Don’t Say It With a “TH” Sound…
With the opening of the World Series serving as a backdrop, Tuesday night’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 117 teams across 16 venues:
Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the film character Jack Sparrow (as well as the novelty song named for him) and the landmarks found in this city:
The last question of the first round also gave us its most difficult bonus question:
–> In which book of the Bible does God promise “I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders”?
2-POINT BONUS: According to Chapter 7 of this book, what was the first “wonder” that God smote Egypt with?
While most of our teams knew that this quote referred to the ten plagues of Egypt as written in the Book of Exodus, only 12% of the field tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that the first plague turned the Nile River to blood. Eight teams recorded a perfect first round score on Tuesday night.
Tuesday’s audio question featured three “Long” songs (according to the title). The majority of our teams easily recognized the melodies to “All Summer Long” by Kid Rock, “Take the Long Way Home” by Supertramp, and “Long Cool Woman (in a Black Dress)” by The Hollies. Next up, a question regarding this spreadable treat:
A chess question kept most of the perfect scores off the board in the second round:
–> The two most recent chess players to hold the #1 world ranking have respectively hailed from these two countries: one located in Asia and the other located in Scandinavia. For your wager, name either one of these two countries.
At just 27 years old, Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has held the #1 ranking for nearly all of the last nine years! The most recent player other than Carlsen to hold the #1 ranking was Viswanathan Anand from India. Just under half of our teams earned wagering points (mostly with the correct answer of Norway), while only eight teams earned bonus points by naming both of those countries. After closing the first half with questions concerning the mongoose and the novel “Gulliver’s Travels”, only one team ran the table in the second round: How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers).
Fittingly, Tuesday’s halftime page featured pictures of baseball stars, while the matching section dealt with featured artists on #1 hit songs. Slightly more difficult than normal, Tuesday’s average score on the halftime page reached 15.7 points, while seven teams notched a perfect score of 20 points. Here is your halftime leaderboard from Tuesday night:
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 92
- Wolfpack (Quincy’s South): 88
- HoJo MoJo (Champion Billiards): 86
- Avocados to Crabs (Perry’s Restaurant): 86
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 85 POINTS
We opened Tuesday’s second half with a look at the marriages of Presidential family members and this classic sitcom:
A question about Caribbean geography included the most difficult wagering and bonus question of the night:
–> For your wager, which island of 133 square miles is grouped with the Grenadines in the name of a Caribbean country?
2-POINT BONUS: What is the capital of that country?
Only 23% of our teams earned wagering points with the correct answer of St. Vincent, while just five teams picked up bonus points by knowing that its capital is Kingstown (not Kingston… that’s Jamaica). After closing the third stanza by discussing Pokemon and the surgical procedure known as a nephrectomy, we once again saw one team earn a perfect score in this round: Fun With Kegels (Olney Winery).
After the 6-4-2 question quizzed our teams on Japanese space exploration, we opened the final stanza with a stiff drink:
Other final round topics included the painting “Girl With a Pearl Earring”, the music of the late Chuck Berry, and the St. Louis Blues. The three bonus questions eased up on our teams in Tuesday’s final round, as nine teams ran the table with 36 points heading into the final question. Here are your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 162
- Five Dollar Boob Job (The Block): 159
- Crabcakes (Champion Billiards): 158
- Fun With Kegels (Olney Winery): 158
- Wolfpack (Quincy’s South): 157
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (65.7% success rate):
–> Within the last 50 years, what is the only city to have its Summer Olympics officially opened by a male monarch?
The 2012 Summer Olympics in London were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II, so you had to go back another 20 years to remember that King Juan Carlos of Spain opened the 1992 Games in Barcelona. Nearly two-thirds of our teams responded correctly, leading to some rather high scores on Tuesday’s final leaderboard. Congratulations to the seven teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Tuesday by failing to miss a wagering question. Here is that aforementioned Tuesday leaderboard:
- Crabcakes (Champion Billiards): 166
- Jungle Fever (Champion Billiards): 165
- My Kitten Has Herpes (The Block): 165
- Wolfpack (Quincy’s South): 165
- Stink Floyd (Monkey La La): 164
- How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers): 164
- Wolfpack (Quincy’s South): 164
- Misfits (Cuginis): 162
- Drunk and Disorderly (Cuginis): 160
- Five Dollar Boob Job (The Block): 159
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (Champion Billiards): 159
An honorable mention goes out to M.C.E.E. (Olney Winery), who notched 168 points on the night, but was playing ‘over the limit’.
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Crabcakes (Next week’s first category: Rush – AUDIO)
Cuginis in Poolesville, MD: Misfits (Next week’s first category: Motown)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: JFKFC (Next week’s first category: “The Big Bang Theory”)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Duchess (Next week’s first category: Books Banned by the Catholic Church)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Mindbenders (Next week’s first category: British Cities)
The Block in Annandale, VA: My Kitten Has Herpes (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Natural Redhead or Not?)
Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: John Carpenter Films)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sloppy Seconds (Next week’s first category: “Tombstone”)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Fun With Kegels (Next week’s first category: Common Song Titles by Common)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: “Hocus Pocus”)
Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Human Anatomy)
Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ: Finer Things Club (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 13 – First category: U.S. Presidents)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd (Next week’s first category: Marionettes)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Wolfpack (Next week’s first category: Scary Movies)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Mike Hunt’s Hungry (Next week’s first category: “The Walking Dead” – Seasons 1-3)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: Dash Dash Dot (Next week’s first category: Halloween)
Perry’s in Odenton, MD: Avocados to Crabs (Next week’s first category: Anagrams)