The Cruelty of Math, Best Possible Outcomes for Finalists of #2012HFP

This contest has been a battle, and I salute the 8 finalists and all the other 52 contestants who bravely entered the #2012HFP…

But there must be a winner and there must be losers.

As we head into the last show, let’s take a look at all the possible outcomes. If you are squeamish, and you don’t want to see the cruel realities of math, look away now!

When we say MAX SCORE POSSIBLE, that means winning FINAL 3 and getting an 11.

Reminder, we drop the lowest of the 3 scores for each contestant for their #2012HFP final score.

1. Barrett Goldsmith

night 1 – 11

night 2 – 10.9224

total so far = 21.9224

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 22

If Barrett wins 1st place on Wednesday, he wins 2012 HFP.

Regardless of Barrett’s finish on FINAL 3, if Matthew Broussard comes in 2nd or lower with a score less than 10.9224, Barrett Goldsmith wins 2012 HFP.

If Matthew Broussard & Barrett Goldsmith tie for 1st place, both receive an 11, Barrett will win 2012 HFP on drop score tiebreaker (10.9224 > 10.7042)

Barrett Goldsmith cannot finish lower than 2nd place.

2. Matthew Broussard

night 1 – 10.7042

night 2 – 11

total so far = 21.7042

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 22

To win 2012 HFP, Matthew Broussard has to win Final 3, OR come in 2nd place to someone OTHER than Barrett Goldsmith with a score higher than 10.9224

Matthew Broussard cannot finish lower than 2nd place.

3. Slade Ham

night 1 – 10.3820

night 2 – 10.2564

total so far = 20.6384

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 21.3820

The highest Slade Ham can finish is 3rd place.

4. Ryan Thauburn

night 1 – 10.1314

night 2 – 10.1898

total so far = 20.3212

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 21.1898

The highest Ryan Thauburn can finish is 3rd place.

5. Mickey Housley

night 1 – 9.9524

night 2 – 9.8568

total so far = 19.8092

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 20.9524

The highest Mickey Housley can finish is 3rd place.

6. Kristin Lindner

night 1 – 9.4870

night 2 – 9.9234

total so far = 19.4104

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 20.9234

The highest Kristin Lindner can finish is 3rd place.

7. Owen Dunn

night 1 – 7.9834

night 2 – 10.2564

total so far = 18.2398

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 21.2564

The highest Owen Dunn can finish is 3rd place.

8. Ken Boyd

night 1 – 8.6278

night 2 – 8.5914

total so far = 17.2192

MAX SCORE POSSIBLE = 19.6278

The highest Ken Boyd can finish is 6th place.

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