Did Your Team ‘Rein’ In a Win at Tuesday Trivia?

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Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 81 teams across ten venues.  At Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, the whole crowd gathered for a post-game picture!

Dudley's Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the San Diego Padres, William Sherman’s March to the Sea during the U.S. Civil War, the classic rock song For What It’s Worth from Buffalo Springfield, and the over-the-counter medication Robitussin, the latter of which provided the most difficult bonus question of the first round.  Only two teams knew that Robitussin is manufactured by Pfizer.  As a result, Tuesday’s first stanza did not yield any perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three musical acts singing holiday tunes.  We listened to Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight) by The Ramones, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Miley Cyrus, and Ludacrismas by Ludacris.  Other second round topics included the centrifuge, Football Hall of Famer Charles Woodson, the film The Breakfast Club, and the music group The Wallflowers.  Two Tuesday teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect second round: Nine Inch Males (Dudley’s) and Here for the Beer (Antietam).

HALFTIME:

Holiday album covers and words that contain ‘I-C-E’ were the featured topics in Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached 14.5 points, with four teams posting a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s second half began with a question in the Three Clues format.  As usual, this topic was selected by more than half of our teams for their potential five-point bonus.  Many teams instantly regretted that decision after hearing these clues:

  • CLUE 1: In addition to The X-Files, Chris Carter created a television show bearing this one-word title.
  • CLUE 2: It is the collective name of a novel series penned by author Stieg Larsson.
  • CLUE 3: Released in 1999, this is the best-selling album recorded by The Backstreet Boys.

This proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night, as just 34% of the field earned points with the correct answer of Millennium.  Furthermore, only six teams tacked on two bonus points by submitting the correct response before the third clue was revealed.  The remainder of the third round progressed without incident, as our teams were largely successful with queries regarding SpongeBob SquarePants, Hanukkah candles, and the Special Olympics.  As a result of the Three Clues question, only two teams notched a perfect third round score: Killer Snails (Olney Winery) and Austikee (Olney Winery).

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from Tuesday night included the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York, the NBA rulebook, the current drama film Belfast, the drug methadone, and television finale scenes.  Seven Tuesday teams swept the final round with 36 points.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (15.3% success rate):

  • Which animal is found in varieties such as Finnish Forest, Kamchatka, and Siberian Tundra?

We were hoping that teams would try to somehow link this final question to the upcoming holiday, but only about one-in-seven teams responded correctly with reindeer (or caribou).  The Perfect 21 eluded the entire field tonight, as none of our teams could correctly answer every wagering question.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Films)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Alphabet)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Rocketship to Awesomeland  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Boston Sports)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Off in the Park  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Brat Pack)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: War of 1812)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The North Pole)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Obscure National Capitals)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Authors and Their Characters)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: 5:30 Squad (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Cyclists)