The Power of 20 at Thursday Trivia!

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 134 teams across 17 venues.


Opening round topics from Thursday night included U.S. cities which have hosted the Olympics, the Biblical figure of Noah, pumpkin spice, and Australian geography.  Twelve teams ran the table in the first round by posting a perfect score of 36 points.


Thursday’s audio question featured clips from three films starring Robert Downey Jr.  Our teams had no trouble identifying “Iron Man”, “Sherlock Holmes”, and “Tropic Thunder”.  Later, we looked at the life of Cleopatra, the children’s TV series “Blue’s Clues”, and the music of Canadian singer Nelly Furtado.  The final bonus points of the first half were the most difficult to obtain, as only five teams could name of both of the #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for Ms. Furtado: “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right”.  As a result, Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s) posted the only perfect score of the second round. 


Recent TV debuts and common U.S. surnames were the two topics from Thursday’s halftime page.  Nine teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.4 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:

  • Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s):  89
  • Semicircle of Trust (Solace):  88
  • Rum Ham (Olde Mother):  87


Third round topics from Thursday night included the romantic comedy film “27 Dresses”, the Congolese city of Kinshasa, and the marriage of former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and astronaut Mark Kelly.  The third round also included the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Though he was a native of Venice, this Italian painter’s best-known name is actually a reference to his real last name, and not the geographical features of Venice.  Name this 18th century painter who created “The Stonemasons Yard”.

Only 21% of our teams responded correctly with Canaletto.  Two teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect third round: Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s) and Cream Team (Mark’s Pub).


A bit unforeseen timing highlighted the start of the final round, as this question was asked at about 8:30pm at a majority of our Thursday venues:

–> For two seasons during the early 2000s, what NFC West team played its home games at Husky Stadium while its new home field was under construction?

Anyone who was within sight of a TV set may have caught a break here, as the Thursday night football game included the correct answer of the Seattle Seahawks.  Most likely, there were no shots from the blimp while this question was being asked, as only 11% of our teams earned bonus points by knowing that CenturyLink Field is the current name of Seattle’s home stadium.  We continued the final round with questions concerning the TV show “America’s Funniest Home Videos”, celebrities named Shirley, and the Ernest Hemingway work “Death in the Afternoon”.  Though six teams earned a perfect final round score on Thursday, Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s) became the first team this season to earn four perfect rounds in a single game.  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams heading into the final question:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (64.7% success rate):

–> The Curse of Tippecanoe was a pattern of presidential deaths who were elected in years divisible by 20, starting with William Henry Harrison’s election in 1840.  Which president broke this curse by not dying in office despite having been elected in a year divisible by 20?

Just under two-thirds of the field answered correctly with Ronald Reagan.  Congratulations to the four teams that earned a Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly: Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s), Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), 99th Precinct (Smoketown), and Charlie’s Angels (Mark’s Pub).  Thursday’s final overall leaderboard included these teams:


Lost Rhino Brewing in Ashburn, VA:  Impeaches and Cream   (Next week’s first category: Diaper Brands)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Dave Martinez School of Management   (Next week’s first category: Jane Austen)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Power Vacuum   (Next week’s first category: “The Righteous Gemstones”)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mom   (Next week’s first category: Peruvian Chicken)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  99th Precinct   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Nirvana Song Title or Foo Fighters Song Title?)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Deck Chairs on the Titanic   (Next week’s first category: “Downton Abbey”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Just Joe   (Next week’s first category: “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Sexual Chocolate   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “League of Legends” Characters)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  Weasigators   (Next week’s first category: Sukkot)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion   (Next week’s first category: Countries Within Countries)

The Derby in New Market, MD:  Bumblewood   (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Semicircle of Trust   (Next week’s first category: Beastie Boys – AUDIO)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Hard Boiled Eggs and Nuts   (Next week’s first category: “8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown”)

Lake Linganore Association in New Market, MD:  Rock Lobsters


Bad Habits Bar & Grill in Martinsburg, WV:  See You Next Thursday  (Next week’s first category: Battle of Antietam)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Forest Table  (Next week’s first category: Pokemon)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Charlie’s Angels   (Next week’s first category: Famous Last Words)