Taking a Jab at Weekend Trivia!

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The weekend of Pour House Trivia was hosted by eight venues and a total of 71 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

The toughest wagering question in any first half over the weekend came in Friday’s first round on this one about a cocktail:

  • According to the official recipe published by the International Bartenders Association, a Sea Breeze cocktail consists of which three ingredients? They are a type of liquor and two fruit juices.

Those ingredients are vodkacranberry juice, and grapefruit juice; the wagering success rate was 32% while the bonus rate was 9.3%. Other topics in this round included the Blu-Ray disc format, Sesame Street‘s transition to the Max streaming service, and a Triple 50/50 about various cat and dog breeds. This round’s perfect teams were Hot Tub Blowout (Belles’) and Quality Guesswork (Pretzel and Pizza).

SECOND ROUND:

Over the weekend, audio questions dealt with foreign-language Billboard hits, bands with alliterative names, and five-letter solo musicians. On Saturday, 23% of the field earned bonus points for naming Modest MouseBeastie Boys, and Franz Ferdinand. The last question of Friday’s first half was the most difficult of the round:

  • Thanks to his diverse ethnic background, what champion athlete coined the term Cablinasian to describe his ethnicity?
  • Bonus: What is his actual first name?

About 41% of teams named Tiger Woods, while 9.3% received bonus credit for knowing his real first name is Eldrick. Second round subjects also included Three Clues about The Blair Witch Project, the British Virgin Islands, and the Budweiser beer brand. The only team to go perfect in this round was Divergent (Belles’).

HALFTIME:

Some halftime topics included famous people who either died or were born in 1991, TV characters, and U.S. state attractions. The average score was 14.3 points, while the only five teams to earn all 20 points did so on Sunday. After the halftime round, these were the highest-scoring teams:

THIRD ROUND:

On Friday, we hit the ice for this query:

  • Nicknamed the Broad Street Bullies, which Eastern Conference franchise was the first expansion team to win the Stanley Cup, taking home titles in both 1974 and 1975?

Just over a third of the field correctly identified the Philadelphia Flyers. Sunday’s game featured this geographical question:

  • The northern coast of Estonia lies along which Gulf that forms the eastern arm of the Baltic Sea? It is named for a different European country.

Roughly 45% of teams named the Gulf of Finland. Other subjects here included the Jimmy John’s sandwich chain, Andy Reid‘s six NFL Pro Bowl head coaching appearances, and large moons Ganymede and Titan. This was the only round in which no team had a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

Clues about AlabamaParis, and the sense of taste were given for 6-4-2s over the weekend. The final round on Friday contained the weekend’s toughest wagering question:

  • A monument at which Nebraska landmark bears the words He ain’t heavy, he’s my brother? In 1939, Spencer Tracy won a Best Actor Oscar for portraying its founder.

Boys Town (or Father Flanagan’s Boys Home) was named by 13.9% of teams. Three Clues about actor Steve McQueen were given at the end of Saturday’s last round; just 23% of teams named him, while one was able to do so before the last clue for a two-point bonus. Sunday’s round asked teams to give the last three words of Martin Luther King Jr’s I Have a Dream speech, and 36% provided the correct words: Free at last. Glorious Grogus (Flying Ace) and Big Into Karate (Flying Ace) had perfect scores in this round. There were ties for first, third, and fifth before the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.28% success rate):

  • The lyrics of the Billy Joel song We Didn’t Start the Fire reference numerous professional athletes, all of which played one of two different sports. Name both sports.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (17.65% success rate):

  • A scenic viewpoint in the Ekeberg Hill neighborhood is a popular stop among tourists and art fans, since it was depicted in which artwork?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (54.55% success rate):

  • What collaboration was created after friends Chris Wink, Matt Goldman, and Phil Stanton wore face paint while leading a New York City street procession entitled Funeral for the ‘80s?

All athletes in We Didn’t Start the Fire were either baseball players or boxers, while the artwork in question was The Scream and the Sunday trio was the Blue Man Group. No Perfect 21 teams played over the weekend. At the end of the weekend, these were the top teams:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Hot Singles in Your Area  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Pod Racers (Star Wars))

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

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

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s TV)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Glorious Grogus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horse Racing)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Book of Genesis)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Wrath of Kahan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: I Think You Should Leave)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 4: Billy Joel (audio))

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

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lesbian Barbie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Exorcist)