Results for June 2004


There were 44 votes this month, which was a lot quieter than the brilliant run of 50+ turnouts of the last four months.

This month saw a change to the number of awards alloted in the Special Category. Traditionally this had been three awards irrespective of the number of entries. A recent poll decided that the awards be given thus:
1-3 entries: 1 award;
4 entries: 2 awards;
5+ entries: 3 awards.

Also this month, we awarded our 1000th monthly award (details below).


GENERAL:

Even before voting, there was one stand-out anagram that looked a favourite. That was David's perfect discovery. Sure enough, he led comfortably from the start with six others vying for the minor places.

Adrian broke well clear of the chasers by Day Three, while third place was fought out between Jesse, Rick, Toby, Mey and Mr Pus. Ultimately, Jesse and Rick shared the third place award, pushing Mey out by one point.

This was David's 5th win this year, giving him 55 awards all up and a share of 4th place on the All-Time Table. Rick's win is his 2nd for the year and 6th ever.


1

  David Bourke

50  

A domestic housecat = Does it catch a mouse?

2

  Adrian Hickford

33  

Theological discussions = Go inside Catholics' souls.

3

  Rick

23  

A college graduate = Goal? Actual degree.

3

  Jesse Frankovich

23  

Cigarette caution labels = I'll abuse it to get a cancer.

5

  Mey Kraus

22  

Sunday School teacher = Chaste and holy course.


ENTERTAINMENT:

Only two real contenders here. Adrian and Mey swapped the lead several times on Day One, with Adrian opening a good lead at the end of that first day. Adrian mantained what was an ever-decreasing margin, scraping in by two points.


1

  Adrian Hickford

64  

The Harry Potter series of movies = Three stories, more heavy profits.

2

  Mey Kraus

62  

Clinton's autobiography = Horny goat's publication.

3

  Larry Brash

24  

Ozzy, Sharon, Aimee, Jack and Kelly Osbourne = Look, see his zany junky boozer clan are mad!


TOPICAL:

Chris Doyle joined us last month and has made a great impression in that time. He opened a good lead by the end of the first day and gradually extended it for a comfortable win.


1

  Chris Doyle

59  

A Father's Day card = Dad has a cry after.

2

  Toby Gottfried

46  

Weapons of Mass Destruction = Found some parts in two cases.

3

  Scott Gardner

44  

Clinton's autobiography "My Life" = If about portly Monica, he's lying!


PEOPLES NAMES:

This was pretty close.

Mey led out with a five point gap on Day One. Scott jumped two points ahead on Day Two. Mey was back in the lead at the end of Day Three. Scott powered home to win by three points.

Scott's win is his 3rd this year and 11th all-up.


1

  Scott Gardner

39  

Pierce Brosnan of County Meath, Ireland = I prefer actual Bond (Sean Connery) to him.

2

  Mey Kraus

36  

William Clinton, the former US president = Parts of the memoir will include interns.

3

  David Bourke

30  

The German neurologist Dr Alois Alzheimer = Memories going, lost in a rather dull...er...haze.


OTHER NAMES:

At the end of the first day, it was clear who was going to win, as Chris had a 12 point lead. Tony polled well but could never close the gap.

Two wins for Chris is a great way to get on the All Time Table.


1

  Chris Doyle

71  

The U.S. Bill of Rights = Bush: ³Iıll forget this.²

2

  Tony Crafter

53  

Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain = Naughty aliens responsible?

3

  David Bourke

38  

The Empire State Building, New York City = Incredible imagery - it went up to the sky!


MEDIUM LENGTH:

Although Jesse led from start to finish, this was actually quite close. Mey and I took turns in challenging the lead, but Jesse held on for a six point win.

Two awards here give Jesse a sold nine wins this year and 25 all up.


1

  Jesse Frankovich

54  

Idol (n.) 1, an image of a deity, used as an object of worship. 2, a person or thing adored or revered. 3, a phantom; a false idea. =
American Idol (n.) 1, a phone-judged affair. 2, beloved performer it adopted as its winner. 3, a so-so yahoo heard on a stage.

2

  Mey Kraus

48  

How many visitors of a modern art gallery does it take to screw in one light bulb? =
Two. One to try, and one to growl: "It's lame! Five-year-old girls can make this rubbish!"

3

  Larry Brash

38  

Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Connie Booth and Andrew Sachs =
A screwy show, concerning a tall jaded hotel owner's pitfalls, has best run on a screen.


AWARDSMASTER'S CHALLENGE:

The Death of Ronald Reagan was the inspiration for this month's challenge.

Out of a big field of 18 entrants, it was not surprising that Mey's anagram was the leader from start to end. A 17 point win in such a big field is impressive, but so was his anagram.

It was appropriate, that this won the 1000th monthly award.


1

  Mey Kraus

47  

The American President Ronald Wilson Reagan = A real moron, in acting AND western leadership.

2

  Scott Gardner

30  

Former President Ronald Reagan = Grand performer; nation's leader.

3

  Richard Grantham

23  

President Ronald Wilson Reagan = Indeed, I no longer plan "Star Wars".


LONG:

This one was very exciting (well, at least for me anyway).

