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Decathlon November 2017

Scoreboard: Overall Scores

Rank NamePlayedScore
1Ruby Franks   3055608
2saguingoira   vita contemplativa3053920
3chooky   cluck3052180
4Seve   Smooth as silk ...3050788
5Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....3049238
6shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now3047657
7gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob3047259
8vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...3046339
9 Conspectus   3043984
10lindy   3043837
11JMK   Take time to smell the roses.3043552
12Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil3041908
13DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped3040699
14Bowler   3040692
15tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity2737046
16sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!3035579
17Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl3035264
18bertie   oopsadaisy2534113
19Tazing   2431249
20mapmaker   1827300
21Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser1219532
22Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!1011651
23moonthesun   "we're not alone"....42785
24shaunt   UP. THE. ARMY.11453

Scoreboard: Geography

Rank NamePlayedScore
1Ruby Franks   36297
2 Conspectus   35933
3Seve   Smooth as silk ...35523
4DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped35205
5saguingoira   vita contemplativa35111
6vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...35071
7chooky   cluck35068
8shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now34881
9Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil34763
10gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob34601
11Tazing   34488
12bertie   oopsadaisy34366
13Bowler   34292
14Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....34000
15lindy   33627
16tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity23302
17Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl33225
18JMK   Take time to smell the roses.33185
19sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!33065
20Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser11919
21mapmaker   11782
22Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!11232
23moonthesun   "we're not alone"....1641

Scoreboard: Sports & Leisure

Rank NamePlayedScore
1saguingoira   vita contemplativa35947
2chooky   cluck35503
3Ruby Franks   35453
4shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now35391
5vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...35307
6Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....35250
7lindy   34938
8Seve   Smooth as silk ...34747
9JMK   Take time to smell the roses.34674
10Bowler   34673
11Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil34407
12Tazing   34043
13Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl33908
14gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob33834
15mapmaker   23777
16 Conspectus   33709
17DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped33511
18bertie   oopsadaisy22826
19sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!32647
20Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser12462
21tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity22330
22Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!11113

Scoreboard: Arts & Literature

Rank NamePlayedScore
1gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob35350
2Seve   Smooth as silk ...34979
3saguingoira   vita contemplativa34969
4Ruby Franks   34939
5Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....33500
6JMK   Take time to smell the roses.33329
7vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...33197
8chooky   cluck33063
9 Conspectus   33045
10bertie   oopsadaisy32862
11sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!32859
12shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now32810
13Bowler   32719
14Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil32486
15DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped32444
16lindy   32319
17mapmaker   22098
18Tazing   31697
19Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl31681
20Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser11109
21tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity21105
22Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!1608

Scoreboard: Misc

Rank NamePlayedScore
1chooky   cluck36523
2saguingoira   vita contemplativa36029
3Seve   Smooth as silk ...35456
4Ruby Franks   35439
5gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob35431
6 Conspectus   35381
7shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now35186
8tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity34989
9lindy   34919
10vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...34681
11JMK   Take time to smell the roses.34661
12Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil34571
13Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....34454
14Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl34374
15DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped34226
16Bowler   34173
17sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!33430
18mapmaker   23407
19Tazing   23253
20bertie   oopsadaisy22947
21Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser11544
22Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!11337

Scoreboard: Entertainment

Rank NamePlayedScore
1Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....35969
2lindy   35845
3Seve   Smooth as silk ...35597
4Bowler   35531
5JMK   Take time to smell the roses.35442
6shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now35413
7Ruby Franks   35311
8tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity35309
8chooky   cluck35309
10saguingoira   vita contemplativa35237
11Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil34442
12gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob34293
13DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped33932
14Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl33898
15vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...33739
16sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!33656
17 Conspectus   33383
18Tazing   23317
19mapmaker   22878
20bertie   oopsadaisy22461
21Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser11583
22Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!11220

Scoreboard: Science & Nature

Rank NamePlayedScore
1saguingoira   vita contemplativa36473
2Ruby Franks   36394
3JMK   Take time to smell the roses.36214
4chooky   cluck35981
5Seve   Smooth as silk ...35920
6Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....35750
7tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity35731
8sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!35726
9vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...35724
10shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now35705
11lindy   35511
12gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob35352
13Bowler   35052
14Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl34865
15DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped34827
16 Conspectus   34774
17bertie   oopsadaisy24639
18Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil34491
19Tazing   23750
20mapmaker   23093
21Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!22645
22Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser12259
23moonthesun   "we're not alone"....1969

Scoreboard: Language

Rank NamePlayedScore
1Ruby Franks   36683
2JMK   Take time to smell the roses.36072
3Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....35929
4chooky   cluck35914
5saguingoira   vita contemplativa35845
6gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob35656
7Seve   Smooth as silk ...35522
8vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...35497
9lindy   35291
10tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity35188
11 Conspectus   35108
12Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil34901
13shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now34750
14sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!34588
15DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped34547
16Bowler   34352
17Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl34081
18Tazing   23546
19bertie   oopsadaisy23493
20mapmaker   22854
21Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser11468
22shaunt   UP. THE. ARMY.11453
23Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!11123
24moonthesun   "we're not alone"....1641

