NTN Encore Question of August 8th, 2009.
Played at The Frog & Firkin in North York, Ontario.

Headliner:...SINGING SISTERS over Musical Offspring and Married Musicians

Encore Question:...Her sister Dee Dee was a talented singer in her own right:

Tonight I'm playing with one board as ROCKET with Rob COSMO, and Phil PLBAAB. I only have one board tonight because we've got a booth beside us made up of friends from my early days coming to this bar. Tom TEF, Kim MOLSON, Chris ALKIE, and Barry BARRY (who played as JARVIS years ago).

Here's how my game went and my comments:
TuneUp...ROCKET...4500/5000...1st/10...I co-win round with COSMO and PLBAAB.
The LineUp...ROCKET...11500/15000...2nd/10...MOLSON wins round and takes lead with 12000.  
I get 7 out of 10 with one correct guess.
Triviaoke...ROCKET...20000/25000...1st/10...COSMO wins round.
I take one -250 in the round.
Opening Act...ROCKET...25250/35000...2nd/10...ALKIE wins round.  COSMO is in lead with 25290.
The pound-key round.  I make 5 right for 1000, 3 right for 250 (2nd chance),  2 wrong for -250 and 
none I don't answer for 0 points.    
Headliner...ROCKET...41000/56500...1/11...a group of us must have tied as the winner of round.
Singing Sisters...I miss only the 9th question so can build up a lot of bonus points.  I make sure the group knows 
what I think so we can build up the bar score.  This round had a lot of variety from all gendres of music.  Heart, 
Pointer Sisters, the Clark Sisters of gospel music, Beyonce and Solange Knowles, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, 
SheDaisy and Sweethearts of the Rodeo of country music (last one was a guess).  The only one I couldn't get was 
Nina Sky being made up of twin sisters with the family name 'Albino'.  If I'd ever heard of them, I'd certainly 

Now the Encore betting comes up. Well 50% as usual. I make sure to everybody knows to wager the maximum.


  1. Gloria Gaynor
  2. Whitney Houston
  3. Tina Turner
  4. Dionne Warwick
  5. Ella Fitzgerald





Hey I know this. Rob says the answer first. I've seen this in my music book over the years. The name is unusual enough that I remember.

Correct Answer:....4. Dionne Warwick

[NTN Extra Fact:...Dee Dee was never able to step out of the shadow of her famous sister however.]

I'm right and win with 61500. I earn 3000+ points for meeting this standard of 18000. I finish 7th on the Network Top 20 in all North America. The bar finishes 3rd in North America with a 58611 average. (NTN.com listed our bar as 3rd out of 1923 bars)

Here's how the rest of the bar did: 
Player	preEncore	Final	Rank	ntn.com rank
ROCKET	41000		61500	   7	  20
MOLSON	40300		60450	   8	  21
ALKIE	38410		57615	   9	  26
COSMO	38140		57210	   9	  27
PLBAAB	37440		56160	  10	  31
TEF	36090		54135	  14	  42
BARRY	35410		53115	  15	  45
MADDOG	15890	x	 7945	4144	3905
JEREMY	15720	x	 7860	4191	3937
WALLY	11190		16735	 629	1243
GORDO	 9330		 9330	3366	3245
ntn.com listed 9573 players with 8794 scoring more than 0.

I go over to say goodnight to some of the soccer referees I saw at this afternoon's game. They were watching the NTN game and saw how well I did. Local soccer is the other half of my web page. I leave just as about every monitor is switched to the UFC fighting pay per view.

Other games:...I didn't look up my Players' Plus points scores.
8:00pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...9406/10000...1st/9...900+ points...I'm 18th on the Network Top 20 in NA.
The bar is 3rd in North America with a 9130 average.
8:15pm...Buzztime...9817/10000...2nd/9...900+ points...I'm 12th in NA...COSMO wins with 9939 and is 8th on the Network Top 20.
The bar is 5th in North America with a 9157 average.
8:30pm...Buzztime...ROCKET...8683/10000...1st/9....900+ points...I'm 64th in NA.
The bar is 12th in North America with an 8251 average.
8:45pm...Tuned-in TV...ROCKET...8783/10000...3rd/9...1000+ points...I'm 20th in NA.
The bar is 6th in North America with an 8683 average...COSMO wins and is 8th on the Network Top 20.
9:00pm...Playback (see above).
I have lots of help in tonight's games and am pleased to earn the Bonus points in each game. Tom is a big factor in our finishing Top 20 so often.

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