FINAL PCS RANKINGS
To nobody's surprise, UBragg dominated the last 3rd of the puzzle season and clinched the season ending standings by solving the Grand Finale Puzzle while at a luau feasting on roast suckling pig.
More interesting was the battle for 2nd place and the other prize spot. Over the last 3rd of the season, 4 puzzlers occupied #2: mr customer, bwrightson, josh s, and keven c. In the end, it was josh s who edged out drewdez.
Congratulations to UBragg and Josh S for their expert puzzling. Here are the final rankings:
(900 possible points)
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Others receiving votes: bwrightson 273, rbnlaw 250, golem 203, berkowit28 174, neeebs 145, erin 140, matt 120, jose 115, wicks 105, karina 80, dusty baker 75, m.l.a.s.f. 60, andrew 50, stolenmonkey86 50, danielle 50, m.s.t.i. 10, dangarion 10, dusto magnifico 10, fred's brim 10, javier 10, jesus 10.
And as has become final ranking tradition, here's your graph of the Top 7:
And since I'm a graphaholic, I shall proffer up a perhaps more telling one where the vertical axis is % of maximum possible PCS Points instead of absolute points:
So UBragg, here are your two prize options:
- A Rafael Furcal Bobblehead of the type pictured below, courtesy of SoSG Sax:
- The opportunity to create a puzzle next season (you know the drill UBragg).
UBragg, send us an email or comment here to let us know which one you want. Josh S gets the unselected prize. Congratulations once again! And thank you all puzzlers for your participation this season. I hope you've enjoyed solving the puzzles as much as Sax, Orel, and myself have had thinking of and creating them.
And finally, a few of you commented on your map-making abilities through the course of the puzzle. Here's Dusty Baker's:
I especially like the various Norwegian translations scribbled off in the corner. And in terms of sketching a properly-oriented compass - you crushed it, Dusty. I assumed it helped you correctly draw that arrow in the southwesterly direction.
If anyone else has a map they want to submit, feel free to do so (karina?...)