Diving Into Thursday Trivia!

Thursday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 116 teams across 16 venues:


Thursday’s opening round topics included the (former and present) capital of Brazil, Lean Cuisine meals, and this controversial comedy show:

Full Frontal

The most difficult wagering and bonus question of the first round was asked in the category of Name That Year.  We gave our teams a six-year range to give us the year in which all three of these events occurred:

EVENT 1: Former U.S. Interior Secretary Albert Fall is convicted of bribery for his role in the Teapot Dome scandal.

EVENT 2: Ernest Hemingway publishes his novel “A Farewell to Arms”.

EVENT 3: The first Academy Awards are held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Just over half our teams landed within the given range of the year 1929, while only 10% of the field added bonus points with the exact correct answer.  As a result, only five teams earned a perfect first round score to begin Thursday’s game.


We listened to some “BIG” music groups in Thursday’s audio question: Big Country (“In a Big Country”), Big Audio Dynamite (“Rush”), and the country duo Big & Rich (“Comin’ to Your City”).  Most teams earned their eager with at least two correct answers, while 23% of the field tacked on two bonus points by recognizing all three groups.  Later, we discussed this monumental film flop:

Staying Alive

After closing with questions regarding primates and the Montreal Expos, we saw just two teams run the table in the second stanza: Ace of Spades (Quincy’s) and Not Your Team (Dawg House).


Colorful music groups and foreign landmarks were the focus of Thursday’s halftime page.  Falling a bit on the easier side, we saw exactly one-quarter of our teams notch perfect scores, while the overall average score came in at 18.1 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:


We began Thursday’s second half with a Three Clues question regarding the apple, before moving into topics such as the French and Indian War and the novel “Catch-22”.  We closed the third round with a question regarding this classic TV comedy:

B.J. and the Bear

Only two teams swept the third round with a perfect score: 50 Shades of Grey Matter (Dawg House) and Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).


We played a little Battleship to begin the final round, before asking about some of the classic rock songs which were featured in this film:

Boogie Nights Wahlberg

Questions concerning the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show and international borders concluded the fourth round, which yielded seven perfect scores.  Here are your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (68.1% success rate):

–> Born in 1829 in what is now New Mexico, which historic figure is thought to have received his common name from Mexican victims of his attacks who were supposedly screaming out to Saint Jerome for help?

Just over two-thirds of our teams responded correctly with the Native American chief Geronimo.  Six teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here is your final Thursday leaderboard:


Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Tantric Yogurt  (Next week’s first category: The Eagles – AUDIO)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Zambookie  (Next week’s first category: Bermuda)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom  (Next week’s first category: Foreign Foods)

​Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Edgar Allan Poe)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Punslingers  (Next week’s first category: “Rick & Morty”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Joey Jo-Jo Jr. Shabadoo  (Next week’s first category: Obscure Characters from “The Simpsons”)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller…,  Bueller…  (Next week’s first category: Michael Jackson – AUDIO)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  1-2-3 Drink  (Next week’s first category: Bon Jovi)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: Horse Racing Triple Crown Winners)

Black Walnut Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Final Frontier  (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (Next week’s first category: “Waking Ned Devine”)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Jokers  (Next week’s first category: HOST CHOICE)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: 19th Century Art)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Charlie’s Angels  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Unathletico Madrid  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Video Game Music)