Elite Minds Contest

Jan 12, 2006

This contest originated as a MacSurvivor challenge, and then opened up to the entire Mac Guild membership. This challenged consisted of 40 questions, provided in random order, on subjects ranging from Mac technical trivia, to Mac Guild reviews, to MacSurvivor trivia. Each contestant received 5 points for each correct answer and -1 point for each incorrect answer. You only qualified for a prize if you answered all 40 questions. Questions are also timed, and in the event of a tie, the one with the best time wins.

The contest was broken into two phases. The first phase was conducted over a 24 hour period. The top score of those that took the quiz over this 24 hour period wins a Matias Tactile Pro keyboard and a Gold membership to the Mac Guild. The 2nd highest score wins a Silver membership to the Mac Guild.

The second phase was conducted over 7 days. All that completed the quiz during these 7 days receives an automatic lurker membership and is entered into the Elite Minds raffle.

Phase One - Top 5 (first 24 hours):

Place Contestant State Score Time Prizes Claimed
#1 Moe Bradley FLORIDA 146 173' 42" Matias Tactile Pro keyboard
Gold membership
#2 Bud Simrin TEXAS 122 57' 27" Silver membership
#3 Halle Winkler BERLIN 110 10' 46" N/A
#4 Jeremy Warren MICHIGAN 98 13' 57" N/A
#5 James Wiggs MARYLAND 98 19' 8" N/A

Phase Two - Top 20 (7 day quiz):

Place Contestant State Score Time
#1 Moe Bradley Florida 146 173' 42"
#2 Bud Simrin Texas 122 57' 27"
#3 Halle Winkler Berlin 110 10' 46"
#4 Tom Larson Idaho 104 20' 58"
  Glenn Hoffman New York 104 31' 20"
Jeremy Warren Michigan 98 13' 57"
James Wiggs Maryland 98 19' 8"
  Michael Menousek Pennsylvania 74 8' 5"
  Fred Mindlin California 74 16' 12"
  Marc R. Bjorkman California 68 7' 6"
  Judd Spitzer Florida 68 7' 36"
  Kimball Smith Texas 68 10' 5"
  Larry Chan California 68 10' 48"
  John T Kuhn California 68 32' 25"
  Craig Ehrlich Florida 62 24' 0"
  Brian Hardy California 56 12' 31"
  John Togasaki California 44 14' 3"