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On Thursday evening, 292 teams played at one of 27 Pour House Trivia locations, including our newest venue: Bark Social in Alexandria, VA. Among the games were a 25-team match at Solace Outpost, a 21-teamer at Mustang Sally Brewing, and another 20 squads at Olde Mother Brewing.

FIRST ROUND:

In the first round, we discussed the multiple Spielberg-directed entries in the Jurassic Park and Indiana Jones film franchises, had a Passover seder, and tracked on-air TV newspeople. There were 47 perfect teams in this round, the most of any on Thursday.

SECOND ROUND:

The toughest bonus chance in the first half came on the audio question, which played three Wild songs. About a fifth of the field identified all three musical acts: the Rolling Stones (Wild Horses), Lou Reed (Walk on the Wild Side), and Flo Rida (Wild Ones). Other topics in this round included the comically-named Boaty McBoatface, the national flag of Vietnam, and the two retired NBA numbers of Kobe Bryant. This round had 22 perfect scores.

HALFTIME:

A mystery theme atop the halftime page spotlighted celebrities who have starred in James Bond films, while the bottom second asked teams to identify the title of several Shakepearean plays by their initials. The average score was 16.1, but 31 perfect scores were earned here. One team pulled just ahead of a sizable group in the halftime standings:

  • Team Pizza (Olde Mother): 92
  • NINE TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

We gave Three Clues about an MLB team to begin the second half:

  • This franchise entered the American League as an expansion team with the original name of the Seattle Pilots.
  • Its former home stadium was the primary filming location for the comedy Major League.
  • This is the only MLB team which features a stalk of barley in its official logo.

The Milwaukee Brewers were correctly identified by 12.3% of teams for bonus points. We also picked some hydrangeas, watched some 1970s TV with the series Soap, and played some Third Eye Blind. A half-dozen teams put together a perfect score in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

Apple icon Steve Jobs was named at the six-point clue by 29 teams in Thursday’s 6-4-2. A three-parter in which each answer starts with Mother was given in the fourth round:

  • 1)  This list of five items includes espagnole, velouté, and bechamel.
  • 2)  She is the primary antagonist in the 2010 Disney film Tangled.
  • 3)  After emigrating from Ireland, she co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World labor union.

This was the toughest bonus opportunity of the night, as just over 10% of the field submitted all three correct answers: mother saucesMother Gothel, and Mother Jones. We followed that up with Thursday’s most difficult wagering query:

  • Upon its creation in the 1850s, which county in Washington state was named for the then-current U.S. Vice President-elect? More recently, a motion was drafted to change the county’s official namesake to a civil rights leader.

King County (identified by 24% of teams) was originally named for William R. King but, in 1986, was re-dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr. Even with these two tough questions, 10 teams still earned a perfect score. We reached the final question with these teams atop the overall scoreboard:

FINAL QUESTION (4.11% success rate):

  • With the letter representing a technical term, which type of copyright is expressed by a symbol comprised of the letter P inside of a circle?

As that letter P stands for phonogram, the copyright in question deals with sound recordingsWith a tricky final answer, there were still two Perfect 21 teams: Three Docs and Two Dudes (Lone Oak) and Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers (Solace Outpost). As a bonus, those teams also tied for first in Thursday’s final leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Painful Burning Sensation  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Sisters (Macbeth))

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky than Smart  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Only Murders in the Building)

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Three Docs and Two Dudes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bull Durham)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Smartacus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Golden Girls)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: The Pee is Silent  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kruger National Park)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nursing (medical) Terms)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Quiztopher Walken  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic WWF Wrestlers)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: GTD  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yacht Rock)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Team Pizza  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st Century Board Games)

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Cuck-a-Doodle-Doo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 21st Century Heavy Metal Bands)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Great Heathen Army  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: People with 3 of 4 EGOT Awards)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Museum of Salt and Pepper Shakers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Humphrey Bogart Films)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Did He Win an NBA Championship?)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The White Lotus)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Three Otters  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: United Football League)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Grand Theft Auto Voice Actors)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: History of the World, Part I)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Tokyo Sex Whale  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Queen Elizabeth I)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: First on First  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Caillou)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: Waiting for Ted  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Grateful Dead)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Secret Assembly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Austrian Train Stations)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dallas (original series))

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: 

X-Golf in Frederick, MD: Just Good Enough  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Music)

Bark Social in Alexandria, VA: Harblos Humans  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Disney World)

metrobar in Washington, DC: No Pressure  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jazz)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: What About Dave?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vehicular Anatomy)