The fact that my prediction The Tiger’s Wife was off does not make me sad, nor does The Sense of an Ending‘s failure to even make the Finals. But for Open City, my second favorite book in the Tournament, to fall three votes short of glory hurts. The Sisters Brothers is entertaining, but I really do not think it Rooster-worthy. But my opinions don’t count, nor are they particularly in line with the judges’ opinions, as my results show. Others of you fared better and you are who this post is for.
Unofficial TOB 2012 Contest Leaderboard: Final Standings
March 30, 2012
Match 1, Zombie Round: The Sisters Brothers defeated Lightning Rods
Match 2, Zombie Round: Open City defeated The Art of Fielding
Championship Match: The Sisters Brothers 10, Open City 6
AMY C. with a more than shabby 31.
She picked the winner and enough points along the way to secure all of the glory. She was also the first entrant this year which means she would have won on the final tie-break if anyone had come close to matching her picking prowess.
Congratulations, Amy, both on your win and on seeing your favorite book of the Tournament take the crown. Well done. I will e-mail you to find out your prize selections.
2. Elizabeth L. 16 (She would have won by one point (24-23) over Amy and Brad (#3) if Open City had triumphed.)
3. Brad M. 15
4. Andrew B. 14 (The Art of Fielding)
The next closest competitors had twelve (12) points, making me feel slightly less ashamed of my ridiculous ten (10). An unprecedented number failed to crack double digits (over half the field). My suggestion for next year: Pick the opposite of what you expect to happen, unless your name is Amy.
Kathy 1 ***New Record!***