Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Thursday Trivia!

The final Thursday game of Season XVIII welcomed 108 teams across 14 venues:

FIRST ROUND:

We began Thursday’s game with the most difficult bonus question of the first half.  After most teams earned wagering points with on a question concerning the Labrador Retriever, only eight teams picked up two bonus points by also knowing that the breed’s extinct ancestor was the St. John’s water dog.  Later, we looked at the protocol for flying the U.S. flag 24 hours a day at certain landmarks, with one exception being this national monument:

Mount Rushmore

Another difficult bonus closed the first round, as only 11% of our teams knew that Steven Jackson holds the Los Angeles Rams franchise record for most career rushing yards.  As a result, the only team to notch a perfect first round was the Fan Club (Quincy’s).

SECOND ROUND:

Thursday’s audio question asked our teams to identify three singers whose names include those of chess pieces.  We heard “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King, “Give It To You” by Jordan Knight, and “U.N.I.T.Y.” by Queen Latifah.  Next, we discussed the DKNY fashion label, the film “The Shining”, and this tourist destination:

Hersheypark

The final question of the first half was also its most difficult:

–> The author of New Testament books such as Romans, Corinthians, and Galatians, which religious figure was born in the city of Tarsus in Asia Minor?

Only 31% of our teams responded correctly with St. Paul.  Seven teams recorded a perfect score of 36 points in the second round.

HALFTIME:

The top half of Thursday’s halftime page looked at TV shows which will be airing their final episode later this year, while the bottom half quizzed our teams on liquors and their key ingredients.  This page yielded perfect scores to 14% of the field, with the overall average score landing at 17.6 points.  here is Thursday’s halftime leaderboard:

THIRD ROUND:

We opened Thursday’s second half with a Three Clues question about paper, before asking a music question which included the most difficult bonus question of the night.  We asked our teams to name either one of the two Canadian women who are the only people in history to have won 20 Juno awards (Canada’s version of the Grammy Awards).  While nearly every team gave us at least one correct answer with Celine Dion, only six teams earned bonus points by also naming Anne Murray:

Anne Murray

We continued with a difficult A + B = C question on the subject of animal anatomy before closing with a look at Harry Potter.  For the second time in three rounds, the Fan Club (Quincy’s) posted the only perfect score at any of our 14 venues.

FOURTH ROUND:

Final round topics from Thursday night included the solar system, the sport of cricket, and this comedy flick which was recently adapted into a stage musical:

Clueless

With a slightly easier trio of bonus questions, six teams swept the final round with 36 points.  Here is Thursday’s pre-final leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (44.4% success rate):

–> The sneaky signing of former Athletics second baseman Lou Bierbauer in 1891 led to the use of a certain word which inspired a new team name for Bierbauer’s recently-joined squad.  For your wager, what current MLB team name was created through this incident?

Just under half of our teams responded correctly with the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Congratulations to We Are Groot (Dawg House), who recorded the only Perfect 21 of the night by answering all wagering questions correctly.  Here is Thursday’s final overall leaderboard:

THURSDAY’S WINNERS:

Quincy’s Bar and Grille in Gaithersburg, MD:  Fan Club  (Next week’s first category: Famous Photographers)

Champion Billiards in Frederick, MD:  Just Good Enough  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Billboard Top-40 – AUDIO)

Bunker Sports Cafe in Leesburg, VA:  Your Mome  (Next week’s first category: 1980s Washington Redskins)

Smoketown Brewing Station in Brunswick, MD:  Uranus Fly Trap  (Next week’s first category: Scooby Doo)

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in Frederick, MD:  Deck Chairs on the Titanic  (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – “Bull Durham” or “Major League”?)

Olde Mother Brewing in Frederick, MD:  Rum Ham  (Next week’s first category: John Cena Films)

Belly Love Brewing in Purcellville, VA:  Bueller…, Bueller…  (Next week’s first category: “The Office”)

Cushwa Brewing in Williamsport, MD:  1-2-3 Drink  (Next week’s first category: “Downtown Abbey”)

The Grille at Flower Hill in Gaithersburg, MD:  Blood Legion  (Next week’s first category: Viruses)

Dawg House in Waynesboro, PA:  Not Your Team  (Next week’s first category: Troegs Beer)

The Derby Restaurant in New Market, MD:  Bad Moms of New Market  (Next week’s first category: PBS Children’s Shows)

Right Around the Corner in St. Petersburg, FL:  Five Easy Pieces  (Next week’s first category: Liquor)

Fish Market Restaurant in Alexandria, VA:  Brother of Menelaus  (Next week’s first category: “The Running Man”)

Art’s Tavern in Falls Church, VA:  Let it Snow  (Next week’s first category: Super Bowl Teams)

Guido’s in Frederick, MD:  Tuna Noodle Casserole  (Next week’s first category: Jon Sings Usher)