[All protests resolved]


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Game 1 - January 22, 2007

All Over Twisted 73, MI5*# 55
Cellar Rats* 69, Misplaced Modifiers 58
Five Guys Named Moe* 69, On a Roll 47
Frayed Naughts* 66, Clueless 33
Footloose and Firkin Free* 64, Forza Azzurri 62
Unnatural Axxe 64, Five of What?*### 53
Sam's Spades 61, Reach for the Tap* 46

     * Starting team
     # Playing shorthanded
   ### Playing 2-handed!

Average team score in this game: 58.6 points
    Torquemada Division average: 60.7
      Jaworski Division average: 56.4


Top individual scores
Stan         Five of What?                 9
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe           8
Halsey       All Over Twisted              7
Jim          All Over Twisted              7
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free     7

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Cellar Rats                  *  1   0   0      69      6     9     6
Unnatural Axxe                  1   0   0      64      6     7     9
Footloose and Firkin Free       1   0   0      64      5     8*    8
Forza Azzurri                   0   1   0      62      6     5     9
Misplaced Modifiers             0   1   0      58      7*    5     8
MI5                             0   1   0      55      3     6     8
Five of What?                   0   1   0      53      5     1    12
Average (per game)                             60.7    5.4   5.9   8.6

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
All Over Twisted             *  1   0   0      73      6     5     4
Five Guys Named Moe          *  1   0   0      69      6     8     4
Frayed Naughts                  1   0   0      66      4     7     6*
Sam's Spades                    1   0   0      61      3     5    10
On a Roll                       0   1   0      47      3     2    15
Reach for the Tap               0   1   0      46      1     8*   15
Clueless                        0   1   0      33      4     1    23
Average (per game)                             56.4    3.9   5.1  19.6

Combined average                               58.6    4.6   5.5  14.1

*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
    7.29    5   10    1. Current Events
    7.21    3   10    7. NFL Logos
    6.50    4    8    2. Conquerors
    6.43    4    9    6. Science: What are These?
    6.29    4    9    9. The Horse in Literature
    5.50    1    9    4. Canadiana: Electricity
    4.93    0    8    8. River Confluences
    4.93    0    8    5. Audio: 1957
    4.86    0    8   10. Challenge Round
    4.64    1    7    3. Movies, Not to be Confused With

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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       1.31   8   1   4  While I was a director
  13        6    1    0       0.54   3   1   9  When you hear this
  12        5    2    0       1.75  10   1   1  Science, not exactly to scale
  11        4    3    0       0.73   3   2   6  Not so far from the Nile
  11        4    3    0       0.45   1   3   7  15 yards for roughing, or was it 15 years?
  10        4    2    1       1.00   4   2   4  The leader who would be King

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
2.43 first     6.71  1  9   4.29  1  7   4. Canadiana: Electricity             
2.00 second    8.29  5 10   6.29  5  8   1. Current Events                     
1.86 first     5.86  4  8   4.00  0  7   5. Audio: 1957                        
1.57 first     8.00  6 10   6.43  3  9   7. NFL Logos                          
1.29 first     5.57  5  8   4.29  0  7   8. River Confluences                  
0.86 second    6.71  6  9   5.86  4  7   9. The Horse in Literature            
0.71 second    5.00  3  7   4.29  1  6   3. Movies, Not to be Confused With    
0.43 second    6.71  6  8   6.29  4  8   2. Conquerors                         
0.29 first     6.57  4  9   6.29  5  8   6. Science: What are These?           


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 1 of 1 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Stan         Five of What?                 9    9
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free     7    7
B.J.         Unnatural Axxe                6    6
David        Forza Azzurri                 6    6
Hal          Cellar Rats                   6    6
Jim          Forza Azzurri                 6    6
Jim          Unnatural Axxe                6    6
Lesley       Five of What?                 6    6
Rick         Cellar Rats                   6    6
Victor       MI5                           6    6
Amy          Forza Azzurri                 5    5
Ed           Cellar Rats                   5    5
Gordon       Footloose and Firkin Free     5    5
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free     5    5
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers           5    5
Mike         Cellar Rats                   5    5

