Join the Tribe at Weekend Trivia!
Bolstered by a massive crowd of 22 teams at Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, our five weekend games welcomed a collective total of 61 teams.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the Masters of the Universe toy franchise, Kix cereal, Alcatraz Island, and the TV series “Breaking Bad”. Though our weekend teams performed very well on their first round wagering questions, the bonus questions proved to be much more difficult. With 28 teams playing Friday’s game, the three bonus questions in the opening round combined to yield only four correct answers, which is an overall success rate of just under 5%. Our Saturday teams performed slightly better, though many could not remember the numerical portion of the action film title “Ladder 49”. As a result, That’s So Clavin (Pretzel & Pizza) posted the only perfect first round score last weekend.
After a few first round speed bumps, our Friday teams earned a reprieve in their audio question, as numerous teams earned bonus points by recognizing dialogue from the TV game shows “Family Feud”, “The Price is Right”, and “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?”. Meanwhile, Saturday’s audio question featured music from TLC (“No Scrubs”), O.A.R. (“Love and Memories”), and MGMT (“Kids”). We continued with questions concerning Heisman Trophy winners, Ferdinand Magellan, and White Claw Hard Seltzer. In what was the most difficult bonus question of the weekend, only one Friday team knew that the brand was created in Chicago. The More You Know (Springfield Manor) gained two points on the entire Friday field in addition to posting the only perfect score of the second round.
Featured topics from last weekend’s halftime pages included actresses portraying nuns and items which are namesakes for Crayola colors. Overall, five teams snagged a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 14.3 points. Here is your halftime leaderboard from last weekend:
- The More You Know (Springfield Manor): 89
- Barking Bad (Pretzel & Pizza): 87
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 86
- Offbeats (Pretzel & Pizza): 86
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza): 85
Our Saturday teams began their third round with a stiff drink by identifying Drambuie as the primary ingredient the rusty nail cocktail. Our Friday teams were asked about the Broadway musical “Waitress”, sports records, and world geography. Saturday’s third round included the most difficult wagering question of the weekend:
–> In 2014, who became the first woman to replace herself at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart?
With a slew of possible answers, our teams dove in with guesses such as Katy Perry, Adele, and Rihanna. Only 25% of our Saturday teams gave us the correct answer of Taylor Swift. The third round did not yield any perfect scores this weekend.
Final round topics from last weekend included Stanley Cup champions, the film “Memphis Belle”, the occipital lobe of the brain, and the surrender of General Cornwallis at the Revolutionary Battle of Yorktown. Our weekend teams were largely unsuccessful on the fourth round bonus questions, as each of the six questions yielded a success rate of under 20%. We did not see any perfect final round scores last weekend. These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:
- The More You Know (Springfield Manor): 164
- Offbeats (Pretzel & Pizza): 152
- Demented and Sad But Social (Belles’): 151
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 150
- Sexual Chocolate (Belles’): 149
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (27.9% success rate):
–> In reference to one of his upcoming works, which author once said “I want to write about a fellow who is two fellows.”?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (55.5% success rate):
–> Four U.S. Presidents attended which university as undergraduates, more than any other school outside of the Ivy League?
The correct answers to these questions were Robert Louis Stevenson and The College of William and Mary. None of our weekend teams correctly answered every wagering question, so the Perfect 21 was unclaimed last weekend. Here is your final overall leaderboard:
- The More You Know (Springfield Manor): 164
- Offbeats (Pretzel & Pizza): 164
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza): 162
- Weasigators (Springfield Manor): 161
- Barking Bad (Pretzel & Pizza): 161
- Pine Cone Patrol (Springfield Manor): 156
- There’s a Bug in My Pocket (Springfield Manor): 154
- D.C. Swampers (Frey’s): 153
- D-Bartch (Springfield Manor): 152
- Smarty Pants (Belles’): 148
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: The More You Know (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – AFC or NFC?)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Oct. 11: Bill Murray)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Seinfeld”)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: D.C. Swampers (NEXT GAME ON OCT. 25 – First category: “The Godfather”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: Buckeyes (NEXT GAME ON OCT. 26 – First category: Nuclear Physics)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate (Next week’s first category: Triple 50 / 50 – Nissan or Toyota?)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats (Next week’s first category: Mercury Space Program)