The World Will Be Watching Thursday Trivia!

Thursday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 109 teams across 17 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Thursday’s game got off to a bit of a rough start with this opening question on the topic of world geography:

–> Which river is fed by two tributaries, the White and the Blue, named for the different colors of soil and clay found in them?

A surprising number of teams were unable to give us the correct answer of the Nile River.  Furthermore, only seven teams earned the first bonus points of the night by knowing that these two tributaries meet in the Sudanese city of Khartoum.  Later, we asked a Three Clues question about barbers and played a game of Pictionary.  Thanks to the first bonus question, the only perfect score of the first round was posted by Uranus Fly Trap (Smoketown).

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question featured songs from three groups named for fruits: Bananarama, Strawberry Alarm Clock, and Wild Cherry.  Other second round topics included the national anthem of Japan, the “Hunger Games” book series, and the Super Bowl appearances of the San Francisco 49ers.  The final bonus question of the first half saw only nine teams remember that Beyonce headlined the halftime show during the most recent Super Bowl appearance by the 49ers.  As a result, three teams ran the table with 36 second round points: Lotsa Collusion (Quincy’s), Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s) and Cranius Maximus (Loudoun Kitchen).

HALFTIME:

Film sequel subtitles was the featured topic on Thursday’s halftime page, which yielded ten perfect scores and an overall average of 15.9 points.  Here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

Thursday’s second half began with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  After about half of our teams earned wagering points on a question regarding the Medici family, only three teams tacked on two bonus points by naming either one of the French kings who were the respective husbands of Catherine or Marie de Medici.  Most teams guessed a random “Louis” on this bonus question, but were out of luck as we were looking for Henry II or Henry IV.  The rest of the third stanza progressed smoothly, as our teams were largely successful on questions concerning CrossFit, Limburger cheese, and the controversial novel “Lolita”.  But because of the Medici question, none of our teams earned a perfect third round score.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from Thursday night included unseen TV characters (such as Vera Peterson on “Cheers”), the African city of Timbuktu, and the Seven Deadly Sins.  We closed the fourth round with a three-part question regarding foreign celebrities with double-barrelled surnames.  Our teams were largely successful in identifying Andrew Lloyd Webber and Helena Bonham Carter, though Gabriel Garcia Marquez proved to be much more difficult.  Three teams ended their night with a perfect final round score: North Country (Quincy’s), Scott’s Tots (Belly Love), and Brother of Menelaus (Fish Market).  These were your highest scoring Thursday teams after four rounds of play:

FINAL QUESTION (59.7% success rate):

–> Preserved in the West Point library, which military leader’s last message read, “Benteen.  Come on.  Big village.  Be quick.  Bring packs.”?

About three-fifths of our teams responded correctly with General George Custer.  Though they encountered a slew of wildly difficult bonus questions, eight teams managed to record a Perfect 21 on Thursday night by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is the final overall leaderboard from Thursday night:

An honorable mention goes out to Lowered Expectations (Quincy’s), who scored an impressive 172 points while playing ‘over the limit’.

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Lost Rhino Brewing in Ashburn, VA:  Dazed and Confused   (Next week’s first category: Lost Rhino Brewery History)

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Lotsa Collusion   (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Jersey Number)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Vitrifiers   (Next week’s first category: Jonestown Cult)

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

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap   (Next week’s first category: Hair Metal One Hit Wonders)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Thrail Killers   (Next week’s first category: “Trailer Park Boys”)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Just Joe   (Next week’s first category: Rare Dog Brees)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Scott’s Tots   (Next week’s first category: Stephen Sondheim Musicals)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  For Those About to Rock   (Next week’s first category: Styx – AUDIO)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Big Brain   (Next week’s first category: “Minecraft”)

The Derby in New Market, MD:  Psychos   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Boy Bands)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA:  Boris Johnson’s Great Brexit Bake-Off   (Next week’s first category: James Madison)

Jockey Bar and Grill in Boonsboro, MD:  Oily Beau Hunks   (Next week’s first category: Apple Card)

Backyard Bar and Grille in Warminster, PA:  Toucan Dan   (Next week’s first category: 16th Century Literature)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: Garth Brooks)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA:  Cream Team   (Next week’s first category: “Arrested Development”)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Glow in the Dark Boner Tag   (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Phish)