It Takes a Village to Win at Tuesday Trivia!
A wicked second half awaited our teams during Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia, which welcomed 164 squads across 20 venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday’s game included the Coronavirus, celebrities named Jerry, the music group The Cranberries, and the 1960s science fiction film “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Most of the field breezed through the opening stanza, as exactly one-sixth of our teams began their night with a perfect first round score.
Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs with “Money” in the title. We listened to “Take the Money and Run” by Steve Miller Band, “Money Maker” by Ludacris (featuring Pharrell), and “Money On My Mind” by Sam Smith. Only 14% of the field picked up the first two bonus points of the round by correctly identifying all three artists. After a quick visit to the Egyptian city of Alexandria, we asked the most difficult bonus question of the first half. Most of the field earned wagering points by recognizing a description of the extinct bird the dodo, but only 8% of our teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that the dodo was only found on the African island of Mauritius. After closing the first half with questions concerning Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and the TV series “Gossip Girl”, we saw just one team earn a perfect second round score: Hungry, Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s).
We went behind the scenes during Tuesday’s halftime page, which asked teams to decipher ‘green screen’ pictures from notable film series. The bottom half of the page featured a matching section on musical duets. Eight teams posted a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 14.8 points. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after one half of play:
- Hungry, Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s): 91
- Loyal Order of the Beefaloes (Ramparts): 90
- Paradigm Shift (Quincy’s Uptown): 89
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
We opened Tuesday’s second half by discussing Canadian-born members of the Baseball Hall of Fame and the TV comedy series “Veep”, before moving on to the most difficult bonus question of the night. Asked in the form of a three-part question, we asked our teams to name the largest countries by area which respectively use the ruble, peso, and Euro as their official currency. About one-third off the field earned wagering points with any two correct answers of Russia, Argentina, and France, but only four teams earned two bonus points with all three correct answers. The third stanza closed with questions regarding linguine and Pearl Jam, but thanks to the currency question, Moons of Uranus (Cuginis) posted the only perfect score of the third round.
Tuesday’s final round began with another difficult bonus question, asked in the Three Clues format:
CLUE 1: Considered the national flower of Guyana, the Victoria amazonica is the largest member of this family of plants.
CLUE 2: The scientific name of this family of plants is Nymphaeaceae.
Needless to say, nearly every team decided to wait for the third and final clue on this question, but six teams were able to steal two points from the field by giving us the early correct answer of water lilies. Next, we discussed the connection between Zorro and Batman, before moving on to a look at the Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen”. The final round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:
–> The poem “Adonais” was written by Percy Shelley upon hearing of the 1821 death in Rome of which fellow English Romantic poet?
Only 11% of the field responded correctly with John Keats. None of our Tuesday teams recorded a perfect final round score. Here is your overall leaderboard heading into Tuesday’s final question:
- Loyal Order of the Beefaloes (Ramparts): 162
- MAJ (Dudley’s): 155
- Twerking For Shots (Union Jack’s): 153
- Hojo Mojo (Champion): 153
- E = MC Hammer (Quincy’s South): 152
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (59.8% success rate):
–> “The Book of Gutsy Women” and the upcoming book “Grandma’s Gardens” are co-authored by what 40-year-old woman and her famous mother?
Nearly three-fifths of our teams gave us the correct answer of Chelsea Clinton. Congratulations to Moose Killers (Cheesetique), who recorded the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:
- Loyal Order of the Beefaloes (Ramparts): 163
- Starving Artists (Olney Winery): 163
- Kelvin (Topgolf): 163
- Beer Winners (Monk’s BBQ): 162
- For the Win (Ramparts): 162
- E = MC Hammer (Quincy’s South): 161
- Wolfpack (Quincy’s South): 160
- Dynamic Duo (Olney Winery): 160
- MAJ (Dudley’s): 159
- Pi (Topgolf): 159
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Hojo Mojo (Next week’s first category: “Zombieland”)
Cuginis in Poolesville, MD: MoMo (Next week’s first category: “Anne with an E”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: World Capital Word Play)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Periphery or Nothingface?)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Kelvin (Next week’s first category: “Overwatch”)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Peary Boys (Next week’s first category: “The Rifleman”)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Starving Artists (Next week’s first category: 21st Century Broadway Musicals)
Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA: Moose Killers (Next week’s first category: “Parasite”)
Live Oak Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Breaking Quarantine (Next week’s first category: Famous Bernie’s)
Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD: Arrested Development (Next week’s first category: “Braveheart’)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: MAJ (Next week’s first category: Arnold Palmer)
Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD: Wiley Coyotes (Next week’s first category: “SpongeBob SquarePants” – 2000s)
Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD: Not Quite Date Night (Next week’s first category: “Peanuts”)
Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA: Loyal Order of the Beefaloes (Next week’s first category: Famous Mustaches)
Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville, VA: Beer Winners (Next week’s first category: Queen Victoria)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: E = MC Hammer (Next week’s first category: Will Ferrell Films)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Where Did Our Friends Go? (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek: The Next Generation”)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Billing Boys (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)
Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Twerking For Shots (Next week’s first category: “Love is Blind”)
Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville, PA: Old and Feeble (Next week’s first category: “Lord of the Rings”)
Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL: 83 Amigos (Next week’s first category: Early Computer Technology)