Encore Question of March 3rd, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.


  1. Liverpool
  2. Manchester
  3. Cork
  4. Birmingham
  5. Cornwall

Tonight I was in 3rd place in our little mini-group as I just spun my wheels in the Triviaoke round getting at least four of the songs wrong and couldn't reach 20000 points in time for the Encore. I was playing with Bill MADDOG, Paul ZUKEE, and Kimmo KAV.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp....4000/5000...2nd/11 in three way tie with KAV and ZUKEE...MADDOG wins with 4500.
OnBeat...10500/14000...1st/11...I win round with KAV and we share lead.
JukeBox...16472/20000...1st/11...I win round.
Triviaoke...18610/28000...3rd/11...PEZMAN wins round...I get worse in this round every week!

So this question will be about British Island cities and counties seeing Cork is in Ireland and Cornwall is an English county. Can't bookmark anything.

Encore Question:...'Happy Mondays' is the British group credited with inventing the __________ sound.



Well sure I'd have time to look this up but I have just been reading about that this week. Not as spooky as tonight's Jukebox round when we saw the category 'Instrumentals' and I said to Bill, "Walk Don't Run", and that turned out to be in the question! I've told Bill and the rest of the group the answer before I've found it in my book but doublecheck and spread the word to TASIA and her boyfriend at the end of the bar.

On my way out tonight I grabbed a copy of the free entertainment paper 'Eye' and there is was the story I'd read yesterday of the new group "Doves" who are playing in Toronto this weekend. I read the story as I'd seen them on Conan O'Brien because I taped the show to see exToronto boy Mike Myers guest. So second paragraph they get to comparing Doves to Happy Mondays and The Smiths (last week's JukeBox) for depressing music. Long history in music as I remember seeing a movie with Herman's Hermits and Peter Noone was singing about the pleasures of watching 'United' play soccer.

Correct Answer:...2. Manchester

[NTN Extra Fact:...'Black Grape' is another exponent of the sound that exploded during the late 1980's.]

I'm right and stay in 3rd place with 27915 points. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for meeting this week's 18000 point standard. I finish 700th in North America. The bar finishes 11th in North America with a 28933 average. Kav wins and is 19th on the Network Top 20.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
KAV	20739		31109	 102	19th on the Network Top 20 board
MADDOG	20459		30609	 108
ROCKET	18610		27915	 700
COSMO	18570		27855	 720
ZUKEE	18067		27101	 971
METLCA	15179	x	12143	5954
TASIA	13764	x	 6882	7707
ISLAND	13691		20537	3158
PEZMAN	12439		18659	3783
RUSKI	11220	x	 5610	8131
STAR	 6105	x	 3053	8982
MGE	 3044	x	 1522	9492
KPQ	   0	x	   0	9999

I bought a four CD compilation of Canadian music on my walk here tonight and one of the songs was by Copperpenny "Sitting On A Poor Man's Throne". Bill was the original bass player for that band.

Other games:....I started the evening with 1381800+ points.
7:30pm...Countdown...8252/15000 (last 10 questions)...as ROCK...5th/13...3748th in NA...bar is 555th...I can't remember who won.
................1943/15000 (last 2 questions)...as ROCKET...13th/13...500+ points...8528th in NA.
Caught switching from a wonky board.
8:00pm...Countdown...11013/15000...2nd/9...1000+ points...I'm 147th in NA of 434 players...bar is 22nd...COSMO wins.
8:30pm...Countdown...10492/15000...5th/12...2000+ points...I'm 1960th in NA...bar is 116th...COSMO wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...10264/15000...2nd/11...1000+ points...I'm 116th in NA...bar is 15th in North America with a 9656 average...ZUKEE wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...9161/15000...4th/13...1000+ points...I'm 3169th in NA...bar is 583rd...COSMO wins.

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