Encore Question of November 13, 1999.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York.


  1. Country
  2. Blues
  3. Irish Folk
  4. Cajun
  5. British Pop

Tonight I'm playing at a table with The Regulars team as none of my teammates at the bar turned up. I thought we were going to just blast through this game but 'too many cooks' even though there were only four of us and we're doing about the same as any other week. My game so far had gone like this:

Tune-Up....3500/5000...3rd/14 in seven way tie...CYCLER and PLBAAB win round.
OnBeat...11250/14000...5th/14...MOLSON and VIKING in lead with 12750.
JukeBox...16971/20000...5th/11...KELLY wins round.
Triviaoke...22426/28000...5th/11...KELLY wins round.

The Encore answers are all music styles. I think my book won't help me tonight! Well safety in numbers, we're all in for 50% and have the leading seven boards at the bar.

Question:...The Bristol Sessions are legendary in the history of __________ music.

Well none of us know this one off the bat. Bristol is in England but I've never heard of any meeting to plan out British Pop music. Irish folks wouldn't like England would they? Cajun may be good. Wouldn't Country be the least likely answer? Yeah then this is probably what it'll be. Well they never have '2' for an answer in a year? I'm talking this out with the team and at the end switch to 'Country' not too confidently.

Correct Answer:...1 Country

[NTN extra fact:...Recorded on location they produced the first recordings of Jimmy Rodgers and The Carters].

I'm right and win with 33639 points. I finish 6th on The Network Top 20 board (20th overall). The bar is 12th in North America with a 15965 average. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 15000 standard. We notice Regulars player Joe ENIGMA finished 7th on the Network board playing at Hurricanes in Toronto. I don't jump up and cheer for winning as it's by accident that I've crossed my teammates up. I don't think I'll be invited back!

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
MOLSON	23402	x	11701	2738
VIKING	23197	x	11599	2802
KELLY	22905	x	11452	2892
ALKIE	22871	x	11435	2903
ROCKET	22426		33639	  20
PLBAAB	21517	x	10759	3323
CYCLER	21508	x	10754	3326
LCKME	13938	x	 8363	4810
ACHER?	11688	x	 7013	5648
BURT	 6029	x	 3015	8129
ELABO?	 1447	x	  723	9551

Other games:...I start the night with 916800 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...5168/15000...13th/15...1000+ points...I'm 5872nd in North America...didn't catch the bar ranking...FREEKS wins...I got here in time for the last seven questions.
8:30pm...Countdown...8291/15000...3rd/11...2000+ points (as LITBOX)...I'm 2500th in NA...bar is 608th...I earn the 8291 points in the last ten questions because my original ROCKET board died in the middle of the game and I start over as LITBOX...I've forgotten who won.
9:00pm...Wipeout...10454/15000...1st/13...1000+ points as LITBOX...I'm 1580th in NA...bar is 648th.
9:30pm...SunSportsCountdown...8723/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 100th in SOnt...bar is 18th in Southern Ontario with an 8261 average...CYCLER wins and is 12th with 10939.

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