The Anagrammy Awards Results for July 2002

30 voters this month, our biggest since moving to the Forum.

The Forum has really turned into a multiracial forum, with representatives from many European and non-European countries. In the past the dominant groups were British, American, and Australian in origin. I have always been amazed by the standard of anagramming in English of people in whom English is not their native tongue.

The number of nominees and voters is slowly, but steadily rising over the last three months since we moved to the Forum. This is pleasing to see and vindicates the move.

We may have lost some good anagrammatists who have stayed exclusively in alt.anagrams, but we have gained several new members who are starting to shine and win awards. There has been the return of some old members, two of whom won awards this month.


General Category - 1st three win an award.

This month's nominations included quite a number of very short anagrams, which are always highly valued in this category.

This month's competition started evenly, but Adrian pulled well clear midway, but two solid days. This contest for third place was intense and the final results was a fair one.

Adrian's win was his ninth this year and 20th all up. Joe has had 5 wins in the last 5 months since he has been anagramming. Paul won his second award in his short time here with just 7 letters in his anagram.

1st

Adrian Hickford with:

Board meeting =
More debating.

42
2nd

Richard Grantham with:

Confessional =
So clean of sin.

29
Eq 3rd

Joe Fathallah with:

The Meaning of Life =
Feel fate homing in.

21
Eq 3rd

Paul Pan with:

Casting =
Sing, act!

21
5th Jaybur with:
The inferno =
On fire then.
19


Entertainment Category

Richard was another who shone on the 2nd and 3rd days of the competition opening a very strong lead. The more cultured style of anagrams did well here this month.

1st

Richard Grantham with:

Monsieur Camille Saint-Saens =
Learns to see animals in music.

38
2nd

Jaybur with:

Michelangelo Buonarroti's famous 'Pieta' =
O, cut marble into shape of a religious man.

23
Eq 3rd

Wayne Baisley with:

Steve Irwin, The Crocodile Hunter =
The television writher-conducer.

20
Eq 3rd

 David A. Green with:

Kirsten Flagstad, the Norwegian soprano ~
entertains with folksongs, a grand opera.

 20


Topical Category

As with last month, there was a broad range of topics here this month.

This started fairly closely with Allan, Adrian, and Mick (posting under an alias) all in contention in Day One. Allan steadily amassed the votes and kept the others at bay.

1st

Allan Morley with:

There is no God but Allah =
The tough old Arabs' line.

41
2nd

Mick Tully with:

A streaker at Wimbledon =
I demonstrate bare walk.

31
3rd

Adrian Hickford with:

George Best's liver transplant operation =
To preserve genial, notable sporting star.

27


Rude Category

A good sized field this month, but with only two really standout anagrams here.

Mey started brilliantly, and I was surprised how Richard was able to catch up to him, but Mey finished strongly on the last day.

1st

Meyran Kraus with:

Could we keep the relationship open? =
(OK! I can sleep nude with other people!)

47
2nd

Richard Grantham with:

Incestuous relationship =
Put it in cousin's arsehole.

42
Eq 3rd

Larry Brash with:

Anal intercourse =
One lunatic's rear!

16
Eq 3rd

Paul Pan with:

Turbo-stamina ~
masturbation.

16


Peoples' Names Category

Another race with three main contenders, with Adrian starting strongly. Zoran did not really come into contention until the last two days and finished with 5 of the last 6 primary votes.

1st

Zoran Radisavlevic with:

The Maid of Orleans =
Damsel on a hot fire!

41
2nd

Adrian Hickford with:

Doctor Harold Frederick Shipman =
Horror plan of sick medic - Dr. Death.

32
3rd

Meyran Kraus with:

Ariel Sharon, Yasser Arafat and George Bush =
Sheer Fat-Arse, Aging Arab and Sorry U.S.A-Hole.

27


Other Names Category

Lots of good anagrams here, as is becoming the case on a regular basis. This was certainly the closest category this month.

Zoran led on the first day, but Mattias did well mid-competition and took the lead. Zoran had a stronger finish and ended up with the Name Double.

This two awards were his first for the year and give him a total of 4 awards.

1st

Zoran Radisavlevic with:

United States of America =
I see fun, so I am attracted!

33
2nd

Mattias Inghe with:

google.com =
Come, log, go.

30
3rd

David A. Green with:

P. Loftus & Son, Funeral Directors ~
is full of rotted corpses & an urn!

21


Spam Category

Only two in this month, but both were excellent, and this may have deterred others from trying.

The first two votes and the last two votes favoured Mey, but the majority in between liked Allan's better. (the punchline was great!)

A good month for Allan with two wins. He now has had 10 this year and 14 altogether, moving him to 12th on the All-Time Table.

1st

Allan Morley with:

Sliding Blade PowerTooth(TM) Pruning Saw with Belt Clip

65
2nd

Meyran Kraus with:

Fellow Investors, What has defined winning investments

60


Long Category

This was the another fairly close category this month.

Like last month Paul Pan was an early contender, however, my anagram soon took a narrow lead, which was slowly extended. My 9th win this year and 74th since 1998.

This anagram had a terrible letter distribution with excess U's, not many T's or H's and just one F.

1st

Larry Brash with:

Andromeda, Antlia, Apus, Aquarius, Aquila,

50
2nd

Paul Pan with:

Bob Marley - War

44
3rd

Adrian Hickford with:

O Rose, thou art sick!

24


Special Category - 1st three win an award.

So often these days Mey comes up with something great here. Richard's brilliant and highly originally anagrammed flags did well, but Mey's was always the leader. Wayne's famous lists did well and beat two more traditional entries in the Special.

Mey had two wins this month, giving a brilliant 25 for the year and 105 since the beginning.

Richard G did well with 3 winners (12 for the year and 110 ever)

Wayne has won 6 awards over the years.

1st

Meyran Kraus with:

A poem by Edgar Allan Poe, which is dedicated to Sarah Anna Lewis, his supporter.

52
2nd

Richard Grantham with:

Fifteen sets of anagrammed national flags.

42
3rd

Wayne Baisley with:

Solitary confinement

26
4th

Paul Pan with:

La Cigale et la Fourmi

17
5th

Richard Brodie with:

The most familiar lines from Alexander Pope's
"Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady"

11


Awardsmaster's Choice for best non-winning anagram

It was easy to pick the winner here this month.

I went for one that did lead during the competition, one that was a great anagram with so few letters (just 9, including 2 G's and 3 O's), and one that was created by someone who had not won an award already this month.

The Winner:

Mattias Inghe with:
google.com =
Come, log, go.


DFE Awards Points - This month

1st Mey Kraus 60.46
2nd Richard Grantham 52.94
3rd Adrian Hickford 45.85
4th Paul Pan 33.46
5th Jaybur 30.92
6th Zoran Radisavlevic 27.90
7th Allan Morley 25.83
8th Larry Brash 22.58
9th David Green 21.80
10th Santi Spadaro 20.06

DFE Awards Points - This year

1st Mey Kraus 433.61
2nd Adrian Hickford 306.88
3rd Jaybur 251.00
4th Richard Grantham 241.18
5th Allan Morley 171.57
6th Larry Brash 164.28
7th David A. Green 125.24
8th Tom Myers 111.35
9th Joe Fahallah 104.52
10th David Bourke 078.76


Congratulations to all the winners for this month and thank you all for voting.
See an overview of the awards for this year.
See all the winners of this year.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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