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  1. Wormfarmer

    ABC Deadpool VI: 2022-2023 season

    Hello, and welcome to the thread for the 6th running of the ABC Deadpool! 26 entries received, all in the table a couple of posts below this. Scoring will be more abbreviated this year. Instead of a mass of text, I will just list the hits, followed by each player who gains points from that hit, followed by a master standings table. You should be able to check your hits and my math fairly straightforwardly that way. And with that let's begin the scoring . . . . . We had two picks die the day before the game started: Pat Carroll and Nichelle Nichols. I allowed replacements within the first week and most players took advantage immediately to fill the empty spaces. However msc will ride with an empty spot at N and Guy From Future will go with no hope at C. Sorry you end up with (minor) penalties for having great picks that just couldn't wait for the game to start . . . SCORING SUMMARY: Olivia Newton-John - GUB (7) N, WS, solo Bill Pitman - Death Impends (5) P, solo Robyn Griggs (Wiley) - Banana (5) G, WS, duo/HDS (5) W duo Lenny Johnrose - perhaps (6) L, WS, solo Tom Weiskopf - Baby Blue (5) W, solo Carl Kabat - gcreptile (5) K, solo Tim Page - gcreptile/Baby Blue (3) P, duo Josephine Tewson - Grimgrass (5) T, solo Bill Turnbull - gcreptile (7) T, solo + WS Mikhail Gorbachev - Grimgrass/Book/Joey Russ/GUB/theoldlady/wannamaker/Funeralopolis (2) G Marsha Hunt - Wormfarmer (5) H solo Queen Elizabeth II - Yvonne (5) Q solo Irene Papas - Perhaps and Wannamaker, duos at I, (3) Loretta Lynn - Stuart Beck solo! (6) Judy Tenuta - HDS solo + WS, T (7) Peter Tobin - Wannamaker solo, T (5) Angela Lansbury - Capn Cho/theoldlady/Yvonne/Book, L (2) Antonio Inoki - msc/baby blue, duos at I, (4) Charley Trippi - wormfarmer solo, T (5) Leslie Philips - Hell/Grimgrass at L (1), GUB/msc at P (2) Harry K Yee - wormfarmer solo at Y (5 if obit?) Doddie Weir - wannamaker/wormfarmer duo at W (5), WS bonus! David Butler - bibliogryphon solo, B (5) Ned Rorem - bibliogryphon solo, N (5) Mickey Kuhn - MariNisia solo, K (5) Vicky Phelan - msc/gcrep/Hell at V (3), Perhaps/banana/capn cho/Book at P (4) WS bonus! Hans Magnus Enzenberger - gcreptile solo, E (6) Jiang Zemin - Funeralopolis J (1), banana/Hell/wannamaker/tolady Z (4) Assem Allam - Perhaps allit solo, (8) Julia Reichart - HDS/Banana/Joey Russ/gcrep R, (2) Georgia Holt - MariNisia solo, H (5) Louise Tobin - Yvonne solo, T (5) . . . Now she gets full credit! Pierre Soulages - Death Impends solo, S (5) Philip Pearlstein - WEP solo allit, (6) Xi Xi - DI/msc/GUB/Hell/Joey Russ/Yvonne/Grimgrass/book/Baby Blue/Toast/Joe Money/HDS, allits X, (8) Don West - DI/gcrep/msc/Book/Perhaps/banana/capn cho/Joey Russ at W (4), HDS/Joe Money at D (3) WS bonus! Barbara Walters - GUB/Yvonne duo at W, (2) Helen Grayco - Death Impends solo at G, (5 if obit?) Pele (Edson Nascimento) - treating as a first name P for HDS/Joey Russ/Funeralopolis (1), and as a first name E for wannamaker (2) Lise Norgaard - wormfarmer solo at N, (5) Mark Souder - banana solo at S + WS, (7) Gianluca Vialli - gcreptile at G (3), book/perhaps/marinisia/wannamaker/joey russ/banana/wormfarmer/capn cho/theoldlady at V (4), WS bonus Clare Marx - cap'n cho solo at M +WS, (7) Mike Davis - cap'n cho/joey russ/banana/msc at D, (2) Carole