Anagrammy Awards Results - July, 2006

The Anagrammy Awards Results -July, 2006


We had 40 votes this month, which is what we have been averaging all year. Unfortunately two regulars were unable to vote this month.

I noticed a day or so ago that last month was our 100th Anagrammy Award. I wish that I had spotted it back then, if only to recognise it.

This month saw the resignation of Toby as Programmer. In his three years as part of the Admin Team, he was very innovative, introducing many enhancements to the website, especially the Forum, Admin and Voting software, and many other little behind-the scenes improvements. I would again like to thank him for his help over the years, including his recent assistance with the move to the new host server. Speaking of which, their service has been excellent. I recall only one very brief outage since we have been with them.

Anyway, on with the results. This month's competition was dominated by three members, Mey, David and Tony, who took out ten of the fifteen awards.


GENERAL:

Tony was the early leader, ahead by three points at the 12 hour mark, with Andrew running second.

At the end of Day One, Andrew was three points clear of Tony, and aussie battler moved up into third place. Those positions were unchanged at the end of the competition.

It was nice to see Andrew, a fellow Australian, pick up an award, his second ever. When he selected his entry for General, I was almost going to talk him into changing it to another that I liked better. I am glad I did not.

However, I was the one who selected aussie battler's entry and I am sure that he will be happy with the result. This was also his second award.


1

  Andrew

50  

Metamorphosis = Promises a moth.

2

  Tony Crafter

43  

The animal psychologist = "That pig is so melancholy".

3

  aussie battler

29  

Pirouettes = Utter poise.

4

  Larry Brash

19  

Misrepresentation = It's a minor pretense.

4

  Mey Kraus

19  

Antisocial behaviour = Obvious in racial hate.

ENTERTAINMENT:

This was one of the closest categories this month.

Scott, who had only one anagram in this compitetion, has been winning this category regularly. In fact, he had won it three times already this year.

Scott opened up with a small lead at 12 hours. He maintained that until the latter stages when Tony tied with him. I waited several hours until the end of the event, waiting to see if the tie would be broken. It wasn't.

Scott's win was his ninth this year. It takes his total up to 26, giving him 12th position on his own on the All Time Table.


1

  Tony Crafter

39  

Zinedine Zidane gets a red card in the World Cup Final = Italians win, French cried, and legend Zizou departed.

1

  Scott Gardner

39  

Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam" = Am on a ceiling of some cathedral.

3

  Andrew

32  

The immortal shower scene in Psycho = She's in the motel, chap comes in. Worry!

TOPICAL:

Another fairly close contest.

Mey had a two point lead halfway through Day One. David caught up with him at 24 hours and opened up a handy margin that Mey could not narrow. Rosie finished strongly to move into equal second place.


1

  David Bourke

34  

Sir Paul McCartney files for divorce from Heather = Too-rich Liverpudlian's free from a crafty schemer!

2

  Mey Kraus

26  

Three Israeli soldiers are captured = There's a prelude to a real dire crisis...

2

  Rosie Perera

26  

Israel attacks Lebanon = One state can kill Arabs.

PEOPLES NAMES:

A big win here for Mey!

Mey was way ahead by the 12 hour mark by 16 points. Tony briefly narrowed this to six points after one day. However, Mey powered ahead, winning by 25 points.


1

  Mey Kraus

59  

Leader of the British Labour Party = Blair, the toady lap-terrier of Bush.

2

  Tony Crafter

34  

The Austrian psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud = Anguish? That's purely a dream's dysfunction.

3

  Larry Brash

27  

Named His very best girl ~ The Blessed Virgin Mary.

OTHER NAMES:

Mey took out the "Name Double" this month.

His win here was not as strong as it was in Peoples Names, with David finishing soundly to get within four points of him.


1

  Mey Kraus

31  

The Vatican Observatory = Vicar, note thy star above!

2

  David Bourke

27  

The Berlin Olympiastadion = Played on Hitler's ambition.

3

  Andrew

22  

German Measles A nameless germ.

MEDIUM LENGTH:

Tony's anagram of the famous Neil Armstrong quote was an obvious stand-out at the beginning of the event. I think it could well have won the Challenge that we held in June 2002 (which I won incidentally) using almost the same quote.

Tony was 11 points clear at 12 hours, and moved steadily ahead, winning by 20 points.


1

  Tony Crafter

60  

"That's one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." Neil Armstrong =
Note an immortal phrase, spoken after gallant men's first moon-landing.

2

  David Bourke

40  

Dan Quayle: "I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change" =
A quote even fellow bonehead Dubya (a decided mercenary war-criminal terrormonger) couldn't have said better!

3

  Mey Kraus

39  

'One Thousand Places to See Before You Die', an American guidebook for travellers written by Patricia Schultz =
Hey, it includes treasures to tour abroad, like Big Ben, Louvre, Tower of Pisa, Florence Cityscape and the Amazon!

LONG:

Another win for Tony!

His lead was narrow for the first 24 hours. He opened up a comfortable margin by the end of the competition.

Tony had a great month with top DFE points and four awards. He has won 14 awards this year, giving him a tally of 40.


1

  Tony Crafter

62  

A middle-aged couple had two very beautiful dau... = A married man had been having a wild affair w...

2

  Mey Kraus

53  

The 'American Book Review' folks had honored th... = As I love to roam inconceivably vile fiction,...

3

  David Bourke

30  

"If an infinite number of monkeys randomly hit t... = If President Bush spoke for an infinite amoun...

SPECIAL:

Seven varied entries competed here this month.

David led by one point at 12 hours. Mey took the lead at 24 hours, but they were tied at 48 hours. Mey won by just four points at the end.

Mey won three awards this month. He has won 29 awards this year and a massive 260 all-up.


1

  Mey Kraus

38  

Holy Tango of Literature.

2

  David Bourke

35  

The Devil.

3

  Zoran Radisavlevic

30  

10 Countries Puzzle.

4

  Tony Crafter

24  

'GUANTANAMERA'

5

  Andrew

16  

A shaggy-dog story.

RUDE:

David's entry was unusual as he used an image file. He wondered if that might make it more attractive. It may have done so, but I think it would have won with just the usual text.

David led easily on Day One. The gap was closed a little by Tony, but David was always going to win.

David had three wins this month, giving him 15 wins for the year. His grand total is now 91 awards, now in sight of catching me for third place on the All Time Table.


1

  David Bourke

46  

Arabic insult = Blair is a cunt

2

  Tony Crafter

39  

Rude searching of prostate = A doctor's finger up the arse.

3

  Rick

27  

A sixteen-year-old girl = Sex? No, I rarely get laid.


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

Rosie's was the only anagram that fitted the ctieria for this award. It should be the closest runner-up and be a technically good anagram.

Rosie Perera with:
Israel attacks Lebanon =
One state can kill Arabs.

This was Rosie's second win this year, giving here six altogether.


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


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