Dang Bean Counters! ...
Big crowd tonite!
Come early for a good seat. Times
Another year, another series of categories and letters! You'd
think we would eventually run out of one or the other. A full
set of answers, scores, and funny responses has been posted to
the WBC forums on the Board Game Geek website findable at http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/841049/
Round 1 Categories: Given Names of Characters in Shakespeare's
Tragedies; Beatles Original Songs; Pitchers in the Baseball Hall
of Fame; American Kennel Club Breeds of Dogs; Current United
States Senators. Letters: B, G, H, L, P. Winner Paul Bean started
off strong with the highest score of 15 here, followed by a six-way
tie of 14 for second between Frank Cunliffe, Stu Hendrickson,
Thomas Strock, Kevin Lewis, Jason Levine, and Rich Meyer. Average
score was 9.
Round 2 Categories: Individual Performers in the Rock
and Roll Hall of Fame under a Stage Name; Superbowl Starting
Quarterbacks, 1997 - 2012; Members of the X-Men; Tony Award Winners
for Best Musical; 50 Most Populous Cities in the World. Letters:
B, C, D, J, M. Matthew and Natalie Beach tied the high of 14
here, which may say something about their family. Just behind
them with 13 were Rich Meyer and Matt Craig, followed at 12 for
Jacob Hebner, Jason Levine, and Richard Irving. Average score
Round 3 Categories: Bill Murray Movies, Current Members
of the League of Arab States, Major Party Nominees for Vice-President,
1952 - 2008, HBO or Showtime Original Series with new episodes
airing after 2000, Atari 2600 Cartridges. Letters: E, L, M, Q,
S. Jason Levine and Mark Guttag tied for tops with 15 each; followed
by J.R. Tracy and Richard Irving with 14 and Paul Bean and Eric
Brosius with 13. Average score: 7.3.
Round 4 Categories: Colors in a Standard Pack of Crayola
Crayons; IAU Constellations; Disney or Pixar Animated Full-Length
Features; German Cities with over 100,000 Citizens; NFL / NBA
/ NHL / MLB / MLS Team Nicknames. Letters: A, E, I, O, U. Richard
Irving won this round with 16; followed by Mark Guttag at 15
and then a six-way tie for 14 by Stu Hendrickson, Natalie Beach,
Christopher Yaure, Lynda Shea, Sceadeau D'Tela, and Jason Arvey.
Average score: 9.4.
Round 5 Categories: Leaders in Gettysburg '88;
Politicians from Kremlin and Kremlin Revolutions;
Diplomacy Supply Centers; Advanced Civilization Commodities
and Calamities; Creatures from Titan or Titan: The
Arena. Letters: B, D, G, S, T. A three-way tie at 17 for
Jim Eliason, Ted Drozd, and Paul Bean; next was Eric Brosius
at 16, and then Rich Meyer with 15. Average score: 6.7.
Special thanks to my main co-conspirator Greg Crowe; Kaarin
Englemann, for helping a new GM get ready; Sarah Beach, Jim Eliason,
and Winton LeMoine for grading answers; Mike Young and Ken Brown,
for being guinea pigs; and Sean McCulloch for running it last
year. And finally, thanks to everyone who came by and participated;
it wouldn't have been half as fun without everyone who was there.
New GM John Corrado made good use
of technology to speed things along.
Front or back, it was SRO with a new
attendance record for the second straight year.