Pierre Pressure at Thursday Trivia!

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Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 107 teams across 11 venues.


In Thursday’s opening round, we discussed phrases that include the word ‘RIGHT’, the deadly piranha fish, South American geography, and pilot Charles Lindbergh, the latter of which provided the field with the most difficult bonus question of the first round.  Only ten teams knew that Bruno Richard Hauptmann was convicted of kidnapping Charles Lindbergh’s infant son.  Six of those ten teams used the final two bonus points to complete a perfect first round.


Thursday’s audio question featured three classic songs with ‘Saturday‘ in the title.  Plenty of bonus points were doled out as we listened to Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke, Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting by Elton John, and Saturday in the Park by Chicago.  Other second round topics included Black & Decker tools, the Hitchcock-inspired TV drama Bates Motel, the James Bond film Never Say Never Again, and Olympic boxing champion Oscar de la Hoya.  Once again, the final bonus question of the round was its most difficult, as only 12% of the field knew that de la Hoya won his Olympic gold medal in Barcelona.  Three teams secured a perfect second round score: Don’t Beer the Reaper (Solace Outpost), Super Best Friends (Solace Outpost), and F. U. Covid (Mark’s).


Brand logo snippets and competitive reality show judges were the featured topics on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded 15 perfect scores and an overall average of 17.1 points.  Here is the overall leaderboard from Thursday’s first half:


We began Thursday’s second half with a mix of history and sports.  After most of our teams earned wagering points by knowing that the Soviet Union invaded Czechoslovakia in the spring of 1968, only 15% of the field tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that hockey star Jaromir Jagr chose jersey number 68 to commemorate the Prague Spring.  Other second round topics included the Disney character Bambi, classic rock singer Jim Morrison, the derivation of the word kitsch, and the film adaptations from author Nicholas Sparks.  Four teams earned 36 points with a perfect third round: Don’t Beer the Reaper (Solace Outpost), Great Heathen Army (Brewery Fire), Whiskey Business (Brewery Fire), and Momentary Lapse of Reason (Olde Mother).


After playing a quick game of Grand Theft Auto in the 6-4-2 question, the final round featured topics such as Jesuit priests, the strawberry, and former child actor Wil Wheaton.  The most difficult wagering and bonus questions of the final round was asked together in this query concerning NBA teams:

  • Founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana during the 1940s, which current Eastern Conference franchise has won three NBA titles but has never had a player win a regular season MVP Award?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: Which coach led this team to its most recent NBA championship?

About one-third of the field scored wagering points with the correct answer of the Detroit Pistons, with one-third of those teams adding two bonus points with the correct answer of Larry Brown.  After closing the final round with a three-part question about items named for (astronomical) stars, we saw three teams sweep the final round: Unruly Unicorns (Champion Billiards), Super Best Friends (Solace Outpost), and Slapsgiving (Homaide Brewing).  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

FINAL QUESTION (34.6% success rate):

  • What is the only U.S. state whose name has NO letters in common with the name of its capital city?

Just over one-third of our teams responded correctly with (Pierre) South Dakota.  Three teams recorded a Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly: Brideskeller (Mark’s), Great Heathen Army (Brewery Fire), and Super Best Friends (Solace Outpost).  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:


Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Motley Crew  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Supernatural – TV series)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Historic Flights)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Washington Foreskins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Meryl Streep at the Oscars)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Simple Minds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olympics)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Alley Cats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Outer Banks)

Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV: What Would Steve Rogers Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: NERF or Nothing?)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Periodic Table Wordplay)

Crooked Run in Sterling, VA: YOLO Swaggins  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Super Best Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Homaide Brewing in Williamsport, MD: Slapsgiving  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: George Washington)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Birdeskeller  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Julio-Claudian Emperors)