Anagrammy Awards Results - April, 2006

The Anagrammy Awards Results - April, 2006


April was one of the busiest months that we have had on the Forum for quite some time. We had well over 1000 posts and a higher than usual number of nominations as well. The number of voters was still low at 35, partially because the smaller size of the email list.

Speaking of the email reminders, this month I found that I could only sent out batches of 30 emails at a time. Any more than that and they were "tarpitted", which I presume is a technique that discourages bulk emailing by spammers.

We have had a couple of good months with our host server, until the last few hours of voting. First, the scripts would not start, then they worked for an hour or so, so that 2 late votes came in. Then, the whole website went down for 24 hours. As things had not been too bad in recent months, I had shelved the idea of changing hosts, but now I will have to look seriously at this again.

Putting all that aside, it was a good contest, with 14 awards being spread quite evenly over 10 winners.


GENERAL:

After 12 hours, it was clear that Rosie's gem was the voters' favourite, as she opened an eight point lead. That gap was narrowed after 24 hours, but she polled strongly for a comfortable win with what might be correctly considered a classic anagram.

As is usually the case in General, the minor awards were hotly contested. Tony, Ellie and David were tied for second place with Rick one point back at the 12 hour mark. Ellie stayed narrowly in second place at 24 hours and 48 hours, with Adrian, Tony, David and Scott all in contention. Ultimately, David just pushed into second and Scott third, with Adrian, Tony and Ellie just outside the medals.

Rosie was due for a good win, as she is a prolific poster of quality anagrams. This was her first award this year and her fifth all up. Scott's third place award was his sixth for 2006 and his 23rd in his career.


1

  Rosie Perera

35  

A marble statue = Mute alabaster.

2

  David Bourke

23  

She has a nice personality = Any acne? Halitosis? Herpes?

3

  Scott Gardner

21  

Confederate general = Grant faced one R. E. Lee.

4

  Adrian Hickford

20  

Computer generated images = Pictures managed to emerge.

5

  Tony Crafter

18  

And God said, "Let there be light," and... = Great Being lit this shaded earth. The...

5

  Ellie

18  

Earliest man = Tree animals?

ENTERTAINMENT:

This was fairly close this month.

Tony opened a small lead on Day One. Richard joined him in the lead at the end of Day Two. Tony moved to a nice seven point winning margin, with my Bach anagram coming in a surprising second. I say "surprising" as I did not think that many people would have heard of that piece of music. The voters are obviously more cultured than I thought.


1

  Tony Crafter

36  

The Rolling Stones perform a gig in China = Oriental spot for rich, aging Englishmen.

2

  Larry Brash

29  

Chaconne from Bach's Partita No 2 in D Minor for violin = An epic solo, rich of notion, vibrant in form and charm.

3

  David Bourke

27  

The vocalist Celine Marie Claudette Dion = Canadians love the mediocre little cutie!

TOPICAL:

Rick was the early leader here half way through the first day. However, Mey soon came into the lead and moved clear to win by nine points.

Anagrams about George Bush always go down well with the voters. What the hell will we do when he is no longer President?


1

  Mey Kraus

41  

The American president George Walker Bush = Gee, the liar's rating numbers drop each week!

2

  Ellie

32  

The Christian Festival of Easter = It's fantastic, for He's there, alive!

3

  Rick

24  

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes = Loco mates name the kid Suri.

PEOPLES NAMES:

View held a small lead through the first day's voting. Rick, Rosie and Paul were still in contention until the last days, when View opened an unassailable lead.


1

  View

30  

William Henry Gates = Get a share in my will!

2

  Paul Pan

22  

Alan Dershowitz ~ hates Nazi world.

3

  Rosie Perera

21  

The Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte = No mean peon -- a proper battle hero!

OTHER NAMES:

Another fairly close category this month. View was one point ahead of Toby at 12 hours, but Toby passed him by 24 hours. Toby consolidated this lead to seven points with 24 hours to go. He won by just three points with View polling well at the end.

Toby's win here was his third this year and boosts his total to 24.


1

  Toby Gottfried

34  

The United States Postal Service = Cost put aside, I have sent letters.

