I Want You!… To Play Pour House Trivia on the Weekend!
There was a certainly a chill in the air this weekend, as we are in full fall mode! We hosted a couple of great trivia nights this weekend, but let’s see who stood out among the rest, and got their names on the list of teams vying for some FREE Washington Capitals tickets!
WEEKEND STATS AND FACTS (21 teams across four venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Witiots (Beacon) with 165
–> Highest Score after Round 4: Witiots (Beacon) with 153
–> Highest First Half Score: What Else Could It Be!? (Captain Benders) with 86
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): None of our 21 teams pulled the ‘Perfect 21’ this weekend, with several teams missing just one question in their games.
–> Apparently, recognizing the high school yearbook photos of celebrities was much more difficult than recognizing state flags and governors, as Saturday night’s halftime page yielded an average of just 12.8, with the high score coming in at 16. Sunday’s halftime page was much easier, with an average of 18.7, including about half of our teams landing a perfect 20.
–> On both Saturday and Sunday night, exactly two teams snagged six points on the 6-4-2 question.
–> One of the toughest questions of the weekend closed out Round 3 on Saturday night, by asking for the 2002 film (co-produced by Tom Hanks) which was the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all-time. Maybe it would have helped if we had noted that its sequel was released earlier this year, as we were asking about “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (55.6% success rate):
–> A meat packer from Troy, New York named Samuel Wilson was the apparent inspiration for what iconic image?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
–> Among the island nations of the Caribbean, the highest and lowest points in terms of elevation are ‘Pico Duarte’ and ‘Lago Enriquillo’. Both of these points are located in the which country that lies about 650 miles from Florida?
(you’ll find the answers later in this blog)
Thanks again to everyone for coming out here to Belles to spend your Saturday eve with me playing a little PHT. It was pretty much a standard game with few surprises, however huge kudos to our first place team tonight! Remember we are have our “All Things Scary” Halloween game next Saturday, check out the website for details. Here are the results:
Demented & Sad but Social in 1st
All Out of Bubblegum in 2nd
Uncle Jack in 3rd
Our first category two weeks from tonight will be “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”
A great Saturday Night in Hagerstown, good food and good people! A fun game was had by all-even got to lay down some presidential history for everyone! In the end, about half of our teams were able to correctly identify “Uncle Sam” as the correct answer on the final question. Jon will be back next week, but I hope to see everyone soon!
1st: Give us your beer money
2nd: The offbeats
3rd: In last place
Our first category next week will be World War I.
Have a good one!
It started awkwardly — as most subs do — and ended awesomely! This is a great venue. Can’t believe I haven’t been here before; I had so much fun!! To start: the staff and location is a.w.e.s.o.m.e. Even the bar staff played (though they had to “donate” the 3rd place coupon they’d earned.) There was massive movement on the final question, our players either knew it right away, or were unable to come up with the Dominican Republic. Also, I learned that making Thurmont jokes don’t play well here. Such is life. 🙂
Your top 3: What Else Could it Be?! (which is a fine team name when you’re betting 9 rather than 1) in 3rd place, preceded by the bar favorite Bos and Hoes and the perhaps aggressively named Give us your Beer Money in 1st place. I had a great time here and look forward to visiting in the future. The venue is perfect.
Next week’s first question’s category: no real surprises to anyone who lives ‘round here: The Antietam Battlefield.
That’s just history that begs to be asked.
Until next time players,
A fun but dominated game went down at The Beacon this Sunday! 1st place was pretty much sown up points-wise by our winner after round 3, but there is always 2nd and 3rd as well, and after the final this is how it ended… In 3rd place we had I’m Just Making This Up as I Go Along, 2nd went to the Survivors, and in dominating fashion, the Witiots ROCKED 1st!! They picked “Triple 50-50: County in Ireland or Scotch Whiskey” for next weeks winners choice, so come join us for a bit of fun next Sunday at The Beacon!!
~ Jon J