I Dream of Wednesday Night Trivia!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 101 teams across 15 venues:
Our opening round began with a rather difficult bonus question. After the majority of the field knew that “The Simpsons” had recently set a record for the most episodes of a scripted primetime TV series, only 21% of our teams knew that this show had previously held the record:
Other first round topics included Steve Jobs and Mother Teresa. Five teams began their Wednesday night with 36 first-round points.
In Wednesday’s second round, we listened to three songs about church and discussed these young baseball stars:
After remembering D-Day with a question concerning Charles De Gaulle, we stumped virtually all of our teams on a bonus question about African geography, as only seven teams tacked on the final bonus points of the first half by knowing that N’Djamena is the capital of Chad. As a result, only Rafael Nadal Fan Club (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg) earned a perfect second round score.
Wednesday’s halftime looked at shared college nicknames and biographical films. With an overall average score of 17.1, we saw eight teams earn perfect scores on the halftime page. Here are your leading Wednesday teams at the break:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 90
- Rafael Nadal Fan Club (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 89
- Bad Hombres (Lost Dog Cafe): 86
- Stephen Hawking’s Karaoke Machine (Memories): 86
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 85
As usual, the Three Clues category garnered a large proportion of bonus chips to begin the second half, but many teams were soon regretting that decision as this question proved to be on the more difficult side:
CLUE 1: The 14th U.S. President is the only U.S. President to have been born in this state.
CLUE 2: Its most populous city is named for a British city of 500,000 residents.
Only nine teams earned bonus points here, as many teams were enticed to answer early with the incorrect answer of Alabama (thinking of the British city of Birmingham). But those who knew their U.S. Presidents triumphed, as Franklin Pierce was the only U.S. President to have been born in New Hampshire. After our teams recovered nicely, we closed the third stanza with the most difficult wagering question of the night, as only 19% of our teams could recall the title of this groundbreaking graphic novel:
For the second round in a row, only Rafael Nadal Fan Club (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg) earned a perfect 36 points.
After two difficult rounds, the final round actually eased up a bit on our teams, as the field rolled through questions concerning the HBO series “Hard Knocks”, actress Natalie Portman, and the Korean boy band BTS:
Even a closing question on Ferdinand Magellan was a breeze for the field, as nine teams ran the table in the final stanza with perfect scores. Here are Wednesday’s top teams after four rounds of play:
- Rafael Nadal Fan Club (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 167
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 162
- Sporklers (The Tavern): 157
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 157
- Bad Hombres (Lost Dog Cafe): 156
- It’s Mueller Time (Quinn’s on the Corner): 156
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (69.2% success rate):
–> Author Sidney Sheldon was inspired to create which TV show after watching a 1964 comedy film entitled “The Brass Bottle”?
Just over two-thirds of our teams arrived at this correct response:
Five teams earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions. Here are your overall leaders from Wednesday night:
- Rafael Nadal Fan Club (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 179
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg): 168
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 167
- Cake or Death (Delirium Cafe): 165
- Bad Hombres (Lost Dog Cafe): 164
- Witiots (Nido’s): 164
- Fan Club (The Tavern): 161
- Third Round Nosedive (Belles’): 161
- Teachers (Bennigan’s – Frederick): 161
- Momentary Lapse of Reason (Bennigan’s – Frederick): 160
- Flight Level Awesome (Belles’): 160
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Shakeweight (Next week’s first category: Asian NBA Stars)
The Tavern in Olney, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: Humphrey Bogart Films)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Third Round Nosedive (Next week’s first category: Phenylketonuria)
Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD: Teachers (Next week’s first category: “Poldark”)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Witiots (Next week’s first category: Triple 33/33/33 – Tom, Dick, or Harry?)
Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD: Hill Valley Ornithologists (Next week’s first category: “God of War” – video game)
Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA: Cake or Death (Next week’s first category: U.S. Airport Codes)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: It’s Mueller Time (Next week’s first category: “Devil in the White City”)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: Southern Comfort (Next week’s first category: Stax Volt Studios)
Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA: Hot Mess (Next week’s first category: Cheerleading)
Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD: Rafael Nadal Fan Club (Next week’s first category: 1990 One-Hit Wonders)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – House of York or House of Lancaster?)
Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD: Breakfast For Dinner (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Stanley Cup)