Keep an Eye Out for Weekend Trivia!

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Over the weekend, Pour House Trivia was played at seven locations for a total of 75 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round offerings were no trouble for our teams during the weekend games. Friday’s round featured questions on a solar eclipse during a new moon and fictional racer Ricky Bobby‘s kids named Walker and Texas Ranger. For Saturday, teams visited the panhandle of several states and handled the carbonhydrogen, and oxygen found in carbohydrates. Finally, Sunday started with a running of the Preakness Stakes and battling with nunchaku. A game-high 13 teams had perfect scores at the end of their first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Audio clues over the weekend started with academic subjects named in songs, then took a trip through the filmographies of Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis. Friday’s toughest wagering question in the first half came on this query:

  • The character of Abby Cadabby is described as a fairy in training on what current children’s TV show?

About 44% of the field knew Abby is on Sesame Street. Saturday’s Three Clues question about Denver Bronco great Terrell Davis had a success rate of 28%, making it that evening’s toughest wagering chance. On Sunday, the first half ended with this music question:

  • Which man can boast that he was the first person to top the Billboard 200 Album Chart with five different albums before turning 19 years old?

One-third of teams earned their wager by naming Justin Bieber, while 11% added bonus points for knowing his debut album is titled My World 2.0. A perfect score in the second round was out of reach for all of our teams.

HALFTIME:

Depending on the day, halftime topics included pop culture referenced used in Arby’s ads, song titles named in their lyrics, and fictional horses. The average score was 15.8 points, while the only six perfect scores came on Saturday’s page. High scores at the halftime break were as follows:

THIRD ROUND:

Friday’s third round had a couple of tricky questions for its players. After a question about the class-action lawsuit about Skechers misleading customers about the benefits of its Shape-Ups product, we went to the big screen:

  • At the age of 11 years old, what actress played the daughter of Jodie Foster’s character in the 2002 film Panic Room?

Kristen Stewart was successfully named by 41% of the field. Saturday’s toughie asked teams to identify country music star Jason Aldean by his prolific Billboard Country Chart resume, while Sunday’s hardest question centered around the Dirty Bird dance made popular by the Atlanta Falcons. The only perfect team in this round was Ten Thousand Dugongs (Mason).

FOURTH ROUND:

MLB’s New York Mets was the Friday 6-4-2 subject, while the rest of the weekend gave clues about the city of Istanbul and auctions. The most difficult wagering question all weekend came on Friday:

  • By his own estimate, this man wrote more than 8,500 songs. Though he won the 1964 Grammy Award for Best Original Jazz Composition, his musical career was overshadowed by his success as the original host of The Tonight Show. Who was this man?

Just 8.3% of teams were able to name Steve Allen. Other topics in this round included St. Peter’s birth name of Simon, the tiger shark, and the harpsichord. We again had just one perfect score in this round, this time recorded by Sexual Chocolate (Garage). The top of the leaderboard was tightly packed before the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (30.56% success rate):

  • The stage musical titled Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 was adapted from a portion of which novel?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (28.57% success rate):

  • Which five-letter medical acronym abbreviates a phrase which includes the words in situ keratomileusis?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.22% success rate):

  • The name of which Northern Hemisphere territory is derived from the combination of two words: the name of a Moorish general of the 8th century, and the Arabic word for mountain?

Friday’s musical was adapted from War and Peace, Saturday’s medical acronym was LASIK, and Sunday’s territory was Gibraltar. However, there were no Perfect 21 teams this past weekend. These were the top scores:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baltimore Orioles)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cheese)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Bob Dole’s Grip  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Northern Irish Punk Rock)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Magnificent Seven  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld (season 7))

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Soup of the Day  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Styles (audio))

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Nerd Birds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ted Lasso)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYCommunist Dictators)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYGuitar Legends)