Feb 25 2007, 5:07am
We had a total of 30 participants in our Opening Week of the Movie Board Trivial Pursuit Contest.
And the Winners Are...Trivia Contest Rankings and Awards!
The maximum number of points to earn was 33 – this total is based on 32 Trivial Pursuit questions worth 1 point each, and 2 spell-check questions I made up that were worth ½ point each.
Here are the rankings:
Five Day Players – Congratulations, you are our Trivia Wizards!
25.5 Arwen’s Daughter
Four Day to Two Day Players – Congratulations, you are High Elves!
18.5 Alassea Eruvande
12.0 Ainu Laire
11.5 Linkin-art Elf
11.5 CA Hobbit
One Day Players – You only played a little, so you are Hobbits!
7.0 Frederica Bolger
5.0 Finding Frodo
4.0 Nessa Inglorion
Top Scorers by Days Played
Five Days – Menelwyn
Four Days – Alassea Eruvande
Three Days – Alcarcalime
Two Days – Aerin
One Day – Frederica Bolger
Defies Categorization – Darkstone
And now, the Awards Ceremony:
- XFiles Certification – Teddiwen, for identifying the lettering on the One Ring as a form of Elvish called “Muldor”.
- Eagle Eye Award – Menelwyn and Teddiwen for pointing out it was Pippin, not Merry who wanted some Old Toby.
- Best Barrie Osborne Observation –Elbereth, for identifying Barrie Osborne as one of the Wargs.
- Perseverance Award – Diedye, for playing all five days even though my trivia quizzes caused her computer to crash.
- Best Statue Watcher – Diedye, for not only figuring out that one of the Argonath statues was holding an ax, but that it was Isildur holding it.
- Most Serious Player -- Ringhead91, who answered all the questions with the most one-word replies.
- Middle Earth Genealogy Prize – Diedye and FarFromHome, for identifying the fox and schizoid hobbits and “coneys” as races that live underground.
- Professor Tolkien Linguistic Prize – All the people who not only said the ring had Elvish writing on it, but that it was Tengwar in style (Arwen’s Daughter, Magpie, Ainu Laire, Menelwyn, Elbereth)
- Eye Exam Referral – Elvenhobbit, for confusing Denethor with a hobbit.
- People’s Award for Being Picky – Everybody who said Frodo already had the ring in his pocket (Menelwyn, FarFromHome) that Arwen talked about the number of Nazgul at the camp and not in the woods (Linkin-art Elf and FarFromHome), or questioning whether or not the Uruks that Legolas killed were really dead (Linkin-art Elf)
- Niki and Jessica Fan of the Year – Magpie, who confused whoever these people are with Sméagol and Gollum.
- Haldir Lovers – Almost everybody, as there were lots of *sniffs* when you had to say he died in that one question.
- Get Your Dwarves Straight Citation – Magpie, for saying Durin was buried in Balin’s Tomb.
- Delusional Award – FarFromHome, for thinking that was really Sam and not an actor, and Nessa Inglorion for thinking that Boromir says “to me” after Aragorn says “run” at the end of FOTR
- Best Orc/Troll Namer – Tie between FarFromHome and Magpie for naming the Orc that blows the horn at the Black Gate one of the following: the Gate Troll, the Horn Troll or Olag Hai.
- Most Sympathetic– Elbereth for saying Old Toby was the name of a dog she once had.
- Get it Right Award – Linkin Art Elf, for saying “not enough” as the answer to the number of Academy Award nominations received by TTT.
- Desperate Housewives Prize – Loresilme, for coming up with “Our Lady of the Kegs” and Aerlinn for “Sweet Maid of the Golden Hair, Ale and Knees”
- Eternal Question Award – Loresilme, for asking “Do Balrogs have chests?”
- Bill the Pony Lovers – Loresilme and Finding Frodo, for thinking Bill was the one caught napping at the lake.
- Best Euphemism – CA Hobbit, for saying Gandalf first hit the Balrog in “his horn”.
- Most Descriptive – Frederica Bolger, for describing the color of dead guys’ eyes as “ghostly white.”
- Most-Like-Legolas –Alcarcalime, for not being able to figure out where “east” is.
- CSI Award – Elbereth, for stating that Gandalf hit the Balrog “with a direct cut down to the chest.”
- Should-Have-Played More Award – NoneoftheAbove for a perfect 6 on the only day played.
- Check the Credits Citation – Linkin-art Elf, Darkstone and Ainu Laire who thought Sean Astin’s name was either Sean, Son of Duke; Dooley Wilson, or Tom Cruise.
- Best Occupation for Barrie Osborne Award – Tie between CourtJester (Linkin Art Elf), S*** Disturber (Diedye) or Bob Shaye’s Keeper ( Darkstone).
- Holy Holiday Award – Linkin-art Elf, for saying Gandalf said he’d return on Sunday.
- Good Thing for Everybody Else She Only Played Twice Citation – Aerin, who got perfect 6’s on the two days she played.
- Second-Most-Like-Legolas – McGroovy, for saying the ring letters were “sweeping, flowing and fiery.” Ties with Owlyross, who figured that a troll that has a cave lived underground.
- Never Gave a Direct Answer but it Sure Sounded Good Award– Elizabeth, for all of her answers.
- Physical Fitness Award – Linkin Art Elf for naming the five underground races of Middle Earth as: the Hobbiton Crickhollow 10K, Westmarch Derby, Moria Marathon, Baradhur Iron Orc, and Minas Tirith Seven Level Sprint.
- Diversity Award – Darkstone, for naming the five underground races of Middle Earth as: Lobstermen from Mars, Giant Mutated Beavers, La Resistance, Blind Naked Mole Rats, and Hordes of the Underground Miners.
- Random Award – Ataahua for asking a question about woodchucks for no apparent reason.
- Yeah, Right Award – Alassea Eruvande who said she had a fading memory and then scored in the top 10.
- Fudge Award – Kethry, for saying Barrie Osborne was a Producer of the Executive Type.
- Biology Award – Wolfranger, for correctly identifying all five underground races in FOTR, and adding in earth worms for extra credit.
- Talk Like a Pirate Award – Lancelot, for giving us “me answers.”
- Promising Talent Award – Eventides for being a newbie player.
- Obsessive Compulsive Award – Magpie for checking Mapquest, revising her answers multiple times, and writing a dissertation on how spell-check works in order to compete in this contest.
- Best Alternative Spellings of Theodred – Tie between FarFromHome for “Thundered and The One Ring and Linkin-art Elf for “Theo-Dead”.
Thanks to everyone who played -- this was a lot of fun to put together.
I will keep posting Movie Trivial Pursuit questions on a weekly basis (each Monday), as a new feature for this new Board. So plenty more chances to win!