Encore Question of February 24th, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Cold Cold Heart
  2. Hello Darlin'
  3. Wolverton Mountain
  4. Ring Of Fire
  5. Jambalaya

Tonight I have the top two boards coming into the Encore round because Dave COITUS left after the TuneUp round and I took over. We had the same points at this time but I'm righthanded and my ROCKET playmaker had a hard keyboard and my left hand so I'd gain a few points on the COITUS board with each slow answer. I'm playing with Richard BERGIE, Paul ZUKEE, Bill MADDOG, and a guy I'd never seen before JEREMY (handle named after his son he said).

My game so far had gone like this:

TuneUp....4000/5000...3rd/17 in four way tie...ZUKEE and KIZZ win round with 4500.
OnBeat...ROCKET...10750/14000...1st/17...ROCKET, COITUS, BERGIE and MADDOG win round and
hold lead.
7 right, 1 wrong, 1 not answered.  I'd brought a newspaper clipping of the 100 Grammy
winners and I watched the show twice but they didn't ask any questions.  Wait until next week!
JukeBox...ROCKET...14330/20000...3rd/17...BERGIE wins and has lead.
I wanted that second Smiths/Morrissey question but was outvoted and we ended up with 
about 200 points.
Triviaoke...ROCKET...20466/28000...2nd/17...COITUS wins round.
JEREMY gave me an answer in OnBeat and one in Triviaoke on the final question after I'd 
fallen below 20000.  Those were the only two times I listened to him and I don't know if
he'll be back.  

Encore Question:...Claude King is best remembered for this song:



pre question thoughts:...The Encore answers look like old Country songs. 1 and 5 look like Hank Williams songs but then 4 is Johnny Cash. "Wolverton Mountain?" asks Richard. "Yeah it was King" I say but can't think of his first name. Clive King I think? No that was a guy in our personnel department at work until he retired a few years ago. Hey yesterday I celebrated 20 years of employment there! "Crimson Clowers will marry your daughter" I say to Richard [actually it's Clifton Clowers who's the old man protecting his daughter]. I haven't even opened my book.

We see the question and I'm laughing. I make sure our little group get the answer and signal Bill OH YA and Bill ZEDMAN who were out of earshot the whole game. Later I see in my book that Claude King did have one album that made the charts.

Correct Answer:...3. Wolverton Mountain

[NTN Extra Fact:...The 1962 hit, written by King and Merle Kilgore, was based on actual events.]

My singles book at home revealed Conway Twitty had Hello Darlin'; RnB star Dinah Washington had Cold Cold Heart in 1951 (but so did Hank Williams). The others I was right about.

I'm right and win as COITUS with 30803 points. Individual rankings are not displayed but I finish 11th on the Network Top 20 board. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's standard of 17000 points. The bar finishes 9th in North America with a 27504 average. Richard and I don't think we played very well and The Regulars group who used to play here win top bar and top player at their new location.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
COITUS	20535		30803		11th on Network Top 20 (played by me)
ROCKET	20466		30699	
BERGIE	18272		27408
MADDOG	17298		25947
JEREMY	15110		22665
KAM	14485	x	13037
KIZZ	13572	x	12215
ZUKEE	13539		20309
HERB	 9038		12653
OH YA	 8180		 8998
FROG	 7657	x	 3829
ED	 7562	x	 6806
ZEDMAN	 7553		11329
SPIDER	 5685	x	 3979
STAR	 5169		 6203
SUNFOX	 4654	x	 3723		
AIB	 3835	x	 1917
DEEK	 1352	x	  946
TORY	   0	x	   0

Other games:...I started the evening with 1373300 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...12335/15000...1st/9...1000+ points...I'm 222nd in NA...bar is 40th.
8:30pm...Countdown...8704/15000...6th/16...2000+ points...I'm 143rd of only 271 players in NA...bar is 21st...BERGIE wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...13140/15000...1st/17...1000+ points...I'm 66th in NA...bar is 20th in North America with an 11648 average.
9:30pm...Wipeout...10882/15000...5th/16...1000+ points...I'm 2294th in NA...bar is 526th...ZUKEE wins.

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