Game 7 - March 7, 2005

Note: Round 4 this week had only 8 questions. In 5 games, one player (or empty seat) on each side had to skip a turn. In the other 2 games, two questions in the round were reused so that everyone had a question: this was done by requiring answers in writing. In the interests of fairness to the players who got the questions, these scores have been retained; and then, in order to also keep the comparison between teams as fair and equal as possible, each player (or empty seat) that was skipped in the other 5 games has been assigned a score of 1, no matter what was written on the scoresheet.

[All protests denied.]

Usual Suspects# 66, Five Guys Named Moe* 46
Sam's Spades*# 61, What? She Said# 48
MI5* 58, Forza Azzurri# 48
Frayed Naughts* 54, Footloose and Firkin Free 51
On a Roll* 53, Misplaced Modifiers 49
Reach for the Tap* 48, Clueless 31
All Over Twisted## 46, Unnatural Axxe* 41

     * Starting team
     # Playing shorthanded
    ## Playing 3-handed

Average team score in this game: 50.0 points
    Torquemada Division average: 50.6
      Jaworski Division average: 49.4


Top individual scores
Cy           Usual Suspects                8
Mark         Usual Suspects                8
Tony         Sam's Spades                  7

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Footloose and Firkin Free    *  5   2   0     383     26    45    86
Reach for the Tap               5   2   0     339     24    30   111
MI5                             4   3   0     385     29*   39    77*
Misplaced Modifiers             4   3   0     377     24    40*   80
Sam's Spades                    4   3   0     343     25    40*   99
Five Guys Named Moe             4   3   0     321     20    29   111
Unnatural Axxe                  2   5   0     301     14    31   116
Average (per game)                             50.0    3.3   5.2  13.9

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Usual Suspects               *  7   0   0     391     22    35    80
Frayed Naughts               *  4   3   0     341     30    34    98
All Over Twisted                4   3   0     324     21    36   111
Forza Azzurri                   3   4   0     347     20    34    86
What? She Said                  2   5   0     337     26    37   101
On a Roll                       1   6   0     316     25    31   103
Clueless                        0   7   0     222     12    16   169
Average (per game)                             46.5    3.2   4.6  29.1

Combined average                               48.2    3.2   4.9  21.5

*Indicates teams in Final, and winners of Stinker, Canadiana,
 and Fewest Zeroes prizes, if there were no more games this season.

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Rounds from easiest to stinker

  Average  Low High   Round
    7.86    4   10    6. 21st Century Oscars
    5.93    3    8    5. British TV Themes
    5.86    3    8    2. International Toasts
    5.79    1    9   10. Challenge Round
    5.14    3    8    1. Current Events
    4.36    2    7    3. Toronto Parks
    4.21    2    6    4. Canadiana: Inventions
    4.00    0    7    7. Poetry: Name the Author
    3.71    1    7    8. Quotations: Name the Author
    3.14    0    7    9. History of Money

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Challenge round pairs from most often to least often picked

Times   #games where picked   Avg.   #scores of
picked     2x   1x   0x      score   2   1   0
  13        6    1    0       1.46   7   5   1  Arts & Lit: March Time
  13        6    1    0       0.69   4   1   8  Misc: March Daze
  12        5    2    0       1.75  10   1   1  Sports: March Madness
  12        5    2    0       1.08   5   3   4  Geography: Marching On
  10        4    2    1       1.20   6   0   4  Science: March Sprouts
  10        3    4    0       0.70   3   1   6  History: On the March

[The science pair was called "All the Time March" on the handout slip,
 but "March Sprouts" on the question sheet.]

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
2.57 first     9.14  8 10   6.57  4  8   6. 21st Century Oscars                
1.71 first     4.00  2  7   2.29  0  5   9. History of Money                   
1.57 first     5.14  4  7   3.57  2  6   3. Toronto Parks                      
1.43 second    5.86  5  7   4.43  3  8   1. Current Events                     
1.43 second    4.71  0  7   3.29  1  6   7. Poetry: Name the Author            
1.00 second    4.71  3  6   3.71  2  6   4. Canadiana: Inventions              
0.86 first     6.29  5  8   5.43  3  8   2. International Toasts               
0.71 second    6.29  5  8   5.57  3  7   5. British TV Themes                  
0.00 equal     3.71  2  5   3.71  1  7   8. Quotations: Name the Author