Rollin’ On the Tuesday Trivia River…

For the first time in PHT history, we hosted opening night games at FOUR different venues on the same night, including a massive crowd of 18 teams (the largest of any venue last night) at Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria!  All told, we welcomed 141 teams across 21 venues:


Tuesday’s game opened with a three-part question regarding advertising slogans used by insurance companies.  We continued with a look at the actors in the “Ocean’s Eleven” film series, the source of the term ‘red herring’, and this wealthy Asian city:

Dubai UAE

The opening round was a breeze for our stellar field, as 22 teams ran the table by posting 36 points in the first round.


Tuesday’s audio question featured song titles which included classical musical terms: “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, “Unchained Melody” by the Righteous Brothers, and “Bittersweet Symphony” by the Verve.  We continued by discussing the first specialty version of Trivial Pursuit, the character of Tarzan, and this current AFC quarterback:

Andy Dalton

This query included the most difficult bonus question of the first half, as only 16% of our teams knew that prior to being drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals, Andy Dalton lit up scoreboards at Texas Christian University.  As a result, we saw just eight teams sweep the second round.


Of course, Election Day was the theme of Tuesday’s halftime page, as teams were asked to identify politicians who were up for re-election this week.  We must had a rather well-informed electorate playing last night, as a whopping 37% of our teams recorded a perfect score of 20 points, with the overall average coming in at 18.7 points.  Here are your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:


Topics from Tuesday’s third round included shared sports team names and the artistic medium of scrimshaw.  We also included our nightly Three Clues question, with this version dealing with a celebrity:

CLUE 1: This member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was born with the real name of Anna Mae Bullock.

CLUE 2: At age 73, she appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine for the first time.

This question offered what proved to be a well-earned two-point bonus, as only 14% of the field recognized that those first two clues referenced this rock legend:

Tina Turner

After a look at U.S. Rivers, we closed the third stanza by asking our teams to name the two performers who have won consecutive Oscars for Best Actor.  Most teams earned wagering points with the correct response of Tom Hanks, while just nine teams snagged the last two bonus points of the round by correctly naming Spencer Tracy.  Only two teams managed to earn 36 third round points: Dave Martinez School of Management (Senor Tequila’s) and Balls Out (Quincy’s South).


A Triple 50/50 question regarding events of the 1980s and 1990s kicked off the final round.  We moved on to the topics of geometry and fashion designers before closing with a look at this opera based on a classic fairy tale:

Cinderella Opera

With just seven teams earning bonus points by naming Gioachino Rossini as the composer of the opera “Cinderella”, we saw three teams earn a perfect final round score: Blockheads (The Block), Avocados to Crabs (Perry’s), and Gouda ‘Nuff For Me (Cheesetique – Fairfax), the latter of which posted three round with perfect scores while missing one possible point overall.  This was your pre-final leaderboard on Tuesday night:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (34.9% success rate):

–> Introduced in 1980, which fictional character is seen with a dog named Chomp-Chomp in various incarnations including in an animated TV series and a Super Nintendo video game?

Just over one-third of the field earned points with this correct response:

Pac Man

Congratulations to the six teams that recorded the Perfect 21 on Tuesday night by answering all wagering questions correctly.  A special congratulations goes to Lissa Bales of the Fan Club, who posted 172 points while taking took down six other teams including the defending PHT World Series champions, all while playing by herself at Senor Tequila’s.  Here is your overall leaderboard form Tuesday night:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum  (Next week’s first category: 1970s James Bond Films)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Bill’s Mafia  (Next week’s first category: Hawaii)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: American Film Institute Top 100 Quotes)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Donner Party  (Next week’s first category: Journalism Terms)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Bonesaw  (Next week’s first category: The Ten Commandments)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Blockheads  (Next week’s first category: NPR Correspondents – AUDIO)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: The Grand Canyon)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt  (Next week’s first category: Fly Fishing)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Jacksons  (Next week’s first category: “World of Warcraft”)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons  (Next week’s first category: “The Haunting of Hill House” – TV series)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Us  (Next week’s first category: Video Games)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Smarty McSmarty Pants  (Next week’s first category: “Beverly Hills, 90210”)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Cliff’s Big Brain  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Rock Bands)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  CB  (Next week’s first category: Video Games)

Harvest Moon Brewery in New Brunswick, NJ:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidents)

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

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out  (Next week’s first category: Shakespeare)

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

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Juri’s Birthday  (Next week’s first category: Maryland History)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Quiz in My Pants  (Next week’s first category: MLB Teams)

Perry’s in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Science)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Mag 7  (Next week’s first category: Ohio)