Bridge Over Wednesday Trivia!

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Nineteen venues welcomed 177 teams on Wednesday for the evening’s Pour House Trivia game.

FIRST ROUND:

After a question about the cheese-producing power of Wisconsin, we got into Three Clues about a celebrity:

  • She met her future husband at the Cannes film festival in 1955.
  • She gave her name to a style of handbag manufactured by Hermès, after she was photographed while carrying one.
  • Before her untimely passing in 1982, she spent 26 years as Princess Consort of Monaco.

About 17% of teams named Grace Kelly before the final clue for bonus points, while the question had a 49% success rate overall. Thirteen teams carried a perfect score into the next round.

SECOND ROUND:

Three songs with windy titles comprised Wednesday’s audio question, followed by a query about the mythological chimera. Next up, we asked a question about an award-winning film:

  • Which 2004 drama was the most recent sports-themed film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture?
  • Bonus: Who won a Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film?

Million Dollar Baby was named by 38% of the field, while a night-low 10.7% received bonus credit for also identifying Morgan Freeman as that Oscar winner. This round had eight perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime page featured screenshots of movies with the word Night in the title, while the bottom section asked teams to figure out whether each listed world capital was in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere. Just two 20-point efforts resulted here from a page which carried a 13.2-point average score. A two-way tie topped the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

The second half began with a question about the HBO series Insecure and its co-creator and lead actress Issa Rae. After that, we headed to the arcade:

  • In the original version of the Ms. Pac-Man arcade game, the title character could earn bonus points by eating various foods which moved around the board. What was the only non-fruit found among these foods?

Even with it being the social media hint of the day, exactly one-third of our teams used pretzel logic for that correct answer. This round’s last question asked about dictator Robert Mugabe’s resignation as president of Zimbabwe; here, 11% of the field earned bonus credit for naming Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. A trio of perfect scores were recorded in this round, by Satan’s School for Girls (Memories), Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape), and Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s).

FOURTH ROUND:

Sixteen teams earned the full six points on the 6-4-2 about New Jersey. This round started with topics such as the record 38 home runs hit by David Ortiz in a final MLB season, the opening lyrics to Last Resort by Papa Roach, and a trio of 12-letter words. At the end of the round, we moved to the big screen:

  • Actor Zach Galligan reprised his role as Billy Peltzer in which 1990 sequel film that used the tagline Here They Grow Again?
  • Bonus: Who reprised her role as Kate Beringer in this film?

Gremlins 2 was named by 45% of teams, while just over a fifth of the field also knew Phoebe Cates jumped back into the Gremlins pool to play Kate. There were a half-dozen perfect scores in this round. These were the high scores after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (27.68% success rate):

  • Which European city is home to the historic Charles Bridge, famous for its 16 arches and 30 statues of religious figures?

More than a quarter of the field correctly identified the Czech city of Prague as the location of the Charles Bridge. Wednesday’s Perfect 21 duo was Donner Party People (Quinn’s) and Not the Doctors You’re Looking For (Grape Escape). At the end of the night, these were the leading scorers:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

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

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Satan’s School for Girls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cryptids)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party Peple  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Unsuccessful Presidential Candidates)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Those Guys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jack the Ripper)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Shirts and Skins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Children’s Book Illustrators)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NO GAME NEXT WEEKFIRST CATEGORY ON OCT. 11: The Queen’s Gambit)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cheese)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Randy Marsh)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Trending Towards Fourth  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Scuby  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Back to the Future)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Piece)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Rat Funk  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Things You Can Milk)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Anakin’s Daycare Service  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baltimore Orioles Playoff History)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Oktoberfest)

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

Foster’s Grille in South Riding, VA: Uncle Tim’s Bedtime Stories  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kentucky Bourbon)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Boldly Arrowski’s Day Off  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taskmaster New Zealand (series 2))

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Country Music)