Are Your Spurs Tingling for Thursday Night Trivia?

Thursday night once again featured some big crowds, even at our newest venues!  Yes, both Smoketown Brewing and Beef O’ Brady flirted with double-digit teams tonight.  Maybe it was the unseasonable warmth, or maybe it was our two charming hosts: Zach and Chief.  Whatever it was, we’re happy that all of you decided to join us.  Let’s check out the top scores on the night and the rest of the Thursday action:

THURSDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (82 teams across nine venues):

–> Highest Overall Score: Blue Collar (Quincy’s) with 172

–> Highest Score after Round 4: Blue Collar with 160

–> Highest First Half Score: Nasty Neutrons (Quincy’s) with 91

–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Nasty Neutrons, Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), Poe Pouree (Fish Market)

–> Our halftime sheet played to an average score of 16.6, but there must have been one or two toughies in that round, as NO TEAM managed to score 20 points.

–> The 6-4-2 question played slightly easier, with about 22% of our teams scoring six points by knowing that one quadrillion bytes is more commonly known as a ‘petabyte’.

TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (69.7% success rate):

–> Which city of about 1.4 million residents earned its name after 17th Century Spanish explorers discovered a settlement on June 13, the feast day of St. Anthony of Padua? (you’ll find the answer in this blog)


Quincy’s in Gaithersburg, MD

It was great visiting Quincy’s for my first time as host!  We had 15 teams make their way to Quincy’s for some gold old fashioned trivia.  Five teams battled all night among the top places: Blue Collar, Nasty Neutrons, Clever Team Name, Lowered Expectations, and We Have No Idea Fan Club.

They all kept it close, but it was Blue Collar who took a Round 4 lead and nailed the final to keep its lead for the night, with Nasty Neutrons and Clever Team Name needing TWO tiebreakers to decide the silver and the bronze medals.  Nasty Neutrons came away with second with Clever Team Name wrapping up the final podium spot.

Next week’s first category:  Lord Kelvin

~ Scott

Lord Kelvin Trivia


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD

Champions, I have to say..  far and way my favorite part tonight was when we asked in which Great Lake the thumb of Michigan’s mitten was located in, and EVERY team had at least one person demonstrating what a mitten looked like and where the thumb would be.  Teamwork gold, right there.  Add in The Beastie Boys sing along, a little love for “Under the Sea”!  It was a damn fine night, and most of you nailed that final question!

In third place tonight, it was Hookers and Blackjack!  Welcome to the Thursday night board, you made yourselves right at home…  Second place went to Power Vacuum (That bonus category board mix up could have been dangerous…), and first tonight was Charlie and the Vodka Factory!  Love it!  What I don’t love is the first category for next week – Famous Mathematicians.  Good thing I’m not answering it…  Purple.  Purple is the answer.  See you next week!

~ Sam

Math Trivia


Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA

Back again here at Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, and a happy Thursday to you all!  It was a pretty straightforward game tonight with eight veteran teams competing for prizes, World Series points, and bragging rights.

Subjects for the game ranged from money and alcohol to the U.S. Supreme Court and psychology.  We gave a brief tutorial on how to tie a particular kind of knot, an iconic 60’s rock band, and some Egyptian mysticism…

Thanks again to you all for coming out to play.  Here are the results:

First Place:  Good Answer, Good Answer

Second Place:  Your Mom

Third Place:  Thundercats

Next week’s first category:  1970’s Rock n Roll

~ Ronnie

1970's pop culture trivia


Smoketown Brewing in Brunswick, MD

What a beautiful night to play trivia under the stars in Brunswick, and what a trivia game it was at Smokwtown Brewing!  We featured a few questions that stumped a majority of the teams, on subjects ranging from the Great Lakes to metric system prefixes, with a few surprises in the rankings come the end of the third round!  It was to the wire, but The Scoundrels keep their streak alive, beating I Drink and I know things by one point!  Your top three teams:

First Place:  Scoundrels

Second Place:  I Drink and I Know Things

Third Place:  Raider Nation

Next week’s first category:  Traitors…  Our winning team said there is a deeper meaning behind this….

