Game 8 - March 12, 2007 [Both protests resolved]

Footloose and Firkin Free* 72, Clueless 49
Misplaced Modifiers 68, Sam's Spades*# 54
All Over Twisted* 67, Cellar Rats 66
Frayed Naughts 66, Unnatural Axxe* 57
Five of What? 64, On a Roll* 63
Forza Azzurri 63, Five Guys Named Moe* 62
Reach for the Tap* 57, MI5# 52

     * Starting team
     # Playing shorthanded

Average team score in this game: 61.4 points
    Torquemada Division average: 63.1
      Jaworski Division average: 59.7


Top individual scores
Lesley       Five of What?                 9
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free     9
Amy          Forza Azzurri                 8
Bob          Misplaced Modifiers           8
Jim          All Over Twisted              7
Kerry        Frayed Naughts                7
Tony         Sam's Spades                  7
Craig        Cellar Rats                   7

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            Torquemada Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Cellar Rats                  *  6   2   0     525     44    58    54
Misplaced Modifiers          *  6   2   0     513     33    54    63
Five of What?                   6   2   0     485     32    42    78
Footloose and Firkin Free       5   3   0     493     36    47    69
Unnatural Axxe                  4   4   0     471     38*   43    79
Forza Azzurri                   4   4   0     469     37    45    73
MI5                             1   7   0     438     28    48    90
Average (per game)                             60.6    4.4   6.0   9.0

            Jaworski Division

                                W   L   T   Points  Stink Canad Zeroes
Frayed Naughts               *  6   2   0     479     29    55    80
All Over Twisted                5   3   0     506     30    50*   68*
Five Guys Named Moe             4   4   0     464     31    46    87
On a Roll                       3   5   0     443     29    41    92
Sam's Spades                    3   5   0     440     29    44    90
Reach for the Tap               3   5   0     424     22    47   103
Clueless                        0   8   0     299     16    23   159
Average (per game)                             54.6    3.3   5.5  12.1**

Combined average                               57.6    3.9   5.7  10.6**

*Indicates teams in Final, and winners of Stinker, Canadiana,
 and Fewest Zeroes prizes, if there were no more games this season.

**This average now being computed correctly for the first time.

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Rounds from easiest to stinker

  Average  Low High   Round
    8.07    5   10    9. Solar System
    7.00    4    9    1. Current Events
    6.79    4    8    3. Sequels
    6.36    2    9    2. Israel
    5.86    3    9    8. Other Voices, Other Words
    5.79    3    9    7. Canadiana: Defunct Toronto Cinemas
    5.64    4    7    4. NHL Arenas
    5.21*   2    9    6. Election Methods
    5.14    3    8    5. Modern Musicals
    5.00    2    9   10. Challenge Round
        *ignoring team steals

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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       1.21   7   3   4  Peter Greenaway Movies
  13        6    1    0       1.23   6   4   3  European Union
  13        6    1    0       0.46   2   2   9  Names of Chemical Elements
  11        4    3    0       0.91   4   2   5  Iraqi Cities
  10        3    4    0       0.70   2   3   5  Part-Time Cdns. @ New Yorker
   9        2    5    0       1.56   6   2   1  Chinese Philosophers

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Balance Report

Diff Favoring   Avg Lo Hi vs.Avg Lo Hi   Round
1.14 second    6.43  3  9   5.29  3  7   8. Other Voices, Other Words          
1.00 first  *  5.71  4  8   4.71  2  6   6. Election Methods                   
0.71 first     8.43  7 10   7.71  5  9   9. Solar System                       
0.71 first     6.00  4  7   5.29  4  7   4. NHL Arenas                         
0.43 first     6.00  4  8   5.57  3  9   7. Canadiana: Defunct Toronto Cinemas 
0.43 second    7.00  6  8   6.57  4  8   3. Sequels                            
0.29 second    7.14  4  9   6.86  5  8   1. Current Events                     
0.14 second    6.43  2  9   6.29  5  8   2. Israel                             
0.00 equal     5.14  3  7   5.14  3  8   5. Modern Musicals                    
            *ignoring team steals


