Results for May 2004


At the end of voting there were 57 votes, but on closer inspection, one person voted twice. As a result, we finished with a record-equaling 56 voters, giving an average of 51 voters so far this year. In the middle of the competition, we had a server outage of approximately 18 hours. My guess is that we would have topped 60 voters, but for that.

It was a very busy on the Forum, too, with over 1000 posts, which is also a new record. We have had a number of new enthusiastic members join us, including Tony Crafter, Chris Doyle and Rick.


GENERAL:

There were a number of high quality anagrams among the 17 starters here this month. Adrian led on Day One by 5 points, but I caught up by the end of Day Three. The end was exciting with me winning by just two points. This was my first General win for several years.

The minor placings were tightly contested with Rick, Mey, Jesse and JNC battling it out. Mey made it by four points.


1

  Larry Brash

41  

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome = Enter and thus find my son dead.

2

  Adrian Hickford

40  

A knight in armour = I am no King Arthur.

3

  Mey Kraus

38  

Cigarette machines = The aim is 'Get cancer'.

4

  JNC

34  

The "LoCarb" Diet Fads = Ditch Bread.....Lose Fat!

5

  Rick

28  

Born-again Christians = Abhorring satanic sin.


ENTERTAINMENT:

This was certainly one of my best month's ever, with another strong anagram here. My two point lead on Day One grew, after some challenges from Mey, to a comfortable win by the end of the competition.


1

  Larry Brash

51  

"It's been a Hard Day's Night" = And, hey, this band is great!

2

  Mey Kraus

41  

Final episode of the show 'Frasier' = Oh, weep - 'Friends' is also off the air!

3

  David A Green

29  

The Sunday Telegraph Sports Section = Thus they printed scores on last page.


TOPICAL:

This looked like being an easy win to Toby with a 13 point lead on the first day, but Mey narrowed this and jumped into the lead near the end of the event.


1

  Mey Kraus

56  

The Olympic Games in Athens = Ah, hasten! Gym is incomplete!

2

  Toby Gottfried

54  

The President of the United States = The nut pretends to defeat Shi'ites.

3

  Rick

41  

The Middle East Peace Talks = Ditch deals, keep stalemate.


PEOPLES NAMES:

Mey led here at the start, but Adrian caught him and passed him the next day and won comfortably.

Two wins this month for Adrian give him 11 this year and 48 on the All Time Table.


1

  Adrian Hickford

59  

Surrealist Salvador Dali = All art's a visual disorder.

2

  View

48  

The astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus = Space motion; our Earth circles Sun, no?

3

  Mey Kraus

47  

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes = One sly hero shall crack this murder soon!


OTHER NAMES:

This was the only walkover category. Richard's 35 point lead on Day One, expanded to 44 points by Day Three and a final massive gap of 49 points at the end.


1

  Richard Grantham

87  

A McDonald's restaurant = Standard U.S. carton meal.

2

  David A Green

38  

Grecian Plus Gray Control Foam ~ May return color of aging scalp.

3

  Toby Gottfried

35  

Harley-Davidson motorcycle ~ calmly drove on the icy roads.


MEDIUM LENGTH:

It is rare for me to create three anagrams that read as well as my winners did this month. My thanks to Anagram Artist for making these possible. My small lead at the start gradually opened up to relaxed win.

These three wins gave me five awards for this year and 79 all-up.


1

  Larry Brash

59  

The late John Lennon, Sir Paul McCartney, ... = In long careers, they all once sang major ...

2

  GOLDFERN

44  

TAPS... = ...

3

  David Bourke

39  

The President of The United States of ... = "Seek Bin Laden!" - He set out after ...


AWARDSMASTER'S CHALLENGE:

Toby suggested that we run our entries to the Washington Post Style Invitational. However, there were fewer entrants than expected and we decided to allow two entries per person.

Mey was the early leader and kept that lead secure to the end.


1

  Mey Kraus

52  

Senator Kerry claims that Bush's foreign ... = So sorry if I'm coarse, but try asking if ...

2

  Jesse Frankovich

37  

Earth Day: April twenty-second = Hardy planet? We CAN destroy it!

3

  Chris Doyle

36  

Paris Hilton = Hi! (Loins part.)


