Did Any Team Beat the Hosts at Weekend Trivia?

This weekend featured our special “Beat the Hosts” game at Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, which brought in a huge crowd of 14 teams hoping to take out two full teams of PHT hosts and score an extra $100 bounty!  Across the board, our four weekend games welcomed 66 teams.


Opening round topics from last weekend included the work of Kenny Rogers, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, “The Andy Griffith Show”, and this canned food brand:

We stumped many of our Friday teams by asking them to name any two of the three cities that respectively serve as the capitals of Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales.  Less than half of the field gave us any two of Edinburgh, Belfast, and Cardiff.  Eight weekend teams opened their game with a perfect first round.


Topics from the weekend audio questions included classic rock drummers, supporting characters from “The Simpsons”, and songs with the word “Fly” in the title.  We looked at the numerous box office flops in the film career of Eddie Murphy, caught a nasty case of German measles, and remembered this Hitchcock classic:

Six teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect second round.


During our various weekend halftime rounds, our teams dealt with topics such as animated dogs, TV network logos, and elements of the song “We Didn’t Start the Fire”.  Seven teams notched a perfect halftime score, while the overall average landed at 17.4 points.  Here is your halftime leaderboard from last weekend:


To kick off the second half, we discussed topics such as the Trojan War, Mountain Dew Kickstart, and the lyrics to the theme song from this sitcom:

The most difficult bonus question of the weekend was posed to our Friday teams.  After most of the field correctly identified a description of the Green Day song “21 Guns”, we offered two bonus points to any team that could also name the album on which the song originally appeared.  With “American Idiot” being an overwhelmingly popular wrong answer, none of our 38 Friday teams earned bonus points with “21st Century Breakdown”.  Outside of our host teams, two other squads notched a perfect third round score: Killer Snails (Belles’) and Hipster Fashion Consultants (Belles’).


Saturday’s final round included questions concerning the career of comedian Tim Conway, international cycling events, and this restaurant chain:

Three teams posted a perfect final round score: Mo Babies Mo Problems (Vanish), Mustache (Vanish), and Killer Snails (Belles’).  Apart from our stellar host teams, these were your highest scoring weekend squads:

The final question would provide some intense drama at our “Beat the Hosts” game at Belles’, as our talented hosts racked up an impressive score of 167 points after four rounds.  After missing the first two-point bonus of the game, the Pour House Princesses rattled off a perfect game, taking a one-point lead on the final question of the fourth round.

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> After passing away in 2003, a member of which animal species was put on display at the National Museum of Scotland, where it quickly became one of the museum’s most popular exhibits?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (90.0% success rate):

–> Considered a ‘storytelling dance style’, one legend regarding the origin of this chanting and singing dance tells us that it was first performed to appease the volcano goddess, Pele.  For your wager, name the dance.


–> Represented by a foreign-born soccer player and an American singer and actress, name the two celebrities with the most followed Instagram accounts.

The correct answers to our ‘standard questions were sheep (as in Dolly the sheep) and the hula.  Meanwhile, at Belles’ Sports Bar, our leading host team came up with one correct answer (Cristiano Ronaldo), but failed to come up with the other correct response of Ariana Grande, going with the most popular wrong answer of Selena Gomez.  With that, Hipster Fashion Consultants took down a win and the $100 bounty!  None of our teams earned a Perfect 21 of the weekend by answering all wagering questions correctly.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes out to Wanglangadash (Vanish), who posted 165 points on Friday wile paying ‘over the limit’.


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Little Lebowski Urban Achievers   (Next week’s first category: Ben & Jerry’s Flavors)

Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Marvel Comics Characters)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Weasels   (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 7 – First category: “Rick and Morty”)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON JUNE 14 – First category: “The Office”)

868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: History of Wine)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Hipster Fashion Consultants   (Next week’s first category: Brand Name Origins)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  That’s So Clavin   (Next week’s first category: “Man From Atlantis”)