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Scoring Leaders - totals based on best 6 of 8 games

Torquemada Division

                                        Total
Stan         Five of What?                43    9  5  6  5 10  5  7  6
Lesley       Five of What?                41    6  5  6  7  5  6  7  9
Sam          Footloose and Firkin Free    41    7  5  2  -  8  7  5  9
Brian        Unnatural Axxe               39    3  7  7  6  7  8  4  4
Mel          Misplaced Modifiers          39    5  4  7  6  6  8  6  6
David S.     Forza Azzurri                37    6  4  -  6  8  5  8  3
Craig        Cellar Rats                  34    -  -  5  5  8  5  4  7
Ralph        Misplaced Modifiers          34    4  7  -  5  6  8  4  4
Rick         Cellar Rats                  33    6  7  -  4  5  3  6  5
Hugh         Footloose and Firkin Free    32    5  6  3  6  5  4  4  6
Jim          Unnatural Axxe               32    6  -  4  6  6  5  5  4
Amy          Forza Azzurri                30    5  2  5  -  -  7  3  8
Tony         Cellar Rats                  30    4  5  4  6  5  4  6  -
Greg         Five of What?                29    -  5  -  6  6  6  -  6
Steve        Footloose and Firkin Free    29    4  4  3  7  6  4  4  -

Jaworski Division

                                        Total
Jim          All Over Twisted             38    7  6  5  -  6  4  7  7
Aggie        Five Guys Named Moe          36    8  4  1  4  5  6  7  6
Tony         Sam's Spades                 35    6  6  3  5  5  4  6  7
John         All Over Twisted             33    6  5  2  7  5  -  5  5
Cindy        All Over Twisted             32    5  7  3  6  3  5  1  6
Richard      Frayed Naughts               32    5  4  3  6  6  6  5  3
Stephan      Reach for the Tap            32    5  2  3  7  5  6  3  6
Ed           Five Guys Named Moe          31    5  -  2  4  7  7  3  5
Lorne        Reach for the Tap            31    -  5  2  8  -  6  6  4
Kelly        On a Roll                    29    5  4  2  5  6  6  2  3
Rod          Frayed Naughts               29    4  2  4  6  4  6  5  4
Halsey       All Over Twisted             28    7  4  3  -  4  6  -  4
Brian        On a Roll                    26    -  5  3  -  5  7  -  6
Frank        Five Guys Named Moe          26    5  -  3  7  5  3  3  3
Kerry        Frayed Naughts               26    3  -  3  4  5  4  1  7
Paul         Sam's Spades                 26    5  3  -  6  -  8  4  -
Ron          Frayed Naughts               26    -  1  4  3  6  4  4  5

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            Games  Average  Deuces

All Over Twisted
Jim           7     6.00    7  6  5  -  6  4  7  7
John          7     5.00    6  5  2  7  5  -  5  5
Cindy         8     4.50    5  7  3  6  3  5  1  6
Halsey        6     4.67    7  4  3  -  4  6  -  4
Paul          2     7.00    -  -  -  7  -  -  7  -
Miles         8     3.38    4  5  0  5  2  2  5  4
Jeremy        1     5.00    -  -  -  -  -  5  -  -
Ethan         1     2.00    -  -  -  2  -  -  -  -

Cellar Rats
Craig         6     5.67    -  -  5  5  8  5  4  7
Rick          7     5.14    6  7  -  4  5  3  6  5
Tony          7     4.86    4  5  4  6  5  4  6  -
Mike          8     3.88    5  3  5  2  5  4  3  4
Hal           7     4.14    6  4  2  5  3  4  -  5
Ed            4     5.00    5  6  1  -  -  -  8  -
Francesca     1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  4

