West Coast timing is no fun for this being late to the party. I'll try an alternate method to watch on East Coast timing tomorrow.
Thank you to the archivists for handling theFJguy post placed at the top of page 1 as well as both games archived: http://www.j-archive.com/showseason.php ... tournament
It's a touch hidden for some to find these new games as it pops up going through the All Seasons path.
It's apparent how much Andy & Robert had to do in association with these games with coding, posting and archiving. Well done and doing it in such a timely manner.
The hour was paced well and I enjoyed the full rounds of 30 clues played including the J! rounds where the opening break normally would divide the opening action.
Ken did quite well in game 1 to set the table in game 2 to take the match with a sufficient though not great cushion.
Brad found found 4/6 DDs though only converted one of them Ken was 2/2 on the ones he found. That left James 0/0. Let's see Ken & Brad keep them away from James again. It's not easy to do.
My score sheets indicate the material was easier than the UTOC and a hair harder than the most recent ToC. 1/6 on DDs had me glad other than Moog was not a FJ! clue as I managed to get both FJ! clues correct.
I've stood in front of the congregation and read from John enough times that enough must have stuck over the years even if I was not particularly fast or confident with the solve.
FJ2 had me glad my coin only had two sides as I did not have enough knowledge/recall of comets to think of Hale-Bopp during think time. Using the Lewis & Clark method of going with the first name of a pairing being the best choice I matched James & Ken for the match perfecto.
No matter what else happens it's great to see Ken with a checkmark as I'll admit to not being too optimistic that he could win one.
Game 1 had the kind of spread I expected with 29R to 20R to 10R while Game 2 accomplished what I did not expect with a very close 19R to 19R to 18R.
Brad took a loss against humans as 2/6 on big clues does not cut it with Ken 4/4 and James 2/2. On the other hand Brad led the Coryats in Game 2 with 16600 to James 15000 and Ken 10400 to show how one player could possibly heat up while another can hit a tough patch.
James had the more consistent Coryat through the two matches with 16,600 & 15,000 to make me think this will not be a 3-0-0 overall affair.
Ken got Bible and TRIPLE RHYME TIME today and did enough to earn the victory. His buzzer work and quick recall was working although the speed of the game seemed to catch him in sports with unfortunate guesses such as the already mentioned Xanadu, and Don Ho, which in this type of contest will not only take points away but also serve up a rebound.
I cannot imagine for a second that this version of think music will move on to regular play.
I was surprised by the outfits as the guys were not wearing what they had on for rehearsals seen in the ABC special last week which I thought would the opening ensembles.