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by Jeff Clayton
Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Goodbye
Replies: 7
Views: 1089

Goodbye

So some people have been saying things about other people - in this case, some specially selected types discussing the slightly wider world on a private internet forum. Why has this caused me such offence? Answer - because they feigned sincerity and friendship to my face whilst airing what they real...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Royal Wedding
Replies: 16
Views: 1008

Re: Royal Wedding

Howard Somerset wrote:Maybe they should be awarded as losers' prizes at forthcoming Co-events.
I reckon offering Kate Middleton as a losing prize will see an epic downturn in the Bevins' performance.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Tournoi Chiffres & Lettres de Paris, novembre 2010
Replies: 3
Views: 715

Tournoi Chiffres & Lettres de Paris, novembre 2010

Bonjour all Just to announce that I took part in the Chiffres/Lettres tournament in Paris on Sunday 7 November. The French have now made the shift from nine to ten letters, and hitting a numbers game on the head is now worth ten points instead of nine before. - 30-round qualifier: scored 217 out of ...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Rhys Benjamin wrote:Hadn't practised enough or came under pressure
Possibly both?
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown on Twitter
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: Countdown on Twitter

Will it be plugged on the show?
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Should I go on the show?
Replies: 5
Views: 1041

Re: Should I go on the show?

Rhys It depends what you want to get out of it - just the experience of being in the studio and maybe the chance of winning one game, through to becoming an octochamp and scoring over 900 points and going further. In hindsight, I sometimes wish I'd gone on after the online community came to life and...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown Manifesto
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: Countdown Manifesto

Feel free to organise yer own event!
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Nov 14, 2010 2:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Only Connect
Replies: 129
Views: 34435

Re: Only Connect

I think Victoria Coren would make a very good DC guest. Thoughts?
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday November 4th 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 1400

Re: Spoilers For Thursday November 4th 2010

James Robinson wrote:Also, the W in SWORDFISH was an upside-down M, if you didn't notice it. :geek:
Yep!
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Scrabble champion makes national news
Replies: 8
Views: 1031

Re: Scrabble champion makes national news

Good to see Countdown getting a mention with the venerable Mr. Nyman!
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown Manifesto
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: Countdown Manifesto

My apologies that it's come to be hijacked over one issue. We forumites are all capable of working out where a contestant's calculation is going one or two moves in, even if we hadn't got it ourselves in the first place, but this forum does not represent the wider viewing audience and the not-so-inc...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown Manifesto
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: Countdown Manifesto

We had the "times them together" discussion previously and agreed it was valid because it's in the ODE2r. Whether we think it's sloppy or not doesn't really matter. The "equals" debate, however, is turning out rather different - no-one here knows of "1+1=2+1=3" in any textbook, and doing that flouts...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 31, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co-organising
Replies: 30
Views: 2257

Re: Co-organising

Matt Morrison wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:Bring on CoHull!
That could stimulate the local economy massively.
I guess there's always a first time for describing Ryan's penis as 'the local economy'.

That would be microeconomic theory.
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co-organising
Replies: 30
Views: 2257

Re: Co-organising

Ryan Taylor wrote:Bring on CoHull!
That could stimulate the local economy massively.
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Oct 30, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown Manifesto
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: Countdown Manifesto

given that the co-presenter is still using the equals sign inappropriately after almost two years :?: Writing things like: 6 x 75 = 450 + 4 = 454 I'm sure Carol used to do the same thing. You're quite right - she did, and for longer than the first two years. So this isn't about "I hate Rachel / bri...
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown Manifesto
Replies: 37
Views: 2046

Re: Countdown Manifesto

Quite simply, that Countdown has a place on the airwaves for all the good things that it stands for. Before you started campaigning however, you would have to address the limited educational value of the maths bit - given that the co-presenter is still using the equals sign inappropriately after alm...
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co-organising
Replies: 30
Views: 2257

Re: Co-organising

It would be good to get the land north of the wall on the circuit, along with others anywhere else of course. It does feel like Co-events are a bit East Midlands-centric. How did the Scrabble circuit get to be so big?
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Oct 25, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co-organising
Replies: 30
Views: 2257

Re: Co-organising

Michael Wallace wrote:
Jeff Clayton wrote:Michael's corny pencils and badges
Oi.
Startin'?
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Co-organising
Replies: 30
Views: 2257

Co-organising

Well I've enjoyed organising different types of tournaments over the last three years, Michael's corny pencils and badges may yet emerge as a staple feature of summers to come, and it's amazing to think that CoLin in 2011 will be the seventh gathering in Lincoln. Has anyone else thought about taking...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 Recaps
Replies: 26
Views: 3320

