Play it, Sam… Play Weekend Trivia For Me.
With our two busiest venues back in action and drawing in close to 20 teams each, we welcomed a total of 57 teams across four weekend venues.
Opening round topics from last weekend included Trix cereal, the website Wikileaks, the film “Ghost”, and the Dixie Chicks, the latter of which provided the most difficult bonus question of the first round. Only three of our 18 Saturday teams could remember that the Dixie Chicks tune “Not Ready to Make Nice” took home the Grammy for Song of the Year in 2007. Only two of our Saturday teams posted a perfect opening round score, but more than a dozen accomplished the same feat on the night before.
Both of the weekend audio questions dealt with the topic of television. On Friday, our teams listened to the theme from the 1990s sitcom “Blossom”, but only two teams earned bonus points by also recognizing the voice of the singer Dr. John. Meanwhile, our Saturday squads were asked to identify three TV series based on their respective opening narrations. Numerous teams earned bonus points by recognizing “Dragnet”, “The A-Team”, and “Arrested Development”. Other second round topics included repeat Super Bowl champions, supermodel Tyra Banks, the U.S. Mint, and the game of dominoes. None of our teams recorded a perfect second half sore last weekend.
Our featured topics from last weekend’s halftime pages were movie monsters and “Family Guy” film parodies. These pages yielded a total of nine perfect scores with an overall average of 16.5 points. Here is your halftime leaderboard from last weekend:
- Stupid Neighbor Chicks (Springfield Manor): 89
- Wolverines (Springfield Manor): 89
- Sexual Chocolate (Vanish): 89
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 89
- Full Bullpen (Belles’): 88
Saturday’s teams faced a slew of difficult third round questions, though this question dealing with politicians was by far the toughest:
–> Released from prison in 2017, who is the highest-ranking elected official in U.S. history to have served a federal prison sentence?
Only two of our Saturday teams gave us the correct answer of former U.S. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. Bouncing back from that question was not easy, as many teams were also stumped on questions concerning Hadrian’s Wall and the music of The Clash. Our Friday teams faced an easier slate of wagering questions in the third round, breezing through topics such as the 1969 New York Mets, the charitable efforts of singer Dolly Parton, and events from the year 2011. With the six bonus questions from the third round allowing a combined success rate of under 20%, the only perfect score was posted by Momentary Lapse of Reason (Vanish).
Final round topics from last weekend included the novel “The Three Musketeers”, the mascots of the University of Arkansas, the Cannes Film Festival, and the song “Midnight Train to Georgia”. For the second round in a row, the bonus questions played more difficultly than anticipated, leading to just one perfect score: Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish). These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:
- Sexual Chocolate (Vanish): 161
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 161
- Full Bullpen (Belles’): 155
- Green Acres (Vanish): 155
- Wolverines (Springfield Manor): 154
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):
–> On the American Film Institute’s list of the Top 100 film quotes of all-time, which film has the most entries on the list with six, including one which might be the most misquoted movie line of all time?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (5.6% success rate):
–> Four solo artists have had seven singles from one album reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Among these four artists, who is the only woman, having accomplished that feat with a 1989 album?
The correct answers to these questions were “Casablanca” and Janet Jackson. Only one team (Full Bullpen) gave us the correct answer to Saturday’s final question. None of our teams earned the Perfect 21 last weekend. Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Sexual Chocolate (Vanish): 173
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish): 173
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor): 163
- D.C. Swampers (Vanish): 163
- Full Bullpen (Belles’): 162
- Momentary Lapse of Reason (Vanish): 161
- Love Couple (Springfield Manor): 156
- Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish): 156
- Here For the Beer (Vanish): 156
- THREE TEAMS TIED WITH 153 POINTS
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain (Next week’s first category: Aerosmith)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Bill Murray)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT GAME ON OCT. 18 – First category: Medieval English Monarchs)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON OCT. 25 – First category: “The Godfather”)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME ON OCT. 26 – First category: Nuclear Physics)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Full Bullpen (Next week’s first category: U2 Discography)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats (Next week’s first category: “I Love Lucy”)