Since I swiped Mensa’s Bracket Challenge, why not swipe a catch phrase from one of the greatest comedy teams ever?
Anywho, continuing from yesterday, I logged on to the Mensa website again and the following message was posted regarding the Greatest Toy Ever bracket -
“Please Note: Due to a printing error, the bracket included in the October issue of the Mensa Bulletin placed match ups incorrectly. The seedings remained the same, and the online bracket linked below is correct. This error did not affect Round 1 match ups in any way.”
If the match-ups in the Bulletin were incorrect, they were the same ones on the website when I voted Sunday. The problem for those of us who decided to use this fun challenge in our stores/businesses/family and friends groups/etc. is that we fill out the entire bracket in advance! Naturally, the new pairings might have changed how we proceeded after Round One.! Come on, Mensa, you know that. This is a royal mess.
So, here’s what I’m going to do: Picking the toys that go the furthest in the rounds is what builds up the points in our contest. If you end up being correct with the most left in the final rounds, you probably would stay in the hunt. Rather than trying to catch everyone within 5 days to redo their entry, we will let it ride! I apologize for this FUBAR. Who woulda thought Mensans who foul up their own contest?
Using the results we have, I “graded” your papers. A perfect score so far would be a 32. We actually had a very impressive score of 30, turned in by CBH member, Matt Karpinski! Matt has been mentioned before in our blogs when we noted his accomplishments (including several championships) as a competitive eater! Draw your own conclusions. Currently in second place is Jack “Sheldon” Pike, who happens to be a scientist with a striking resemblance to the B.B.T. star. Joe Valiante and I scored a 26. We have Colin Antes and Ken Wohner sitting at 25. Right behind are Katie Wohner, Hunter Stitik, Michelle Schneider, Dan Myers, Keith Dean, and Mike Z. with 24′s. The rest of the entries ranged from 19 – 23; but with screw-up, this is anyone’s game.
I will update the large bracket we have in the shop. Remember: to follow along and vote, go to either FaceBook.com/AmericanMensa or Twitter.com/AmericanMensa