Encore Question of February 17th, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.

Answers:

  1. Bjork
  2. Jewel
  3. Seal
  4. Brandy
  5. Aaliyah

Tonight our group includes Richard BERGIE, Paul ZUKEE, Bill MADDOG, Kimmo KAV, Doug CRANKY and Janis JASUS. I got off to a good start but have a very low scoring Triviaoke round and must have got at least three or four -250 scores for these song lyrics. There were fewer 'joke' answers and more reasonable choices.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp...4500/5000...1st/12 in four way tie with MADDOG, JASUS, and COSMO.
OnBeat...11500/14000...1st/12...I win round and take lead for rest of game...seven right
and two I don't guess at.
JukeBox...16633/20000...1st/14...GOD wins round.
Triviaoke...20763/28000...1st/14...I win this round with just over 4000; that's low!  I'd
hovered around 20000 for the last four questions.

So the Encore question comes up and I don't even make the connection with them only having one name. I bookmark Aaliyah, Bjork and Jewel.

Encore Question:...Kilcher is the last name of which one-named musical performer?

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Well I think it's Jewel and look at that first. Yep there it is! She was on my mind anyway as they'd played 'Foolish Games' over the soundsystem earlier tonight. That reminded me of looking up her hometown when I first got my Street Atlas of the United States on CD-ROM. Hey, Homer Alaska. I make sure our group has it and still have 25 seconds left. I hurry over to the booth of COSMO and METLCA but Phil PLBAAB meets me halfway there as he's on his way over to our group to make sure we've gotten it right! I've heard from others in our group that these guys are almost unbeatable on Friday nights.

The other names? Well just before I pressed in the answer, I thought the name presented wouldn't be Icelandic enough for Bjork [Gudmundsdottir]. On the way home I realized over the years I knew Brandy [Norwood], had forgotten Sealhenry [Samuels] and never thought of Aaliyah [Haughton] having a last name.

Correct Answer:...2. Jewel

[NTN Extra Fact:...Partially raised in Alaska, Jewel went multi-platinum with "Pieces Of You"].

I win with a score of 31145. I finish 69th and earn 3000+ Players Plus points by meeting this week's standard (think it was 20000). In the first run-through, the Network Top 20 bar scores don't show up but our bar finished 15th in North America with a 27875 average.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
ROCKET	20763		31145	  69
MADDOG	19579		29369	 118
ZUKEE	18061		27091	 852
BERGIE	17757		26635	1006
KAV	16758		25137	1511
COSMO	16109		24163	1840
JASUS	15484		23226	2157
GOD	14609		21913	2600
METLCA	13554		20331	31??
CRANKY	12072		18108	38??
PSMAN	10778		16167	4540
PLBAAB	10640		15960	4610	started near end of TuneUp.

Other games:...I started the evening with 1365300 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...8407/15000...6th/9...1000+ points...I'm 2919th in NA...bar is 386th...COSMO wins...(I'm here for the last 12 questions).
8:30pm...Countdown...12570/15000...2nd/10...2000+ points...I'm 98th in NA...bar is 169th...BERGIE wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...12519/15000...4th/10...1000+ points...I'm 671st in NA...bar is 17th in North America with a 12622 average...CRANKY wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...12390/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 764th in NA...bar is 176th...ZUKEE wins.

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