Save Your Spare Change for Tuesday Trivia…

With all of our Tuesday venues taking each of the next two weeks off, we saw a noticeable increase it attendance last night, leading to the BIGGEST weeknight in PHT history.  We welcomed a record 170 teams across 23 venues!


Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the new Disney series “The Mandalorian” and the holiday of Kwanzaa.  We asked a Three Clues question about the banana and concluded the round with a little breakdancing.  With few surprises in the opening stanza, we saw 22 teams begin their night with a perfect first round score.


Tuesday’s audio question featured songs whose lyrics mention a time of day, such as “it’s a quarter after one” from Lady Antebellum, “they ain’t leaving ’til six in the morning” from Snoop Dogg, “you can be here by four-thirty” from The Monkees.  We continued with a look at the Golden Globe Awards, the Rio de la Plata in South America, and NBA MVPs from the Los Angeles Lakers.  Seven teams earned a perfect score of 36 points in Tuesday’s second round.


Topics from Tuesday’s halftime page included holiday album covers and words that contain the letters ‘ICE’.  Ten teams notched a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.8 points.  These were your highest scoring teams after Tuesday’s first half:


We began Tuesday’s second half with a look at the “Avengers” character of Vision.  About one-quarter of our teams earned bonus points by knowing that this character was portrayed by Paul Bettany, who also provides the voice of J.A.R.V.I.S.  We then asked a three-part question about the “AND” countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Trinidad and Tobago, and Sao Tome and Principe.  We rapped along with Lizzo and watched some “Cagney and Lacey” to conclude the third stanza.  Two teams ran the table in Tuesday’s third round: Bonesaw (Topgolf) and Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s).


After opening the fourth round with a look at Johann Sebastian Bach and Isaac Newton, we asked the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> College football players of which position receive the annual Jim Thorpe Award?

As part of a risk / reward scenario, we offered a two-point bonus to any team that answered correctly before giving the field a list of potential answers.  Since Jim Thorpe played the position of halfback, that was by far the most common wrong answer.  But in the early days of college football, everyone played both offense and defense, so Thorpe also excelled at the position (and correct answer) of defensive back.  Only 14% of our teams earned wagering points, with just six teams picking up two bonus points.  After concluding the fourth stanza with a three-part question regarding two-letter film titles, we saw two teams earn a perfect final round score: How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s) and Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s).  The list of high scores after four rounds of play included these teams:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.6% success rate):

–> Invented in 1935, which device was patented by Carlton C. Magee in an attempt to solve problems caused by the number of cars in Oklahoma City?

The most popular wrong answer here was the traffic light, but the first traffic light (albeit gas-powered) dates back to London in 1868!  Just over one-fifth of our teams gave us the correct answer of the parking meter.  Congratulations to Reds (Union Jack’s), who posted the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:



Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: John Wayne Western Films)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Crusty Broads   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Childbirth)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Fan Club   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Pre-1985 Van Halen – AUDIO)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Adult Education   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: “Glee”)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Not So Little Women   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Triple 50/50 – The Monkees or The Beatles?)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Dissin’ Terry  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: “The Witcher”)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Stormin’ Mormons   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Satellites)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Get High… Scores   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: 2019 Hip Hop Deaths)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Sleeps With Dogs   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Pittsburgh Pirates)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Fawn Liebowitz’s Pallbearers   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Driver’s License Test)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Peele and Eat   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: American Cars)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Arrested Intelligence   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: 1970s Singer-Songwriters)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA:  Hipster Fashion Consultants   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: The Monkees)

Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD:  Breadsticks   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: “Billy On the Street”)

Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD:  Slime Puppies   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Three Stars / One War)

Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA:  The Owls Are Not What They Seem (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: “RuPaul’s Drag Race”)

Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville, VA:  I Am Smartacus  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Cuts of Meat)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Cary Grant Films)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  Pho Q  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: “Mad” Magazine)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  TJ’s  (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: George Strait – AUDIO)

Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD:  Reds   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: Gynecology)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Champs   (NEXT GAME ON JAN. 7 – First category: MLB Players)