Be Wednesday Trivia’s Valentine!

New PHT Logo

Trivia love was in the air on Valentine’s Day! Seventeen locations opened their doors to 148 total teams on Wednesday for the night’s edition of Pour House Trivia.

FIRST ROUND:

For the first round, teams looked back at the Twilight Saga of novels, toasted with the color-changing cans of Coors Light, and watched 1998’s Stepmom, which starred Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. This was the only round with multiple perfect scores; 22 teams each earned the maximum number of points.

SECOND ROUND:

In Wednesday’s audio question, just 10.1% of the field earned bonus points for naming all three aptly-naming song titles: Closer to the Heart by Rush, Achy Breaky Heart by Billy Ray Cyrus, and Don’t Phunk with My Heart by Black Eyed Peas. Even tougher than that was this bonus try on a celebrity couple question:

  • What baseball star is married to supermodel Kate Upton?
  • Bonus: This player attended which university located in Virginia?

Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander is the husband of Kate Upton; here, a game-low 6.08% of teams knew he attended Old Dominion. There were no perfect scores in this round.

HALFTIME:

Romantic films and songs with the word like in the title were the Valentine’s Day halftime offerings this time around. The only team to hit 20 points on the page was Slightly Agitated (Rough Edges), while the average team scored 14.3 points. After halftime, these teams were in the lead:

THIRD ROUND:

After Three Clues about Cardi B, we reached the night’s toughest wagering question:

  • Developed in the first century B.C. in present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan, the style of visual art known as Gandhara is most closely associated with what religion?

Just 8.11% of the field earned their wager by answering Buddhism. We moved on from there with queries about Netflix’s Ozark, the record low land elevation along the shores of the Dead Sea, and Arthur Andersen’s 2002 collapse related to the bankruptcies of Enron and WorldCom. For the second week in a row, Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape) was the only team to record a third-round perfecto.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the evening’s 6-4-2, 19 teams earned all six points for naming the planet Saturn from a single clue. However, 47% of teams took a zero with an incorrect guess! Midway through the fourth round, we reached this 1970s film query:

  • Set in a small Texas town during the early 1950s, which film directed by Peter Bogdanovich featured early film roles for Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepard, and Randy Quaid?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: This film was based on the work of which author?

Based on a Larry McMurtry work, that film is The Last Picture Show; 21% of teams got their wager, but only 6.75% earned bonus credit. A Super Bowl rivalry question rushed in next:

  • Even though this matchup has not occurred in over 25 years, which two teams have met on three different occasions in the Super Bowl?

Doing so in Super Bowls 10, 13, and 30, almost a third of the field named the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers. This round’s lone perfect team was Donner Party People (Quinn’s). We headed into the final question with these leading teams:

FINAL QUESTION (18.24% success rate):

  • Since it was admitted to the Union on February 14 less than 130 years ago, which western U.S. state is informally nicknamed the Valentine State?

Admitted on February 14, 1912, that state is Arizona. We again went through a Wednesday game with no Perfect 21 teams. These teams were undeterred, however, putting up the best scores of the night:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Italian Food)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frida Kahlo)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Blind Squirrels  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Needlework)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NBA All-Star Game)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fowl Foul Play)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld (season 3))

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Golden Girls)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: H.R. Pufnstuf  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Danny DeVito Films)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Fincher Films)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Washington Mullets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Conspiracy Theories)

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Scuby  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Big Lebowski)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: She’s All That)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: And They Were Roommates  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mamma Mia! (film))

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Anakin’s Daycare Service  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Money Heist)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Otis Redding (audio))

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mondegreens)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: We Like to Come From Behind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: Pepto Bismal  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: FIVB Volleyball)

RAK Brewing in Frederick, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Dogs)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Boldly Arrowski’s Day Off  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Homonyms)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Dirty White Boys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: White Dudes with Afros)