[All protests resolved]


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Game 2 - January 29, 2007

Cellar Rats* 67, Sam's Spades# 45
Misplaced Modifiers 66, MI5* 55
All Over Twisted* 66, On a Roll 51
Footloose and Firkin Free* 59, Unnatural Axxe 51
Five of What? 54, Forza Azzurri* 51
Frayed Naughts* 47, Five Guys Named Moe# 42
Reach for the Tap* 41, Clueless 29

     * Starting team
     # Playing shorthanded

Average team score in this game: 51.7 points
    Torquemada Division average: 57.6
      Jaworski Division average: 45.9


Top individual scores
Cindy        All Over Twisted              7
Rick         Cellar Rats                   7
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers           7
Brian        Unnatural Axxe                7

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Cellar Rats                  *  2   0   0     136      9    17    12
Footloose and Firkin Free       2   0   0     123      7    14*   20
Misplaced Modifiers             1   1   0     124     11*   11    16*
Unnatural Axxe                  1   1   0     115      9    11    24
Five of What?                   1   1   0     107      5     7    27
Forza Azzurri                   0   2   0     113      8     9    22
MI5                             0   2   0     110      6    14*   21
Average (per game)                             59.1    3.9   5.9  10.1

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
All Over Twisted             *  2   0   0     139      7    11    16
Frayed Naughts               *  2   0   0     113      4    12    22
Five Guys Named Moe             1   1   0     111      6    10    25
Sam's Spades                    1   1   0     106      4     9    25
Reach for the Tap               1   1   0      87      2     9    35
On a Roll                       0   2   0      98      6     5    27
Clueless                        0   2   0      62      4     2    49
Average (per game)                             51.1    2.4   4.1  24.4

Combined average                               55.1    3.1   5.0  17.2

*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
    6.86    3    9    2. Card Games
    6.64    2    9    8. Assassination Failures
    6.21    2   10   10. Challenge Round
    6.21    1    9    9. German-Speaking Cities
    6.07    2   10    6. Blockbuster Films
    5.71    1    9    1. Current Events
    4.57    1    8    7. Canadiana: Painters
    4.57    1    8    3. Gee! Oh!
    3.21    1    7    5. Sitcom Themes
    1.64    0    4    4. Buddhism

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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
  14        7    0    0       1.64  10   3   1  Canada's First Subway
  14        7    0    0       1.21   8   1   5  Shakespeare's Characters
  13        6    1    0       0.46   2   2   9  Celebrities: Things in Common
  10        4    2    1       1.80   9   0   1  Australia
  10        3    4    0       1.80   8   2   0  The Great UFO Cover-Up
   9        2    5    0       0.56   2   1   6  A Zpell of US Politicz

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
2.86 first     7.14  5  9   4.29  1  7   1. Current Events                     
1.71 first     5.43  1  8   3.71  1  6   7. Canadiana: Painters                
1.14 first     7.43  5  9   6.29  3  9   2. Card Games                         
1.00 second    6.57  2 10   5.57  4  8   6. Blockbuster Films                  
0.71 first     6.57  3  9   5.86  1  8   9. German-Speaking Cities             
0.57 second    4.86  3  7   4.29  1  8   3. Gee! Oh!                           
0.14 second    3.29  1  6   3.14  1  7   5. Sitcom Themes                      
0.14 first     1.71  0  3   1.57  0  4   4. Buddhism                           
0.14 second    6.71  2  9   6.57  4  9   8. Assassination Failures             


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 2 of 2 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Stan         Five of What?                14    9  5
Rick         Cellar Rats                  13    6  7
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free    12    7  5
Ed           Cellar Rats                  11    5  6
Gord         Footloose and Firkin Free    11    5  6
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free    11    5  6
Lesley       Five of What?                11    6  5
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers          11    4  7
Brian        Unnatural Axxe               10    3  7
David        Forza Azzurri                10    6  4
Hal          Cellar Rats                  10    6  4
Tim          Misplaced Modifiers          10    4  6
Vic          MI5                          10    6  4
B.J.         Unnatural Axxe                9    6  3
Doug         Misplaced Modifiers           9    4  5
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers           9    5  4
Tony         Cellar Rats                   9    4  5

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Jim          All Over Twisted             13    7  6
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe          12    8  4
Cindy        All Over Twisted             12    5  7
Tony         Sam's Spades                 12    6  6
Halsey       All Over Twisted             11    7  4
John         All Over Twisted             11    6  5
Kelly        On a Roll                     9    5  4
Miles        All Over Twisted              9    4  5
Richard      Frayed Naughts                9    5  4
Chris        Five Guys Named Moe           8    5  3
Paul         Sam's Spades                  8    5  3
Brent        Clueless                      7    4  3
Ian          Reach for the Tap             7    4  3
Michael      Five Guys Named Moe           7    3  4
Stephan      Reach for the Tap             7    5  2

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            Games  Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Jim           2     6.50    7  6
Cindy         2     6.00    5  7
Halsey        2     5.50    7  4
John          2     5.50    6  5
Miles         2     4.50    4  5

Cellar Rats
Rick          2     6.50    6  7
Ed            2     5.50    5  6
Hal           2     5.00    6  4
Tony          2     4.50    4  5
Mike          2     4.00    5  3

