Game 5 - February 19, 2007

Five of What?* 74, Cellar Rats 65
Misplaced Modifiers 71, Footloose and Firkin Free*# 60
Five Guys Named Moe* 68, Sam's Spades 50
Unnatural Axxe* 67, Clueless# 29
On a Roll* 65, Reach for the Tap 53
Forza Azzurri* 62, MI5 58
Frayed Naughts* 61, All Over Twisted 59

     * Starting team
     # Playing shorthanded

Average team score in this game: 60.1 points
    Torquemada Division average: 65.3
      Jaworski Division average: 55.0


Top individual scores
Stan         Five of What?                10
Craig        Cellar Rats                   8
David        Forza Azzurri                 8
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free     8
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe           7
Brian        Unnatural Axxe                7

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Cellar Rats                  *  4   1   0     324     21    34    37
Misplaced Modifiers          *  4   1   0     319     20    31    39
Five of What?                   4   1   0     301     19    23    50*
Footloose and Firkin Free       3   2   0     296     14    30    52
Unnatural Axxe                  3   2   0     294     25*   26    52
Forza Azzurri                   2   3   0     286     20    28    50*
MI5                             1   4   0     284     19    32*   53
Average (per game)                             60.1    3.9   5.8   9.5

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
All Over Twisted             *  3   2   0     310     17    28    48
Frayed Naughts                  3   2   0     285     14    32*   58
Five Guys Named Moe             2   3   0     281     19    27    55
On a Roll                       2   3   0     274     17    24    61
Sam's Spades                    2   3   0     253     14    25    66
Reach for the Tap               2   3   0     249     12    28    71
Clueless                        0   5   0     169     10    12   107
Average (per game)                             52.0    2.9   5.0  22.8

Combined average                               56.1    3.4   5.4  16.2

*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
    7.57    5   10    6. "Black" Geography
    6.93    4   10    5. Disney Movie Songs
    6.93    1   10    2. The Cold War Era
    6.93    3    9    1. Current Events
    6.64    5    9    9. Canadiana: Current Events
    6.21    1    9    7. Baseball Players
    6.07    0   10   10. Challenge Round
    5.36    2    8    4. Science: Eponymous Laws
    4.86    0    8    8. Top Albums of All Time
    2.64    0    6    3. Hugo and Nebula

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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       1.14   6   4   4  Not Just a Writer
  13        6    1    0       1.38   8   2   3  On the Movies
  12        5    2    0       1.58   9   1   2  Known as "D-Day"
  12        5    2    0       1.25   7   1   4  Chemical Formulas
  10        3    4    0       0.90   4   1   5  Known as "Wrong Way"
   9        2    5    0       0.89   3   2   4  Not That Toronto

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
2.14 first     3.71  1  6   1.57  0  4   3. Hugo and Nebula                    
2.14 first     6.43  4  8   4.29  2  7   4. Science: Eponymous Laws            
1.86 first     7.86  7 10   6.00  1  9   2. The Cold War Era                   
1.29 first     7.57  6  9   6.29  3  8   1. Current Events                     
1.00 second    7.14  5  9   6.14  5  8   9. Canadiana: Current Events          
0.57 second    5.14  0  8   4.57  3  6   8. Top Albums of All Time             
0.57 first     7.86  6 10   7.29  5  8   6. "Black" Geography                  
0.14 first     7.00  4  9   6.86  4 10   5. Disney Movie Songs                 
0.14 second    6.29  3  9   6.14  1  9   7. Baseball Players                   


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 4 of 5 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Stan         Five of What?                30    9  5  6  5 10
Brian        Unnatural Axxe               27    3  7  7  6  7
David        Forza Azzurri                24    6  4  -  6  8
Lesley       Five of What?                24    6  5  6  7  5
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers          24    5  4  7  6  6
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free    22    5  6  3  6  5
Jim          Unnatural Axxe               22    6  -  4  6  6
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers          22    4  7  -  5  6
Rick         Cellar Rats                  22    6  7  -  4  5
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free    22    7  5  2  -  8
Barrie       MI5                          21    4  -  5  8  4
Gord         Footloose and Firkin Free    21    5  6  5  5  -
Steve        Footloose and Firkin Free    21    4  4  3  7  6
Jim          Forza Azzurri                20    6  -  3  6  5
Tony         Cellar Rats                  20    4  5  4  6  5

