Tomorrow is Another Trivia Day!

This weekend included 28 teams at six venues, including a special event at Winery 32 in Leesburg, but our overall scoreboard was dominated by one impressive performance:


Friday’s opening round included a Triple 50/50 question on Geography, as we gave teams three cities and asked whether or not they were located NORTH or SOUTH of Washington, D.C.: Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Tokyo, Japan.  Only two out of 16 Friday teams earned bonus points with the three correct answers (respectively) of NORTH, NORTH, SOUTH.  On Saturday, we closed the first round by asking our teams to name either one of the two teams for which Babe Ruth began and ended his MLB career:

Yes, the Babe began and ended his career in Boston, with the Red Sox and the Braves.  Sunday’s first round asked about America’s foremost prize for humor, as well as its youngest recipient:

Tina Fey

Our opening round featured two perfect scores this weekend: Hoboken Squat Cobbler from Springfield Manor Winery and Uncle Jack from Belles’.


Our weekend audio questions dealt with topics such as TV drams, music groups named for articles of clothing, and songs re-recorded as eight-bit video game music.  On Friday, we learned that otolaryngology is the scientific name for the study of the ear, nose, and throat.  Saturday gave us our most challenging first half question, which was asked as one-half of an A+B=C question:

Part B = The number of words in the longest James Bond film title.

Our movie buffs went back to 1974 to pull this correct answer:

The Man With the Golden Gun

Meanwhile, Sunday offered up our most difficult bonus question, as we asked for either one of the two Central American nations that border Mexico.  We saw just one team pull both of these answers:


The second round did not yield any perfect scores this weekend.


Across all three weekend days, the average halftime score was 15.6 points, with three teams posting a perfect 20 points.  Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:


Friday’s second half opened with a little Sports Geography:

–> What is the only NFL Division whose teams are spread across three time zones?

Since the Rams (of the NFC West) moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles two years ago, the only correct answer is the AFC West, with the Raiders and Chargers in the Pacific Time Zone, the Broncos in the Mountain Time Zone, and the Chiefs in the Central Time Zone.  Though we didn’t have any teams playing on both Friday and Saturday night, they would have received an inadvertent hint with Saturday’s third round NFL question:

–> In addition to its three Super Bowl titles, which AFC team has also lost five Super Bowls, the most of any team in the league?

Thanks to the Seattle Seahawks, the only team with five Super Bowl losses is this squad:


We did not see any teams notch a perfect third round score.


Friday’s final round included a question on this former MTV show:

Pimp My Ride

Saturday’s final stanza looked at the many spelling variations for the surname of this Muammar Gaddafi (apparently, it’s more than 100).  Sunday’s final round looked at the historic from Colonial America, who may or may not be the inspiration behind the Quaker Oats logo:


Our final round featured one perfect score this weekend: Uncle Jack from Belles’.  Here are the weekend’s top scores after four rounds of play:

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

–> This city is the westernmost national capital in the Americas.  It is continually sinking deeper into the ground every year as it was built over a giant underground aquifer that is being pumped to satisfy its residents’ thirst.

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

–> Winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, which novel penned by a female author took its title from a line in a poem written by Ernest Dowson?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (40.0% success rate):

–> Which name is shared by a 19th century literary character, a cartoon character introduced in 1958, and the state fruit of Idaho?

Your answers? Mexico City“Gone With the Wind”, and Huckleberry. Congratulations to Uncle Jack and Arrondissements of Ouagadougou, as the only weekend teams to attain the Perfect 21 by answering correctly on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Hoboken Squat Cobbler  (Next week’s first category: Laurel & Hardy)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  (Next week’s first category: Submarine Films)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Arrondissements of Ouagadougou  (Next week’s first category: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”)

McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Rock)

Captain Benders in Sharpsburg, MD:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (Next week’s first category: “Conan the Barbarian” – original film)

Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD:  Tequila Mockingbird  (Next week’s first category: “Blade Runner 2049”)