Wednesday Trivia is More Fun that a Trip to Vegas!
Wednesday night saw the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series game in 71 years. Hopefully, some of our trivia teams will not have to go that long before winning at their respective venues. Actually, we had several first time winners on Wednesday night, so maybe these are the starts of winning streaks instead. With nine venues on the docket, who would outshine the others tonight?
WEDNESDAY’S STATS AND FACTS (61 teams across nine venues):
–> Highest Overall Score: Multiple Scoregasms (Bennigan’s – Frederick) with 163
–> Highest Score after Round 4: Roaming Gnomes (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg) with 161
–> Highest First Half Score: Smarty Pants (Belles’) with 90
–> Perfect 21 (correct on all wagers and final): Roaming Gnomes (Bennigan’s – Clarksburg)
–> Our halftime sheet played slightly easier than normal, with the average score coming in just over 18.0, and about one-quarter of our teams scoring 20 points. Our 6-4-2 question was a bit tougher, as only about 15% of our teams knew that Neil Patrick Harris wrote his autobiography in the form of a “Choose Your Own Adventure” novel.
–> In a bit of a rarity, our toughest regular question of the night was asked during the second round, and it was a multiple choice question to boot!
– In December of 1958, a Jupiter AM-13 rocket was launched with two passengers named Miss Baker and Miss Able, who later became the first two animals to survive a space flight on a U.S. vessel. Which of the following best describes these creatures? A) dogs, B) mice, C) frogs, D) monkeys
Apparently, most of our teams forgot their Billy Joel lyrics, as only 31% of our teams came up with the correct answer of monkeys (specifically, a squirrel monkey and a rhesus monkey). How does the song go again? “Buddy Holly, Ben-Hur, Space Monkey, Mafia, Hula Hoop, Castro…”
TONIGHT’S FINAL QUESTION (28.1% success rate):
–> With several hundred official ghost towns, which U.S. state was admitted to the union on Halloween in 1864. For your wager, name this state. (you’ll find the answer later in this blog)
A frightful night of trivia here at Valley Grill in Middletown as we had a lot of clawing and scratching to get to that first place prize! A couple of questions caused the blood to spatter tonight, and the final slashed quite a few teams at the end. Don’t forget to come to our Halloween event this Saturday. Here are tonight’s results:
First Place: Stupid Sexy Flanders
Second Place: Shake Weight
Third Place: Fast Forward Not Available
Next week’s first category: Satan
The Tavern has some nice people, good food, and great teams! It was an overall pleasant hosting experience. A small group tonight but it was a heated competition, with the three teams never shy of just a few points from each other. Only Fall Classic Fan Club ended up in first after a strong last round!
First Place: Fall Classic Fan Club
Second Place: Olney the Lonely
Third Place: Shart Attack
Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 (Asian or African Capitals)
Hope to see you all soon!
We kicked things off today with a question about one of my favorite new series, ‘Stranger Things’, asking about the breakfast food that Eleven is obsessed with on the show. Most teams knew we were talking about Eggo waffles on this one. I liked the halftime page, which asked teams to identify celebrities based on pets dressed up like them.
Tonight’s final question was appropriately Halloween-themed, as it asked for the state with several hundred official ghost towns, which was admitted to the union on Halloween in 1864. Only a few teams got the answer, which was Nevada. Thanks to this, third place went to Making Money Milking Monkeys, and Eugooglizers jumped up into second; the win tonight went to BTF, winning their third in a row! Nice work! Next week we start with a question about the man, the myth, the legend, DMX! I’ll see you all then!
Until next time,
Next week’s first category: DMX
Oh man did we have some colorful characters in Belles tonight… if you only knew what I knew, heard what I heard… Not boring! Was also fun to have an actual rocket scientist in the house for our actually not rocket science question. Our Wednesday night was well behaved for once but that may have not helped some of our teams who count on the ruckus to distract the competition!
Flight level awesome was flying high all game, putting up a helluva 11 point lead at one point, but alas- no team is safe from the dreaded final and some things got twist turned upside down.. FLA fell to 3rd with Halfway to a threesome finally moving up out of that 3rd place spot to 2nd! Big news, congrats! 1st went to Periodic Table dancers, you better not start thinking it’s because you were so far away from me tonight.. I missed you! Next week we start with a first for me, translating Sanskrit yoga terms. Interesting. See you then!
Fasten your seatbelts kids, it’s gonna be a bumpy night! Or at least it was tonight at Bennigans during our game of Pour House Trivia! The road was quite rocky!
