Rising From the Ashes of Tuesday Trivia!

Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 131 teams across 20 venues:


We were off to the races in Tuesday’s opening round, as our first query asked about the three fillies which have won the Kentucky Derby.  We continued with a Three Clues question about the phrase “Big Daddy” before closing the first stanza with a look at these toys:

Twelve teams earned a perfect first round score on Tuesday night.


Tuesday’s audio question asked our teams to identify music groups with rhyming names: Lynyrd Skynyrd (“Tuesday’s Gone”), Milli Vanilli (“Girl You Know It’s True”), and Chumbawamba (“Tubthumping”).  Yes, we understand that calling Milli Vanilli a ‘music group’ might not be 100% accurate.  Keeping with the musical theme, we then asked the most difficult wagering question of the first half:

–> In 1954, the Department of Defense instituted an official policy establishing what song, attributed to composer James Sanderson, as an official musical tribute?

Only 31% of our teams responded correctly with “Hail to the Chief”.  Later, we asked about the on-screen appearances of Barbara Billingsley, the novel “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”, and U.S. state nicknames.  Once again, twelve teams earned 36 points in the second round.


Films with commas in the title were depicted on Tuesday’s halftime page, while the bottom half asked our teams to identify the NFL team names that do NOT contain any of the letters ‘N’, ‘F’, or ‘L’.  Ten teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.1 points.  Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:


Tuesday’s third round included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Settled in 1867 as an agricultural community near the confluence of the Salt and Gila Rivers, which U.S. state capital was incorporated as a city in 1881?

It appears as though many teams simply assumed that the Salt River must be located somewhere in Utah, but that would be just a little too obvious.  Instead, only 23% of the field earned wagering points with the correct answer of Phoenix.  We continued with questions regarding the music of Elvis Costello and this biographical sports film:

Three teams earned a perfect third score: Irish Beer Mafia (Pop-Up Trivia), How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s), and Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Charlie’s).


While Tuesday’s final round included a relatively easy stack of wagering questions, the first bonus question of the round proved to be the most difficult of the night.  We asked a three-part question in which each answer featured “JEE-NEE” as its pronunciation.  Only six teams earned bonus points by correctly spelling ‘Gini’ as the name of the economics coefficient that is commonly used to measure income inequality.  Later, we looked at the recent injury to Duke basketball star Zion Williamson (as well as the subsequent economic impact), U.S. Secretaries of State, and this video game series:

Two teams dodged the first speed bump en route to a perfect final round: Redrum (The Block) and Nasty Neutrons (Outta the Way Cafe).  These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams heading into the final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (46.9% success rate):

–> Consisting of 24 chapters, which recent best-selling memoir is broken into three sections entitled “BLANK Me”, “BLANK Us”, and “BLANK More”, where the BLANK is the book’s title?

Just under half of our teams earned points on this final question with the correct response of “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.  Congratulations to the three teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering every wagering question correctly: Boy, That Escalated Quickly (Charlie’s), Happy Little Trees (Charlie’s), and Cobra Kai (Brass Tap).  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:

Two teams posted impressive Tuesday scores while playing ‘over the limit’: Tom Brady is Overrated (Cuginis) recorded a whopping 177 points, while Pi (Topgolf) notched 171 points.


Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category at Flying Camel Cafe: “Captain Marvel”)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres   (Next week’s first category: U.S. First Ladies)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Gotta Have ‘Em   (Next week’s first category: Mount Everest)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: Electric Light Orchestra – AUDIO)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Pearls of Wisdom   (Next week’s first category: Canadian Geography)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Taco Tuesday   (Next week’s first category: “Steel Magnolias”)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Pop Tarts and Fish  (Next week’s first category: Famous Defenestrations)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Mean” Gene Okerlund)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Scott’s Thots   (Next week’s first category: Disney Channel Movies of the 2000s)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Juneau   (Next week’s first category: Inventors)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: “Jeopardy! All-Stars”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me   (Next week’s first category:  Late Night TV Hosts)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Boy, That Escalated Quickly  (Next week’s first category: James Bond Villains)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Missouri Compromise   (Next week’s first category: Musical Instruments)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Tobey   (Next week’s first category: Quantum Mechanics)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON MARCH 26 – First category: Texas Geography)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: Backup Musicians)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Rock the Cash Bar   (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Just Us   (Next week’s first category: “Lonesome Dove”)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Cobra Kai   (Next week’s first category: “Community”)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Trivial Fur Suit   (Next week’s first category: “BoJack Horseman”)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Boo Radleys   (Next week’s first category: 1980s Music – AUDIO)