The (Surface) Tension was Thick at Weekend Trivia!

With our two busiest venues in action last weekend, we welcomed 71 teams across five games of Pour House Trivia:


Opening round topics from last weekend included the recent college admissions scandal, the cubic zirconia, and last year’s incredible March Madness upset pulled off by the Golden Retrievers of UMBC.  We also looked at film animals, which included a question about this eccentric pet:

Our most difficult first round question was asked on Friday.  As part of an A+ B = C question, only 34% of our Friday teams knew that a pair of complementary angles have measurements which combine to total 90 degrees.  Seven teams recorded a perfect first round score, with six of those coming on Saturday.


Our weekend audio questions featured unique cover songs and TV sitcom characters.  We took a quick cocktail break to enjoy some Amaretto, before moving on to questions concerning the swallows of San Juan Capistrano and this classic rock band:

Once again, the most difficult question of the round was asked on Friday, as just under half of our teams recognized the plot line of the former TV series “Joan of Arcadia”.  None of our weekend teams earned a perfect second round score: 


Sports equipment and celebrity smiles were the featured topics on the weekend halftime pages.  As opposed to the first two rounds, the Friday teams received the easier halftime page, as nearly one-third of the field recorded a perfect score of 20 points.  Overall, the average score reached 16.7 points.  Here are your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:


Friday’s third round featured a Three Clues question concerning the number 16, while our Saturday teams were asked to the name three NHL teams whose names do NOT end in the letter ‘S’.  This question was a breeze for our Saturday sports fans, as nearly half of the field earned bonus points with these three correct answers:

The most difficult question of the third round was asked on Saturday, as we asked our teams to name either one of the two most recent films for which Steven Spielberg earned a Best Director Oscar nomination.  Only 17% of our teams could name either one of the two correct answers: “The Post” and “Bridge of Spies”.  The two teams that earned bonus points with both correct answers also earned a perfect third round score: Rumble in the Bronx (Belles’) and Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations).


The most difficult bonus question of the weekend kicked off Friday’s final round.  After most teams earned wagering points on a question about the Chrysler Building in New York City, only two teams tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that this landmark sits along Lexington Avenue in Manhattan.  Other final round topics included the Zac Brown Band and this piece of furniture:

Our Saturday teams also dealt with New York City, as they closed their game with a three-part question about the five boroughs.  Uncle Jack (Belles’) and Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations) posted perfect scores in the final round.  Here is your weekend leaderboard heading into the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):

–> At room temperature, which property of water is equal to 72.8 millinewtons per meter?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):

–> At 37 years old, this man was appointed U.S. Secretary of War by President James Garfield.  Shortly after, he was an eyewitness to Garfield’s assassination in Washington.  Twenty years later, he was in Buffalo when President McKinley was assassinated.  What was this man’s surname?

The correct answers to these final questions were surface tension and (Robert Todd) Lincoln.  Exactly one-quarter of our teams responded correctly on each of these questions.  Congratulations to Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), who ran the gauntlet to post the only Perfect 21 last weekend.  We would also like to send congratulations to Lissa Bales of the Fan Club, who posted a victory at P.B. Dye on Friday night as a solo player!  This is the seventh venue at which she has recorded a Lone Wolf victory.  These were your highest scoring teams from last weekend:

(That is not a typo…  Half Nelsons recorded the same final score on both nights!)


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: U.S. Air Force)

The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  Fan Club   (Next week’s first category: Led Zeppelin – AUDIO)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Anything But Sports   (NEXT GAME ON APRIL 5 – First category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV series)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON APRIL 12 – First category: Geography)

868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 25 – First category: History of Wine)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants   (Next week’s first category: “Schitt’s Creek”)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category: Coen Brothers Films)