Game 6 - February 26, 2007

[All protests resolved]


Sam's Spades* 74, All Over Twisted 61
Frayed Naughts* 68, Misplaced Modifiers 66
Five of What?# 65, Footloose and Firkin Free* 64
Five Guys Named Moe* 64, Reach for the Tap 61
Forza Azzurri 62, Unnatural Axxe* 60
Cellar Rats* 62, MI5 57
On a Roll 60, Clueless*## 40

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

Average team score in this game: 61.7 points
    Torquemada Division average: 62.3
      Jaworski Division average: 61.1


Top individual scores
Cheyenne     Sam's Spades                  8
Paul         Sam's Spades                  8
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers           8
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers           8
Brian        Unnatural Axxe                8
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe           7
Brian        On a Roll                     7
Greg         On a Roll                     7
Amy          Forza Azzurri                 7
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free     7

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Cellar Rats                  *  5   1   0     386     29    42    43
Five of What?                *  5   1   0     366     22    32    57
Misplaced Modifiers             4   2   0     385     22    41*   47*
Footloose and Firkin Free       3   3   0     360     21    35    58
Unnatural Axxe                  3   3   0     354     30*   32    61
Forza Azzurri                   3   3   0     348     26    35    54
MI5                             1   5   0     341     21    37    65
Average (per game)                             60.5    4.1   6.0   9.2

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Frayed Naughts               *  4   2   0     353     20    40    63
All Over Twisted                3   3   0     371     19    35    55
Five Guys Named Moe             3   3   0     345     22    36    66
On a Roll                       3   3   0     334     20    29    72
Sam's Spades                    3   3   0     327     19    32    68
Reach for the Tap               2   4   0     310     17    34    80
Clueless                        0   6   0     209     12    17   128
Average (per game)                             53.5    3.1   5.3  21.8

Combined average                               57.0    3.6   5.7  15.5

*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
    7.43    5    9    1. Current Events
    7.00    1    9    6. State Capitals
    6.93    5   10    5. Canadiana: Juno Singles of the Year
    6.86    5    8    9. The Oscars
    6.64    4    8    8. Games
    6.14    3    8    7. Secession and Separation
    5.57    3    9    4. Writing with a Will
    5.50    2   10   10. Challenge Round
    5.43    3    8    3. Recently Extinct
    4.21    2    8    2. New York Clubs

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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       0.64   3   3   8  Canadian Bays
  13        6    1    0       1.46   9   1   3  Agatha Christie Characters
  12        5    2    0       0.67   4   0   8  Ologies
  11        4    3    0       1.45   8   0   3  #6 for the Leafs
  11        4    3    0       1.00   5   1   5  Pilots named Yeager
   9        3    3    1       1.56   6   2   1  As Doctor Who

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
2.29 second    6.71  5  9   4.43  3  6   4. Writing with a Will                
1.86 first     5.14  2  8   3.29  2  6   2. New York Clubs                     
0.86 second    6.57  5  8   5.71  3  7   7. Secession and Separation           
0.29 first     5.57  4  8   5.29  3  8   3. Recently Extinct                   
0.29 second    7.00  6  8   6.71  5  8   9. The Oscars                         
0.14 first     6.71  4  8   6.57  5  7   8. Games                              
0.14 second    7.00  5 10   6.86  5  9   5. Canadiana: Juno Singles of the Year
0.00 equal     7.00  1  9   7.00  4  9   6. State Capitals                     
0.00 equal     7.43  5  9   7.43  6  9   1. Current Events                     


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 5 of 6 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Brian        Unnatural Axxe               35    3  7  7  6  7  8
Stan         Five of What?                35    9  5  6  5 10  5
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers          32    5  4  7  6  6  8
Lesley       Five of What?                30    6  5  6  7  5  6
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers          30    4  7  -  5  6  8
David        Forza Azzurri                29    6  4  -  6  8  5
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free    29    7  5  2  -  8  7
Jim          Unnatural Axxe               27    6  -  4  6  6  5
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free    26    5  6  3  6  5  4
Rick         Cellar Rats                  25    6  7  -  4  5  3
Steve        Footloose and Firkin Free    25    4  4  3  7  6  4
Gord         Footloose and Firkin Free    24    5  6  5  5  -  3
Tony         Cellar Rats                  24    4  5  4  6  5  4
Craig        Cellar Rats                  23    -  -  5  5  8  5
Doug         Misplaced Modifiers          23    4  5  4  4  5  5
Greg         Five of What?                23    -  5  -  6  6  6
Jim          Forza Azzurri                23    6  -  3  6  5  3

