Keep Your Feet on the Ground for Tuesday Trivia!

As a great indication of Pour House Trivia’s recent expansion, last night marked the first time that more than 100 teams played on one regular season night!  What a turnout!  As we begin our final full month of Season XIV, our busy Tuesday night gave us some surprises (both good and bad), but that’s all part of the game.  A rather difficult final question gave some teams a confidence boost, and flipped the standings at several at our venues.  With 13 venues on the roster for Tuesday night, which teams were the cream of the crop?

TUESDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (101 teams across 13 venues):

–> Highest Overall Score: Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South) with 175

–> Highest Score after Round 4: Kelly’s Heroes (Whole Foods) with 165

–> Highest First Half Score: Kelly’s Heroes (Whole Foods) with 91

–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Capitol City Goofballs (Capitol City Brewing), Uncle Jack (Quincy’s South)

–> The halftime page played slightly tougher than normal with an average of 16.4, as only four teams (Screaming Death Monkey, Stink Floyd, Sad and Demented But Social, Third Quarter Nose Dive) notched 20 points on the halftime round.

–> The 6-4-2 question was equally difficult, as only four teams (Stink Floyd, And We’re All Out of Bubblegum, Suck It Trebek, Wingardium Triviosa) knew that ‘Baby Gays’ was the original name of Q-Tips.

TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (21.9% success rate):

–> Released in October of 2013, which film won seven Academy Awards, the most among 21st Century films that did NOT win Best Picture?  (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)


 

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA

Glad to see my favorite people out on a gross night to be out! Very fun game, with a few new teams as well. The final question decided the winner from behind as Trogdor took first!

First Place:  Trogdor

Second Place:  Kelly’s Heroes

Third Place:  Pi

First category was given to Kellie’s Heroes due to Trogdor expecting a child next month (Grats!) so Kellie’s Heroes chose The American version of “The Office”!  See you in 2017!

~ Zach

The Office


 

Capitol City Brewing in Arlington, VA

Another zesty night of trivia at Cap City, brought to you by our razor-sharp regulars, high-spirited host, and an especially strenuous set of questions.  I’ve got to say I was impressed by how well the crowd handled some real brain-busters about the periodic table, classic hip-hop, African islands and (ugh) professional soccer.  And I’m definitely excited to see “newcomer” teams like “Where’s Beck” and “Green Machine” becoming familiar faces around the bar – when newcomers turn into regulars, we know we’re doing our job.

It was certainly another night for the newer teams to shine, but our stalwart defending champs, the Capitol City Goofballs, just about owned the night, taking a 2-point lead by the end of the first half and becoming almost untouchable by the time the Final rolled around.  That Final devastated the majority of the field – and as often happens, the three teams that got it right were the ones ending up in the winner’s circle.  Your top three:

First Place:  Capitol City Goofballs

Second Place:  Where’s Beck?

Third Place:  Title One Forever

Next week’s first category:  D.C. United

DC United Trivia


 

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD

Coming soon…

Next week’s first category:  Xenophobia

Xenophobia


 

Cugini’s Restaurant in Poolesville, MD

We had a hiatus from precipitation down here at Poolesville for quite some time, however here we are for another rainy Tuesday edition of PHT at Cugini’s.  The first round went off relatively without a hitch, spanning subject matter from live TV to foreign cars, and round two featured the likes of Robert Redford, Patrick Henry, and Tone Loc.  For the puzzle, I received some new chemical elements ending in – on such as Klingon, Cybertron, and Moron.  We had to break a tie after tonight’s final question, and congrats to our 3rd place team for their first time in the top three. Great game folks, here are the results:

First Place:  Lightfoot

Second Place:  MoMo

Third Place:  No Clue

Next week’s first category: 1950s TV Shows

~ Ronnie

1950s TV Trivia


 

Orioles Nest in Frederick, MD

Tonight’s game started out with a triple 50/50: Star Wars or Star Trek, and featured me ruining the pronunciation of at least one Star Trek character because I am definitely not a Trekkie.  The halftime page had a bunch of TV sitcoms that teams had to name based on the picture, as well as naming all the chemical elements that end in ‘-on’.

