We Hit Warp Speed at Weekend Trivia!
As usual, our two Friday games brought in huge crowds this weekend, giving us a grand total of 61 teams playing across four venues:
Our Saturday teams were stumped on a first round bonus question, as only two our of 18 teams knew that Rome was founded in the 8th Century B.C. Our Friday teams had an easier time in their opening stanza, as five teams ran the table on topics such as U.S. geography and this TV series:
The easy questions came to a screeching halt on Friday with the start of the second round, as our audio question featured three music groups with initials as their names: R.E.M. was a no-brainer, but P.O.D. and B.T.S. were certainly more difficult. Only 27% of our 44 Friday teams earned points, with just two teams knowing all three groups. On Saturday, Uncle Jack cruised through the second round, posting the only perfect score of the weekend thanks to diverse topics such as the former marriage of Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra, the Nintendo Wii, and the Jane Austen novel “Emma”.
TV characters and celebrities with colorful names were featured on our two halftime pages this weekend. With both sheets playing on the easier side, ten teams posted perfect scores, with an overall average of 18.1 points. Here is your weekend leaderboard after one half of play:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 89
- Inactive Doors (Vanish Brewery): 88
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish Brewery): 86
- EIGHT TEAMS TIED WITH 85 POINTS
Third round topics included the term “Chinatown” (both the film and the geographic sections of New York and D.C.), Carrie Underwood lyrics, and the work of American photographer Man Ray. We saw five teams record perfect third round scores, all of whom where playing at Springfield Manor Winery. Later, most of our Friday teams were stumped on a final round question concerning Enrico Fermi, while our Saturday teams had their spirits uplifted by answering a question about this top-selling liquor brand:
The only perfect score of the final round was posted by Murph’s Masters (Belles’). These were your highest scoring weekend teams heading into the final question:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 162
- Joy (Springfield Manor Winery): 159
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish Brewery): 158
- Inactive Doors (Vanish Brewery): 157
- This is How We Go Down (Springfield Manor Winery): 155
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (47.7% success rate):
–> Before its current name was selected, rejected names for which Western Hemisphere nation included Borealia, Ursalia, and Laurentia?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (0.0% success rate):
–> This fictional character was originally created as a representative of all Asian countries, so he was named for a body of water that borders both Malaysia and the Philippines. For your wager, name this character.
On Friday, nearly half of our teams arrived at the correct answer of Canada. Saturday night was a different story, as none of the 18 teams responded correctly with Mr. Sulu:
Thanks to that finish, none of our teams managed to snag the Perfect 21 this weekend. Here is your final overall leaderboard:
- Mad Facts: Query Road (Vanish Brewery): 170
- Inactive Doors (Vanish Brewery): 169
- Mother Cluckers 2 (Springfield Manor Winery): 164
- In Loco Parentus (Springfield Manor Winery): 161
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 161
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Vanish Brewery): 161
- Lucky Shamrocks (Springfield Manor Winery): 157
- Stupid Sexy Flanders (Springfield Manor Winery): 155
- Earl (Springfield Manor Winery): 153