It’s a Wednesday Trivia Life!

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On Wednesday, 206 teams played Pour House Trivia at one of our 20 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

While wagering questions were no big deal in the first, a couple of bonus questions hung tough with our teams. First up, a question about Tennessee’s capital of Nashville saw just 18% of teams correctly name its location on the banks of the Cumberland River. At the end of the round, we hit the early 20th-century baseball ranks:

  • Nicknamed the Georgia Peach, which Baseball Hall of Famer debuted with the Detroit Tigers exactly 118 years ago?
  • Bonus: He finished his career as a member of which other American League franchise?

Most teams named longtime Tiger Ty Cobb, but his final two-season run as a member of the then-Philadelphia Athletics was identified by only 16% of the field. This round’s perfect teams were Donner Party People (Quinn’s), Bob Dole’s Grip (Idiom), and Damn, Gina (Thick-N-Thin).

SECOND ROUND:

The lowest bonus success rate of the first half came on Wednesday’s audio question, which played a trio of theme songs from TV series set in Chicago. On this question, only 10.1% were able to get all three of Married… with ChildrenER, and Kenan and Kel. Other topics in this round included a bite of falafelRichard Branson‘s trans-Atlantic hot air balloon flight, and the Beatles-inspired musical film Across the Universe. A game-high seven perfect scores were recorded in this round.

HALFTIME:

At halftime, teams had to identify pictures of ten different rhyming items, then move on to determine whether each of a list of MLB franchises have ever won a World Series. There were 34 perfect scores on the puzzle page, which had an average score of 16.7 points. At halftime, these were the highest scores:

THIRD ROUND:

A capital question proved to be the night’s toughest:

  • The city of Ray was the predecessor of which current national capital city located about 60 miles from the southern shore of the Caspian Sea?

This question opened second-half action and, even with a crossword hint in play, just over two-fifths of the field named Tehran, the capital of Iran. Bonus points were earned by 7.2% of teams. We also looked back at the many Oscar nominations for Bette Davis, prodded at the occipital lobe, and took note of the four-year run of Warriors vs Cavaliers NBA Finals showdowns. In this round, Leaky Cauldron (Celtic House) and Monty Trython (Mark’s) earned all 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

France was named at the six-point clue by 27 teams in the 6-4-2. The final round started with a question about the Modern Warfare series of video games in the Call of Duty franchise; here, 7.7% of teams correctly named Infinity Ward as the lead developer for the most recent MW installments. After that, we moved to the courtroom:

  • In the United States, which five-letter term refers to a criminal trial without a jury, with the verdict decided solely by a judge?

About 48% of teams were able to identify the bench trial. This was the only round on Wednesday in which no teams were perfect. However, we reached the final question with three ties in the top six scores:

FINAL QUESTION (61.17% success rate):

  • Outside of the Toy Story franchise, what was the only feature film released by Pixar in the 20th century?

We gave out final wagering points for the teams able to name A Bug’s Life as that Pixar film! Wednesday’s Perfect 21 achievement was earned by Donner Party People (Quinn’s), Fresh Off the U-Haul (Mark’s), and Monty Trython (Mark’s). These teams sat atop the final overall leaderboard:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

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

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Satan’s School for Girls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dungeons & Dragons)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: X Games)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hannah Acts Out a Netflix Show)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wyoming)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Bob Dole’s Grip  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Old Testament)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Comfortably Dumb  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: David Lean Films)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Girl Sprouts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: African Pygmy Hedgehogs)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brand Logos)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Scuby  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Not the Doctors You’re Looking For  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade)

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Costco)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Tonya Harding Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Potomac River)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Psychology)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Let’s Get Quizical  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Humphrey Bogart Films)

Foster’s Grille in South Riding, VA: We Like to Come From Behind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Leaky Cauldron  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Irish Castles)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV series))

Augie’s Mussel House in Alexandria, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2000s Cartoons)