Encore Question of April 15, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York.
Tonight I'm in 4th place going into the Encore round playing with a huge 8 brain/8 board group. Richard BERGIE, Bill MADDOG, and Dave COITUS and me were joined by two young couples--KPTKT, REDEYE, MAV, and BILBO. We had eight of the top nine spots. I got lots of help during the OnBeat round. My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....4000/5000...2nd/15...KPTKT wins. OnBeat...10750/14000...4th/16...I have 7 right, 1 wrong, and 1 unanswered...BERGIE and REDEYE win round. JukeBox...15045/20000...4th/16...TIGER wins round...REDEYE has lead with 15657. Another Beach Boy lyric; this one for Sloop John B. (ok first done by Jimmy Rodgers). Triviaoke...21570/28000...4th/16...KPTKT wins round.
The answers displayed for the Encore round make me say my music book won't help me out tonight. When I say that, I usually put my book away but I kept it in my lap. I didn't think our bar had done very well tonight. The Regular team must really have missed ELVIS and Barry JARVIS/OLE JR. Steve WORDZ got here really late into the game. With 50% of our points on the line:
Question:...In what business did Carly Simon's father make the family fortune?
I didn't bother to think, I might have a chance to look this one up. Flip, flip, flip, Carly Simon...yes it does say it. I've read it before anyway but this reminds me. Ok I spread the word to our area of the bar and enough time to tell The Regulars whether they want to know the answer or not! I could have last week's answer too if I'd looked under Yehuti Menuhin directly rather then eliminate each choice.
Correct Answer:...5. Publishing
[NTN extra fact:...He was one of the founders of Simon & Shuster in New York.]
I'm right and hold in 4th place. I finish 33rd in NA with 32355 points. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 19000 point standard. The bar is 3rd in North America with a 33095 average. BERGIE wins with 34555 points.
I wanted to put myself to the test of finding a reference within 30 seconds. It's not much different than my day job while I'm on the telephone except my music book is in alphabetical order. I gain some compliments for being so fast. I'm more pleased with the team we put together this week. Everyone knew something about different aspects of music. The next day I see two of last night's players not wearing our superhero costumes.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank BERGIE 23037 34555 17 4th on the Top 20 board. KPTKT 22845 34267 18 REDEYE 22719 34079 20 ROCKET 21570 32355 33 COITUS 20149 30223 48 MAV 19907 29861 51 BILBO 19149 28723 59 TIGER 17945 26917 71 MADDOG 17887 26831 73 ALKIE 17567 26351 79 KELLY 17506 26259 80 MOLSON 17441 26162 81 VIKING 17435 26153 82 PJ 13494 20241 1334 BB 9770 14655 3725 WORDZ 1880 2820 8792
8:00pm...Countdown...6416/15000...3rd/7...1000+ points...I'm 4725th in North America...bar rank not given...BERGIE wins with 14249 and is 7th on the Top 20 board and 7th overall...I'm here for the last eight questions.
8:30pm...Countdown...11869/15000...1st/11...2000+ points...I'm 99th in NA...bar is 18th in North America with an 11046 average.
9:00pm...Wipeout...9787/15000...2nd/13...1000+ points...I'm 136th in NA...bar is 14th in North America with a 9312 average.
9:30pm...Wipeout...8530/15000...6th/13...1000+ points...I'm 1172nd in NA...bar is 10th in North America with a 9935 average.
The Sun Sports Countdown game has been bumped to 7:00pm. None of us are usually there that early in the evening. I usually lose the games but there is sometimes one soccer question so I'll join the players e-mail protest to ntnc.com. How many more people do they expect than the over 500 players from around Southern Ontario? Earlier today, I got my photo taken with Canadian international player Charmaine Hooper while at a soccer trade show.
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