This is How We Do Weekend Trivia!

Once again, Friday night featured our busiest game of the week, as host Kyle crammed 21 teams into Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont!  Overall, we welcomed 51 teams across five venues:

FIRST HALF:

As usual, the first rounds gave our weekend teams a nice start to build off of, but in each case, one bonus question on movies kept most of our teams from scoring perfect scores.  On Friday, nearly all of our teams were stumped by trying to name the actor whose only appearance as James Bond came in “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (the answer being George Lazenby).  Meanwhile, only two of our 20 Saturday teams were able to name the director of the Jack Black film “School of Rock”.  Richard Linklater might be better known for “Dazed and Confused” or “Boyhood”, but he was also the answer in this case.  Only one of our weekend teams earned a perfect first round score: Two Dog Night at Springfield Manor Winery.  Friday’s audio question dealt with “Small” songs (“Small Town” by John Mellencamp, “All the Small Things” by Blink 182, and “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran.  Our Saturday teams dealt with songs featuring days of the week in the title, including this classic rock tune:

Once again, the final bonus question in Saturday’s game was the most difficult of the round, as only one of our teams knew Nordstrom’s stock ticker symbol: JWN.  The second round did not yield any perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

Food was a common theme on this week’s halftime pages, as our Friday teams were asked to identify pasta shapes, while our Saturday teams matched up national dishes to their countries of origin.  We saw an overall average score of 17.2 with about one-third of our teams notching a perfect 20 points.  These were our top scores at the halftime break:

SECOND HALF:

Friday’s third round topics included Baseball MVPs, the Chinese Zodiac, and this body of water:

Caspian Sea

The third round geography question in our Saturday game moved our teams westward into Africa:

–> Among the six independent nations which border Algeria, name any two of the three countries whose names begin with the letter ‘M’.

About one-third of our teams earned bonus points by naming Morocco, Mali, and Mauritania.  Later, we dealt with the work of James Spader, Duke Ellington, and this film:

Devil Wears Prada

The only perfect round in either second half came from Uncle Jack (Belles’), who racked up 36 points in their third round.  Here are your weekend’s top scores after the fourth round:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20.0% success rate):

–> The U.S. postal abbreviation of the state nicknamed “The Natural State” is identical to the two-letter chemical symbol for element #18 on the Periodic Table.  Name BOTH the state and the element referenced in this question.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (76.5% success rate):

–> In March of 1988, this band won Grammy Awards for Best Rock Performance and Album of the Year, marking the first of its 22 career Grammy Awards.  That total remains an all-time record for music groups.

This weekend’s correct answers included Arkansas / Argon and U2.  None of our weekend teams earned the Perfect 21 this weekend with correct answers on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores from last weekend:

THIS WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  The More You Know  (Next week’s first category: “True Blood”)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars”)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  Two Dog Night  (NEXT GAME ON APRIL 13 – First category: Lunar Geography)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – James T. Kirk or Jean-Luc Picard?)

McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces