ManorCon Results 2011

Diplomacy Results

Position Name Friday Saturday Sunday Overall
1 Graeme Murphy 75.00 5.38 80.38
2 Dave Simpson 19.14 34.81 53.94
3 Emeric Miszti 0.40 15.64 25.58 41.41
4 Mick Dunnett 19.29 5.76 17.88 40.06
5 Steve Agg 23.24 1.00 9.23 32.97
6 Tom Garretty 27.37 27.37
7 Alfred Nicol 19.29 5.76 4.04 27.08
8 Ivan Woodward 23.05 23.05
9 David Wigglesworth 15.77 1.00 16.77
10 Owen Richards 15.77 15.77
11 Keith Smith 0.40 1.00 0.50 1.70
12 Robin Walters 1.00 1.00
Nige Heales 1.00 1.00
14 Phillip Woods 0.80 0.80
15 David Norman 0.60 0.60

Diplomacy Challenge Results

Replacing the Team Round, the Diplomacy Challenge is for the best score on Saturday, and is intend to attract those players who want to play some Diplomacy, but not all three days.

Position Name Board Power Centres Score
1 Graeme Murphy 2 Austria 19 75.00
2 Tom Garretty 1 Germany 9 27.37
3 Ivan Woodward 1 France 8 23.05
4 Dave Simpson 1 Turkey 7 19.14
5 Emeric Miszti 1 Austria 6 15.64
6 Mick Dunnett 1 Russia 2 5.76
Alfred Nicol 1 Italy 2 5.76
8 Keith Smith 2 France 7 1.00
Steve Agg 2 Russia 1 1.00
Robin Walters 2 Germany 0 1.00
David Wigglesworth 2 England 3 1.00
Nige Heales 2 Italy 4 1.00
13 Phillip Woods 2 Turkey 0 0.80
14 David Norman 1 England 0 0.60

Best Countries

Best Austria Graeme Murphy Saturday Board 2 19 centres
Best England Mick Dunnett Friday Board 1 7 centres
Best France Dave Simpson Sunday Board 1 11 centres
Best Germany Tom Garretty Saturday Board 1 9 centres
Best Italy Steve Agg Sunday Board 1 4 centres
Best Russia Alfred Nicol Friday Board 1 7 centres
Best Turkey Dave Simpson Saturday Board 1 7 centres

Tournament Director's Award

Awarded to Keith Smith, for going from 5 centres to 0 in one year.

18XX

The 18XX tournament had 22 players playing 17 games. Indeed, so much so, we saw the 18XX spill out from its normal room in the Library into other playing areas in Stamford House again; the takeover continues... The games included 3 each of 1865, 1817 and 1861, 2 of 1858, and 1 each of 18US, 1846, 1812, 18EU, 1848 and 18Ard. Two of the games resulted in bankruptcies (one game had two!) and this led to some very skewed scores. But this did not affect the overall result, with a repeat of last yearís runaway win by Juho Spellman, with three wins out of five, plus two other very solid results. Congratulations to Juho on another excellent performance this year.

Position Name Games Won Score
1 Juho Spellman 5 3 114.62
2 Danny Victor 4 2 98.38
3 Ian D. Wilson 5 3 91.11
4 Steve Thomas 2 1 78.32
5 Matthew Barratt 4 0 75.52
6 Dave Berry 4 0 73.10
7 Lucio Abbate 1 1 72.34
8 Jon Draper 4 1 71.53
9 Ben Brown 1 1 70.37
10 Dave Thorby 5 1 66.53
11 Barrington Beavis 3 1 66.50
12 Geoff Hardingham 3 0 61.47
13 Simon Craddock 1 0 53.62
14 Tim Troman 1 0 53.47
15 Gareth McSorley 5 1 50.22
16 Ken Simpson 5 1 40.78
17 Peter Eldridge 4 0 37.27
18 Alessandro Lala 1 0 36.78
19 John Hopkins 4 0 27.87
20 Stein-Eldar Johnsen 5 0 22.00
21 Richard Clyne 4 1 19.95
22 Greg Payne 3 0 13.54

Dominion

41 games were played by 26 players. Chris Dawe and Dane Maslen played 30 games each! Full results to follow.