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Thanks for those recaps James and glad you enjoyed your stay in Leicester. Can I ask both you and Kirk not to turn this thread into a tit-for-tat please - mainly because what you're discussing should've been sorted at the time, but also because what's being alleged cannot go unnoticed at CoLin and I...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous music
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Apterous music

The original was sung by Matthew Wilder. But I wouldn't listen to that in play - it reminds me of soya milk. Much prefer, oh I dunno, the Countdown clock music instead.
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January
Replies: 229
Views: 20267

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January

If you got your first taste of tourney play at CoLeiii and decided you want more, COLIN should be your next stop!
And we should also point out that the CoLin format is quite different, so reel 'em in Wilson!
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

We just lost track of time on't pool table!
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 Recaps
Replies: 26
Views: 3320

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Thanks very much to all of Saturday's contenders and I trust you enjoyed yourselves. I know that a few of you covered some chunky mileage - from as far north as York and as far south as Hove - and have had a chance to recuperate during Sunday. As promised, the final standings were: Group A 1 - Kirk ...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Joining details have now been sent out to all entrants on their email addresses supplied - please nudge me if you haven't received this note.

The total number of entrants is actually still fluctuating so I won't post a full list just yet!
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Capitalism
Replies: 22
Views: 1588

Re: Capitalism

Carl Marx foretold that Capitalism, having no solid base, would collapse in itself. Capitalism must always generate growth, causing constantly rising prices coupled with currency losing value, which then generates the need to obtain more of it in order to live. Considering the financial plight of t...
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January
Replies: 229
Views: 20267

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January

Ben Wilson wrote:Other commitments mean I won't be able to attend CoLei ( :-( ) so I won't be able to take payments there.
We will all plug CoLin immensely to each other on your behalf.
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

One has since dropped out actually. I will post something towards the weekend though and send an email to all entrants.
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: School Fees
Replies: 15
Views: 1355

Re: School Fees

11+, anyone?
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Sep 29, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

I can announce that we now have our 24 contenders (plus Tom) for CoLei3. I will continue to accept entries for anyone who wants to be a spectator or a standby, at a nominal charge of £5. Plenty going on behind the scenes and I will provide further details in good time, both on here and by email. If ...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 75005

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Agreed there James, looks like it was a nice end-of-year jolly and a pleasure to record.
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLEI RECAPS
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: COLEI RECAPS

All matches have now been recapped and full details can be found in the CoLei summer special thread.

Thanks and enjoy.
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

And so to the final between Kirk Bevins and Richard Priest, as told (and previously reviewed) by Kirk. -- Hosted by Jeff Clayton and Jack Hurst. C1: Champion Kirk Bevins (2 wins.) C2: Champion Richard Priest (2 wins.) DC: Dinos Sfyris and Karen Pearson. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: H C L O U A...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Countdown recap for SF2, hosted by Jeff Clayton and Tom Rowell. C1: Challenger Derek Hazell. C2: Challenger Richard Priest. DC: Matt Bayfield and Mary Jo Clayton. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: T R S I O E T T N R02: C P I O D B E L E R03: T L F U E A S S Q R04: O A E D S N L F N R05: 9, 1, 8, 1...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Countdown recap for SF1, hosted by Jeff Clayton and Mike Brown. C1: Dinos Sfyris C2: Kirk Bevins DC: Ben Wilson and Jack Hurst OT: Other words or solutions. R01: K R F I O E R S W R02: N D R A E I R G M R03: T E T S U R U T E R04: G T P E A O Y A B R05: 25, 4, 2, 7, 3, 2. Target: 901. R06: N F L U E...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

So the quarters are now done and we move to the draw for the semi-finals: SF1: Dinos Sfyris vs Kirk Bevins SF2: Derek Hazell vs Richard Priest. Before those, we have a recap of a game of Des chiffres et des lettres between myself and Matt Bayfield. This was a traditional 12-round match (NLL x4) very...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Countdown recap for QF4, hosted by Jeff Clayton (as himself) and Ryan Taylor (as Rihanna). C1: Challenger Mary Jo Clayton. C2: Challenger Derek Hazell. DC: Dinos Sfyris and Karen Pearson (as Rafael Nadal). RR: Rachel Riley. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: T T R T O A E S I R02: N B Y P E I A G T ...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Countdown recap for QF3, hosted by Jeff Clayton and Richard Priest. C1: Challenger Ben Wilson. C2: Challenger Kirk Bevins. DC: Mike Brown and Tom Rowell. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: T V S Z I A I S G R02: K M V A O O R I F R03: R D H O E U T I O R04: J N S U A E M O M R05: 3, 5, 8, 1, 7, 9. T...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Countdown recap for QF2, hosted by Jeff Clayton and Matt Bayfield. C1: Challenger Dinos Sfyris. C2: Challenger Jack Hurst. DC: Karen Pearson and Kirk Bevins. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: R T R T A E A U T R02: L V R A E E C L P R03: D N E B I D U L Y R04: P S T E A E L U E R05: 25, 2, 2, 6, 5,...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 10928

