Encore Question of June 17, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York.


  1. Bamboo
  2. Spruce
  3. Birch
  4. Oak
  5. Elm

Tonight I'm in 8th place since the OnBeat round. I was pleased that I stayed in the game with 8 of 9 in the OnBeat round as knowing I wouldn't be playing for a few weeks, I hadn't been going out of my way to read anything about the music scene. I'm playing with Bill MADDOG, another Bill OH YA, Dave COITUS, Kimmo KAV, and for the first time in many months Brian OLDUDE.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....4500/5000...11th/16...10 players tie for 1st. OnBeat...12250/14000...8th/16...some of the Regulars win the round and pull further ahead. JukeBox...16924/20000...8th/16...ELVIS wins round, KELLY is in the lead. Triviaoke...22326/28000...8th/16...MOLSON wins round and takes lead.

I ask Bill who was set to wander off how much he wanted to bet before the answers came up. He sometimes bet conservative to win if the others were wrong. Nope? OK everybody in for 50%. He decides to stay for the last question. I can't look at anything in my book yet with answers like this.

Question:...The soundboard of an accoustic guitar is usually made of:

I don't know this. Bill said 'Spruce'. I wonder because we haven't had a '2' answer in a few years! OK I'm thinking of accoustic guitars and the image of some of those wrestlers hitting each other with balsa wood guitars but I have no doubt that Bill would know. He were talking with these young English tourists earlier in the evening about rock and roll. He was the bassist for the band 'Copper Penny', a popular band in the early 1970s. He lived the rock and roll lifestyle of the time. I met him from Joe Grinders days when he led the group 'Yes Bill, What Is It'. Ok '2' it is. Joe TIGER/ENIGMA from The Regulars comes around the corner to ask Bill. Good choice to be the messenger as he's a drummer and they get along pretty well. Wow great if it is '2' because other bars have caught on to the patterns the quizwriters use.

Correct Answer:...2. Spruce

[NTN Extra Fact:...Trees grown slowly on cold mountain slopes work best.]

I'm right and end up with 33489 points. I stay in 8th place and earn 3000 Players Plus points for making the 19000 point standard this week. Individual rankings weren't given but I found the Top 100 on ntn.com. so I found myself at 59. The bar is 1st in North America with a 38943 point average. Kim MOLSON/VIKING wins and is the top score in North America. He comes over to thank Bill and tries to convince him to come out again Tuesday night to help them wind the Showdown game like last week.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
MOLSON	26424		39693	   1	1st on Top 20 Network board
KELLY	26125		39188	   2	
VIKING	25790		38685	   3
JARVIS	25747		38621	   4	
OLE JR	25687		38531	   6
TIGER	25092		37638	  12	ENIGMA
ELVIS	24739		37109	  17
ROCKET	22326		33489	  59 
COITUS	21753		32629	  72
MADDOG	21052		31578	  91
OLDUDE	18801		28201
KAV	18434		27651
OH YA	17568		19325
ME B	15194	x	 7597	
NOT ME	12522	x	 6261
CRANKY	 5104	x	 2552
PUNKOS	 3974		 5961
FOOBAR	 3312	x	 1656

Other games:
8:00pm...Countdown...11336/15000...3rd/8...1000+ points...I'm 939th in North America...bar is 151st in NA...OH YA wins...(I'm here in time for the last 14 questions).
8:30pm...Countdown...9814/15000...2nd/11...2000+ points...I'm 507th in NA...bar is 14th in North America with a 9671 average...MADDOG wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...7573/15000...6th/14...1000+ points...individual and bar scores not given...ELVIS wins and is 12th in NA.
9:30pm...Wipeout...11162/15000...7th/16...1000+ points...I'm 1081st in NA...bar is 18th in North America with an 11930 average...KELLY wins.

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