Weekend Trivia Needs a Lot of Work!

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Pour House Trivia rolled out to 81 teams across seven weekend venues, including a 26-team outing at Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD!

FIRST ROUND:

The hardest wagering question on Friday ended up showing its face at the end of Friday’s first round:

  • Which sports term was used as the title of the 1995 Jean-Claude Van Damme film which features Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals as its backdrop?
  • Bonus: With one guess, name either team from the 1992 Stanley Cup Finals used in the Finals of this film.

Exactly one-fourth of the Friday field correctly named Sudden Death as the name of the film, while 17% named either the Pittsburgh Penguins or Chicago Blackhawks as the real-life NHL teams in the ’92 Stanley Cup Finals. This round also included Three Clues about September, timely enough. Just eight teams recorded perfect scores in this round.

SECOND ROUND:

Audio categories included musical acts which had topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1987 (Tiffany), 1997 (Elton John), and 2007 (Soulja Boy). One of the hardest wagering questions on Saturday came on a question on the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, in which just 41% of teams recognized the apples dipped into honey as its holiday celebration. This round’s perfect teams were El Gato Loco (Springfield Manor), Quizard of Oz (Doc Waters), and Middle Aged (Flying Ace).

HALFTIME:

Halftime topics included evil characters, their actors, and automobile slogans. The average team scored 16.4 on its weekend halftime page, while the only nine teams to score all 20 points did so on Friday. We cruised into the intermission with these top teams:

THIRD ROUND:

Some Friday teams didn’t lock down their memories on this question:

  • The mnemonic device Willie, Willie, Harry, Stee, Harry, Dick, John, Harry Three helps folks remember what list of names?
  • Bonus: If one were to continue this list, which name would correctly follow Harry Three?

About 42% percent of teams recognized that mnemonic as one for English monarchs, while Friday’s lowest bonus rate came on the 9.3% of teams that knew Edward as next on the list. Other topics on the list included the grammatical gerund and film director Martin Scorsese. This round’s only perfect squad was Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor).

FOURTH ROUND:

The word amen and the science legend Isaac Newton were the weekend’s 6-4-2 subjects. The only wagering question that proved difficult all weekend came here on Friday, in which each answer contained the letters F-O-X:

  • 1)  Playing primarily for the Athletics and the Red Sox, he was the second player in MLB history to reach 500 career home runs.
  • 2)  Beyoncé portrayed this character in the film Austin Powers in Goldmember.
  • 3)  This British singer and former pin-up model told us that Naughty Girls Need Love Too.

The wagering success rate was 35%, while 10.8% got all three answers: Jimmie FoxxFoxxy Cleopatra, and Samantha Fox. A half dozen perfect scores were recorded in this round. After four rounds, these were the leading teams:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (35.94% success rate):

  • There are four independent nations recognized by the U.N. with which the U.S. has no diplomatic relations. Among these four nations, which one is located the furthest north?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (82.35% success rate):

  • While this actor’s mother was pregnant with him, she took a trip to the Uffizi art gallery. Upon viewing a certain painting, she felt him kick. It was then she knew what she would name which eventual actor?

Naming North Korea on Friday ended up more difficult than identifying Leonardo DiCaprio on Saturday. The only Perfect 21 team over the weekend was Magnificent Seven (Flying Ace). These were the top teams over the weekend:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Vandelay Industries  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NHL Teams)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Quantum Mechanics)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Better Luck Next Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Walking Dead)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Quizard of Oz  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Harry Potter)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Magnificent Seven  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s Saturday Night Live)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: What the Cuss  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 2019 MLB World Series)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Offbeats  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jewish Comedians)

The Garage in Frederick, MD: NO GAME (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Silicon Valley)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: NO GAME  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Vikings)