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Jim          All Over Twisted             28    7  6  5  -  6  4
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe          27    8  4  1  4  5  6
Richard      Frayed Naughts               27    5  4  3  6  6  6
Cindy        All Over Twisted             26    5  7  3  6  3  5
Kelly        On a Roll                    26    5  4  2  5  6  6
Stephan      Reach for the Tap            26    5  2  3  7  5  6
Tony         Sam's Spades                 26    6  6  3  5  5  4
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe          25    5  -  2  4  7  7
John         All Over Twisted             25    6  5  2  7  5  -
Halsey       All Over Twisted             24    7  4  3  -  4  6
Rod          Frayed Naughts               24    4  2  4  6  4  6
Frank        Five Guys Named Moe          23    5  -  3  7  5  3
Paul         Sam's Spades                 22    5  3  -  6  -  8
Lorne        Reach for the Tap            21    -  5  2  8  -  6
Brian        On a Roll                    20    -  5  3  -  5  7
Chris        Five Guys Named Moe          20    5  3  3  4  3  5

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            Games  Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Jim           5     5.60    7  6  5  -  6  4
Cindy         6     4.83    5  7  3  6  3  5
John          5     5.00    6  5  2  7  5  -
Halsey        5     4.80    7  4  3  -  4  6
Miles         6     3.00    4  5  0  5  2  2
Paul          1     7.00    -  -  -  7  -  -
Jeremy        1     5.00    -  -  -  -  -  5
Ethan         1     2.00    -  -  -  2  -  -

Cellar Rats
Craig         4     5.75    -  -  5  5  8  5
Tony          6     4.67    4  5  4  6  5  4
Rick          5     5.00    6  7  -  4  5  3
Hal           6     4.00    6  4  2  5  3  4
Mike          6     4.00    5  3  5  2  5  4
Ed            3     4.00    5  6  1  -  -  -

Clueless
Brent         6     3.33    4  3  3  2  2  6
Magdalene     6     2.17    3  2  0  2  2  4
Bruce         1     5.00    -  -  -  5  -  -
Agnes         6     1.50    0  2  1  1  1  4
Diana A.      3     1.67    1  2  2  -  -  -
Phyllis       2     2.00    2  -  -  2  -  -
Diana M.      2     1.00    -  0  2  -  -  -
Andrew        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -

Five Guys Named Moe
Aggie         6     4.67    8  4  1  4  5  6
Ed            5     5.00    5  -  2  4  7  7
Frank         5     4.60    5  -  3  7  5  3
Chris         6     3.83    5  3  3  4  3  5
Michael       4     4.00    3  4  -  -  5  4
Tom B.        1     2.00    -  2  -  -  -  -

Five of What?
Stan          6     6.67    9  5  6  5 10  5
Lesley        6     5.83    6  5  6  7  5  6
Greg          4     5.75    -  5  -  6  6  6
Isobel        5     4.20    -  2  4  6  3  6
Mike          1     5.00    -  -  -  -  5  -
David P.      1     4.00    -  4  -  -  -  -

Footloose and Firkin Free
Sam           5     5.80    7  5  2  -  8  7
Hugh          6     4.83    5  6  3  6  5  4
Steve         6     4.67    4  4  3  7  6  4
Gord          5     4.80    5  6  5  5  -  3
Dave          5     3.00    4  -  3  2  2  4
Jane          1     0.00    -  0  -  -  -  -

Forza Azzurri
David         5     5.80    6  4  -  6  8  5
Jim           5     4.60    6  -  3  6  5  3
Amy           4     4.75    5  2  5  -  -  7
Gail          3     3.67    3  3  5  -  -  -
Debbie        6     2.50    3  1  2  3  3  3
Steve         4     2.75    -  4  -  1  5  1
Mike          2     1.00    -  -  1  -  1  -

Frayed Naughts
Richard       6     5.00    5  4  3  6  6  6
Rod           6     4.33    4  2  4  6  4  6
Kerry         5     3.80    3  -  3  4  5  4
Ron           5     3.60    -  1  4  3  6  4
Ken           2     5.50    -  6  -  5  -  -
Shirley       1     6.00    6  -  -  -  -  -
Susan         1     5.00    5  -  -  -  -  -
Chris         3     2.00    -  -  1  -  1  4
Dave          1     3.00    -  3  -  -  -  -

