Monday Trivia is Glabella the Ball!

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Fifteen locations and a total of 160 teams took part in Pour House Trivia’s first Monday in June.

FIRST ROUND:

Monday’s game kicked off with questions on the element tin, the sweet treat cotton candy, and a Triple 50/50 in which teams had to figure out if the named states border Iowa. We hit the links for the round’s last question:

  • Which golf competition pits America’s best male professional golfers against a team of Europeans?
  • Bonus: What is the name of the women’s version of this event? 

Most teams were able to name the men’s Ryder Cup, but only 16% knew the women compete in the Solheim Cup. There were seven perfect teams in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

An audio question featuring three songs with the word Cars in the title tripped up a lot of teams in their bonus attempt; here, 14.3% of the field identified all three musical acts (Gary NumanDishwalla, and Snow Patrol). Later in the round, we asked this TV query:

  • Which sitcom starring Valerie Bertinelli and Betty White centered on three friends from Los Angeles who lease a house in Ohio after their plane makes an emergency landing?

Hot in Cleveland was identified by 45% of teams. This round’s perfect scores were recorded by HFC (DRP), Demolition (DRP), and J-Lo Ticket Sales (Ragtime).

HALFTIME:

For halftime, teams were asked to name film series by their poster, then match fictional locations to their pop culture source. The average team scored 17.7 points here, but 33 teams went ahead and earned all 20 points. At the halftime break, these were the highest scores:

THIRD ROUND:

In the third round, we asked about a certain artist’s work:

  • The 16th century fresco titled The School of Athens was created by which artist?

Raphael was named by 41% of teams. We followed that with Three Clues about a certain athlete:

  • She is the only athlete to have won each major singles tennis tournament at least four times.
  • She was ranked number one a record 377 weeks during her career. 
  • She won a gold medal for West Germany at the 1988 Olympics.

Steffi Graf fits all those clues, and she was identified by 46% of the field for wagering points. However, a game-low 7.5% did so before the final clue to earn two extra points. In this round, HFC (DRP) and Demolition (DRP) were once again perfect.

FOURTH ROUND:

Monday’s 6-4-2 saw just one team, Hot Llamas (Ragtime), earn all six points for naming Hawaiian Punch from the first clue. The last round of the evening featured topics such as the Teapot Dome scandal that marred the Harding administration, as well as the Best Picture-winning Western Unforgiven. We did wait until the last possible moment to introduce what ended up being the most difficult wagering question in any of our four rounds:

  • Which show won four consecutive Emmys for Outstanding Drama Series from 2000-2003?

Many teams guessed The Sopranos, but it was The West Wing earning those early-2000s honors; only 16% of teams earned their wager here. A perfect quartet of teams played this round: George Washington’s Camel (DRP), Smart on the Avenue (DRP), Jerk and Thrive (Rockwell), and Ten Thousand Dugongs (Ragtime). The top of the standings were still quite close after four rounds:

  • Demolition (DRP): 158
  • HFC (DRP): 157
  • My Favorite Team (Cushwa): 156
  • FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 154 POINTS

FINAL QUESTION (11.25% success rate):

  • The glabella is the smooth region of skin situated in the space between which parts of the human body?

By definition, the glabella is located directly between your eyebrows. Unfortunately, no team recorded a Perfect 21 in Monday’s game. One team comfortably led the final overall standings:

Pi (Whitlow’s) receives an honorable mention for its 158-point effort while playing over the limit of seven players.

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tom Cruise Films

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: My Favorite Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Painters Who Aren’t TMNT)

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Bestin Reston  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tour de France)

Black Hog BBQ – Ashburn in Ashburn, VA: Gummy Bears  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: World War I)

Black Hog BBQ – Middletown in Middletown, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 90 Day Fiance)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings Pink Floyd)

Cowboy Cafe in Arlington, VA: Mayor Cowboy  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sports)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: 13th Graders  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles (audio))

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Almost All-American  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Eddie Van Halen)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Kramerica  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Military Aircraft)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Landmarks)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Hot Llamas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Native Virginia Birds)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Peanuts (comic strip))

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Allison Janney)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: All Livers, No Brains  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Human Anatomy)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scott Hasn’t Seen (podcast))