Results for February 2004


A great turnout of voters. When I returned home from 36 hours away, I was delighted to see that a record equalling 51 people had voted. Unfortunately, closer checking revealed someone had accidentally voted twice. However, 50 is still an impressive result. The error had minimal effect on the awards, except for a tied result in Special after the incorrect vote was deleted.

To simplify typing up these results, I have changed the format so I can more easily create it using copy and paste from the Leaders Board.

GENERAL:

A big field of 16 started here and quickly two stood out from the pack, David and Adrian. They were never more a few points apart and ended the competition well ahead of the rest.

The competition for the third place award was quite intense, Mey and Joe equal third on Day One, then Day Two saw me moving in to third just ahead of Jesse and Joe.. I consolidated my position the next day and held to get there by two points over Mey and a quick finishing Zoran.

David's win was his second this year. It gives him his half-century and clear 5th place on the All Time Table. My win brings my total to 75.


1

  David Bourke

56  

Pure animal lust = Natural impulse.

2

  Adrian Hickford

50  

A perfectionist = I often practise.

3

  Larry Brash

30  

An appointment diary ‡ Pop in at any darn time.

4

  Mey Kraus

28  

A Southern Wedding = Dad is the gun owner.

5

  Zoran

25  

Adios, amigos = I go, so I am sad.


ENTERTAINMENT:

Adrian started with a small Day One lead of three points, moved well clear as the event progressed. At the end he was 20 points ahead for an easy win.


1

  Adrian Hickford

74  

"On the Origin of Species" by Charles Darwin = Chronicle brings new ideas of ape history.

2

  Mey Kraus

54  

The Mona Lisa painting = An enigma is on that lip.

3

  Toby Gottfried

37  

The Oscar goes to ... ~ those actor egos.


TOPICAL:

The winner here, Don Fortier, was active in the Anagrammy Awards in 1999-2001, and it is nice to see that he has not lost the touch that won him 11 awards back then.

Don finished the first day with a ten point lead, and kept a clear lead for the rest of the competition for Award Number 12.


1

  Don Fortier

61  

The Passion of the Christ = His fine path to the cross.

2

  Jesse Frankovich

53  

The Saint Valentine's Day Flowers = Ladies instantly fawn over these.

3

  Mey Kraus

41  

The American President George 'Dubya' Bush = Can he snub this deep gay urge to be married?


RUDE:

In the lead up to this month's competition, Jesse's clever rephrasing of the Janet Jackson fiasco looked very strong. The voters certainly agreed and by the end of the event he was 22 points clear.

This was his 18th award and moves him into clear 11th place.


1

  Jesse Frankovich

57  

Bare breast on television = Observable tit seen on air!

2

  Richard Grantham

35  

A Penthouse centrefold = Perfect hot nude on sale.

3

  View

27  

The chain of orgasms = Soft screaming: "Oh!"..."Ah!"


PEOPLES NAMES:

Huge win here for Richard whose lead on the first day was 11, then 14 the next day, then 21 on Day Three, then finally 25 at the close of voting.


1

  Richard Grantham

60  

Prime Minister Tony Blair = I misreport interminably.

2

  Jesse Frankovich

35  

American President George 'Dubya' Bush = "Impure gays cannot be brides," he argued.

3

  palusch

33  

Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan = A real learned finance man. Reveres graphs.


OTHER NAMES:

View's slightly Brash-modified anagram opened with a nine point lead, but this was narrowed by Mey, who briefly led. However, the final day saw View hang on in a desperately close category.


1

  View

53  

The Titanic disaster = Death, it starts in ice.

2

  Mey Kraus

52  

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences =...

3

  Richard Grantham

45  

Albert Einstein's theory of relativity = Able to fit entire on T-shirt very easily.

MEDIUM LENGTH:

Mey had a solid lead from the start and it just got bigger and bigger and bigger.


1

  Mey Kraus

71  

Director Peter Jackson's 'The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring' =...

2

  Richard Grantham

44  

"On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" =...

3

  Jesse Frankovich

31  

The baring of Janet Jackson's right breast during the Super Bowl Halftime Show =...


LONG:

This was certainly the "Battle of Gettysburg" all over again!

Using the same text, but with quite different anagrams, Toby and David were the two to watch in this small field. David led by three after the first charge, and kept a small lead on the first three days. The final day saw the battle surge back to the Yankies, with Toby routing the enemy by 13 points.

This was Toby's 9th award which will jump him over several big name anagrammatists for a clear 18th place.


1

  Toby Gottfried

76  

Fourscore and seven years ago,...

2

  David Bourke

63  

Fourscore and seven years ago,...

3

  Larry Brash

57  

"Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned abo...


SPECIAL:

Only four entrants this month, but the top three had an exciting contest, ultimately ending in a tie for first and just three points covering the top three. Initally it appeared that Adrian had won outright, but when the incorrect vote was deleted, the tie was the fair result. It means that both will go through to the Grand Anagrammies.

Three wins for Adrian this month, gives him a great start for 2004 with seven for the year, and a grand total of 44 awards, which brings him close to the Top Five.

Two awards for Richard, giving him 135 monthly wins. Mey's two wins keeps him well clear at 151 awards.


1

  Adrian Hickford

66  

Ten things you didn't know:

2

  Richard Grantham

66  

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet =...

3

  Mey Kraus

63  

The poem 'Smart' and its anagram, which tells a similar story, loosely based on several folk tales.

4

  Jesse Frankovich

37  

THE FREEMAN INSTITUTE

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

Our criteria here is to select the anagram by an author who did not win an award, and that went closest to winning an award. There were several contenders, including a couple of palusch's anagrams. However, it was Zoran's in General that came within just a few points of picking up third place award. It also makes up for last month's mixup with his selections.

Zoran with:
Adios, amigos = I go, so I am sad.


Corrected Points for the Daniel F. Etter Memorial Award

Name

Jan

Feb

Total

Adrian Hickford

72.37

67.94

140.31

Meyran Kraus

61.83

69.65

131.48

Jesse Frankovich

51.89

56.79

108.68

Richard Grantham

60.73

47.27

108.00

David Bourke

44.32

45.72

90.04

Toby Gottfried

28.13

30.42

58.55

Larry Brash

19.88

28.23

48.11

View

20.84

25.52

46.36

Allan Morley

35.94

9.83

45.77

Hans-Peter Reich

26.55

13.62

40.17

Jaybur

31.98

-

31.98

palusch

-

28.90

28.90

sundogg99

15.49

4.20

19.69

AlanY

12.58

2.40

14.98

Zoran Radisavlevic

6.64

8.00

14.64

Horrid Stretchy Pus

7.11

5.36

12.47

Rozrat

0.42

11.95

12.37

Don Fortier

-

11.68

11.68

Paul Pan

7.74

3.33

11.07

David A. Green

8.52

0.70

9.52

Joe Fathallah

-

7.83

7.83

Richard Brodie

3.37

3.04

6.41

Rick Rothstein

3.75

-

3.75

Hugh Reid

3.20

-

3.20

GOLDFERN

-

1.28

1.28

Letterman

-

0.57

0.57


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


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Updated: May 10, 2016


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