Wednesday Trivia Ended with a Little Added Sweetness

alt textWednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 101 teams across 12 venues.

FIRST ROUND:

The Opening Round for our Wednesday teams started with a question about the historical anniversary of Rosa Parks being arrested and then a three-part question dealing with trees where the answers were Chris Pine, Aspen, and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Other subjects in Round One included the sewing machine and the 1990s films Saving Private Ryan and Armageddon.  Nine teams completed a perfect first round.

SECOND ROUND:

Wednesday’s audio question featured the classical composition Ode to Joy. We learned about the term absolute zero, watched some Saved By the Bell, cried our eyes out by reading Marley and Me, and finished off the round by knowing the two U.S. states who have a beaver as their official state mammal were Oregon and New York.  

As a result of some difficult bonuses only one team, Peeping Tom Cruises (GearHouse) earned a perfect Second Round score.

HALFTIME:

For Wednesday’s halftime page, our topics included films that received an animated TV spin-off and matching songs to their original artists. This page had an average score of 17.8, with 36 teams earning a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring teams at Wednesday’s halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

Round Three began with a the classic Jimmy Stewart film It’s a Wonderful LifeOther subjects in the round included the the rock band Disturbed, a three-clues question about the city of Dayton, Ohio, the kidney, and we finished the round with a question about Stephen King

As a result of our bonus questions only one team, Newbies (T. J. Stone’s) finished Round Three with a perfect score.

FOURTH ROUND:

After discussing the word scar for the 6-4-2 question, we began Round Four.  We touched on topics that included the Monopoly utility companies Electric Company and Water Works, the history of the GPS, MLB players Pete Rose and Ichiro Suzuki, and fictional bars featured in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Deadwood, and How I Met Your Mother. Round Four featured the most difficult question of the night on the subject of British history.

  • Considered by many to be the United Kingdom’s greatest naval hero, which admiral led his fleet to numerous victories during the Napoleonic Wars, but met an untimely death at the Battle of Trafalgar?

A little over half of our teams knew that this man’s name was Lord Horatio Nelson. Seven teams recorded a perfect score in Wednesday’s final round.  After four rounds of play, these were your highest scoring Wednesday teams:

FINAL QUESTION (59.4% success rate):

  • Which former American government official born in 1954 has a first name derived from an Italian term used in orchestral music, loosely translated as with sweetness?

Almost 60% of our teams earned their wagering points on this final question with the correct response of Condoleezza Rice.  Seven our our teams were able to notch a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night. Wednesday’s final leaderboard included these teams:

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Falling Branch Brewery in Street, MD: Silver Seals  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Agriculture)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: TBD  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: South Park Voiced by Trey Parker or Matt Stone)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Old School Rap)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Archived  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Grateful Dead)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: What the Fork (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Christmas Carols)

Idiom Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Stink Floyd  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Parks & Recreation – TV Show)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: The Legend of Taylor Heinicke  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Wives of Henry VIII)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: ‘Tis the Season to Do Molly  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Friends – TV Show )

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Two Wheeled Tricycle  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Omaha, Nebraska)

T. J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Seasoned B Cups  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stand Up Comedians)

Comus Inn in Dickerson, MD: Comus Erectus  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Simpsons – TV Show)

Clarksburg Tavern in Clarksburg, MD: All About that Bass  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY:  13 – Broadway Musical)