Hallelujah, it’s Monday Trivia!

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The first Monday of the new season of Pour House Trivia saw 14 venues host 147 teams!


Just one bonus opportunity proved to be tough in the first round, and it came on Three Clues about a word:

  • This is the name of a variety of apple also known as the Red Pippin.
  • This is also the name of a brand of brightly colored dinnerware produced by a company formerly known as Homer Laughlin China.
  • This is also the name of a college bowl game currently played in Glendale, Arizona.

This was the lowest bonus rate of the first round, as 22% of the field knew the word fiesta before the third clue was revealed. Other topics in this round included birthday boy Will Smith, Charles Barkley’s remarks on the Olympic sport of curling, and the Seikan Tunnel in Japan. There were 14 perfect scores in this round.


Monday’s audio question played a trio of musical acts covering Bob Marley songs: Eric Clapton (I Shot the Sheriff), Fugees (No Woman, No Cry), and Beyonce (Redemption Song). About 43% of teams earned their wager for naming two of the three, while 14% knew all three for bonus credit. We went to chemistry class at the end of the round:

  • Also known as the general gas equation, the scientific formula PV = nRT is one way of expressing which gas law?

Roughly 36% of our teams recognized that as the ideal gas law. This round had no perfect scores.


For halftime, teams were asked to identify logo fonts for several musical acts, then move on to give a series of answers with PB initials. The average score was 16.9 points, while 31 teams earned all 20 points. Two teams were tied atop the halftime leaderboard:

  • Neopets (Ragtime): 87
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 87
  • Hankering for Cowbell (DRP): 86


Early in the third round, we spaced out with this question:

  • Due to its giant spinning storms, which planet whose largest moon is Triton has winds of over 1,300 miles per hour, the fastest in our solar system?

This was the least-successful wagering question in any of our rounds, as 35% of teams correctly named Neptune. At the end of the round, a question about gangster Baby Face Nelson had just four teams earn bonus points for knowing Mickey Rooney portrayed Nelson in a 1957 film. Once again, there were no perfect scores in this round.


Monday’s 6-4-2 gave a series of clues about Niagara Falls, and 23 teams knew it from the initial clue for all six points. The midpoint of the night’s final round featured this MLB question:

  • Due to a scheduling change this year, which two MLB teams became the first to defeat the other 29 teams in one season?

With the new balanced schedule starting this year, each MLB team plays at least one series against every other team. Therefore, the Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays became the first teams to achieve that feat; 46% of the field named at least one of those teams, but none knew both for bonus points. Other topics in this round included the hit song Bongos by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, Pope Boniface IV’s introduction of All Saints Day, and the Bravo-turned-Netflix reality show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Due to the MLB question, this round had no perfect teams. At this scoring break, there was a different pair of teams tied for first:

  • H.R. Pufnstuf (DRP): 156
  • Hankering for Cowbell (DRP): 156
  • Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime): 154
  • How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s): 153
  • Killer Snails (Quincy’s): 152

FINAL QUESTION (4.08% success rate):

  • Taken from the Latin entrance psalm from that day’s liturgy, which 19th-century literary character is named for the Second Sunday of Easter?

Not too many teams correctly named Quasimodo, with a name that came from the phrase Quasi modo géniti infántes, alleluia. Even so, How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s) emerged from Monday’s game as the only Perfect 21 team! That team also topped the final Monday standings:


Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Double Trouble  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fiberoptic Cable Connectors)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Worst Case Ontario  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Civil War)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Twerk From Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Irish Civil War)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Army Ranks)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Kramerica  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Flying Squirrels  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Drake)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Dunkaroos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Real Housewives of Salt Lake City) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st-Century Board Games)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Government Shutdowns)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: All Livers, No Brains  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Just Here for the Beer  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dogfish Head Beer)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Bass Slappers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Expanse)