Come and Knock on Our Thursday Trivia!

With just ten days until World Series XIX, Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 128 teams across 15 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Thursday included Nordic geography, the classic TV sitcom “Three’s Company”, the work of painter Rembrandt van Rijn, and the Boy Wonder Robin (a.k.a. Dick Grayson).  With few surprises in the opening stanza, two dozen teams began their night with a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question featured songs from Pat Benatar, R.E.M., and Eminem, before moving on to questions concerning the humanitarian work of Angelina Jolie, the perfect season put together by the 1972 Miami Dolphins,  U.S. Air Force bases located in California, and the albums of Queen which were named for the films of the Marx Brothers.  Though not quite as easy as the opening round, the second stanza did not give our teams much to sweat over, as 16 teams ran the table by posting 36 second round points.

HALFTIME:

National flags and anatomical phrases were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page.  Falling on the more difficult side, this page yielded only three perfect scores, while the overall average fell to 13.7 points.  Here are your highest scoring Thursday teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

We kicked off Thursday’s second half with a three-part question regarding sports films.  After doling out bonus points to more than half of our teams, the difficult level stepped up thanks to topics such as Benjamin Franklin, the origin of the meter (as a unit of measurement), and the 1976 hijacking crisis in the Ugandan city of Entebbe.  Despite the increase in difficult, six teams managed to sweep the third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

The two most difficult bonus questions of the night both appeared in the final round.  Oddly, both of the of these questions dealt with British celebrities.  First up, only 11% of our teams knew that Gordon Brown immediately preceded David Cameron as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.  But that toughie paled in comparison to a later question about the upcoming film version of the Broadway musical “Cats”.  Only TWO teams knew that this film will feature the big screen debut of British ballerina Francesca Hayward.  Though the final round closed with an easier thee-part question concerning Beyonce and Jay-Z, the final round did not yield any perfect scores.  Here is Thursday’s overall leaderboard heading into the final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (64.5% success rate):

–> Based on William Brodie, a respectable cabinet-maker who lived a secret life as a burglar, the unsuccessful play “Deacon Brodie, or The Double Life” inspired the creation of which 1886 novel?

Nearly two-thirds of our teams correctly responded to this final question with the Robert Louis Stevenson novel “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”.  Congratulations to the three teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Thursday night by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions: No Keefe (Quincy’s), Hot Dog Stigmata (Quincy’s), and Wrecking Ball (Derby)Here is Thursday’s final leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes out to Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown), who posted a 163 points while playing ‘over the limit’.

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  No Keefe   (Next week’s first category: “Gilmore Girls”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: Dr. Mudd)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Indians   (Next week’s first category: Original Woodstock Festival)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Singing Inferno   (Next week’s first category: Bob Ross)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Gryffindorks   (Next week’s first category: 2019 Wimbledon Tournament)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Just Joe   (Next week’s first category: Women of the WWE)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Beer Winners   (Next week’s first category: The Beatles)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Slapsgiving   (Next week’s first category: “Inglourious Basterds”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion   (Next week’s first category: “Stranger Things”)

The Derby in New Market, MD:  Wrecking Ball   (Next week’s first category: Pour House Trivia)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Semi-Circle of Trust   (Next week’s first category: Williamsburg, Virginia)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Voltron   (Next week’s first category: Internet Protocols)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Happy Little Trees   (Next week’s first category: Muppets)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Winslow, Arizona   (Next week’s first category: “The Canterbury Tales”)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unatheltico Madrid   (Next week’s first category: Cowboy Monkey Rodeo)