Pour House Trivia is An Offer You Can’t Refuse!
With the second week of Season XV rolling along, we experienced one of the busiest regular season weekends in recent memory, with two different venues posting record crowds! Hopefully, those teams getting their first taste of Pour House Trivia will soon be back for more. With so many teams in the audience, reaching to the top of the medal stand was a tough task. Who were our best teams this weekend?
WEEKEND STATS AND FACTS (38 teams across four venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Uncle Jack (Belles’) with 163
–> Highest Score after Round 4: Give Us Your Beer Money (P&P Creations) with 155
–> Highest First Half Score: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap with 89
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagering questions and final): NONE
–> Our halftime sheets on both days played slightly easier than normal (Saturday: 17.4 / Sunday: 17.8). Overall, about 20% of our teams scored 20 points.
–> Collectively, about half of our teams earned six points on our 6-4-2 questions, most most of those teams playing on Saturday, recognizing that the rank of commodore falls between captain and rear admiral in the British Royal Navy.
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (30.0% success rate):
–> When translated into Greek, the expression ‘Love of learning is the guide of life’ is a three-word phrase that would be abbreviated by which three Greek letters?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):
–> How how many three-digit numbers are even numbers? (you’ll find the answers later in this blog)
WOW! We had fifteen teams spend their Saturday night with me here at Belles’ Sport Bar in Frederick to play some trivia, thanks for coming on out! Due to the first category selection from last week’s winners, this guy showed up a couple of times in tonight’s set:
We talked about the film “Slapshot” and “Road to Perdition”, and both of those questions stumped a number of our teams. We also covered a 25 year “explosive situation” going on down in Hawaii:
We moved on to questions about a famous Wookie and a handy first aid technique if you find a Funyun stuck in your wind pipe. In the second half we ranged through geometry, geography, amphibians, and an interestingly named company that sells seeds. Don’t forget the song “The End”, which coincidentally was the las song played live by these guys:
Only three of our teams came up with the correct response of Phi Beta Kappa on the final question, leading to some shifting in the overall standings. Great game! Here are the results:
First Place: Uncle Jack
Second Place: One Crow Short of a Murder
Third Place: Wiseacres
Next week’s first category: “Star Trek” (The Original Series)
We had a packed house for trivia this Saturday at Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown! Some of the first timer teams that we’ve had during the last month or so have been coming back with smiles on their faces, which means the competition has been getting increasingly better, and has me wanting to use a classic movie quote, “They like me! They really, really like me!”
Tonight featured lots of up and downs between teams fighting for the top three spots, but once the final question was answered, it looked like this… finishing in third place tonight were the Off-Beats, second place went to a team that I have STILL not yet pronounced correctly, even though they’ve been here two weeks in a row now! (which makes me feel like an idiot, but a lovable idiot! lol)… The Arrondissements of Ouagadongou!! Hanging on for the first place win was Give Us Your Beer Money, who picked “Deep Space Nine” as next Saturdays winners choice, so study up and join us this Saturday for a GREAT time at Pretzel & Pizza Creations!
~ Jon J
We were back in action at Captain Benders Tavern in Sharpsburg tonight, with our regulars in the house for our pre-Grammy’s edition of Sunday night trivia. For Round 1, we started out with our Winner’s Choice of The Godfather and wrapped it up with one last Super Bowl question. Round 2 began with our audio question as usual, and this time we threw it back to 1998 and finished the round with Countries of the World.
Then came the halftime page, which *most* of you crushed like an empty beer can. At the half, it was still anybody’s game with only one point separating each of the teams! To kick off Round 3, we kept it chill with some 1960s tunes and a Triple 50/50, Over /Under style. Our 6-4-2 question came with a bit of an insurance spin on it, and then there was one… one round left, that is. Round 4 began with Writers & Novels and ended on a high note with some TV Spinoffs. And at last, the final question was upon us to determine our winners, with a Speedy Numbers Game. And the winners looked like this:
First Place: Arrondisements of Ouagadagou
Second Place: Fisted Sister
Third Place: Boh’s & Hoes
Next week’s first category: “Little Big League”
Our Sunday game at The Beacon felt a little weird… mainly because it was the actual FIRST official game of Season XV here!! (We were off for Superbowl Sunday) It was nice to see the teams that made it out, because we got a fun, competitive game with a good battle for the top three spots!
Once we got through the final question, this is how we looked for week one…. Fat Kids are Hard to Kidnap took 3rd, the Witiots ended up in 2nd, and the first winner of Season XV here was Tequila Mockingbird!!
They picked the show “Parks and Recreation” for next weeks winners choice, so study up and I’ll see you this Sunday at The Beacon!
~ Jon J