ATH 2018:

Armchair Treasure Hunt 2018

Title: Ian Fleming and the James Bond books
Setter: Mike Wood
Themes: Ian Fleming, James Bond, Thrilling Cities

Results, Prizes and Special Awards

There were 36 entries this year, with just one "virgin" team sufficiently both shaken and stirred to enter.

The scoring is explained in detail in the solution document. This year reverted to the usual ATH scheme, the number of points awarded for a correct answer is equal to one more than the number of teams who got the question wrong or failed to answer it. Some of the codes (e.g. the Bond actors) there is one answer per item. There is one answer for all the theme tunes. The scoresheet gives the detailed breakdown.

A team can only win one prize. The winning entry for Best Solution can be viewed here.

ATH 2018 Results
  Team Name Captain CGI SSC Virgin Found Treasure Order Book Cover Bonus Points Prize
1 Pete Colbert     2 36 2129 Best solution, Dave Harding Trophy and 2nd to treasure.
2 Rookies Reprised Lauren Hillier     4 34 2026 Second best solution and 4th to treasure
3 The PATHfinders Matthew Hulbert     8 3 1968 Third best solution
4 Apopheniacs Anonymous Mark Abbott         1800
5 No Management Potential Steve Hames     1 37 1793 First to treasure, Pablo Memorial Trophy
6 Simon Long team Simon Long, Katherine Jones         1760  
7 Cavell Team Jane Cavell         1692  
8 The Puzzle Club Kathy Hylott     9 22 1676  
9 The Magpies Neil Talbott         1663 Best Story Award
10 Team Poirot Anne Traynor, Dharminder Birdi Y   10 2 1658 Best CGI team and 2nd CGI team to treasure
11 Shadow Syndicate Andy Marr Y       1605 2nd Best CGI team
12 Twelevepack Noel Aitchison         1469  
13 Chiltern Fellowship Jon Wallis     6 33 1465  
14 Daphnew HQ Seb Bacon         1462  
15 Team Norway Tim North         1458  
16 Cachew Nuts Brian Parks         1423  
17 The Stragglers John Garrison         1421  
18 The Eh? Team Tony Newman         1372  
19 Robogoogle AfterMATH Dan Lee     7 31 1358  
20 Alcoholus Lubricatum Chris Andrews         1311  
21 The Mullitovers Jason McKay     11 23 1272 Just in time find award (Mon 14th, 16:05)
22 Team Millers Timothy Luffingham         1250 Only just in time (last submission) award
23 Dave Kee Team Dave Kee         1226  
24 Team SWOT James Samuel-Walker         1192  
25 Bardens Rosalind Barden Y       1183  
26 Neal and Co Jell Ellis         1127  
27 Plan Omega Dan Boast Y       1079  
28 Johnny from Donny John Felton         1021 Gave up soonest (1st submission) award
29 Unstable Geniuses Catherine Britt     5 32 1001  
30 Almost Last Again Gareth Hartwell Y       1000  
31 Raiders Up The Wrong Bark Margaret Cooper         953  
32 Five Minutes Faster Jan Schneider         950  
33 Famous Five+ Brian Mills Y       921  
34 Team Sociometry Adrian Rose Y   3 35 819 1st CGI team to Treasure
35 Quinta Essentia Bernhild + Roswitha         717  
36 Dunning & Kruger Eivind Olsen   Y     291 Best Virgin Team