Under the Lights at Weekend Trivia!

In one of the biggest games of Season XIX, host Scott welcomed 24 teams to his Friday night game at Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont!  Overall, 45 teams took in a game of Pour House Trivia at one of four venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend included the former TV series “Monk”, New England geography, and this classic comedy duo:

Two teams earned a perfect first round score last weekend: Smarty Pants (Belles’) and Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza).

SECOND ROUND:

Last weekend’s audio questions featured the score from the film “Black Panther” and music groups whose names begin with the letter “I”: Iron Butterfly (“In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”), Insane Clown Posse (“Miracles”), and Icona Pop (“I Love It”).  We moved on to topics such as McGruff the Crime Dog, U.S. state capitals, the Periodic Table, and this Maryland music group:

The most difficult bonus question of the first half asked our teams to identify the member of the Tampa Bay Lightning who currently leads the NHL in scoring.  As one of just two teams to name Nikita Kucherov as the correct response, Uncle Jack (Belles’) posted the only perfect score of the second round last weekend.

HALFTIME:

At halftime, Friday’s teams were asked to identify celebrities from the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, while the Saturday squads dealt with the film work of John Malkovich.  Both editions of the halftime page proved to be quite difficult, as the overall average reached just 12.9 points.  While no team posted a perfect score, Irish Beer Mafia (Pretzel & Pizza) notched the high score of 19 points.  here are your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Our second half began with topics such as Pennsylvania, the private life of actress Mila Kunis, and this Disney re-make film:

While most teams knew that Robin Williams starred in the film “Flubber”, the bonus question was much more difficult.  Only three Friday teams could name “The Absent-Minded Professor” as the original source material, with nearly every other team turning in the incorrect answer of “The Nutty Professor”.  The third round did not yield any perfect scores last weekend.

FOURTH ROUND:

Our Friday teams kicked off their final round with a look at this old school athletic shoe:

While our Friday teams also dealt with difficult topics such as quadratic equations and the solar plexus, the most difficult wagering question of the weekend was actually asked during Saturday’s final round, in the form of an A + B = C question:

Part A = The total number of playing pieces on the board at the start of a game of chess.

Part B = Since late 2017, this is the maximum number of characters in a Tweet from the website Twitter.

While Part A was quite easy, it appears that very few of our Saturday players are reading our President’s daily tweets, as the current maximum for a tweet is 280 characters (not 140).  Only two of our Saturday teams earned wagering points on this question, and as a result none of our weekend teams were able to secure a perfect final round.  Here is your weekend leaderboard heading int the final question:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (40.0% success rate):

–> Who was the only graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy to also serve as President of the United States?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (33.3% success rate):

–> The first regular season MLB game to fit this description was played in 1935, but the first World Series game to fit this description was not played until 36 years later.  For your wager, which type of baseball game is referenced by this fact?

The correct answers to these final questions were Jimmy Carter and night games.  None of our weekend teams earned the Perfect 21 last weekend.  These were your highest scoring teams from last weekend:

LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD:  Little Lebowski Urban Achievers   (Next week’s first category: Film Score Composers)

The Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD:  Mud Duck Hunt Club   (Next week’s first category: John Wayne Films)

Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK   (Next week’s first category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV series)

Whole Foods Market in Ashburn, VA:  NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT GAME ON APRIL 12 – First category: Geography)

868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA:  ON HIATUS   (NEXT GAME ON MAY 25 – First category: History of Wine)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD:  Smarty Pants   (Next week’s first category: “The Masked Singer”)

Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD:  Irish Beer Mafia   (Next week’s first category: “Romancing the Stone”)