This anagram was a reworking of my first ever long anagram back in 1998. However, I felt doomed to a winless month, slipping back into the pack in a few categories. However, I thought I might have an outside chance here. I awoke on Day Four to find I was in the lead and watched that lead grow to a nice nine point win.

6 wins this year and now 80 all-up.


1

  Larry Brash

61  

To be or not to be: that is the question... = A rather famous quote from Hamlet, no d...

2

  Mey Kraus

50  

Dear Chet, I want this big man who knows... = (A civilian to George W. Bush, White Ho...

2

  David Bourke

50  

"I think I did something for the worst ... = "Yes, I do confess I *did* stoop to en...


SPECIAL:

Four entries and hence only two awards.

Richard and Mey were always going to take the two awards, Richard led but Mey gave him a good run for the money. He briefly led on Day Three, but Richard's great anagram crossword won by just two points.

Richard's win was his 8th this year and his 139th ever. Mey's two wins give him 20 for the year and 166 altogether.


1

  Richard Grantham

72  

Anagram Puzzle #1.

2

  Mey Kraus

70  

William Shakespeare's Sonnet 19.

3

  David Bourke

50  

Celebration - Kool & the Gang.

4

  Walter Newboldt

8  

Anagram Puzzle #2.


RUDE:

David looked very likely to win this, leading every day and taking a six point lead into the Final Day.

Out of the blue, Adrian polled 20 points on the last day to David's 11 points to pip him on the line.

A big month for Adrian with three wins, moving up to 6th place on the All-Time Table with 51 awards.


1

  Adrian Hickford

48  

Teenagers (boys) ~ get easy boners.

2

  David Bourke

45  

Victoria Sellers ~ reveals clitoris.

3

  Mey Kraus

43  

The singer Dolly Parton = "Hooters? Plenty, darling!"


AWARDMASTER'S AWARD FOR THE BEST ANAGRAM OF A NON-WINNING AUTHOR

Richard said to me, in our usual phone discussion, "I can guess who you will pick this month". He was right. It was a a really clever and funny anagram that was unlucky to be up against Chris Doyle's winner in Other Names. The easy choice this month was:

Tony Crafter with:
Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain =
Naughty aliens responsible?


Corrected Points for the Daniel F. Etter Memorial Award

Name

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Total

Meyran Kraus

61.83

69.65

68.60

92.51

69.03

91.24

452.86

Adrian Hickford

72.37

67.94

74.65

19.46

48.05

55.50

337.97

Jesse Frankovich

51.89

56.79

53.83

49.46

50.02

39.41

301.40

David Bourke

44.32

45.72

35.36

46.76

46.91

75.21

294.28

Toby Gottfried

28.13

30.42

46.79

44.31

54.16

33.79

237.60

Richard Grantham

60.73

47.27

22.99

11.41

39.88

28.38

210.66

Larry Brash

19.88

28.23

22.73

27.97

63.08

39.07

200.96

Tony Crafter

-

-

-

55.68

38.20

42.44

136.32

Jaybur

31.98

-

43.08

49.63

-

-

124.69

Scott Gardner

-

-

32.06

26.67

16.91

38.86

114.50

Paul Lusch

-

28.90

17.94

22.16

12.25

26.69

107.94

Chris Doyle

-

-

-

-

52.86

39.14

92.00

View

20.84

25.52

11.60

17.47

13.63

2.23

91.29

Allan Morley

35.94

9.83

10.69

13.51

-

8.02

77.99

Hans-Peter Reich

26.55

13.62

14.17

4.95

10.04

-

69.33

Zoran Radisavlevic

6.64

8.00

12.18

18.95

11.02

7.00

63.79

David A. Green

8.52

0.70

19.74

8.22

20.77

-

57.95

Joe Fathallah

-

7.83

24.55

13.80

5.16

3.99

55.33

Rick Rothstein

3.75

-

-

2.78

30.92

14.54

51.99

Paul Pan

7.74

3.33

13.53

3.75

2.11

6.51

36.97

Richard Brodie

3.37

3.04

25.60

-

-

4.52

36.53

Alan Yoshioka

12.58

2.40

4.20

5.63

-

11.60

36.41

Chris Sturdy

7.11

5.36

-

-

7.09

7.87

19.56

Crispy

-

-

-

3.71

22.41

-

26.12

JNC

-

-

14.57

-

10.14

-

24.71

sundogg99

15.49

4.20

-

-

-

1.36

21.05

Don Fortier

-

11.68

4.35

-

-

-

16.03

Rozrat

0.42

11.95

1.39

-

-

-

13.76

GOLDFERN

-

1.28

-

-

11.63

-

12.99

JJ Gertler

-

-

-

-

-

5.16

5.16

Dan Fortier

-

-

-

-

-

3.51

3.51

Hugh Reid

3.20

-

-

-

-

-

3.20

Andrew Brehaut

-

-

-

-

-

1.49

1.49

Michael Omstead

-

-

-

-

-

1.46

1.46

Walter Newboldt

-

-

-

-

-

0.89

0.89

ID Letterman

-

0.57

-

-

-

-

0.57


Thank you all for participating and voting in this months awards.


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