You DO Know Jack at Weekend Trivia!
With less than a week to go until the end of the Summer Fling season, we welcomed 52 teams across six weekend venues.
DON’T FORGET THAT WE ARE HOLDING OUR REGULAR SATURDAY SCHEDULE NEXT WEEKEND AFTER THE SUMMER FLING CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES!
Opening round topics from last weekend included Indiana cities, the two celebrities who share the name Michelle Williams, the life (and death) of Franklin Roosevelt, and the comedy film “Anchorman”, the latter of which gave us the most difficult bonus question of the first round. Only two of our 29 Friday teams knew that Adam McKay directed “Anchorman”. As a result, the only two perfect first round scores were posted during Saturday’s game: Circle the Wagons (868 Estate) and DC Swampers (Pretzel & Pizza).
Friday’s audio question featured the theme song to the comedy film “Arthur” (as sung by Christopher Cross), while our Saturday teams dealt with questionable song titles: “Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?” by Culture Club, “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” by Kristen Bell, and “Can I Kick It?” by A Tribe Called Quest. On both nights, only two teams earned bonus points on their respective audio question. Later, we looked at U.S. state capitals, the holiday of Yom Kippur, and the former game show “Minute to Win It’. The second round did not yield any perfect scores.
Our weekend halftime pages depicted 1990s video games and notable houses from TV and film. Exactly one-quarter of the field earned a perfect score of 20 points, while the overall average reached a very impressive 18.5 points. These were your highest scoring weekend teams at the halftime break:
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 89
- DC Swampers (Pretzel & Pizza): 88
- Really Rottens (P.B. Dye): 87
- DC Swampers (Frey’s): 85
- Larks (P.B. Dye): 84
- Staff Infection (P.B. Dye): 84
Third round topics from last weekend included Baseball Hall of Famers who were also #1 overall draft picks, the Cool Spot mascot from 7-Up, the mythical griffin, and the recent best-selling novel “Where the Crawdads Sing”. While none of the bonus questions were particularly brutal, the average success rate hovered just above 20%, meaning we did not see any perfect scores in the third round.
Saturday’s final round featured the most difficult wagering question of the weekend:
–> Of the five main branches of chemistry, which branch studies and uses instruments and methods used to separate, identify, and quantify matter?
Only one Saturday team (Wine Blazers from 868 Estate) gave us the correct answer of analytical chemistry. Meanwhile, our Friday teams dealt with difficult bonus questions concerning the singer Lorde and the film “Field of Dreams”. Once again, none of our teams could complete a perfect round by posting 36 points. Here is the weekend leaderboard heading into the final question. Apparently, the game at competition at P.B. Dye must be rather intense!
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 163
- Really Rottens (P.B. Dye): 157
- Larks (P.B. Dye): 155
- Staff Infection (P.B. Dye): 155
- Uncle Jack (P.B. Dye): 153
FRIDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (22.2% success rate):
–> Published in 1953, which work of fiction contained the following recipe: “Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon peel.”?
SATURDAY’S FINAL QUESTION (50.0% success rate):
–> Defined as “of two or more different colors”, which four-letter word, is used in the title of a popular folk tale to describe a musician who dressed in bright multi-colored clothing?
The correct answers to these questions were “Casino Royale” (the first James Bond novel) and pied (as in “The Pied Piper of Hamelin”). None of our weekend teams earned a Perfect 21 last weekend. Here is your final overall leaderboard:
- Really Rottens (P.B. Dye): 169
- Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Pretzel & Pizza): 159
- Mud Duck Hunt Club (P.B. Dye): 156
- Rupperts (Springfield Manor Winery): 153
- DC Swampers (Frey’s): 152
- Five Heads, One Brain (Springfield Manor Winery): 151
- Uncle Jack (Belles’): 150
- Cultured Heathens (Pretzel & Pizza): 147
- Larks (P.B. Dye): 144
- Staff Infection (P.B. Dye): 143
LAST WEEKEND’S WINNERS:
Springfield Manor Winery in Thurmont, MD: Rupperts (Next week’s first category: Catholic Sacraments)
Black Walnut at P.B. Dye in Ijamsville, MD: Really Rottens (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 20: Triple 50/50 – Dwayne or Wayne?)
Frey’s Brewing in Mount Airy, MD: DC Swampers (Next week’s first category: “The Wizard of Oz”)
Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, VA: NO GAME THIS WEEK (Next week’s first category: “Alien”)
Waynesboro Country Club in Waynesboro, PA: Doctor Andrews (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 27 – First category: The Bible)
868 Estate Vineyards in Hillsboro, VA: Circle the Wagons (NEXT GAME ON SEP. 28 – First category: National Football League)
Belles’ Sports Bar in Frederick, MD: Uncle Jack (Next week’s first category: Triple 50/50 – U.S. History: 19th Century or 20th Century?)
Pretzel & Pizza Creations in Hagerstown, MD: Gong Gong and the Butt Demons (Next week’s first category: TV Sitcom Spinoffs)