Another Opening Night and Another New Venue!
If you needed a little wake up call to get your week going, our Monday night trivia game surely got your blood pumping. A few of our questions certainly kept things interesting, and made for quite an exciting finish. It was also a great night to welcome the newest member of the Pour House family, as we inch closer to opening our 40th venue next month! Let’s take a look at some statistics from last night:
MONDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (50 teams across six venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Rubber Sheets Club (DRP) with 159
–> Highest Score after Round 4: High School Prom (Spider Kelly’s) with 161
–> Highest First Half Score: High School Prom (Spider Kelly’s) with 89
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Thanks to a rather difficult final question, no team ended up scoring a ‘Perfect 21’ tonight, and only three teams (High School Prom and Kitten Mittens from Spider Kelly’s, and Chicken McThuggets from Il Forno) ran off the first 20 correct before missing the final.
–> Likewise, the halftime page was the most difficult of the season, yielding an average of just 10.8. While no team scored 20, both High School Prom and Jimmy’s in Vegas topped the field with 19.
–> The 6-point clue on the 6-4-2 question also proved to be a stumper, with no team knowing that every episode of the TV series “Cougar Town” is named for a song by Tom Petty.
MONDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (10.0% success rate):
–> What is the EXACT sum of both of these numerical answers?
Part A = the number of NON-purchasable spaces on a standard American Monopoly board.
Part B = the number of Red STOP sign spaces on the board for The Game of Life.
(you’ll find the answer later in this blog)
It’s the first trivia night at DRP since the General Election. It appears that regardless of how anyone voted and the election’s outcome, everyone was back at it, ready to rattle their brains at Monday Trivia!
To the first-time teams, the first round may have looked especially daunting, what with questions on calculus, Shakespeare, and Serbian scientists. But, teams got the hang of it as we progressed into the second round, identifying Andy Warhol as the artist behind “The Factory” studios and identifying the appropriately-named Pistol Formation in football after the Shotgun Formation.
The second half had teams not only answering questions, but trying to outdo each other in a spelling bee of the correct answers. Though teams knew Dave Chapelle as the comedian who had a very memorable monologue from “SNL” this weekend, the spelling of his name was all over the place. And when it came to identifying the Portobello mushroom from its scientific name or naming Leon and Michael Spinks as the boxing gold-medallist brothers, the spelling left this quizmaster trying to decipher the cryptic answers the teams were writing.
The final question had many teams trying to remember the Monopoly and Life game boards. But, only two correctly knew there were twelve un-buyable spaces in Monopoly and three Stop spaces in Life. That left a tie for third place that had to be broken. After the winning team came within three years of identifying Warhol’s birth years, the standings were as follows:
First Place: Rubber Sheets Club
Second Place: DRD
Third Place: Wingardium Mimosa
Next week’s first category: Radiohead
Until next time,
This week we started with a question about the movie ‘Dave’, a film I’m still not convinced exists. Turns out a ton of politicians made cameos, and so did Oliver Stone for some reason. We also had a tough halftime page this week, asking teams to identify two things for each picture; the actor/actress indicated, as well as the film.
Tonight’s final question was amusing as well, since it was a board games question that had two numerical answers that needed to be added up. Anytime we have a question like that, if you mess up in the right way you can still back your way into a right answer. Turns out this happened for That’s A Niner to grab second place, while third place went to Shirts and Skins and the win went to What Else Could It Be?!?!.
Until next time,
~ ChadNext week’s first category: NFL Head Coaches
We’ll we had a brief hiatus last week, but we were all back and ready to play here at Morgan Inn in Woodbine, and we ended up having to break a tie for first! Tonight’s puzzle page was a bit rough, but these teams really had a handle on tonight’s questions, with only a USA Network series being the only tough question of the game. Here are the results:
First Place: Men & Pausers
Second Place: River Benders
Third Place: Disney & Friends
Next week’s first category: Premium Cigars
Well, our inaugural game at Hershey’s Restaurant in Gaithersburg ended up being pretty intense! Other than the AMAZING food they cook here, it was great to see a competitive game that featured lots of lead changes, so by the final question, any team in the top five had a chance to pull off the victory!! Of course, as this our first game at Hershey’s, there was an extra $50 cash prize for the winner tonight!
Once the final question was answered, there was one more flip-flop in the top 3 so the lineup looked like this… Dropping down to 3rd was Shart Attack, Moving up from 4th to 2nd place was a new team playing in their official home venue, Forget The Shrimp! Moving from 2nd up to 1st place was a group that apparently was made up of players from a few different teams that either play other venues or against each other at the same venue, but tonight they came together and named themselves Smauglets!! Thanks to the teams from other venues that helped make our first Monday here a LOT of fun (I hope we’ll be seeing you again from time to time!), and come join us for a fun game and some GREAT food at Hershey’s Restaurant!
Next week’s first category: “The Lord of the Rings” series
~ Jon J
Tonight at Spider Kelly’s, eight teams converged for trivia, thankful to be talking about ANYTHING other than politics. Ol’ Blue Eyes made a few of our teams blue this evening when they missed the very first question of the night regarding his Academy Award winning performance in “From Here to Eternity”. But as usual, questions about alcohol don’t fool our teams! Everyone came back to life when answering about a cannibal’s favorite wine, chianti!
Round 2 went smoothly, but the half time puzzle caused some teams to falter, with no one getting a perfect 20. Round 3’s first question tripped everyone up – since Einstein WAS asked to be president of Israel, many thought he had dual citizenship there, but in actuality it was the USA and Switzerland where he had taken citizenship after renouncing his German citizenship to avoid military service.
Overall, High School Prom took an early lead and kept it throughout the night, with Jimmy’s in Vegas and Kitten Mittens duking it out for the 2nd spot. In the end NO team got the final question about board games, leaving everyone a little disgruntled. Here are our final standings:
First Place: High School Prom
Second Place: Kitten Mittens
Third Place: Jimmy’s in Vegas
Next week’s first category: Wrestlemania X
A CRAZY finish to a CRAZY night tonight! We had a BUNCH of the regulars out tonight fighting for the prize! Stink Floyd won last week and started us off with a Bridges question, which most teams were able to pick up. In fact, most teams were picking up MOST questions, everyone fairly bunched up near the top! A weekly favorite, The A Team actually slipped up a bit in the 2nd round, missing their 5 point bonus on an Art Q that played fairly easily against the rest of the field. With that, the A Team was fighting from behind for the rest of the game.
The A Team didn’t seem to be making up any ground in the latter rounds, which seemed odd as they usually shine throughout the 3rd and 4th rounds. An odd night as The A Team is usually winning pretty soundly on any given night. Tonight, they trailed by about 15 points going into the final.
You might be asking “Okay, who cares about The A Team? I get it, they usually win but tonight they sucked. What gives?” … Well, the final question says a lot about the end result of the game. The A Team was about 15 points back, sitting in a tie for 6th place. They needed a correct response on the final, they needed everyone to miss it, and they needed NO teams to bet defensively. When the final category was announced “Board Game Game Boards”, every team locked in a bet of 12 points. A seemingly confident field collectively went 1/13 as most teams just completely whiffed on the final answer. The 1 team to get the final correct: The A Team.
Getting the final correct, and being the only one can be HUGE! A -12 into a +12 can be a 24 point swing! A 15 point deficit isn’t that big a deal when you’re the only team to get the final correct. The A Team did just that. The A Team makes up a 24 point swing and TAKES DOWN THE WIN after a night that looked hopeless! An amazing finish. 2nd place to Chicken McThuggets, who led all night and knew that they’d let this one slip out of their hands. 3rd place to Volcano Insurance. Back next week, see ya then!
Next week’s first category: Oprah