March Edness 2018: Winners Announced!

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March Edness 2018: Winners Announced!
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What a March Edness game it was this year! Two tie-breakers were needed to finalize our top three winners. At midnight we posted 5 photos and asked our top 4 players to identify the locations in each photo. The players in their respective tie-breaker who got the most photos correct win! If there ended up being the same number of correct photos, then the player who submitted their total guesses first would be the winner. Everyone had until 8:00 p.m. on Monday to submit their guesses. 

Below are the answers:

Photo 1:

Answer 1: The Alice F. Schott Continuing Education Center at 310 W. Padre Street. 

Photo 2:

Answer 2: This beautiful mural is hidden inside a construction zone at the corner of Mason and Chapala Street

Photo 3:

Answer 3: This uniquely decorated home is located at 1814 Chino Street.

Photo 4: 

Answer 4: This funky mural is located on Pardall in Isla Vista on the side of Hana Kitchen, next to the Blenders in the Grass, at 6558 Pardall Road in Isla Vista.

Photo 5:

Answer 5: These decorative artichokes are on top of the former Bell Street Farm building at 406 Bell Street in Los Alamos. 

The Winners

It was close in both races! All contestants submitted their guesses within 10 mins of 8:00 p.m. For the 1st place spot between Penelope805 and Camster the winner is.... Camster! Penelope805 turned in 0 correct responses while Camster turned in 1 correct response for the above photo hunts. Congratulations Camster on your 1st place win and Penelope805 on your 2nd place win!

And for the 3rd place tie-breaker between Britt and mfitch54. Britt correctly identified 2 photos, while mfitch54 correctly identified 3 photos. Congratulations to mfitch54 for earning 3rd place! A very valiant from Britt! No player was able to correctly identify the 1st and 5th photo. 

Below are our honorable mentions out of a total of 50 points.

Honorable Mentions

  • Britt (49 points)
  • Rone (46 points)
  • HerNameIsRio (44 points)
  • holazola (44 points)
  • Geckogirl23 (40 points)
  • Cones (36 points)
  • HDB (36 points)
  • tenoreleven (35 points)
  • mjford (34 points)
  • Macpuzl (32 points)
  • GregJ (24 points)
  • Mtndriver (23 points)
  • jsp047 (22 points)
  • LisaD (22 points)

Now What?

We party! Join Ed, the edhat staff, March Edness players, edhat readers, your neighbors, strangers from the street, and anyone really at our March Edness Awards Party. We'll be at Cebada Wine on Thursday, April 12th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. There will be live music from Conner Cherland, snacks from Mesa Salsa and other local establishments, and plenty of fun! 

Learn more about the March Edness party here.

(What's March Edness? Learn all about it here.)

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mfitch54 Apr 03, 2018 10:31 AM
March Edness 2018: Winners Announced!

Congratulations Camster! And kudos to Penelope805 and my worthy opponent Britt as well! I really hope you guys come to the party. I need to meet you all and hear stories of the twists and turns of all this. What a game!

Ahchooo Apr 03, 2018 09:09 AM
March Edness 2018: Winners Announced!

I am curious how the top scorers happen to know so much. Obviously they are observant and have good memories. But do you work as delivery people, or what? What gets you around and about so thoroughly? Just curious.

mjford Apr 03, 2018 12:08 PM
March Edness 2018: Winners Announced!

For me, it's mostly googling things: for example, the train station in Santa Barbara that was the photo for Day 9. It had a "1905" on it, and my first thought was that it might be a date. So I searchded, "since 1905 Santa Barbara" and sure enough, about 10 images down was a photo of the train station with a description of where it was. Another example is the Union Hotel. I haven't even ever been to Los Alamos, but could see the -ON and -L in the sign. I tried to think of words that ended in L that would be famous buildings in the area and came up with hotel. So then I searched "1880 hotel santa barbara" and the Union Hotel came up. I assumed the -80 in the photo was 1880 and not 1980 since the sign looked pretty old. Then, of course, googling can only get you so far, and once I missed some of those later days I knew I would never catch up. Congrats to the winners.

mfitch54 Apr 03, 2018 10:35 AM
March Edness 2018: Winners Announced!

Dear AHCHOOO: I can only speak for myself, but it is a combination of luck and skill. I really do notice things all year long and think: "that would be a good thing for March Edness..." Then there is the element of playing with team mates who also know where things are. And then the not so secret tactic is knowing how to search on the web for things. It is not easy! It helps to have a lot of free time, and to be obsessed, I mean dedicated to winning!

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