NTN Encore Question of May 6th, 2006.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York Ontario.
Tonight I'm playing with two boards as ROCKET and LITBOX with Dougie CRANKY. I hadn't expected to be here as the soccer game I was at ended just before 8:00pm. Since it was an exhibition game the teams didn't give out lineups or one team didn't wear numbered uniforms so I didn't feel obliged to write a long game report for the other half of my web page. I had time to drive home, park my car and run over to the subway and catch the train for two stops to the Frog & Firkin. I thought two of my friends would be there but they weren't so I sat at the bar. I was giving signals during the game to Dougie but he came over to sit beside me halfway through the Triviaoke round.
My game so far had gone like this: TuneUp...ROCKET...4000/5000...2nd/6...LITBOX wins round. ..........LITBOX...4500/5000...1st/6. I split on one question and get one other one wrong. OnBeat...ROCKET...12000/14000...2nd/6...my two and CRANKY win round with me signalling the answers to Dougie. ..........LITBOX...12500/14000...1st/6. 8 right and 1 wrong was great as I expected I'd start dropping off having spent less time reading news on the internet with the soccer season starting. Even the question I missed I thought I'd read that Shakira was more beautiful than Jennifer Lopez especially as it was Spanish titled magazine. Sam Roberts new album makes this American game! JukeBox...ROCKET...16411/20000...2nd/9...MARLOW wins round. ...........LITBOX...16911/20000...1st/9. Two of these I had to wait for the last clue. Joni Mitchell was the right answer for a CSNY question. Triviaoke...ROCKET...21618/28000...2nd/9...METLCA wins round. .........LITBOX...22118/28000...1st/9. I take two -250 this round including the Olivia Newton-John song. How I miss COSMO as I know he'd have got that for 1000! It turned out CRANKY had the answer right for the full 1000.
Now the Encore answers come up. Soul vocal groups. This could be anything.
Encore Question:...Which Rock And Roll Hall of Famers had a 1972 hit with "Backstabbers"?:
Easy! I heard this song the year I got my first radio and could hear pop music. Well I'm in right away. I made sure Dougie had it. Who else can I help to build a good bar score? Table of three. "Do you want to know the answer?" "Yes" so I tell them. Next table of two, same question. No they say they no it. OK. (Some people may be playing against themselves and don't want some stranger spoiling it so I ask first).
Correct Answer:....1. The O'Jays
[NTN Extra Fact:...The song was the title track of their first album with Philadelphia International Records.]
I'm right and win as LITBOX. I finish 30th overall in North America with 33177. The bar is 346th in North America. I earn 3000+ points for making this week's standard of 21000 points. [ntn.com moved us up to 37th of 1847 bars].
I get a surprise when I see COSMO ranked 14th on the Network Top 20 at 34624 points playing at Joe Mercury's. I wouldn't have had time to get there before the game started. (ntn.com ranked his bar at 52nd so I got him on that one). Yep the difference was the swingaround from me getting the Olivia Newton-John lyric wrong. However if we'd played together we might have helped each other with our scores. Next week I know for sure I won't be playing trivia.
Here's how the rest of the bar did: Player preEncore Final Rank ntn.com rank LITBOX 22118 33177 30 83 ROCKET 21618 32427 40 105 CRANKY 19591 29386 284 212 HOUSE 12764 19146 3670 1015 SUZEQ 11278 x 5639 ---- 4000 LEFTY 9092 13638 5491 1717 MARLOW 4522 4974 8355 4325 JOJO 1627 x 813 9731 7142 ART 1462 1608 9468 6496 [ntn.com listed 7878 players]
Other games:...I start the evening with ROCKET at 3,442,000 and LITBOX with 1,188,500 P+ points.
8:30pm...Tuned In TV Countdown...ROCKET...2199/15000...5th/5...500+ points...I'm 8073rd...HOUSE wins.
I'm here in time for the last four questions.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
I didn't notice any Dodge Truck pull mini-game tonight. Maybe from trying to write the scores down.
10:00pm...RetroTV Countdown...ROCKET...12878?/15000...2nd/9...1000+ points...I'm 770th in NA.
..............LITBOX...12878?/15000...1st/9...1000+ points...I'm 756th in NA...bar is 24th.
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