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A 22-team game at Dudley’s Sport and Ale led the attendance on Tuesday, where Pour House Trivia hosted 263 teams at 21 locations.


The first regular question of the night featured what ended up becoming the hardest bonus chance in the first half:

  • Supposedly depicting a legendary Scottish creature, a 1934 photograph was revealed to be a combination of modeling clay and a toy submarine. What creature was supposedly shown in that photograph?
  • Bonus: What is the common nickname of this photograph?

The vast majority of teams correctly named the Loch Ness Monster, but only 4.18% of the field added bonus credit for knowing that photo is commonly called the Surgeon’s photograph. The last question of the round dealt with a recent book series:

  • Name both novels by Colleen Hoover that focus on the character of Lily Bloom.

Teams needed to name both It Ends with Us and It Starts with Us for wagering points; just under 35% of teams did just that. There were no perfect scores in this round.


The night’s audio question played songs by 21st century groups whose names are formatted the same: Walk the MoonFoster the People, and Cage the Elephant. We followed that up with a question about the recent NHL All-Star Weekend:

  • Which Toronto Maple Leafs star captained the winning team at last weekend’s NHL All-Star game?

About 38% of the field correctly named Auston Matthews. Another very tough bonus chance came at the end of the round:

  • In 1984, Tim Burton directed a 30-minute live-action film about a boy who brings his deceased dog back to life. This short film provided the basis for which feature-length animated film released nearly 30 years later?
  • Bonus: What is the name of the resurrected dog in this film?

While most teams knew that film is Frankenweenie, only 4.56% identified that dog, Sparky. Once again, no perfect scores were recorded in this round.


One of the most difficult halftime rounds in recent memory came on Tuesday. Teams had to name TV shows with a mystery theme; series such as Firefly and My So-Called Life may have helped teams figure out each show only aired for one season. The bottom section of the page listed Super Bowls and their winning teams, with our players asked to identify the losing team in that game. The average team scored just 10.1 points here and not only did no teams get all 20 points, only one team (Stamp Collectors (Ramparts)) scored 19 points! After all that, these were the leading scores at the halftime intermission:


In a reversal of a typical Pour House game, the third round was overall the easiest of the night. Topics in this round included the 21st anniversary of 50 Cent‘s debut album Get Rich or Die Tryin’, the properties of hard water, and the colors featured in the logo of MLB’s Arizona Diamondbacks. A game-high nine perfect scores were recorded in this round.


There were 68 correct six-point guesses in Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about the squid. The night’s last round started with this children’s television question:

  • Hoots the Owl is the resident jazz musician on which children’s TV series? 
  • Bonus: What is the name of the jazz club where Hoots performs? 

This was the most difficult question of the night; only 21% of teams knew Hoots plays on Sesame Street, while 3.42% also knew he plays at Birdland. We moved on to other subjects, like Sam Houston’s capture of Mexican Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, artist Rene Magritte, and 1970s film A Clockwork Orange. Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s) recorded this round’s lone perfect score. After four rounds, these teams were in the overall lead:

FINAL QUESTION (63.12% success rate):

  • Which nationally distributed brewery is named for a 160-acre Chicago River landmass?

Almost two thirds of Tuesday’s teams figured out that brewery is Goose Island. With several tough questions, there were no Perfect 21 teams in Tuesday’s game. These were the high scores on the final leaderboard:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Bannon’s Buddies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2010s Notre Dame Quarterbacks)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Diamond Dogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One History)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Good Place)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New Orleans)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: St. Valentine’s Day Massacre)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Films from 1984) 

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: I Have to Take This, It’s My Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Billy Joel)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: The Gang Plays Bar Trivia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Disney Films)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Bonkers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: PGA Tour Major Tournaments)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Travis Sings Taylor Swift)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Toby Keith)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1950s Music)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Will Ferrell)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Aim Low  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Air Force Fighter Jets)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Atlantis Basket Weaving Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Regional American Foods)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: E is for Idiots  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Lord of the Rings (Ode to Smeagol))

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Stone Roses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quentin Tarantino Films)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Three Fifes and a Drum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War I)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Al Yankovic Songs)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Third Round Tailspin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mardi Gras)