Fill Up the Tank for Weekend Trivia!
With our two busiest venues back in action last weekend, we welcomed 77 teams across six games of Pour House Trivia.
Opening round topics from last weekend included U.S. coins, the Church of Latter-Day Saints, and the TV sitcom “The Office”. Though our Friday teams breezed through their opening stanza, our Saturday teams dealt with difficult first round bonus questions concerning gymnast Simone Biles and the Spike Lee film “Do the Right Thing”. All ten of the perfect first round scores were recorded at our Friday games.
Saturday’s audio question featured the cover version of “Killing Me Softly” by The Fugees, while our Friday teams struggled to identify the theme song to the animated TV series “Futurama”. Later, we discussed fashion designer Stella McCartney, the Baltic republics, the video game series “The Legend of Zelda”, and the origins of the personal care brand Noxzema. With a much more difficult set of bonus questions, only two teams ran the table in the second stanza: Team 39 (Springfield Manor Winery) and Weasigators (Springfield Manor Winery).
Because of the layout of Friday’s halftime page, those teams were given the benefit of a 21-point halftime page, and many took advantage of that opportunity. With the topics of TV dads and “L” countries, a dozen Friday teams picked up a perfect halftime score (plus one). Our Saturday teams dealt with characters from children’s literature and brand names in song lyrics. Overall, our average weekend halftime score reached 16.7 points. Here are your highest scoring teams at the halftime break:
- Punslingers (Vanish): 91
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 91
- Pizza (Frey’s): 91
- Bass Slappers (Springfield Manor Winery): 90
- Southpaw Fish (Springfield Manor Winery): 90
Third round topics from last weekend included shiatsu massage, the works of author Sir Walter Scott, quotes from Arnold Schwarzenegger films, the classic TV sitcom “Mayberry R.F.D.”, and Swedish Fish candy. After only two teams earned bonus points by knowing that “R.F.D.” stands for “Rural Farm Delivery”, the only perfect third round score from last weekend was posted by Zambookie (Belles’).
After a pair of difficult rounds, the final stanza eased up on our teams, as many of our weekend squads rolled through topics such as the 1969 Woodstock Festival, the puzzle game Perfection, the life of Julius Caesar, the Denver Broncos, and the Pussycat Dolls. Nine teams earned a perfect final round score last weekend. These were your highest scoring teams after four rounds of play:
- Pizza (Frey’s): 165
- Punslingers (Vanish): 165
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 161
- Jeopardy Rejects (Springfield Manor Winery): 159
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 159
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (15.4% success rate):
–> In 1884, who declined the Republican nomination for President by sending a telegram that read “I will not accept if nominated and I will not serve if elected”?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> The deepest spot on the planet is a location within the Marianna Trench known as Challenger Deep. For your wager, name the U.S. territory which lies at the closest proximity to the Challenger Deep.
The correct answers to these questions were Gen. William Sherman and Guam. Congratulations to Punslingers (Vanish), who earned the only Perfect 21 of last weekend’s games. Here is your final overall leaderboard:
- Punslingers (Vanish): 172
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 161
- Fegley (Frey’s): 156
- Bergholiois (Vanish): 156
- Zambookie (Belles’): 156
- Pizza (Frey’s): 153
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Pretzel & Pizza): 153
- Fan Club (P.B. Dye): 153
- Ballers (P.B. Dye): 152
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 152
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Jeopardy Rejects (Next week’s first category: American Revolution)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club (Next week’s first category: “That ’70s Show”)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: Fegley (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars”)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Punslingers (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 6 – First category: “Alien”)
Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME AUG. 30 – First category: John Hughes Films)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME AUG. 31 – First category: Military History)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Zambookie (Next week’s first category: Ronco)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Next week’s first category: “Trailer Park Boys”)