08 February 2013

Results for Q4 2012 Championship

Thirty-two players competed in the Q4 2012 championship. This was our smoothest competition to date; only player experienced a minor problem and our reviewers did such a great job that no errors were found in our quizzes - a significant accomplishment given the complexity of the quizxes.

You will find below the rankings for the championship; the number next to the player's name is the number of times that player has participated in a championship.

Congratulations first and foremost to our top-ranked players:

1st Place: Stelios Vlasopoulos of Belgium wins: Amazon.com US$250 Gift Card.

2nd Place: kowido wins: Amazon.com US$175 Gift Card.

3rd Place: Chris Saxon of United Kingdom wins: Amazon.com US$100 Gift Card.

Stelios' victory is impressive in two ways: first, he submitted his answers in under 15 minutes, much faster than anyone else (and still achieved 100% correct). Second, he took first place in the Q3 2012 championship. That's quite a track record!

Congratulations to everyone who played in the playoff. I hope you found it entertaining, challenging and educational. And for those who were not able to participate in the championship, you can take the quizzes next week through the Practice feature.

Warm regards, Steven Feuerstein

Note 1: You may wonder how two players can achieve the same % correct and yet the player with the slower time is ranked ahead of a person with a faster time. This can happen due to the fact that the % correct is cumulative across all quizzes in the competition, but you receive a higher score for correct answers on advanced quizzes, compared to intermediate and beginner quizzes. This championship had 4 advanced quizzes and 1 intermediate quiz.

Note 2: Below the table of results for this championship, you will find another list showing the championship history of each of these players.

Rank Name Country Total Time % Correct Total Score
1Stelios Vlasopoulos (6)Belgium14 mins 56 secs100%3201
2kowido (8)No Country Set22 mins 49 secs96%2939
3Chris Saxon (5)United Kingdom22 mins 53 secs89%2677
4Frank Schrader (10)Germany28 mins 23 secs93%2677
5Frank Schmitt (4)Germany19 mins 20 secs89%2663
6mentzel.iudith (9)Israel34 mins 55 secs93%2587
7Dalibor Kovač (5)Croatia30 mins 45 secs89%2520
8Vincent Malgrat (4)French Republic26 mins 47 secs89%2514
9Niels Hecker (10)Germany24 mins 04 secs85%2504
10_tiki_4_ (4)Germany25 mins 59 secs81%2315
11Justin Cave (8)United States29 mins 42 secs85%2306
12Siim Kask (9)Estonia32 mins 14 secs85%2305
13Jeroen Rutte (3)Netherlands24 mins 44 secs81%2300
14Randy Gettman (9)United States27 mins 53 secs81%2237
15Rimantas Adomauskas (2)Lithuania30 mins 03 secs81%2194
16Dieter Kowalski (3)Germany32 mins 36 secs81%2193
17Michal Cvan (7)Slovakia30 mins 25 secs81%2187
18Jerry Bull (7)United States26 mins 11 secs74%2161
19Kevan Gelling (7)Isle of Man34 mins 57 secs81%2136
20Zoltan Fulop (4)Hungary31 mins 10 secs81%2127
21Krzysztof Helbin (2)Poland26 mins 39 secs74%2102
22Anil Jha (2)United States34 mins 54 secs81%2102
23Mike Pargeter (9)United Kingdom19 mins 52 secs70%2073
24Viacheslav Stepanov (8)Russia34 mins 08 secs78%2017
25Chad Lee (7)United States34 mins 00 secs78%1965
26Karel Prech (2)Czech Republic34 mins 43 secs78%1951
27Ivan Blanarik (4)Slovakia30 mins 20 secs74%1928
28swart260 (3)Netherlands30 mins 44 secs67%1665
29koko (2)Ukraine32 mins 24 secs67%1647
30Yuan Tschang (6)United States34 mins 55 secs59%1322
31mark kavalaris (2)No Country Set21 mins 39 secs44%1047
32Milibor Jovanovic (1)United Kingdom34 mins 34 secs37%609