We went into the final with a tie for first, and things got very interesting from there.  Tonight’s final question was about 21st Century films and proved to be rather tough! Only a few teams got it right, which definitely changed things quite a bit.  Third place came down to a tiebreaker between the two previous front runners, with His and Her Peas taking third place over Suck it Trebek. Second place went to Mouse Rat while the win went to We’ve Embraced Our Mediocrity! Next week we start with an Incubus audio question, so study up! I’ll see you all then!

Until next time,

~ Chad

Next week’s first category:  Incubus (AUDIO)

Incubus Band Trivia


 

Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD

With the holidays fast approaching, teams came ready for a closely-fought game of trivia.  We battled back and forth, I preached the value of the Light Blue properties in Monopoly, and we even had a Hip Hop question everyone knew! Exciting stuff.  Maybe my idea of a Kanye West theme game will finally take off? (No. It will not.)

With a stumper of a final, our standings were locked in.

First Place:  Poovey Farms

Second Place:  Hookers and Blackjack

Third Place:  Book Club Babes

Next week’s first category:  Super Bowl History

~ Nick

Super Bowl History Trivia


 

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD

Neither rain nor hail could stop another rousing game of Pour House Trivia from going off without a hitch tonight at Senor Tequilas!

Highlights of the Night:

In “Dodging-Commercials-Like-Bullets”: When you host a game of trivia in a bar with lots of televisions, and you have a question asking about current TV or TV events, you gotta hope, and can really only hope, that the trivia gods are on your side and don’t give away the answer. Sure enough, moments after I read out the answer to the Hairspray question, a commercial for the live event tomorrow played on multiple TVs! Got lucky on that one!

In “A-Little-Too-Canadian”: When asked about a sport with Canadian teams tonight, a few too many trivia teams got hung up on Canadian and not the fact that there were only 2 of them. Curling would have FAR more than 2 teams in one of their conference.

In “The-Gravity-of-the-Situation”: The final tonight was a crucial question, with correct answers deciding the outcome as top teams fell to the tough-to-pull answer. How would it all play out in the end?

In third place tonight, Axl’s Doghouse!

In second place tonight, the Fan Club!

In first place tonight, Beer Pressure!

Great game tonight guys! Next week we’ll kick things off with a question about the Fantastic Four! Study up, and we’ll see you next time!

Until then,

~ Ian

Fantastic Four


 

FireFlies in Alexandria, VA

Wooooooo – a doozy.  Once again, Fireflies and Pourhouse Trivia welcomed three new teams, two virgin PHT players and one transplant!

First on the order of business: who knew Clifford the Big Red Dog and his publishing house would pose such a problem? Chief’s off-the-record question regarding his anatomy notwithstanding. 🙂

Secondly: the final kicked some butt. Remember, folks: you can wager less than 12. If you’re within a point of your competitor, consider wagering less than 12 as a strategy – you don’t want to remain where you started!  Kudos to ONR who was the only team to answer the final correctly.

Thirdly: well well WELL done in challenging Milwaukee Beers.  As much grief as they collect for being perennial first-placers (especially from your host), they pulled it out.  Or… rather, they put it back in.  After missing the first 5-point bonus of the night, they were behind coming into the fourth round, but they took charge and took names. Kudos to those that made them think just a little bit harder.

As always, it was a sincere pleasure. My favorite venue!!  Your finishers:

First Place:  Milwaukee Beers (12 IN A ROW!!)

Second Place:  Spanish Inquizition

Third Place:  No Tears for Beers

Next week’s first category: “The Natural”

Until next week… Fair Winds!

