Beware of Weekend Trivia!

Thanks to huge crowds at most of our weekend venues, we welcomed more teams than ever for a set of regular season weekend games.  Across the board, 74 teams took in a game of Pour House Trivia at one of five venues.  Our weekend schedule began with a masterful performance by the Fan Club, whose victory on Friday meant that it had won games on each of four consecutive nights!  The Fan Club is  now the only team in PHT history to accomplished that feat twice.


Opening round topics from last weekend included the Italian dessert tiramisu, the card game War, and this tear-jerker of a baseball film:

Friday’s first round also featured a rather wicked bonus question, as only five out of 46 teams could name Rasheed Wallace as the NBA’s career leader in technical fouls. Overall, four teams earned a perfect first round score: Fan Club (P.B. Dye), Uncle Jack (Belles’), Smarty Pants (Belles’), and Spicy Girls (Pretzel & Pizza Creations).


Saturday’s audio question featured two hard-earned bonus points for two teams who could remember Donna Lewis as the singer of the sappy song “I Love You Always Forever”.  Meanwhile, our Friday teams struggled mightily with this question:

–> Sporting a red and white ‘swirling’ logo, which brand has produced artificial sweeteners such as aspartame and neotame?

Only six teams earned wagering points with this correct response:

The second round also looked at topics such as Lake Tahoe, the diseases of the kidney, and the Edward Hopper painting “Nighthawks”.  None of our weekend teams scored 36 points in the second round.


Halftime topics from last weekend included the human skeleton and films with the names of animals in the title.  Overall, the average score reached 16.1 points, as five teams earned a perfect score of 20 points.  Here is the weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:


Many of our Saturday teams stumbled out of the second half gate, as we asked them to name any two of the three singers who collaborated on the hit song “All for Love” (from the 1993 film “The Three Musketeers”).  Only 30% of Saturday’s field earned wagering points with any two of Bryan Adams, Sting, Rod Stewart.  In Friday’s third round, our teams dealt with the most difficult wagering question of the entire weekend:

–> After appearing in films such as “Last of the Mohicans” and “12 Monkeys”, which actress took on the role of antagonist Victoria Grayson on the ABC drama series “Revenge”?

Despite appearing on every episode of the (supposedly) popular series “Revenge”, the correct answer of Madeleine Stowe came to only five of our Friday teams:

The third round did not yield any perfect scores in either of our games last weekend.


Our Saturday teams began their final round with a three-part question about fictional street addresses from TV comedies.  None of our teams earned bonus points with all three correct answers, as 1882 Gerard Street did not ring a bell with any teams as the home of the Tanner family on “Full House”.  Other final round topics included the electoral opponents of Richard Nixon, the clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch, the Edith Wharton novel “The Age of Innocence”, and this sweet treat:

Once again, our Saturday teams were wiped out on a final round bonus question.  We offered two points to any team who could name (within five years) the date on which Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were introduced.  The long history of these treats must have surprised many teams, as no one landed their guess with five years of 1928.  Once again, we did not see any perfect scores in last weekend’s final round.  These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):

–> Which American married Mildred Williams in 1949, Kimberly Conrad in 1989, and Crystal Harris in 2012?

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

–> Upon searching the ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists discovered a home whose entrance bore the phrase ‘cave canem’.  What is the English translation of that phrase?

Last weekend’s final answers included Hugh Hefner and “Beware of the Dog”.  None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 last weekend, as every squad missed at least one wagering questions.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes out to Here For the Beer (Vanish) and Mixed Bag of Chinchillas (Vanish), who respectively scored 170 and 161 points while playing ‘over the limit’.


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Leftovers   (Next week’s first category: “M*A*S*H”)

The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  Fan Club   (Next week’s first category: “Community”)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Green Acres   (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 15 – First category: Chemistry)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Typography)

868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 25 – First category: History of Wine)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack   (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals Current Season)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Audioslave or Soundgarden?)