What a Fiasco at Tuesday Trivia!
Bolstered by an enormous 16-team field at our newest venue (Hometown Harvest Kitchen), Tuesday’s game of Pour House Trivia welcomed a total of 163 teams across 22 venues.
Our stellar Tuesday teams breezed through opening round topics such as the TV series “Game of Thrones”, constellations, and the children’s book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. After concluding the round with a three-part question regarding film reboots, 18 teams earned a perfect first round score of 36 points.
Tuesday’s audio question featured three songs whose titles include the word “When”. We listened to “When Doves Cry” by Prince, “When You Were Young” by The Killers, and “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars. We continued with the most difficult wagering question of the first half, as only 23% of the field knew that the racing term “Derby” refers to a city in central England. Continuing the European geography kick, we took a look at the Canary Islands, but only nine teams knew that the largest of these islands is Tenerife (which is unfortunately best known for an aviation accident). We celebrated “7-11” Day by taking in a free Slurpee before closing the first half by asking our teams about the PGA records held by Sam Snead and Jack Nicklaus. posted the only perfect score of the second round.
People with ‘elemental’ names (e.g. Freddie Mercury and Ari Gold) were featured on Tuesday’s halftime page, while the bottom half asked for ten answers that each contained three consecutive letters of the alphabet (e.g. Genghis Khan or Tuvalu). Eight teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while overall average reached 14.4 points. Here is Tuesday’s halftime leaderboard:
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s South): 90
- Trivia Newton John (Shuckin’ Shack): 89
- $5 Ahn Says “Hi Single Ladies!” (The Block): 88
- Moose Killers (Cheesetique): 87
- Wiseacres (Champion): 87
- Breadsticks (Upper Deck): 87
We opened Tuesday’s second half with a three-part question in which each answer featured the letter ‘A’ is its only vowel. These answers included anagram, Rwanda, and papaya. After a discussion of the Vatican’s Swiss Guard and the newest album released by Madonna, we stumped most of the field with a bonus question that asked for the name of the artist who painted “The Portrait of Madame X”. Only eight teams gave us the correct response of American painter John Singer Sargent. We concluded the third round with difficult questions regarding author Truman Capote and the TV series “Masterchef”. Only 11% of our teams could name either of the OTHER two hosts of the show, earning bonus points with either Aaron Sanchez or Joe Bastianich. The third round did not yield any perfect scores on Tuesday night.
After a roller coaster of a third round, the difficult questions continued into the final stanza:
–> At age 82, which Canadian performer became the oldest Oscar-winning actor in history when he took home the Best Supporting Actor award for the 2010 film “Beginners”?
More than 45 years after his appearance in the film version of “The Sound of Music”, Toronto native Christopher Plummer set this Oscar record. As the most difficult wagering question of the night, only 16% of our teams earned wagering points, with just nine teams tacking on two bonus points by also knowing that Ewan McGregor portrayed the lead character in “Beginnings”. After moving on to topics such as the song “Yankee Doodle” and the Balkan Peninsula, we concluded the final round with a Three Clues question about Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders, who is the only running back to post a 2,000-yard season in both college and pro football. Peele and Eat (Vola’s) notched the only perfect score of Tuesday’s final round. These were your highest scoring teams after four rounds of play:
- $5 Ahn Says “Hi Single Ladies!” (The Block): 161
- Moose Killers (Cheesetique): 158
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s South): 157
- Killer Kweens (Tommy Joe’s): 157
- Trivia Newton John (Shuckin’ Shack): 156
TUESDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (19.3% success rate):
–> Closely associated with Chianti wine, this Italian-style bottle is covered with a close-fitting straw basket. For your wager, identify the name of this bottle, a word that is also used in the English language to denote a disastrous situation.
Just under one-fifth of the field turned in the correct response of fiasco. Making a rare Tuesday appearance, Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s South) posted the only Perfect 21 on Tuesday by answering every wagering question correctly. Here is Tuesday’s final overall leaderboard:
- Killer Kweens (Tommy Joe’s): 169
- Trivia Newton John (Shuckin’ Shack): 165
- Pearls of Wisdom (Shuckin’ Shack): 164
- Hipster Fashion Consultants (Dudley’s): 163
- Cell Phony Baloney (Charlie’s): 163
- Peele and Eat (Vola’s): 162
- $5 Ahn Says “Hi Single Ladies!” (The Block): 162
- Dave Martinez School of Management (Quincy’s South): 161
- Throatlympics (Dudley’s): 159
- Tequila Mockingbird (Hometown Harvest): 155
Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD: Wiseacres (Next week’s first category: Famous Fiascos)
Cuginis in Poolesville, MD: MoMo (Next week’s first category: Maryland Bird Species)
Senor Tequila’s in Germantown, MD: How Did I Get Here? (Next week’s first category: Songs About the Moon – AUDIO)
Shuckin’ Shack in Frederick, MD: Trivia Newton John (Next week’s first category: Veterinary Anatomy)
Topgolf in Ashburn, VA: Mindbenders (Next week’s first category: Vietnam War)
The Block in Annandale, VA: $5 Ahn Says “Hi, Single Ladies!” (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – More or Less Than Six Inches?)
Upper Deck in Mount Airy, MD: Breadsticks (Next week’s first category: Ducks)
Olney Winery in Olney, MD: Get High, Scores (Next week’s first category: Cannabis)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Urbana, MD: ON HIATUS (NEXT GAME TBD – First category: “Barry”)
Cheesetique in Fairfax, VA: Moose Killers (Next week’s first category: Highland Games)
Charlie’s On the Avenue in Alexandria, VA: Cell Phony Baloney (Next week’s first category: Mount Vernon)
Vola’s Dockside Grill in Alexandria, VA: Peele and Eat (Next week’s first category: “Big Brother” – current season)
Funkstown Tavern in Funkstown, MD: Spiritual Growth Hormone (Next week’s first category: Cuba)
Dudley’s in Arlington, VA: Hipster Fashion Consultants (Next week’s first category: Oscar-Winning Films of the 1950s)
Quincy’s Uptown in Damascus, MD: Doing Our Duty (Next week’s first category: “The Brady Bunch”)
Hometown Harvest Kitchen in Frederick, MD: Tequila Mockingbird (Next week’s first category: Jewish Holidays)
Monkey La La in Frederick, MD: Doris Day and the Time (Next week’s first category: Gilbert Gottfried)
Quincy’s South in Rockville, MD: Dave Martinez School of Management (Next week’s first category: “Reality Bites”)
Casa Tequila in Lovettsville, VA: Margarita (Next week’s first category: “The Fast and the Furious” Franchise)
Brass Tap in Annapolis, MD: H. R. Puff ‘N’ Stuff (Next week’s first category: Phi Slamma Jamma)
Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, MD: Killer Kweens (Next week’s first category: “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” – TV)
Outta the Way Cafe in Derwood, MD: Wolverines (Next week’s first category: 1960s TV)
Miller’s Ale House in St. Petersburg, FL: Not Kkown (Next week’s first category: “Harlots” – TV)