Tuesday Trivia Goes to Eleven!

The first full night of Tuesday trivia in 2019 featured the opening of our newest venue: Bar19 at Worthington Manor Golf Club in Urbana, MD. Across the board, we welcomed 141 teams across 21 venues:


Our teams were off and running as soon as they heard the opening bell, as the first question dealt with this historic sporting event:

We continued with a look at some notable events from 1999, the medical condition hyperhidrosis, and the work of classic film star Bela Lugosi. Seven teams ran the table in the opening round with 36 points.


We all shed a tear for Tuesday’s audio question, as we heard clips from “Crying” by Roy Orbison, “Cryin'” by Aerosmith, and “Cry Me a River” by Justin Timberlake. Later, we enjoyed a glass of Madeira wine, joined the Hufflepuff house, and visited the Serengeti. The final question of the first half looked at this former TV drama:

Good Wife

Only eight teams tacked on the final two bonus points of the first half by naming Christine Baranski as the actress who earned six Emmy nominations for her work as Diane Lockhart. As a result, only two teams earned a perfect second round score: Blockheads (The Block) and Identical Tentacles (Brass Tap).


Tuesday’s halftime page featured the seldomly used topic of classical music, as our teams were asked to match ten pieces to their respective composers. Naturally, this proved to be much more difficult than the standard halftime fare. Though the overall scoring average reached just 14.2 points, seven teams managed to score a perfect 20. Here is your Tuesday leaderboard at the halftime break:


Tuesday’s second half opened with a three-part question about zoological literary titles, before moving on to a discussion of Occam’s Razor and this high-speed sport:

Jai Alai Trivia

Only 14% of our teams picked up two bonus points by knowing that the sport of jai alai is played on a court known as a fronton. We closed the thrid stanza with an even more difficult bonus question. After most of our teams earned wagering points by knowing that the English county of Yorkshire lends its name to a “pudding”, only three teams also knew that the most populous city in Yorkshire is Leeds. Thanks to that final question, none of our teams earned a perfect third round score.


Final round topics included the Amazon video series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”, the countries which border Russia, and this piece of pop art:

Warhol Campbell Soup

After dancing the jitterbug during our nightly Three Clues question, we saw eight teams earn a perfect score in the fourth round. Here are your highest scoring teams heading into Tuesday’s final question:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (47.3% success rate):

–> In September 2014, a news anchor in India was fired for mistakenly pronouncing which Asian leader’s name as “eleven”?

Just under half of our teams were able to pick up on the verbal clues and respond correctly with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Congratulations to Avocados to Crabs (Perry’s), who recorded the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday night after answering all wagering questions correctly. Here is your final Tuesday leaderboard:


Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Wiseacres  (Next week’s first category: Paradise)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Cuginis Now With Free Beer  (Next week’s first category: World Flags)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  Spontaneous Combustion  (Next week’s first category: “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Trivia Newton John  (Next week’s first category: The Masters)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Serenity Bites  (Next week’s first category: Australian Tennis Players)

The Block in Annandale, VA: Red Prairie Dogs  (Next week’s first category: James Bond)

Greene Growlers in Gaithersburg, MD:  How Did I Get Here?  (Next week’s first category: “Mean” Gene Okerlund)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Steve Holt  (Next week’s first category: Art History)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Jacksons  (Next week’s first category: “The 100”)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Let’s Get Quizzical  (Next week’s first category: World War II Eastern Front)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Gouda ‘Nuff For Me  (Next week’s first category: Former Soviet Republics)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Dr. Leo Marvin and Associates  (Next week’s first category: Bourbon)

Bar19 at Worthington Manor in Urbana, MD: This is How We Go Down (Next week’s first category: Battle of Monocacy)

Fat Daddy’s in Mansfield, TX:  Cliff’s Big Brain  (Next week’s first category: Africa)

Bareburger in Atlanta, GA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: 1980s Heavy Metal)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Insubordinate and Churlish  (Next week’s first category: The House of Plantagenet)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Rock the Cash Bar  (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit  (Next week’s first category: U.S. Civil War)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Ageless Geniuses  (Next week’s first category: 21st Century Fashion)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Bearded For Her Pleasure  (Next week’s first category: Famous Beards)

Perry’s in Odenton, MD:  Avocados to Crabs  (Next week’s first category: Herbs and Spices)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  Magnificent Seven (Next week’s first category: Broadway Musicals)