Tuesday Trivia is the Boss!

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It was a 24-venue game of Pour House Trivia on Tuesday, attended by 231 teams.

FIRST ROUND:

After questions on former U.S. prez Andrew Jackson and the 1992 World Series champion Toronto Blue Jays kicked things off, we gave out Three Clues about a surname:

  • The last name of TV’s Dora the Explorer.
  • The maiden name of Eva Longoria’s character on Desperate Housewives.
  • The second half of the last name of the Colombian author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera.

This ended up as the lowest bonus success rate on Tuesday, as just 4.76% of teams correctly named Marquez before the final clue. However, about two-fifths of the field earned their wager by submitting the right answer after any of the clues. Arrowski (Rhodeside) was the only team to survive the first round with no blemishes.

SECOND ROUND:

An audio question to start this round detailed a trio of songs with the word Stop in the title. From there, we had questions about the medical disorder of angina and the ingredients of a Baby Guinness cocktail. We turned on a little streaming TV for the next stop of our trivia journey:

  • Based on a series of novels, what current Netflix series follows a woman named Mel Monroe and her move to the titular town in Northern California?

Roughly 36% of teams named that show, Virgin River. This round’s perfect teams were Crusty Broads (Cuginis), Blue Fog (Nighthawk), and Business Drunk (Garden).

HALFTIME:

Funko POPped fictional characters and world landmarks were the topics du jour on the halftime page. The average team scored 17.1 points, but 43 went all the way to a 20-point effort! At this point in the evening, these were the top scores:

THIRD ROUND:

A three-part question about Oktoberfest skunked many teams looking for bonus points; just 19% got all three answers. We followed that with this rock question:

  • Which rock band recently released One More Time, its first studio album with its most famous lineup in twelve years?

Tom DeLonge returned to join Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker for the latest album by Blink-182; 34% of teams knew that to be the case. This round had six perfect scores.

FOURTH ROUND:

Three clues about the Pisces Zodiac sign were given in Tuesday’s 6-4-2, but 36 teams only needed the first and received six points for their early correct answer. The night’s last round started with its hardest wagering question:

  • This season marks the thirteenth consecutive season Survivor has been set on the Mamanuca Islands, which are located off the coast of which south Pacific Island nation?
  • Bonus: What is its capital city?

Fiji was named by 35% of the field, with its capital of Suva earning 5.6% of teams two bonus points. Other topics in this round included comedian Kevin Hart, Cecil B. DeMille’s Cleopatra film, and NCAA women’s basketball rivals LSU and Iowa. Once again, we only had one perfect team in this round: Fan Club (Gentleman Jim’s). Here were the top teams after four rounds:

FINAL QUESTION (38.96% success rate):

  • With the release of his album Letter to You, which American became the first artist to reach the top five of the Billboard 200 chart in each of the last six decades?

Since the 1970s when Born to Run peaked at #3, Bruce Springsteen has had a top-five record in every decade! A pair of teams took the thunder road to a Perfect 21 on Tuesday: What Would Snake Do? (Dudley’s) and Marshfellows (Solace Outpost FC). These teams topped the final leaderboard:

TUESDAY’S WINNERS:

Cuginis Restaurant in Poolesville, MD: Our Defending Champions  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 7: Arnold Schwarzenegger)

Audacious Aleworks in Fairfax, VA: Redrum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Halloween (film series))

Audacious Aleworks in Falls Church, VA: Some Regulars  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Studio Ghibli Films)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Summer Fun  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 7: Mathematics)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Killer Snails  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Halloween Songs (audio))

Dudley’s Sport and Ale in Arlington, VA: What Would Snake Do?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)

Ramparts Tavern & Grill in Arlington, VA: Stu’s Blues  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: UNC Men’s Basketball)

Solace Outpost – Falls Church in Falls Church, VA: Marshfellows  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harrison Ford Films)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD: Shipwrecked  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 7: American Hockey League)

Distilled in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olympic Host Cities)

Antietam Brewery in Hagerstown, MD: In Last Place  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)

Gentleman Jim’s in Gaithersburg, MD: Fan Club  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB World Series Losers)

Nighthawk Pizza in Arlington, VA: Blue Fog  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dead Space)

Coach’s Corner Grill in Purcellville, VA: High Five  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Lacrosse)

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

The Branch in Leesburg, VA: Blinded by the Wine  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Candy)

Lost Dog Cafe in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: MLB World Series)

The Garden in Alexandria, VA: Business Drunk  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Scary Films)

Bukom Restaurant & Lounge in Washington, DC: No New Friends  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Creek Lodge Bar & Grill in Rockville, MD: Flux Capacitors  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Capitals)

Craftworx Taproom in Gainesville, VA: Torpedoes  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Taylor Swift)

Rudy’s Golf & Sports Bar in Alexandria, VA: Billy Crystal Balls  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Alex Lacamoire)

Rhodeside Grill in Arlington, VA: Arrowski  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Twilight Zone)

Rebellion on the Pike in Arlington, VA: Goofy for Speaker  (NO GAME NEXT WEEK — FIRST CATEGORY ON NOV. 7: Speakers of the House)