Don’t Be Bowled Over By Weekend Trivia!
Thanks to a huge crowd of 25 teams at Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, our four weekend trivia games welcomed a total of 51 teams:
Friday’s game opened with a look at these two cartoon characters:
Other first half topics included the Bering Strait, movies with “Dead” in the title, the stellar career of NFL wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, and the Magna Carta. Our audio questions featured singers with five-letter first names ending in “Y” as well as TV sitcoms. For each of our first two rounds last weekend, only one team managed to record a perfect score, but it was the SAME team in each case: Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’).
Each of our two weekend halftime pages featured an Academy Awards theme. Overall, the average score reached 17.4 points, while seven teams notched a perfect score of 20 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 93
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 89
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 87
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 87
- Red Devils (P.B. Dye): 85
Both of our Friday and Saturday games featured a few difficult wagering questions in the second half, but this query from Saturday’s third round proved to be the most difficult:
–> Which set of three letters begins the names of five independent countries: two in Africa, two in Asia, and one in Europe?
Only two of our Saturday teams responded correctly with M-A-L (Mali, Malawi, Maldives, Malaysia, Malta). Our Friday teams also dealt with a difficult wagering question on the topic of Presidential birthplaces. We asked for the respective birth states of Woodrow Wilson, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush, while providing a hint that none of these men were elected to public office in their respective birth states. Even with the hint, only 17% of our Friday teams earned wagering points with any two of these correct answers; Virginia (Wilson), Illinois (Reagan), and Connecticut (Bush). As a result, none of our weekend teams recorded a perfect score in either of their final two rounds. Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 166
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 154
- Street Sharts (Springfield Manor): 153
- Stupid Sexy Flanders (Springfield Manor): 153
- Gals (Springfield Manor): 152
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.7% success rate):
–> Which chemical element comprises about 63% of all of the atoms in the human body?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.7% success rate):
–> What is the most populous U.S. city named for a U.S. president?
This weekend’s final answers included hydrogen and Jacksonville. None of our weekend teams posted the Perfect 21 last weekend. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’): 171
- Street Sharts (Springfield Manor): 165
- Gals (Springfield Manor): 164
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 159
- Less is More (Springfield Manor): 158
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 157
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 154
- Red Devils (P.B. Dye): 152
- Blithering Idiots (Springfield Manor): 148
- THREE TEAMS TIED WITH 144 POINTS
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Street Sharts (Next week’s first category: WWE Wrestling)
The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club (Next week’s first category: “How to Train Your Dragon”)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Shrek” Film Franchise)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 8 – First category: Typography)
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: Drake)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: “1984” – novel)