The Anagrammy Results for December 2003

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47 voters - very good turnout. We have averaged 40 voters per month this year, which makes it our most successful year so far.

Another interesting fact is that they were 28 competitors this month, the best this year and well ahead of the usual 16-18 regulars.

The Grand Aanagrammy Awards for 2003 will be on soon, now that the last batch of winners has been to add to the list. For those new to the Grand Anagrammies, all the first place winners in the standard categories will be eligible to compete in this one-a-year event. Voters will also be asked to vote for the Best Overall Short and Long Anagrams, and the Best Anagram Software and Website. There are also several Awrdsmaster's Choice Awards.

General Category - 1st three win an award.

Mey was the leader on Day One after the first 23 votes. However by the end of Day Two, Hans-Peter opened a narrow lead. He gradually pulled well clear of Mey.

Third place was hotly contested by several competitors, including Joe, Richard G, sundogg, View and JB. By the end of voting Richard had third place. However, he has generously given it to Joe, as he considered Joe's anagram to be superior to his. I agree with his decision and support this move.

Hans-Peter's win was his fifth this year, amd his seventh all up.


1st

Hans-Peter Reich with:
One thousand kilos = Oh, sounds like a ton!

47

2nd

Mey Kraus with:
Casino hotels = To lose cash in.

36

3rd

Joe Fathallah with:
Lies and ~ denials.

25

4th

Richard Grantham with:
Acute narcolepsy = Sleep occur at any......

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Eq 5th

JB with:
The overweight and obese = These who overeat end big!

sundogg99 with:
A bottle of Dom Perignon champagne = Grand opening of the metal cap... BOOM!

23


Entertainment Category

This was a closely contested category, with Adrian leading out on Day One. Mey shot past him the next day and maintained a small lead through to the end.

With 14 entries, this was one of the better Entertainment contests this year, with the top six being of well above-average in standard.


1st

Mey Kraus with:
The Best-Selling Book in the World = Still the Bible - God knew no others!

50

2nd

Adrian Hickford with:
Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan = Damn pair! Connery is THE total Bond.

45

3rd

Jesse Frankovich with:
The "Lord of the Rings" movies = Those elves fight in Mordor.

43


Topical Category

Mey's anagram took a well-deserved lead on Day One and kept well clear of the pack.

Three wins for Mey this month, gives him a massive 38 awards this year and 146 altogether.


1st

Mey Kraus with:
Saddam Hussein, the Iraqis' former president = A squad pried his ass from his retirement den.

46

2nd

Jesse Frankovich with:
The oldest New Years' Eve tradition = Resolve to diet as we eat thy dinner!

38

3rd

Richard Grantham with:
Former President Saddam Hussein al-Tikriti = Strike finds sad, immature rat in "spider hole".

35


Rude Category

Initially, David asked us to move his rude anagram into General, as he lacked one there this month. However, we convinced him to move it back there, not because it was rude, but because of its greater chance of winning the Rude.

Our faith in his anagram was well-founded. It won easily.


1st

David Bourke with:
Scarlet women ~ screw men a lot.

55

2nd

sundogg99 with:
Crotchless panties = Penis-catcher slots.

46

3rd

Mey Kraus with:
Two-ply bathroom tissue = Royal-smooth butt wipes.

36


Peoples' Names Category

Early on Day One there was consideable jockeying for position, but JB took the lead by the end of that day. She gradually extended her lead, but was challenged on the last day by the fast finishing sundogg99.


1st

JB with:
Charles A. Lindbergh = Bird has challenger?

49

2nd

sundogg99 with:
James Bond, Secret Agent Double-Oh-Seven = Suave gentleman, he beds escort. Job done!

46

3rd

Mey Kraus with:
Renaissance painter Michelangelo = Real giant scenes in a chapel in Rome.

42


Other Names Category

This category was closer that the final result suggests.

sundogg99 led by 3 points over Mey on the first day, only to be passed by Mey at the end of the second day. He broke clear by five points, extending this to ten points by the close.

Nice first win for sundogg99. Well done.


