The Anagrammy Results for October 2003

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51 voters - a new record! Great to see such a good turn out.

This month, no one member dominated the event. There were 11 members who won awards. As usual there were a some very close categories this month.

One problem did occur. There was one incorrectly attributed anagram in the General Category due to an error at the nomination stage and it was not picked up until the competition was well underway.. We dropped this anagram at the end of the competition.

Toby is currently working on some improvements on the Forum software. These include a redesigned nomination form, the prevention of posting failed nominations, and the option of previewing a post before sending it.

Again, thank you all for the great voter turnout.


General Category - 1st three win an award.

This was a very close competition with the top four battling in out for the three awards here.

View's brilliant little discovery was always just in the lead, while Mey, Richard Grantham and JB jockeyed for the minor placing. JB went for 2nd to 4th on the last day by just one point.

1st

View with:
ABC is ~ Basic.

47

2nd

Richard Grantham with:
Religious fundamentalism = Defiant rage in Muslim soul.

41

3rd

Mey Kraus with:
Mental Disturbance = Unclear mind, at best.

41

4th

JB with:
The politicians = Itch to spin a lie!

40

5th

Larry Brash with:
Unidentified Flying Objects = Once filed, FBI just denying it.

34


Entertainment Category

Another close competition, at least in the early stages.

Mey was the early leader with a three point lead on Day One. JB passed him the next day and moved well clear by the end of voting.

A nice win to JB, who at one stage looked like picking up three wins this month. That was 11th win this year and it was great to see her do so well after a month's break from the awards. JB now has 50 awards all-up.

1st

JB with:
Italian Antonio Stradivari = A violin is an art, a tradition.

63

2nd

Mey Kraus with:
Cartoons featuring Tom and Jerry = Rodent runs from a cat in great joy!

49

3rd

David Bourke with:
The flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia = Delicate, magical touch of true Spain.

43


Topical Category

If the first two categories were close, this one was not.

Wordminer opened the competition with what was clearly the best anagram and led by 22 points on the first day. He was never in any doubt of winning.

His was his 6th award, moving him up into the top 25.

1st

Wordminer with:
Where is Saddam Hussein ? = Assume he was hidden, Sir.

81

2nd

JB with:
This year's Labour Party Conference = Carry-on features Tony Blair speech.

51

3rd

David Bourke with:
The supersonic airplane Concorde = Perilous, accident-prone? ONE crash.

43


Rude Category

This was a great month for View. He posts a lot, does not get many nomination, but there have been a few nice discoveries made by him. The two shortest anagrams this month were his and the short anagrams are always attractive to the voters.

His lead from Day One just grew bigger and bigger. This was his third win in the last two months.

1st

View with:
Tee-shirt = Tits here.

75

2nd

Richard Grantham with:
The Family Planning Association = I cannot shag many if I eat no pills.

39

3rd

Jesse Frankovich with:
The sexual positions = I exult as she is on top.

37


Peoples' Names Category

Another close event.

I predicted a win for JB here and the early voting trend confirmed my thoughts.She led by 8 points on Day One, just one point on Day Two, then Jesse passed her and won by ten points.

This was Jesse's 13th win.

1st

Jesse Frankovich with:
Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald's = Cooked my order for lunch, and fast!

91

2nd

JB with:
Nurse Florence Nightingale, Lady with the Lamp = . . .

81

3rd

Zoran with:
Spanish dictator Franco = A darn rich fascist on top!

38


Other Names Category

Hans-Peter had only one entry in the competition this month, but what a great anagram.

His substantial Day One lead just grew and grew.

This was Hans-Peter's 6th win.

1st

Hans-Peter Reich:
Alpine glaciers = Large ice plains.

71

2nd

Zoran with:
Caspian Sea = Asian space.

38

3rd

Mey Kraus with:
Norton AntiVirus (a Symantec product) = Instant auto-scan on my corrupt drive.

32


Medium Category

This was very close on the opening day of competition.

Jesse, myself and Richard Grantham were the early contenders. Day two saw Richard open a small lead, but by the next day, it was clear that he was going to win comfortably.

127 wins for Richard.

1st

Richard Grantham with:
Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun. = . . .

57

2nd

Larry Brash with:
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the . . .

48

3rd

Jesse Frankovich with:
Granted one victory in ease, authority is hereby bestowed to this immigrant, Arnold, to revamp Calif . . .

37


Long Category

Just three entries this month.

Despite the differences in length of their anagrams, this was a fairly close event, with just ahead on Day One. He maintain a small lead to the end.

Two wins for Mey this month give him 138 wins all up.

1st

Mey Kraus with:
[Office of the Press Secretary, October 24, 2003] . . .

102

2nd

David Bourke with:
'The Bagpipe: A Complete Tutor With A Selection Of Irish And Scottish Tunes' compiled and arranged . . .

93

3rd

Richard Brodie with:
The General Assembly, Security Council, Secretariat, Economic and Social Council, and the Internati . . .

63


Special Category - 1st three win an award.

Five very high standard entries this month.

It was fantastic to see Mike Keith back with a new improved version of his famous anagram. It was always likely that it would win, although David Bourke kept the challenge up to him throughout.

The battle for third place was tight early one, but Richard Brodie polled more strongly towards the end.

Mike's win was his first since 2001 and his 22nd all up. David picked up his 45th award and Richard his 48th.

1st

Mike Keith with:
A triply true anagram.

62

2nd

David Bourke with:
'Underneath The Arches' - Flanagan and Allen.

57

3rd

Richard Brodie with:
A quote from Shakespeare's Othello. The names of some of the principal characters are hidden in the . . .

53

4th

Mey Kraus with:
An anagram of a sonnet by Keats, heavily influenced by a certain problem I had while writing it. I e . . .

37

5th

Richard Brodie with:
From Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth.

27


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

Most of the minor placegetters in most of the categories had won awards this month. This left just two people who had second places and who had not won an award, Zoran and myself. Richard Grantham suggested breaking my long standing tradition of never awarding myself this award, pointing out that my anagram in Medium, was close to the lead throughout, whereas Zoran's minor places in Peoples and Other Names were a long way behind.

His persuasive argument was accepted:

Larry Brash with:
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter the . . .

Top Ten DFE Awards Progressive Points - 2003

1st

Mey Kraus

699.40

2nd

Jesse Frankovich

544.01

3rd

Adrian Hickford

354.79

4th

JB

332.62

5th

Richard Grantham

315.00

6th

Wordminer

289.49

7th

Larry Brash

235.34

8th

Scott Gardner

225.28

9th

David Bourke

218.19

10th

Zoran Radisavlevic

209.57


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

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Updated: May 10, 2016


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