Tuesday’s Pour House Trivia was the best thing since sliced bread!
Pour House pub trivia‘s Tuesday brought you live trivia in Virginia and Maryland!
Check out the recaps, gang.
Capitol City Brewing Company – Arlington, VA
Well, it was a little less crazy than last week at Capitol City Brewing Company, but one thing that didn’t change was that the Capital Hillbillies put up another victory! They are cruising along this season and they certainly have their calendar circled for the World Series in six weeks. Second place went to Capitol City Goofballs with Urban Achievers sneaking into third place. Next week, we’ll begin with a question on Christmas Carols (the songs, not women named Carol). ~ Matt
Champion Billiards – Frederick, MD
One week closer to cookies for the Tuesday night Champions crew!Only of course if you’re good this next week 😉 I know what I will not be bringing and that’s Holsum bread! I think there are approximately 10 people in the whole bar who were not cursing – also some rather opinionated people about math class. Don’t worry, math drives me to drink too 😉
Our film clips audio may not have been the most cheerful clip I have every heard but it certainly made you think! Same with the Men in Black question- You’d think it’s obvious, but not until you hear the answer. Was a good night tonight.
The final had a pretty good percentage of you who used your critical thinking skills and came up with the right answer, but enough got it wrong to change up our line up a bit. In 3rd it was Pulpit Fiction, who are not fans of Dominic the Donkey.. 2nd went to Hate us Cuze they anus, who fielded a full team tonight! 1st was the hard to beat Wiser but still Dead- Can’t wait to see what you guys and gals throw down at WS, Jan 20th! Next week we start out with a little Gordon Lightfoot, the Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. See you next week, bring cookies!
Cugini’s Restaurant – Poolesville, MD
Thank you all again for the warm remarks and kindness on my 1st night back here at Cugini’s in Poolesville!
The Christmas Card and present is greatly appreciated, and you folks truly are a treat to run a game for. Maybe we can put together some Christmas confections for next Tuesday’s game, the last before the holiday.
Here are the results of tonight’s game:
U talking to Me in 1st
Lightfoot in 2nd
Drunk N Disorderly in 3rd
Our first category for next week is the classic holiday comedy, A Christmas Story.
Celebrity Bar and Grill, Hollywood Casino – Perryville, MD
We had an exciting finish to end last nights trivia game! Going into the final there was two teams tied for 1st and the team in 3rd was only 1 point behind them! It all came down to the final wager and your answer and amazingly, no tie breaker question was needed! Finishing 3rd was American Outlaws, moving up to 2nd Bucks Minions and pulling out the 1st place finish was a new team, Gussie Mack!! They picked “Classic T.V. Sitcoms” for next Tuesdays game so study up, and join us next week for some fun at the Celebrity Bar & Grill!! ~ Jon J
Greene Turtle – Hagerstown, MD
The regulars had a great game at the Turtle Tuesday. At the half, first and third were separated by 7 points. By the end of the fourth round, Niner had a commanding lead, Cotton candy had a slight advantage over the Cobras. In a perilous final with only one team wagering 12, the tables were turned! Niner held on to first with a wager of 0. The Cobras had a medium wager and took second. Then Rice Rice baby came from behind to grab the bronze!
Next week’s Winner’s Choice will be in the category of the movie “Elf”.
Remember that after the first of the New Year, Green Turtle will be switching back to Monday nights.
Monkey La La – Frederick, MD
Yeah it was a little Brrrr last night! All good though. We kept it firey at trivia night at Monkey La La style. Fun times for sure.
Started out with a fun one about Candy Land – love that game! Mr. Mint, The Duke of Swirll and of course, Gramma Nutt! The memories!
Great game too my friends! Stink Floyd pulled off a wire to wire win, in spite of a bonus chip whiff in the 4th round. God game y’all! And congrats to our TOP 3:
Remember next week we have our White Elephant Gift Exchange at Monkey La La – like $15-ish is what we are shooting for. This is always a great time.
Have a great week my friends and I will see you next Tuesday evening. We kick that one off with a question on “Mad max” films. See you then 🙂 DG
Orioles Nest #331 – Frederick, MD
Tonight’s game started out with a question about the video game “Terraria”, which I’m confident nobody in the entire venue had ever played other than maybe two people. Luckily the question wasn’t too tough and gave a clue about something completely unrelated. The first round was rather unexciting, and opening up the second round was an audio question about film clips. The question was about the movie “The Theory of Everything”, a biopic about the life of Stephen Hawking. I thought the question about moving the goalposts on an NFL field was neat, I forgot the posts used to be at the front of the endzone. I was also surprised by how many teams knew the Immigration and Naturalization Service, or the INS.
On tonight’s halftime page teams had to identify the artists of different Christmas albums, as well as identifying different things that had “ICE” in them. We had almost half the teams ace the page, although a few teams did have some trouble. Opening up the second half was a question about the first brand of sandwich bread to sell packages of pre-sliced bread, which had teams split between Sunbeam and Holsum, with the answer being Holsum. British history always ends up being a tough category as teams usually have trouble with those pesky Monarchs, but plenty of teams knew Wallis Simpson as well as Edward VIII, who abdicated to marry her in 1936.
