Not So Manic Monday!

Teams scoffed at the threat of the impending snow and came on out for some hot trivia at venues across Maryland and Virginia. We are just settling in to Season 13 and things are getting interesting! Check the recap here!

DRP in Alexandria, Va

So here we are again on the verge of a snow… MAGGEDON! Well not really, although the buzz was about down here at DRP in Alexandria. We had visions of snowplows dancing in our heads. Great game of trivia, and a real close one too.

Here are the results:

Worst Case Ontario in 1st

Still TBD in 2nd

Rubio’s Ex Debate Prep Team in 3rd

Our first category for next week is “U.S. Civil War Battles” ~ Ronnie

Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, Md

When things heat up at the Roast House, they really heat up. So it would only make sense that when things cool down there, they really cool down. With a light field tonight, the game of Pour House Trivia was as tight as ever!

Highlights of the Night:

In “Ian-Is-Oblivious”: Apparently everyone and their mother had heard of this Zika Virus. Except me. This means I shall of course be patient 0 in the US and die a horrible death. Curses.

In “Canadian-Avian-Indians”: While the majority of the teams tonight clearly heard me say the team with the second most World Series Titles was an avian mascot, one team heard Canadian on the first readthrough and then Indian on the second. Needless to say the bird jokes flew thick and fast the rest of the night.

In “There-He-Goes-with-the- References”: If Walter Cronkite comes up, so too must Bruce Almighty. Because that’s the way it was. And that’s the way the cookie crumbles. And that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it, uh-huh uh-huh.

With one last shake up at the end, the podium was set.

In third place, Cher’s Zombie Army!

In second place, Hot Shame!

In first place, Multiple Scorgasms!

Great game everyone! Next week we’re gonna start with a triple 50/50 MLK or Malcolm X! Should be a good one! Study up, and we’ll see you next time!

Until then,


Greene Turtle in Hagerstown, Md 

Tonight the threat of impending snow didn’t discourage teams from coming in for a good game of trivia. We ended up having a packed house with a few new faces, which is always fun.

We opened up with a question about The Big Lebowski, asking about the band The Dude hates which gets him kicked out of a taxi, which is The Eagles.  I really liked the audio question for today, which asked about performers based on their songs on Sesame Street. The Adam Sandler clip was probably the hardest to recognize, as the other two were almost exactly like their big pop songs.

Halftime asked for famous civil rights icons, as well as matching up the fragments of different song titles.  Heading into the second half things were tied at the top, and it stayed pretty tight throughout.  I was impressed by everybody knowing what Jiffy Pop is, which is something I’ve honestly never used in my life. A last word/first word question made a rare appearance today, this time asking about Meet Me In St. Louis and Louis Vuitton.

The final round contained a tough Literature question asking about the author of “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man”, which only a few teams knew was James Joyce; nobody knew his final published work, which was Finnegan’s Wake.  Heading into the final question tonight, the tie turned into a small lead for one team, and the final question of Film Titles turned out to be pretty tough.

Tonight’s final asked about a 2004 romantic science fiction movie that takes its title from a quote from an Alexander Pope work called “Eloisa to Abelard”, and starred Kate Winslet and earned her a best actress Oscar nomination. Only one team got it right, which was “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”.

Taking third place tonight was Danny Glover, who wanted to change their name to Nipsey Russell for some reason. Second place went to That’s A Niner, who ended up doing pretty well but couldn’t quite close the gap.  Taking the win tonight, congrats to Cotton Candy, the only team to get the final! Next week we start with a question about ‘Starcraft’, so good luck with that, and I’ll see you all then!

Until next time,

Il Forno in Frederick, Md 

Week 2 of Season 13 continued here at il Forno tonight! Good to see everyone back to play more trivia with us and take a stab at those prizes! Everyone joining us tonight would also add to their World Series points, giving them a chance to qualify for the World Series in June! Last week’s winners Wrecking Ball joined us tonight, looking to extend their win streak to 2 tonight. We got a chance to see what happened.
We had lots of leaders tonight. At halftime, MC led the way at the half. Piggy Doodles snuck into the lead prior to the 6-4-2 though because they missed out on the 6, MC moved back into the lead. Quite the back and forth match! Tonight’s question of the night came in the 4th round, the 20th C Literature question. Only about half the teams picking up wager points but the big story with this one was the 2 point bonus that only our last place team The A Team picked up. The A Team was in last essentially all game and with this 2 point get, they managed to get just close enough to be relevant going into the final.
Going into the final we had Off in Public in last place and The A Team was second to last place. The story here is that they were the only 2 teams to get the final correct. With that, the final weighing heavily on the game results, here’s how it turns out. Off in Public gets 4th because they were just too far back to make something happen with the get, though a respectable 4th place! 3rd place goes to Much More Deeper who bet defensively on the final. MC was leading and they missed but a large lead let them bet small and take 2nd place tonight. Your winners are The A Team who just from 2nd to last place all the way into the lead! What a reversal! Amazing!
Great game! Tonight’s game shows you anyone can win on any night at any time! Great, exciting finish! Join us next week to continue on in our Season 13 adventures! Until then 😉
1st Place:     The A Team
2nd Place:    MC
3rd Place:     Much More Deeper
Next week:     1980s Music Audio

Spider Kelly’s in Arlington, Va

Season XIII of Pour House Trivia is in full swing, as we crammed 11 teams into Spider Kelly’s on Monday night.  What a performance by PC Principals!  They tied the PHT record for the highest first half score, and rolled right through the second half with an impressive 169 points after round four.  They did not have an insurmountable lead however, as Kitten Mittens lingered within striking distance.

Kitten Mittens did hold an insurmountable lead on third place, and so with second place locked up, they took the safe route with a zero wager, putting the pressure on PC Principals.  Unfortunately, PC Principals chose the worst possible time to miss their only question of the night, especially when you consider that they had the correct response CROSSED OUT on their answer slip!  They had to settle for third, as Jimmy’s in Vegas snuck into second place (by one point) with a correct response on the final, as the defensive strategy of Kitten Mittens paid off with a victory (even though they also missed the final).  We’ll start next week with a question on the original “Jurassic Park” film!  ~ Matt