Sweepin’ the Clouds Away at Wednesday Trivia!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 84 teams across eight venues.
Wednesday’s game opened with a question concerning the 1990s drama film The Horse Whisperer (featuring a teenaged Scarlett Johansson), before moving on to the topics of former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor and the Louisville Slugger baseball bat. About 30% of the field tacked on the final two bonus points of the round by knowing that Pittsburgh Pirates great Honus Wagner was the first player to endorse the Louisville Slugger. Three teams earned a perfect first round score of 36 points: Glad to Be Here (Memories), Mare of Warwick (Hops N Shine), and Human Potatoes (Sully’s).
For Wednesday’s audio question, our teams were asked to identify cover versions of the songs Beat It by Michael Jackson, Paradise City by Guns ‘N’ Roses, and All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor. We continued with a look at the Periodic Table, the Biltmore estate in Asheville, and Medieval Times restaurant. The final bonus question of the first half was also its most difficult, as only 19% of the field knew that former Nickelodeon actor Josh Peck will portray the lead character in the upcoming Disney+ adaptation of the film Turner and Hooch. Two teams ran the table by posting a perfect second round score: Seal Team Six (Belles’) and Areola 51 (Sully’s).
Rock guitarists and ‘A’ foods were the featured topics on Wednesday’s halftime page. Nearly 40% of the field earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average came in at 18.2 points. These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams at the halftime break:
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (Belles’): 90
- Mare of Warwick (Hops N Shine): 90
- Kingstowne Communion (Hops N Shine): 90
- FIVE TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
Third round topics from Wednesday night included the recent chart-topping tunes of singer Olivia Rodrigo, the different forms of lightning, and the collaborations of Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio. A question regarding the political career of George H. W. Bush gave us the most difficult bonus question of the round, as only 18% of the field knew that prior to becoming U.S. President, Bush had served as both the Director of Central Intelligence and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. As a result, only two teams notched a perfect third round score of 36 points: Einsteins of Beer (Memories) and Best Bacon (Idiom).
We began Wednesday’s final round with the most difficult bonus question of the night. After most of the field earned wagering points by knowing that Major General Billy Mitchell is considered to be the father of the U.S. Air Force, only five teams also knew that the U.S. airport named for Mitchell is located in Milwaukee. The rest of the round progressed quite smoothly, as our teams tackled topics such as the basketball teams at the University of Connecticut, the summer signs of the Zodiac, the beer ingredient of hops, and countries whose names contain ‘A’ as the only vowel. Thanks to the first bonus question, the final round did not yield any perfect scores on Wednesday night. Here is Wednesday’s leaderboard after four rounds of play:
- Kingstowne Communion (Hops N Shine): 165
- Wolfpack (Sully’s): 160
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 159
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (Belles’): 158
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 158
- Mare of Warwick (Hops N Shine): 158
- Irish Beer Mafia (TGI Fridays): 158
FINAL QUESTION (51.2% success rate):
- As a reference to the legendary Arabian Nights, which television show was named to suggest that it is a magic door to knowledge?
Just over half of the field gave us the correct answer of Sesame Street. Seven teams secured a Perfect 21 on Wednesday by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly. These were your highest scoring teams at the close of Wednesday’s game:
- Kingstowne Communion (Hops N Shine): 171
- Mare of Warwick (Hops N Shine): 170
- Irish Beer Mafia (TGI Fridays): 170
- Wolfpack (Sully’s): 170
- Sexual Chocolate (Memories): 170
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (Belles’): 169
- Human Potatoes (Sully’s): 169
- Steely Dan (Not the Band) (Memories): 169
- Best Bacon (Idiom): 169
- Stink Floyd (Belles’): 168
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Maryland Music Groups – AUDIO)
Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Primarchs of Warhammer 40K)
TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Arrested Development)
Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Best Bacon (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: X-Men)
Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: Legend of Taylor Heinicke (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: ABBA Songs)
Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Kingstowne Communion (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nicolas Cage Films)
Meinelschmidt Distillery in Hagerstown, MD: Gilwell Park (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: College Basketball)
Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Wolfpack (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wolves)