Breaking Bread at Tuesday Trivia!

With the Summer Fling season in full swing, Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 133 teams across 23 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Tuesday’s first round was a breeze for our stellar squads, as they rolled through topics such as Domino’s Pizza, the Delaware River, and the recent Stanley Cup victory by the St. Louis Blues.  The first round yielded perfect scores to 23% of the overall field.

SECOND ROUND:

The difficulty level increased sharply in Tuesday’s second round, starting with the nightly audio question.  We asked our teams to identify the voices of three celebrities being interviewed by Howard Stern.  Though there were some verbal clues weaved into the clips, less than half of our teams earned wagering points with at least two of the three correct answers: Hugh Jackman, Dave Grohl, and Scarlet Johansson.  Other second round topics included the nation of New Zealand, the 1980s music group Men at Work, and the scientific concept of the pendulum.  With a significantly more difficult trio of bonus questions, only three teams notched a perfect score of 36 second round points: Thankful Dead (Locker Room), Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s), and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).

HALFTIME:

Tuesday’s halftime page featured pictures of rodents paired with a matching section about fictional colleges and universities.  Falling a bit on the difficult side of the spectrum, the average score reached 14.5 points, as three teams posted a perfect score of 20 points: Save the Clock Tower (Pop-Up Trivia), Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Charlie’s), and E = MC Hammer (Quincy’s South).  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half kicked off with a three-part question about famous people bearing the initials ‘T. D.’.  Only 16% of the field earned bonus points here by identifying Theodore Dreiser as the author of the novels “Sister Carrie” and “An American Tragedy”.  Next, we encountered the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> What is the name of the “Star Wars”-themed area which opened at Disneyland in May of 2019 and is set to open at Disney World in August?

About one-quarter of the field responded correctly with “Galaxy’s Edge”.  Other third round topics included Latin phrases from the U.S. Constitution, national capital geography, and Renaissance art.  Three teams ran the table in the third round by posting 36 points: Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Charlie’s), Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s), and Killer Kweens (Tommy Joe’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

After a discussion of the board game Cranium in the 6-4-2 question, we began the final round with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  In the category of Name That Year, we asked our teams to identify the year in which all three of these events occurred:

  • Tivo is released to the public.
  • Tony Hawk lands the first ever 900 at the X-Games.
  • England’s Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys-Jones.

Though most of the field landed within the the two-year buffer zone to earn wagering points, only five teams earned bonus points by giving us the exact answer of 1999.  Later, we asked about Aerosmith music videos, the Kurdish ethnic group, and the Amazon Video series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”.  Thanks to the first bonus question, Dynamic Duo (Olney Winery) and MoMo (Cuginis) earned the only perfect scores of the final round.  Here is Tuesday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (81.3% success rate):

–> Which restaurant chain came from the desire of the owners of the Saint Louis Bread Company to take their stores outside the St. Louis area, with their new restaurants being given a Spanish name?

Just over four-fifths of our teams responded correctly with Panera Bread.  With an easier final question, seven teams earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Tuesday’s game:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Spiritual Growth Hormone   (Next week’s first category at Pretzel and Pizza Creations: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: 19th Century Physicists)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: World Flags)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: Gerbils)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Ask Before You Reach Around Me   (Next week’s first category: U. S. National Women’s Soccer Team)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Not So Little Women   (Next week’s first category: Contemporary Literature)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Throatlympics   (Next week’s first category: Famous Sandwiches)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt!   (Next week’s first category: Geography)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  DC Swampers   (Next week’s first category: Contemporary American Politicians)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Rain Delay   (Next week’s first category: New York City Boroughs)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Boy, That Escalated Quickly   (Next week’s first category: Constitutional Terms)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Missouri Compromise   (Next week’s first category: Taylor Swift)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Athletic Supporters   (Next week’s first category: “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate”)

Casa Rico in Frederick, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Bamm Bamm Rubble or Bam Bam Bigelow?)

The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA:  Thankful Dead   (Next week’s first category: Universal Monsters Movies)

Dudley’s in Arlington, VA:  Hungry Hungry Georgian Hippos   (Next week’s first category: H. P. Lovecraft)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Ya Done Messed Up A-A-Ron   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – East Coast or West Coast Rap?)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Sausage Fest   (Next week’s first category: Texas)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Pho Q   (Next week’s first category: “Designated Survivor” – Season 1)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff   (Next week’s first category: Physics)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Killer Kweens   (Next week’s first category: “The Princess Bride”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Trivial Fur Suit   (Next week’s first category: Terrence Malick)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Alcoholics Unanimous   (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)