Highlights of the Night:
In “Where-Wolf?-There-Wolf!”: We clearly need to have a monster name spelling seminar, because there are FAR too many people in this world who think werewold is spelled wherewolf. One misspelling is one thing, but 3 or four? That’s just ridiculous! Set my eye twitching it did!
In “Everything-But-The-Kitchen-Sink”: I had 8 teams still in the game in round 3, and got 8 different states for the two point bonus of the Joseph McCarthy question. And not one of them was able to pull the correct state of Wisconsin. Granted, I didn’t know the answer, I still would’ve thought, as well known a figure as McCarthy was, people would know where he was from! Tough one!
In “4th-Quarter-Implosion”: Tonight’s 4th round was when the wheels came off across the board, with practically no teams emerging at the finish line unscathed. Must be the Halloween spirits messing with everyone’s mojo!
When the dust from the final question was settled, our podium was set, after a tumultuous night to say the least!
In third place tonight, nice little comeback, Pop Vultures!
In second place tonight, Many Bothans!
In first place tonight, Multiple Scorgasms!
A hard fought but good game tonight guys! Next week we’ll kick things off with a Billboard n/umber 1 Hits of the 1980s Audio question! Should be a good one; study up and we’ll see you next time!
Tonight I filled in for Chief, who is currently on the 15-day Disabled List. I wanted to thank everyone for making me feel welcomed. We had a fun question tonight that everyone (including myself) really enjoyed! We asked teams to either name a vegetable or name a tree which has a ONE-WORD name that contains all five vowels (excluding Y). Those answers where ‘cauliflower’ and ‘sequoia’! Nailing both of those really helped our top teams tonight. Here are the final standings:
First Place: Front of the Class
Second Place: Nerds Say What
Third Place: We Need a Do Over
Next week’s first category: The Moon
Tonight’s game had all the parts of a great one: competition, veteran teams, good food, good crowd, and something to play for! Last week Just the Tip put on a CLINIC and looked to back up that amazing performance by seeing what they had left in the tank tonight. We saw the return of Don’t Call Me Shirley after a one week hiatus and a handful of our usuals as we began the trivia contest!
Roaming Gnomes were the talk of the game tonight, putting up some impressive numbers. They usually make a ton of noise, putting up giant scores, and tonight they reminded us that they have the power! Just the Tip couldn’t keep up; they fell back pretty far in the 3rd while the only team to remain close was Don’t Call Me Shirley. The game looked like it was all Roaming Gnomes.
Question of the night is our 6-4-2, asking about the actor whose recently released autobiography was a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Only one team picking up the 6, Better Late Than Never picking up 2 points on the field, but it was not enough as they were too far back and the Gnomes had an agenda tonight: to win soundly and take no prisoners! We’d enter the final with Roaming Gnomes up significantly on the field; a correct response would lock the game for them.
Only 2 teams getting the final correct tonight. One of them was Don’t Call Me Shirley, who’s only hope to win was a miss from Roaming Gnomes. Gnomes, however, pick up the final and take down the win! Grats. Shirley in 2nd, Just the Tip in 3rd. Another week in the books, have a good Halloween, we’ll see you in 7!
Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 (Trump or Clinton?)
Another close game in the books at Memories! With a backdrop of the World Series actually NOT giving away the answer to our sports question (for once!), teams built towards a photo finish. After a bunch of strategic betting, our leaderboard was shaken up one last time, and we had our Top 3!
First Place: Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me (playing tonight as the superteam, “We REALLY Hate The Moops”)
Second Place: LOWL
Third Place: Sexual Chocolate
Next week’s first category: Information Theory (Slap THAT into Google)
I’ll see you next week!
This was the most bigly trivia night ever. It was YUGE!! The biggest teams, the best, let me tell you. They came out, they answered questions, and some, I assume are good people. At half time, there was Taint in first, Dragons in second place, Biff in third place because the media doesn’t like them. Never has. Believe me. Then, the big question, there was a tremendous upset. Numbers like you wouldn’t believe. The Dragons fell to third, bad numbers, if you look at the numbers. There were some bad hombres on that team. Taint goes down to second. I consulted with myself, and my own brain, it’s a good brain. And Biff came up into first. It was tremendous, folks, just tremendous. Believe me. Next week, we’re gonna start on that wall with a question about Inglorious Bastards.
First Place: Does He Look Like a Biff?
Second Place: Taint Too Proud to Beg
Third Place: Sad Fat Dragons
Next week’s first category: “Inglourious Basterds”