The Drones Club Darts Tournament

by Aussie Meyer
Solving Tips

Story


In America, you have your World Series. In Europe, the World Cup Soccer. But at the Drones Club, the annual event that makes the sporting elite perk up their ears and look alive is the Drones Club Darts Tournament. For the sweepstakes or pool accompanying this contest involves each member intimately with the fate of his fellow Drone. That is to say that Drone A, himself not much of a contender at sticking the bullseye, may draw the name of Drone B, his more athletically apt brother, for the price of a ticket. Thus Drone A may win riches through the victory of Drone B, and both will do clog dances about the playing field and, generally speaking, be fizzy as dammit.

This year, the top seeded dartsmen included the following: Algy Wymondham-Wymondham, Bertram Wooster, Hugo Carmody, Monty Bodkin, Freddie Widgeon and Barmy Phipps. Actually, these marksmen were ranked 1st, 2nd, and then 4th thru 7th, as the number 3 ranked Bingo Little was scratched with a tutoring job in the country - his name remains in the rankings throughout the contest in honorable Drones Club tradition.

The fortunate holders of sweeps tickets bearing these names were: Stilton Cheesewright, Oofy Prosser, Gussie Fink-Nottle, Catsmeat Potter-Pirbright, Kipper Herring, and Tuppy Glossop.

As a visitor to the Drones Club on this day of days, the bartender has set you a task of determining which chappie holds which other chappies ticket, from the clues he gives you; and how each contestant was originally ranked, and who won.

Important Note: All notes on rankings or seedings refer to preliminary rankings, and you must consider the absent 3rd ranked Bingo in all rankings statements.


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Clues

  1. Monty was ranked 3 higher than the fellow named on Oofy's sweeps ticket (that is to say, there were 2 fellows ranked between them).
  2. Gussie was alarmed to see Barmy and Monty sharing a Lobster Vindaloo and washing it down with May Queens - one of them was his candidate, and was expected to keep in fighting trim.
  3. Kipper's marksman could put on the dog at being ranked 3 higher than Freddy Widgeon.
  4. At least Tuppy's white hope was ranked higher than Algy Wymondham-Wymondham.
  5. Neither Stilton nor Kipper batted an eyelash when Hugo broke training with a snootful of Beefeater martinis - they didn't hold his ticket.
  6. Stilton's contender was higher ranked than Monty Bodkin, who was in turn seeded higher than Gussie's challenger.
  7. Kipper didn't hold Monty's ticket.
  8. Stilton had no stake in Freddie's chances.
  9. The top-seeded favorite won the event, followed by Tuppy's contender and Freddie.



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