Cook - book/WEP/wormfarmer/Perhaps allit, (3) Gina Lollabrigida - Baby Blue solo at L, (5) Lucille Randon - msc at L (1), Baby Blue/wormfarmer at R (2) Betty Boothroyd - solo allit for theoldlady (6) Stella Stevens - duo allit for Toast/Perhaps (4) Traute Lafrenz - duo at L for wormfarmer/death impends (3) Virginia Zeani - solo at Z for MariNisia (7) Ryuichi Sakamoto - duo at S and WS bonus for wannamaker/HDS (5) Hugh Hudson - solo allit for WEP (6) Bill Butler - duo allit for Death Impends/wormfarmer (4) Bobby Caldwell - solo at C plus WS bonus for Joey Russ (7) Al Jaffee - solo at J for wormfarmer (5) Ben Ferencz - solo at F for wormfarmer (5) Mary Quant - at Q for biblio/funeralopolis/yorkbank/msc/toast/theoldlady/joey russ/banana (4) Richard Riordan - solo allit for Perhaps (6) Harry Belafonte - missed low hanging fruit! Kudos to gcreptile for the Bill Turnbull solo . . . I expected many more to pick that one. And of course for the huge week in which he gains 3 hits and skips straight to the top of the leaderboard! Two new teams on the board, and another surprise to me - The Queen was also a solo, for Yvonne. Sometimes the obvious picks are too obvious and worth trying for the solo points! Another example of the above strategy . . . Loretta Lynn goes as an old, infirm, alliterative solo! I cannot for the life of me recall why I gave up on Loretta after having her on my list for years. Ouch. Nicely done Stuart. For the leaderboard, wannamaker makes the huge jump into 3rd, HDS is all of a sudden in second (all he needed was to have his 2022-23 posted rather than his 2021 list), and Stuart Beck jumps from obscurity to middle of the list in one hit. gcreptile continues to lead for now . . . . . Correction made (per theoldladys sharp eyes) to scores for Angela Lansbury from 1 pt to 2 pts for each player ........ Big moves made for baby blue (tie for 2nd) and wormfarmer (tie for 4th). Good plays/Bad plays: I have to hand it to WEP for submitting a list of 100% alliteratives. A very profitable strategy as long as they die during the next 12 months. STANDINGS: Wormfarmer - 46 (+5?) Perhaps - 42 Banana - 36 Joey Russ - 34 gcreptile - 33 HDS - 31 wannamaker - 30 Death Impends - 29 (+5?) msc - 28 Book - 27 Baby Blue - 27 Captain Chorizo - 23 Yvonne - 22 theoldlady - 22 Great Uncle Bulgaria - 21 MariNisia - 21 Grimgrass - 16 Hell - 16 Toast - 16 WEP - 15 bibliogryphon - 14 Joe Moneypenny - 11 Funeralopolis - 8 Stuart Beck - 6 Yorkshire Banker - 4 Perhaps gets a nice solo for 6 points and narrows the gap on leader Wormfarmer . . . . . . That dam I was expecting has started to go, with 6 more hits to add in a very short period of time. Three of them were on wormfarmers' list (Hey, that's ME!) so he/me makes a huge 14 point jump and ends Perhaps' brief stay as the leader. Also doing well this update is Joey Russ, who got 2 hits including a big solo with crooner Bobby Caldwell, which pulls him up to 4th place. He got that pick in well before Caldwell was on my radar, so as I always suspected, he's well connected. Yorkshire Banker gets the Quant hit at Q and leaves Guy From Future as the last entry not yet on the scoreboard. Note to self: there needs to be some kind of bonus for that! If a number occurs in parenthesis after your score, that reflects a hit without a QO yet.

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