Wednesday Trivia’s Perfect Business Trip!

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Pour House Trivia was played at 18 venues on Wednesday for a total of 196 teams. We also had the first game at our newest location: Foster’s Grille in Vienna, VA!

FIRST ROUND:

A pretty successful set of questions opened Wednesday’s game. Topics in the round included the late singer Janis Joplin, the Trix Silly Rabbit, and the oldest U.S. Cabinet departments still in existence: State and Treasury. A game-high 31 perfect scores were recorded in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

After an audio question featuring Angelina Jolie films and a query on the heliotropism exhibited by planets following the sun, we reached the first half’s toughest wagering chance:

  • Which two former New York Yankees respectively rank first and second on the list of most MLB career grand slams?

Exactly half of the field named at least one of those top two, Alex Rodriguez and Lou Gehrig, while 11.7% had both answers for bonus credit. This round had ten perfect teams.

HALFTIME:

Wednesday’s halftime round featured pictograms of musical group names, then TV shows matched to famous episode titles. The average score was 16.9 points and 26 teams submitted a perfect page. At the halftime break, there was a three-way perfect tie for first:

  • Peanut Butter Jelly Time (Quinn’s): 92
  • Power Vacuum (Belles’): 92
  • Donner Party People (Quinn’s): 92
  • SEVEN TEAMS TIED WITH 90 POINTS

THIRD ROUND:

Late in the third round, teams reached the evening’s most difficult wagering question:

  • In an interview with Life magazine shortly after the death of her husband, Jackie Kennedy quoted lines from which Broadway musical?

Aptly enough, Jackie quoted lines from Camelot; 39% of our teams had that correct answer. Other topics in this round included #1 overall NBA draft picks from Duke UniversityThree Clues about Chicago, and the Hapsburg royal dynasty. Seven teams each earned all 36 points in this round.

FOURTH ROUND:

The 6-4-2 on Wednesday dealt with the decade of the 1920s; 15 teams earned all six points, but about 51% didn’t earn any points with their guess. We followed that up with this, the first question in the final round:

  • Adapted into an Amazon series last year, which coming-of-age book series from Jenny Han focuses on Isabel (Belly) Conklin and her time with her family at Cousins Beach? 
  • Bonus: With one guess, identify either one of the other two titles in that series.

The Summer I Turned Pretty was the series in question, but a game-low 7.1% of teams tacked on a pair of bonus points for identifying either It’s Not Summer Without You or We’ll Always Have Summer as well. We moved on from there with subjects like polio vaccines by Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin, the Back to the Future film series, and the last name Salinger shared by a famous author and the family from Party of Five. In this round, Bad Duckies (Memories), Peanut Butter Jelly Time (Quinn’s), and Pink Mambas (Thick-N-Thin) had perfect scores. Before the final question, these were the top-scoring teams:

FINAL QUESTION (34.69% success rate):

  • Which U.S. President was the first to travel by plane on official business? 

Just over a third of the field correctly named Franklin Roosevelt, who traveled to England to meet with Winston Churchill. The game concluded with seven teams earning a Perfect 21 for Wednesday’s game! These teams led the way in the final standings:

Yes, you read that top score right: with a new team name comes fantastic team success. Peanut Butter Jelly Time (Quinn’s) (formerly known as Billy Crystal Balls) notched the 11th in-person perfect game in Pour House Trivia history!

WEDNESDAY’S WINNERS:

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Power Vacuum  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: King Arthur)

Memories Charcoal House in Mount Airy, MD: Hey Siri  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Washington Redskins History)

Quinn’s on the Corner in Arlington, VA: Peanut Butter Jelly Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Hapsburg Dynasty)

GearHouse Brewing in Chambersburg, PA: What’s That Smell?  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Classic Horror Films)

TGI Fridays in Hagerstown, MD: Member Berries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Famous Travises)

Axes and O’s in Sterling, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Queen’s Gambit)

Hops N Shine in Alexandria, VA: Titanic Was an Inside Job  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Pandas)

Sully’s Pour House in Herndon, VA: Spider Pig  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stephen King Film Adaptations)

T.J. Stone’s in Alexandria, VA: Carpet Stretchers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Mountains)

Barstool Sportsbook in Charles Town, WV: Mack Attack  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Call of Duty Campaign Missions)

Grape Escape in Gaithersburg, MD: Toasty  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Perry Mason (1950s TV Series))

Shipgarten in McLean, VA: ChatGPT Created Our Name  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jimmy Buffett Songs)

Thick-N-Thin Brewing in Hagerstown, MD: Pink Mambas  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Breaking Bad)

Rough Edges Brewing in Waynesboro, PA: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Rap Music)

Rockwell Riverside in Frederick, MD: Susi and the Banshees  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

Foster’s Grille – South Riding in South Riding, VA: We Like to Come from Behind  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Reputation (Taylor Swift album))

Foster’s Grille – Vienna in Vienna, VA: Smartinis  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Multi-Word U.S. State Names)

Celtic House in Arlington, VA: Whiskey Business  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 30 Rock)

Mark’s Pub in Falls Church, VA: Fresh Off the U-Haul  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Game Shows)