Six Games of Trivia This Weekend!
Pour House Trivia made its triumphant return to the Tilted Kilt on Sunday night, as we featured our biggest crowd of the season! But it wasn’t the only weekend game going on this weekend. We also worked in a little charity work in Hagerstown on Friday night. You can check out all of the details below:
WEEKEND STATS AND FACTS (54 teams across six venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: We Need and Adult (Tilted Kilt) with 159
–> Highest Score after Round 4: We Need and Adult with 159
–> Highest First Half Score: We Need and Adult with 91
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagering questions and final): NONE
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):
–> Although we know it in a different context today, which two-word phrase was once used by 19th Century boatmen, meaning “according to the sounding line, the depth of the water is at least 12 feet and is safe to pass”?
SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.7% success rate):
–> At the Grammy Awards ceremony held in 1999, which person became the most recent solo artist to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year for a release whose title includes his or her name? (you’ll find the answers later in this blog)
Charity Event for the Wounded Warrior Project
Once again, the Wounded Warrior Project showed up. Pour House Trivia was more than honored to host our third Wounded Warrior Project trivia night, with this edition being our second event in Hagerstown, MD. We hosted for five teams, all of whom were boisterous, vulgar, and awesome. Which, as a vet and WWP alum, I completely expected. There is no venue I host that is more personally fun for me. I know I am with brothers and sisters.
Frankly, veterans, I love you all.
Not at all humbly, I loved the response to my two authored questions: first was Heartbreak Ridge (y’all rocked), and second was “Operation Iraqi Liberation (OIL)”. There was some (expected) humor in the third-round question calling on the teams to correctly spell “misspelled drunkenness”. I’m reminded of this:
The final question was a rather high obstacle to overcome, with only two teams answering correctly. Consequently, there were three top finishers, and here their names are revealed:
First Place: Bit¢h Pudding
Second Place: Cock-a-Doodle-Doo’s
Third Place: Team Chivas
Each member of the above teams went home with WWP swag, but since Mrs. Chief was a player on the first-place team, we decided to ask the remaining two teams a tie-breaking question, the winner of which would receive her woobie. Therefore, the honorary 4th place finishers and woobie-receivers are: Team Awesome
Bit¢h Pudding has promised to attend the next WWP trivia game in about six weeks, so they got to choose the first category for our next event. It is 1970’s TV Cartoons!
It was an honor to be among my people, Warriors. Fair Winds and Following Seas;
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD
Due to two weddings at Springfield Manor Winery tonight, trivia was forced to the beautiful outdoors, where 19 teams duked it out. The evening proceeded with various requests of changes in music, the maid of honor requesting the music be turned down so we did not disrupt the speeches, cheers from our group of triviagoers as the bride and groom were introduced, and a bit of weather which threatened rain here and there but never really materialized.
The first round did not provide too much of a problem, considering we had a six-way tie for first place, and two points behind was a six-way tie for seventh! The top 14 teams were within four points of each other. After two rounds of play, two teams emerged on top tied for first place: That’s What You Get for Thinking and Hoboken Squat Cobblers each amassed 87 points. To put the game into perspective, the tenth place team scored 80 points. The majority of the teams were competitive throughout the evening.
Question 3 of the third round provided the first true challenge of the evening where only four teams of the entire field knew that Virginia drafted its Declaration of Rights on June 12, 1776, a document which inspired both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Bill of Rights. The final category of the fourth round – Song Tributes – provided a challenge to the teams that were not familiar with Don McLean’s work! As we reached the final question, our rankings looked like this:
1st – Hoboken Squat Cobblers
2nd – That’s What You Get For Thinking
3rd – We Thought This Was Speed Dating
4th – Breakfast for Dinner
5th – Make America Great Again
6th – Red Rum
U.S. History and Sports was the final category tonight, and brought together a mix of time from two difference subject areas. When the smoke settled… Hoboken Squat Cobblers took first, That’s What You Get For Thinking took second, but down turned their prize (being that they were a Pour House Trivia team that was out for a night of wine and trivia! Third place went to was Breakfast for Dinner (who took home the second place prize from the winery), while in fourth place we had Red Rum (who took the third prize from the winery).