Position Name Score Wins/Games
2-player 3-player 4-player 5-player
1 Steve Thomas 0.55 1/2 1/2 8.5/14  
2 Simon Craddock 0.31     4.5/14  
3 Derek Wilson 0.29     5/18  
4 Dane Maslen 0.23   1/2 5/28  
5= Tanya Fox 0.23     1/1  
5= Iain Alexander 0.23 2/2      
7 Peter Campbell 0.22   0/1   1/1
8 Jack Rudd 0.19   1/1    
9= Robert Dillon 0.18     1/2  
9= Chris Martin 0.18     1/2  
9= Adam Huby 0.18     1/2  
12 John Todd 0.17     2/9  
13 Eric Norton 0.15   0/1 1/1 0/1
14 Chris Dawe 0.11   0/2 3/28  
15 Helen Payne 0.10   1/1 0/1 0/1
16 Dave Thorby 0.03 1/4      
17= Seth King 0.00     0/2  
17= Rob Thomasson 0.00     0/2  
17= John Mitchell 0.00     0/2  
17= Jim Payne 0.00     0/1 0/1
17= James Goodman 0.00     0/1  
17= Greg Payne 0.00     0/1  
17= David van Cauter 0.00     0/2  
17= David Buckley 0.00   0/1    
17= Andy Bate 0.00     0/1 0/1
17= Andrew Gregory 0.00   0/1    

St Petersburg

10 players played just 3 games. Unfortunately due to a clerical error, it wasn't clear that there was a St Petersburg tournament, which may be why so few results were submitted.

Position Player Games Won Score
1 Gary Duke 2 1 0.91
2 David Buckley 1 1 0.64
3 Steve Jones 1 1 0.61
4 Dave Anderson 1 0 0.52
5 Andy Bate 1 0 0.49
6 Andrew Gregory 1 0 0.48
7 Kevin Lee 1 0 0.46
8 Dave Thornton 1 0 0.44
9 Ian Pollard 1 0 0.44
10 Mark Stretch 1 0 0.38

Croquet

Eight people signed up in the end, so it was a straight three-round knockout, with the match-ups randomly drawn - with an eight-sided die! After doing the draw, the tournament more or less ran itself, and the TD didnít really need to chase people up.

This year there was an early match-up between heavyweights, with joint-favourite Gary Duke against five-times champion Mick Haytack. Gary got his first ball around to the peg, and then Mick repeated the feat and pegged Garyís ball out! However, Gary managed to hit-in and finished it off with a three-ball break. The final pitted fellow Committee members Gary and Nick in a repeat of last yearís first round match, but Gary got his revenge this time round. Congratulations to Gary on his second crown, and commiserations to Nick.

Gary Duke 14 Gary Duke14 Gary Duke14
Phil Honeybone 11
Mick Haytack 14 Mick Haytack 7
Ben Haytack 7
Nick Harrison 14 Nick Harrison 14 Nick Harrison 6
Bekki Warren 3
Stuart Stafford 10 Martin Burroughs 3
Martin Burroughs 14

Acquire

Just 2 games played, so after appearing at every ManorCon since the start, Acquire has finally reached the end of the road at ManorCon.

Position Player Played Won Score
1 Mark Stretch 2 2 1.29
2 Gary Duke 2 0 0.52
3 Helen Payne 1 0 0.51
4 Andy Bate 1 0 0.30

Race for the Galaxy

Just one game played in this tournament. A sudden decrease from the 10 played last year. Hence this will be the last year for this tournament.

Position Player Played Won Score
1 Dave Thorby 1 1 0.60
2 Dave Berry 1 0 0.50
3 Jon Draper 1 0 0.43

Puerto Rico

40 players played 13 games.

