Game 7 - March 5, 2007 [All protests resolved]

Cellar Rats* 73, Forza Azzurri 58
All Over Twisted* 68, Reach for the Tap 57
Footloose and Firkin Free* 61, On a Roll# 46
Unnatural Axxe* 60, MI5# 45
Misplaced Modifiers* 60, Five of What?### 55
Frayed Naughts* 60, Sam's Spades 59
Five Guys Named Moe* 57, Clueless 41

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

Average team score in this game: 57.1 points
    Torquemada Division average: 58.9
      Jaworski Division average: 55.4


Top individual scores
Tracy        Reach for the Tap             8
Ed           Cellar Rats                   8
David        Forza Azzurri                 8
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe           7
Jim          All Over Twisted              7
Paul         All Over Twisted              7
Lesley       Five of What?                 7
Stan         Five of What?                 7

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Cellar Rats                  *  6   1   0     459     37    49    46
Misplaced Modifiers          *  5   2   0     445     27    47    55
Five of What?                   5   2   0     421     25    39    68
Footloose and Firkin Free       4   3   0     421     27    41    63
Unnatural Axxe                  4   3   0     414     35*   37    70
Forza Azzurri                   3   4   0     406     33    42    63
MI5                             1   6   0     386     24    44*   80
Average (per game)                             60.2    4.2   6.1   9.1

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Frayed Naughts               *  5   2   0     413     24    46    73
All Over Twisted                4   3   0     439     24    42    61*
Five Guys Named Moe             4   3   0     402     25    40    79
Sam's Spades                    3   4   0     386     25    40    78
On a Roll                       3   4   0     380     24    33    85
Reach for the Tap               2   5   0     367     20    43    94
Clueless                        0   7   0     250     14    19   148
Average (per game)                             53.8    3.2   5.4  21.7

Combined average                               57.0    3.7   5.7  15.4

*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    8. Nuts
    6.21    3    9    1. Current Events
    6.21    3    8    3. TV Casts
    6.07    2    9    7. Canadiana: Supreme Court
    5.86    3    8    9. Waterfalls
    5.64    2    8   10. Challenge Round
    5.50    3    8    5. Classical Strings
    5.07    1    8    4. Blue Jay Records
    4.71    0    8    2. Women Painters
    4.57    2    8    6. Around the World

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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       0.71   4   2   8  A Perfect Game
  13        6    1    0       1.54   9   2   2  Typography
  13        6    1    0       0.69   3   3   7  Seas of Color
  11        4    3    0       1.55   8   1   2  Aerobatic Teams
  11        4    3    0       1.09   5   2   4  Blood Pressure 120/80
   8        1    6    0       1.38   4   3   1  City Hall

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
4.43 first     8.43  7  9   4.00  3  5   1. Current Events                     
2.29 first     5.86  3  8   3.57  0  6   2. Women Painters                     
1.57 first     7.00  5  8   5.43  3  8   3. TV Casts                           
1.14 first     5.14  3  8   4.00  2  7   6. Around the World                   
1.00 first     6.00  4  8   5.00  3  7   5. Classical Strings                  
0.57 first     7.57  6 10   7.00  5  9   8. Nuts                               
0.43 second    6.29  2  9   5.86  4  7   7. Canadiana: Supreme Court           
0.29 first     6.00  4  8   5.71  3  8   9. Waterfalls                         
0.14 second    5.14  2  8   5.00  1  7   4. Blue Jay Records                   


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 6 of 7 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Stan         Five of What?                42    9  5  6  5 10  5  7
Brian        Unnatural Axxe               39    3  7  7  6  7  8  4
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers          38    5  4  7  6  6  8  6
David        Forza Azzurri                37    6  4  -  6  8  5  8
Lesley       Five of What?                37    6  5  6  7  5  6  7
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers          34    4  7  -  5  6  8  4
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free    34    7  5  2  -  8  7  5
Jim          Unnatural Axxe               32    6  -  4  6  6  5  5
Rick         Cellar Rats                  31    6  7  -  4  5  3  6
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free    30    5  6  3  6  5  4  4
Tony         Cellar Rats                  30    4  5  4  6  5  4  6
Steve        Footloose and Firkin Free    29    4  4  3  7  6  4  4
Craig        Cellar Rats                  27    -  -  5  5  8  5  4
Doug         Misplaced Modifiers          27    4  5  4  4  5  5  -
Gord         Footloose and Firkin Free    27    5  6  5  5  -  3  3