I had an absolute blast and really appreciate the Sangria that was purchased for me! I’m hoping for a record of 25 teams one evening soon!
THE NEXT GAME AT SPRINGFIELD WINERY WILL BE MAY 19TH.
The first category for that game will be Leann Rimes!
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD
We hosted 12 teams tonight at Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, with a few new teams full of millennials who are avid Trivial Pursuit players, welcome to our format! We started off kind of shaky with our winner’s choice category of software engineering, but things got back on track though as the remainder of the subjects were good scoring opportunities. The first round featured quite a few “American” pop culture references including this “dance format” of the 1950’s:
Round two contained an audio clue with films starring Emma Stone. We then immediately followed it up with the most populous U.S. city named for an American, the London Bridge nursery rhyme, and three clues leading to the word Malibu, though one of them was not the Chevy model. Finally, we asked a question about this gentleman, one of the most recognized faces and voices in regards to college basketball:
For round three, our second biggest miss of the night involved asking about The Washington Post as a Fortune 500 company, don’t feel too bad though, The WaPo barely gets anything right most of the time themselves. We had an MTV question so you know it wasn’t music video related, and we discovered that the oldest current head of state can be found leading Zimbabwe. We figured out our bill from the gratuity with our math question, and lastly in this round we celebrated author Truman Capote, shown here being portrayed by Philip Seymour Hoffman in his Oscar winning role:
Scores remained fairly tight in the fourth round, with no questions giving major woes to the teams. We played around with some magnetic chemical elements, Whitney Houston in “The Bodyguard”, the Bible’s infamous Tower of Babel, and some populous U.S. cities starting with the letter “B”. We had a lot of “hot fries” fans here tonight, as they did very well identifying this comic strip character and mascot for the aforementioned snack:
About half of our teams nailed tonight’s final question, the origin of Samuel Clemens’ pen name. Here are the final results tonight:
First Place: Uncle Jack
Second Place: Full Frontal Nerdity
Third Place: Smarty Pants
Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50: Star Trek TV or Star Wars
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD
We hosted a packed house for our Saturday game of Pour House Trivia here at Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown! I was looking forward to a good fight for the top three spots, but our winning team had a good lead after the halftime puzzle page, and after a rather difficult 6-4-2 question, our game was pretty much sewn up. Give Us Your Beer Money last won here on February 25th, and in the two months that followed, they finished in second place SIX TIMES, but tonight they ended their streak with a great performance.
There was a GREAT battle for the second and third place spots! Five teams kept moving in and out of the top three places, and ts we had two different ties for second at the end of different rounds. Once the final question was answered, I thankfully had no ties to break, and this is what the top three looked like…
Finishing in third place was We Are Groot! Having a good second half to help move them up to second place was the Arrondissments of Ouagadougou! (I know I COMPLETELY murdered that spelling, but your teammates didn’t know how to spell it right either!). Finally, they had a 20-point lead going into the final question and it’s nice to see them back in the winners circle, first place was taken by Give Us Your Beer Money!
Our winners chose Triple 50-50: Marvel or DC Comics for next week’s first category. Study up, and I’ll see everyone back for some more fun this Saturday at Pretzel & Pizza Creations!
~ Jon J
Captain Benders Tavern in Sharpsburg, MD
Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD
Well, our first Sunday game at The Tilted Kilt went off without a hitch! It was great seeing some familiar faces in the crowd as well as a couple of first-time teams joining in for some fun, and it was even GREATER finding out that on top of the Pour House cash for our top three teams, the winning team would also be walking out with a pair of Orioles tickets!
Unfortunately, one of our veteran teams was simply crushing it from start to finish, and had the win sewn up once we got to the final question! After the final was answered and the scores were re-tallied, this is how it looked…
Dropping a spot on the final question to finish in third place was Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap! I’ve seen it work for teams and I’ve seen it hurt some teams, but going with the zero wager worked to move them up to second palce tonight, it was The Trivia Knight! Finally, yhey had a 15-point lead by the final and walked out with some tickets for Camden Yards, our first place winner was We Need An Adult!
We’ll be back for another great Sunday night of trivia here at the Tilted Kilt in Frederick next week. Our winning team chose James Bond Villians for next week’s first category, so study up and we’ll see you next week!
~ Jon J