Hop Aboard the Weekend Trivia Express!

Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 71 teams across six venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend included NHL mascots, fast food nutrition, the Broadway musical “Jersey Boys”, and MLB playoff no-hitters.  Six teams earned a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

Friday’s audio question featured three ‘manly’ music groups, as we heard Men Without Hats sing “Safety Dance”, Of Monsters and Men  sing “Little Talks”, and Baha Men sing “Who Let the Dogs Out”.  Meanwhile, our Saturday teams struggled with their audio question, as only two teams recognized the theme song to the TV series “Homeland”.  Friday’s teams were given an equally difficult second round question on the subject of children’s literature:

–> Which 1972 book focuses on nine-year-old Peter Hatcher’s frustration with the horrendous behavior demonstrated by his annoying two-year-old brother, Farley “Fudge” Drexel Hatcher, who frequently goes unpunished?

Only six out of 48 Friday teams earned points with the Judy Blume novel “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing”.  None of our teams earned a perfect second round score last weekend.

HALFTIME:

Topics from last weekend’s halftime pages included action figures, running in films, and TV character nicknames.  Four teams posted a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.5 points.  Here is the weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Third round topics from last weekend included the Alfred Hitchcock film “Rope”, the song “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, and the Hatch Act.  Our Saturday teams dealt with the most difficult wagering question of the round:

–> When Hallmark launched their Shoebox division in 1986, they also introduced this old spinster who delivered irreverent quips about family, aging, retirement, and sex.  Since then, Hallmark has sold over 220 million greeting cards bearing her likeness.

While may of our players had seen the character in question, only four Saturday teams earned points with the correct answer of Maxine.  None of our weekend teams earned a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from last weekend included the film “The Breakfast Club”, the TV series “Inspector Gadget”, Hebrew National hot dogs, and the poetry of Robert Frost.  Three teams earned a perfect final round score: Backstreet Boys (Springfield Manor), We’re Here to Ruin Grant’s Birthday (Frey’s), and Uncle Jack (Belles’).  These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (44.4% success rate):

–> Shortly after retiring in 1993, who became the first player in MLB history to have his uniform number retired by three different teams?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

–> Even though the modern version of this item was designed by an American named Howard Garns in the late 1970s, it takes its modern name from the Japanese word for ‘single number’.  For your wager, name this item.

The correct answers to these final questions were Nolan Ryan and Sudoku.  Congratulations to Bacon Tastes Good for earning the only Perfect 21 last weekend.  Here is your final overall leaderboard:

LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Southpaw Fish   (Next week’s first category: “School of Rock”)

Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  Uncle Jack   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “The Beach” or “Beaches”?)

Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD:  Bacon Tastes Good   (Next week’s first category: Imported Beers)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Ellipses Question Mark   (NEXT GAME ON AUG. 16 – First category: “G.I. Joe” – TV series)

Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME AUG. 30 – First category: John Hughes Films)

868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME AUG. 31 – First category: Military History)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack   (Next week’s first category: Dogs in Film)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Erotic Vagrancy   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Alternative Rock)