield Manor), and Sexual Chocolate (Garage).

HALFTIME:

At halftime over the weekend, teams handled topics such as world flags, Golden Raspberry Award-winning performers, and soft drink brands. The average team scored 15.6, while the only six perfect halftime pages were played on Friday. We reached the halftime break with these high scores:

THIRD ROUND:

Friday’s most difficult wagering question came in this round:

  • Now operating as a hotel, what is the name of novelist Ian Fleming’s estate located on the northern coastline of Jamaica?

James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s estate is known as Goldeneye; 20% of Friday’s teams received their wager on that question. Saturday’s toughest question also came in this round, this time on a Broadway question:

  • Which actor won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play in 2023 for playing the title character in the play Good Night, Oscar? He is perhaps best known for portraying a supporting character on an NBC Must-See TV sitcom.

Sean Hayes was identified by just one team on Saturday. Other subjects in this round included a three-parter on TV hosts, the 95th anniversary of Huey Long‘s impeachment as Louisiana governor, and Darkwing Duck‘s sidekick Launchpad McQuack. There were no perfect scores in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Actor Macaulay Culkin, the bandage, and Channing Tatum were the 6-4-2 topics over the weekend. In the final round, Sunday kicked off with this video game question:

  • Featuring returning characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Jin Kazama, which fighting video game franchise released its eighth main series game earlier this year?

The Tekken series was named by just one team. On Saturday, we gave this sci-fi query:

  • Self-described as the most contentious person on Earth, which author of nearly 2,000 works of science fiction also wrote the screenplay to the 1967 Star Trek episode The City on the Edge of Forever?

About 23% of the field named Harlan Ellison. We rode the Space Shuttle to a tricky bonus chance on Friday:

  • Which two NASA Space Shuttles were each launched on this date in history? One was launched in 1991 to deploy the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, while the second launched in 2010 to resupply the International Space Station.

Only 14% of teams named both the Atlantis and Discovery. Once again, a perfect score was out of reach for our teams in this round. These were the top scores after four rounds:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.87% success rate):

  • After the first U.S. Census was completed in 1790, what was the most populous state in the country at nearly 750,000 residents?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (41.18% success rate):

  • Since the list was first published in 1987, who was the first solo woman to top the Forbes list of highest-paid musicians of the year?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (12.5% success rate):

  • As one of the highest trending terms of 2016, which word is translated from Swahili as pull together?

The weekend’s final answers were Virginia, Madonna, and Harambe. Gen X-ers (Flying Ace) was the only team to put together a Perfect 21 effort over the weekend. They also led the overall field in the final standings:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Buffalo Bills Housecoat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fortnite)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Quizards of Oz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mamma Mia! (film))

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Gen X-ers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fawlty Towers)

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: Trivia Trekkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Films)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Yeah That’s Right  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office (U.S.))

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Camper Confessions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Solar Eclipse)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Wrath of Kahan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Original 151 Pokemon)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: No Drama, Just Trauma  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Railroads)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gangs)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: Special K  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Avatar: the Last Airbender (TV))