Game 3 - February 5, 2007 [All protests resolved]

Misplaced Modifiers 55, On a Roll* 45
Forza Azzurri 55, Clueless* 29
Cellar Rats* 53, Reach for the Tap# 39
Five of What?*## 53, Sam's Spades## 33
MI5 51, Frayed Naughts* 46
Unnatural Axxe* 49, All Over Twisted 44
Footloose and Firkin Free 49, Five Guys Named Moe*# 40

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

Average team score in this game: 45.8 points
    Torquemada Division average: 52.1
      Jaworski Division average: 39.4


Top individual scores
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers           7
Brian        Unnatural Axxe                7
Lesley       Five of What?                 6
Stan         Five of What?                 6
Victor       MI5                           6

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Cellar Rats                  *  3   0   0     189     12    20    24
Footloose and Firkin Free    *  3   0   0     172     10    17    36
Misplaced Modifiers             2   1   0     179     13    13    28*
Unnatural Axxe                  2   1   0     164     13    15    38
Five of What?                   2   1   0     160      7     9    38
Forza Azzurri                   1   2   0     168     14*   15    31
MI5                             1   2   0     161      9    17*   37
Average (per game)                             56.8    3.7   5.0  11.0

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
All Over Twisted             *  2   1   0     183     11    15    30
Frayed Naughts                  2   1   0     159      9    17*   39
Five Guys Named Moe             1   2   0     151      9    13    41
Sam's Spades                    1   2   0     139      8    13    48
Reach for the Tap               1   2   0     126      5    12    53
On a Roll                       0   3   0     143     10     9    39
Clueless                        0   3   0      91      6     4    74
Average (per game)                             47.2    2.8   4.0  26.5

Combined average                               52.0    3.2   4.5  18.8

*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
    5.71    3    8    1. Current Events
    5.71    2    8    5. Recent Hall of Fame Inductees
    5.64    3    8    6. Meanwhile in Real Life
    4.64    2    7    9. Sports Trades
    4.57    3    7    2. Early French History
    4.43    1    7    4. Zoonoses
    4.14    0    7    3. Famous First Words
    3.86    0    7   10. Challenge Round
    3.64    2    7    7. European Highway Signs
    3.43    2    6    8. Canadiana: Local TV Personalities

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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       1.07   6   3   5  Toronto Channel Changes
  14        7    0    0       0.64   4   1   9  NASA-Related Acronyms
  13        6    1    0       0.15   1   0  12  Spell that Latin
  11        4    3    0       0.45   2   1   8  Vice-Presidential Names
  10        4    2    1       1.50   7   1   2  Three-Headed Dogs
   8        3    2    2       1.00   4   0   4  NHL History

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
2.29 second    6.86  6  8   4.57  3  7   1. Current Events                     
2.00 first     5.14  2  7   3.14  0  7   3. Famous First Words                 
1.57 second    6.43  4  8   4.86  3  7   6. Meanwhile in Real Life             
1.43 first     6.43  5  8   5.00  2  7   5. Recent Hall of Fame Inductees      
0.86 second    4.86  2  7   4.00  1  7   4. Zoonoses                           
0.43 first     4.86  3  7   4.43  2  6   9. Sports Trades                      
0.29 second    3.57  2  6   3.29  2  5   8. Canadiana: Local TV Personalities  
0.29 second    4.71  3  6   4.43  3  7   2. Early French History               
0.14 second    3.71  2  6   3.57  2  7   7. European Highway Signs             


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 3 of 3 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Stan         Five of What?                20    9  5  6
Brian        Unnatural Axxe               17    3  7  7
Lesley       Five of What?                17    6  5  6
Gord         Footloose and Firkin Free    16    5  6  5
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers          16    5  4  7
Victor       MI5                          16    6  4  6
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free    14    5  6  3
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free    14    7  5  2
Doug         Misplaced Modifiers          13    4  5  4
Mike         Cellar Rats                  13    5  3  5
Rick         Cellar Rats                  13    6  7  -
Tony         Cellar Rats                  13    4  5  4
Amy          Forza Azzurri                12    5  2  5
Ed           Cellar Rats                  12    5  6  1
Hal          Cellar Rats                  12    6  4  2

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Jim          All Over Twisted             18    7  6  5
Cindy        All Over Twisted             15    5  7  3
Tony         Sam's Spades                 15    6  6  3
Halsey       All Over Twisted             14    7  4  3
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe          13    8  4  1
John         All Over Twisted             13    6  5  2
Richard      Frayed Naughts               12    5  4  3
Chris        Five Guys Named Moe          11    5  3  3
Kelly        On a Roll                    11    5  4  2
Brent        Clueless                     10    4  3  3
Rod          Frayed Naughts               10    4  2  4
Stephan      Reach for the Tap            10    5  2  3
Al           Sam's Spades                  9    3  2  4
Miles        All Over Twisted              9    4  5  0
Rick         On a Roll                     9    3  2  4

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            Games  Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Jim           3     6.00    7  6  5
Cindy         3     5.00    5  7  3
Halsey        3     4.67    7  4  3
John          3     4.33    6  5  2
Miles         3     3.00    4  5  0

Cellar Rats
Rick          2     6.50    6  7  -
Mike          3     4.33    5  3  5
Tony          3     4.33    4  5  4
Ed            3     4.00    5  6  1
Hal           3     4.00    6  4  2
Craig         1     5.00    -  -  5

