Encore Question of September 16th, 2000.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York.


  1. Fingerstyle
  2. Clawhammer
  3. Southern
  4. Tennessee
  5. East Coast

Tonight I've climbed to 2nd place after starting off in 7th after the OnBeat round. I'm playing with Dave COITIS, Bill MADDOG, another Bill OH YA, and Doug CRANKY. The Regulars have six players/seven boards by the time the Encore round.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....3500/5000....7th/11...four of The Regulars win with 4500.
OnBeat...10250/14000...7th/11...KELLY wins round and has 12250.  7 right, 1 wrong, 
1 not answered.  I felt like the boy who didn't do his homework because I spent 
my internet time reading about the Olympics however I was pleased with this.
JukeBox...14397/20000...5th/13...OH YA wins round, KELLY has lead with 16733.
Triviaoke...20101/28000...2nd/13...I win this round.

So the Encore answers come up. Well I can't open my music book because this can be about anything. I'll just have to wait.... I didn't know why Kim MOLSON/VIKING was standing behind Bill.

Encore Question:...The style of banjo playing known as "Freyling" is also called:

I don't know this. Bill says Fingerstyle looked good. Dave doesn't think so and says Clawhammer but not with convincing certainty. I'm asked and don't know. Bill is a musician and so The Regulars give him a great deal of respect. His answer convinces them to go for '1' as well.




Correct Answer:....2 Clawhammer

[NTN Extra Fact:...This rhythmic style is tradionally used to accomony a fiddle.]

I'm wrong but only fall to 3rd. I finish with 10051 points and that's 3392nd in North America. I only earn 1500+ Players Plus points for not meeting this weeks 18000 point standard. I didn't notice our bar's rank but it wouldn't have been good. Dave wins coming all the way from 10th place.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
KELLY	20803	x	10401	3172
ROCKET	20101	x	10051	3392
VIKING	19473	x	 9737	3599
MOLSON	19414	x	 9707	3619
TIGER	19193	x	 9597	3691
PLBAAB	18741	x	 9371	3839
ELVIS	17899	x	 8949	4117
MADDOG	17458	x	 8729	4261
OH YA	16997	x	 8499	4413
COITIS	16805		25207	  78
CRANKY	10789	x	 5395	6453
WORD	 6709	x	 3355	7794
SPOC	  935	x	  561	9631

What a waste of time! The Top 20 board of Network Rankings was very low. I guess I should have remembered that the last time they asked a 'technical' question Encore, the answer was also '2'. How obscure can these questions get?

My friend Paul got here at about 10:30pm. Since the pool where we usually swim was closed for the last two weeks, I later decide to go swimming the next Saturday night at an out of town pool rather than come here.

Other games:...I start the night with 1142300 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...9034/15000...3rd/4...1000+ Players Plus points...I'm 2275th in North America...bar is 1066th...I'm here in time for the 5th question...OH YA wins.
8:30pm...Countdown...11450/15000...4th/6...2000+ points...I'm 1654th in NA...bar is 279th...COITIS wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...14020/15000...2nd/11...1000+ points...I'm 93rd in NA...bar is 8th in North America with a 13915 average...TIGER wins and is 78th overall.
9:30pm...Wipeout...10490/15000...7th/11...1000+ points...I'm 156th in NA...bar is 17th in NA with a 12350 average...VIKING wins.

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