2

  View

31  

Heathrow Airport, London = Rain? Hop to another world!

3

  Larry Brash

22  

Apple iTunes Music Store = Sale is set-up in computer.

3

  Mey Kraus

22  

'Big Cat Rescue' in Tampa, Florida = It's an ideal camp for a tiger cub!

MEDIUM LENGTH:

Another win for View!

View led from start to finish, at one stage eleven points clear of Mey, but eventually coming in just four points ahead of his fellow countryman.

Two wins for View was an excellent result, giving him a grand total of ten awards which moves him up to 24th position on the All-Time Table.


1

  View

35  

The president of the United States of America, George Walker Bush =
A gangster from the White House undertakes debate-free politics.

2

  Mey Kraus

31  

Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes name their baby Suri, supposedly the Jewish word for 'Princess' =
Maybe I should interject (as I speak Hebrew): I fear there's simply NO such word, stupid morons!

3

  Tony Crafter

25  

Yes, Las Vegas has many varieties of gambling ideas, like, dice, roulette wheels, slot machines and, er, wedding chapels. =
Alf married Melissa in Vegas. He decided that, being deep in successive losing streaks, he may as well go on all the way!

3

  Toby Gottfried

25  

"No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American people." =
If I entertain to prove H.L. Mencken, let me: "Inane - INANE! - George Bush 'elected' to power."

LONG:

This was definitely the closest category this month. I was pinning my hopes on an award here. Any of the top four could have won it and all led at one time or another.

At 12 hours, Rosie and I shared the lead, one pont ahead of Tony. By 24 hours, I had a one point lead over Mey with Tony in third place. Tony and Mey co-led at the 48 hour mark, with me one point back. Tony was three points ahead when the server started to play up. I had hoped that keeping the voting open a bit longer might favour me, but it was not to be.

Tony won two awards this month, giving six this year and 32 all up, keeping his position in the Top Ten secure.


1

  Tony Crafter

41  

An elderly couple are attending a churc... = An old couple are in a grannie- home....

2

  Rosie Perera

38  

A rabbi is on a plane with a Korean guy... = A while later, after a brief nap, a b...

3

  Larry Brash

37  

An Australian guy goes into a bar in th... = This young Australian guy, Steve, is ...

SPECIAL:

A bigger that usual field here, with six starters.

True to form, Mey took the early lead and was never in doubt winning by athe biggest margin of the month, 18 points.

David and Zoran were always going to pick the second and third place awards, keeping a safe lead over the rest.

A quieter month for Mey with two wins. He has won 18 awards this year and 249 altogether.

A remarkable thing also occurred with Mey this month - one of his anagrams (his Peoples Names entry) received NO VOTES!

David had second place awards, giving him seven wins this year and 83 all-up. He is gradually catching up with me for third place on the All-Time Table.

Zoran's most unusual entry - did anyone solve it without cheating? - gave him his third win this year and his 20th all-up, giving him 15th place on his own.


1

  Mey Kraus

52  

In An Artist's Studio

2

  David Bourke

34  

'My Way' - Frank Sinatra

3

  Zoran Radisavlevic

30  

Sudoku Anagram Puzzles

4

  Tony Crafter

24  

I started a joke

5

  Rosie Perera

10  

Somewhere, over the rainbow

RUDE:

Rick won this one easily, leading from start to finish.

His win gives him his second award for the year. He now has 15 awards, seven in Rude!


1

  Rick

41  

Homosexual partners = Poor me... anal-sex hurts.

2

  Tony Crafter

29  

Straining to fart = It is not fragrant.

3

  Mey Kraus

26  

Dominants = Into S-and-M.


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

There were only a couple of contenders here, as so many people won awards. Adrian's anagram in General just missed an award by one point. However, coming close to an award, while important, is not the only factor that I consider in picking this award. Subjective factors always play a role and did so on this occasion.

If we had run an Easter Challenge as we did last year, then Ellie's entry in Topical would have stood a big chance of winning.

Ellie Dent with:
The Christian Festival of Easter =
It's fantastic, for He's there, alive!

This was Ellie's first win for 2006 and her 12th all-up.


Congratulations to all the winners. Thank you all for voting.


Updated: May 10, 2016


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