Tuesday Trivia Hits the Bullseye!

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We had a record-setting night of Pour House Trivia, as we set a Tuesday record for attendance. A whopping 192 teams came out to play the night’s game at one of our 16 locations, including Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA, which hosted a 23-team event!


We were quick to give the toughest bonus chance of the opening round, as a question about the board game Pictionary gave bonus points to just 17% of teams that named Action as the missing category from the list we provided in the main question. Two questions later, we took a nostalgic TV trip:

  • Mathematician Danica McKellar is perhaps best known for her role as a love interest on which early 1990s ABC TV series?

McKellar played Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years, answered correctly by 69% of teams. A trio of perfect scores were recorded in this round, by Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside), Run-By Fruiting (Smoketown Creekside), and NoVa Compensators (Nighthawk).


Tuesday’s audio question asked teams to identify three different film franchises by their John Williams-composed scores; 42% knew SupermanHarry Potter, and Jurassic Park for extra points. The most difficult wagering question came later in the round when we discussed river geography:

  • At just 20 miles long, the Onyx River is the longest river found on which continent?

Points were earned by 58% of teams for identifying Antarctica. However, the obvious choice for toughest bonus chance of the night came on the very next question:

  • The moons of Uranus take their names from literary characters created by which two different English writers?

Just 4.1% of our teams — eight in total — named both William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope for bonus points. Tuesday’s only second-round perfect teams were Innovations (Dudley’s) and Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside).


In the halftime round on Tuesday, teams had to identify Las Vegas casinos and then try a mystery theme where each answer was also the name of a brand of soap. There were 14 perfect scores here, but the average score was 14.6 points. One perfect team ruled them all at the halftime break:


The hardest wagering question all night came at the start of Tuesday’s third round:

  • Referring to a document used by genealogists to study family history, which eight-letter word is derived from the Old French word meaning crane’s foot?

About 47% of the field had the word pedigree to earn their wager, but just 15% added bonus points for naming Triple H as the pro wrestler who used that term for his finishing move. Other topics in this round included painter Jackson PollockThree Clues about the state of Iowa, the TV series Charmed, and Cyprus’s official languages, Greek and Turkish. A game-high nine teams had perfect scores in this round.


Donny Osmond was the subject of Tuesday’s 6-4-2, and 27 teams earned six points for naming him from the first clue regarding his role as Shang’s singing voice in Mulan. The final round of the game started with questions about The Home Depot and the liqueur sambuca. A baseball question proved to be this round’s toughest:

  • This man became the youngest player to ever be elected to the MLB Hall of Fame in 1972 at the age of 36. Name this pitcher, who had to retire in 1966 due to complications from arthritis despite winning three Cy Young Awards in the last four years of his career.

Dodgers great Sandy Koufax earned that honor, and he was also named by 55% of our teams on Tuesday. Eight perfect scores were recorded here. Before the final question, these were the top teams:

FINAL QUESTION (45.8% success rate):

  • During the 2012 Summer Olympics, which sport gained the highest viewership on NBC’s cable networks, due to its rising prominence in literature and film?

Due to the success of the Hunger Games book series and the first film which came out earlier in 2012, archery was a huge TV hit during those Games! Tuesday’s Perfect 21 teams were Innovations (Dudley’s), Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside), and General Tsao’s Chicken (Smoketown Creekside). Each of those teams made it to the following final leaderboard:


Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: How I Met Ronnie  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: White Chicks)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Fraggle Rock)

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Innovations  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Rock (audio))

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Catalina Wine Mixer)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Integral Calculus)

Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Derek Jeter’s Ex-Girlfriends)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Occupational Last Names)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Baby Nora  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Penn State Football)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: DC Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: American Revolutionary War)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: NoVa Compensators  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bourbon)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Not Proper  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Founding of America)

Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Just Guessing  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Warhammer 40K)

Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: Joey Triviani  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Colorado Buffaloes Football)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Slippy Misses  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Geography)

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: The Ocho  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Loudoun County Wines)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Manhattan Project)