1st

sundogg99 with:
Harley Davidson motorcycles = Hot damn! Very cool, classy ride.

48

2nd

Mey Kraus with:
Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Software = I saw great piles of free porn there!

38

3rd

Jesse Frankovich with:
The New York School of the Arts = Learns theory of how to sketch.

35


Medium Category

JB took a one point lead on Day One, was ten ahead by the next day, 15 ahead the following day, and finished 16 points clear at the end.

Great month for JB with two wins. 13 wins for the year, giving her 52 all-up.


1st

JB with:
I believe marriage is between a man and a woman, and I think we ought to codify that one way or another" - George W Bush

57

2nd

Mey Kraus with:
What's the sole difference between America's president and Mussolini?

41

Eq 3rd

Richard Brodie with:
Saddam Hussein is captured by the Coalition Forces as led by the United States of America.

Jesse Frankovich with:
The pedophilia allegations surrounding Michael Jackson

27


Christmas Category

We decide to run all Christmas-themed anagrams in their own category. It was certainly a great contest with the top eight place-getters spread over just 11 points

Jesse led out over JB and Adrian. JB and Jesse shared the lead the next day. Adrian passed both of them on Day Three and led by the smallest margin. He finished just two points ahead with the minor palcegetters moving in all directions.


1st

Adrian Hickford with:
A school nativity play = So plan a holy activity.

31

2nd

Richard Grantham with:
The manger = Men gather.

29

3rd

JB with:
Santa Claus (St Nicholas) and his team of reindeer = Fat man in a scarlet suit has chosen a ride on sled.

28


Long Category

A bigger than usual field with eight starters.

I had a small hope that I had a chance here, but it was clear by the end of the first day that Adrian was going to win comfortably. This he did with minimal pressure from Allan and I.

Two wins for Adrian this month give him 12 this year and 37 on the All Time Table.


1st

Adrian Hickford with:
People are occasionally having problems with nominations. Teething problems are common with new changes.

51

Eq 2nd

Larry Brash with:
On the twelfth day of Christmas,

42

Eq 2nd

Allan Morley with:
My name is Kelly LeBlanc, D.D.S. and I am a Cosmetic Dentist in Houston, Texas.

42


Special Category - 1st three win an award.

Profanity beat Poetry here this month!

Here was little doubt among the regulars the Richard G was the likely winner here before the competition started. The questions was how big a win would it be. "Huge" was the voter's unsurprising answer.

Third place was well contested by Joe and Richard B, with the former making it by just one point.

Richard's win took him to 18 for the year and 130 all-up. David's two awards brought 11 wins for the year and and 48 on the All Time Table. Joe also had two wins, giving him a total of nine wins, moving him up to 18th postion.


1st

Richard Grantham with:
A retelling of Mr Daydream by Roger Hargreaves, in which both letters and pictures have been rearranged.

69

2nd

David Bourke with:
Bush's biography from the White House site.

36

3rd

Joe Fathallah with:
Mambo No 5 - Lou Bega

29

4th

Richard Brodie with:
The love sonnet number One Hundred Forty Five by Shakespeare

28

5th

Adrian Hickford with:
Here's a list of 50 short anagrams, all beginning with 'A'

18


The Anagrammy Team's Choice for the Best Anagram of a non-winning author.

There were several of Jesse's that we considered for this award, but it was Richard Brodie's beautifully crafted poetic anagram that just missed a Special Category award that we selected in the end.

Richard Brodie
The love sonnet number One Hundred Forty Five by Shakespeare

Top Ten DFE Awards Final Points - 2003

1st

Mey Kraus

878.38

2nd

Jesse Frankovich

675.88

3rd

Adrian Hickford

456.83

4th

JB

387.45

5th

Richard Grantham

368.20

6th

Wordminer

354.58

7th

David Bourke

336.04

8th

Larry Brash

299.57

9th

Zoran Radisavlevic

252.18

10th

David A. Green

236.72


Congratulations to all the winners for this month and thank you all for voting.

An overview of the awards for this year.
All the winners of this year (available soon).

Updated: May 10, 2016


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