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On Thursday, 298 teams played Pour House Trivia at any of our 25 venues. Leading the way with 30 teams was Solace Outpost, while Aslin Beer Co welcomed 27 and Mustang Sally Brewing hosted another 22.

FIRST ROUND:

A relatively simple first round greeted our players on Thursday. Topics here included 4,000-hit MLB kings Pete Rose and Ty CobbEddie Murphy‘s SNL hosting gig while he was still a cast member, and Harry Longabaugh, better known as the Sundance Kid. This round had 23 perfect scores.

SECOND ROUND:

As always, this round started with the audio question. About two-fifths of the field received bonus points for naming two of the three musical acts singing Monkey-related songs: The BeatlesGeorge Michael, and Tones and I. On top of that, 14% named all three for bonus credit. This round was bookended by tough bonus opportunities, as the last question was also tricky:

  • Which action star plays the lead protagonist in the upcoming film The Beekeeper?
  • Bonus: Which former TV mom plays his neighbor in this film?

Most teams knew The Beekeeper stars Jason Statham, but only 9.06% also identified Phylicia Rashad. A half-dozen perfect scores were recorded in the second round.

HALFTIME:

Consumer products that come in cans marked the top half of the halftime sheet. Teams then solved an acrostic of nine-letter words in the bottom section. The average score was 18.7 points, while 106 teams aced the page. A perfect quartet topped the halftime standings:

THIRD ROUND:

Subjects in this round included famous film opening title sequences, the epidural anesthesia, and the band Panic! at the Disco. The end of the round featured this geography question:

  • Which three countries each share their borders with at least ten other nations?

Roughly 17% of the field named all three: BrazilChina, and Russia. Perfect scores were recorded by eight third round squads.

FOURTH ROUND:

Thursday’s 6-4-2 about the state of Wyoming gave the full six points to 86 teams. Another round bookended by difficult questions, the fourth round began with a bit of literature:

  • Later providing the basis for the film Apocalypse Now, which novella penned by Joseph Conrad follows an English sailor up the Congo River in search of an ivory trader named Kurtz?
  • Bonus: What is the last name of this story’s protagonist?

Heart of Darkness wasn’t a tough wagering get, but a game-low 4.36% of the field knew the protagonist of the work is Charles Marlow. The night’s Three Clues dealt with a certain U.S. President:

  • During the Civil War, he rose to the rank of Major General and commanded the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
  • He is the only sitting member of the House of Representatives to be elected President.
  • At 199 days, he served the second-shortest term as U.S. President.

Only 21% of teams earned their wager for identifying James Garfield, while 9.73% tacked on two bonus points for submitting that answer before the final clue was read. This round’s perfect scores went to Pesto Carbonara (Loudoun Kitchen), Purr and the Kitty Kats (Solace Outpost), and Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP). After four rounds, these were the top scores:

FINAL QUESTION (16.78% success rate):

  • Which western U.S. state capital ranks as the 23rd most populous city in its home state, the lowest ranking of any state capital?

Ranked just behind such well-known towns as Richland, Sammamish, and Lakewood, we have Olympia, the 23rd most populous city in Washington state! This final answer helped Cat in the Chat (Loudoun Kitchen), Dave Martinez School of Management (BBOP), and I Don’t Know (Aslin) secure their Perfect 21 in Thursday’s game. Those teams were also found in the top five of the leaderboard:

An honorable mention goes to Quarter Century (Crooked Run), which played over the limit of seven players and earned 162 points.

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD: Bring Out the Gimp  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Speak Now)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stand by Me (film))

Lone Oak Farm Brewing in Olney, MD: Get Off My Lawn  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Current NFL Playoffs)

Fourscore Beer Co. in Gettysburg, PA: Educated Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dr. Seuss Books)

Michaux Brew in Waynesboro, PA: There’s Something About Nick  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Top Gun or Top Gun: Maverick?)

Mookie’s BBQ in Great Falls, VA: Grilled Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Weird Al Yankovic)

Hidden Key Brewing in Greencastle, PA: Alternative Facts  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1930s Universal Monster Films)

Loudoun Kitchen and Bar in Leesburg, VA: Pesto Carbonara  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Celebrity Jeopardy (SNL))

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD: Paws and Claws  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ticket to Ride (game))

Solace Brewing in Sterling, VA: Scotty Doesn’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tin Cup)

Brewery Fire in Taneytown, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2024 NHL All-Star Game)

Crooked Run Fermentation in Sterling, VA: Transparent Eyeballs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U.S. National Parks)

Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Bruce’s Deuces  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Interchange Tiki Bar in Williamsport, MD: I’ll Be Your Cuckleberry  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nintendo 64)

Bear Brick Oven Pizza in Silver Spring, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1927 New York Yankees)

Preston’s Pub in Manassas Park, VA: Emotional Damage  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends)

Aslin Beer Co in Alexandria, VA: I Don’t Know  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Super Bowl 43)

Kalypso’s Sports Tavern in Reston, VA: Spider-Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mean Girls)

Steinhardt Brewing in Frederick, MD: Deck Chairs on the Titanic  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Big Ten or ACC Mascot?)

Mile 20 at the Breeze in Herndon, VA: Jibbitz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Books About Dragons)

Mustang Sally Brewing in Falls Church, VA: BTS&M  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Ottoman Empire)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Demolition  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Saved by the Bell (original series))

Metrobar in Washington, DC: You Can’t Quiz With Us  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Game Show Hosts)

Foster’s Grille in Warrenton, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Airplanes)

Rai’s Rendezvous in Ashburn, VA: Brewsual Suspects  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: On and On  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Events of 1977)