Results for September 2004


66 votes cast! This smashes the old record by nine votes.

As you will recall, we held a poll and the result was to reduce the duration of the competition from four to three days. We also decided to follow Jesse's suggestion to avoid weekend days. These ideas (especially the latter) made a huge difference. We had 16 votes in the first three hours, 28 votes by nine hours, 38 by the end of Day One, 50 at the end of Day Two, and 16 in the last 24 hours.

There was a narrow spread of awards this month with only seven competitors winning the 14 awards.


GENERAL:

Hans-Peter's entry looked for strong here in this month's line up, and he hoped that it would do well.

It was no surprise to me that his anagram was well clear by three hours and the gap opened up further to over 30 points by the end of the event.

Second place always looked like Mey's property, but the tussle for third was always interesting. Rick and JB were head to head on Day One, but JB opened a modest gap to win the third place award.

Hans-Peter's win was his 2nd this year and his 9th all up, putting him in the Top Twenty.


1

  Hans-Peter Reich

81  

An endangered species = See a race's end pending.

2

  Mey Kraus

50  

A speeding car = Daring escape!

3

  JB

37  

Anonymous message = No name, so may guess.

4

  Rick Rothstein

32  

Cigarette consumption ‡ I got cancer; I'm not upset.

5

  Scott Gardner

30  

Hurricane evacuations = I vacate house, run in car.


ENTERTAINMENT:

Mey's brilliant anagram was leading by 29 after 24 hours, 48 points after two days and a massive 72 at the end of the event. The final score of 125 points (almost a 2 point average per voter) was a new record.


1

  Mey Kraus

125  

Ceiling murals of the Sistine Chapel = Hail Michelangelo's finest pictures!

2

  Scott Gardner

53  

The Star Wars Trilogy DVD release = Darth Vader story we sell is great!

3

  Jesse Frankovich

49  

American television show = Has some raw violence in it.


TOPICAL:

This was the closest contest of the month.

David led at 3 hours, the Chris took over and was four points clear after one day. David led by one point at the end of Day Two, opening this to eight point midway through Day Three, but scraped home by just one point at the close of voting.


1

  David Bourke

70  

The Presidential election = Select the perennial idiot!

2

  Chris Doyle

69  

Senator John Forbes Kerry = Rent-a-bore. Sorry, he's no JFK!

3

  JB

44  

Beslan School, Russia = Oh, no classes. Burials.


PEOPLES NAMES:

I counted at least four leaders here during this event.

Jesse and David were tied after three hours, then JB passed them by nine hours, and was joined in a tie by Jesse at the 24 hour mark. Mey came into second place by Day Two, with JB just two ahead. JB made in home eight point clear at the end of the last day.


1

  JB

80  

Nurse Florence Nightingale, the Lady with a Lamp = This Crimea War angel, on duty helping the fallen.

2

  Mey Kraus

72  

The actress Marilyn Monroe = Hey, immortal star on screen!

3

  Jesse Frankovich

58  

The number one golfer in the world, Vijay Singh = Now he revels in the darn joy of humbling Tiger.


OTHER NAMES:

Like Entertainment, this was a huge win to the early leader, Chris. His lead ballooned out to 61 points at the conclusion, also breaking the magic 100 point barrier.

At the end of competition, Richard drew my attention the discussion about ownership of the winning anagram that I had missed while I was busy organising the competition. I agree with the bottom line (and the majority) decision that Chris's improvement of Rick's anagram constituted a new anagram in its own right, and that the nomination to Chris should remain.

This was Chris's fifth award.


1

  Chris Doyle

101  

The National Rifle Association = Fanatical loonies are into this.

2

  Scott Gardner

40  

Gun Owners Action League = Cease gun regulation now!

3

  Rick Rothstein

39  

Weight Watchers International, Inc. ~ ran neat clinic where waist got thin.


MEDIUM LENGTH:

While I thought I had a chance, I thought David's shorter entry was superior.

However, I was delighted to see that I was well ahead early on Day One. David narrowed the gap at times, but I always maintained enough of a lead to be safe.

I have won this category two months running, giving me 11 awards this year and 85 since 1998.


1

  Larry Brash

83  

Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months (Oscar Wilde) =
I exclaimed: "How is it womens' favorite outfits or best silver shoes last no longer than half a year?"

2

  David Bourke

70  

The English wartime singer Dame Vera Margaret Lynn =
Damn Germans hate her very stirring "We'll Meet Again"!

3

  Tony Crafter

47  

'I hope you'll come and join us, and the world will live as one.' (From song: 'Imagine') =
John Lennon's melodious dream: 'I'm holding out for Peace. Evil, sin, will go away.


AWARDSMASTER'S CHALLENGE:

David Bourke suggest this month's unusual challenge of creating an anagrammed conversation between Tony Crafter of William Tunstall-Pedoe.

David started out well, making me think that he might win it. However Mey had a seven point led after 24 hours and increased it nicely tp 22 by the finish.


1

  Mey Kraus

61  

2

  David Bourke

39  

Tony: "Mr William Tunstall-Pedoe! I am your biggest fan!"
William: "Swell! I'm a little bit proud of my Anagram Genius!"

