Encore Question of August 27th, 2005.
Played at the Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Rob COSMO/PLBAAB and Sean METLCA. We stall out in the Triviaoke round so I'm looking at a pretty mediocre score.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4000/5000...4th/5...LITBOX, COSMO and METLCA win round. ..........LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/5. I split on one answer, get 2 for 2 in guessing and help on two answers in a round that I found harder than usual. OnBeat...ROCKET...12000/14000...2nd/5...my two boards win. ..........LITBOX...12500/14000...1st/5. 8 right and 1 wrong was a real surprise in that I didn't have internet access all week until hours before this game. I was actually a bit disappointed in that I was half a second from changing an answer to Daddy Yankee but ran out of time. JukeBox...ROCKET...17074/20000...2nd/5...COSMO wins round. ...........LITBOX...17554/20000...1st/5. We got the categories we wanted and did pretty well. Triviaoke...ROCKET...19402/28000...3rd/5...METLCA wins round. .........LITBOX...19863/28000...1st/5. I took about 3 or 4 -250s in this round. I would say it was all the new songs that hurt me but I messed up the lyrics to "Beast Of Burden" and cost Sean a 1000. I've got to find a way of hearing new songs without the endless radio commercials.
Now the Encore answers come up. Female singers. This could be tough as their songs are well known.
Encore Question:...She was discovered in the late 70's in New York City's "Catch A Rising Star" nightclub:
I don't know this but have already thrown out Grace Slick before the answers come back. She was famous in the 1960s with Jefferson Airplane. Hey let's keep up the momentum. Madonna looks like the obvious answer but I don't like the decade they've chosen. She wasn't famous until the 1980s although the city is right. I've heard Sheena Easton was discovered as a pop star in Great Britain. Either her native Scotland or some makeover show in England. Using that logic I'd say Bonnie Tyler was discovered in her native Wales. So the decades right for Pat Benatar? Yeah just on the edge, a few years before Madonna. Hey I've got my style back from the old days where I toss the alternatives out one by one!
Everybody in? We need all our answers right to get into a Top 20 score with a sub-30000 average. Sean kids around when the scores are revealed but we hung together.
Correct Answer:....4. Pat Benatar
[NTN Extra Fact:...She was one of the top trendsetters of the 80's alongside Madonna and Cyndi Lauper].
Wow Noo Yawker Cyndi Lauper as one of the choices would have made it harder. Yeah Yeah. Wrong decade.
I'm right and win as LITBOX with 29794. I finish 16th on the Network Top 20 in all North America. The bar finishes at 4th with a 29076 average. I earn 3000+ points for meeting this week's standard of 20000 points. [ntn.com left our bar in 4th place out of 1751 bars].
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank LITBOX 19863 29794 16 31 METLCA 19746 29619 19 35 ROCKET 19402 29103 23 40 PLBAAB 18958 28437 27 47 COSMO 18952 28428 28 48 [ntn.com listed 7430 players]
I didn't expect a Top 20 game for myself. Spinning around in the Triviaoke round meant I was already disappointed. Wow what a great bar rank. Must have had most of the bars split their answers for the individuals to come out ahead of me.
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,273,500 P+ points and LITBOX at 1,074,000.
8:00pm...RaceDay...ROCKET...708/1500...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 10000th in NA.
.........LITBOX...702/1500...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 10001st in NA...bar is 1370th.
Ahh who switched to this? How can this be deprogrammed for a regular Countdown game? I was glad I could meet the 600 point standard with some lucky guesses, following patterns of previous answers, and getting ready to change with 200 points left.
8:30pm...Tuned In Countdown...ROCKET...10556/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 150th in NA.
..............LITBOX...10556/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 150th in NA...bar is 105th. Lots of help in this game.
No Simpson's questions. Great!
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
10:00pm...RetroTV...ROCKET...12899/15000...1st/5...1000+ points...I'm 1891th in NA
..............LITBOX...12879/15000...2nd/5...1000+ points...I'm 193rd in NA...bar average I don't notice.
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