Clueless
Brent         2     3.50    4  3
Magdalene     2     2.50    3  2
Diana A.      2     1.50    1  2
Phyllis       1     2.00    2  -
Agnes         2     1.00    0  2
Diana M.      1     0.00    -  0

Five Guys Named Moe
Aggie         2     6.00    8  4
Chris         2     4.00    5  3
Ed            1     5.00    5  -
Frank         1     5.00    5  -
Michael       2     3.50    3  4
Tom B.        1     2.00    -  2

Five of What?
Stan          2     7.00    9  5
Lesley        2     5.50    6  5
Greg          1     5.00    -  5
David P.      1     4.00    -  4
Isobel        1     2.00    -  2

Footloose and Firkin Free
Sam           2     6.00    7  5
Gord          2     5.50    5  6
Hugh          2     5.50    5  6
Steve         2     4.00    4  4
Dave          1     4.00    4  -
Jane          1     0.00    -  0

Forza Azzurri
David         2     5.00    6  4
Jim           1     6.00    6  -
Amy           2     3.50    5  2
Gail          2     3.00    3  3
Steve         1     4.00    -  4
Debbie        2     2.00    3  1

Frayed Naughts
Richard       2     4.50    5  4
Ken           1     6.00    -  6
Shirley       1     6.00    6  -
Susan         1     5.00    5  -
Rod           2     3.00    4  2
Dave          1     3.00    -  3
Kerry         1     3.00    3  -
Ron           1     1.00    -  1

MI5
Vic           2     5.00    6  4
John W.       1     5.00    -  5
Barrie        1     4.00    4  -
John B.       1     4.00    -  4
Tim           1     4.00    -  4
Marjorie      2     2.00    2  2
Anne          1     2.00    2  -

Misplaced Modifiers
Ralph         2     5.50    4  7
Tim           2     5.00    4  6
Doug          2     4.50    4  5
Mel           2     4.50    5  4
Lori Ann      1     3.00    -  3
Jessica       1     2.00    2  -

On a Roll
Kelly         2     4.50    5  4
Brian         1     5.00    -  5
Helen         2     3.00    4  2
Rick          2     2.50    3  2
Patrick       2     2.00    1  3
Jeanette      1     2.00    2  -

Reach for the Tap
Lorne         1     5.00    -  5
Ian           2     3.50    4  3
Stephan       2     3.50    5  2
Jill          2     2.50    3  2
Tracy         1     3.00    3  -
Dee           2     1.00    1  1

Sam's Spades
Tony          2     6.00    6  6
Paul          2     4.00    5  3
Brian         1     4.00    4  -
Al            2     2.50    3  2
Selwyn        2     2.50    4  1

Unnatural Axxe
Brian         2     5.00    3  7
B.J.          2     4.50    6  3
Calvin        1     6.00    -  6
Jim           1     6.00    6  -
Jane          1     4.00    4  -
Carolyn       2     2.50    4  1
Scott         1     2.00    -  2

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Protests

Round 2

Question 7.  Ian of Reach for the Tap gave "to not raise" for the
meaning of "check" for 2 points.  This is not specific enough -- you
are also not raising if you fold, or if you call someone else's bet
(at which time checking would not be an option) -- but it is correct
as far as it goes.  The QM should have asked "more specific" and did
not; we'll give Ian the benefit of the doubt.  Protest accepted.

Question 9.  Steve of Footloose & Firkin Free, on a team answer, gave
Canfield as the name of the popular solitaire game Klondike.  All of the
sources we checked, both print and online, identify the game as Klondike,
but many of them also say "often incorrectly called Canfield" or similar,
and a few go so far as to say that the "incorrect" name Canfield is the
more commonly used one.  As further evidence that it is commonly used
in at least some circles, the answer Canfield was given in at least
one other game, although not protested.  Since we asked for the game's
"best-known" name, we will give the player the benefit of the doubt.
Klondike may be the best-known name among writers of game references,
but Canfield evidently is well known among players, even if it doesn't
have a Canadian connection.  (Canfield was an American casino owner.
A different solitaire game is named after him -- one which confusingly
is also known as Klondike!)  Protest accepted for 1 point.

Round 3

Question 6.  Lori Ann of the Mods gave "geostatic" for the geostationary
orbit.  According to all dictionaries we checked, geostatic is a different
word, relating to pressure of earth over a structure (as "hydrostatic"
relates to water pressure) -- we had actually considered asking for
it in the round, but rejected it as too hard.  Some web pages using
"geostatic orbit" can be found, but few enough that it is reasonably
considered an error.  Protest denied.

Round 4

Question 1.  We asked for the present-day country containing the
birthplace of the Buddha, Siddartha Gautama.  Cindy of All Over Twisted
gave India for 2 points, with the explanation "it was India then".
We asked where it is now, and Lumbini is in Nepal now.  Protest denied.

Question 9.  We asked for the Zen Buddhist term for enlightenment in
either Japanese or Chinese.  Hal of the Cellar Rats gave "samadhi".
This word is Sanskrit, and while it is a Buddhist term, it refers to an
earlier mental state on the way to enlightenment.  Protest denied.