Taking a Peak at Weekend Trivia!

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Over the weekend, 78 teams attended a game of Pour House Trivia at any of our 11 locations.

FIRST ROUND:

At the end of the first round on Friday, we hit the links:

  • At the 2005 LPGA event called the Mizuno Classic, a golfer from which Scandinavian nation became the first golfer in history to win the same event five years in a row?
  • 2-POINT BONUS: What is correct spelling of her last name?

Most teams correctly identified Sweden for their wager, but only 10.5% provided the correctly-spelled last name of golfer Annika Sorenstam. Other topics in this round included the components of antifreezeThree Clues about the name Lucy, and locations in Salt Lake City, Utah. This round’s perfect scores were recorded by Beer Pressure (Doc Waters), Clavin Time (Doc Waters), and Wrath of Khan (Belles’).

SECOND ROUND:

Bill Murray films, May 18th #1 hits, and Kathy Bates on-screen appearances were served up across the weekend’s audio questions. Midway through Saturday’s second round, we discussed some culinary terms:

  • In a traditional pesto sauce, one of the primary ingredients is which herb blended with olive oil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese?
  • Bonus: Pesto sauce originated in which city that is also the birthplace of Christopher Columbus?

Basil was identified by many teams on Saturday; however, only an eighth of the field received two bonus points for naming Genoa as the herb’s origin city. In other questions this round, teams handled the musical Chicago, played some charades, and discussed the Great Emu War of Australia in 1932. Perfect scores here were earned by Reticulating Spleens (Doc Waters) and Wrath of Khan (Belles’).

HALFTIME:

Halftime subjects included celebrities with JT initials, films with fictional teachers, and famous revolutions. The average score was 14.3 out of 20, with two teams able to pick up all 20 points. At the halftime intermission, these teams were in the lead:

THIRD ROUND:

On Friday, teams encountered this film query:

  • John Cusack was required to take lessons in puppeteering in order to prepare for his role in which 1999 comedic fantasy film?
  • Bonus: Who directed this film?

Roughly 19% of the field correctly identified the film Being John Malkovich, while 5.26% knew it was directed by Spike Jonze. Other subjects covered in the third round included the 1970s TV series The Partridge Family, two of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and the soprano vocal range. There were no perfect scores in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Weekend 6-4-2s gave clues about James Bond, the IHOP restaurant chain, and John Lennon. We hit on some sports trivia at the start of Friday’s last round:

  • The Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area is home to sports teams in each of the Big 4 men’s pro leagues, three of which play in Minneapolis. For your wager, which Minnesota team plays its home games in St. Paul?
  • Bonus: What is the name of its home venue?

While the Twins, Timberwolves, and Vikings play in Minneapolis, the NHL’s Minnesota Wild play in the state’s capital city of St. Paul. Just under a fifth of the field received their wager for that answer, while two teams correctly named the Xcel Center. We got a little musical halfway through Saturday’s fourth round:

  • Which American composed the music and lyrics for Broadway shows such as West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, and Into the Woods?

Stephen Sondheim was named by 31% of teams. We also covered topics such as the Tigrones sharks found in Lake Nicaragua, the record 733 home runs hit for one MLB franchise by Hank Aaron, and the scientific concept of entropy. Once again, this round featured no perfect scores. Before the final question, these were the top teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (71.93% success rate):

  • After an election held in 1848, which country became the first European nation to be led by someone who took on the title of President?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (37.5% success rate):

  • Fittingly, a larger Big Mac variant sold only in Alaska was given which new name about ten years ago?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (60% success rate):

  • The success of the first vaccine created by Dr. Jonas Salk was announced on April 12, 1955, a date which marked the tenth anniversary of whose death?

Final answers over the weekend, in order, were Napoleon Bonaparte, the Denali Mac, and Franklin Roosevelt. We again had a full weekend’s worth of games with no Perfect 21 teams. However, these were the top-scoring teams:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Buffalo Bills Housecoat  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vikings (people))

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Quizard of Oz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gilmore Girls)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Murph’s Masters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Seinfeld)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Gen X-ers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jaws (novel))

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: NYR  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alfred Hitchcock Films)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: How to Train Your Dragon)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Caboose  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Military History)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Wrath of Kahan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Futurama)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bridgerton)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Norfolk and Chance  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adult Film Actresses)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: Beers in the Bullpen  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB Players)