3

  Rick Rothstein

36  

Tony: "Hey! Note this down-and-out loon gave this to me for free."
William: "Now I only have ten-thousand more of these to get rid of."


LONG:

I had JB's entry picked as the best chance, and she opened up a quick lead over 12 point in the first three hours. She continued her good form to win comfortably.

Great month for JB with three winners. This boosted her to seven awards this year and puts her equal fourth with David Bourke with 59 wins.


1

  JB

92  

'A Story Wet As Tears' by Marge Piercy ... = 'Yet Another Story Once upon a time, ...

2

  Mey Kraus

67  

"It's absolutely essential that eight w... = After the shocking statement, Bush's i...

3

  David Bourke

53  

The book 'The Haynes Workshop Manual: W... = How to: - Chat her up - Undo bra - ...


SPECIAL:

A little quieter in this category this month, but as usual the standard was excellent. Four entries means just two awards.

David led from Day One by a small margin. However, Mey took a one point lead after 48 hours. It was not until the last few hours that Mey opened up a winning gap of just five points.

David's second place gave him two wins this month, ten for the year and 59 all up.


1

  Mey Kraus

83  

Shakespeare's 2nd sonnet anagrammed into a paraphrase sonnet.

2

  David Bourke

78  

PIANO MAN

3

  Richard Grantham

69  

the pet goat

4

  Tony Crafter

22  

There was a young lady named Gloria...


RUDE:

Mey was soon in the lead here and kept a respectable hiatus through to the end.

Mey had yet another fantastic month with five awards, 31 for the year and 177 in total.


1

  Mey Kraus

75  

The bikini model = "I'm, like, hot in bed!"

2

  Jesse Frankovich

59  

Adult film star = A tall, firm stud.

3

  David Bourke

48  

To boldly go where no man has gone before... = Fella woos her, no bra...go to bed, hymen gone!


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

This was hard to pick this month. The top five winning members tended to levitate to the top of each category. Contenders here included Rick's General, Scott's Entertainment and Other Names, Jesse's Peoples Names and Rude, and Richard's Special.

After some deliberation, we went for Jesse's Rude, which was not very rude at all, but was short, apt and was always well placed in its category.

Jesse Frankovich with:
Adult film star =
A tall, firm stud.


Corrected Points for the Daniel F. Etter Memorial Award

Name

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Total

Meyran Kraus

61.83

69.65

68.60

92.51

69.03

91.24

76.85

106.10

96.78

732.59

David Bourke

44.32

45.72

35.36

46.76

46.91

75.21

51.19

45.45

76.64

467.56

Jesse Frankovich

51.89

56.79

53.83

49.46

50.02

39.41

39.57

71.65

42.78

455.40

Adrian Hickford

72.37

67.94

74.65

19.46

48.05

55.50

36.61

21.20

10.60

406.38

Toby Gottfried

28.13

30.42

46.79

44.31

54.16

33.79

50.52

40.68

33.47

362.27

Larry Brash

19.88

28.23

22.73

27.97

63.08

39.07

67.98

40.86

35.48

345.28

Richard Grantham

60.73

47.27

22.99

11.41

39.88

28.38

55.10

35.59

6.27

307.32

Jaybur

31.98

-

43.08

49.63

-

-

48.06

42.06

58.26

273.07

Tony Crafter

-

-

-

55.68

38.20

42.44

43.35

47.89

38.19

265.75

Chris Doyle

-

-

-

-

52.86

39.14

43.64

52.11

35.81

223.56

Scott Gardner

-

-

32.06

26.67

16.91

38.86

2.38

23.86

30.16

170.90

Rick Rothstein

3.75

-

-

2.78

30.92

14.54

20.53

27.35

37.90

137.77

Hans-Peter Reich

26.55

13.62

14.17

4.95

10.04

-

22.88

11.98

27.00

131.19

Paul Lusch

-

28.90

17.94

22.16

12.25

26.69

2.89

7.03

5.06

122.92

View

20.84

25.52

11.60

17.47

13.63

2.23

1.34

8.94

0.48

102.05

Allan Morley

35.94

9.83

10.69

13.51

-

8.02

-

16.45

5.33

99.77

Horrid Stretchy Pus

7.11

5.36

-

-

7.09

7.87

34.43

13.32

13.79

88.97

Zoran Radisavlevic

6.64

8.00

12.18

18.95

11.02

7.00

9.04

10.83

5.09

88.72

David A. Green

8.52

0.70

19.74

8.22

20.77

-

5.95

7.93

9.73

81.59

Joe Fathallah

-

7.83

24.55

13.80

5.16

3.99

-

8.41

-

63.74

Paul Pan

7.74

3.33

13.53

3.75

2.11

6.51

7.54

9.60

7.13

61.24

Alan Yoshioka

12.58

2.40

4.20

5.63

-

11.60

5.70

5.23

-

47.34

Richard Brodie

3.37

3.04

25.60

-

-

4.52

9.14

-

-

45.67

JJ Gertler

-

-

-

-

-

5.16

12.35

11.22

-

28.73

Crispy

-

-

-

3.71

22.41

-

-

-

-

26.12


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


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Updated: May 10, 2016


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