Pour House History on Tuesday Night!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 118 teams across 14 venues, but the game of the night took place at Champion Billiards in Frederick.  After more than 18,000 games of Pour House Trivia, we witnessed our first FOUR-WAY TIE for first place after the final question, with host Sam needing a double tiebreaker in order to determine a winner.


Tuesday’s opening round quizzed our teams on the Kentucky Derby, pi, and this brand name which still exists (but only in Bend, Oregon):


After closing the round with a three-part question on people with “The” in their common name (Andre the Giant, Dennis the Menace, and Ivan the Terrible), we saw 11 perfect scores in the opening stanza.


HBO comedy shows were the theme of Tuesday’s audio question, which featured clips from “Sex and the City”, “Eastbound and Down”, and “Silicon Valley”.  Later, we discussed the novel “Animal Farm” and the common misconception that former Vice President Al Gore has won an Academy Award (sorry Al, giving an acceptance speech does not mean that you actually won the award).  The final question of the round featured this Grammy-winning album:

Norah Jones

After a slight uptick in difficulty, six teams ran the table with 36 points in the second round.


Road trip movies were featured on Tuesday’s halftime page, which yielded seven perfect scores and an overall average of 17.4 points.  Here is your halftime leaderboard from Tuesday night:


Tuesday’s second half began with a look at this Hollywood couple:


We continued with question concerning world records in Olympic events, the “Friday night death slot” in American television, and the origin of the phrase “into the limelight”.  Five teams notched perfect third round scores.


We’ll admit that African geography is usually everyone’s LEAST favorite category, but our teams performed very well to begin the final round, with many naming both Ethiopia and Egypt as the two most populous African countries whose names begin with a vowel.  We took a quick smoke break for this brand nicknamed “P-Funks”:


The final round included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Most historians believe that which Roman Emperor was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina so that her son Nero could assume the title of Emperor?

The most popular response on this question was the incorrect answer of Caligula, but there is no doubt among this historians that the Little Boot was stabbed to death.  His successor was the answer we were looking for: Claudius.  With just 31% of the field answering correctly, only two teams scored 36 points in the final round: How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers) and Breadsticks (Upper Deck).  These were your highest-scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.5% success rate):

–> What is the longest river in the United States that shares its name with a U.S. state capital?

Just under half of our teams responded correctly by remembering that the river which forms most of the border between Oregon and Washington shares its name with the capital of South Carolina.  With the correct answer of Columbia, three teams took home the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions: How Did I Get Here? (Greene Growlers), Balls Out (Quincy’s South), and Drink Apple Juice, the O.J. Will Kill You (Quincy’s South).  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfrtably Dum  (Next week’s first category: “The Man With the Golden Gun”)

Cugini’s in Poolesville, MD:  Fuller McShite  (Next week’s first category: Chicken)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “NCIS” or “Hill Street Blues”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess  (Next week’s first category: Famous Hoaxes)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday  (Next week’s first category: “Law & Order”)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Painal Buddies  (Next week’s first category: Animal Husbandry)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: Disney Villains)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Breadsticks  (Next week’s first category: Name That Beethoven Symphony – AUDIO)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Killer Snails  (Next week’s first category: D.C. United)

White Horse Tavern in Harpers Ferry, WV:  Who’s Your Pater Familias?  (Next week’s first category: “Rocky IV”)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  State Senator McCheese  (Next week’s first category: The Earth)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: New Jersey)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: Little League World Series)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  I Heart Kiwis  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Female Singer / Songwriters – AUDIO)