The Geometry question when announced was met by one of the players yelling out “PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM!” to which I replied that could potentially be the answer. The question actually asked about the term for a three dimensional shape that means ‘four faces’ in Greek, which is a tetrahedron. The change a letter question that came next ended up being pretty tough, where the answer was to change from tempera to tempura. Ending the round was a question about the video game franchise “Assassin’s Creed”, with the new game being subtitled ‘Syndicate’.
Opening the final round was a question about a short-lived TV show called “Are You There, Chelsea?” which focused on Chelsea Handler and starred Laura Prepon (Donna from “That ’70’s Show”). I liked the question about how “Blondie” got their name and I was definitely impressed with how many teams got the answer too. Almost everybody knew the pseudonym that Norma McCorvey was given during a notable legal case recently, talking about Roe v. Wade. Heading into the final question things were pretty close between the teams at the top, and tonight’s question was about Religious Namesakes. The question talked about Pope Sixtus IV, the namesake for the Sistine Chapel, which about half the teams tonight got.
Taking third place tonight was the Book Club Babes, who rebounded nicely after an almost disastrous first round. Second place went to the Know Nothings who couldn’t quite take first place throughout. Winning tonight, congrats to Eddie Money’s Kids making an appearance for the first time in ages. Congrats guys! Next week we start with a question about the greatest Christmas movie of all time, Die Hard, so study up! Yippee Ki Yay! I’ll see you all again next week!
Until next time,
Quincy’s South – Rockville, MD
A crazy game tonight with lots of ups and downs! It would come down to consistency that would win the game. Most of our regular teams showed up as well as a new team, playing Quincy’s for the first time, though they are an experienced PHT team. Here’s what happened tonight.
So, starting out, we had a lot of teams near the top, but Uncle Jack sat up at the top at halftime. Among the top teams were Catching Planes, If We Lose the Terrorists Win, Heroes in a Half Shell, Quiz in my Pants… It was really jam packed! After the 3rd round, some missed opportunities and big gets shook things up a bit. If We Lose missed a bonus chip and was back about 10 points. Quiz and Planes both moved up and ended the 3rd round in a dead tie with Uncle Jack in 1st place.
Round 4 was crucial. Our 3 Clues 1 Word hurt Quiz in my Pants especially as they blew the 9 wager and the 5 point bonus on it, taking them out of the running. Uncle Jack finished strong and held a lead going into the final question with Catching Planes not far behind and Heroes in a Half Shell holding 3rd place.
Tonight’s final question had a HUGE impact on the game. Not only did some teams in the running drop points, but a defensive wager cost one team the victory. Here’s how it turned out. If we Lose the Terrorists win jumped up a bit with a correct response and were able to lock down 3rd place on the strength of a Heroes in a Half Shell miss. 2nd place went Uncle Jack, who had the lead AND got the correct response but changed to a 3 bet to hold on to a top spot if they’d miss. With that crazy action Catching Planes would jump into the lead and win for the first time in a bit!
Great game guys! Some of you I won’t see because of the holidays next week but TRIVIA IS ON and I’ll be here so those of you who are staying in town, come play with us! Last chance before Christmas to get in that trivia fix! Hopefully I’ll see you guys in 7! Until then 😉
1st Place: Catching Planes
2nd Place: Uncle Jack
3rd Place: If We Lose the Terrorists Win
Next week: 19th Century Medicine
Senor Tequila’s – Germantown, MD
Wolf Blitzer wasn’t the only one dishing out questions this evening – I had a great time filling in for Ian at Senor Tequila’s in Gaithersburg tonight! We discussed Sondheim musicals, weird Pokemon names (I suppose that’s redundant), and the phenomenon of culinary terms being incorrectly attributed to tomato dishes. Lemme drop a little knowledge on ya – just like the term “Bisque” from tonight’s set, the term “Marinara” refers specifically to seafood. If it doesn’t involve seafood, it’s not marinara – it’s just a pomodoro sauce. This has been your Italian cuisine public service announcement for the day 😛
John Lithgow’s Fan Club held onto their early lead by one measly point and finished first. Hobgoblins came from behind with a solo correct answer in the finale with Sir Robin’s Merry Minstrels rounding out third. Get ready to rock next week – the winners’ choice category is the Music of AC/DC! \m/ XD
It was great meeting everybody and I’m sure I’ll see you again soon!
– Eric 😛
Tilted Kilt – Frederick, MD
With a date on the horizon for World Series XII, teams really tackled this week’s game head on. Risky plays paid off for some teams, but couldn’t create enough space for a runaway game situation.
We learned all about Jane Roe (v. Wade), the correct spelling of “tempera”, and had some laughs making fun of my Latin pronunciations (thanks, Pliny the Elder). Along the way, we had more than a few upsets – and the challenges to go with them – as teams stayed clustered together throughout the game.
As the final loomed, imposing, teams bet to win. With only ONE correct answer on the final, the winners emerged. In third was At Least We Tried, with Duchess in second and Poovey Farms taking down first! They selected “Harvey Birdman – Attorney at Law” as next week’s first category.
See you next week!
Whole Foods – Ashburn, VA
A exciting night at whole foods as 11 teams came out and jam packed the place! It was a close game too as some new comers named Star Wars and the four Jamaicans (great name!) lead for most of the game but it came down to the final question and Mini Van Stole the game!
1st Mini Van Mafia
2nd Taco Tuesday
The first category next week is the TV show Psych. See you then!