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Jim          All Over Twisted             35    7  6  5  -  6  4  7
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe          34    8  4  1  4  5  6  7
Richard      Frayed Naughts               32    5  4  3  6  6  6  5
Tony         Sam's Spades                 32    6  6  3  5  5  4  6
John         All Over Twisted             30    6  5  2  7  5  -  5
Cindy        All Over Twisted             29    5  7  3  6  3  5  1
Rod          Frayed Naughts               29    4  2  4  6  4  6  5
Stephan      Reach for the Tap            29    5  2  3  7  5  6  3
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe          28    5  -  2  4  7  7  3
Kelly        On a Roll                    28    5  4  2  5  6  6  2
Lorne        Reach for the Tap            27    -  5  2  8  -  6  6
Frank        Five Guys Named Moe          26    5  -  3  7  5  3  3
Paul         Sam's Spades                 26    5  3  -  6  -  8  4
Chris        Five Guys Named Moe          25    5  3  3  4  3  5  5
Halsey       All Over Twisted             24    7  4  3  -  4  6  -

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            Games  Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Jim           6     5.83    7  6  5  -  6  4  7
John          6     5.00    6  5  2  7  5  -  5
Cindy         7     4.29    5  7  3  6  3  5  1
Halsey        5     4.80    7  4  3  -  4  6  -
Paul          2     7.00    -  -  -  7  -  -  7
Miles         7     3.29    4  5  0  5  2  2  5
Jeremy        1     5.00    -  -  -  -  -  5  -
Ethan         1     2.00    -  -  -  2  -  -  -

Cellar Rats
Tony          7     4.86    4  5  4  6  5  4  6
Rick          6     5.17    6  7  -  4  5  3  6
Craig         5     5.40    -  -  5  5  8  5  4
Mike          7     3.86    5  3  5  2  5  4  3
Ed            4     5.00    5  6  1  -  -  -  8
Hal           6     4.00    6  4  2  5  3  4  -

Clueless
Brent         6     3.33    4  3  3  2  2  6  -
Magdalene     7     2.43    3  2  0  2  2  4  4
Bruce         1     5.00    -  -  -  5  -  -  -
Diana A.      4     2.25    1  2  2  -  -  -  4
Agnes         7     1.57    0  2  1  1  1  4  2
Sandra        1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  4
Phyllis       2     2.00    2  -  -  2  -  -  -
Diana M.      3     0.67    -  0  2  -  -  -  0
Andrew        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -  -

Five Guys Named Moe
Aggie         7     5.00    8  4  1  4  5  6  7
Ed            6     4.67    5  -  2  4  7  7  3
Frank         6     4.33    5  -  3  7  5  3  3
Chris         7     4.00    5  3  3  4  3  5  5
Michael       5     3.80    3  4  -  -  5  4  3
Tom B.        1     2.00    -  2  -  -  -  -  -

Five of What?
Stan          7     6.71    9  5  6  5 10  5  7
Lesley        7     6.00    6  5  6  7  5  6  7
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           6     5.67    7  5  2  -  8  7  5
Hugh          7     4.71    5  6  3  6  5  4  4
Steve         7     4.57    4  4  3  7  6  4  4
Gord          6     4.50    5  6  5  5  -  3  3
Dave          6     2.83    4  -  3  2  2  4  2
Jane          1     0.00    -  0  -  -  -  -  -

Forza Azzurri
David         6     6.17    6  4  -  6  8  5  8
Jim           6     4.17    6  -  3  6  5  3  2
Amy           5     4.40    5  2  5  -  -  7  3
Debbie        7     2.57    3  1  2  3  3  3  3
Gail          3     3.67    3  3  5  -  -  -  -
Steve         5     2.60    -  4  -  1  5  1  2
Mike          2     1.00    -  -  1  -  1  -  -

Frayed Naughts
Richard       7     5.00    5  4  3  6  6  6  5
Rod           7     4.43    4  2  4  6  4  6  5
Ron           6     3.67    -  1  4  3  6  4  4
Kerry         6     3.33    3  -  3  4  5  4  1
Ken           2     5.50    -  6  -  5  -  -  -
Chris         4     3.00    -  -  1  -  1  4  6
Shirley       1     6.00    6  -  -  -  -  -  -
Susan         1     5.00    5  -  -  -  -  -  -
Dave          1     3.00    -  3  -  -  -  -  -

MI5
Val           5     5.20    -  -  5  6  3  6  6
Barrie        4     5.25    4  -  5  8  4  -  -
Victor        3     5.33    6  4  6  -  -  -  -
Marjorie      7     3.29    2  2  4  3  5  4  3
Tim           2     5.00    -  4  -  -  -  6  -
Leonard       3     3.33    -  -  -  4  5  1  -
John W.       1     5.00    -  5  -  -  -  -  -
Anne          6     2.00    2  -  0  3  0  5  2
John B.       2     2.50    -  4  -  -  -  -  1

Misplaced Modifiers
Mel           7     6.00    5  4  7  6  6  8  6
Ralph         6     5.67    4  7  -  5  6  8  4
Doug          6     4.50    4  5  4  4  5  5  -
Bob           2     7.00    -  -  -  9  5  -  -
Tim           3     5.00    4  6  -  -  -  -  5
Jessica       5     2.80    2  -  4  1  4  -  3
Carol         2     3.50    -  -  3  -  -  -  4
Lori Ann      2     2.50    -  3  -  -  -  2  -
Anne          1     3.00    -  -  -  -  -  3  -
Ric           1     1.00    -  -  1  -  -  -  -