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Countdown recap for QF1, hosted by Jeff Clayton and Jack Hurst. C1: Challenger Karen Pearson. C2: Challenger Richard Priest. DC: Dinos Sfyris and Ryan Taylor. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: M T S I N U O O G R02: R F P S O E L I B R03: N P T I I O U M S R04: I O O P N S Z T E R05: 75, 100, 50, 1...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

We could create a mystery entrant for CoLei called "The Predator" - y'know, like "The Stig", but not quite so introvert?
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Cube
Replies: 11
Views: 1706

The Cube

What do we think of this show then?
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLEI RECAPS
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: COLEI RECAPS

Do you want to be known as Rachel or Carol on the recaps?
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Le thème C4C français
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Le thème C4C français

Assuming it refers to the language or nation, how come "englantia" figures in that translation?
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The "new look" WWTBAM
Replies: 56
Views: 4283

Re: The "new look" WWTBAM

When CT announced her name I suddenly found myself thinking "I've heard of her..!" and indeed she is the lady who had a dabble at CoBris 2006.

Great game, played in the best spirit and very entertaining! Well done!
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLEI RECAPS
Replies: 15
Views: 1866

Re: COLEI RECAPS

That reminds me. Do you lot still want the recaps of the other four games?
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Le thème C4C français
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Le thème C4C français

Just spotted a grammatical error. I should've put a "ne" between "français" and "participe" - ne aucun inverted.
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Le thème C4C français
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Le thème C4C français

I take this opportunity though[1] to remind you that no French person participates on this site - a point which would otherwise render this thread redundant. [1] "D'ailleurs" would emphasise the intended negative context but "avoir malheur" is very personally possessive and doesn't translate well in...
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Received!

And I've had another entrant in aswell. 23 players (plus Tom) now in.
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Feature requests
Replies: 1956
Views: 183557

Re: Feature requests

If i suggest to ITV that we take a crew down to COLEI and record it for TV broadcasting, they'd laugh me out of the building. I'd expect no less, Damian! But let me make it quite clear that my steer is not towards an event for obsessives. The schedule for the day factors in proper breaks. If you wa...
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Le thème C4C français
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Le thème C4C français

How 'bout noooo that wasn't the jist. I was responding to Robert's initial post that the thread is "pour les français" - why not open it up to all people from French-speaking countries and those for whom French is not their native tongue? J'ai le malheur de vous rappeler d'ailleurs qu'aucun français...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January
Replies: 229
Views: 20267

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January

Dinos Sfyris wrote:I'll be there :)
££?
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Le thème C4C français
Replies: 13
Views: 1503

Re: Le thème C4C français

C'est pour les francophiles ainsi que les francophones !
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Jono!

Don't fancy defending your champion's title then??
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

We are very nearly at capacity - some recent expressions of interest haven't materialised so there's still an opportunity! Amie Bateen Matt Bayfield Simon Bell Rhys Benjamin (tbc) Kirk Bevins Martin Bishop Mary Jo Clayton Lee Fisher Stewart Gordon Jack Hurst Josh Hurst Karen Pearson Lloyd Pettet Ric...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Ten fine Bank of England smackeroonies entitles you to the privilege, young sir!
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Carol Vorderman's It All Counts
Replies: 31
Views: 2091

Re: Carol Vorderman's It All Counts

If you love the show that much you'd carry on watching surely? If you love the show that much you'd work for 100k a year, which is still an incredible amount of money. She clearly doesn't love it as much as she claims... Carol didn't refer to a salary - we only know that £100k is the going rate bec...
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 15346

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

There's a joke about Harrow and Chinese people........

Rhys - just sent you a message.

Rachel - also just sent you a message.

Look forward to hearing from you both.

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January
Replies: 229
Views: 20267

Re: Countdown in Lincoln 2011- Saturday 29th January

In which case, I motion Neb to award an honorary The-Karen-Pearson-chocolate-eclairs prize.