The Tuesday Thrilla in Manila!
Tuesday night featured the inaugural game of Pour House Trivia at the new Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus. It may have been a new venue, but the winning team was far from inexperienced. Congratulations to the Fan Club, who took home an extra $50 cash by topping three-time PHT World Series champions Dave Martinez School of Management:
Thanks to a healthy crowd at this opening night, we welcomed 141 teams across 22 venues.
Opening round topics from Tuesday night included the most notable TV roles of Michael J. Fox, the history of the tank in the U.S. military, and the 2019 NBA Draft. The latter question included a two-point bonus for the 19% of the teams that identified Ja Morant as the second overall pick this year. Ten teams broke out of the starting gate by running the table in the first round.
The filmwork of Robin Williams was the featured topic in Tuesday’s audio question, as we listened to clips from “Aladdin”, “Jumanji”, and “Mrs. Doubtfire”. Later, we discussed the legend of Bigfoot, the novel “The Last of the Mohicans”, and the song title “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, which was used as the title for different hit songs respectively recorded by Frankie Valli and Fergie. With a slightly easier set of bonus questions, 15 teams swept the second round by scoring 36 points.
With the Midsummer Classic providing a backdrop, our teams worked their way through an All-Star edition of the Tuesday night halftime page. The overall average score reached 16.7 points, as nine teams earned a perfect score of 20 points. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams at the halftime break:
- True Wit (Casa Tequila): 92
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 91
- Athletic Supporters (Funkstown): 91
- $5 Ahn Says “Hi, Single Ladies!” (The Block): 91
- Niels Bohring (Brass Tap): 90
- Cones of Dunshire (Topgolf): 90
Each of the three bonus questions from Tuesday’s third round were equally difficult, resulting in very few bonus points being doled out. The first query of the second half was our nightly Three Clues question, which began with these two clues:
CLUE 1: This rock band borrowed its name from that of a lawn ornament store in northern New Jersey.
CLUE 2: Thanks to a 2003 song, this band is considered a one-hit wonder.
Though few teams attempted a guess at this point, a smattering of teams were able to come up with the correct response of Fountains of Wayne, who is certainly best known for the song “Stacy’s Mom”. Other difficult bonus questions concerned the ocelot and Earnest Marks, the character played by Donald Glover on the TV series “Atlanta”. With each of these three bonus questions yielding a success rate of less than 15% percent, none of our teams earned a perfect third round score.
Before starting the final round, most of our teams struggled through the 6-4-2 question, as this six-point clue coaxed numerous incorrect responses:
–> Despite being located 4,477 miles away from Honolulu, which NFL team features Honolulu Blue as one of its official colors?
Many teams thought that west coast cities such as Los Angeles and Seattle were much farther from Honolulu than the actual distance of less than 3,000 miles. Only eight teams earned the full six points with the correct answer of the Detroit Lions. After that hiccup, our teams recovered nicely with final round questions regarding the film “The Usual Suspects”, the paintings of Pablo Picasso, and George Washington’s crossing of the Delaware River. Once again, the round featured three bonus questions that pulled in rather low success rates, leading to just one perfect score, as Mule Please (Charlie’s) pulled down 36 final round points. Here is Tuesday’s pre-final leaderboard:
- Killer Snails (Olney Winery): 158
- True Wit (Casa Tequila): 158
- Athletic Supporters (Funkstown): 157
- $5 Ahn Says “Hi, Single Ladies!” (The Block): 157
- Mule Please (Charlie’s): 155
- Fan Club (Quincy’s Uptown): 155
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (63.6% success rate):
–> Among the eight countries that use a unit of currency called the peso, what country named for a Spaniard is the only one not to be located in the Americas?
Nearly two-thirds of our teams gave us the correct answer of the Philippines. Congratulations to the seven teams that earned the Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Mule Please (Charlie’s): 167
- Fan Club (Quincy’s Uptown): 167
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 165
- Niels Bohring (Brass Tap): 164
- How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s): 164
- Cell Phony Baloney (Charlie’s): 164
- Janie’s Gouda Gun (Cheesetique): 164
- Pearls of Wisdom (Shuckin’ Shack): 163
- Cheesy A (Cheesetique): 163
- True Wit (Casa Tequila): 162
An honorable mention goes out to Effin Peter (Senor Tequila’s), who racked up an impressive 169 points while playing ‘over the limit’.
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club (Next week’s first category: “Community”)
Cuginis in Poolesville, MD: Gotta Have ‘Em (Next week’s first category: “Stranger Things”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: “Ozark”)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Pearls of Wisdom (Next week’s first category: “Trailer Park Boys”)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Cones of Dunshire (Next week’s first category: “Mean Girls”)
The Block in Annandale, VA: $5 Ahn Says “Hi, Single Ladies!” (Next week’s first category: “Slums of Film History” Podcast)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Breadsticks (Next week’s first category: Actresses Who Played Jerry’s Girlfriends on “Seinfeld”)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails (Next week’s first category: Walter Cronkite)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)
Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA: Janie’s Gouda Gun (Next week’s first category: The Grateful Dead)
Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA: Mule Please (Next week’s first category: Dwayne Johnson Film Roles)
Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA: Boobs Upside Down (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Alexandria, Virginia or Alexandria, Egypt?)
Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD: Athletic Supporters (Next week’s first category: 2019 Home Run Derby)
The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA: Jonathan Swift Daycare and BBQ (Next week’s first category: U.S. Presidential Birthplaces)
Dudley’s in Arlington, VA: My Black Hole Just Exploded (Next week’s first category: African Islands Other Than Madagascar)
Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD: Fan Club (Next week’s first category: American Revolution)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Doris Day and the Time (Next week’s first category: Famous Ex’s)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: E = MC Hammer (Next week’s first category: Billy Joel Songs)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: True Wit (Next week’s first category: Wimbledon)
Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD: Niels Bohring (Next week’s first category: Heavy Metal)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Hunchbacks of Notre Gone (Next week’s first category: Dixie Chicks – AUDIO)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: Amellies (Next week’s first category: “Notting Hill”)
Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL: Last Place (Next week’s first category: NFL Kickers)