Going the Extra Mile (High) at Weekend Trivia!
As usual, our game at Vanish Brewery in Leesburg brought in a packed house, as 22 teams jammed the bar for a highly competitive match. Overall, we welcomed 47 teams across four PHT venues:
Friday’s opening round included question on European countries whose names begin with the letter ‘I”, three uses for the word minnow, and this celebrity couple currently appearing together in the horror film “A Quiet Place”:
Our Saturday teams dealt with geographic panhandles, the recent “election” in Russia, and this iconic film scene:
We closed Saturday’s first half with this question on legendary athletes:
–> During the 1910s, this Native American won two Olympic gold medals and played six seasons of Major League Baseball. At the close of the decade, he was named the first President of the NFL.
Only about half of our teams recognized the career exploits of Jim Thorpe. In both the first and second rounds of play, exactly five teams earned perfect scores of 36 points.
Corporate logos and film poster snippets graced our weekend halftime pages. We saw an overall average score of 14.9 points, with six teams recording a perfect score of 20 points. These were our top scores of the weekend at the halftime break:
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 90
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 90
- Green Acres (Vanish Brewery): 89
- This is How We Go Down (Springfield Manor Winery): 89
With a noticeable uptick in difficulty, the potential perfect scores were stalled right out of the gate as our teams struggled to earn bonus points on questions concerning homeopathy and the 1980s rock band The Hooters. We also discussed North America’s only venomous lizard, the gila monster:
Other final round topics included Three Clues about Janis Joplin, and this cameo film appearance by a certain seven-time Cy Young Award winner:
No, not Randy Quaid… That’s Roger Clemens portraying the character of Skidmark in the Farrelly Brothers comedy “Kingpin”. Neither the third nor the fourth round yielded any perfect scores on either night this weekend. Here are your weekend’s top scores after the fourth round:
- This is How We Go Down (Springfield Manor Winery): 161
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 159
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 157
- Southpaw Fish (Belles’): 155
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 153
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):
–> Despite being known as “The Mile High City”, Denver’s elevation of 5,280 feet is actually the THIRD highest among all U.S. state capitals. For your wager, name either one of the two state capitals with a higher elevation than Denver.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> From 1981 through 2003, a song known by the alternate title of “Land of Two Rivers” served as the national anthem for which country?
Friday’s correct answers included Sante Fe or Cheyenne, while Saturday’s correct response was Iraq. Congratulations to Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), who was the only team to earn the Perfect 21 this weekend. Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:
- Give Us Your Beer Money (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 167
- Fat, Drunk, and Stupid (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 166
- Fan Club (Vanish Brewery): 165
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 165
- Green Acres (Vanish Brewery): 164
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 164
- Southpaw Fish (Belles’): 159
- This is How We Go Down (Springfield Manor Winery): 154