Tuesday Trivia and You… Perfect Together!
Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia featured the inaugural game for our newest venue partner: Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville, PA. Thanks to the 11 teams playing at this opening night, we welcomed a total of 166 teams across 21 venues.
After opening Tuesday’s game with a look at the stage musical “The King and I”, we moved on to a question in the category of Name That Year, asking our teams to peg the year in which all three of these events occurred:
- Diet Coke was released to the public.
- The breakup of the AT&T monopoly was ordered.
- “Late Night with David Letterman” debuted on NBC.
Just over half of our teams earned wagering points by falling within the two-year window, with 11% of the field earning bonus points by giving us the exact answer of 1982. After concluding the first round with a discussion of King Tutankhamen and the Arizona Diamondbacks, we saw eight teams begin their night with a perfect first round score.
Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs named for the performing music group. Coming up with the correct answers of Bad Company and The Stray Cats was not a problem for most teams, but only nine teams tacked on two bonus points by also identifying Wilco. Other second round topics included the Portuguese village of Fatima, the Oscar nominations earned by the actors in “The Godfather”, the TV sitcom “Seinfeld”, and the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan. The audio question was certainly the only sticking point for the field, as six of the nine teams that earned the first bonus points of the second round posted a perfect score of 36 points.
The top half of Tuesday’s halftime page depicted films whose titles fit the naming convention of “(VERB) the (NOUN)”, so correct answers included “Walk the Line” and “Kiss the Girls”. Eleven teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached 16.4 points. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Union Jack’s): 91
- How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s): 88
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 88
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 88
- Rural Jurors (Cheesetique): 88
We kicked off Tuesday’s second half with its most difficult bonus question:
–> According to wineinstitute.org, there is one Asian nation and one African nation among the world’s top ten wine-producing countries. Identify either one of these countries.
Since it is among the top countries in the production of virtually everything, China was an extremely popular response from our teams. Thankfully, that was one of the two correct answers. Only 8% of the field snagged two bonus points by giving us the other correct answer of South Africa. We continued with questions concerning the Greek goddess Nike, film cameos from NFL players, the Utah state flag, and the Saturn V rocket used by the Apollo space program. Two teams earned a perfect third round score: Moose Killers (Cheesetique) and The Hand of the King Has Rubbed Me the Wrong Way (Harvest).
After a look at the TV sitcom “The Golden Girls” in the 6-4-2 question, we moved on to final round topics such as the two versions of the song “Walk This Way”, chef Julia Child, the video game “Guitar Hero”, and Morris the spokescat. The fourth round concluded with our nightly Three Clues question, which began with these two facts.
CLUE 1: This epic poem was published in 1667.
CLUE 2: It ends with the lines, “They hand in hand with wandering steps and slow, / Through Eden took their solitary way”.
Nearly one-fourth of our teams notched the final two bonus points of the night by giving us the early correct answer of “Paradise Lost”. Six teams closed their game with a perfect final round score. These were your highest scoring Tuesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Union Jack’s): 165
- How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s): 162
- Billing Boys (Tommy Joe’s): 161
- LaQuint Dicky Mining Company (Champion): 159
- Hungry, Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s): 159
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (52.7% success rate):
–> What is the most densely populated U.S. state at about 1,200 people per square mile?
Just over half of our teams responded correctly with New Jersey. Congratulations to Peary Boys (Upper Deck) and The Hand of the King Has Rubbed Me the Wrong Way (Harvest), who each earned a Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:
- Hungry, Hungry Georgian Hippos (Dudley’s): 168
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Union Jack’s): 168
- How Did I Get Here? (Senor Tequila’s): 167
- Twerking For Shots (Union Jack’s): 167
- LaQuint Dicky Mining Company (Champion): 165
- Loyal Order of the Beefaloes (Ramparts): 165
- Comfortably Dum (Champion): 164
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 164
- The Hand of the King Has Rubbed Me the Wrong Way (Harvest): 163
- Slime Puppies (Harvest): 162
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: LaQuint Dicky Mining Company (Next week’s first category: Apollo Space Program)
Cuginis in Poolesville, MD: Gang of Fools (Next week’s first category: “Animal House”)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: New Jersey)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Chicks and Riggles (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 AUDIO – Periphery or Nothingface?)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Just the Two of Us (Next week’s first category: “The Circle”)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Peary Boys” (Next week’s first category: “American Graffiti”)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: D.C. Swampers (Next week’s first category: “The Umbrella Academy”)
Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA: Moose Killers (Next week’s first category: “Animal House”)
Live Oak Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (Next week’s first category: Five Guys Restaurants)
Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: Julius Caesar)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Hungry, Hungry Georgia Hippos (Next week’s first category: Wilford Brimley Alien Films)
Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD: Paradigm Shift (Next week’s first category: The Electoral College)
Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD: The Hand of the King Has Rubbed Me the Wrong Way (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Ku Klux Klan or Wu-Tang Clan?)
Ramparts Tavern in Alexandria, VA: Loyal Order of the Beefaloes (Next week’s first category: Celebrities with Eye Patches)
Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville, VA: Better Lucky Than Smart (Next week’s first category: 19th Century Vice Presidents)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Balls Out (Next week’s first category: Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Pho Q (Next week’s first category: “The Bachelor” – current season)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Billing Boys (Next week’s first category: Spider-Man)
Union Jack’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Orange or Green?)
Iron Hill Brewery in Phoenixville, PA: Three Dudes (Next week’s first category: “Magic: The Gathering”)
Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL: Poynter Pros (Next week’s first category: Lead Singers Who Are Drummers)