On a Roll
Kelly         7     4.29    5  4  2  5  6  6  2
Greg          2     7.50    -  -  -  8  -  7  -
Brian         4     5.00    -  5  3  -  5  7  -
Rick          7     3.43    3  2  4  4  6  2  3
Helen         6     3.33    4  2  1  5  4  -  4
Patrick       7     2.43    1  3  1  4  4  1  3
Jeanette      1     2.00    2  -  -  -  -  -  -

Reach for the Tap
Lorne         5     5.40    -  5  2  8  -  6  6
Stephan       7     4.43    5  2  3  7  5  6  3
Tracy         4     5.00    3  -  -  3  6  -  8
Ian           6     3.50    4  3  -  5  3  3  3
Jill          7     2.86    3  2  3  4  3  2  3
Dee           5     2.20    1  1  2  -  2  5  -

Sam's Spades
Tony          7     5.00    6  6  3  5  5  4  6
Paul          5     5.20    5  3  -  6  -  8  4
Cheyenne      4     4.00    -  -  -  4  3  8  1
Al            6     3.17    3  2  4  1  3  -  6
Selwyn        7     2.57    4  1  2  2  3  3  3
Brian         2     3.50    4  -  -  -  -  3  -
Sheila        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -  -

Unnatural Axxe
Brian         7     6.00    3  7  7  6  7  8  4
Jim           6     5.33    6  -  4  6  6  5  5
Jane          5     3.60    4  -  1  3  -  5  5
B.J.          3     4.00    6  3  -  3  -  -  -
Calvin        3     4.00    -  6  3  -  3  -  -
Scott         3     3.67    -  2  -  -  5  -  4
Carolyn       7     2.00    4  1  1  1  3  2  2
Glen          1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  2  -

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Protests

Protests

Round 1

Question 9 - We asked about a surprising connection between Al Sharpton
  and Strom Thurmond.  Sam of Footloose and Firkin Free answered "They shared
  a common ancestor", saying that "this is how the story was presented in the
  news".  We scanned several dozen news headlines, none of which claimed that
  Sharpton and Thurmond are related, but many of which report that Sharpton
  is seeking DNA testing to determine whether there is any kinship relation.
  Therefore we conclude that all that has been claimed so far is that one
  of Sharpton's ancestors was owned by one of Thurmond's ancestors, which
  was the expected answer.  Protest denied.

Question 10 - We asked about an unusual find in a rooming house, namely
  approximately 100 dead sheep.  Stephan of Reach for the Tap protested
  "sheepskins".  This would have been deemed close enough in any case, but
  in fact, according to news reports, someone was indeed skinning a sheep
  when the police arrived.  Protest accepted for 2 points.

Round 4

Question 4 - We asked for the Blue Jay with the "lowest career ERA (3.42).
  This player was a Blue Jay 1984-92."  We expected Jimmy Key, but Steve of
  Forza Azzurri gave "Henke" as a team answer.  This one was our fault for
  not explicitly specifying "starter" in the question (though in our defense,
  the career ERA stat is generally read as starters-only, or minimum 1000
  innings pitched).  Since we did leave that out, Tom "the Terminator" Henke
  is a reasonable guess, and by some measures he does have the lowest ERA
  of any career Jays pitcher (if you include closers), with 2.48.  Also his
  years as a Jay are similar to Jimmy Key's, as specified in the question.
  Taking all this into account, protest accepted for 1 point.

Round 9

Question 9 - We described the Boyoma Falls and asked for their old name,
  which, we said, "honored a British explorer".  For an empty-seat team
  answer, Five of What? said "Livingstone", and when the answer Stanley
  (Falls) was revealed, they complained that Stanley was American.

  Henry Morton Stanley's home was indeed in the US during his exploring
  years, but he was a British expatriate for most of that time.  He did
  take out US citizenship eventually, only to move back to Britain a few
  years later, where he resumed British nationality (and was knighted and
  elected to Parliament).  Admittedly "British explorer" was a careless
  wording, and it may have been inadvertently misleading to some extent,
  but it isn't wrong, even if some sources do claim him as American.

  There actually is a set of Livingstone Falls on the Congo River
  as well as the former Stanley Falls, and they do come close to meeting the
  general physical description we gave.  But they are not the Boyoma Falls,
  they have not been renamed, and they are not the place where name of the
  river changes.  This answer is not close enough; protest denied.

Round 10

Question C2 - Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury; that
  is, the height of a mercury column whose base develops the indicated
  pressure.  (If your blood pressure has ever been taken using a mercury
  sphygmomanometer, you can see that the scale is simply in millimeters.)
  Jim of Unnatural Axxe protested "millibar", saying it's the same thing.
  In fact a millibar is a pressure of 1000 dynes (that is, the force that
  would accelerate a mass of 1 gram at 1 cm/s²) per cm².  A blood pressure of
  120/80 would be about 160/107 if the units were millibars.  Protest denied.