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For Easter weekend, Pour House Trivia was played at eight venues with a total of 86 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Three Clues on Friday dealt with a certain number:

  • Traditionally, this wedding anniversary is celebrated with a gift of sapphire.
  • The designation of the U.S. Interstate highway which runs from Dallas to Galveston.
  • Because of the speed at which it plays, the most common form of the vinyl single is alternately known by this term.

Just three teams earned bonus points for naming the number 45 before the final clue was revealed. Other topics in this round included the potato, the filming location for Grease‘s Rydell High, and Charlie Brown‘s infatuation with the Little Red-Haired Girl. No team was able to put together a perfect first round in any weekend game.

SECOND ROUND:

Friday’s audio question played three songs with city names in their title. However, Saturday’s set of songs about blame saw just 38% earn wagering points for naming any two of the artists: Milli VanilliR.E.M., and Akon. Some other second-round questions dealt with Tom Brady‘s late-career NFL MVP award, Machu Picchu’s location in Peru, and the party game Apples to Apples. Eight teams were perfect in this round.

HALFTIME:

Animated advertising mascots and matching pro sports teams to their actual sport were some featured subjects in the halftime rounds. The average score was just over 16 points, while all seven perfect scores were recorded on Friday. These were the top scores at the halftime intermission:

THIRD ROUND:

After a three-parter on literary villains, we reached the toughest wagering query of Friday’s game:

  • African-American performer Francois Clemmons appeared on 98 episodes of what long-running television show?

As Officer Clemmons, he was a part of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood; 9.58% of teams earned their wager with that answer. On Saturday, the second half began with a one-two punch: a three-parter on female names, followed by a question about the boron found in blue diamonds. Both of those questions were the hardest on that evening. As such, there were no perfect scores in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

The pair of 6-4-2s over the weekend dealt with Buenos Aires and the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Midway through Friday’s last round, we reached a U.S. Presidential question:

  • Which 20th century U.S. President was just 57 years old when he died of a heart attack while in San Francisco on a public speaking tour?
  • Bonus: He was born in which state?

About 13.6% of teams correctly identified Warren Harding, while half of them added bonus points for naming his birth state of Ohio. Other topics in this round included Three Clues about the word lucid, World War I’s Mata Hari, and the Ford Model T. We again finished a round with no perfect teams. Before the final question, these teams were in the overall lead:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (10.96% success rate):

  • It was rarely mentioned after the first episode, but the actual name of this TV character who apparently served in World War II was Jonas Grumby. What is this character’s more common name?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (38.46% success rate):

  • In 2004, what fast food chain became the first restaurant in history to advertise an R-rated film on its containers?

On Friday, the final dropped the actual name of the Skipper from Gilligan’s Island. For Saturday’s final question, we went back two decades to White Castle advertising Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. The weekend had no Perfect 21 teams. However, these were the top overall scores:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Goose Massacre  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pickles)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: G Money  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Computer Programming Logic)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Frosted Tips  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sumo)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Billionaire’s Petting Zoo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Shakespearean Plays)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Camper Confessions  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl Champions)

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: Sippin’ Sunsets  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marvel Characters)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Confessionals (podcast))

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Top 40 Instrumental Songs (audio))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Historic Battles)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (TV))