Playoff Performance History

After each name, the quarter in which he or she played, and the ranking in that playoff.
Name History
Stelios VlasopoulosQ4 2010:38th, Q4 2011:22nd, Q1 2012:30th, Q2 2012:33rd, Q3 2012:1st, Q4 2012:1st
kowidoQ1 2011:26th, Q2 2011:9th, Q3 2011:17th, Q4 2011:21st, Q1 2012:4th, Q2 2012:1st, Q3 2012:9th, Q4 2012:2nd
Chris SaxonQ4 2010:16th, Q2 2011:2nd, Q4 2011:8th, Q3 2012:22nd, Q4 2012:3rd
Frank SchraderQ3 2010:12th, Q4 2010:30th, Q1 2011:1st, Q2 2011:5th, Q3 2011:1st, Q4 2011:1st, Q1 2012:13th, Q2 2012:3rd, Q3 2012:2nd, Q4 2012:4th
Frank SchmittQ4 2011:24th, Q2 2012:4th, Q3 2012:23rd, Q4 2012:5th
mentzel.iudithQ4 2010:4th, Q1 2011:18th, Q2 2011:25th, Q3 2011:6th, Q4 2011:5th, Q1 2012:8th, Q2 2012:19th, Q3 2012:35th, Q4 2012:6th
Dalibor KovačQ3 2010:16th, Q1 2011:25th, Q2 2011:15th, Q4 2011:17th, Q4 2012:7th
Vincent MalgratQ4 2011:10th, Q1 2012:15th, Q2 2012:16th, Q4 2012:8th
Niels HeckerQ2 2010:2nd, Q3 2010:1st, Q4 2010:15th, Q1 2011:7th, Q3 2011:8th, Q4 2011:11th, Q1 2012:2nd, Q2 2012:5th, Q3 2012:3rd, Q4 2012:9th
_tiki_4_Q4 2011:28th, Q1 2012:18th, Q2 2012:23rd, Q4 2012:10th
Justin CaveQ3 2010:26th, Q4 2010:3rd, Q1 2011:5th, Q3 2011:3rd, Q1 2012:25th, Q2 2012:2nd, Q3 2012:14th, Q4 2012:11th
Siim KaskQ1 2011:30th, Q2 2011:7th, Q3 2011:11th, Q4 2011:4th, Q1 2012:9th, Q2 2012:6th, Q3 2012:33rd, Q4 2012:12th
Jeroen RutteQ3 2010:20th, Q3 2012:12th, Q4 2012:13th
Randy GettmanQ3 2010:8th, Q1 2011:27th, Q2 2011:12th, Q3 2011:4th, Q4 2011:12th, Q1 2012:20th, Q2 2012:22nd, Q3 2012:32nd, Q4 2012:14th
Rimantas AdomauskasQ1 2012:23rd, Q4 2012:15th
Dieter KowalskiQ1 2012:21st, Q2 2012:8th, Q4 2012:16th
Michal CvanQ3 2010:23rd, Q4 2010:25th, Q3 2011:23rd, Q1 2012:12th, Q3 2012:16th, Q4 2012:17th
Jerry BullQ2 2011:34th, Q3 2011:9th, Q1 2012:14th, Q2 2012:14th, Q3 2012:15th, Q4 2012:18th
Kevan GellingQ2 2011:21st, Q3 2011:2nd, Q4 2011:7th, Q1 2012:7th, Q2 2012:25th, Q4 2012:19th
Zoltan FulopQ1 2012:17th, Q2 2012:29th, Q3 2012:24th, Q4 2012:20th
Krzysztof HelbinQ1 2012:11th, Q4 2012:21st
Anil JhaQ2 2012:31st, Q4 2012:22nd
Mike PargeterQ4 2010:22nd, Q1 2011:16th, Q2 2011:10th, Q4 2011:6th, Q1 2012:6th, Q2 2012:20th, Q3 2012:6th, Q4 2012:23rd
Viacheslav StepanovQ1 2011:9th, Q2 2011:4th, Q3 2011:14th, Q4 2011:20th, Q1 2012:19th, Q2 2012:12th, Q3 2012:7th, Q4 2012:24th
Chad LeeQ2 2011:28th, Q3 2011:19th, Q4 2011:13th, Q1 2012:1st, Q2 2012:26th, Q3 2012:30th, Q4 2012:25th
Karel PrechQ3 2012:38th, Q4 2012:26th
Ivan Blanarik Q1 2012:3rd, Q2 2012:15th, Q3 2012:18th, Q4 2012:27th
swart260Q2 2012:24th, Q3 2012:27th, Q4 2012:28th
kokoQ3 2012:40th, Q4 2012:29th
Yuan TschangQ2 2012:27th, Q3 2012:26th, Q4 2012:30th
mark kavalarisQ3 2012:39th, Q4 2012:31st
Milibor JovanovicQ4 2012:32nd