Clueless
Brent         7     3.43    4  3  3  2  2  6  -  4
Magdalene     7     2.43    3  2  0  2  2  4  4  -
Bruce         1     5.00    -  -  -  5  -  -  -  -
Agnes         8     1.75    0  2  1  1  1  4  2  3
Diana A.      5     2.20    1  2  2  -  -  -  4  2
Phyllis       3     2.33    2  -  -  2  -  -  -  3
Sandra        1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  4  -
Adriano       1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  2
Diana M.      3     0.67    -  0  2  -  -  -  0  -
Andrew        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -  -  -

Five Guys Named Moe
Aggie         8     5.12    8  4  1  4  5  6  7  6
Ed            7     4.71    5  -  2  4  7  7  3  5
Chris         8     3.88    5  3  3  4  3  5  5  3
Frank         7     4.14    5  -  3  7  5  3  3  3
Michael       6     3.83    3  4  -  -  5  4  3  4
Tom B.        1     2.00    -  2  -  -  -  -  -  -

Five of What?
Stan          8     6.62    9  5  6  5 10  5  7  6
Lesley        8     6.38    6  5  6  7  5  6  7  9
Greg          5     5.80    -  5  -  6  6  6  -  6
Isobel        5     4.20    -  2  4  6  3  6  -  -
Mike          2     3.50    -  -  -  -  5  -  -  2
David P.      1     4.00    -  4  -  -  -  -  -  -
Beryl         1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  2

Footloose and Firkin Free
Sam           7     6.14    7  5  2  -  8  7  5  9
Hugh          8     4.88    5  6  3  6  5  4  4  6
Steve         7     4.57    4  4  3  7  6  4  4  -
Gord          7     4.14    5  6  5  5  -  3  3  2
Dave          7     3.29    4  -  3  2  2  4  2  6
Deep          1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  4
Jane          1     0.00    -  0  -  -  -  -  -  -

Forza Azzurri
David S.      7     5.71    6  4  -  6  8  5  8  3
Amy           6     5.00    5  2  5  -  -  7  3  8
Jim           7     4.14    6  -  3  6  5  3  2  4
Debbie        8     2.50    3  1  2  3  3  3  3  2
Gail          3     3.67    3  3  5  -  -  -  -  -
David B.      1     6.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  6
Steve         5     2.60    -  4  -  1  5  1  2  -
Mike          2     1.00    -  -  1  -  1  -  -  -

Frayed Naughts
Richard       8     4.75    5  4  3  6  6  6  5  3
Rod           8     4.38    4  2  4  6  4  6  5  4
Kerry         7     3.86    3  -  3  4  5  4  1  7
Ron           7     3.86    -  1  4  3  6  4  4  5
Ken           3     5.67    -  6  -  5  -  -  -  6
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           6     4.67    -  -  5  6  3  6  6  2
Barrie        4     5.25    4  -  5  8  4  -  -  -
Marjorie      8     3.38    2  2  4  3  5  4  3  4
Victor        3     5.33    6  4  6  -  -  -  -  -
Tim           3     4.33    -  4  -  -  -  6  -  3
Leonard       3     3.33    -  -  -  4  5  1  -  -
Anne          7     2.14    2  -  0  3  0  5  2  3
John W.       1     5.00    -  5  -  -  -  -  -  -
John B.       2     2.50    -  4  -  -  -  -  1  -

Misplaced Modifiers
Mel           8     6.00    5  4  7  6  6  8  6  6
Ralph         7     5.43    4  7  -  5  6  8  4  4
Bob           3     7.33    -  -  -  9  5  -  -  8
Doug          6     4.50    4  5  4  4  5  5  -  -
Tim           4     4.75    4  6  -  -  -  -  5  4
Carol         3     3.67    -  -  3  -  -  -  4  4
Jessica       5     2.80    2  -  4  1  4  -  3  -
Lori Ann      2     2.50    -  3  -  -  -  2  -  -
Anne          1     3.00    -  -  -  -  -  3  -  -
Ric           1     1.00    -  -  1  -  -  -  -  -

