Taking a Trip Around the World this Weekend

alt textLast weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 43 teams across six venues.

FIRST HALF:

First half topics from last weekend’s games included Monster’s Inc, a visit to Red Lobster, a triple 50/50 Catherine or Peter the Great, and the brand name Perdue.  Our audio questions featured commercials featuring Women Who Rock and TV Theme Songs.  Across the board, none of our teams earned a perfect first round score, but six teams picked up the perfect 36 points in the second round.  Here is last weekend’s halftime leaderboard:

SECOND HALF:

Seven of our teams managed to post a perfect score on our halftime sheets which came in at a combined average of 16.9 points.

Our second half touched on topics such as Death Cab for Cutie, we visited Hartford, Connecticut, rented a movie at a Redbox, and played video games with Halo.

No teams were able to earn a perfect round during the second half this weekend.  The most difficult wagering question and bonus of the weekend was this wicked fourth round question on the topic of baseball teams.

  • Of all MLB teams that have appeared in multiple World Series, only two have won every Series they have played in. One from the American League and the other from the National League, both of these teams are 2-0 in the Fall Classic.

Only three teams earned their wager and only ONE team picked up the two-point bonus by knowing those teams are the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami (Florida) Marlins

After four rounds of play, the overall weekend leaderboard included these teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (21.9% success rate):

  • Established by the United Kingdom in 1893, the Durand Line currently exists as a boundary between these two countries. That boundary has been a newsworthy locale since 2001.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

  • According to the National Travel and Tourism Office, what were the three most-visited European countries for U.S. tourists in 2019? 

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (85.7% success rate):

  • Many tourists stop in this city each year to have a look at the tallest US Monument which was completed in 1965.

The respective correct answers to these final questions were Afghanistan & Pakistan, United Kingdom, Italy, & France, and St. Louis.  Sexual Chocolate (P. B. Dye were the only team able to post a Perfect 21 by answering all 21 wagering questions correctlyHere is your final weekend leaderboard:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Your Mom  (NO GAME THIS WEEK, NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Female Rock Stars)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Balkan Peninsula)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Trash Bag Donuts  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK, FIRST CATEGORY ON DECEMBER 3: Star Wars: The Phantom Menace)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Peanut Butter and Jelly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Girl Groups)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Barking Bad  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Carols – AUDIO)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: The Dinos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Schitt’s Creek)