Two New Tuesday Venues!

This week’s Tuesday game welcomed the two newest venue partners to the Pour House trivia family: Casa Rico in Frederick and The Locker Room in Falls Church.  Each of these new spots welcomed a healthy field of competitors to their inaugural game, leading to a total of 137 teams playing at one of 22 venues.


Tuesday’s opening round topics included equilateral triangles, words whose only vowel is the letter ‘Y’, and the origin of potato chips.  The final question of the first round was surprisingly difficult, as less than one-third of our teams could remember the names of these heckling characters:

Named for a pair of upscale new York City hotels, these two cantankerous Muppets are named Statler and Waldorf.  Seven teams began their night with a perfect score of 36 points.


Tuesday’s audio question featured songs performed by notable musical duos, as we listened to “Cecilia” by Simon and Garfunkel, “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)” by Big and Rich, and “Everything is Awesome” by Tegan and Sara.  Unfortunately, several teams cost themselves a large wager by confusing Big and Rich with Brooks and Dunn.  We continued the second round with a look at the League of Nations and this Oscar-winning film (which does not actually take place in the city for which it is named):

We closed the first half with its most difficult wagering and bonus questions.  Only 27% of the field picked up wagering points by knowing that Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors has won the NBA Finals MVP Award in each of the last two seasons.  Furthermore, only eight teams across the board tacked on two bonus points by also knowing that Shaquille O’ Neal is the most recent player to win the award in THREE consecutive seasons.  As a result, the second round did not yield any perfect scores.


Sandwiches were the featured topic on Tuesday’s halftime page.  With the inclusion of a few rather obscure options, the overall average fell to a score of 13.9 points.  Cobra Kai (Brass Tap) posted the only perfect halftime score on Tuesday night.  Here are your highest scoring teams at the halftime break:


We began Tuesday’s second half with a three-part question regarding the box office revenue of film sequels.  We also discussed General “Stormin'” Norman Schwarzkopf, the work of Stephen Hawking, and the origin behind the name of this cigarette brand:

After closing the third round with a query regarding the TV sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat”, we saw just one team earn a perfect third round score: Bonesaw (Topgolf).


Tuesday’s final round began with the most difficult bonus question of the night.  While most teams knew that the 19th century poem “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came” served as the inspiration for Stephen King to create the novel series “The Dark Tower”, only seven teams knew that the aforementioned poem was penned by Robert Browning.  After a quick look at Holstein cattle and Olympic host countries, we offered up the most difficult wagering question of the night:

–> Released in 2000, the album entitled “G.O.A.T. Featuring James T. Smith: The Greatest of All Time” is the only release to top the Billboard 200 chart for which artist?

Only 13% of our teams knew that James Smith is the stage name of this rapper:

None of our teams managed to post a perfect final round score.  Here is your Tuesday leaderboard at the conclusion of four rounds of play:

TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (79.4% success rate):

–> The name of which type of vehicle is derived from two Greek words meaning “spiral wing”?

Nearly four-fifths of the field responded correctly with ‘helicopter’.  After a treacherous second half, only one team posted a Perfect 21 on Tuesday night, as True Wit (Casa Tequila) ran the table by answering every wagering question correctly.  Here is your final overall leaderboard:


Pop-Up Trivia in Hagerstown, MD:  Smarter Than You   (Next week’s first category at Jerry’s Sports Bar: Disney Princesses)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Comfortably Dum   (Next week’s first category: “The Spy Who Loved Me”)

Cuginis in Poolesville, MD:  Tom Brady is Overrated   (Next week’s first category: The Doors)

Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD:  How Did I Get Here?   (Next week’s first category: “Game of Thrones”)

Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD:  Duchess   (Next week’s first category: Micronations)

Topgolf in Ashburn, VA:  Bonesaw   (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – Disneyland or Walt Disney World?)

The Block in Annandale, VA:  Five Dollar Vasectomy   (Next week’s first category: “The Dark Knight” Trilogy)

Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD:  Peary Boys   (Next week’s first category: “Remember the Titans”)

Olney Winery in Olney, MD:  Hoyas   (Next week’s first category: Washington Nationals)

Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD:  Half Nelsons   (Next week’s first category: “Aida”)

Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA:  Murdervinos   (Next week’s first category: Mobile Phone Apps)

Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA:  Cell Phony Baloney   (Next week’s first category: Rome)

Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA:  Red Five   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Song Lyrics)

Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD:  Arrested Intelligence   (Next week’s first category: “The Shawshank Redemption”)

Casa Rico in Frederick, MD:  Quad Squad   (Next week’s first category: “Bob’s Burgers”)

The Locker Room in Falls Church, VA:  Trivia Newton John   (Next week’s first category: 1990s Music Groups)

Monkey La La in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd   (Next week’s first category: Sandwiches)

Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD:  Balls Out   (Next week’s first category: World War II)

Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA:  True Wit   (Next week’s first category: The Color Wheel)

Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD:  Cobra Kai   (Next week’s first category: Marvel Cinematic Universe)

Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD:  Hunchback of Notre Gone   (Next week’s first category: Phish)

Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD:  Nasty Neutrons   (Next week’s first category: Notre Dame Cathedral)

Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: Vintage American Drum Manufacturers)