On a Roll
Kelly         8     4.12    5  4  2  5  6  6  2  3
Brian         5     5.20    -  5  3  -  5  7  -  6
Greg          2     7.50    -  -  -  8  -  7  -  -
Rick          8     3.50    3  2  4  4  6  2  3  4
Helen         7     3.71    4  2  1  5  4  -  4  6
Patrick       7     2.43    1  3  1  4  4  1  3  -
Jeanette      2     2.00    2  -  -  -  -  -  -  2

Reach for the Tap
Stephan       8     4.62    5  2  3  7  5  6  3  6
Lorne         6     5.17    -  5  2  8  -  6  6  4
Tracy         4     5.00    3  -  -  3  6  -  8  -
Ian           7     3.57    4  3  -  5  3  3  3  4
Jill          8     3.12    3  2  3  4  3  2  3  5
Dee           6     2.00    1  1  2  -  2  5  -  1

Sam's Spades
Tony          8     5.25    6  6  3  5  5  4  6  7
Paul          5     5.20    5  3  -  6  -  8  4  -
Cheyenne      5     4.00    -  -  -  4  3  8  1  4
Al            7     3.14    3  2  4  1  3  -  6  3
Selwyn        8     2.62    4  1  2  2  3  3  3  3
Brian         2     3.50    4  -  -  -  -  3  -  -
Sheila        1     1.00    -  -  -  -  1  -  -  -

Unnatural Axxe
Brian         8     5.75    3  7  7  6  7  8  4  4
Jim           7     5.14    6  -  4  6  6  5  5  4
Calvin        4     4.25    -  6  3  -  3  -  -  5
Jane          5     3.60    4  -  1  3  -  5  5  -
B.J.          3     4.00    6  3  -  3  -  -  -  -
Scott         3     3.67    -  2  -  -  5  -  4  -
Carolyn       8     2.00    4  1  1  1  3  2  2  2
Karen         1     4.00    -  -  -  -  -  -  -  4
Glen          1     2.00    -  -  -  -  -  2  -  -

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Protests

Round 6

Question 8 - We said a rotten borough, in Britain before a reform in
  1867, was "an electoral district whose population had greatly declined".
  Hugh of Footloose and Firkin Free gave an answer which was recorded
  as "where you could be bribed or take it over as a member of the
  ruling class".  One of the problems with a rotten borough was that
  in the absence of a secret ballot it was easy for a large landowner
  (a member of the ruling class) or other rich person to become elected
  there by bribing or otherwise coercing the few remaining residents to
  vote for him.  (This situation was also called a "pocket borough".)
  We assume this is what Hugh was saying; protest accepted for 2 points
  instead of 1.


Round 7

  Someone wrote on the protest sheet, "You guys mixed up Imperial and
  Elgin".  There was no actual protest, but we'll respond: no, we didn't.
  In the Toronto Star advertisements for November 2, 1970, the Imperial's
  location was given as "YONGE - DUNDAS" and the Yonge was given as
  "YONGE AT QUEEN".  In the Toronto Yellow Pages for that year, the
  Imperial's address was given as 263 Yonge and the Yonge as 189 Yonge.
  As we said, those locations are X and Y respectively on the map and
  the two cinemas are respectively the Canon and Elgin Theatres today.
  (The Canon now goes back its back-door address at 244 Victoria, but
  the Elgin still uses 189 Yonge.)

Round 10

Question C1 - we asked for the "largest city in the ethnic and cultural
  area known as Kurdistan".  Jim of Forza Azzurri said it was Kirkuk,
  not Mosul.  Certainly Kirkuk is an important city to Kurds, but we
  asked for the largest city.  Population estimates vary, but all sources
  we've consulted indicate that Mosul is the larger of the two by several
  hundred thousand people.  Protest denied.