Preaching to the Trivia Choir!
After a lighter than average schedule before Halloween, all of our regular weekend venues were back in action during the first weekend of November. With four venues hosting games, we welcomed a total of 56 trivia teams:
Topics from this weekend’s fist half included the Ouija board, the state of Oregon, Mad Magazine, and this current film:
Our weekend audio questions included marching band covers and karaoke versions of pop hits. We offered up the rather lengthy Last Word / First Word answer of “The King and I Have Not Yet Begun to Fight”. Before heading to halftime, we discussed the former HBO series “Big Love” and the two northernmost Super Bowl hosts (Minneapolis and Detroit). Across the board, five teams earned perfect first round scores, while only two teams replicated the feat in the second round: Uncle Jack and J.T. Snow’s School of Babysitting, both from Belles’.
Last weekend’s halftime topics included TV network logos and politicians who famously lost on Election Day. Eight teams posted a perfect score of 20 points while the overall average landed at 17.3 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:
- J.T. Snow’s School of Babysitting (Belles’): 89
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 88
- Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 88
- Offbeats (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 87
- Clashburn (Vanish Brewery): 87
In the second half, our Friday teams encountered topics such as categories such as the Mark Twain work “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” and the notorious Blood in the Water water polo match from the 1956 Olympics. Our Saturday teams were rolling through their second half when they encountered this question that proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the weekend:
–> The origins of this occupation date back thousands of years. Today, it is the subject of multiple reality TV shows and is often symbolized by three spheres suspended from a bar. For your wager, name this occupation.
Only three of our 16 Saturday teams gave us this correct response:
Only one of our weekend teams managed to sweep either of the final two rounds, as J.T. Snow’s School of Babysitting (Belles’) notched 36 third-round points. Here are your highest scoring weekend teams heading into the final question:
- J.T. Snow’s School of Babysitting (Belles’): 161
- Diet LaCroix (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 158
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 156
- Clashburn (Vanish Brewery): 155
- Ruperts (Springfield Manor): 153
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):
–> Observed on June 12, Loving Day celebrates the end of laws that once banned which practice?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Since 1948, the Gallup Company has polled Americans to ask them which living American they most admire. For a stretch of 49 consecutive years, which man born in North Carolina appeared in the top ten on that list?
Your two answers were interracial marriage and Billy Graham. None of our teams recorded the Perfect 21 last weekend. Here is your final overall leaderboard:
- J.T. Snow’s School of Babysitting (Belles’): 169
- Offbeats (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 163
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 162
- Clashburn (Vanish Brewery): 160
- More Drinking, Less Thinking (Belles’): 169
- Ruperts (Springfield Manor): 158
- Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish Brewery): 157
- Anything But Sports (Vanish Brewery): 157
- Diet LaCroix (Pretzel & Pizza Creations): 152
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Ruperts (Next week’s first category: British Geography)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Clashburn (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Nov. 16: Oktoberfest)
Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: Internet Memes)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats (Next week’s first category: Watergate Scandal)