Brain power on display |

Brain power on display

The South Yuba River Citizens League hosted their annual Brains of Nevada County competition last Saturday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The 2006 event was last Saturday night and drew 22 teams of eight members, each paying $35 for the opportunity to have a large part of the county realize that you are, actually, not very smart. The entry fees alone raised about $6,500 for the scholarship.

The teams were as unique as Nevada County! KVMR’s team was the “On Air Heads”; a team with Molly Fisk and Jeff Kane (among others) was “Please Repeat the Question”; and coming in just before the beginning was “Miss Muffet and the Spidermen,” who made quite a splash in their authentic Spiderman costumes, shooting silly string as they took their places.

“Miss Muffet and the Spidermen” had more going for them than their costumes, however, as they won the entire competition with an astounding 140 total points.

Those winning team members were Julie Cobden, Realtor and Miss Muffet; Diane Robertson, former high school French teacher; Lowell Robertson, entrepreneur, philanthropist and part owner of (guess where the Spidermen came from?); Barry Boniface, executive director of Music in the Mountains; Ed Martin, Nevada City planner; Eric Tomb, owner of Tombs and part owner of Booktown Books; Michael Cobden, son of Julie and law student; and Cam Keith, a friend of Michael’s and a writer.

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