MI5
Barrie        4     5.25    4  -  5  8  4  -
Val           4     5.00    -  -  5  6  3  6
Victor        3     5.33    6  4  6  -  -  -
Marjorie      6     3.33    2  2  4  3  5  4
Tim           2     5.00    -  4  -  -  -  6
Leonard       3     3.33    -  -  -  4  5  1
John W.       1     5.00    -  5  -  -  -  -
Anne          5     2.00    2  -  0  3  0  5
John B.       1     4.00    -  4  -  -  -  -

Misplaced Modifiers
Mel           6     6.00    5  4  7  6  6  8
Ralph         5     6.00    4  7  -  5  6  8
Doug          6     4.50    4  5  4  4  5  5
Bob           2     7.00    -  -  -  9  5  -
Tim           2     5.00    4  6  -  -  -  -
Jessica       4     2.75    2  -  4  1  4  -
Lori Ann      2     2.50    -  3  -  -  -  2
Anne          1     3.00    -  -  -  -  -  3
Carol         1     3.00    -  -  3  -  -  -
Ric           1     1.00    -  -  1  -  -  -

On a Roll
Kelly         6     4.67    5  4  2  5  6  6
Greg          2     7.50    -  -  -  8  -  7
Brian         4     5.00    -  5  3  -  5  7
Rick          6     3.50    3  2  4  4  6  2
Helen         5     3.20    4  2  1  5  4  -
Patrick       6     2.33    1  3  1  4  4  1
Jeanette      1     2.00    2  -  -  -  -  -

Reach for the Tap
Stephan       6     4.67    5  2  3  7  5  6
Lorne         4     5.25    -  5  2  8  -  6
Ian           5     3.60    4  3  -  5  3  3
Jill          6     2.83    3  2  3  4  3  2
Tracy         3     4.00    3  -  -  3  6  -
Dee           5     2.20    1  1  2  -  2  5

Sam's Spades
Tony          6     4.83    6  6  3  5  5  4
Paul          4     5.50    5  3  -  6  -  8
Cheyenne      3     5.00    -  -  -  4  3  8
Selwyn        6     2.50    4  1  2  2  3  3
Al            5     2.60    3  2  4  1  3  -
Brian         2     3.50    4  -  -  -  -  3
Sheila        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -

Unnatural Axxe
Brian         6     6.33    3  7  7  6  7  8
Jim           5     5.40    6  -  4  6  6  5
B.J.          3     4.00    6  3  -  3  -  -
Calvin        3     4.00    -  6  3  -  3  -
Jane          4     3.25    4  -  1  3  -  5
Scott         2     3.50    -  2  -  -  5  -
Carolyn       6     2.00    4  1  1  1  3  2
Glen          1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  2

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Protests

Round 1

Question 6 - We asked, "A Canadian-led genetic study has recently led
to the identification of genetic mutations linked to what condition?"
Patrick of On a Roll said MS (multiple sclerosis).  There was indeed a
recent news story on a Canadian study relating to MS, but what it was
about was the prospect of a treatment based on the hormone prolactin.
We searched for some other story about the genetic causes of the disease,
but didn't find one, so: protest denied.

Round 6

No protest was involved, but we'll confess to an error: we should not
have asked for Albuquerque, as it is not a state capital.  The map was
right: city 13 was Santa Fe.  Fortunately they're only about 50 miles
apart, with no other capitals nearby.

Round 10

Question B1 - We asked how many actors have played the Doctor on as
a regular part on the TV series Doctor Who, but we mistakenly counted
one who was only in a 1996 TV-movie.  The correct answer was 9, so we
should have accepted 8 to 10.  Protest accepted for Brent of Clueless
for 2 points, and Stan of Five of What? for 1 point on a steal.

Question F2 - We asked what record for a nonstop flight was set by
Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan in December 1986.   The answer "first to
go around the world" is technically wrong, as this was accomplished
decades earlier by military aircraft using in-flight refueling; but the
QM was instructed, if this answer was given, to say explain this and say
"more specific", seeking the answer "first to go around the world without
refueling".  At one game where the technically wrong answer was given,
the QM misunderstood the instruction and rejected it.  Protest accepted,
2 points for Dave of Footloose and Firkin Free, who end up losing by 1
since Stan's protest was also accepted.