Sink Your Teeth Into Weekend Trivia!

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Big games at Springfield Manor Winery (24 teams) and Doc Waters Cidery (22 teams) brought Pour House Trivia up to 110 teams at nine venues this past weekend!

FIRST ROUND:

There were only a couple of hiccups for our teams in opening round action over the weekend, each coming on a bonus opportunity. On Friday, we asked about an historic American:

  • Which women’s rights activist was arrested in 1872 for voting in the U.S. Presidential election? Unfortunately, she passed away 14 years before the ratification of the 19th Amendment but has been honored with a depiction on a U.S. coin.
  • Bonus: In which city in upstate New York was she arrested?

Susan B. Anthony was named by most teams for wagering credit, but only 12.6% of teams added two bonus points for naming Rochester as the city in question. Saturday’s first round concluded with a baseball question:

  • While he spent the majority of his time with the New York Yankees, Babe Ruth also played for which two other MLB teams during his career?

About 18% of the field were correct to name a pair of (at the time) Boston franchises: the Boston Red Sox and the then-Boston Braves. Other topics in this round included the board game Risk, Mila Kunis’s TV ad campaign for Jim Beam, and the Charlie Daniels Band song The Devil Went Down to Georgia. Seven teams had a perfect score in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Audio topics over the weekend included a trio of 8-bit covers, music groups with clothing-related names, and TV dramas. Friday’s toughest wagering question came early in this round:

  • According to Arthurian legend, who is the illegitimate son of Sir Lancelot and Elaine of Corbenic?

Roughly 18% of Friday’s squads were correct to name Galahad. The only zero of the weekend came on the bonus question to end Saturday’s first half:

  • Which teen drama, adapted from a book series of the same name by Sara Shepard, aired on Freeform (formerly ABC Family) from 2010 to 2017?
  • Bonus: Premiering in 2022, what is the subtitle of the latest series in this franchise?

As the least-successful wagering question in the first half of Saturday’s game, 31% knew of Pretty Little Liars; however, none provided the latest PLL series, Original Sin. Elsewhere in this round, teams tracked various Marvel Netflix series, blasted off again with Sputnik, and discussed Muhammad Ali being stripped of the boxing heavyweight championship for draft dodging. This round had only one perfect team: Sexual Chocolate (The Garage).

HALFTIME:

Flags of five-letter nations (such as Egypt and Haiti), world landmarks, and comic strips comprised parts of weekend halftime pages. On average, teams scored 16.4 points on their page, while 20 perfect scores were earned (including 18 on Friday). Before the second half, these were the top scores:

THIRD ROUND:

The trickiest wagering question in Friday’s second half of play came in the third round:

  • Although she is generally regarded as a folk singer, which Hispanic musician was nonetheless inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2017? She is known for songs such as Diamonds & Rust and a cover of The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down.

Just under a third of the crowd was able to name Joan Baez. On Saturday, this luxurious question stumped a lot of players:

  • The French city of Limoges has lent its name to a popular version of which material first produced there in the 1770s? Today, the city is considered to be the premier manufacturing center for items made of this material.

Porcelain was correctly named by 18% of teams. Sunday threw in a tough Olympic question:

  • Carl Lewis and Al Oerter are the only track and field athletes to win a gold medal in the same event in four consecutive Olympic Games. These men won those golds in which respective events?

Lewis won his golds in the long jump from 1984 through 1996, while Oerter was proficient in the discus, taking the high spot on the podium from 1956 through 1968. Wagering points were earned by 34% on that question, while 8.6% recorded two extra points with both correct answers. In other third-round action, we gave Three Clues for each day: the VW Beetle, the name Gibson, and the word Wrangler were discussed. This round had eight perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Our 6-4-2 subjects were RussiaThe X-Files, and Tyson Foods. The only question to give many teams trouble was asked early in Sunday’s last round, on this A + B = C:

  • A = the number of blocks in a single standard Sudoku puzzle.
  • B = the number of individual stickers found on a traditional Rubik’s Cube.

With nine blocks in a Sudoku puzzle and 54 stickers on a Rubik’s Cube (six sides with nine stickers each), 17% of the field provided the correct sum of 63. Other topics here included Saturn’s largest moon Titan, the duck-billed platypus, and Kurt Cobain‘s final live performance, at Terminal 1 of the former Munich International Airport. A game-high nine perfect scores were recorded in this round. We reached the final question with these teams in the lead so far:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (49.3% success rate):

  • Which city is the westernmost national capital in the Americas? Due to being built over a giant underground aquifer, it is sinking into the ground at a rate of 20 inches every year.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):

  • Winner of the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which novel’s title was suggested by its author’s wife, who recalled the phrase in the lyrics to The Battle Hymn of the Republic?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (39.13% success rate):

  • Which name is shared by a 19th century literary character, a cartoon character introduced in 1958, and the state fruit of Idaho?

The slowly-sinking capital is Mexico City, the 1940 Pulitzer for Fiction went to The Grapes of Wrath, and the Sunday’s final is your huckleberry. What Can Brown Do For You (Mason Social) was the weekend’s only Perfect 21 team, providing right answers for each of our 21 wagering questions. At the end of the weekend, these were the highest-scoring teams:

Honorable mention goes out to Happy Birthday Rose (Springfield Manor), which played over the limit of seven players in a 172-point effort!

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Greek Mythology)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Colonies)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shrek (series))

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Quizard of Oz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Gen Xers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: What the Cuss  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lucille Ball)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Frank Zappa (audio))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Angevin Empire)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: What Can Brown Do For You  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dugongs)