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Jim          All Over Twisted             24    7  6  5  -  6
John         All Over Twisted             23    6  5  2  7  5
Tony         Sam's Spades                 22    6  6  3  5  5
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe          21    8  4  1  4  5
Cindy        All Over Twisted             21    5  7  3  6  3
Richard      Frayed Naughts               21    5  4  3  6  6
Frank        Five Guys Named Moe          20    5  -  3  7  5
Kelly        On a Roll                    20    5  4  2  5  6
Stephan      Reach for the Tap            20    5  2  3  7  5
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe          18    5  -  2  4  7
Halsey       All Over Twisted             18    7  4  3  -  4
Rod          Frayed Naughts               18    4  2  4  6  4
Rick         On a Roll                    17    3  2  4  4  6
Miles        All Over Twisted             16    4  5  0  5  2
Chris        Five Guys Named Moe          15    5  3  3  4  3
Helen        On a Roll                    15    4  2  1  5  4
Ian          Reach for the Tap            15    4  3  -  5  3
Kerry        Frayed Naughts               15    3  -  3  4  5
Lorne        Reach for the Tap            15    -  5  2  8  -

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            Games  Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Jim           4     6.00    7  6  5  -  6
John          5     5.00    6  5  2  7  5
Cindy         5     4.80    5  7  3  6  3
Halsey        4     4.50    7  4  3  -  4
Miles         5     3.20    4  5  0  5  2
Paul          1     7.00    -  -  -  7  -
Ethan         1     2.00    -  -  -  2  -

Cellar Rats
Rick          4     5.50    6  7  -  4  5
Tony          5     4.80    4  5  4  6  5
Craig         3     6.00    -  -  5  5  8
Hal           5     4.00    6  4  2  5  3
Mike          5     4.00    5  3  5  2  5
Ed            3     4.00    5  6  1  -  -

Clueless
Brent         5     2.80    4  3  3  2  2
Bruce         1     5.00    -  -  -  5  -
Magdalene     5     1.80    3  2  0  2  2
Diana A.      3     1.67    1  2  2  -  -
Phyllis       2     2.00    2  -  -  2  -
Agnes         5     1.00    0  2  1  1  1
Diana M.      2     1.00    -  0  2  -  -
Andrew        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1

Five Guys Named Moe
Frank         4     5.00    5  -  3  7  5
Aggie         5     4.40    8  4  1  4  5
Ed            4     4.50    5  -  2  4  7
Chris         5     3.60    5  3  3  4  3
Michael       3     4.00    3  4  -  -  5
Tom B.        1     2.00    -  2  -  -  -

Five of What?
Stan          5     7.00    9  5  6  5 10
Lesley        5     5.80    6  5  6  7  5
Greg          3     5.67    -  5  -  6  6
Isobel        4     3.75    -  2  4  6  3
Mike          1     5.00    -  -  -  -  5
David P.      1     4.00    -  4  -  -  -

Footloose and Firkin Free
Hugh          5     5.00    5  6  3  6  5
Sam           4     5.50    7  5  2  -  8
Steve         5     4.80    4  4  3  7  6
Gord          4     5.25    5  6  5  5  -
Dave          4     2.75    4  -  3  2  2
Jane          1     0.00    -  0  -  -  -

Forza Azzurri
David         4     6.00    6  4  -  6  8
Jim           4     5.00    6  -  3  6  5
Amy           3     4.00    5  2  5  -  -
Gail          3     3.67    3  3  5  -  -
Steve         3     3.33    -  4  -  1  5
Debbie        5     2.40    3  1  2  3  3
Mike          2     1.00    -  -  1  -  1

Frayed Naughts
Richard       5     4.80    5  4  3  6  6
Rod           5     4.00    4  2  4  6  4
Ken           2     5.50    -  6  -  5  -
Kerry         4     3.75    3  -  3  4  5
Ron           4     3.50    -  1  4  3  6
Shirley       1     6.00    6  -  -  -  -
Susan         1     5.00    5  -  -  -  -
Dave          1     3.00    -  3  -  -  -
Chris         2     1.00    -  -  1  -  1

MI5
Barrie        4     5.25    4  -  5  8  4
Victor        3     5.33    6  4  6  -  -
Val           3     4.67    -  -  5  6  3
Marjorie      5     3.20    2  2  4  3  5
Leonard       2     4.50    -  -  -  4  5
John W.       1     5.00    -  5  -  -  -
John B.       1     4.00    -  4  -  -  -
Tim           1     4.00    -  4  -  -  -
Anne          4     1.25    2  -  0  3  0

