Turn Back the Clocks for Weekend Trivia!

The end of Daylight Saving Time (no ‘S’, by the way) meant that our Sunday players had an extra hour to cram for their game.  But we saw a pair of new teams show off their trivia domination, as we welcomed 52 teams across six venues:


Friday’s opening round asked our teams about “Sudden Death”, a 1990s Jean-Claude Van Damme film set during the Stanley Cup Finals.  Naturally, this film included some rather bizarre fight scenes:

Sudden Death

Saturday saw a very strange statistical anomaly with this first round question on Musical Instruments:

–> Which of the following musical instruments is the largest: piccolo, recorder, clarinet, or oboe?

Each of our two Saturday venues had five teams competing.  At Belles’ in Frederick, every team answered this question correctly.  But at Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, every team answered incorrectly.  Sunday’s first round gave us a look at this former celebrity couple:

Perry Brand

The only perfect scores of the first round were turned in by Uncle Jack (Belles’).


Our weekend audio questions dealt with such topics as Current Netflix ShowsTV Cartoons, and songs which hit #1 on this weekend throughout the decades.  Friday’s teams learned that the monetary phrase “two bits” used to refer to 25 cents (back when the U.S. used the eight-bit dollar), while our Saturday teams were well versed in the origins of this political organization:


Sunday’s second round included its Three Clues question, this time looking at a U.S. President:

CLUE 1: In the late 19th century, this man served one year as Assistant Secretary of the Navy.

CLUE 2: For his aggressive use of the Sherman Antitrust Act, he was known by the nickname “Trust-Buster”.

Only X teams earned a two-point bonus here by turning in this correct response after these two clues had been read:

Teddy Roosevelt Trivia Gaithersburg

Uncle Jack (Belles’), Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza Creations), and Mixed Nuts (Pretzel & Pizza Creations).


Across all three weekend days, the average halftime score was 16.4 points, with eight teams posting a perfect 20 points.  Here are the weekend’s top overall scores at the halftime break:


Saturday’s second half opened with a look at this classic board game (which is unrelated to the candy bar of the same name):


Saturday’s third round looked at one of Norman Rockwell’s most notable works, the historical painting “The Problem We All Live With”:

Ruby Bridges Rockwell


Sunday’s final round began with a question on NFL relocation, asking our teams to name either one of the two NFL franchises which won a Super Bowl title both before and after a relocation.  About half of our team earned bonus points by coming up with the Raiders (Oakland and Los Angeles) and the Colts (Baltimore and Indianapolis).  Saturday’s final round asked our teams about the Northwest Passage, first navigated in whole by Roald Amundsen):

Northwest Passage

We did not see any perfect scores in the final round this weekend.  Here are the weekend’s top scores after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (62.5% success rate):

–> There are three independent nations with which the U.S. has NO diplomatic relations.  Among these, which one is located the furthest north?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (30.0% success rate):

–> If you travel nine miles north from the Basketball Hall of Fame, you’ll arrive at the Hall of Fame which other sport that was also invented at a YMCA in the 1890s?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (25.0% success rate):

–> While this actor’s mother was pregnant with him, she took a trip to the Uffizi art gallery.  Upon viewing a certain painting, she felt him kick.  It was then she knew what she would name him.  Who is this actor?

Your answers: North Korea, volleyball, and Leonardo DiCaprio.  Congratulations to Uncle Jack (Belles’), the only team to earn the Perfect 21 this weekend by answering correctly on all wagering questions.  Here are your top overall scores:


Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  Tequila Mockingbird  (NEXT GAME ON NOV. 17 – First category: Swimming)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Hilltoppers  (Next week’s first category: Orchestral Instruments)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Uncle Jack  ** SIX WINS IN A ROW! **  (Next week’s first category: American War Heroes)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Mixed Nuts  (Next week’s first category: “Stranger Things” – Season 2)

McAuley’s Pub in St. Petersburg, FL:  Ex-Timerss  (Next week’s first category: Classic Rock)

Tilted Kilt in Frederick, MD:  Hawkster  (Next week’s first category: “Star Wars” – original film)