Weekend Trivia Wears Many Hats!

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There were 10 locations and 91 total teams out to take part in a Pour House Trivia over the weekend.

FIRST ROUND:

Friday’s Three Clues question asked teams to name a certain country:

  • In terms of land area, this is the eighth largest country in the world.
  • If you were to dig a hole from Beijing, China strait through the center of the Earth, you would end up in this country.
  • It is a South American nation whose capital city is translated from words meaning good air.

Just four teams were correct in naming Argentina early enough to earn bonus points. Other topics in this round included the many PGA major championships won by Jack Nicklaus and Tiger WoodsThree Clues about boxing, and the math term diameter. This round’s perfect teams were Billionaire’s Petting Zoo (South Mountain), Sexual Chocolate (Belles’), and Quality Guesswork (Pretzel and Pizza).

SECOND ROUND:

In the audio questions, teams named R&B artists with five-letter stage names, karaoke versions of popular songs, and TV comedies. Since Sunday was May 5, we asked an apropos historical question:

  • While it is often confused with Mexican Independence Day, today’s celebration of Cinco de Mayo is actually in honor of Mexico’s victory over which European country in 1862?

Only two teams knew Mexico defeated France on May 5 of 1862. Other subjects covered in this round included the NBA’s Portland Trail Blazers, the depiction of Isaac Newton in the original Apple logo, and the 2000s Emmy wins for TV’s Lost and 24. Sexual Chocolate (Belles’) and Quality Guesswork (Pretzel and Pizza) kept the perfect vibes going in this round.

HALFTIME:

Tasks at halftime in the weekend games included matching athletes to their college alma maters, naming songs with the word man in the title, and listing answers with GH initials. The average score was 14.1, but seven teams turned in a perfect effort. These were the top scores after the halftime round:

THIRD ROUND:

The most difficult question on Saturday came late in the third round:

  • Which first and last name is shared by both a 20th century Irish-born painter known for his nightmarish works and a 17th century English philosopher known for his emphasis on the scientific method?

A little over one-fourth of the field named Francis Bacon. Some other topics in this round included the Wolf Trap performing arts venue in Fairfax County, GameStop‘s magazine Game Informer, and the rickey cocktail. In this round, Quizard of Oz (Doc Waters) and Scruffy Looking Nerf Herders (Flying Ace) were perfect.

FOURTH ROUND:

For the 6-4-2 portion of each game, teams received a trio of clues about the sapphire, the decimal .45, and entrepreneur Jeff Bezos. A sports question at the end of Sunday’s last round proved to be a tough one:

  • Respectively a track event and a field event, what are the first two events in a traditional men’s decathlon?

About 22% of teams earned their wager by naming either the 100-meter dash or the long jump. Some other questions in this round dealt with Three Clues about Jerry Lewis, the first line of the novel Jaws, and the video game character Wario. This round’s perfect scores were earned by Gen X-ers (Flying Ace) and No Kids Club (Springfield Manor). These were the leading teams in the overall standings after four rounds:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (43.28% success rate):

  • As of 2023, there are five U.S. states whose most populous city has less than 100,000 people. What is the only one of these five states that lies west of the Mississippi River?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (20% success rate):

  • Frank Farmer is the title character of which film that produced the best-selling soundtrack album in history?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.22% success rate):

  • Which fictional character was introduced in 1981 as a carpenter, before holding various occupations such as a medical physician, a painter, and a boxing referee?

Friday’s state was Wyoming, Frank Farmer is The Bodyguard, and that often-working character is video game’s Mario! Beer Pressure (Doc Waters) recorded the only Perfect 21 over the weekend. The weekend’s final leaderboard was topped by these teams:

With an honorable mention going out to Buffalo Bills House Coat (South Mountain), putting up 166 points while playing with more than the maximum eligibility limit of seven players.

WEEKEND WINNERS:

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: Billionaire’s Petting Zoo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Brian Piccolo)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown, MD: Happy Birthday Apollo  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dinosaurs)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Sherlock Homies  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: 1990s One-Hit Wonders (audio))

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: Big Into Karate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Guns ‘n’ Roses (audio))

The Links at Challedon in Mount Airy, MD: Disco Biscuit  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Dallas Cowboys)

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Know It Hogs  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Matrix)

Whistle Stop Smokehouse in Monrovia, MD: Ten Swiss Cheese  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NFL First Round Draft Picks from Penn State)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Wrath of Kahan  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Baseball Jargon)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Starship Troopers (film))

The Garage in Frederick, MD: Sexual Chocolate  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Central Asian Geography)

Agave 137 in Frederick, MD: Bones  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Olympics)