Welcoming Fall at Weekend Trivia!

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In addition to being the first weekend of autumn, last weekend included the first game at our newest venue: Coast Tacobar in Hagerstown.  Overall, 84 teams enjoyed a game of weekend trivia at one of nine PHT venues.


Opening round topics included the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the Louvre museum in Paris, American holidays, and the Ghostbusters film franchise.  Twelve weekend teams posted a perfect first round.  Our weekend audio questions included anatomical song titles and “Love” songs.  We also delved into Egyptian mythology, actress Bea Arthur, and countries such as the Netherlands and the Philippines.  Seven teams posted 36 points en route to a perfect second half.


Halftime topics included celebrity smiles, sports venues, films from 2022, composers, and yellow brand logos. Overall, the average score reached 16.1 points, with 14 teams posting a perfect score.  These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:


Seven teams posted a perfect third round score while facing topics such as the film Cool Runnings, the Ford Mustang, Lady Gaga, Crispix cereal, and the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.  Our Saturday teams dealt with the most difficult of the six-point clues in the 6-4-2 question:

  • Among all elements, which metallic element bearing the number 47 is the best conductor of electricity?

Only one of our 16 Saturday teams snagged six points after this clue with the correct answer of silver.  We moved on to fourth round topics such as the television sitcom Cheers, Hockey Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, the Von Dutch hat brand, henna tattoos, and the Susquehanna River.  Though none of the bonus questions was excessively daunting, none of our weekend teams posted a perfect final round score.  Heading into the final questions, this crop of teams topped the overall leaderboard:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (54.3% success rate):

  • Introduced in 1919, which fictional character was called a ‘perfect 57’ by her boyfriend, as her measurements were ‘19-19-19’?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (16.7% success rate):

  • Which 1982 film sequel featured the tagline: At the end of the universe lies the beginning of vengeance?

SUNDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (75.0% success rate):

  • Trip Advisor once ranked what site as the least hygienic tourist attraction in the world?

The three correct answers to these final questions were Olive Oyl (from Popeye), Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and the Blarney Stone in Ireland.  Congratulations to Lone Strangers (Mason Social), who posted the only Perfect 21 over the weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  With another weekend in the books, these were your highest scoring teams:


Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Five Heads, One Brain  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Triple 50/50: Celebrities: Dead or Alive?)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: ON HIATUS  (FIRST CATEGORY AFTER HIATUS: Cryptozoology)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: Better Luck Next Time  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: NES Games)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Beer Pressure  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Kermit the Frog Cameos)

Flying Ace Farm in Lovettsville, VA: What the Cuss  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYBuffy the Vampire Slayer (TV))

South Mountain Creamery in Frederick, MD: D.C. Swampers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: U. S. Criminal Procedure)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Slightly Agitated  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORYJohn Wayne Films)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Ah Ha  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Phantom of the Opera Songs)

Coast Tacobar in Hagerstown, MD: Slippery Rock, Slippery Roll  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Jon Sings Foo Fighters)