Clueless
Brent         3     3.33    4  3  3
Diana A.      3     1.67    1  2  2
Magdalene     3     1.67    3  2  0
Phyllis       1     2.00    2  -  -
Agnes         3     1.00    0  2  1
Diana M.      2     1.00    -  0  2

Five Guys Named Moe
Aggie         3     4.33    8  4  1
Chris         3     3.67    5  3  3
Frank         2     4.00    5  -  3
Ed            2     3.50    5  -  2
Michael       2     3.50    3  4  -
Tom B.        1     2.00    -  2  -

Five of What?
Stan          3     6.67    9  5  6
Lesley        3     5.67    6  5  6
Greg          1     5.00    -  5  -
Isobel        2     3.00    -  2  4
David P.      1     4.00    -  4  -

Footloose and Firkin Free
Gord          3     5.33    5  6  5
Hugh          3     4.67    5  6  3
Sam           3     4.67    7  5  2
Steve         3     3.67    4  4  3
Dave          2     3.50    4  -  3
Jane          1     0.00    -  0  -

Forza Azzurri
David         2     5.00    6  4  -
Amy           3     4.00    5  2  5
Jim           2     4.50    6  -  3
Gail          3     3.67    3  3  5
Steve         1     4.00    -  4  -
Debbie        3     2.00    3  1  2
Mike          1     1.00    -  -  1

Frayed Naughts
Richard       3     4.00    5  4  3
Ken           1     6.00    -  6  -
Shirley       1     6.00    6  -  -
Rod           3     3.33    4  2  4
Susan         1     5.00    5  -  -
Kerry         2     3.00    3  -  3
Ron           2     2.50    -  1  4
Dave          1     3.00    -  3  -
Chris         1     1.00    -  -  1

MI5
Victor        3     5.33    6  4  6
Barrie        2     4.50    4  -  5
John W.       1     5.00    -  5  -
Val           1     5.00    -  -  5
Marjorie      3     2.67    2  2  4
John B.       1     4.00    -  4  -
Tim           1     4.00    -  4  -
Anne          2     1.00    2  -  0

Misplaced Modifiers
Mel           3     5.33    5  4  7
Ralph         2     5.50    4  7  -
Doug          3     4.33    4  5  4
Tim           2     5.00    4  6  -
Jessica       2     3.00    2  -  4
Carol         1     3.00    -  -  3
Lori Ann      1     3.00    -  3  -
Ric           1     1.00    -  -  1

On a Roll
Kelly         3     3.67    5  4  2
Brian         2     4.00    -  5  3
Rick          3     3.00    3  2  4
Helen         3     2.33    4  2  1
Patrick       3     1.67    1  3  1
Jeanette      1     2.00    2  -  -

Reach for the Tap
Stephan       3     3.33    5  2  3
Ian           2     3.50    4  3  -
Lorne         2     3.50    -  5  2
Jill          3     2.67    3  2  3
Tracy         1     3.00    3  -  -
Dee           3     1.33    1  1  2

Sam's Spades
Tony          3     5.00    6  6  3
Paul          2     4.00    5  3  -
Al            3     3.00    3  2  4
Selwyn        3     2.33    4  1  2
Brian         1     4.00    4  -  -

Unnatural Axxe
Brian         3     5.67    3  7  7
Jim           2     5.00    6  -  4
B.J.          2     4.50    6  3  -
Calvin        2     4.50    -  6  3
Jane          2     2.50    4  -  1
Carolyn       3     2.00    4  1  1
Scott         1     2.00    -  2  -

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Protests 

Round 2

Question 8.  We asked about the "body of law" that was invoked to make
Philip/Philippe V the King of France in 1316.  Al of Sam's Spades
answered "primogeniture" for 1 point.  This word has two meanings:
it's either the rule that the firstborn son inherits, or the rule that
the firstborn child inherits.  It's not a "body of law", and it doesn't
say what happens if there is no such child; for example, in some cases
when primogeniture is the rule, nobody would inherit.  In this case the
previous king had no son and Philip V was his uncle.  Protest denied.

   This is kind of an interesting story, so here's a bit more detail.
   King Louis X died in June 1316.  He had a daughter, Jeanne, and
   his wife Clemence was pregnant.  There was some question of whether
   Salic Law was the correct body of law to apply to the inheritance; if
   not, Jeanne might have become queen.  But in the end it was decided
   that Salic Law did apply, and that meant females were completely
   ineligible.  However, a posthumous son was eligible to inherit, so
   the throne remained vacant until November when Clemence gave birth.
   When the child proved to be a boy, he became King John/Jean I at birth.
   But he only lived 5 days.  As the new king had died without issue,
   and Jeanne was still ineligible under Salic Law, the throne now passed
   to Louis's brother, John's uncle, who became Philip V.

Round 4

Question 3.  We asked what disease is most commonly transferred to
humans from birds, but we neglected to say living birds.  Salmonella is
often caught from undercooked chicken and is a good deal more common
than psittacosis.  Protest accepted for Jane of Unnatural Axxe and Tony
of Cellar Rats, 1 point each.

Round 7

Question 8.  For the sign that showed the city name crossed out, we
asked for the general meaning that would be the same no matter what city
was mentioned.  "Leaving the city limits" does not apply, since it still
relates to the specific city.  Protest denied for Tony of Cellar Rats
and Diana of Clueless.

Question 10.  The exclamation-mark sign is a general caution sign
used when a more specific symbol isn't available.  But we decided that
"caution" alone would be a sufficient answer, and "pay attention" means
essentially the same thing.  So, protest accepted for Craig of Cellar
Rats and Gord of the Firkins, both for 2 instead of 1.