An Olympic Weekend of Pour House Trivia!

Even with an unexpected night off on Friday, we welcomed 22 teams across four weekend venues:


Our most difficult first round question was asked on Saturday night:

–> At about seven miles wide, the Strait of Bonifacio separates these two Mediterranean Islands: one owned by France and the other by Italy.  Name either one of these islands.

Only three of our Saturday teams earned bonus points with the two correct answers of Corsica and Sardinia.  We concluded Sunday’s opening round with a question about these father-son celebrity duo:


Our weekend featured one perfect first round each night: Uncle Jack (Belles’) notched 36 first round points on Saturday, while Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub) matched the feat on Sunday.


Saturday’s audio question dealt with ten-letter bands of the 1980s (Bananarama, Supertramp, and Kajagoogoo), while Sunday’s quizzed our teams on foreign language songs which topped the charts in the U.S. (“Despacito”, “99 Luftballoons”, and “Sukiyaki”).  Sunday’s second round also looked at these recently released sequel films:


The only perfect second rounds of the weekend were once again turned in Uncle Jack (Belles’) and Five Easy Pieces (McAuley’s Pub).


Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:


Saturday’s third round opened with a question on this state flag, the only one in the U.S. with a green background:

Washington State Flag

We also looked at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, as well as this unique album cover:

Lady Gaga Born This Way

The most difficult third round question this weekend was asked on Sunday:

–> In 1945, this franchise located in Cleveland won its first NFL Championship, but nonetheless immediately relocated, becoming the first major professional franchise (in any sport) to be located on the west coast.  Name this team which has since relocated twice more.

Only two teams knew that we were asking for the Los Angeles Rams.  Sunday’s third stanza also included a question on this classic film:

Birdman of Alcatraz

What game for Uncle Jack at Belles’, as this perennial powerhouse notched its third straight perfect round.  With six points on the 6-4-2 question, this team was just ONE POINT away from a perfect game after three rounds.


Saturday’s final round included our most difficult wagering question of the weekend:

–> Also known as the millionfish, this might be the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species in the world, but is actually named for the man who discovered it off the coast of Trinidad back in 1866.  Name this fish.

Only two out of 12 Saturday teams knew that we were asking for this fish, named for Robert John Lechmere Guppy:


Thanks to this question, the final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here are the weekend’s top scores after four rounds of play:

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):

–>  This nation had not yet hosted the Olympics when it was scheduled to host both the Summer and Winter Olympics in 1940, before those Games were canceled due to World War II.  Since then, it has served as host for both the Summer and Winter Games.  For your wager, name that nation.

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

–> If you held exactly one piece of each of denomination of U.S. paper currency currently printed by the U.S. government, how much total money would you have?

Your answers: Japan, and $188 ($100 + $50 + $20 + $10 + $5 = $2 + $1).  Congratulations to Tequila Mockingbird (Tilted Kilt), as the only team to earn the Perfect 21 this weekend by answering correctly on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores:


Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 17 – First category: Swimming)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 24– First category: Orchestral Instruments)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  ** SEVEN WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: Seasonal Drinks)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Give Us Your Beer Money  (Next week’s first category: “Welcome to Night Vale”)

McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: Breakfast Cereals)

Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird  (Next week’s first category: “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum”)