Grin and Bear It at Tuesday Trivia!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia featured the inaugural game for our newest venue parter: TGI Friday’s in Hagerstown, MD. Overall, we welcomed 172 teams across 21 venues. Don’t forget to check the end of this blog post to see your venue’s status for next week!
After opening Tuesday’s game with a question concerning the Hungarian spice paprika, we asked a three-part question in which each answer contained the initials H. H.: Happy Hour, “Heartbreak Hotel”, and painter Hans Holbein. We also looked at the work of George Bernard Shaw and the quirks of Joey Tribbiani from the TV sitcom “Friends”. Eight teams began their night by posting a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three numerically named music groups. Our song selection included “These Are Days” by 10,000 Maniacs, “Caught Up In You” by .38 Special, and “Love It If We Made It” by The 1975. Needless to say, The 1975 was by far the most difficult group to identify, but 9% of the field gave us all three correct answers to earn a two-point bonus. We moved on to a discussion of the Seven Years’ War, the L. Ron Hubbard book “Dianetics”, and the career of NBA star Larry Bird. Another difficult bonus question concluded the second round. Most of our teams knew that “Joker” topped the 2019 box office figures among R-rated films, only 11% of our teams earned bonus points by also knowing that “It: Chapter Two” was second on this list. As a result of the difficult bonus questions bookending the round, Get High… Scores (Olney Winery) posted the only perfect score of Tuesday’s second stanza.
The top half of Tuesday’s halftime page depicted ten famous faces bearing the initials A. B., while the bottom half featured a matching section regarding the mouths of major rivers. Ten teams earned a perfect score on this halftime page, while the overall average reached 16.3 points. Here is the halftime leaderboard from Tuesday night:
- Get High… Scores (Olney Winery): 91
- Balls Out Hall of Fame (Quincy’s South): 89
- Hoodies (Cheesetique): 89
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 88
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 88
After opening Tuesday’s second half with a question regarding Olympic countries, we discussed the demographics of Alaska and the work of classical composers Johann Sebastian Bach and Richard Wagner. Moving on to the topic of shared names resulted in this query:
–> Which first and last name was shared by the astronaut who flew on Apollo 11 alongside Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and the Irish revolutionary portrayed by Liam Neeson in a 1996 biographical film?
Just over half of our teams gave us the correct response of Michael Collins. After closing the round with a look at heavy metal bands, we saw two teams run the table in the third stanza by posting 36 points: Balls Out Hall of Fame (Quincy’s South) and Misfits (Cuginis).
Final round topics fron Tuesday night included the novel “Murder on the Orient Express”, the poisonous chemical cyanide, sloe gin, and the streaming platform Twitch. A difficult question on TV dramas kept the perfect scores off the board in the final round. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 163
- Balls Out Hall of Fame (Quincy’s South): 163
- Hoodies (Cheesetique): 159
- Paradigm Shift (Quincy’s Uptown): 158
- How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s): 158
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (71.4% success rate):
–> Though each team goes by a different name, which non-human animal lends its name to exactly one team in each of the ‘Big 4’ sports leagues (MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA)?
More than two-thirds of the field responded correctly with bears, as the four teams in question are the Chicago Cubs (MLB), the Chicago Bears (NFL), the Boston Bruins (NHL), and the Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). tTwo teams earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly: LeQuint Dicky Mining Company (Champion) and Twerking For Shots (Union Jack’s). Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:
- Balls Out Hall of Fame (Quincy’s South): 168
- A Separatist Movement (Quincy’s South): 167
- LeQuint Dicky Mining Company (Champion): 166
- Yinzall (Cheesetique): 165
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 164
- Hojo Mojo (Champion): 164
- Trail Mix (Ramparts): 164
- Wiseacres (Champion): 163
- Bizarre, Interesting, and Essential (Dudley’s): 163
- Wiley Coyotes (Quincy’s Uptown): 163
- Brainy Bunch (Dudley’s): 163
- We Show Up (Olney Winery): 163
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: LeQuint Dicky Mining Company (Next week’s first category: St. Patrick)
Cuginis in Poolesville, MD: Misfits (Next week’s first category: St. Patrick’s Day)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: Irish Mythology)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Pat’s Penguins (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: “Sex and the City”)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Kelvin (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: H. P. Lovecraft)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Tonight’s Winner (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: Triple 50/50 – Coffee or Covfefe)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Dayton, Ohio)
Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA: Yinzall (Next week’s first category: Russian Literature)
Live Oak Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Anonymous Four (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: U. S. Vice Presidents)
Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD: Arrested Development (Next week’s first category: Green)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Bizarre, Interesting, and Essential (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: Harry Potter)
Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD: Wiley Coyotes (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: U. S. Vice Presidents)
Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: “90-Day Fiance”)
Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA: Trail Mix (Next week’s first category: Canadian Bands)
Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville, VA: Quarantined and Twerking (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)
TGI Friday’s in Hagerstown, MD: Swifties (Next week’s first category: Taylor Swift)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Balls Out Hall of Fame (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: 2020 NFL Draft Class)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Pho Q (Next week’s first category: Pandemics)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Fool’s Gold (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: Washington Nationals)
Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Twerking For Shots (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: White Tail Deer)
Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville, PA: Bake Him Away Toys (NO TRIVIA NEXT WEEK – First category on March 24: “The Simpsons”)
Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL: Poynter Pros (Next week’s first category: Oklahoma)