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Baby Game Results

Foreward

I looked over the results and decided that the methodology was a little suspect. Any category that had a large average distance weighed disproportionately into the results, so a good guess on hour (most people guessed late afternoon) or minute (which just had a huge spread) was a big boon. Similarly, results were pretty split between high-seven pound guesses and low-eight pound guesses, and because those were two different categories the much farther-off low-sevens were actually better in the game’s rules. I tried all sorts of averaging and grade-curving, but didn’t come up with anything that made the results more sensible without arbitrarily weighting some other category too heavily, so I stuck with the rules as written and present the results below, for the social network league, the work league, and the combined World Series.

Social Network League

Category Winners
  • first name: Tie between Elizabeth Hess and Erin Sells, both off by 4.
  • middle name: Gay Roby, off by 3
  • pounds: Ben Roby, the only one to guess a correct 7
  • ounces: Ben Roby, off by only 4
  • inches: Andi Ardisone, off by only 0.6
  • day: Gay Roby, the only one to guess the correct 18
  • hour: Erin Sells, off by a mere 1
  • minute: Ben Roby, off be only 7
Overall Winner
  • Kairi’s new uncle Ben Roby
Ben Roby
  • first name: guessed amelia, which was off by 5.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed elizabeth, which was off by 6.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 7, which was off by 0.0
  • ounces: guessed 8, which was off by 4.0
  • inches: guessed 16, which was off by 3.0
  • day: guessed 20, which was off by 2.0
  • hour: guessed 17, which was off by 16.0
  • minute: guessed 23, which was off by 7.0
  • total distance: 21.3541565040626
Gay Roby
  • first name: guessed tiffany, which was off by 7.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed gail, which was off by 3.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 8, which was off by 1.0
  • ounces: guessed 0, which was off by 12.0
  • inches: guessed 21.75, which was off by 2.75
  • day: guessed 18, which was off by 0.0
  • hour: guessed 17, which was off by 16.0
  • minute: guessed 23, which was off by 7.0
  • total distance: 23.9491649123722
Andi Ardisone
  • first name: guessed madison, which was off by 5.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed emma, which was off by 5.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 8, which was off by 1.0
  • ounces: guessed 2, which was off by 10.0
  • inches: guessed 19.6, which was off by 0.600000000000001
  • day: guessed 23, which was off by 5.0
  • hour: guessed 17, which was off by 16.0
  • minute: guessed 27, which was off by 11.0
  • total distance: 24.5633873885505
Elizabeth Hess
  • first name: guessed olivia, which was off by 4.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed rose, which was off by 5.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 8, which was off by 1.0
  • ounces: guessed 7, which was off by 5.0
  • inches: guessed 20, which was off by 1.0
  • day: guessed 22, which was off by 4.0
  • hour: guessed 5, which was off by 4.0
  • minute: guessed 43, which was off by 27.0
  • total distance: 29.4957624075053
Erin Sells
  • first name: guessed lauryn, which was off by 4.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed hannah, which was off by 4.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 8, which was off by 1.0
  • ounces: guessed 2, which was off by 10.0
  • inches: guessed 18, which was off by 1.0
  • day: guessed 21, which was off by 3.0
  • hour: guessed 0, which was off by 1.0
  • minute: guessed 47, which was off by 31.0
  • total distance: 33.7194306001747

Work Leauge

Category Winners
  • first name: Kevin Hartsock, off by only 3
  • middle name: Kevin Hartsock, with an exact match of Faith.
  • pounds: Four Way Tie Between Mike Sheffey, Loren Bland, Nick Lassonde and Charlie Bosson. Epic Rock Paper Scissors War to ensue.
  • ounces: Tie Between Nick Lassonde and Charlie Bosson. Epic Rock Paper Scissors War to ensue.
  • inches: Loren Bland, off by a mere 0.3
  • day: Kevin Hartsock, off by just 3
  • hour: Charlie Bosson, off by 2
  • minute: Tie Between Nick Lassonde and Charlie Bosson. Epic Rock Paper Scissors War to ensue.
Overall Winner
  • Although Kevin Hartsock won both double-weighted name categories, the well-rounded guesses of Charlie Bosson win the day! Candy bar of his choice when next I am in the office!
Charlie Bosson
  • first name: guessed aeioulz, which was off by 6.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed aeioumr, which was off by 6.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 7, which was off by 0.0
  • ounces: guessed 10, which was off by 2.0
  • inches: guessed 18, which was off by 1.0
  • day: guessed 24, which was off by 6.0
  • hour: guessed 3, which was off by 2.0
  • minute: guessed 23, which was off by 7.0
  • total distance: 15.4272486205415
Kevin Hartsock
  • first name: guessed maria, which was off by 3.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed faith, which was off by 0.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 8, which was off by 1.0
  • ounces: guessed 3, which was off by 9.0
  • inches: guessed 20.1, which was off by 1.1
  • day: guessed 21, which was off by 3.0
  • hour: guessed 12, which was off by 11.0
  • minute: guessed 5, which was off by 11.0
  • total distance: 18.7672587236389
Nick Lassonde
  • first name: guessed pink, which was off by 4.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed shrimp, which was off by 5.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 7, which was off by 0.0
  • ounces: guessed 10, which was off by 2.0
  • inches: guessed 18, which was off by 1.0
  • day: guessed 27, which was off by 9.0
  • hour: guessed 17, which was off by 16.0
  • minute: guessed 23, which was off by 7.0
  • total distance: 21.7485631709315
Loren Bland
  • first name: guessed jacklyn, which was off by 6.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed lainer, which was off by 4.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 7, which was off by 0.0
  • ounces: guessed 4, which was off by 8.0
  • inches: guessed 18.7, which was off by 0.300000000000001
  • day: guessed 23, which was off by 5.0
  • hour: guessed 21, which was off by 20.0
  • minute: guessed 25, which was off by 9.0
  • total distance: 25.9632432488701
Mike Sheffey
  • first name: guessed madison, which was off by 5.0 (counts double)
  • middle name: guessed anne, which was off by 4.0 (counts double)
  • pounds: guessed 7, which was off by 0.0
  • ounces: guessed 0, which was off by 12.0
  • inches: guessed 20, which was off by 1.0
  • day: guessed 27, which was off by 9.0
  • hour: guessed 16, which was off by 15.0
  • minute: guessed 35, which was off by 19.0
  • total distance: 29.8998327754521

World Series

Category Winners
  • first name: Kevin Hartsock, off by only 3
  • middle name: Kevin Hartsock, with an exact match of Faith.
  • pounds: Five Way Tie Between Ben Roby Mike Sheffey, Loren Bland, Nick Lassonde and Charlie Bosson.
  • ounces: Tie Between Nick Lassonde and Charlie Bosson, off by 2.
  • inches: Loren Bland, off by a mere 0.3
  • day: Gay Roby, the only one to guess the correct 18
  • hour: Erin Sells, off by a mere 1
  • minute: Three Way Tie Between Ben Roby, Nick Lassonde and Charlie Bosson.
Overall Winner
  • Charlie Bosson pulls through with his impressively small 15.4.