Just Do It at Weekend Trivia

alt textLast weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 40 teams across five venues.

FIRST HALF:

First half topics from last weekend’s games included the comedic films of Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder, Small Business Saturday, the Liberty Bell, and a three clues question about the state of Wyoming.  Our audio questions featured commercials featuring songs with monthly titles and heavy metal music.  Across the board, none of our teams earned a perfect first-round score and seven teams picked up the perfect 36 points in the second round.  Here is last weekend’s halftime leaderboard:

SECOND HALF:

Five of our teams managed to post a perfect score on our halftime sheets which came in at a combined average of 16.05 points.

Our second half touched on topics such as the game show Hollywood Squares, the Ivy League universities, Cornell, Dartmouth and Harvard, and the literary work Animal Farm. 

The most difficult questions of the weekend were on the topics of sports gadgets and ancient history.

  • Identify the sport in which event organizers and officials utilize a device known as a ‘stimpmeter’?
  • Legend has it that in 490 B.C., a fellow named Pheidippides needed to warn the Greeks of a coming invasion. To do so, he ran from the site of this battle all the way to Athens to warn them. It wasn’t until 1896 that this messenger was honored in Greece. Who was this messenger?

The answers here were golf and marathon

Three teams were able to earn a perfect round during the second half this weekend.  

After four rounds of play, the overall weekend leaderboard included these teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (57.1% success rate):

  • This term was first used in the business world as a result of the method used by 19 th Century whiskey makers to differentiate their barrels from those of other distilleries.

SATURDAY FINAL QUESTION (25% success rate):

  • According to the International Energy Agency, these three nations were the top three oil producing countries worldwide in 2020, based on millions of barrels produced per day. Identify ALL THREE countries.

SUNDAY FINAL QUESTION (70% success rate):

  • This Fortune 100 Company, originally named Blue Ribbon Sports, has certainly seen its share of victories in the business world, It was founded in 1964 and today the brand alone is valued at over $32 billion.

The respective correct answers to these final questions were Brand, the U.S., Russia & Saudi Arabia, and Nike. One team, Two Birds, One Scone (Mason Social) was able to post a Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctlyHere is your final weekend leaderboard:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Scrooged  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adam Sandler Films)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT GAME ON JANUARY 14: Famous Eyepatch Wearers)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Independent Panda  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – FIRST CATEGORY ON DEC. 17: Entourage)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Card Games)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Expanse – TV Series)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Two Birds, One Scone (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jeopardy Champions)