MTM XI, Week 7, Tuesday update

Gainesville (Bobby): Bumpy times in Gainesville with 5 tournament teams highlighting a thinner than usual crowd.

Experience overcome a 7 point guffaw of an early varieties question to take a workman-like 1st place with 83 (4).
#9 collect 2nd with 69 (8)
Playboys settle for 3rd with 61 (8)

United fly solo for 50
Alliance play very un-Alliance like and post a 41 (2)

Ball Ground (Darby): A failure is still a result. After tinkering the past couple of weeks with extra shows and earlier times, we learned that Uncle Peppers needs to remain a Thursday only show with the earlier start time of 7pm. Tonight one tournament team took advantage of the bonus show. Red Dead Samauri were facing off with some newcomers. Going into the final question, Samauri had the lead, but was robbed at question 20.

Red Dead Samurai finishes in 2nd with 56. 4 attendance. Everyone else non tournament teams.

Canton (Brent): While Gainesville was a bit light, Canton had some big names in attendance in a game set up to punish even the smallest mistakes…  Each of your top 3 teams – Bobby Brown, Muffins, and Red – were all there trying to fend off attacks from tournament teams Challenged, Migrating Coconuts, Hazel Destroy, and the red-hot of late Ray-Ray’s Partay.  That’s not even mentioning Tuesday’s normal gauntlet of decent non-tournament teams like Shamrock, Shoal Bass, etc…

I warned the room that the game had a bit of a backwards feel to it – the points were heavily backloaded, with what looked like an easy 2nd half but some traps early on.  The game played out exactly that way.  Ray-Ray led after 1 with a sickly 17 points.  At halftime, the top 2 spots were non-MTM while Robbie had wrangled Muffins into 3rd with 34.  The 3rd Q basically re-shuffled the deck, with 11 teams within 15 points of one another, and leading the way was General Butt Naked with 57, flying solo.  An old friend of mine and a trivia mind I’ve always respected, Gen. Naked sat right in front of me all night, so there was no foul play there.  In the 4th, Bobby Brown (94) and Ray-Ray (94) ran the table to take the lead and tie for the win.  In double overtime (sorry, but I don’t do that running for your life nonsense), Ray-Ray takes down BBvBOE on a King Tut question that was so close I actually had to do the math twice on it, just to make sure (and I’m even kinda good at math)…  Gen. Naked (91) settles for 3rd.  The last I saw of the General, Ray-Ray were giving him some sort of sales pitch… It wouldn’t be a terrible idea.

Hazel Destroy (90) left 8 points on the board on #10, which would have been the win and their highest score of the tournament.  Still, 90 is solid and they continue to play well.

Red Dead Samurai (88) lose 3rd place on the Crimean War question but improve their base score by a hair.  Once again, #10 strikes Red (they missed it with an 8 point bid)….

Much Ado About Muffins (82) got all the hard questions and struggled with some of the easier ones.  The struggles of flying solo… I’ve been in Rob’s shoes before.

Migrating Coconuts (70) improve their weekly score.  As do Challenged (82), who might have been in the money had they managed more than a single point over the first 4 questions.

The game felt like MTM’s of old.  Games where everyone was bunched together and tiny mistakes were magnified enough to matter in the end.  Games like that are fun to watch, especially from behind the microphone…

TEAM TOTAL Base Scores Performance Attendance Current High
Bobby Brown 764 698 66 184 98
RedSamurai 753 618 135 119 88
Muffins 752 686 66 114 110
Ray-Ray 729 630 99 79 94
Oedipus 727 664 63 147 112
Alliance 722 608 114 83 41
#9 716 623 93 160 74
United 697 631 66 95 50
Angry Planners 647 593 54 40 93
T2RB 612 570 42 57 0
Hazel Destroy 576 519 57 64 90
Seoul Sisters 566 497 69 118 46
Buckhead Rednecks 563 545 18 33 98
Fulmer’s Fat Ass 555 519 36 57 0
B8shaq 552 519 33 58 0
Ears 550 511 39 36 0
Experience 547 511 36 48 83
Pabst Playboys 546 513 33 104 61
Boston Braves 535 532 3 43 88
Cartel De Jesus 507 465 42 37 80
Coconuts 496 475 21 100 70
Kitten Mittens 493 469 24 87 0
Kramerica 492 462 30 44 0
Challenged 489 475 14 106 82
Stepdads 481 457 24 68 0
P Value 476 470 6 44 64
Rash 472 466 6 53 0
Phasers 466 454 12 59 0
Free Mex AF 432 417 15 41 0
Fact Hunt 430 418 12 63 0
Sauced 408 372 36 41 0
Gluttons 398 386 12 36 0
McNuttski 381 375 6 62 50
Beaver Feaver 380 368 12 26 0
Donkey Balls 360 360 0 73 35
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