Encore Question of August 19, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Duran Duran
  2. Depeche Mode
  3. Air Supply
  4. Steely Dan
  5. Wham

Tonight I've had the lead at various times in this game but needed the last Triviaoke answer to leap from 5th to 1st (some old song by Rosemary Clooney which I hadn't heard). I'm playing with Bill MADDOG, Dave COITUS, and another guy BILL but between us is one of those coin operated trivia/poker/puzzle machines. I could tell them some answers but I couldn't hear anything from them. Last week this machine was over on a table out of the way. We had some suggestions for where to relocate the machine--most popular was upstairs in the pool room or outside in the back alley!

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....5000/5000...1st/16...most in the group have 4000. (La Bamba was a #1 for Los Lobos 
but never Richie Valens;  I realized that with 5 seconds to go).
OnBeat...10250/14000...7th/16...the six boards of the three Regulars lead with 10500 points.
6 right, 3 wrong with my answers being from the mainstream press.
Jukebox...15022/20000...1st/16...MADDOG wins round.
Triviaoke...22154/28000...1st/15...KELLY wins round. I'd actually fallen to 7th.

So the Encore answers come up. Oh I should have this but I know the least about Steely Dan so turn to that in my book. Then very stupidly start dictating the other players scores into my micro recorder instead of bookmarking any other names. Geez, what were the other choices again? Here comes the Encore:

Question:...Which groups '93-'94 comeback tour is documented in 'Alive In America'?

What is it? Wait, I'm looking right at it. I tell my friends. Hmm it made Number 40 so it will be in The Regulars Top 40 Albums book, better tell them anyway--I'm nice when I'm winning. I have enough time to tell them and see some buttons pushed so maybe they were splitting.




Correct Answer:...4. Steely Dan

[NTN Extra Fact:...Eleven tracks are featured on the comeback tour of the famed duo, Becker and Fagen].

I'm right and win with 33231 points. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 17000 point standard. I finish 19th on the Network Top 20 and 71st overall on the individual rankings. The bar finishes 10th overall in North America with a 32659 average.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	pre-Encore	Final	Rank
ROCKET	22154		33231	  71	19th on the Network Top 20
KELLY	21832		32748	  80
ALKIE	21751		32627	  85
ENIGMA	21600		32400	  90
BALDY	21528		32292	  96
MOLSON	21297		31945	
VIKING	21288		31932
MADDOG	18053		27079
COITUS	17751		23076
FUKC	16495		24743
BILL	16281		24421
GRIT	 9420	x	 4710
CARRY?	 9056	x	 8150
FAT MO	 8097	x	 4049
NATE	 2678	x	 1607
BLUE	 1678	x	  839

Other games: I start the evening with 1113800 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...7470/15000...8th/10...500+ points...I'm 3109th in North America...bar is 337th in NA...MADDOG wins...It would have helped if I'd gotten here before the 5th question.
8:30pm...Countdown...10451/15000...1st/10...2000+ points...I'm 16th on the Network Top 20 in NA, 45th overall...bar is 11th in NA with a 9004 average.
9:00pm...Wipeout...6206/15000...5th/13...500+ points (couldn't make 9000 point standard, neither did anyone in our bar)...our individual rank is not given...bar is 12th in NA with a 6915 average!ALI wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...11371/15000...1st/14...1000+ points...I'm 13th on the Network Top 20 in NA, ??? overall...bar is 12th in NA with a low average.

Many of the bars had very low averages tonight. I thought we may have been disconnected from the main network which might explain in the back of my mind why I was dictating scores rather than bookmarking before the Encore question. No individual rankings were given at the end of the Playback round so the Top 100 were picked off NTN.com site.

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