Monday Trivia Stays Home!

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Fourteen locations hosted Pour House Trivia on Monday evening for 164 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

In the first round, our teams were all over the set of questions. Subjects included the nitrogen and oxygen that form laughing gas, Three Clues about the word cavalier, and the 25th anniversary of The Waterboy topping the domestic box office. There were 37 perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Second round, same as the first: no question in this round was tricky enough to stop most teams. The night’s audio question played theme songs to a trio of TV shows with 10-letter titles: AnimaniacsSmallville, and Bridgerton. From there, we got a Dell computer, discussed the lack of World Series titles for the American League’s Seattle Mariners and Tampa Bay Rays, and ordered a Black Russian cocktail. Fourteen teams had a second-round perfecto.

HALFTIME:

We went back to the arcade on the top half of Monday’s halftime sheet, as teams had to name retro arcade games such as Galaga and Dig Dug from screenshots. After that, they had to match duets to the artists who performed them. On average, teams scored 17.6 points on this page while 34 perfect scores were recorded. A five-way tie for first highlighted the halftime standings:

  • Porch Pirates (Clyde’s): 92
  • Hello From Centreville (DRP): 92
  • Cobra Kai (DRP): 92
  • Smart on the Avenue (DRP): 92
  • Bet Smart (Cushwa): 92

THIRD ROUND:

As with last week, the last question of the third round proved to be the first difficult wagering chance:

  • Used to make the first known coins in the Western world, Electrum is an alloy of which two metals?

Electrum is a naturally-occurring alloy of gold and silver; a game-low 39% of teams named at least one of those metals, while 14.6% submitted both correct answers for bonus credit. Other subjects in this round included the former ABC series Once Upon a Time and a three-parter about squares. This round had six perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the 6-4-2, 19 teams earned all six points for naming the Justice League after a single clue. The last round on Monday provided the two toughest bonus opportunities in the game. First was this NBA question:

  • Joining the league as the Rochester Royals in the 1940s, which Western Conference team won the Pacific division during the 2022-2023 regular season?
  • Bonus: Whose #2 jersey is retired by this franchise?

While most teams knew the Sacramento Kings for wagering points, only 4.26% earned bonus credit for naming Mitch Richmond. Two questions later, a query about the Roman Empire‘s Year of the Four Emperors saw just 5.48% name any of those rulers: GalbaOthoVitellius, and Vespasian. The round concluded with a three-part question about recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rage Against the MachineSheryl Crow, and Missy Elliott. This was the only round with no perfect scores. At this point, these were the highest scores:

FINAL QUESTION (25.61% success rate):

  • Legend has it that the ambulance taking Frank Sinatra to the hospital the night he died was able to make record time since so many people were at home watching the series finale of which show?

Sinatra passed away on May 14, 1998, the same night as the series finale of Seinfeld. Monday’s Perfect 21 teams were Hello From Centreville (DRP), Cobra Kai (DRP), Killer Snails (Quincy’s), and How Did I Get Here? (Quincy’s). These were the highest scores for the night:

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: M*A*S*H (TV series))

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: All Elite Wrestling)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Just Barely  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Walking Dead)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Cobra Kai  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Air Force)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Plutocrats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Northern Ireland Punk Bands)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Knights of the Coconut  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Righteous Gemstones)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Peanut Butter Jelly Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Numerology)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Neo Pets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Latin Legal Terms) 

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: New York Brewers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Metallica (audio))

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

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Dangerous Nights Crew  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: I Think You Should Leave)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hairspray (2007 film))

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Southpaw Fish  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)