Tuesday Trivia in the P.M.!
Nineteen locations welcomed a total of 207 teams on Tuesday for the evening’s edition of Pour House Trivia.
Our teams were quite successful with the first round of questions on Tuesday. After their respective Winner’s Choice queries, they handled topics such as the minimum age of 35 to be eligible for the U.S. Presidency, the SpongeBob SquarePants stage musical, and the Al Davis-coined motto of Just win, baby during his time as the owner of the NFL’s Raiders. In all, 57 teams ended this round with perfect scores.
Tuesday’s audio question dealt with a trio of music groups that namedrop backing bands: Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, Huey Lewis and the News, and Florence and the Machine. Later in the round, we finally hit on a wagering question that stumped the majority of our teams:
- By virtue of her marriage to an English baron, which recent Oscar-winning actress holds the title of Baroness Haden-Guest?
Jamie Lee Curtis holds that title due to her marriage to filmmaker Christopher Guest; her name was given by just under 30% of the field. The most difficult bonus chance in the first half made its presence felt at the end of this round:
- France controls which two Caribbean territories whose names each contain exactly ten letters?
Martinique and Guadeloupe were both named by 14% of teams for bonus points. Even with those two tricky questions, 16 teams were perfect in this round.
Tuesday’s halftime sheet featured pairs of celebrities who are almost lookalikes (such as Katy Perry and Zooey Deschanel, or Will Ferrell and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith), followed by figuring out country names with their vowels removed. There was absolutely no trouble with this one; the average score was a staggering 19.4 out of 20, and 81% of teams gained all 20 points. With that, we hit the halftime break with a six-way perfect tie:
- I’m So Indicted (Rhodeside): 92
- We’re Missing Jeopardy for This (Ramparts): 92
- Dynamite (Smoketown): 92
- Picklebacks (Dudley’s): 92
- Wayne Road Blues (Audacious Falls Church): 92
- Comfortably Dum (Smoketown): 92
Things took a turn for the tough from the get-go in the second half, with this Three Clues / One Country question:
- This country borders seven independent nations, including three former Yugoslavian republics and one former Soviet republic.
- Its second-most populous city is Debrecen.
- Seasoned with paprika and other spices, goulash is a traditional stew that originated in this European country.
Just five teams earned bonus points for submitting the correct answer of Hungary before the final clue was given, making this the hardest bonus opportunity all night. Two questions later, we got fashionable:
- What French designer introduced a fashion line dubbed the New Look, after Harper’s Bazaar editor-in-chief Carmel Snow exclaimed It’s such a new look?
A little more than a quarter of the field correctly named Christian Dior for wagering points, but only 6.7% did so before we gave several possible options for bonus credit. Because of these two questions, we only had one perfect team in the third round: J and L (Gentleman Jim’s).
Donald Duck was Tuesday’s 6-4-2 topic, but only eight teams knew him enough from the first clue to provide a six-point answer. The last round began with Carell/Gosling films Crazy, Stupid, Love and The Big Short, a chanteuse’s skill at singing, and Shel Silverstein‘s classic book The Giving Tree. We headed out into the solar system for the round’s hardest wagering question:
- On which planet does a day last longer than its entire year?
The only planet in our solar system in which a single rotation takes more time than a single revolution is Venus, correctly named by 26% of the field. We were back up to eight perfect teams in this round. This time, the tie was for second place slightly behind the leader after four rounds:
- Dynamite (Smoketown): 164
- Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll (Antietam): 162
- Smartinis (Dudley’s): 162
- Picklebacks (Dudley’s): 162
- J and L (Gentleman Jim’s): 162
FINAL QUESTION (18.84% success rate):
- What is the most populous city in the United States that was named after a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom?
Many teams guessed that was Winston-Salem, but the correct answer is Pittsburgh, named for William Pitt, 1st Earl of Chatham, U.K. Prime Minister from 1766 to 1768. Even with a relatively low final success rate, six teams managed to secure a Perfect 21 effort on Tuesday! The final overall leaderboard was topped by these teams:
- J and L (Gentleman Jim’s): 174
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 173
- Donner Party People (Rhodeside): 171
- Supernovas (Dudley’s): 171
- I’m So Indicted (Rhodeside): 170
- Dynamite (Smoketown): 165
- Stamp Collectors (Ramparts): 164
- True Wit (Coach’s Corner): 163
- While You’re Down There (Gentleman Jim’s): 163
- Billy Crystal Balls (Dudley’s): 163
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Snikrah (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: A Tribe Called Quest)
Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Slippy Misses (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Hair Metal Bands)
Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Wayne Road Blues (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1980s Films)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Morgan Station (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dead Ringers)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Smartinis (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis)
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stamp Collectors (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Hockey Films)
Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: St. Joe’s (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Presidential Campaigns)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Dynamite (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pittsburgh)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Little Brains, Big Egos (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Mistresses)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Damn Gina (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jury Duty (TV series))
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: J and L (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Countries (North America or Europe?))
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Way Off Base (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Spaceballs)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: True Wit (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kentucky Derby)
Solace Outpost – Navy Yard in Washington, DC: CQ2 (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Perry Mason (original series))
The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Not So Little Women (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Disney Theme Parks)
Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Alien Bounty Hunters (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The X-Files)
The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Ausfahrts (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Return of the Jedi)
Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: Bukom Cafe (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Office)
Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Donner Party People (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Belgian Beers)