We're a bit late, but we're back! And we have the Tournament 4 Andy Awards for your pure enjoyment :-)
As always, here are the Tournament 4 All-Star Teams. Just like before, these are the players who I feel are the best 8 players from Tournament 4, split into two teams of 3 (and two Honourable Mentions). Criteria used for these All-Star teams include statistics, use of strategy, and clutch performances.
Andy's Smart Ask! Tournament 4 1st All-Star Team:
Andrea, Saint Malachy's1,050 points in 4 games
510 points vs. Kipling
11 for 13 in the Lightning Round
Sarah, Three Hills1,180 points in 4 games
430 points against Bishop's
6 for 8 in Dirty Half Dozen
Jamie, Saint Malachy's1,080 points in 4 games
9 for 12 in 50-point round
Andy's Smart Ask! Tournament 4 2nd All-Star Team:
Angela, North Grenville610 points in 2 games
80% of answers correct (12 for 15)
7 for 7 in Lightning Round
Matt, Windsor670 points in 3 games
71.43% of answers correct
(20 for 28)
Jackson, Windsor770 points in 3 games
9 for 11 in Lightning Round
Erin, Ross Sheppard740 points in 3 games
Nicholas, Kipling530 points in 2 games
3 for 3 in Dirty Half Dozen
Tournament 4 Andy Awards
Mio's Worst Moment
Tournament 1 Winner: "Mio In A Speedo" (West Kings vs. St. John's)
Tournament 2 Winner: "Mia's Moment" (Highland vs. Inuksuk)
Tournament 3 Winner: "Mio of Green Gables" (Albert Campbell vs. East Pictou)
Tournament 4 saw quite a few rehash of Mio costumes...you know, somehow I have a feeling that the prop and craft department likes sending Mio out this way, because it means that they don't have to do any work at all!
I have to say though, Mio did quite well to make a fool out of himself in a speedo this time. He certainly did during the Three Hills-Saint Malachy's game! After walking out in a speedo, he proceeded to announce...
...and thus receives the Andy.
"My category is...Boy Toys!"
Tournament 1 Winner: Devin, Wadena
(formerly Oddest Talent)
Tournament 2 Winner: Rahim, Kamloops
Tournament 3 Winner: Jennifer, Marystown Central
It's too bad half the country didn't get to see this game, because those that did got one heck of an interview. Mio and Nobu interviewed Courtney from Three Hills and Jackson from Windsor as a joint interview, talking about just how good of friends the two teams had become.
Of course, during the interview, Courtney proceeds to exclaim just how great of a cow-tipper that Matt from Windsor is...therefore cementing the Andy Award for Tournament 4's Best Interview to...
Courtney, Three Hills and Jackson, Windsor
The Adny Award
Tournament 1 Winner: Jesse, Royal West
(for Worst Performance in the Spelling Bee Category)
Tournament 2 Winner: Tyler, Templeton
Tournament 3 Winner: Jennifer, Marystown Central and Kayla, Marystown Central
Disclaimer: This is a "fun" award that I thought of after watching Jen Graham constantly misspell words in chat, on the message boards, and in #triviaden. No ill will or malice is intended towards any of the recipients of an Adny, it's just a fun look back at the Spelling categories.
Again, we had two teammates in pretty close running for the Adny. I will first start out by giving an Honourable Mention to Joelle from Three Hills, for going 1 for 4 on two spelling categories against Rosenort and Bishop's. Only spelling "existence" correctly saved Joelle from the award.
However, Sarah, one of Joelle's teammates, went an unfortunate 0 for 4 against Rosenort and Bishop's, cementing the Tournament 4 Adny. She might not be able to spell, but she's pretty dang smart in other areas!
So, The Adny for Tournament 4 is awarded to...
Sarah, Three Hills
"Athenian Tragedy" Award
Tournament 1 Winner: Royal West Academy
(formerly "The Other Side of Athenian Strategy" Award)
Tournament 2 Winner: Templeton Collegiate
Tournament 3 Winner: Marystown Central High School
I had to think pretty creatively to award this award for Tournament 4, because I saw no true examples of Athenian Tragedy.
However, there was one instance where an Athenian strategy may have prevented errors. This player went a very unfortunate 0 for 3 during his Lightning Round - maybe his namesakes could have helped him out a little?
Therefore, for showing us when an Athenian might not be a bad idea, the Athenian Tragedy for Tournament 4 goes to...
Alex M., Philemon Wright
Tournament 1 Winner: Merivale High School (over Vaughan Road Academy)
Tournament 2 Winner: Kennebecasis Valley High School (over Kamloops Secondary School)
Tournament 3 Winner: Porcupine Plain Composite High School (over Bassano School)
Tournament 4 had probably the fewest late comebacks out of the four tournaments, and very very few people got the opportunity to see this one (due to pre-emption thanks to the war coverage) - I had to pay $20 for the tape of this game...
In the second third-round match, Ross Sheppard held a 520-390 lead at the start of the Lightning Round:
However, Saint Malachy's managed to mount a final charge to put themselves not into the quarter-final, but also in the Tournament 4 Andy Awards for Best comeback:
Therefore, the Andy for best comeback goes to...
Saint Malachy's Memorial High School (over Ross Sheppard High School)
Tournament 1 Winner: Vaughan Road 800 St. George's 750
Tournament 2 Winner: Kennebecasis Valley 690 Kamloops 650
Tournament 3 Winner: Albert Campbell 650 East Pictou 600
This match was named Best Match for two reasons:
1. Because of a very intelligent Dawg Eat Dawg wager that brought back 80% of a deficit; and
2. Because of the sheer pace of the Lightning Round, making for a very tense and exciting finish.
Thanks to Mio and Nobu for making this match really exciting! The Tournament 4 Andy for Best Match goes to the tense and exciting 2nd round battle between:
Three Hills 760 Bishops College School 630
That brings to a close this fourth series of the Andy Awards, but check back in a couple of days where I will have another set of Andy Awards showcasing the best of the semi-finals and finals! Peace!