ATH 2020:

Armchair Treasure Hunt 2020

Title: Apophenia Island
Setter: Apopheniacs Anonymous
Themes: Treasure Island, Poe & Defoe

Results, Prizes and Special Awards

Team submissions were marked against a pre-defined marking scheme identified in the ATH2020 Solution document. Each item for which a mark could be awarded was labelled in the solution document e.g. [LON-01]. The full ATH2020 Scoresheet shows for each team (columns) the marks that were awarded for each such marked item (rows).

As usual, the points awarded for each marked item are inversely proportional to the number of teams that got that scoring item correct. There were 32 submitted team entries in total. If every team got a marked item correct, each team received 1 point. If just one team got a marked item correct, that team receives 32 points and all other teams zero. 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.

The following table shows the final scores for marked entries along with Treasure Find numbers and special prizes awarded.

ATH 2020 Results
  Team Name Captain   #Trs Points Prize
1The Psychologicals  464381st Best Solution (Dave Harding Trophy)
2The MagpieNeil Talbott  60762nd Best Solution
3Alcoholus LubricatumChris Andrews 155701st to Treasure (Pablo Memorial Trophy); 3rd Best Solution
4PATHfindersMatthew Hulbert  4598 
5The Urban Marsupial OrchestraLauren Hillier  4317 
6No Management PotentialRoger Thetford 241852nd to Treasure
7Team PoirotPeter Carr  4142 
8Beef LeamingtonAngus Walker  4084 
9Tweleve PackDave Bercik  4027 
10Nevermore, ProvisionallyColin Bell  3300 
11Team MillerTimothy Luffingham  3295 
12Arthur & His Three AgathasAndie Mayr  3113 
13Chiltern FellowshipSteve Minter  3048 
14The OWLsJo Cooper  3042 
15Puzzle ClubKathy Hylott  2784 
16MullitoversJason McKay  2724 
17Famous Five+Brian Mills  2248 
18Cavell FamilyJane Cavell  2172 
19Captain Clueless & the Puzzled PiratesAndrew Henderson  2102 
20Daphne HQSeb Bacon  1926 
21Johnny From DonnyJohn Felton  1816 
22ArithmancersHRCV 1639Best ATH Virgin
23Cachew NutsBrian Parks  1548 
24David Kee TeamDavid Kee 314593rd to Treasure
25The Eh? TeamTony Newman  1401 
26Well Met in ElmetAlan Cantrell  827 
27Carr TroubleAndy CarrV 764AA Outstanding Apophenia Award
28Unstable GeniusesCatherine Wright  685 
29The StragglersJohn Garrison  649 
30Raiders Up The Wrong BarkMargaret Cooper  404 
31Almost Last AgainGareth Hartwell  310AA Nostradamus Award
32David WilliamsDavid Williams  157 


V = ATH Virgin

#Trs = Treasure ticket number. Note that physical & virtual finds were merged this year into a single chronological sequence due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

AA = Apophenicas Anonymous special awards.