Pablo's Armchair Treasure Hunt

Armchair Treasure Hunt 2012

Title: Stopping by Woods
Setter: Mike Wood
Themes: Bath & (John) Woods

Results, Prizes and Special Awards

As usual, the points awarded for each question are equal to the number of incorrect or omitted answers to that question (but assuming one additional team got everything wrong). This ensures that questions are valued according to their perceived level of difficulty. It also makes for big differences between teams at either end of the scale, so if you didn't get too many points then this is not necessarily a reflection on your ability.

You can peruse the detailed marking scoresheet should you so wish.

See the notes regarding special setter's awards below the table.

ATH 2012 Results
  Team Name Captain     Treasure Ticket Virtual Entry Pts Prize  
1 Apopheniacs Anonymous Mark Abbott 3 1398 Best Overall Solution and 3rd to Treasure £125
2 Lady Strange & the Earl of Yarborough Paul & Rosalind Barden 6 3 1348 2nd Overall Solution £75
3 Can't find the woods for the trees Andy Henderson 8 1271 3rd Overall Solution and best trip report £50
4 Psychologicals Mei Leung / Pete Colbert 2 1101 2nd to Treasure £75
5 Team Poirot returns to Bath Anne Traynor 11 969
6 Twelevepack Noel Aitchison/Dave Bercik 14 951
7 Peter D G Smith et al Peter Smith 5 938
8 Puzzletome Harry Maton N 1 934
9 PathfindersATH Kailas Modha 12 806
10 Dave Kee Team Gillian Hardy / Dave Kee 10 769 Longest trip and best presented solution £50
11 Q4T Logicals Nick Ball N 4 2 759
12 Famous Five Brian Mills 13 726
13 Alcoholus Lubricatum Chris Andrews 1 675 First to Treasure £125
14 Stragglers Bart Bramley N 656
15 In Need of a Good Bath Jell Ellis N 511
16 No Management Potential Steve Hames 7 410
17 Early Bath Chris Baker 332
18 Slow Learners David Thomas N 313
19 Chiltern Fellowship John Baxter / Jon Wallis 310
20 Team Norway Tim North 253
21 Dunn Hunting Geoff Dunn N 235


N = Non-CGI team
V = ATH Virgin (sadly none this year)

Honourable Mentions:

The setter would also like to give credit to:

  • Psychologicals: best solution title page and a strong contender for best presentation (but they already had a prize).
  • Apopheniacs Anonymous for living up to their name and finding things in the ATH that even I didn't know were there.
  • The Dave Kee team: Longest Journey award; their ticket collector having travelled from Hong Kong.
  • Special thanks to seven year old Margot, for leaving me a Christmas Card in the box at 10:30pm on the first Sunday of the Hunt.