Hooray! Beer (and Wednesday Night Trivia)!

Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 107 teams across 15 venues, one of which was our newest partner: Kildare’s Pub in Scranton!

ROUND 1:

Wednesday’s opening round topics included Denali National Park, the earliest works of Madame Tussaud, and this comedy film sequel:

Super Troopers

Only 11% of our teams knew that the comedy troupe Broken Lizard is responsible for the “Super Troopers” films, which led to just six teams sweeping the first round with perfect scores.

ROUND 2:

Wednesday’s audio question went in a different direction from the regular pop hits, as we listened to jazz legend John Coltrane cover “My Favorite Things” from “The Sound of Music”.  We also looked at schnauzers and this 1990s TV sitcom:

Blossom

After sneaking in a little poetry to close the round (“Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge), we saw five teams run the table with 36 second round points.

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime page featured pictures of animated TV shows which were based on feature films.  In an odd coincidence, three of the answers were Jim Carrey films which were all released in 1994: “The Mask”, “Ace Ventura”, and “Dumb and Dumber”.  Falling on the easier side for a change, 31% of the field notched 20 points, while the overall average hit 18.8 points.  Here are Wednesday’s top scores after the first half:

ROUND 3:

Wednesday’s second half opened with our nightly Three Clues question:

CLUE 1: In music theory, this is defined as ‘the first note of a scale and the tonal center that is used in musical key based music’.

CLUE 2: The name of the music group that crafted the single “If You Could Only See”.

Only nine teams came away with two bonus points with an early correct answer of tonic.  After some alliterative answers such as beta blockers and the Bolshoi ballet, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the night:–> Born in South Africa and raised in Canada, which two-time NBA MVP was recently announced as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018?

Just under one-quarter of our teams snagged their wagers with the correct answer of Steve Nash:

Steve Nash

In addition, only seven teams across the board picked up bonus points by knowing that Steve Nash played his college ball at the University of Santa Clara.  As a result, the third round yielded just three perfect scores: Stephen Hawking’s Karaoke Machine (Memories), Sexual Chocolate (Memories), and Bark Twice if You’re In Milwaukee (Lost Dog Cafe).

ROUND 4:

Wednesday’s final round covered topics such as the TV sitcom “Scrubs”, words that rhyme with ‘itch’, and the vanilla-rich island of Madagascar.  We finished the game with a beer, specifically, this Jamaican brew:

Red Stripe Beer

The only perfect score in the final round was turned in by Areola Grande (Valley Grill).  Here are your top Wednesday scores after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (26.9% success rate):

–> One of the ten most populous nations on Earth, this country’s capital city derives its name from an Arabic word which refers to peace and a Persian place name that means “inhabited city”?

Just over one-quarter of our teams answered correctly with Pakistan.  Five teams recorded the Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  These were your top overall scores from Wednesday:

TONIGHT’S WINNERS:

Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Fast Forward Not Available  (Next week’s first category: Marx Brothers Films)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Petula Clark or Dusty Springfield?)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Viennese Oyster  (Next week’s first category: 2018 NFL Draft)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Phil’s Tick  (Next week’s first category: “Idiocracy”)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Irish Mafia  (Next week’s first category: “The Wire”)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  Hill Valley Ornithologists  (Next week’s first category: Food Science)

Topgolf in Alexandria, VA:  Five Dollar Massage  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Creed or Pearl Jam?)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Five Sure  (Next week’s first category: Cuisine)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  It’s Mueller Time  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – 1990s Saturday Morning Cartoons)

Angus & Ale in Berkeley Springs, WV:  Cubists  (Next week’s first category: “Saw”)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney?)

Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA:  Quit While You’re Ahead  (Next week’s first category: Japanese Cars)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Turkey O’ Toole  (Next week’s first category: Denver Broncos)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Sexual Chocolate  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – UFC Fighters)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  I’d Eat That Off of a Flip Flop  (Next week’s first category: Auto Repair)

Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA:  Bad Hombres  (Next week’s first category: National Flags)