Talking Innings at a Tuesday Trivia Outing!

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On Tuesday, 242 teams played Pour House Trivia across 20 venues. Leading in attendance were Solace Outpost – Falls Church (23 teams), Dudley’s Sport and Ale (22), and Idiom Brewing (20).


A pretty simple opening round featured subjects such as the 25th anniversary of Dawson’s Creek, the Kellogg cereal family, and large two-word U.S. states New Mexico and South Dakota. This round had the most perfect scores, with 16.


Tuesday’s audio question played a trio of songs with titles you can wear: Cake’s Short Skirt/Long Jacket, Sisqo’s Thong Song, and Taylor Swift’s Cardigan. A football question proved to be the hardest way to earn bonus points in the first half:

  • In American football, which playing position shares its name with a method of scoring?
  • Bonus: Who was the most recent team to score this way during a Super Bowl?

The dual football definitions of the word safety were known by most teams, but a PHT two-pointer was earned by 13.2% of teams, each remembering the Seattle Seahawks scoring a safety against Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII. The round ended after queries about the novella Animal Farm and the current film Priscilla. Seven perfect scores were earned in this round.


At halftime, teams had to identify films with a mystery theme; each movie had a cast member who also starred on The Daily Show. The bottom section was a match ’em between American terms and their British slang equivalent. The average score was 16.8 points, but no squad received the full 20 points. Going into the halftime intermission, these were the highest scores:


The second half started with a three-parter in which each answer contained the letter Y and no other vowels:

  • 1)  According to the Bible, the Three Wise Men brought Gold, Frankincense, and this substance to the Baby Jesus.
  • 2)  Ethel Merman starred in the title role in the original Broadway run of this show, which earned Angela Lansbury a Tony when she took on the role in the 1974 revival.
  • 3)  In astronomy, this term refers to a straight-line configuration of three or more celestial bodies, usually the Earth, Moon, and Sun.

Just 11.5% of the field got their bonus points with all three answers: myrrhGypsy, and syzygy. This round’s sports question was also a tough one, this time with teams trying to earn their wager on the tennis beat:

  • By winning the Australian Open in 2021, who became the second woman to win each of her first four Grand Slam finals?

Naomi Osaka was identified by 30% of our teams. Finally, we threw it back to the 2000s and the musical Ying Yang Twins at the end of the round; here, a game-low 9% of the field named either member of the duo, Kaine and D-Roc, for bonus points. Perfect scores were not to be seen in this round.


Twenty teams earned all six points on Tuesday’s 6-4-2 about snow. This game’s last round featured topics such as the Dayton Accords signed by BosniaCroatia, and SerbiaThree Clues about the name Ferguson, and the origins of the word linguine. We discussed a famous TV death at the end of the round:

  • How did Charlie Sheen’s character die just before the Season 9 premiere of the TV series Two and a Half Men?

Charlie Harper was initially written off the show by getting hit by a train; 22% of teams earned their wager, the lowest success rate of the night, while 13.6% added bonus points for getting the right answer before a multiple-choice component was given. This round’s perfect teams were Upper Deckers (Upper Deck), Baby Nora (Antietam), and Solar Ellipsis (Nighthawk). After four rounds, these teams were in the lead:

FINAL QUESTION (88.02% success rate):

  • While baseball and softball use the singular term inning for their respective sports, which other sport uses the word innings (with an S) for its period of play?

We accepted either cricket or rounders as correct final answers on Tuesday. Blue Fog (Nighthawk) got through the game with a successful Perfect 21, becoming the only team with correct answers to all 21 wagering questions! These were the highest scores in Tuesday’s game:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: I Should’ve Stayed Home  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Half Life (video game))

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: To the Window  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Horse Racing)

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Some Regulars  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Adam Sandler Films)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Animal Husbandry)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sean Bean Films)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Muppet Christmas Carol) 

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Turkeys  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Marching Bands)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Second Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Radiology)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Run-By Fruiting  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Enough Already  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Live Action Disney Remakes)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: In Last Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Human Anatomy)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Botox and OnlyFans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sports Stadiums)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nebraska Cornhuskers Football)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Hoof Hearted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Volleyball)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Best Guessers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Salads)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Herd of Nerds  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Early Musical Instruments)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: OTG  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Beatles)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Iowa)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: The Stone Roses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Rolling Stones)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Three Fifes and a Drum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Grunge Bands)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Secret Annex (play))

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: FBD  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Three-Hour Films from 2023)