Cashing In with Tuesday Trivia!

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Pour House Trivia’s Tuesday night game was played by 263 total teams at 21 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

Questions in the opening round were easily handled by most teams. We discussed highest-grossing action film heroine Jennifer Lawrence, crashed on a Serta bed, and took a glance at some U.S. cities on major waterways. In all, 31 teams ended this round with a perfect score.

SECOND ROUND:

This round started with a timely audio question featuring three songs about going to school. From there, we covered subjects such as street artist Banksy, Ohio State’s football stadium known as The Horseshoe, and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. For the most difficult question of the first half, we traveled across the pond:

  • Which three men served as British Prime Minister in the 19 years immediately following the departure of Margaret Thatcher?

Beginning in 1990, those three men were John MajorTony Blair, and Gordon Brown. Just 35% of teams named two of those three for wagering points, while the bonus rate was 11 percent. Perfect scores were earned by eight teams in this round.

HALFTIME:

Famous people with occupational last names such as Sigourney Weaver and Aaron Judge were featured in the top section of Tuesday’s halftime page, followed by actors being matched to their respective voice roles. The average score was 17.8 points, while 67 teams aced the page with a 20-for-20 mark. After halftime, these were the leading teams:

THIRD ROUND:

Midway through this round, we reached the evening’s hardest wagering question:

  • Often served over thin pasta, what American dish named for an Italian opera singer is made with diced poultry or seafood, mixed with mushrooms and tossed in a butter/cream and parmesan sauce?

Even with a crossword hint later on, just 30% of teams correctly named tetrazzini for their wager; a game-low nine teams did so before the extra clue for two bonus points. Other topics in this round included episodes of The Twilight Zone, Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford prison experiment, and the slogan of Consumer Reports magazine. The only team to reach a perfect score in this round was Miller Time (Solace Outpost FC).

FOURTH ROUND:

The maximum six points were earned by 46 teams, each able to name the state of Alaska from a single clue in the 6-4-2. As for the final round, we started with this NHL question:

  • In July 2020, the official name and branding for which NHL team was revealed, 15 months before the team played its first regular season game?
  • Bonus: Which player from this team won the Calder Memorial Trophy for rookie of the year in the 2022-23 season?

Most teams knew the NHL’s newest franchise is the Seattle Kraken, but just 9.1% correctly identified Matty Beniers as the most recent league rookie of the year. From there, we covered subjects like the Biblical Delilah, the Diana Ross hit song I’m Coming Out, and Alexander‘s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Speaking of which, there were no perfect teams in this round. We reached the final question with these teams ahead of the rest:

FINAL QUESTION (45.63% success rate):

  • Besides the United States and Panama, which two mainland countries in the Americas use the U.S. dollar as their official currency? Both of these countries have names that begin with the same letter.

Using the U.S. dollar, those countries are Ecuador and El Salvador. A duo of teams earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday: Innovations (Dudley’s) and Baby Nora (Antietam). These were the leading scorers at the end of the night:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Crusty Broads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Outlander)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Return of the Jedi)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: TFTI  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: National Flags)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Charge of the Light Brigade)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Questioning Authority  (FIRST CATEGORY UPON RETURN: Broadway (audio))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Fight Songs (audio))

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Bar Backs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Piano Music)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Twilight Zone (original))

Union Mills Public House in Frederick, MD: Comfortably Dum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Michael Sings a Song for his Birthday)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (original))

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Major League Baseball)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Flying Wall Nutz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nickelodeon Cartoons)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia Phillies)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Owls on the Prowl  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1940s Fashion Icons)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Daddy Needs New Shoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horology)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Piece)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Business Drunk  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffalo Bills)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Brad’s Coglomerate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Softball)

XCAL Shooting Sports & Fitness in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jaws)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Twilight Zone (original))

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: That’s What She Shed  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Musical Theater)