Encore Question of April 21st, 2001.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York.


  1. Luther Vandross
  2. James Brown
  3. Barry White
  4. Donny Hathaway
  5. Al Green

Tonight we've got a good turnout with us controlling the top eight boards. I'm playing with Dave COITUS, Bill MADDOG, Paul ZUKEE, Doug CRANKY, and Ray MAC with Debby EXTRA (who'd won all the other games tonight). Another friend named Paul brought over an abandoned playmaker that had been left at his booth during the TuneUp round. Dave warns me I can't change the name unless I want to lose all the points on it so I left it as VERN. I build it up to a good score so I can always use it if we need to split the Encore question. Only problem with two boards is it took me awhile to realize that I should have hard-to-press ROCKET in my right hand and soft-touch VERN in my left as I was constantly getting more points with bubble-click VERN.

My game so far had gone like this:
TuneUp...5000/5000...1st/12...ROCKET and COITUS win.
OnBeat...10500/14000...1st/12...ROCKET, VERN (my inherited board), and EXTRA win
round...6 right, 2 wrong, 1 not guessed...my friends couldn't offer me anything.
JukeBox...15299/20000...2nd/13...EXTRA wins round...COITUS in lead.
Triviaoke...23122/28000...1st/12...MAC wins round but I have the lead.  The lyrics in the last few weeks
have been a bit easier than the previous month.

So the Encore question would be something about Soul singers. My book had fallen open at The O'Jays but I bookmark Luther Vandross and Al Green.

Encore Question:...Kenny G was a member of this singer's 'Love Unlimited Orchestra'.



Well the quickest way to find it would be to look up Kenny G, but wait, I know this. I bought his greatest hits double CD last year and it had about half the Love Unlimited Orchestra chart hits on it as well as his own and I filled in the missing ones on Napster. I tell our group the answer before the answers even reappear.

Correct Answer:...3. Barry White

[NTN Extra Fact:..."Songbird" is one of Kenny G's best selling albums].

I'm right and win with 34683 points. I earn 3000+ Players Plus points for making this week's 16000 point standard. I finish 12th on the Network 20 of individuals (38th overall). The bar finishes 9th in North America with a 33467 average.

Here's how the rest of the bar did:
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank
ROCKET	23122		34683	  38	I finish 12th on the Network Top 20.
COITUS	23099		34649	  39
EXTRA	22493		33739	  52
ZUKEE	21495		32243	  76
MAC	21349		32023	  80
MADDOG	20827		31241	  97
VERN	20701		31051	 101
CRANKY	19752		29628	 263
GEEK	14143		15557	4887
VOYAGE	 7441		 9673	6821
CK	 4271	x	 2135	9298
IAMAMI	 3883		 5825	8085

Other games:...I start the evening with 1387300 Players Plus points.
8:00pm...Countdown...11968/15000...3rd/12...1000+ points...I'm 88th in NA...bar is 53rd...MAC wins.
8:30pm...Countdown...11977/15000...2nd/12...2000+ points...I'm 115th in NA...bar is 362nd...MAC wins.
9:00pm...Wipeout...9188/15000...3rd/9...1000+ points...I'm 97th in NA in this small NA group...no bar ranking is given ...Debby as DEBEBY wins.
9:30pm...Wipeout...12625/15000...2nd/12...1000+ points...I'm 367th in NA...bar is 225th...MAC wins.

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