Weekend Trivia with a Little Asian Flavor!
Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 71 teams across six venues, including a massive crowd of 23 teams at Vanish Brewery in Leesburg.
Opening round topics from last weekend included the work of comedian George Carlin, world capitals, Wimbledon tennis champions, Gatorade, and the sketch comedy show “Key & Peele”. Four teams began their night with a perfect first round score: Little Lebowski’s Urban Achievers (Springfield Manor), Zambookie (Belles’), Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza), and Meet the Press (Pretzel & Pizza).
Friday’s audio question featured the voices of three former U.S. Presidents, while Saturday’s teams were asked to identify songs whose titles include days of the week: “Ruby Tuesday” by The Rolling Stones, “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2, “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” by Katy Perry. Our Friday teams deal with this difficult query on the subject of board games:
–> The standard version of which board game contains colored spaces which represent five different categories; four of which are: “Person / Place / Animal”, “Object”, “Action”, and “Difficult”?
Only 31% of Friday’s field came away with points by knowing the correct answer of Pictionary. The most difficult wagering question of the first half was asked at the close of Saturday’s second round:
–> Based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, which 1985 film tied an Oscar record by earning 11 nominations without winning a single award?
Only three of our 18 Saturday teams gave us the correct response of “The Color Purple”. The second round did not yield any perfect scores over the weekend.
Last weekend’s halftime pages dealt with topics such as U.S. political parties, fictional TV towns, and celebrities whose names fit the Last Word / First Word theme. Eight weekend teams earned a perfect halftime score, while the overall average came in at 16.4 points. Here is the halftime leaderboard from last weekend:
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza): 89
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 88
- Little Lebowski’s Urban Achievers (Pretzel & Pizza): 88
- Little Lebowski’s Urban Achievers (Springfield Manor): 87
- Zambookie (Belles’): 86
Friday’s second half began with its most difficult bonus question. After most teams earned wagering points on a question about the “Batman” character Harvey Dent, only three out of 51 Friday teams tacked on two bonus points by remembering that Billy Dee Williams portrayed this character in the 1989 film featuring Michael Keaton as the Caped Crusader Meanwhile, Saturday’s second half began with a rather difficult wagering question regarding a brand new children’s TV show:
–> An American animated children’s television series based on books by Martin Hanford debuted on the Universal Kids channel today. For your wager, name this television series that follows young members of the WorldWide Wanderer Society.
We were hoping that the Saturday teams would pick up on the alliterative use of ‘W’s in the question, but only three Saturday teams gave us the correct answer of “Where’s Waldo?”. Other third round topics included Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield, the Hindu festival of Diwali, and the recently completed World Cup of Cricket. None of our weekend teams notched a perfect third round score.
Final round topics from last weekend included Ernest Hemingway, Ivory soap, the novel “The Book Thief”, Nate Berkus, and Frida Kahlo. Our Friday teams closed with a Triple 50/50 question regarding the gods Zeus and Jupiter. The only perfect score of the final round was recorded by Weasigators (Vanish). These were your highest scoring weekend teams after four rounds of play:
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 159
- Little Lebowski’s Urban Achievers (Springfield Manor): 158
- Quality Guesswork (Pretzel & Pizza): 156
- Little Lebowski’s Urban Achievers (Pretzel & Pizza): 154
- Weasigators (Vanish): 154
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (28.0% success rate):
–> Once known as the “Islands of the West” and “San Lazaro”, which group of islands is currently named for a 16th century European monarch?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.2% success rate):
–> With about 165 million residents, this country is currently the eighth most populous nation in the world. It is also the world’s most populous nation with a woman serving as its current head of government. For your wager, name this country.
Your correct answers from last weekend were the Philippines and Bangladesh. Thanks to a stellar second half, Weasigators (Vanish) posted the only Perfect 21 last weekend. Here is your final overall leaderboard from the third weekend in July:
- Weasigators (Vanish): 166
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 165
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 163
- Mouse Rat (Frey’s Brewing): 162
- Uncle Jack (P.B. Dye): 162
- Warriors (Frey’s Brewing): 161
- Anything But Sports (Vanish): 161
- Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Springfield Manor): 161
- Tequila Mockingbird (Vanish): 160
- Better Luck Next Time (Vanish): 155
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (Next week’s first category: NHL Teams)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Mud Duck Hunt Club (Next week’s first category: “Mars Attacks!”)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: Mouse Rat (Next week’s first category: Mount Airy Auto Mechanics)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: Weasigators (NO GAME NEXT WEEK – First category on Aug. 2: Triple 50/50 – Virginia Tech or UVa?)
Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (NEXT GAME AUG. 30 – First category: John Hughes Films)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Lord of the Rings” Films)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Hill Street Blues” or “N.Y.P.D. Blue”?)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork (Next week’s first category: Factorio)