Encore Question of August 12, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.

Answers:

  1. Hank Snow
  2. Vern Gosdin
  3. Ferlin Huskey
  4. Ernest Tubbs
  5. Johnny Horton

Tonight I'm here for the first time in seven weeks and was pleased with myself for scoring over 20000 on the two boards (ROCKET and LITBOX) I control tonight. I started this game playing with Dave COITIS but he left to play pool with a new friend after the OnBeat round and erased his name between rounds. I passed the board to Bill MADDOG for him just to type in his handle and PIN so we wouldn't lose the score (that board had the highest score of the three). Eventually he joined me to play.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....ROCKET...4000/5000...2nd/19. ..........LITBOX...3500/5000...3rd/19.......COITIS wins with 4500. OnBeat....ROCKET...9250/14000...8th/19...Hey I'm 6 right, 3 wrong which was great for not reading music news except for the mainstream press for quite a few weeks. ..........LITBOX...8750/14000...9th/19....VIKING, ELVIS, and TIGER win round with 7750. JukeBox....ROCKET...14223/20000...8th/16. ..........LITBOX...13751/20000...9th/16. Triviaoke....ROCKET...22106/28000...7th/16. ..........LITBOX...21629/28000...9th/16.

Well the answers are old time Country Stars which I don't know but of course I put 50% of my points on the line. I turn my book (Top Albums) to Johnny Horton although he's who I know the most about (Battle Of New Orleans, Waterloo) and Ferlin Huskey (oh oh he's not in my book). Here comes the Encore:

Question:...What country singer earned the nickname of "The Voice"?

I don't know this. I start with putting #1 for ROCKET and #3 for LITBOX. More to flip through. Ernest Tubbs is not in my book, neither is Vern Gosdin. I'm thinking on my own too. Hank Snow, Canadian but wasn't he called 'the something gentleman'? The Voice doesn't necessarily mean he had a velvet voice like Mel Torme, it could just be distinctive like Johnny Horton. Out of time...at least Bill covered Johnny Horton.

Correct Answer:...2 Vern Gosdin

[NTN extra fact:...He got the name from his powerful dramatic vocals].

I'm wrong and fall to 11053 and 10815. I earn 1500+ Players Plus points for not meeting this week's 17000 point standard. I don't have far to drop and fall to 8th and 11th. The bar is 14th in North America with an 18058 average. Wow we weren't the only bar hurt by this question.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
ELVIS	23261	x	11631	5310
TIGER	22776		34164	  44  (8th on the Network Top 20 board). changed name to ENIGMA
MOLSON	22361	x	11181	5492
VIKING	22341	x	11171	5496
MADDOG	22221	x	11111	5520
OLE JR	22209	x	11105	5522 (Chris changes her name from KELLY to OLE JR but
ROCKET	22106	x	11053	5543			 Barry wasn't here)		
ALKIE	21788	x	10894	5607
LITBOX	21629	x	10815	5639
YOU	15554	x	10888	5610
BUMGAS	14978	x	 7489	6980
RED	14765		22147	1071
FLAIR(?)11339	x	 7937	6800
SHZKOP	11280	x	 5640	7726
WAZZUP	 8808	x	 4404	8224
JESTER	 5117	x	 2559	8968

I confirm it was some of The Regulars who were up in Collingwood and got them on the Network board. Joe brought his Top 100 Singles book and Top 40 Album book so they can keep up with me.

Other games:...I start the evening with 1108300 Players Plus points as ROCKET and 28500 for LITBOX.
8:30pm...Countdown...11460/15000...2nd/11...2000+ points...I'm 1005th in North America...bar is 485th...COITIS wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...10504/15000...9th/13?...1000+ points...I'm 2378th in NA...bar is 243rd...VIKING wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...ROCKET...13190/15000...8th/18...1000+ points...I'm 370th in NA...didn't catch our bar's position.
................................LITBOX...13187/15000...9th/18...1000+ points...I'm 373rd in NA...MOLSON wins as 8th on the Network Top 20 board.

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