Leave Worry Behind at Tuesday Trivia

alt textTuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 73 teams across eight venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the anniversary of Utah becoming a state, and a three-part question about video games where the answers were racing, hockey, and snowboarding.  We finished up the round with a question about Beauty and the Beast and ended the round with a question about mayonnaise, which included a spelling bonus.

Despite an almost 90% success rate in the round only one team, Killer Snails (Olney Winery) posted a perfect first round score on Tuesday night.

SECOND ROUND:

In Tuesday’s audio question, the field faced the most difficult question of the first half where they had to identify musical acts whose names are also professions. Those answers were The Police, Twenty One Pilots, and Insane Clown Posse. Only eight teams snagged the first two bonus points of the second round.  Subsequent topics included concussion, the new film Encanto, the term fiscal, and the tv sitcom Spin City. No teams notched a perfect score of Tuesday’s second round.

HALFTIME:

Football films and restaurant advertising slogans were the featured topics on Tuesday’s halftime page.  The overall average reached 18.7 points with an incredible 29 teams earned a perfect score.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Tuesday’s Third Round began with a three clues question about the word wicket, other subjects in the round were eggnog, the song “Rainbow Connection,” and the literary work, Of Mice and Men.

Round Three also featured this difficult question on the subject of golf.

  •  Doing so in 2017 and 2018, who is the most recent golfer to repeat as champion at the U.S. Open?

Only 30% of our teams knew the answer here was Brooks Koepka. 

A perfect third round score eluded the entire field on Tuesday night.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing a sphere in the 6-4-2 question, the final round brought many of our team to a crashing halt as it featured three questions were only two total teams earned their bonus points.

The first one was on the subject of Russian Geography.

  • Identify the name of any ONE of the three rivers in Russia that are known as the Siberian rivers as they all flow into the Arctic Ocean. Identify all three correctly and you’ll receive a two-point bonus. 

Only FIVE teams were able to earn their wagers on this question with no one guessing all three. Those answers were the  Lena, Ob, and the Yenisey

From there we talked about the argyle clothing pattern, actress Cynthia Nixon and her role as former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, where the bonus of who played her husband in that TV film saw two teams get the bonus of Kenneth Branagh.

We finished the round with questions about the opera The Magi, and a three-part questions where once again 0 teams got all three correct involving the word ‘LAST.’ Those answers were plaster, blastula, and the 2021 film Raya and the Last Dragon..  Obviously with those tough bonuses no teams earned a perfect score in Tuesday’s fourth round.  Heading into the final question, these were your highest scoring Tuesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (32.9% success rate):

  • As found in the names of several brands, this word is often used an informal measure of time.  However, a 20th Century scientist once proposed that it officially refer to the amount of time needed for light to travel one centimeter. What is that word? 

About one-third of Tuesday’s field responded correctly with Jiffy.  No teams posted the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by correctly answering all 21 wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:

A Special shout out goes to two teams, Wiseacres (Distilled) and Dobby and the Socks (Smoketown Creekside) who scored an impressive 156 and 153 respectively, but played over the limit. 

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Philadelphia Eagles Head Coaches)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TV Game Shows)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: True Crime)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Quiz in My Pants  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ghostbusters – Original Film)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Pavlov’s Bitches  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Witcher)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Red Herring  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NHL Winter Classic)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Names of Animal Groups)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: That’s So Clavin  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s NFL)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Blood Legion  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Epiq Food Hall in Woodbridge, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: British Slang)