Encore Question of May 6, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York.
Tonight I'm in 6th and 7th place controlling two boards after THEMAN left at the end of the 9:30pm game. I'm playing with Mike (GODOMI ? not sure as there was a lot of name changing), and Bill ZEDMAN with Richard BERGIE, Dave COITUS, Bill MADDOG, and PJ really out of earshot. I held the lead through the game until the Triviaoke round when the Regulars team passed me.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp ROCKET 5000/5000 1st/17 12 way tie for 1st LITBOX 5000/5000 1st/17 OnBeat ROCKET 11500/14000 2nd/17 COITUS wins round and leads with 11750 LITBOX 11500/14000 2nd/17 7 right and 2 wrong, Mike and I are talking about Metallica and Napster MP3 and they both come up the first two questions. JukeBox ROCKET 16250/20000 1st/17 I win round and retake lead LITBOX 16250/20000 1st/17 Trivia ROCKET 20600/28000 7th/17 KELLY wins round and takes lead oke LITBOX 20618/28000 6th/17
I don't know a lot about these groups but I have two boards to split and my music book with me. Everyone with 50% on the line:
Question:...What group made their album debut in 1987 with 'Sonic Flower Groove'?
I don't know the answer right off but press in '1' with LITBOX and '4' with ROCKET. I've already bookmarked Soundgarden. 'It's not Soundgarden' I say after reading their list. Someone's voice asks about Gin Blossoms. Ok takes me until about 10 seconds to go to say not Gin Blossoms and change my '4' to '5'.
Correct Answer:....1. Primal Scream
[NTN Extra Fact...The band hit it big in 1991 with the album "Screamadelic"].
I'm right and wrong with my boards and don't pass any of the Regulars. I earn 1500 Players Plus points with ROCKET for missing this week's 21000 point standard. I earn 3000+ points for LITBOX. The bar is 2nd in North America with a 31792 point average. My score wasn't used as only the top five scores go into the bar's average calculation.
The 20th best bar has an average of only 15685. Was this a tough question? Yes I say. The group wasn't in my book because they'd never made the Billboard Top 200 Album charts with any album. It only takes 6000 copies sold in any one week to make the Billboard charts so this must be some pretty obscure band. I always leave at 11:00pm and most of tonight's players up at the bar disappeared as well to play pool after the hockey game ended. These kind of questions will just make it harder to get them to stay and play the next time.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank KELLY 22327 33491 16 8th on Network Top board JARVIS 21210 31815 25 MOLSON 20875 31313 28 LFSWIN 20822 31233 29 ELVIS 20741 31111 30 LITBOX 20618 30927 31 ROCKET 20600 x 10300 4139 BERGIE 20511 x 10255 4165 GODOMI 20500 30750 32 COITUS 19910 x 9555 4335 ZEDMAN 19750 x 9875 4381 MADDOG 17949 x 8985 4887? PJ 17549 x 8775 5740 CRANKY 10838 x 5419 6916
Other games:...ROCKET starts the evening with 1075300+ points, LITBOX with 25500 only used in Encore game.
8:00pm...Countdown...14102/15000...1st/11...1000+ points...I'm 53rd in North America...bar is 53rd.
Strange feeling when a question appeared about who was in A League Of Their Own when I'd been humming the theme on my walk down here.
8:30pm...Countdown...11439/15000...3rd/13...2000+ points...I'm 339th in NA...bar is 17th in North America with an 11481 average...THEMAN wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout..11597/15000...3rd/15...1000+ points...I'm 47th in NA...bar is 8th in North America with an 11121 average...FERREL (that's Mike) wins and is 11th on the Top 20 board.
9:30pm...Wipeout...10801/15000...7th/17...1000+ points...I'm 97th in NA...bar is 15th in North America with an 11469 average...NJSCKS wins. (hey there's a hockey playoff game going on here).
I didn't feel good all night. My mother's health has taken a turn for the worse and I offered not to come out tonight. Although she encouraged me to be here, I couldn't stop thinking about her.
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