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Pour House Trivia opened its doors to its newest Monday night venue, Cowboy Cafe in Arlington, VA, this week. In total, 15 locations hosted 170 total teams.

FIRST ROUND:

Things started with a kick, as we asked teams about actor and martial arts expert Jackie Chan. We also covered topics such as the location of Minnesota capital city St. Paul and the Never Ending Pasta Pass offered by Olive Garden. This round had 17 perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

We played a trio of instrumentals from popular songs in the audio question; here, just over a quarter of the field received bonus points for naming U2’s With or Without You, Bloodhound Gang’s The Bad Touch, and Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen. At the end of the round, we featured this architectural question:

  • The Chrysler Building and Empire State Building are examples of which artistic movement and architectural design of the 20th century?
  • Bonus: Within three years either way, in what year was the Chrysler Building completed?

For this question about the Art Deco movement, we again had a bonus rate of about 25% for the Chrysler Building’s completion year of 1930. A half-dozen perfect scores were earned in this round.

HALFTIME:

Ice cream brands were showcased in the top half of Monday’s halftime page. The bottom section was a mystery theme, in which each answer was also the name of a Best Picture Oscar winning-film. Seventeen teams earned all 20 points, but the average team recorded 15.8 points. These were the high scores at the halftime intermission:

  • Team Blaine (Bushwaller’s): 92
  • The Late, Great Hannibal Lecter (Ragtime): 91
  • Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s): 90
  • Demolition (DRP): 89
  • SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

A couple of third-round questions proved to be speed bumps for our teams, starting with this animated film query:

  • For which two films did Tim Burton earn an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature?

As that category wasn’t created until the early 2000s, Burton received those nominations for Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie. Roughly 37% of teams named at least one of those films, but 8.23% identified both. The round’s last question dealt with a sporting event:

  • The U.S. has won the most medals in the history of which quadrennial multi-sport event most recently held last fall in Santiago, Chile?
  • Bonus: Which country is second to the United States in most gold medals at this event? 

This was the toughest question of the night, as only 28% of the field knew about the Pan American Games and just seven teams added bonus points for naming Cuba‘s second-place ranking in those medals. This was the only round in which no team earned all 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the night’s 6-4-2, 32 teams identified purple for all six points. After subjects such as the Vandals of Europe in the 5th century A.D., the reality series Survivor, and the songs of Hilary Duff, we reached Three Clues about a certain company:

  • This company was co-founded by Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegl, and Gordon Bowker.
  • This company’s logo is visible in virtually every scene in the film Fight Club.
  • It took its name from the young chief mate in the novel Moby-Dick.

Starbucks was named by 36% of teams at any point and 11.1% of the field for bonus points. In this round, Bar Backs (Clyde’s), Bass Slappers (Il Forno), and Washington Redskins (Ragtime) had perfect scores. We reached Monday’s final question with these top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (23.53% success rate):

  • Which sports league will be featured in the first traditional live sporting event streamed by Disney+?

The game was played the night before Disney+ broadcast the regular season debut for Caitlin Clark in the WNBA. The lone Perfect 21 team for Monday’s game was Cheddar Biscuits (Mark’s). After all was said and done, these were the highest scores:

Honorable mention goes out to Alien Bounty Hunters (Aslin) and its 161-point game with more than the eligibility limit of seven players.

MONDAY’S WINNERS:

Clyde’s in Alexandria, VA: Bitch, Please  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Best Picture Oscar Winners

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD: My Favorite Team  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Pittsburgh Pirates)

Aslin Beer Co in Herndon, VA: Leet the Wookiee Win  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek)

Black Hog BBQ – Ashburn in Ashburn, VA: That One Table  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Epcot World Showcase)

Black Hog BBQ – Middletown in Middletown, MD: Socrates Nuts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Southland Tales)

Bushwaller’s in Frederick, MD: Team Blaine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings U2)

Cowboy Cafe in Arlington, VA: RFK Jr.’s Brain Worm  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Cars)

Del Ray Pizzeria in Alexandria, VA: Haagen Friendly’s Creamery  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bloom County)

Il Forno Pizzeria in Frederick, MD: Almost All-American  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 Eurovision Song Contest)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Cheddar Biscuits  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stage Musicals Based on Films)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD: How Did I Get Here?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: New York Jets)

Ragtime in Arlington, VA: Ten Thousand Dugongs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bravo Network Shows)

Rai’s Pour House in Sterling, VA: Drunken Teachers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Animated Films)

Rockwell Brewery in Frederick, MD: Jerk and Thrive  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arrested Development)

Whitlow’s in Washington, DC: Not a Gangbang  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard)

William Jeffrey’s Tavern in Arlington, VA: Ryno  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: PGA Championship)