Going Green at Thursday Trivia!
The St. Patrick’s Day crowd was lively on Thursday, as Pour House Trivia welcomed 144 teams across 15 very green venues!
The opening round on Thursday included topics such as the respective capital cities of Ireland and Northern Ireland Dublin and Belfast, the Great St. Patrick’s Day Flood that impacted Pittsburgh, and Harrison Ford’s antics in the 1990s film version of The Fugitive. That question brought along the toughest bonus get of the first round, as only about 20% of the field were able to remember Ford’s character was named Richard Kimble. Seventeen teams put together the knowledge to end the opening round with a perfect score.
As usual, the audio question opened Thursday’s second round. Teams were asked to identify three musical acts by their songs which festively each included the word green in the title, and it ended up being a tough one for over half the field. Just 49% of teams were able to name two of the three acts — Creedence Clearwater Revival, Tim McGraw, and Lorde — to earn their wager, while only 18% correctly named all three artists to snag an extra two points. Other topics included in the second round were the Belfast Agreement signed on Good Friday, the Universities of Kansas and Arizona as the two public universities to snag #1 seeds in this month’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, and Nick Carraway’s turn as the narrator of The Great Gatsby. Perfect scores in the second round were earned by 11 teams on Thursday.
The halftime page on Thursday joined in on the St. Paddy’s Day fun with what we’ll call a pat-luck event; the top half featured celebrities and characters with the word Pat somewhere in their names, while the bottom part asked teams to name phrases with the word luck somewhere within. Some teams felt the pinch with an average overall score of 14.2, while seven teams got lucky and aced the page with a perfect 20 points. After halftime, these were your top Thursday teams:
- Erica Kain Experience (Aslin): 92
- Pterodactyl (Casita Romos): 89
- Better Lucky Than Smart (Loudoun Kitchen): 89
- Washington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen): 89
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
The third round on Thursday included a couple of doozies for the field. We opened with a question on critic and sometime-screenwriter Roger Ebert, but only about 23% of teams were able to correctly name the Chicago Sun-Times as the newspaper he represented in print for over four decades. After a question on inductive reasoning and a Three Clues set about the name Leo, we encountered the toughest main question of the night:
- Which singer with a four-letter stage name is the best-selling Irish solo artist in history?
The Orinoco flow was felt by 29% of the field able to name Enya as the correct answer. We followed that up with the least-gotten bonus question of the game. Many teams were able to figure out that Jennifer Aniston‘s first credited film role was in Leprechaun just a year before she joined the cast of a little show called Friends, but barely one-tenth of the field knew that Warwick Davis played the titular tyrant of the horror-comedy film. After that one-two punch to end the third round, only three teams earned the perfect 36: Comfortably Dumb (Loudoun Kitchen), Hillbilly Geniuses (Belly Love), and Mack Attack (Belly Love).
After a brutal 6-4-2 about Santa Fe (70% of the field zeroed out due to many wrong guesses of Denver as the U.S. capital city with the highest elevation and Albuquerque as the capital of New Mexico), things eased up in general for Thursday’s fourth round. We started with the most difficult question of the round regarding a quote from The Wire spoken by Omar Little, then made a soft landing with questions on the Bay of Fundy’s tides, Bruce Willis’s three-Shyamalan-film run as David Dunn, Eli Manning‘s refusal to play for the San Diego Chargers, and African countries that begin with ‘L.’ Eight teams were able to navigate through a perfect fourth round. After four rounds of play, these teams sat atop Thursday’s leaderboard:
- What About Dave? (Mark’s): 165
- Mack Attack (Belly Love): 162
- Scotty Doesn’t Know (Solace): 159
- Quarter Century (Crooked Run): 157
- Educated Friends (Fourscore): 157
FINAL QUESTION (40.3% success rate):
- Which first and last name is shared by an Apollo astronaut and an Irish revolutionary once portrayed by Liam Neeson?
Just over two-fifths of the field were able to correctly answer Michael Collins as that shared name. A quality pair teams earned a Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly — Mack Attack (Belly Love) and Lawn Seats (Mark’s). Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Scotty Doesn’t Know (Solace): 170
- What About Dave? (Mark’s): 169
- Educated Friends (Fourscore): 169
- Mack Attack (Belly Love): 169
- Lawn Seats (Mark’s): 168
- Washington Foreskins (Loudoun Kitchen): 168
- Erica Kain Experience (Aslin): 167
- Baby Juliette (Aslin): 167
- Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen): 167
- Better Lucky Than Smart (Loudoun Kitchen): 166
- Swim Sisters (Pour Dog House): 166
Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: We Drink and We Know Things (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Apollo Space Program)
Pour Dog House in Millersville, MD: Swim Sisters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Emergency Medicine)
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ukraine)
Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 20th Century Losing Presidential Candidates)
Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Alcoholics Unanimous (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Inventing Anna)
Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Mack Attack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)
Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: Jones Springs Hooligans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Craps)
Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pixar Films)
Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Educated Friends (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Something Wicked This Way Comes (book))
Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: YOLO Swaggins (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Purr and the Kitty Kats (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Disney World)
Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings Films)
Orioles Nest #331 in Frederick, MD: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Inventing Anna)
Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Pringles (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s New Wave Music)
Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alaskan History)
Casita Romos in Mount Airy, MD: Pterodactyl (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Private Parts (film))
Quinn’s in Arlington, VA: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bachelor Nation)
Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: Erica Kain Experience (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Large American Animals)
Old Firestation #3 in Fairfax, VA: NO GAME (NEXT GAME MARCH 31 – FIRST CATEGORY: The Dukes of Hazzard)
Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Vapors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s March Madness)
Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: What About Dave? (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Chernobyl (TV Show))