Raising a Glass at Weekend Trivia!

alt text

Seven locations and a total of 50 teams tested their brainpower with Pour House Trivia over the weekend. There was also one more Springfield Manor theme game before their winter hiatus!


Friday’s opening round featured the night’s hardest wagering question:

  • Originally defined as the quantity of radiation given off by one gram of radium, the common U.S. unit of radioactivity is named in honor of a pair of scientists which shared which surname?

About 57% of the field earned their wager for naming the Curie siblings. Other subjects in this round across the weekend included Three Clues about the Arabic language, the Mercedes make of automobile, and Massachusetts cities Worcester and Springfield. Eight teams were perfect in this round, the most of any during the weekend.


Audio questions dealt with a trio of Higher songs, Hugh Jackman films, and three songs with the word Love in the title. The latter subject failed to give any teams bonus points, as none named all three titles: Love Hurts by Nazareth, What is Love by Haddaway, and Demi Lovato’s Tell Me You Love Me. A sports question in Sunday’s game also proved to be a little tougher than a layup:

  • Which three NCAA Division I men’s basketball teams have been ranked number one in the AP Poll so far this season?

Only 28% of teams got their wager for naming two of KansasPurdue, and Arizona. As fate would have it, a Saturday sports question also played rough:

  • As the final tournament to be held under the acronym, the WGC Match Play tournament was held earlier this year in Austin, Texas, under match play rules. For your wager, what does WGC stand for in this context?

The World Golf Championships were named by 46% of the field. In other second-round action, we did stunts with Johnny Knoxville, visited locations name-dropped in Kokomo by the Beach Boys, and paid homage to the recently-departed Norman Lear. This round’s perfectos were recorded by Future Single Dads (South Mountain) and Southpaw Fish (Belles’).


Some selections from weekend halftime sheets included the highest-earning dead celebrities in 2023, pop culture butlers, and busy U.S. airports. The average score was 15.8 points, but no teams were able to achieve a perfect 20-point effort. The top six at the halftime break were very closely-packed:


Three Clues about the emerald on Friday failed to result in any correct early guesses for bonus points. Saturday’s third round featured this high-roller query:

  • After the WinStar World Casino in Oklahoma, each of the next five largest casinos in the world are found on the Cotai Strip. In what city on the western banks of the Pearl River would you find these casinos?

Those casinos are found on the Cotai Strip in Macau, named by 40% of teams. Other topics in this round included the acting Gleeson father and son (Brendan and Domhnall), author Jack London, and the women’s Venice Cup bridge tournament. This was the only round with no perfect scores.


For the weekend’s 6-4-2 questions, clues were given about OregonColumbia University, and the banana. This question on Saturday was the fourth round’s hardest:

  • As a takeoff on his own news show, which TV journalist co-hosts a pregame video show before each Washington Wizards home game called the Wizards Situation?

Wolf Blitzer was identified by 40% of the field. We also gave three events from 1770, traveled to Bethlehem, PA, and had a slice of Funfetti cake. All three perfect fourth-round teams came from Mason Social: Lone Strangers, I Don’t Know, and Supernovas. Before the final question, these were the highest scores:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (47.62% success rate):

  • On the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest film quotes of all-time, which 1996 film garnered two entries? One spoken by a male and one spoken by a female, neither were the film’s title character.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.33% success rate):

  • February 16, 2018 became a record night of alcohol sales on Broadway as theatres ran out of Triple Sec during the opening of a jukebox musical featuring the songs of what musician?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (0% success rate):

  • The current logo of which professional sports franchise includes a trio of four-cusped hypocycloids?

Those Friday quotes were from Jerry Maguire (You had me at hello and Show me the money) while Saturday’s musical featured Jimmy Buffett songs. We had a rare shutout on Sunday with the logo of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Glorious Grogus (Flying Ace) was able to get through the game as the weekend’s only Perfect 21 team! These were the top teams across the weekend’s trivia matches:


South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Future Single Dads  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Wars Holiday Special)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s One-Hit Wonders (audio))

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Glorious Grogus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: For All Mankind (TV))

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD:  Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Maryland Landmarks)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Billionaire’s Petting Zoo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Polestar)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: ATP  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings Paul Simon)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Also a Taylor Swift Song)