Tuesday Trivia is Honored to Be Nominated!
This Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed a crowd of 166 teams across eighteen different locations.
The game got off to a good start with a question on the license plates of South Dakota, followed by a three-parter on car manufacturers by model names. The most difficult wagering chance in this round came next:
- Who is the most famous person to have his burial arranged by Joseph of Arimathea?
Joseph assumed responsibility for the burial of Jesus Christ, which gave wagering points to just under three-fourths of the field. One last question came with the first round’s hardest bonus opportunity; only 13 percent of our teams identified John André as the British major who conspired with Benedict Arnold to betray the colonies. The perfect-score quartet for this round was comprised of Innovations (Dudley’s), Stamp Collectors (Ramparts), Run-By Fruiting (Smoketown Creekside), and Loose Lannisters (Antietam).
Our teams stepped up to the plate for Tuesday’s audio clue, which played a trio of songs with baseball-related terms in each title. From there, we discussed the former sketch comedy series Mad TV and the invention of the starting block which revolutionized the track sporting world. A film question proved to be the hardest wagering question in the first half:
- Which 1980s film depicted a fictitious commercial featuring the tagline We’re ready to believe you?
Roughly 55% of the field knew that was from Ghostbusters. We wrapped up the first half with its toughest way to earn bonus points; on a question about the two letters that begin the names of six U.S. state capitals each, only 5.4% of teams correctly scored bonus points with both right answers, C and S. Our Defending Champions (Cuginis) was one of those teams, and became the only perfect second-round team on Tuesday with that feat.
On Tuesday’s halftime page, teams had to identify U.S. National Parks by their photos, then give answers that have the initials M.P. The average score was 18.1 points, and over one third of the field got all 20 points available. A trio of teams topped a larger group just behind at the halftime break:
- Run-By Fruiting (Smoketown Creekside): 90
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 89
- Woof (Solace Outpost): 89
- SIX TEAMS TIED WITH 88 POINTS
Tuesday’s third round was bookended by a pair of questions that tied for the lowest correct answer rate of the night. We went back to the wild Wild West to start:
- Exactly 146 years ago today this frontiersman and folk hero of the Old West was shot and killed while playing poker in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. Name either that man or the man who shot him.
While 46% of the field were able to name either “Wild Bill” Hickok or his murderer, Jack McCall, a game-low six teams managed to give both correct answers for bonus points. Teams cruised through the middle of this round on topics like the Triscuit, a muscular three-parter, and the TV series Letterkenny, the end of the round brought the pain again:
- Which man has not only composed the theme to The Simpsons and numerous scores for Tim Burton films, but also performed a set at this year’s Coachella festival (and went shirtless for some of it)?
Once again, 46% of our teams were successful, this time with Danny Elfman‘s career feats. About 21% received two bonus points for also naming his new wave band, Oingo Boingo. This round’s only perfect score was earned by Offbeats (Antietam).
Cork was the subject of this game’s 6-4-2, where 16% of Tuesday’s squads named it after one clue for six points. Round four kicked off with its hardest bonus chance on a question about the Panama Canal; 7.2% of the field got a pair of bonus points for coming within three miles of its length of 48 miles. The round’s toughest wagering question was one for the 90s kids:
- On July 1, 1994, two members of which Seattle rock band testified in front of the U.S. Congress, as part of an unsuccessful attempt to prove that Ticketmaster’s economic dominance constituted a monopoly?
Two members of Pearl Jam opposed Ticketmaster at that time, and that question had a 57% success rate. No teams were able to put together a perfect score in this round. However, a three-way tie for first highlighted the leaderboard as we reached the final question:
- Run-By Fruiting (Smoketown Creekside): 160
- Offbeats (Antietam): 160
- Dynamite (Smoketown Creekside): 160
- Soto Long, Juan (Dudley’s): 158
- Comfortably Dumb (Smoketown Creekside): 156
- Austikee (Olney): 156
FINAL QUESTION (11.4% success rate):
- Respectively born during the 1940s and the 1970s, which two actresses have earned at least six Oscar nominations apiece without ever winning an Academy Award? In 2020, they also starred in a film where they portrayed a mother and daughter.
Teams needed to name both actresses to get their points, which were earned by answering with Glenn Close (0-for-8 in Oscar wins) and Amy Adams (0-for-6 herself), stars of the 2020 film Hillbilly Elegy. Two teams from Dudley’s, Soto Long, Juan and Just For Fun, earned Perfect 21 honors on Tuesday by answering all 21 of our wagering questions correctly. The final Tuesday leaderboard shook out like this:
- Soto Long, Juan (Dudley’s): 170
- Misfits (Cuginis): 167
- Our Defending Champions (Cuginis): 166
- Just For Fun (Dudley’s): 164
- Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s): 163
- Leaf on the Wind (Antietam): 160
- Prestige Worldwide (Ramparts): 157
- We Thought This Was Speed Dating (The Zone): 155
- Go Fish (Solace Outpost): 153
- Slightly Agitated (Smoketown Creekside): 153
A pair of honorable mentions go out for teams that would’ve reached the leaderboard, had they played with seven or fewer players: Enough Already (Distilled) finished with 168 points while Crusty Broads (Cuginis) scored 167 playing over the limit.
Vibrissa Beer and Kitchen in Front Royal, VA: Low Rollers (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Cars)
Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Misfits (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Tie-Dye)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Fabulous Killjoys (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: California Wines)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Austikee (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Gymnastics Skills)
Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: Soto Long, Juan (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bruce Springsteen Covers (audio))
Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Prestige Worldwide (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: NSYNC or Backstreet Boys?)
Solace Outpost in Falls Church, VA: Go Fish (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Sonic the Hedgehog)
Smoketown Creekside in Frederick, MD: Slightly Agitated (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Drag Queen or My Little Pony Character?)
Distilled in Frederick, MD: Panic at the Quizco (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Foods that End in -amburger)
Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: Leaf on the Wind (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Galaxy Quest)
Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Bill Russell)
Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Shenanigans (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Potatoes)
Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: Pho Q (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lord of the Rings)
Chalkboard Wings & BBQ in Alexandria, VA: Hot Tub Hijinks (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: South Park)
The Zone in Ashburn, VA: We Thought This Was Speed Dating (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Beer)
Elo’s Italian Restaurant in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Word Origins)
Ledo Pizza in Chambersburg, PA: Kilroy is Back (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Cream Team (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Nicolas Cage)