Position Player Played Won Score
1 Steve Jones 3 2 1.04
2 Nick Kinzett 2 1 0.97
3 John Webley 2 1 0.93
4 Gary Duke 2 1 0.91
5 Pete Campbell 2 0 0.89
6 Kevin Lee 3 0 0.82
7 Mark Stretch 2 0 0.74
8 David Buckley 2 0 0.71
9 Matthew Greet 2 0 0.71
10 Andrew Tampion 1 1 0.66
11 Ben Brown 1 1 0.66
12 Tanya Lim 1 1 0.65
13 Eric Norton 1 1 0.65
14 Dave Anderson 1 1 0.64
15 Gail Baker 1 1 0.63
16 Stephen Frye 1 1 0.62
17 Alfred Nicol 1 1 0.62
18 Dave Berry 1 0 0.56
19 Greg Payne 1 0 0.56
20 David Wigglesworth 1 0 0.55
21 Michael Milford 1 0 0.54
22 Shaun Derrick 1 0 0.52
23 Neil Munkman 1 0 0.50
24 Andrew Gregory 1 0 0.49
24 Chris Green 1 0 0.49
26 John Todd 1 0 0.48
27 Darrell Perrins 1 0 0.48
28 Tom Garretty 1 0 0.46
29 Owen Richards 1 0 0.45
30 Dave Thornton 1 0 0.44
31 Kelvin Allton 1 0 0.43
32 Sam Brown 1 0 0.42
33 Mick Dunnett 1 0 0.40
34 Ian Watters 1 0 0.40
35 Andy Bate 1 0 0.40
36 Alan Bellamy 1 0 0.38
37 Mark Ashfield 1 0 0.38
38 Simon Gatherer 1 0 0.37
39 Helen Payne 1 0 0.34
40 Rowan Baker 1 0 0.30

Midnight Party

3 games - at Midnight on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Position Name Score
1 Andy Edgell 90.78
2 Stuart Malaure 89.70
3 Neil Munkman 74.19

Treasure Hunt

Just three teams took part in this year's Crystal Maze themed Treasure Hunt.

Position Team Team Members
1 Three Odd Bods David Winter, Hannah Gordon-Smith, David Tittle
2 Martin's Popular Front Martin Burroughs, Stuart Stafford, Dave Gittins, John Gates
3 Ed Chewed Richard O'Brian's Pole Ben Haytack, Carly Selby, Stuart Loetse, Hector Hurst

Pop Quiz

Nine teams took part in this yearís Pop Quiz, the first to be run by David Norman. Seven rounds of questions, varying from the commonal garden name-that-tune type rounds, to the incredibly difficult Megamix round - 10 tracks all mixed together to make one new tune.

Team 5-4-3-2-1 Cover Versions Connections Album Covers Megamix Quick Fire TV Themes Joker Total
Martins Back 15 16 20 15 17 17* 15 17 132
Sofa Fat Bastards 18 16* 20 14 12 16 12 16 124
Haytacks 9 18* 17 15 12 14 15 18 118
Uni Collective 18 17 16 12* 8 14 16 12 113
Limbo Cook 13 16 17 13 10 11 12* 12 104
Table Fat Bastards 13 19 12 11 8 13* 14 13 103
Cowboys & Indians 6 20 16* 8 5 13 14 16 98
Bar Staff 6 14 12 10 0 12 12* 12 78
Quizzie Rascals 5 8 14 11 1* 10 14 1 64

Congratulations to John Gates, Dave Gittins, Martin Burroughs and Stuart Stafford on their win.

The rounds were:

5-4-3-2-15 spoken questions with 5,4,3,2,1 answers required. 1 bonus point for full marks on each question
Cover VersionsCover versions of well known songs. Name the song and original artist
ConnectionsNine tracks to name the song and artist. Question 10 is what connects the answers
Album CoversPictures of 20 album covers, put through a line drawing filter. Name the albums
Megamix10 tracks mixed together to create one new track. Name the ten songs and artists
Quick Fire20 tracks in 80 seconds. Name the songs.
TV Themes20 TV Theme tunes. Name the TV Programme
JokerEach team could play their joker at the start of a round (marked with a *), and scored double for that round