~ Zach



Beef O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD

A ROWDY night at Beef o’ Brady’s in Frederick, to say the least.  I took my share of hard time, and so did most of you, in turn.  It. was. fun.  I hope every night in the future is just as rambunctious.  Reminds me of ‘Nam… no, wait. Reminds me of being father to a 16-year old, you surly trivia players.

Things I learned tonight:

1. Winning the week before and choosing the first category: guaranteed money.

2. Canadians do not appreciate my pronunciation of “Ontario.” I had to remind them that we’re in Merica.

3. Everyone has memorized every Disney movie, ever.

4. Very few of you are aware of the television show “Beretta”. Shamefully, I might add. Youngsters.

Here are your winners tonight:

First Place:  Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap

Second Place:  Ya Donkey

Third Place:  Incognido’s

Next week’s first category:  Super Bowl XLVII

~ Chief

Super Bowl Trivia


Morgan Ridge Railwalk in Salisbury, NC

There was NO TRIVIA at Morgan Ridge Railwalk this week.  Madison returns on March 2nd.






Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL

Five teams tried their hands at trivia Thursday night at Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, fielding questions about Shaq, The Little Mermaid, and Mudslide cocktails, while simultaneously sampling some of the new beers on tap.  While the middle of the pack was quite competitive, we’d be remiss not to give a shoutout to Better Red than Dead who dominated the field all night.

The race for second was tight, though.  Over 140 and Rock the Bells battled it out through the first half. But they weren’t prepared for a second-half comeback by Stephen.  A couple clutch answers in rounds three and four, along with a bold 12-point wager on the final question helped the solo trivia player surge ahead and claim second place at the end of the night.

Thanks to all the teams for coming out. Can’t wait to see you next week!

First Place:  Better Red than Dead

Second Place:  Stephen

Third Place: Over 140

Next week’s first category:  John Travolta films

~ C. J.

Pulp Fiction Trivia


Fish Market in Alexandria, VA

A seemingly empty bar turned into a 15-team affair REAL QUICK tonight at the Fish Market!  The nice weather maybe kept people outside but when the clock struck 8:00, we came here to play our weekly trivia game!  Glad to see everyone came out to play tonight!  We had a good field of newcomers, veterans, and some that are familiar with the territory but haven’t played enough to acquire the “VETERAN” status (which is unofficial any ways…); we’d begin what would expect to be a great night of trivia!

Ant Farm Keyboard was in rare form tonight.  Usually, this phrase is meant in a GOOD way but this fierce duo is usually the favorite to win among the crowd and tonight they just couldn’t get it going, missing some questions that I’d never expect them to and making it hard to compete with the leaderboard tonight.  This left room for Poe Pouree to make some noise as they attempt to catch PC Principals for the nightly win.

PC Principals, always a strong competitor, did NOT disappoint tonight, leading after one round and never losing that lead.  Poe Pouree stuck with them through most of it but missing a few two-point bonuses on movie and sports questions cost them tonight.  Going into the final, PCP had a three-point lead and that was enough as they got the final and squeaked out a close one!  Poe Pouree taking second place, with third place going to Atomic Dogs, another strong duo who played very well tonight, coming up just a point or 2 from finishing higher! That’s a wrap for this week. Come out and see us again next time!

~ Bill

Next week’s first category:  Muppet Songs (AUDIO)

Muppet Songs


Guido’s in Frederick, MD

We had a slightly different lineup than normal at our Thursday night game at Guido’s Speakeasy. One team was killing it about the ENTIRE game and pretty much ran away with 1st, but there were 2 other teams that kept switching in and out of 2nd the whole game also! After the final question, we had Actrivia dropping to 3rd, moving up to 2nd was a new team called Dinkelberg, and our 1st place winner was Unathletico Madrid!! They picked “Game of Thrones” (the show, NOT the books) for next weeks winners choice, so study up and  come join us on Thursday for some fun at Guido’s!!

~ Jon J