Flying South with Wednesday Trivia!

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On Wednesday, 24 venues welcomed a total of 255 teams for an evening of Pour House Trivia.

FIRST ROUND:

We began the game with a round that wasn’t terribly difficult for many of our teams. In the round, we looked back at the 32-year anniversary of Johnny Carson‘s final night as host of The Tonight Show, had a Triple 50/50 about pink and blue things, and flipped a Montana state quarter. There were still 47 perfect teams at the end of this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question played a trio of classical music covers of famous songs. The first half’s toughest bonus query came later on:

  • Which actor has appeared in all of the following films: The King’s Speech, Mamma Mia, and Love Actually?
  • Bonus: He was nominated for an Emmy in 2022 for which crime drama miniseries?

Colin Firth was identified by most teams, but only 10.1% correctly named that miniseries, The Staircase. An NBA question ended the round, asking teams to name the recent Draft Lottery winners (Atlanta Hawks) and the regular season-worst Detroit Pistons. We were down to eight perfect scores in the second round.

HALFTIME:

Caricatures of political figures were showcased in the first part of the halftime page, followed by a match’em with university colors. While the average team scored a mighty 18.1 points, 61 teams aced the sheet. We reached the halftime break with these highest scores:

  • This is the Way (Memories): 92
  • Boldly Arrowski (Celtic House): 92
  • Irregardlessly Unrelevant (RAK): 91
  • NINE TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

We gave Three Clues about a certain celebrity to kick off the second half:

  • This musician won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for his release Morning Phase.
  • He was married to the twin sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi until 2021.
  • Some of his biggest hit songs include Where It’s At, Loser, and Devil’s Haircut.

Just under 7% of the field named Beck before the third clue to receive bonus points. Other topics in this round included royal roles played by Dame Judi Dench, the Toronto Blue Jays’ World Series wins over the Atlanta Braves and Philadelphia Phillies, and the video game BioShock. This was the only round in which there were no perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the night’s 6-4-2, 122 teams knew enough about the TV series Frasier from a single clue to earn all six points. Wednesday’s last round featured subjects like the four B seas which border Russia (BalticBlackBarents, and Bering) and another B: the medication Benadryl. However, it took until the last round’s last question to truly stump the field:

  • Which King of Country Music is set to release his 31st studio album, Cowboys and Dreamers, later this year? 
  • Bonus: Sharing a name with one of his hits, what is the name of his long-time backup band? 

About 23% of teams received their wager for naming George Strait, but seven teams added bonus points for also knowing his backup band is the Ace in the Hole Band. This round’s lone perfecto was put up by Two-Wheel Tricycle (Sully’s). These were the top five teams after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (58.04% success rate):

  • Among the state capitals that are named for U.S. Presidents, which one is first alphabetically?

More than half the field went earlier in the alphabet than other presidentially-named capitals (Madison, WI; Lincoln, NE; and Jefferson City, MO) to correctly name Mississippi’s capital of Jackson. A half-dozen teams came out of the game with a Perfect 21. The final standings were topped by these squads:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: James Bond Films)

Silver Branch Brewing in Silver Spring, MD: Greendale Human Beings (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fighting Video Games)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Awesome Power, International Team of Mystery  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Clash)

The Casual Pint in Fairfax, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: How I Met Your Mother)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: Mac  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three Amigos)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. State Capital Wordplay)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Toasty  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Yankees)

Hard Times Cafe in Springfield, VA: Spat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: This Seat’s Taken  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gladiator)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Satan’s School for Girls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Everybody Loves Raymond)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War II Generals)

RAK Brewing in Frederick, MD: Irregardlessly Unrelevant  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Air Force Planes)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Nincompoops  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Knight’s Tale)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grease 2)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Optimal Wittyness  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: IATA Airport Codes)

Sportsbook at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV: Trivia While Intoxicated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift Lyrics)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Hypothetical 5K  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One)

TGI Fridays in Frederick, MD: No Chance in Hell  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NASCAR Cup Champions)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: We Cur Also  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Carl Sagan)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Execute Order 69  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Simple Machines)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous U.S. Criminal Trials)

Parc de Ville in Fairfax, VA: More Bread  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fighting Games)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Boldly Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jennifer Coolidge)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Udonis Hasma  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars (original trilogy))