My Heart Will Go On For Weekend Trivia!

Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 25 teams across three venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend included Peter Pan, Chicken Kiev, the official state quarter of Virginia, and the romantic comedy film “Fever Pitch”.  Our Saturday teams dealt with the most difficult bonus question of the first round, as only two out of 17 teams knew that the film “Fever Pitch” was based on the work of British author Nick Hornby.  Two teams earned a perfect first round score: Turd Ferguson (P. B. Dye) and Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza).

SECOND ROUND:

Friday’s audio question asked our teams to identify musical acts singing (or rapping) songs about mothers.  Our teams performed very well here, with about half of Friday’s field earning bonus points by recognizing all three acts: The Rolling Stones (“Mother’s Little Helper”), LL Cool J (“Momma Said Knock You Out”), and Danzig (“Mother”).  Meanwhile, our younger Saturday players did not “show me that smile again”, as they struggled to identify the theme song from the late 1980s TV sitcom “Growing Pains”.  The second round also looked at topics such as the new film “Frozen II”, former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, and the state of Vermont.  Saturday’s first half closed with the most difficult wagering question of the weekend:

–> Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver starred in which 1997 film that takes place during dangerous weather in an affluent Connecticut suburb over Thanksgiving weekend in 1973?

None of our Saturday teams gave us the correct answer of “The Ice Storm”.  The second round did not yield any perfect scores during either weekend game.

HALFTIME:

Topics from last weekend’s halftime pages included celebrity relatives, TV weddings, and U. S. state tourism slogans.  Across the board, four teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 17.1 points.  Here is the weekend leaderboard at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Friday’s second half began with a wicked sports question, as only one team remembered that Texas Tech lost to the Virginia Cavaliers in the 2019 NCAA Men’s Division I basketball championship game.  Our Saturday teams dealt with a difficult sports question as well, asked in the Triple 50/50 format:

  1. Which team has thrown more no-hitters: the Indians or the Cardinals?
  2. Which team has won more Cy Young Awards: the Nationals or the Angels?
  3. Which team has won more World Series titles: the Orioles or the Pirates?

About half of our Saturday teams gave us any two of the three correct answers of the Indians (14 to 9), the Nationals (3 to 2), and the Pirates (5 to 3), but none of our teams tacked on two bonus points with all three correct responses.  Other third round topics from last weekend included the city of Vienna, the work of author Jack London, the cable network TruTv, and static electricity.  None of our weekend teams recorded a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

Topics from last weekend’s final round included the work of Kanye West, the classic TV sitcom “WKRP in Cincinnati”, Little Debbie snack cakes, the “Boot” of Italy, and the musical supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  On both weekend nights, the third question of the final round featured our nightly Three Clues question, though very few bonus points were doled out on topics concerning the Biblical figure Abraham and the croissant.  As a result, we did not see any perfect scores in last weekend’s final round.  These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> To which 19th century novel was Ernest Hemingway referring when he said that “It’s the best book we’ve had.  All American writing comes from that.  There was nothing before.  There has been nothing as good since.”?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (5.9% success rate):

–> Excluding ‘expert’ guests such as Dr. Phil and Dr. Oz, which pop singer made the most appearances on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” with 27?

The respective correct answers to these questions were “(The Adventures of) Huckleberry Finn” and Celine Dion.  Congratulations to Sexual Chocolate (Belles’), as the only team to answer Saturday’s final question correctly.  None of our teams recorded a Perfect 21 by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:

LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 6 – First category: “M*A*S*H”)

Black Walnut at P. B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  Slightly Agitated   (Next week’s first category: Clint Eastwood Acting Roles)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON DEC. 6 – First category: Paul McCartney)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Sexual Chocolate   (Next week’s first category: Metric Terms)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia  EARLY START TIME (7:00p) NEXT WEEK!!   (First category: Michael J. Pollard Film Roles)