Amazing Race 23
Episode 12 Pool Results
Thank you for coming to The Amazing Race 23 awards ceremony! The ceremony will be run like an episode of the Amazing Race so everyone will be put into groups of two, with one group having three since we have an un-even number of pool teams. By random selection, the awards ceremony teams are:
BuckeyeGal and Cootie
r2maybs and mesachick
Maybaybie and JohnnyK
Photobabe and Midol
Jaceegirl and tbamom
pikachu and TripleGemini
hmauterson and Florimel
Hyper and inthegarden
beerbelly and jafo
And last season’s pool winner, dixielandbelle, with veejer and Evande.
The pool teams are instructed to line up at the front of the banquet hall. They place their drink order and then must sample 5 appetizers to get a clue from the maitre’d.
The first task is a detour, which each member of the team must complete to move on to the next challenge. Teams may choose between sit-down banquet or self-serve buffet. In sit-down banquet, the team has to decide on an entrée all of them will be served. If they have a vegetarian in their group, they can opt for the vegan pasta or the vegetarian can choose to let the meat-eater have their ribeye steak and loaded baked potato while they hold out for dessert. After the teams have finished eating, they can hold their hands up for a server to come take their plates away and give them their next clue. In self-serve buffet, teams will go through a buffet line to serve themselves what they choose. They only get one plate each so they might have to use some strategy to get everything they want to fit but they can make good time serving themselves instead of waiting to be served.
Fortunately, there’s no u-turn. I doubt any of the teams could have gone back and done the second half of the challenge without having to make an unscheduled pitstop!
Following the detour is a roadblock, which only one member of the team can perform. The person chosen to do the roadblock will go to the dessert table and choose a selection of desserts to take back for their team. Once they have made their choice from an extensive assortment of pies, cookies, donuts, fruit, nuts, cheese, cake and other goodies, they’ll return to their table and ring a bell. If they drop their plate on the way back, they have to start again. A server will bring them their final clue, instructing them of the location of the pitstop.
The team of dixielandbelle, Evande, and veejer get to the pitstop first so they win front-row seats to the awards ceremony and one Andes mint apiece! As for the rest of you, this wasn’t really a challenge, just a way to make the awards dinner more interesting. At the pitstop, you were given your seat number so please take your seats and we’ll announce the winners.
In first place with 2,040 points is…Fanny’s Pack
! Congratulations, Fanny Mare
! The winner’s avatar, and a return trip to the dessert table, are yours!
Second place with 2,035 points is… RacingDreamers
! Fantastic job, Jaceegirl
Only five points separate you from first place so that’s very impressive. You chose your pool team well!
Third place with 1,960 points is… On the Road Again
! Excellent work, Midol
The team that finished last and is awarded the Wooden Oar award is…Clued In
! Interestingly, you and Fanny’s Pack both started the pool in 4th place, but there your paths diverged. By the following week, Fanny’s Pack had moved up to 1st place and stayed there until the end. Your team continued to drop, eventually ending up in last place. Better luck next time, Cootie
, but enjoy your booby prize!
It was a pleasure to run the pool for all of my forum friends. I hope you enjoyed the season and will compete again in TAR 24! Final scores and rankings are below.
Contestant Finishing Order and Scores
1. Jason and Amy: 70 points
2. Tim and Marie: 55 points
3. Travis and Nicole: 45 points
Around the World in 29 Days/hmauterson: 155 points
As the Crow Flies/inthegarden: 215 points
Backpacks for the Win/TripleGemini: 240 points
Blackbeard’s Revenge/Hyper: 45 points
Boston Strong/Maybaybie: 185 points
Buckeye Brawlers/BuckeyeGal: 215 points
Clued In/Cootie: 115 points
Dixie Drifters/dixielandbelle: 215 points
Fanny’s Pack/Fanny Mare: 215 points
Flying High/Photobabe: 145 points
I Have to Eat What/tbamom: 170 points
JohnnyK’s WAGs/JohnnyK: 45 points
Just Observing/jafo: 125 points
Kanagawa Chillers/Evande: 100 points
Lost in Translation/mesachick: 170 points
On the Road Again/Midol: 170 points
Planes, Trains, and Stick-Shifts/Florimel: 240 points
RacingDreamers/Jaceegirl: 215 points
Racy Regrets/beerbelly: 145 points
Random Task/pikachu: 55 points
Team Leadfoot/scoot13: 115 points
Team Maybs/r2maybs: 240 points
Team Phileas Fogg/veejer: 160 points
Overall Scores and Rankings
1. Fanny’s Pack: 2040 points
2. RacingDreamers: 2035 points
3. On the Road Again: 1960 points
4. Dixie Drifters: 1950 points
5. Planes, Trains, and Stick-Shifts: 1935 points
6. Team Maybs: 1920 points
7. Buckeye Brawlers, I Have to Eat What: 1900 points
8. As the Crow Flies: 1870 points
9. Boston Strong: 1845 points
10. Backpacks for the Win: 1785 points
11. Racy Regrets: 1780 points
12. Flying High: 1710 points
13. Lost in Translation: 1665 points
14. Around the World in 29 Days: 1650 points
15. Team Phileas Fogg: 1425 points
16. Team Leadfoot: 1400 points
17. Random Task: 1310 points
18. JohnnyK’s WAGs: 1285 points
19. Just Observing: 1275 points
20. Kanagawa Chillers: 1215 points
21. Blackbeard’s Revenge: 1130 points
22. Clued In: 1095 points