~ Chief

The Natural Movie Trivia


 

Quincy’s in Bethesda, MD

We had a blast tonight with live trivia at Quincy’s Bethesda! Our teams battled it out for the top spot, discussed the proper pronunciation of “Debussy,” and got a hankerin’ for some liquor and cookies 🙂

It was neck and neck throughout the game, but Catching Planes continued their winning streak with Team Black & Yellow in second. Next week’s Winners’ Choice category is “The Illuminati”.

See ya next week!

~ Eric 🙂

Illuminati Trivia

 

Blue Parrott in St. Petersburg, FL

Our first December trivia night at the Blue Parrott brought holiday cheer and several new teams.  Those newbies gave our regulars quite the challenge, even knocking a few of them out of the coveted top three placings.

Round one was off to a slow start, with early questions about India, The Big Bang Theory and the musical “Hairspray” causing some teams to stumble early on.  Our Tuesday trivia regulars held most of the top spots at the half, but that would change with rounds 3 and 4 and that tricky final question. A shout out goes to the team that answered the second half of the quiz sheet using Pokemon characters  instead of elements.

That same team was the only one to correctly guess “Gravity” on the final question.  Seeing as how every other team missed the final, it was smart wagers by our newbies that helped them secure the top three rankings.  Congrats to everyone, and we hope to see you  out again next week.

First Place:  Sic Semper Tyrannis

Second Place:  Memphis Blue

Third Place:  GTS

Next week’s first category:  Reasons to Hate Katy Perry

Katy Pery Trivia


 

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD

Whether you’re a Sean Paul or a Claude Debussy, everybody has a chance to win an exciting game of Pour House Trivia, just like last night!

With a weighty final (get it?), the teams who got it right or wagered low took home the coveted coupons.  Stink Floyd was the only team to pick up the final answer of Gravity, and they took home the gold!  Southpaw Fish had an incredibly smart wager of 0 and took second, and Sad and Demented rounded out the podium.

Next week’s category will be Deaths of 2016which were far too many (read one Harambe too many).  See you then, triviers!

~ Colin

Celebrity Deaths 2016


 

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD

Bad weather!  Cold, rainy, wet UGH!  Luckily we had trivia night to balance all the suck! Trivia was fun, as always! Tonight we saw 14 teams come out and play at Quincy’s!  Screaming Death Monkey won last week and looked to build a win streak but it would be difficult as the field looked mighty tough.  Uncle Jack was here, always a strong contender, and also Sofa King Smart who has been fairly consistent as of late.

The first half was owned by Uncle Jack who looked near perfect and led at the half by a few points. Screaming Death Monkey did have the lone 20 on the halftime page however, keeping the gap close.  Round 3 saw Uncle Jack cruise through as well, as they held a 3 point lead going into the 6-4-2.  Wingardium Triviosa looked to make a comeback with the ONLY get on the 6 point clue AND they also were the only team to pick up the capital of Cape Verde (Praia). A 4 point gain on the field was something to be happy about!

Going into the final, Wingardium Triviosa was JUST shy of the lead, down by a SINGLE POINT after having a strong end to their game. Uncle Jack led. As the final was asked, Wingardium turned in their response immediately — it was right. They held the lead for those two minutes as we waited for Uncle Jack to come up with a response.

With no time left, Uncle Jack turned in their answer of “Gravity” which was in fact the CORRECT answer.  Took all the time they had to get that one but they did it, shattering the hopes and dreams of Wingardium Triviosa’s comeback. Better luck next time! 2nd place to WT and 3rd to Screaming Death Monkey.  Back next week guys, until then!

~ Bill

Next week’s first category: Pearl Harbor

Pearl Harbor Trivia


 

Stone’s Cove in Bel Air, MD

It was a rainy night in Bel Air, the mood was light, the air crisp. The Stones Cove team was on their game, wanting to take the win for the second week in a row. Rivals Boogie Friend put up a good fight but they didn’t stand a chance. Stones cove took the top slot again!

~ Natalie

Next week’s first category:  Alien Movies of 2000s

Alien FIlms