I Got Weekend Trivia, Babe…
Thanks to a massive crowd of 21 teams at Vanish Brewery in Loudoun County, our four weekend games welcomed a field of 49 teams.
The first bonus question of the weekend was also one of its most difficult, as only two out of 35 Friday teams knew that the Sonic restaurant company is headquartered in Oklahoma. Our Saturday teams started their game by dealing with a Three Clues question about Pepsi. Other opening round topics included Demi Lovato, the HBO baseball film “61*”, and the Bridge to Nowhere. Full Bullpen (Belles’) posted the only perfect first round score of the weekend.
In their respective audio questions, our Friday teams dealt with instrumental versions of songs from Aerosmith (“Walk This Way”), Snoop Dogg (“Who Am I?”), and Justin Beiber (“Sorry”), while our Saturday teams were asked to identify the them song to the TV series “My Three Sons”. We also discussed the region of Siberia, Old Faithful, the comedy film “Office Space”, and the music group Boyz II Men. Each of the six bonus questions asked across both second rounds yielded success rates of under 30%, which meant that none of our weekend teams posted a perfect score in the second stanza.
Topics such as animated sidekicks and celebrity memoirs graced our halftime pages last weekend. Six teams posted a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average landed at 16.5 points. Here are your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:
- Weasigators (Vanish): 87
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 87
- BDSM (Springfield Manor Winery): 86
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 86
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 84 POINTS
Third round topics from last weekend included Icelandic volcanoes, Geraldo Rivera, Apollo astronauts, Barry Bonds, and the notorious U.S. Civil War prison in Andersonville, the latter of which gave us the most difficult bonus question of the round. Only two teams knew that Henry Wirz was convicted of war crimes after overseeing the Andersonville prison. Three teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect third round: Flight Level Awesome (Vanish), Sup Nerds (Vanish) and Full Bullpen (Belles’).
Saturday’s final round featured the most difficult wagering question of the weekend:
–> Which 1957 Sam Cooke song features the lyrics “At first I thought it was infatuation, but woo, it’s lasted so long / Now I find myself wanting to marry you and take you home”?
Only three of our Saturday teams gave us the correct answer of “You Send Me”. Other final round topics included the novel “The Catcher in the Rye”, the film “Say Anything”, and the Seattle Mariners, who are now the only teams never to have won a league pennant. With a relatively easier trio of bonus questions, we saw six teams earn a perfect final round score. Here is your weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor Winery): 161
- Weasigators (Vanish): 159
- Full Bullpen (Belles’): 157
- Flight Level Awesome (Vanish): 156
- Sup Nerds (Vanish): 156
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
–> With about six people per square mile, what is the most sparsely populated contiguous U.S. state?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (14.3% success rate):
–> The title of which 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner written by John Kennedy Toole comes from a Jonathan Swift line about how lesser minds unite to oppose genius?
The correct answers to these questions were Wyoming and “A Confederacy of Dunces”. Congratulations to Sup Nerds (Vanish), who answered every wagering question correctly to earn the only Perfect 21 of the weekend. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 173
- Sup Nerds (Vanish): 168
- Flight Level Awesome (Vanish): 168
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 167
- D.C. Swampers (Vanish): 167
- Chix with Stix (Springfield Manor): 161
- Full Bullpen (Belles’): 158
- Popsicle Gang (Springfield Manor): 153
- Lions and Tigers and Beers (Vanish): 152
- FOUR TEAMS TIED WITH 147 POINTS
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (Next week’s first category: Neopaganism)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Kennedy Family)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Sup Nerds (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 1 – First category: Orville Redenbacher)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “The Godfather”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Nuclear Physics)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Full Bullpen (Next week’s first category: Desserts)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats (Next week’s first category: Montana)