Those Were the Days at Weekend Trivia!
Across eight weekend venues of Pour House Trivia, we welcomed exactly 100 teams, including a massive crowd of 27 teams at Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont on Friday night.
Opening round topics from last weekend included late night talk show host Conan O’Brien, U.S. Presidents named William, the Bridget Jones film series, and Babe Ruth. Our weekend teams faced few obstacles in their opening round questions, as the overall success rate on wagering questions reached a healthy 88%. Across the board, 17 teams earned a perfect first round score of 36 points.
The weekend audio questions featured topics such as female singers with alliterative names and guitar solos from patriotic songs. We listened to American Woman by The Guess Who, American Girl by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and American Idiot by Green Day. Other second round topics included Dora the Explorer, Bo Jackson, Old Faithful, and the casino game of roulette. Nine weekend teams ran the table in the second stanza by recording a perfect score.
Topics from the weekend halftime pages included recipients of the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, films that won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, countries whose names begin with the letter ‘I’, and sandwich ingredients. Overall, the average halftime score reached 15.7 points, as eight teams posted a perfect score of 20 points. Here is last weekend’s halftime leaderboard:
- Shamrocks (Doc Waters): 90
- No Bueno (Doc Waters): 90
- Two Guys, a Girl, and a Trivia Team (Dragon): 89
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor): 89
- Three Balance Sheets to the Wind (Springfield Manor): 89
We began the second half by discussing topics such as BASE jumping, the company 3M, the C-SPAN cable network, and the work of actor Jimmy Stewart, the latter of which provided our weekend teams with the most difficult bonus question of the third round. When asked to identify either one of the first two collaborations between Jimmy Stewart and Alfred Hitchcock, only 17% of our Friday teams responded with either of the correct answers: Rope or The Man Who Knew Too Much. Three weekend teams earned a perfect third round score: Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor), D.C. Swampers (P. B. Dye), and Knights and Jesters (Dragon).
Before diving into the final round, our weekend teams dealt with topics such as Alexander Graham Bell and the Kansas City Chiefs in their respective 6-4-2 questions. We then moved on to fourth round topics such as film composer John Williams, the MMR vaccine, Broadway showtunes, and the Logo cable network. With the final round bonus questions yielding an average success rate of just 18%, Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye) posted the only perfect score during the final round. These were your highest scoring weekend teams heading into the final question:
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor): 163
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 161
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel and Pizza Creations): 159
- Alcoholics Unanimous (Vanish): 157
- Trivial Distancing (Vanish): 157
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (29.9% success rate):
- Which two signers of the Declaration of Independence appear on currently circulating pieces of U.S. paper currency?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (10.0% success rate):
- Airing for nine seasons in the 1970s, which show spawned the most spinoffs among all primetime television series with five shows, two of which spawned spinoffs of their own?
The respective correct answers for these final questions were the duo of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, and the classic sitcom All in the Family. Four teams earned a Perfect 21 last weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly: Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye), D.C. Swampers (P. B. Dye), Beer Pressure (second week in a row at Doc Waters), and Cultured Heathens (Pretzel and Pizza Creations). Here is your final weekend leaderboard:
- Slightly Agitated (P. B. Dye): 169
- Trivial Distancing (Vanish): 168
- D.C. Swampers (P. B. Dye): 168
- Beer Pressure (Doc Waters): 166
- Sharkfin Pizza (Vanish): 165
- No MSG (P. B. Dye): 164
- No Bueno (Doc Waters): 162
- Better Lucky Than Smart (Vanish): 160
- Little Brains, Big Egos (Springfield Manor): 160
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel and Pizza Creations): 160
- D.C. Swampers (Pretzel and Pizza Creations): 160
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)
Vanish Brewery: in Leesburg, VA: Trivial Distancing (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Hall of Famers)
** PLEASE NOTE THAT VANISH BREWERY HAS MOVED TRIVIA TO WEDNESDAY NIGHT – THE NEXT GAME WILL BE JULY 21 AT 6:45p **
P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Slightly Agitated (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: George Patton)
Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Two Guys, a Girl, and a Trivia Team (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. Men’s National Soccer Team)
Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Beer Pressure (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Death Metal – AUDIO)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Murph’s Masters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Andy Griffith Show)
Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Cultured Heathens (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Marvel Comics or DC Comics?)
Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Camel Clutch (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saturday Night Live)