Another PHT Opening Night!

Tonight was a special night of Pour House Trivia, as we welcomed our newest venue to the schedule.  The quaint Morgan Inn in Woodbine, Maryland is a great location for Monday night trivia, so we’d like to give another shout out to all of the teams that came out to duke it out for a bonus $50 cash prize.  But don’t worry, we’ve got recaps for our four other venues as well.  Take a look…

MONDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (39 teams across five venues):

–> Highest Overall Score: Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s) with 170

–> Highest Score after Round 4: Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s) with 159

–> Highest First Half Score: High School Prom (Spider Kelly’s) with 88

–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Kitten Mittens (Spider Kelly’s), What Else Could It Be!? (Greene Turtle), The A Team (Il Forno)

–> Despite an average score of 17.2 on the halftime sheet, only four teams pulled off a perfect 20.

–> Five teams snagged six points on the 6-4-2, by knowing that Paul Bunyan is the namesake for two different ‘trophy games’ in the Big Ten Conference.

TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (61.5% success rate):

–>  What is the current name of the organization founded in 1938 as the ‘National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis’? (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)


DRP in Alexandria, VA

Tonight was my first night hosting Pour House Trivia at DRP.  And with fourteen teams here, you can see how I would be nervous and overwhelmed.  But all the teams and staff made me feel so at ease and welcome here.  I think I’m going to like it here…

It was a very close game as expected.  Nobody managed to score a perfect 20 in the puzzle round, which led to the gap closing a bit.  The 2-4-6 question had some teams take a chance.  For some, it did not pay off, but for others, they managed to get the advantage.  Going into the final question, it was still anybody’s game.  About half the teams got the answer, including Wingardium Mimosa, who managed to put together an organization founded to combat infantile paralysis with the March of Dimes and pulled out a win.  Here are the final standings:

First Place:  Wingardium Mimosa

Second Place:  Del Ray Dummies

Third Place:  Worst Case Ontario

Next week’s first category: University of Michigan Football.  Hail to the victors!

~ Chris

Michigan Wolverines Football Trivia


Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, MD

Tonight we kicked things off with a question about the 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ Olympic Hockey Team, asking about the NCAA school that coach Herb Brooks coached for, which was also represented by nine players on the team.  Several teams managed to get this one, with the school being the University of Minnesota.

After an up-and-down third round, the final question asked about American Organizations, and talked about an organization founded in 1938 as the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, asking for their current name. Turns out they are now known as March of Dimes, which moved things around slightly.  Here are your final standings for the night:

First Place:  What Else Could It Be!?

Second Place:  That’s a Niner

Third Place:  Hooligans

Next week’s first category: “How to Get Away With Murder”

Until next time…

~ Chad

How to Get Away With Murder Trivia


Morgan Inn in Woodbine, MD

Our inaugural night of Pour House Trivia at The Morgan Inn is in the books and I tell ya’, I have a good feeling about these folks!  The game was a tight one with the final question being a true stunner at the end.  Much thanks to the staff here in Woodbine, and thanks to all that played!  Be sure to brush up on some trivia and build up those teams! Here are the results:

First Place:  The Riverbenders (with an extra $50 cash prize!)

Second Place:  Men and Pausers

Third Place:  Team Josh

C’mon back next week to share in some fun and good music. Our first category will be a “yabba dabba doozy”, the Flinstones!

~ Ronnie

Flintstones Trivia DC


Spider Kelly’s in Arlington, VA

Even with Monday night football, Spider Kelly’s saw more teams this week than we have in a while, so thanks to everyone for coming out!  Looks like not everyone is looking forward to the Gilmore Girls reboot, as the winner’s choice question stumped a couple of our teams right off the bat.  And while most everyone knew Who really WAS the boss…not many could give the last names of the sexual tension filled lead characters.  Round 1 ended with a three-way tie for first place, with High School Prom holding that position through Round 3.  Only Kitten Mittens knew all 3 of the largest marathons, so when High School Prom couldn’t give us their best “O” face (or correct “O” response) in round 4, KM was well on their way to the #1 spot.  Here are the final results:

First Place:  Kitten Mittens

Second Place:  High School Prom

Third Place:  Jimmy’s in Vegas

Next week’s first category: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

~ Kate

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia


Il Forno in Frederick, MD

Good turnout tonight as we play another match in the 14th Season of PHT!  A stacked field tonight full of veteran teams, could be anyone’s game tonight. An interesting score breakdown at halftime, we had the team in last at 80 and the team in first at 86!  Only six points separating the entire field! Such a close game, but the scores would shift a bit in the 3rd round!

Chicken McThuggets was leading by 1 going into the second half but a pair of questions in round 3 pulled them back a little, leaving room for The A Team to crawl into the lead.  The A Team was one of two teams to get the African Geography question (2 point bonus included!) and the U.S. Presidents question.  These two strong gets pushed them out front by a significant margin.

Going into the final, The A Team led by a bunch, and would win the game on a correct get. That’s two in a row for The A Team! Good showing to start off the season.  Here are the final standings:

First Place:  The A Team

Second Place:  Chicken McThuggets

Third Place:  Volcano Insurance

Next week’s first category:  The Kennedys

Great game guys, we’re back next week, See ya then!

~ Bill

JFK Trivia