Encore Question of April 8, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight, I'm in 8th place going into the Encore round. I have both my own ROCKET board and Dave's COITUS board as he's suddenly left the bar. Seeing these choices I think my book won't help me. I dictate the other player's scores instead of bookmarking anything. My game so far had gone like this:
Tune-Up....3000/5000....10th/19...TIGER, RELIC and MADDOG win round with 4000. OnBeat...9500/14000...7th/19...ELVIS, MOLSON, KELLY, and JARVIS win round and hold lead at 11250. JukeBox...13279/20000...9th/19...LEAFAN wins round. Triviaoke...20029/28000...8th/17...MOLSON wins round and takes lead. One of the lyrics was to The Beach Boys--California Girls which was the last song I played today before going out. Spooky.
Jeff LEAFAN says he'll try to win through the back door, that is risk only 10% and watch the others fall. I thought I did that with the COITUS board but must have hit 50% on it. I seriously though of doing that on my ROCKET board because I could still make the 18000 point Players Plus standard by being wrong. I'd only earned 500+ points tonight as I got here only 10 minutes before the game started. Beside's Dave leaving, REDEYE left and his board was taken away from me by the barmaid when some new player came in but the new guy didn't change his name. Well there still was Richard BERGIE, Bill MADDOG, Jeff LEAFAN...OK with 50% on the line:
Question:..."West Meets East" is an acclaimed 60's album featuring ___________ and Yehudi Menuhin.
I've never heard of this of course and open my book for Pablo Casals. I can't find a listing for his albums so maybe it never charted. I don't have time for anything else so just leave it there. While I flipped to it, I think the 60's and think Yo Yo Ma is too young for those times but it was Ravi Shankar's era with his whole Beatles thing.
Correct Answer:...3 Ravi Shankar
[NTN fact:...Their collaboration won a Grammy award in 1967 for Best Chamber Music performance.]
I'm wrong and finish with 10015 points. That's 6872nd in North America. I earn 1500+ Players points. All 17 players at our bar were wrong and LEAFAN wins by risking the least. He's 4xxx something but the scores only flash through once so I didn't have time for everyone. I also miss our bar standing but I'm sure it wasn't very good. I should have thought of the East-West connection in the clue and I might have gotten it.
Here's how our bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank MOLSON 23357 x 11679 6352 KELLY 22795 x 11397 6440 JARVIS 22691 x 11345 6456 ELVIS 22443 x 11221 6495 DBLE 21197 x 10599 6689 MADDOG 21033 x 10517 6715 TIGER 20268 x 10134 6835 ROCKET 20029 x 10015 6872 BERGIE 19945 x 9973 6885 LEAFAN 19262 x 17336 4xxx? COITUS 19214 x 9607 6999 WORDZ 19057 x 9529 7024 REDEYE 18129 x 14503 5470 RELIC 17276 x 8638 7302 CLEO 14517 x 7259 7732 UQURTS? 8076 x 4023 8738 SHWAMP 7787 x 3893 8784
9:30pm...SunSportsCountdown...1735/15000...19th/19...500+ points...387th in SOnt...the bar is 2nd in Southern Ontario with an 11029 average...KELLY wins...I'm here for the last three questions.
I'd been swimming earlier in the evening. There's a strike of municipal workers in Toronto and all the pools are shut down. My friend Paul and I found a pool out of town. I did want to show up tonight and bring in some photos for Richard to rescan them for my web page. Those from four years ago look really grainy.
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