A Winning Move at Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed exactly 100 teams across 15 venues:


Our opening round began with a Triple 50/50 question featuring clues about either either Barry White or Betty White.  We also discussed the use of the shovel pass in football and the Passover Seder.  The most difficult bonus question of the first round asked our teams to name this film character:

Drew Barrymore E.T.

Only 16% of the field remembered that Drew Barrymore portrayed Gertie in the film “E.T.”.  Most of the teams earning these bonus points completed a perfect first round, as ten teams began their night with a score of 36 points.


One of the more difficult audio questions in recent memory featured singers with alliterative names: Adam Ant (“Goody Two Shoes”), Camila Cabello (“Never Be the Same”), and Mark Morrison (“Return of the Mack”).  Exactly one-quarter of the field earned wagering points, while only four teams were able to name all three artists.  The rest of the round progressed more smoothly, with teams rolling through questions concerning “The Price is Right” and this national flag:

Australia Flag

The audio question set the tone for the round, as just two teams ran the table in the second stanza: Who’s Your Pater Familias? (Champion Billiards) and Shadynasty (Casa Tequila).


Tuesday’s halftime page depicted ten actresses who had all portrayed fictitious girlfriends of Jerry Seinfeld.  The overall average reached 15.1 points, with six teams earning perfect scores.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


After a quick look at the (controversial) U.S. Open women’s final from last weekend, we discussed the Shakespearean work “Antony and Cleopatra” and offered up a Three Clues question regarding a celebrity:

CLUE 1: He won the 2005 Grammy Award for Best Compilation Soundtrack.

CLUE 2: He launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of his film “Wish I Was Here”.

While some teams missed out on points by going in with the early guess of Joaquin Phoenix (his movie was called “I’m Still Here”), only nine teams picked up two bonus points by forgoing the third clue and giving us the correct response of Zach Braff:

Zach Braff

After closing the round with questions regarding chloroplasts and the Nirvana song “Heart-Shaped Box”, we saw just two teams earn perfect third round scores: Wolfpack (Quincy’s South) and Aurora Borealis (Buffalo Wild Wings).


Tuesday’s final round certainly separated the best teams from the rest of the pack, as the round included the three most difficult wagering questions of the night.  First up, we asked about the position of U.S. Postmaster General and its removal from the Cabinet in the 1970s.  Despite the fact that only 29% of the field earned wagering points, it was the following question that was actually the most difficult of the night:

–> Manufactured by Riot Games, which e-sports online battle arena game contains maps known as Summoner’s Rift, Twisted Treeline, Howling Abyss, and Crystal Scar?

Only 18% of our teams responded correctly with “League of Legends”.  The field bounced back nicely thanks to a question concerning this family comedy film:

Rookie of the Year

Next up, we asked this question which spanned history, geography, and sports:

–> Lending its name to both a South London neighborhood and a Premier League football team, which iron and glass structure was built to house the Great Exhibition of 1851?

Once again, we landed the correct answer rate below 30%, as about one-in-four teams could recall the Crystal Palace.  Rock the Cash Bar (Quincy’s South) was able to run this gauntlet without a blemish, posting the only perfect score of Tuesdays final round.  Here is your overall leaderboard heading into Tuesdays final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (55.0% success rate):

–> The chess term ‘checkmate’ is derived from a foreign translation of this four-word English phrase that appeared on many newspaper headlines on August 17, 1977.  For your wager, what is this phrase?

Just over half of our teams turned in the correct response of “the king is dead”, as Elvis Presley passed away on August 16, 1977.  Congratulations goes out to How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), who posted the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday night.  Here is your final leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Who’s Your Pater Familias?  (Next week’s first category: Burt Reynolds Films)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Fuller McShite  (Next week’s first category: “The Flintstones”)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: FedEx Cup)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Chad’s Favorite  (Next week’s first category: Freshwater Dolphins)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Who Said It: Mr. Burns or Mr. Trump?)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Franconia Hair Cemetery  (Next week’s first category: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: “The Sandlot”)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Sloppy Seconds  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – George Costanza or George Steinbrenner?)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Winos  (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management  (Next week’s first category: “Overwatch”)

Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ:  Flying Raccoons  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on September 25: U.S. Presidents)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Insubordinate and Churlish  (Next week’s first category: Irish Folk Music)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Wolfpack  (Next week’s first category: “The West Wing”)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Shadynasty  (Next week’s first category: “Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Cheez-Its  (Next week’s first category: 20th Century Poetry)

Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton, MD:  Not at the Bar  (Next week’s first category: “Nick at Nite”)