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For the second straight Wednesday, we welcomed a new venue to the Pour House Trivia family, as T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria hosted its opening night game with Katie returning to the host’s stand.  You might remember that PHT hosted trivia at T.J. Stones’ from 2011 to 2015.  There will be no further information given regarding that subject…  Overall, Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 116 teams across 11 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Topics from Wednesday’s opening round included the Pixar film Inside Out, the African nation of Zimbabwe, the phrase What Would Jesus Do?, and the medical malady conjunctivitis.  With few surprises in the opening set of questions, nearly two dozen teams began their night with a perfect first round score.

SECOND ROUND:

With this week marking the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, Wednesday’s audio question appropriately featured three songs whose titles include the word ‘Moon’.  Plenty of bonus points were doled out, as our stellar teams easily recognized Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra, Walking on the Moon by The Police, and Man on the Moon by R. E. M.  Later, we discussed the classic Spy vs. Spy comic strip from Mad magazine, the TV game show The Weakest Link, the Battle of Bull Run, and the tallest players in NBA history, both of whom played simultaneously for the Washington Bullets.  Nine teams ran the table in the second round by scoring 36 points, with seven of those teams cruising into the halftime round with a perfect score of 72 points.

HALFTIME:

For Wednesday’s halftime page, we offered up a picture round on items whose names contain the word ‘Great’ and a matching round on music groups with more than one lead singer.  Overall, this halftime page yielded 15 perfect scores and an overall average of 14.3 points.  Here is Wednesday’s leaderboard at the halftime break:

  • Hipster Fashion Consultants (T. J. Stone’s): 92
  • Scott Looks Different (Memories): 92
  • Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish): 92
  • Dave Martinez School of Management (Clarksburg): 92
  • FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

Wednesday’s second half began with a question concerning the Emancipation Proclamation (thankfully, we accepted misspellings), which included the most difficult bonus question of the third round.  Only 12% of our teams knew that U.S. Secretary of State William Seward once served as a governor of New York state.  Other third round topics included Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson, the circus, igneous rock, and the best-selling British musical acts of the 2010s (namely, Adele and Ed Sheeran).  Two Wednesday teams posted a perfect third round score: Hipster Fashion Consultants (T. J. Stone’s) and Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish).

FOURTH ROUND:

After a quick trip to Uranus in the 6-4-2 question, we delved into final round topics such as Chick-Fil-A restaurants, The Original Kings of Comedy, and the backyard game hopscotch (or potsy).  We closed the fourth round with a three-part question on Summer Olympics host cities.  Only 20% of our teams earned bonus points on this question, primarily due to the elusive fact that London is the only city to have hosted the Summer Olympics three times.  As a result, Dave Martinez School of Management (Clarksburg) posted the only perfect score durign this final round.  These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (12.9% success rate):

  • Among the shows that have won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, which two shows were set outside of North America?

Though nearly half of the field gave us one of the two correct answers, only about one in seven teams arrived at both correct responses of M*A*S*H (set in Korea) and Fleabag (set in the United Kingdom).  Congratulations to Hipster Fashion Consultants (T. J. Stone’s), who posted the only Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Alcoholics Unanimous  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Die Hard)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Earth)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Steely Dan (Not the Band)  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Superheroes)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dexter)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Beau Khaki  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Outlander)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Morgan Freeman Films)

Meinelschmidt Distillery in Hagerstown, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Naval History)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Pi  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baltimore Orioles History)

Clarksburg Tavern in Clarksburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Great British Bake Off)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: D. L. Hughley)