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MISO 2011 Commentary: Round 9
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Evan loses 429-352 to Theresa and is later overheard jokingly complaining that they both played terrible games according to the live Quackle Speedy Player analysis, and that their plays only made sense if they knew each other's racks. We'll wait a few minutes to see how the Quackle Championship Player analysis goes, but Quackle does not yet make inferences about player racks from recent plays, whereas humans at this level often rely a little too strongly on them.
As we head into the first tea break of the day, there are three players on 7-2: Theresa, as usual with a spread lead at +933, Mikki Nicholson (Eng) +739 and Evan Cohen (ISR) +233. Behind them are seven players on 7-3.
In Division B, Margaret Armstrong (Eng) and Jim Wilkie (Sco), both starting the round on 7-1 play each other, and Margaret's 434-293 win gives her a one game lead on the field, and she likely won't have to play Jim again today. Jim is now in fourth place, low on spread at 6-2 +281 behind Sammy Mangion (MLT) +648 and Geoff Cooper (Eng) +330. Sammy added 231 to his spread this round, with a 520-289 win over Bronagh Kenny (IRL), the high win so far in the division.
The Division B scoring leader, Mario Seychell (MLT), has been averaging 430 points per game, but languishes in 13th place, as his opponents have been scoring well against him, and he's lost one game by only five points, giving him a 5-4 +299 record.
Overall, as a nation, the Scots are doing the best in the tournament, winning 59% of their games against the rest of the world, with an aggregate record of 36.5-26.5 +1144. Behind them come Chinedu Nosike Okwelogu (NGA) and Pramit Kamath (IND) as singleton teams tied at 56%, then Ireland (52%), with England, Romania, Germany and Australia all tied at 50%.
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