Come Out Swinging at Weekend Trivia!
Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 52 teams across five venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the TV comedy “The Mindy Project”, the different uses of the word “Met”, and this musical film:
Seven weekend teams opened their game with a perfect first round score.
Friday’s audio question asked our teams to identify Oscar-nominated actors who narrated documentary films, while our Saturday teams dealt with one-hit wonders of the 1990s. We continued with topics such as the 2018 Emmy Awards, Masters champions, and these countries collectively known by a portmanteau:
Our Friday teams were given the most difficult bonus question of the weekend, as no team could name either of the multi-platinum albums released by Imagine Dragons. As a result, the second round did not yield any perfect score over the weekend.
Lego figurines, ‘A’ countries, and MLB stadiums were featured on the weekend halftime pages. Across the board, the average score reached 14.7 points, while two weekend teams recorded a perfect score of 20 points: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Belles’) and Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza). Here is your weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 89
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 88
- Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P.B. Dye): 88
- Mariners (Whole Foods): 87
- Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Belles’): 86
- The More You Know (Springfield Manor): 86
On both Friday and Saturday nights, our teams dealt with a rather difficult U.S. geography question in their third round. First, our Friday teams were asked this question about U.S. state capitals:
–> Though its name is a homophone for a large German city, which U.S. state capital was actually named for an American pioneer who had been killed in a battle with Native Americans?
Despite its connection to a German statesman, the city of Bismarck is not a homophone for a large German city (and is actually named for Otto von Bismarck). Only 27% of our teams correctly named Frankfort, which was originally named “Frank’s Fort”. Meanwhile, our Saturday teams struggled on a surprisingly difficult Triple 50/50 question regarding U.S. time zones, with most teams not realizing that both Texas and Florida encompass more than one time zone. Though our teams recovered nicely thanks to questions about British Prime Ministers and the NFL Draft, Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’) posted the only perfect third round score.
Final round topics from last weekend included the Roman Emperor Caligula, the career achievements of Steffi Graf, and this advertising slogan:
Maybe most of our Saturday players had not seen the film “Risky Business”, as only two teams earned points on this question. Just as in the third round, one team recorded a perfect score, as Low IQ (Whole Foods) notched 36 points to close the final round. Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 164
- Mariners (Whole Foods): 161
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 160
- Half Baked (Whole Foods): 156
- Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P.B. Dye): 154
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Name either one of the two 20th century politicians who served in ALL FOUR of these elected offices: U.S. Representative, U.S. Senator, Vice President, and President.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (0.0% success rate):
–> Which 21st century winner of the Best Picture Oscar was based on a collection of short stories entitled “Rope Burns”?
On Friday, exactly half of our teams gave us either correct response of Lyndon Johnson or Richard Nixon. Saturday was a different story, as none of our 17 Saturday teams linked the reference of rope to the sport of boxing, giving us the correct answer of “Million Dollar Baby”. Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye) answered every wagering question correctly to record the only Perfect 21 last weekend. These were your highest scoring teams from last weekend:
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 172
- Half Baked (Whole Foods): 168
- Four Pours and Seven Beers Ago (P.B. Dye): 166
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 164
- Low IQ (Whole Foods): 164
- House of Payne (Whole Foods): 157
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 155
- Unrealistic Expectations (Springfield Manor): 153
- Backstreet Boys (Springfield Manor): 152
- Mariners (Whole Foods): 149
- Little Lebowski Urban Achievers (Springfield Manor): 149
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Unrealistic Expectations (Next week’s first category: Dance Crazes)
The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club (Next week’s first category: European Art History)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Washington Capitals)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: Half Baked (NEXT GAME ON MAY 10 – First category: “The Flash”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME ON MAY 25 – First category: History of Wine)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Rumble in the Bronx (Next week’s first category: Jean-Claude van Damme Films)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Barking Bad (Next week’s first category: Dog Breeds)