LONG:

David opened up a ten point lead after 24 hours and was never really challenged after that. Jesse finished strongly to pick up second place.

David's 6th win for the year takes him to 54 awards altogether.


1

  David Bourke

61  

I, George Walker Bush, do solemnly swear ... = I, Tony Blair, swear I will ignore the ...

2

  Toby Gottfried

49  

The Statue of Liberty Give me your tired, ... = The Statue of Li-bush-ty Give me your ...

3

  Larry Brash

44  

Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with ... = Leviticus 18: 22-24...


SPECIAL:

Mey was the favourite here, but was briefly overtaken by David on Day Two. The final day saw some dramtic changes with Scott and Richard push David out of the prizes.

Mey had four wins this month and boosts his Grand Total to 164. Richard's two awards bring him up to 138, and Scott's win was his 10th ever.


1

  Mey Kraus

49  

4 close paraphrases of 2 poems and 2 literary quotes relating to May. All are anagrams of eachother.

2

  Richard Grantham

43  

ELEGY FOR A BACHELOR UNCLE.

3

  Scott Gardner

42  

The Gospel According to Saint Matthew.

4

  David Bourke

40  

'The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores' - Morrissey.

5

  GOLDFERN

25  

INVICTUS by William Ernest Henley.


RUDE:

The only surprise here was how close this was. Rick led for the start to the finish but was never much more than eight points ahead.

This was Rick's first win since 2000, when he won four awards.


1

  Rick

60  

An Incestuous Act = Eat a cousin's cunt.

2

  Tony Crafter

57  

General erotica = A large erection.

3

  Chris Doyle

55  

Oh, it's Pamela Anderson! = Ah, it's melons on parade.


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

We have never selected the same author two months running, but we made an exception here this time. We considered JNC's General, Tony Crafter's Rude, but Toby's Topical was leading most of the way and we considered it to be the best of the runners-up.

Toby Gottfried with:
The President of the United States =
This nut pretends to defeat Shi'ites.


Corrected Points for the Daniel F. Etter Memorial Award

Name

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Total

Meyran Kraus

61.83

69.65

68.60

92.51

70.00

362.59

Adrian Hickford

72.37

67.94

74.65

19.46

47.41

281.83

Jesse Frankovich

51.89

56.79

53.83

49.46

48.52

260.49

David Bourke

44.32

45.72

35.36

46.76

47.16

219.32

Toby Gottfried

28.13

30.42

46.79

44.31

54.70

204.35

Richard Grantham

60.73

47.27

22.99

11.41

39.95

182.35

Larry Brash

19.88

28.23

22.73

27.97

62.70

161.51

Jaybur

31.98

-

43.08

49.63

-

124.69

Tony Crafter

-

-

-

55.68

38.47

94.15

View

20.84

25.52

11.60

17.47

13.88

89.31

Paul Lusch

-

28.90

17.94

22.16

12.46

81.46

Scott Gardner

-

-

32.06

26.67

16.55

75.28

Allan Morley

35.94

9.83

10.69

13.51

-

69.97

Hans-Peter Reich

26.55

13.62

14.17

4.95

10.21

69.50

David A. Green

8.52

0.70

19.74

8.22

21.16

58.37

Zoran Radisavlevic

6.64

8.00

12.18

18.95

11.23

57.00

Chris Doyle

-

-

-

-

53.39

53.39

Joe Fathallah

-

7.83

24.55

13.80

5.27

61.45

Rick Rothstein

3.75

-

-

2.78

31.00

37.53

Richard Brodie

3.37

3.04

25.60

-

-

32.01

Paul Pan

7.74

3.33

13.53

3.75

2.14

30.49

Crispy

-

-

-

3.71

21.67

25.38

JNC

-

-

14.57

-

10.32

24.89

Alan Yoshioka

12.58

2.40

4.20

5.63

-

24.81

sundogg99

15.49

4.20

-

-

-

19.69

Chris Sturdy

7.11

5.36

-

-

6.01

18.48

Don Fortier

-

11.68

4.35

-

-

16.03

Rozrat

0.42

11.95

1.39

-

-

13.76

GOLDFERN

-

1.28

-

-

11.78

12.99

Hugh Reid

3.20

-

-

-

-

3.20

ID Letterman

-

0.57

-

-

-

0.57


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


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