Memorial Day Weekend Trivia!

The holiday weekend did not keep away the crowds from trivia night, as we welcomed 38 teams across three venues:

FIRST HALF:

The first round provided few surprises for our veteran teams, with five teams earning perfect scores.  Our Friday teams were thrown for a loop when asked to identify this TV theme song from the late 1980s:

Only three of our 20 Friday teams earned points on this audio question, with one of those teams (Adorable Deplorables) cruising to a perfect second round score.  Meanwhile, our Saturday teams performed very well, but were virtually stumped when asked to name the lead actress from the M. Night Shyamalan film “Unbreakable”.  Only two teams earned those bonus points with the correct answer of of Robin Wright.  Not surprisingly, our teams bounced back by naming the three chemical elements that comprise a molecule of alcohol.

HALFTIME:

With topics including athletes in video games and world flags, our weekend teams averaged 16.8 points on their halftime page, with four team notching a perfect score of 20 points.  Here are the halftime leaders from the weekend:

SECOND HALF:

The most difficult wagering question of the second half was asked on Friday night:

–> Which word can refer to one of the dots found on dice or the nickname of the lead character from the Charles Dickens novel “Great Expectations”?

Maybe we should have thrown in a reference to “South Park”, as only 40% of our Friday teams arrived at the correct answer of Pip.  Meanwhile, our Saturday teams dealt the most difficult bonus question of the second half, as only two teams knew that Coco Chanel’s real first name was Gabrielle.  With that, the only perfect score of the second half was turned in by Smarty Pants (Belles’), who aced the final round with 36 points.  Here are your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (0.0% success rate):

–> In 1843, the obituary of a wealthy banker named Pierre Lorillard marked the first known usage in the U.S. of what word derived from French?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (12.5% success rate):

–> In 2003, which American-born female solo artist became the most recent musical act to win the Grammy Award for Best New Artist and the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in the same year?

It had been a long time since we had asked a pair of wicked final questions on back-to-back weekend nights.  On Friday, none of our 20 teams were able to come up with the correct response of millionaire.  On Saturday, only two teams (one at each location) responded correctly with Norah Jones:

Norah Jones

Not surprisingly, none of our weekend teams earned the Perfect 21 by answering correctly on all wagering questions.  Here are your top weekend scores:

THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  This is How We Go Down  (Next week’s first category: Serial Killers)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: Calculus)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Beverly Hills, 90210” or “Melrose Place”?)