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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 118 teams across 15 venues.


Opening round topics from Thursday night included MLB relocations, words that begin with the letters ‘OO’, linoleum flooring, and the Indian cities of Mumbai and Kolkatta (formerly known as Bombay and Calcutta).  Fifteen teams began their night by earning a perfect score of 36 points in Thursday’s first round.


Thursday’s audio question featured the one-hit wonder Eddie Murphy singing his song Party All the Time.  We moved on to a look at the Maya civilization, the former NBC sci-fi series Heroes, and the comedy film The Princess Diaries, which featured the big screen debuts of both Anne Hathaway and Mandy Moore.  Four teams posted a perfect second round score: Bazinga (Champion), Scared Money Don’t Make Money (Champion), Hardcore Double Vaccination Scene (Solace Outpost), and Washington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen).


Thursday’s halftime page asked our teams to identify music groups and two-word phrases bearing the initials S. T.  Five teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.6 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:

  • Bazinga (Champion): 91
  • Scared Money Don’t Make Money (Champion): 90
  • Power Vacuum (Champion): 89


After opening the second half with a discussion of Biblical quotes and the Wurlitzer jukebox, we asked a surprisingly difficult three-part television question:

  • Identify each of the U.S. states in which the following shows were primarily set: 1) Mork and Mindy,  2) The Big Bang Theory,  3) How to Get Away with Murder.

More than half of the field earned wagering points with any two correct answers, but only five teams gave us all three respective correct answers of Colorado, California, and Pennsylvania.  We immediately moved on to what proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night:

  • Serving during the 1840s, which U.S. President fathered 15 children, the most of any U.S. President?

The most interesting side note to this question is that this man fathered children so late in life, that one of his grandchildren is till alive today!  Nonetheless, only 26% of our teams responded correctly with John Tyler.  None of our Thursday teams posted a perfect third round score.


Thursday’s final round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night, as only five teams knew that Daniel Keyes wrote the novel Flowers for Algernon.  Other final round topics included the ingredients of a Big Mac, the work of Renaissance painter Rembrandt van Rijn, and a Three Clues question concerning birthday boy Keanu ReevesSewer Rats (Mark’s) earned 36 points en route to the only perfect fourth round on Thursday night.  Here is Thursday’s leaderboard heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (46.6% success rate):

  • About 25 years after the Sports Illustrated Sportsman (or Sportsperson) of the Year was introduced, what became the first full team to be given the honor?

Nearly half of the field submitted the correct response of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team.  Congratulations to Sewer Rats (Mark’s) and Alley Cats (Solace Brewing), who each earned a Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Thursday’s game:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brands with Dog Logos)

Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Go Go’s  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ginger)

** PLEASE NOTE **  The game at Pour Dog House will now begin at 6:30p.

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Scared Money Don’t Make Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Las Vegas)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Game Time Decision  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Crown – TV series)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: PLC  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50 / 50 AUDIO – Family Guy or South Park?)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Hillbilly Geniuses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Alley Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One Racing)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horrible Bosses)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bob Ross)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: YOLO Swaggins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tombstone)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Hardcore Double Vaccination Scene  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Special Education Law)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Angry Beaver Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2010s Broadway Musicals)

Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s New Wave Music)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: All About That Bass  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Carpenters)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Sewer Rats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Mullets)