Love Was in the Air at Tuesday Trivia!

The opening week of Season XVIII continued with 106 teams playing at 15 Tuesday venues:


Tuesday’s opening round topics included the derivation of the word czar (or tsar), the uses of the acronym ‘PCH’, and the writings of the ancient Chinese philosopher Confucius.  With many teams rolling towards a perfect first round score, we threw a Three Clues question into the mix to test their mettle:

CLUE 1: Singer Ilene Woods voiced this film’s title character.

CLUE 2: It spawned a pair of direct-to-video sequels respectively subtitled “Dreams Come True” and “A Twist in Time”.

These two clues were enough for 17% of the field to pick up two bonus points with this correct response:


With most teams turning in the answer of “Cinderella” after the third clue mentioned the evil stepsisters Anastasia and Drizella, only nine teams managed to run the table in the opening stanza.


Songs with ‘red’ in the title were featured on Tuesday’s audio question.  Most teams performed well here, recognizing “Red Red Wine” by UB40 and “Little Red Corvette” by Prince, though “Redbone” by Childish Gambino proved to be much more difficult, leading to only 22% of the field earning bonus points.  We continued with a look at the O.J. Simpson trial, Canadian cities, and this world record:



The final question of the half asked our teams to name the either one of the two companies which have supplied official baseballs to the major leagues.  With just 15% of the field earning bonus points by naming both Rawlings and Spalding, only two teams notched perfect second round scores: Hundo (Cugini’s) and Pooky & Ray Ray (Buffalo Wild Wings).


Tuesday’s halftime page featured films with poker terms in their titles.  Falling on the more difficult side, the overall average score came in at just 14.6 points.  While ten teams topped out at 19 points, no one managed to record a perfect score at halftime.  Here is your overall leaderboard at the break:


A three-part question concerning U.S. Vice Presidents proved to be the most difficult question of the third round.  Only 31% of our teams earned wagering points with two correct answers, while seven teams picked up a two-point bonus by knowing that George Clinton was the first V.P. to pass away in office.  Next, we enjoyed an anagram question in which our teams turned the phrase ‘range and aria’ into the name Ariana Grande.  We concluded the round with questions concerning ultraviolet rays and this CBS drama which is about to air its 300th episode:

Criminal Minds TV Trivia

Three teams recorded perfect third round scores: Chef Goldblum’s Raptor Bites (Greene Growlers), Pooky & Ray Ray (Buffalo Wild Wings), and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).


Our final round opened with a one-two punch that most teams did not survive.  After opening the round with a difficult question on the national airline of Kazakhstan (Air Astana), we stumped most of the field by asking about this musical instrument with a German name:


Only 23% of our teams knew that we were describing the flugelhorn.  Other final round topics included sporting events from the year 1999, the real estate company Zillow, and the 1960s film “Born Free”.  How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers) recorded the only perfect score of Tuesday’s final round, capping off a masterful performance which put the team three points shy of a perfect game.  Here is Tuesday’s overall leaderboard after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (39.5% success rate):

–> Some historians believe that Lupercalia, a Roman celebration of the coming of spring using fertility rituals, led to a modern holiday that we observe on which date?

About two-fifths of the field earned points on the final question with the correct response of February 14th (or Valentine’s Day).  Congratulations to How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), who notched the only Perfect 21 of the night by answering correctly on all wagering questions.  Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Trojan Pride  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Constitutional Amendments)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Free Beer  (Next week’s first category: World Flags)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Video Games of the 2000s)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: “The Office” – U.S. version)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Bet Smart  (Next week’s first category: Horses)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  My Kitten has Herpes  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Suicide or Accidental Death?)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Bon Jovi)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Numb Nuts  (Next week’s first category: Sexually Transmitted Diseases)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  CoMaNa  (Next week’s first category: Pinochle)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Pooky and Ray Ray  (Next week’s first category: Alliterative World Capitals)

Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Jerry Seinfeld or Jerry Stiller?)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: Impressionist Art)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Shadynasty  (Next week’s first category: “Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  SMRT  (Next week’s first category: Canadian Hockey)

Perry’s Restaurant in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Chemistry)