Misplaced Modifiers
Mel           5     5.60    5  4  7  6  6
Ralph         4     5.50    4  7  -  5  6
Bob           2     7.00    -  -  -  9  5
Doug          5     4.40    4  5  4  4  5
Tim           2     5.00    4  6  -  -  -
Jessica       4     2.75    2  -  4  1  4
Carol         1     3.00    -  -  3  -  -
Lori Ann      1     3.00    -  3  -  -  -
Ric           1     1.00    -  -  1  -  -

On a Roll
Kelly         5     4.40    5  4  2  5  6
Rick          5     3.80    3  2  4  4  6
Greg          1     8.00    -  -  -  8  -
Brian         3     4.33    -  5  3  -  5
Helen         5     3.20    4  2  1  5  4
Patrick       5     2.60    1  3  1  4  4
Jeanette      1     2.00    2  -  -  -  -

Reach for the Tap
Stephan       5     4.40    5  2  3  7  5
Lorne         3     5.00    -  5  2  8  -
Ian           4     3.75    4  3  -  5  3
Tracy         3     4.00    3  -  -  3  6
Jill          5     3.00    3  2  3  4  3
Dee           4     1.50    1  1  2  -  2

Sam's Spades
Tony          5     5.00    6  6  3  5  5
Paul          3     4.67    5  3  -  6  -
Al            5     2.60    3  2  4  1  3
Selwyn        5     2.40    4  1  2  2  3
Cheyenne      2     3.50    -  -  -  4  3
Brian         1     4.00    4  -  -  -  -
Sheila        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1

Unnatural Axxe
Brian         5     6.00    3  7  7  6  7
Jim           4     5.50    6  -  4  6  6
B.J.          3     4.00    6  3  -  3  -
Calvin        3     4.00    -  6  3  -  3
Scott         2     3.50    -  2  -  -  5
Jane          3     2.67    4  -  1  3  -
Carolyn       5     2.00    4  1  1  1  3

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Protests

Round 4

Question 1 - on the Snell's Law question, two players did not say the
   word "refraction" but gave decent descriptions of it instead.
   Good enough: protests accepted.  2 points instead of 1 for for Rick
   of On a Roll and Richard of Frayed Naughts.

Question 4 - Selwyn of Sam's Spades gave "Boolean algebra" instead of
   "De Morgan's Laws".  The subject is Boolean algebra, but we did say in
   the preamble that all answers would be of the form "Smith's Law(s)"
   unless such a phrase occurred in the question, and De Morgan's Laws
   have the specific meaning described.  Protest denied.

Question 10 - Stephan of Reach for the Tap said "mol" instead of
   "Avogadro's Law".  It is true that a mole or mol consists of
   Avogadro's number of molecules, but the word is derived from
   "molecule" and is not the name of an Italian scientist.  In addition,
   again, this answer is not in the indicated form.  Protest denied.

Round 6

Question 5 - We asked for the body of water that Black Creek in Toronto
   flows into.  It flows into the Humber River, which in turn flows into
   Lake Ontario.  Three players named Lake Ontario, two claiming that
   a river does not qualify as a "body of water" and one stating that
   the lake was the "ultimate body of water."

   As to "body of water", we looked at a number of dictionaries both
   online and in print.  This definition from the online Merriam-Webster
   is typical: "body", sense 3a: "a mass of matter distinct from other
   masses <a body of water>".  Some dictionaries do imply that a compact
   mass like a lake is a more typical usage, so to that extent the
   question was misleading and we apologize for the choice of words,
   but it's clear that "body of water" can indeed include a river, as we
   intended it to.  And anyway, the entire City of Toronto -- which was
   mentioned explicitly in the question -- drains directly or indirectly
   into Lake Ontario, so it would have been ridiculous to ask for that.

   After careful consideration, protests denied for Barrie of MI5,
   Al of Sam's Spades, and Dee of Reach for the Tap.

Round 9

Question 6 - Hugh of the Firkins said "Bonne Cop, Bon Cop".  The title
   was in fact "Bon Cop, Bad Cop", and in any case the player was
   also supposed to say whether it won Best Picture or 9 other Genies.
   Protest denied.

Round 10

Question B2 - We asked what D-Day really means in military jargon.
   It's the starting date of an operation; the "D" just stands for Day.
   (Similarly H-Hour is used for the starting time.)  Ed of Five Guys
   Named Moe said "the day that troops are deployed" and then had
   "deployment day" written down as his protest.  "Deployment day"
   sounds like an attempt to expand "D-Day" as an abbreviation, and by
   itself would have been ruled wrong; but we asked for the meaning,
   not the etymology, and "the day that troops are deployed" is close
   enough to "the starting date".  It's a close call, but we'll accept
   the protest based for 2 points based on the answer actually given,
   and so the steal by Tony of Sam's Spades is nullified.