Say the Magic Word! It’s Weekend Trivia!

We closed out the month of June with 47 teams playing Pour House Trivia across four weekend venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend included the multiple films entitled “Bad Boys”, the life of Andrew Jackson, the musical nursery rhyme “The Farmer in the Dell”, and the two U.S. states whose names contain three consecutive vowels (Hawaii and Louisiana).  Three teams began their night with a perfect first round score: My Black Hole Just Exploded (868 Estate), Smarty Pants (Belles’), and Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza).

SECOND ROUND:

Friday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles contain the word “Free”.  We heard Lynyrd Skynyrd  sing “Free Bird”, Tom Petty sing “Free Fallin’”, and Ariana Grande sing “Break Free”.  Meanwhile, our Saturday teams were asked to identify these songs with ‘regal’ titles: “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, “King of Pain” by The Police, and “Two Princes” by The Spin Doctors.  Later, we looked at the most prestigious awards given to works of children’s literature and the history of the U.S. Marine Corps.  Our Saturday teams were given the most difficult bonus question of the first half, as only two out of 29 teams correctly spelled the surname of the 2019 NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.  As a result, the only perfect second round scores were recorded on Friday, as The More You Know and Boom Shaka Laka both posted 36 second round points at Springfield Manor.

HALFTIME:

Last weekend’s halftime pages depicted films with animals and celebrities who are fond of plastic surgery.  The average score reached 15.4 points, as Degenerates of Upcountry (Springfield Manor) recorded the only perfect halftime score last weekend.  These were your highest scoring teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Comprising the most difficult round of the weekend, the third round featured questions concerning the comical music group Flight of the Conchords, the integumentary system of the human body, and the short story “The Princess and the Pea”.  The most difficult wagering question of the weekend was asked during Friday’s third round:

–> During the 21st century, two teams have lost the MLB World Series in back-to-back years: one from the National League and one from the American League.  For your wager, name either one of these two teams.

Only three out of 16 Friday teams could name either one of the correct answers, despite the fact the Los Angeles Dodgers have lost the two most recent World Series.  Only one team also knew that the Texas Rangers lost the 2010 and 2011 series, which meant that Simple Minds (Springfield Manor) posted the only perfect score during last weekend’s third round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from last weekend included the new wave band Devo, the York Peppermint Patty, and the acting accolades of Dennis Franz.  In a bit of a coincidence, both of our weekend games closed their fourth round with a Bible question.  On Friday, our teams were asked to name the books of the Bible which are found first or last on an alphabetical list (Acts and Zephaniah), while our Saturday teams were asked about the geographical information concerning Noah’s Ark.  Uncle Jack (Belles’) posted the only perfect score during last weekend’s final round.  Here is your weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):

–> The first known use of this word was in the 2nd century book “Liber Medicinalis”, in which it was prescribed that malaria could be cured by wearing an amulet inscribed with this word.  For your wager, name this word derived from an Aramaic phrase meaning ‘create as I say’.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

–> Prior to 2016, name the most recent year in which the Republican Party won a Presidential election without someone named Bush or Nixon on the winning ticket.

Your correct answers from last weekend included Abracadabra and 1928 (Herbert Hoover and Al Smith).  None of our teams posted a Perfect 21 last weekend, as every team missed at least one wagering question.  These were your highest scoring teams at the close of the weekend games:

LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Weasigators   (Next week’s first category: The Films of Troy McClure)

Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: New York Jets)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: The Three Stooges)

Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (NEXT GAME ON JULY 12 – First category: Golf Terms)

868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA:  Buckskin Bullets   (NEXT GAME ON JULY 27 – First category: “Lord of the Rings” Films)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack   (Next week’s first category: House Stark)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Cultured Heathens   (Next week’s first category: “A League of Their Own”)