Wednesday Trivia Had the Midas Touch!
Wednesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed 109 teams across 12 venues.
Wednesday’s opening round was a breeze for our stellar teams, as they rolled through topics such as the films of Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, names of female animals, and Benjamin Franklin. Nearly one-third of the field posted a perfect first round score.
Wednesday’s audio question featured the song “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones, “Gimme All Your Lovin'” by ZZ Top, and “Gimme More” by Britney Spears. We continued with what proved to be the most difficult wagering question of the night, as we asked our teams to order these three items:
- The number of players that compete in the main draw of the women’s singles at the 2019 Wimbledon tournament.
- The number of participants in the 2019 Masters Golf Tournament.
- The number of teams that qualified for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Because The Masters is an invitational tournament, the field is much smaller than a standard PGA Tour event, which usually has about 150 entries. Only 87 players compete in The Masters each year, while 128 tennis players compete in the main draw at Wimbledon. Only 19% of our teams earned points on this question. Later, we looked at the new Hulu series “Catch-22” and the geographical formation of atolls. Only two teams swept the second round with 36 points: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s) and My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s).
Biographical film roles was the focus of Wednesday’s halftime page, which yielded ten perfect scores and an overall average of 15.9 points. Here is Wednesday’s halftime leaderboard, which once again is dominated by teams at one particular venue:
- Onomoatopenis (Quinn’s): 91
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 90
- Bi-Curious George (Quinn’s): 90
- My Black Hole Just Exploded (Quinn’s): 90
- Franconia Hair Cemetery (Quinn’s): 90
- Save the Clock Tower (GearHouse): 90
We began Wednesday’s second half with a question in the category of Three Clues / One Actress. Naturally, dozens of teams chose this category for their potential five-point bonus. To their surprise, the question focused on classic actress Joan Fontaine, leaving many teams in a hole to begin the third round. Only seven teams were bold enough to turn in an early answer and pick up two bonus points on this first question. The third round also looked at U.S. President Gerald Ford, enclaved countries, the NBA salary cap, and the drums. While many teams thought Keith Moon or Ringo Starr might have been named the greatest drummer in history by Rolling Stone, it was actually Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. As a result, the third round did not yield any perfect scores on Wednesday.
Final round topics from Wednesday night included chemical elements, the children’s novel “The Wind in the Willows”, and TV sitcom addresses. Four teams earned a perfect final round score: Simple Minds (Valley Grill), Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s), Half Nelsons (Anchor Bar), and Sexual Chocolate (Anchor Bar). These were your highest scoring Wednesday teams after four rounds of play:
- Onomoatopenis (Quinn’s): 161
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 160
- Half Nelsons (Anchor Bar): 159
- Bi-Curious George (Quinn’s): 157
- Save the Clock Tower (GearHouse): 157
WEDNESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (23.4% success rate):
–> An early usage of a certain idiom appears in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, where this food item fills in the BLANK in the following quote: “How camest thou in this BLANK?” For your wager, what is that food?
Nearly one-quarter of our teams gave us the correct answer of pickle. Two teams snagged a Perfect 21 on Wednesday night by answering every wagering question correctly: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s) and D.C. Swampers (Manor at Silo Falls). Here is Wednesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Quinn’s): 172
- D.C. Swampers (Manor at Silo Falls): 163
- Bi-Curious George (Quinn’s): 161
- Save the Clock Tower (GearHouse): 161
- Moving Forward (Manor at Silo Falls): 160
- Swimming With the Sharts (Quinn’s): 159
- Southpaw Fish (Valley Grill): 157
- Mostly Dead (Belles’): 157
- Captain Geech and the Shrimp Shack Shooters (Valley Grill): 155
- Nightmare Squad (Black Hoof): 155
Whole Foods Market in Vienna, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: 1990s Hip Hop)
Valley Grill in Middletown, MD: Southpaw Fish (Next week’s first category: Billy Joel Lyrics)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Mostly Dead (Next week’s first category: July Birthdays)
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Vision Quest”)
Nido’s Ristorante in Frederick, MD: Irish Beer Mafia (Next week’s first category: “Hamilton” – AUDIO)
Furnace Grill and Crab House in Thurmont, MD: Slow Trivia Movement (Next week’s first category: Keanu Reeves Films)
Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Next week’s first category: “Stranger Things” – Season 3)
Dragon Hops Brewing in Purcellville, VA: Thunercats (Next week’s first category: “Calvin and Hobbes”)
Black Hoof Brewing in Leesburg, VA: Nightmare Squad (Next week’s first category: Pacific Northwest)
GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: Save the Clock Tower (Next week’s first category: “Terminator: Genisys”)
Manor at Silo Falls in Brookeville, MD: D.C. Swampers (Next week’s first category: “This is Spinal Tap”)
Anchor Bar in Frederick, MD: Half Nelsons (Next week’s first category: Three Clues / One Detective)
Clover Theater in Cloverdale, CA: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: Sanitation System of Taipei)
Memories in Mount Airy, MD: What Else Could It Be? (Next week’s first category: “Star Trek”)
Brookside Inn in Jefferson, MD: Darn You to Heck (Next week’s first category: Battle of Gettysburg)