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe           8    8
Halsey       All Over Twisted              7    7
Jim          All Over Twisted              7    7
John         All Over Twisted              6    6
Shirley      Frayed Naughts                6    6
Tony         Sam's Spades                  6    6
Chris        Five Guys Named Moe           5    5
Cindy        All Over Twisted              5    5
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe           5    5
Frank        Five Guys Named Moe           5    5
Kelly        On a Roll                     5    5
Paul         Sam's Spades                  5    5
Richard      Frayed Naughts                5    5
Stephan      Reach for the Tap             5    5
Susan        Frayed Naughts                5    5

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            Games  Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Halsey        1     7.00    7
Jim           1     7.00    7
John          1     6.00    6
Cindy         1     5.00    5
Miles         1     4.00    4

Cellar Rats
Hal           1     6.00    6
Rick          1     6.00    6
Ed            1     5.00    5
Mike          1     5.00    5
Tony          1     4.00    4

Clueless
Brent         1     4.00    4
Magdalene     1     3.00    3
Phyllis       1     2.00    2
Diana         1     1.00    1
Agnes         1     0.00    0

Five Guys Named Moe
Aggie         1     8.00    8
Chris         1     5.00    5
Ed            1     5.00    5
Frank         1     5.00    5
Michael       1     3.00    3

Five of What?
Stan          1     9.00    9
Lesley        1     6.00    6

Footloose and Firkin Free
Sam           1     7.00    7
Gordon        1     5.00    5
Hugh          1     5.00    5
Dave          1     4.00    4
Steve         1     4.00    4

Forza Azzurri
David         1     6.00    6
Jim           1     6.00    6
Amy           1     5.00    5
Debbie        1     3.00    3
Gail          1     3.00    3

Frayed Naughts
Shirley       1     6.00    6
Richard       1     5.00    5
Susan         1     5.00    5
Rod           1     4.00    4
Kerry         1     3.00    3

MI5
Victor        1     6.00    6
Barrie        1     4.00    4
Anne          1     2.00    2
Marjorie      1     2.00    2

Misplaced Modifiers
Mel           1     5.00    5
Doug          1     4.00    4
Ralph         1     4.00    4
Tim           1     4.00    4
Jessica       1     2.00    2

On a Roll
Kelly         1     5.00    5
Helen         1     4.00    4
Rick          1     3.00    3
Jeanette      1     2.00    2
Patrick       1     1.00    1

Reach for the Tap
Stephan       1     5.00    5
Ian           1     4.00    4
Jill          1     3.00    3
Tracy         1     3.00    3
Dee           1     1.00    1

Sam's Spades
Tony          1     6.00    6
Paul          1     5.00    5
Brian         1     4.00    4
Selwyn        1     4.00    4
Al            1     3.00    3

Unnatural Axxe
B.J.          1     6.00    6
Jim           1     6.00    6
Carolyn       1     4.00    4
Jane          1     4.00    4
Brian         1     3.00    3

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Protests - Game 1

Round 1

Question 5.  Shilpa Shetty is appearing on "Celebrity Big Brother".
   This is not the same show as "Big Brother"; it's a spinoff.
   Protest denied for Jill of Reach for the Tap.

Round 6

Question 10.  Tracy of Reach for the Tap said that acetylene, benzene,
   butane, ethane, ethylene, methane, propane, octane, and toluene are
   "flammable gases"; this is wrong, as benzene, octane, and toluene
   are liquids.  Tracy also protested "organic compounds" for 1.  While
   this is correct, it's so general an answer that we cannot accept it.
   (There are many, many kinds of organic compounds besides hydrocarbons.)
   Both protests denied.

Round 8

Question 1.  Mel of Misplaced Modifiers named the Chippawa River instead
   of the Welland.  Apparently this is, or used to be, an alternate name
   for the lower part of the river.  If you Google for the name you will
   find various uses of it, but most of them in historical contexts.  
   As to current usage, the name is not in the The Canadian Geographical
   Names Data Base (it does show a Chippawa Channel, but that's part
   of the Niagara River) or on any map we checked.  But Mel cited the
   Columbia Gazetteer of North America, 2000, which does list it as an
   alternate name, and so we're accepting the protest for 2 points.
   
Question 8.  The major city nearest the confluence of the Uruguay River
   with the delta of the Paraná is indeed Buenos Aires.  Montevideo is
   about 150 miles to the east, while Asuncion is about 600 miles north,
   although it is on the Uruguay River.  Both protests denied for Barrie
   of MI5.