Why So Serious at Weekend Trivia?

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Last weekend’s games of Pour House Trivia welcomed 73 teams across six venues.

FIRST ROUND:

Opening round topics from last weekend included the John Deere Company, the horror film It, famous people named Simon, and the U.S. Naval Academy.  Our Friday teams dealt with the most difficult bonus question of the first round, as they were asked to name either one of the two songs from Will Smith that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Though most teams earned wagering points with the easier of the two correct answers (Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It), only three out of 37 Friday teams tacked on two bonus points with the other correct answer of Wild Wild West.  Two teams earned a perfect first round score: Beer Pressure (Doc Waters) and Smarty Pants (Belles’).

SECOND ROUND:

The weekend audio questions featured topics such as films featuring Alec Baldwin (The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, and The Departed) and songs named for U.S. states (Georgia on My Mind, Mississippi Queen, and Meet Virginia).  We moved on with discussions of the Baltimore Orioles, the work of author John Grisham, the city of Norfolk, the film series The Expendables, and events from the year 2009Lone Strangers (Mason Social) posted the only perfect second round score last weekend.

HALFTIME:

During the weekend halftime rounds, we looked at celebrities in music videos, animals from Australia, notable quartets, and foreign beers.  None of our weekend teams earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the average score reached just 12.9 points.  These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:

THIRD ROUND:

To kick off their second half, our weekend teams were quizzed on topics such as the animated Disney film The Fox and the Hound, The Tonight Show, the Japanese potent potable sake, and the rock band The Strokes.  The most difficult question of the round dealt with U.S. geography:

  • Identify any two of the three U.S. states which border both Missouri and Colorado.

Only half of our teams earned wagering points with any two of the correct answers of Nebraska, Kansas, and Oklahoma.  As a result, none of our weekend teams notched a perfect third round score of 36 points.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from the weekend included actress Michele Williams, the sport of cricket, highly elevated national capitals, former U.S. Second Lady Tipper Gore, Volkswagen, and Looney Tunes.  Just as they had done in the second round,  Lone Strangers (Mason Social) posted the only perfect score in the final round as well.  Here is your overall weekend leaderboard after four rounds of play:

FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (66.7% success rate):

  • The creators of which fictional character introduced in 1940 were inspired by the silent film ‘The Man Who Laughs’, which itself was based on the work of Victor Hugo?

SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):

  • What is the English brand name of the product known in foreign countries as Don Limpio or Monsieur Propre?

The respective correct answers for these final questions were the Joker and Mr. Clean.  Congratulations to Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap (P. B. Dye) and Lone Strangers (Mason Social), who each earned a Perfect 21 last weekend by answering all 21 wagering questions correctly.  Here is your final weekend leaderboard:

WEEKEND WINNERS:

Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: NO GAME THIS WEEK  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Studio 54)

P. B. Dye Golf Course in Ijamsville, MD: Fat Kids Are Hard to Kidnap  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Walt Disney World)

Dragon Distillery in Frederick, MD: A Bunch of Halflings  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Batman films)

Doc Waters Cidery in Germantown. MD: Silent Thunder  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: The Princess Bride)

Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Pointless Formula One Racetracks  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Formula One Racetracks)

Pretzel and Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Quality Guesswork  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: Stardew Valley)

Mason Social in Alexandria, VA: Lone Strangers  (NEXT WEEK’S FIRST CATEGORY: TBD)