A Wild and Wonderful Wednesday!

With a thrilling hockey game going on in the background, we welcomed 104 teams across 13 Wednesday night venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Wednesday’s opening round featured questions on U.S. Vice Presidents, Texas A&M University, and this sitcom which was cancelled for about 30 hours last week:

Brooklyn Nine Nine

Eight teams rolled through the first set of questions with a perfect score of 36 points.

SECOND ROUND:

Our nightly audio question dealt with the work of Paul Newman (specifically, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, “Slap Shot”, and “Cars”).  We continued with a look at the U.S. Canadian border and this rap star’s choice of hats:

Chance

Only 21% of the field earned the final two-point bonus of the round by knowing the title of the most recent album from Chance the Rapper: “Coloring Book”.  With that, only five teams ran the table in the second stanza.

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime page featured pictures of celebrities who have passed away this year.  With an overall average of 15.1 points, we saw six teams earn perfect scores on the halftime page.  Here are Wednesday’s top scores heading into the second half:

THIRD ROUND:

Categories from the third round of play included Jane Austen novels, Herculean Labors, and this Italian tenor who scored a hit with “Time to Say Goodbye”:

Bocelli

Just as in the second round, five teams earned perfect third round scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

The final round began with a question regarding soccer player Freddy Adu, the height of Mount Everest, and this advertising slogan:

Sony PlayStation

The final stanza also included the two most difficult bonus questions of the night, the first of which was part of our nightly Three Clues question:

CLUE 1: Robert Downey, Jr. received his first film role in a movie bearing this title.

CLUE 2: This is the official currency of both Lebanon and Syria.

Only four teams across the board earned two bonus points by forgoing the final clue and turning in the correct response of ‘pound’.  Later a question about the George Clooney film “Three Kings” led to just five teams earning bonus points by knowing that David O. Russell directed that wartime flick.  As a result, none of our teams notched 26 points in the final round.  Here are Wednesday’s top scores after four rounds of play:

WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (38.5% success rate):

–> The name of what Ohio city is also used as a geographic term for any of the 26 confederated states of Switzerland?

About two-fifths our teams earned their wager on the final question with the correct answer of Canton.  Congratulations to 63 Earths Fit in Uranus (Barefoot Bernie’s), Sexual Chocolate (Memories) and Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Valley Grill), who each earned the Perfect 21 tonight with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores:

TONIGHT’S WINNERS:

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Valley Grill in Middletown, MD:  Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap  (Next week’s first category: Stanley Cup Playoffs)

The Tavern in Olney, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Bewitched” or “I Dream of Jeannie”?)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Viennese Oyster  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – The Animals or The Zombies?)

Bennigan’s in Frederick, MD:  Teachers  (Next week’s first category: Ireland)

Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD:  Witiots   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Fish or Fowl?)

Barefoot Bernie’s in Hagerstown, MD:  63 Earths Fit in Uranus  (Next week’s first category: The NFL Draft)

Topgolf in Alexandria, VA:  Five Dollar Massage  (Next week’s first category: “Cobra Kai”)

Delirium Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Cake or Death  (Next week’s first category: Modern European (Non-British) Royalty)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on June 6: Triple 50/50 – “Captain America: Civil War” or “Avengers: Infinity War”?)

Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA:  Amigos  (Next week’s first category: “Silicon Valley”)

Kildare’s Pub in Scranton, PA:  I Drink and I Know Things  (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars”)

Bennigan’s in Clarksburg, MD:  Oneders  (Next week’s first category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV series)

Memories in Mount Airy, MD:  Sexual Chocolate  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Mack Bolan or Remo Williams?)

Furnace Bar and Grill in Thurmont, MD:  I’d Eat That Off of a Flip Flop  (Next week’s first category: 1990s Songs of Summer)

Lost Dog Cafe in Arlington, VA:  My Black Hole Just Exploded  (Next week’s first category: Theoretical Mathematics)

CURRENT WINNING STREAKS:

9 weeks: I’d Eat That Off of a Flip Flop (Furnace Bar and Grill)