Scoreboard: History & Mythology

Rank NamePlayedScore
1saguingoira   vita contemplativa35727
2Ruby Franks   35175
3gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob34986
4vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...34961
5Seve   Smooth as silk ...34953
6bertie   oopsadaisy34494
7chooky   cluck34352
8Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil33934
9shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now33907
10JMK   Take time to smell the roses.33681
11lindy   33661
12DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped33654
13 Conspectus   33622
14Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....33469
15Bowler   33345
16Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl33171
17tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity33029
18mapmaker   22951
19sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!32918
20Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser22548
21Tazing   21958
22moonthesun   "we're not alone"....1534

Scoreboard: Music

Rank NamePlayedScore
1 Conspectus   35431
2Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....34417
3gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob34167
4chooky   cluck34145
5Ruby Franks   34065
6vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...33903
7shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now33453
8Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl33170
9DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped33161
10saguingoira   vita contemplativa33131
11Seve   Smooth as silk ...32941
12Bowler   32939
13lindy   32930
14sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!32926
15Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser22695
16Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil32655
17JMK   Take time to smell the roses.32593
18mapmaker   22385
19bertie   oopsadaisy32103
20Tazing   21414
21tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity31410

Scoreboard: Movies

Rank NamePlayedScore
1Quiz3000   Ground Control To Major Tom....36500
2chooky   cluck36322
3shortbreadforme27   Help Me Now36161
4Ruby Franks   35852
5saguingoira   vita contemplativa35451
6Allan R. Matthes   Team Ontil35258
7DogmanMax   Plastic Got Me Trapped35192
8Seve   Smooth as silk ...35150
9lindy   34796
10tallyho   Queen of Mediocrity34653
11vepa1943   Gone, but left a path to follow...34259
12bertie   oopsadaisy33922
13Tazing   33783
14sally906   Has anyone seen my mind? I've lost it!33764
15JMK   Take time to smell the roses.33701
16Bowler   33616
17 Conspectus   33598
18gripweed9  (online)   goo goo goo joob33589
19Helen McKenzie   Pommie Kiwi Girl32891
20Mike Pinchen   Civilisation? What Civilisation!22373
21mapmaker   12075
22Bright But Idle   Uneducated Guesser11945

Sun 26 Nov 17 #2 

I should have spotted this earlier, but this month is the tenth anniversary of the first ever Decathlon.  It was organised and won by DiscoStu and had forty contestants.  Of those, only JMK, Allan, Bowler and sag are still playing today, 119 Decathlons later.  Congratulations to all four!

Everyone had a PB in that first Decathlon (!), but this month we had none.  However, Lindy, DogmanMax, moonthesun, Helen and Conspectus all reached their highest ever positions.  Congratulations also to Ruby for recording her fourth win, and to sag and Chooky for podium finishes.

Here's to the next ten years!




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Sun 26 Nov 17 #3 
Allan R. Matthes

Thanks for the memory Nemy.  In a way it is sad that the old timers number only 4 at this time on active status. Disco Stu aka Dr. Factenstein will always be a legend for his brilliance in getting the Decathlon going, with a little help from me. Back then  we couldn't all compete on the same set of questions like we do now. We all played 300 questions but some got easier or harder sets of questions at various times. Stu helped to get the programming to the art where we all play on a level playing field with the same questions now. I have enjoyed playing so many of these contests and I thank Count Factacular, JMK and all the other behind the scenes helpers who have continued to make this tournament and all the others well worth playing.

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Sun 26 Nov 17 #4 
Ruby Franks

Thank you JMK for the tournament, and Nemesis for the summary. Congratulations to all concerned, not only saguingoira and my great sometime partner chooky. but also to the Decathlon for its deca anniversary, and to the deca facta players.

Allan, any ideas about bringing back some of the early players, and encouraging more recent members to join in?

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Sun 26 Nov 17 #5 

There are probably about a dozen or so current players who have played for the past eight or nine years.  Not quite present at the very beginning, but there when the Decathlon was picking up momentum.

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Mon 27 Nov 17 #6 

Congratulations to Ruby and well done to Saguingoira and chooky.

It doesn't feel like 10 years, I have played every Decathalon that has been run, even managing a 2nd place finish but never managed to get to the top of podium. As Allan mentioned the early ones were frustrating with differing difficulty levels and it was manually administered but thankfully Stu (Dr Factenstein) managed to sort that and make it into the great tournament it is today. It is still my favourite.

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Mon 27 Nov 17 #7 
Allan R. Matthes

Ruby, I wish Tea Bag aka Vanessa would return. She was a sweetie. So patient and attentive in helping in the early days. Guiness John was another great player from the UK. Cazza has been back in recent years and both she and Tea Bag have special memories for me. Since I know nothing of their full real names I don't know where to find them in the cyber universe. There were a few scoundrels who we do not want back but those who played and contributed facts put their sweat equity into Factacular. That is why I am proud of the work I did in helping build Factopedia.

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Mon 27 Nov 17 #8 
Allan R. Matthes

The thing I would like to see if it was possible is an Ultra Decathlon. One that would travel around Factopedia. Might be a year long test but one that would explore the caverns of knowledge that we have. Not the Java Jive which is incredibly hard. I have topics that I never see in the Decathlon, perhaps they are too American or regional. 

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Mon 27 Nov 17 #9 

Decathlon topic need to be random-suitable. Reasons for excluding subjects could be things like - very difficult not general knowledge (eg Jive subjects), region specific unless general knowledge, poorly constructed subjects that don't play well.

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