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by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV & Hangover results
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: COLIN XV & Hangover results

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:38 am
You've missed the most important part! Where's the Challonge link for the darts tournament??
Challonge link for the Saturday darts tournament

Don't know about the Friday one.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV & Hangover results
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: COLIN XV & Hangover results

Many thanks to Ben for putting together COLIN weekend again. The event runs so well that it's easy to forget what a huge amount of work goes into it behind the scenes to make it like that. Incidentally, if any of you tried the Noughtword puzzle in the puzzle magazine, and would prefer a version with...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 75
Views: 9387

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Ah, I've only just noticed that incorrect predictions have been interpreted as a scale rather than a number... is this right? For instance, Jen's predicted a 17-point win for Stephen against 'Maus, but there's an argument to say this should be interpreted as "2 away + incorrect result" (36 pts), no...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19783

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

The list of things from that thing... STANDINGS (before final) Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Bradley Horrocks 6 6 391 2 Jack Worsley 6 5 411 3 Rob Foster 6 5 382 4 Dylan Taylor 6 5 365 5 Zarte Siempre 6 5 363 6 Callum Todd 6 5 361 7 Tom Chafer-Cook 6 4 386 8 Jon O'Neill 6 4 384 ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)
Replies: 40
Views: 1172

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17th January 2019 (COC XV, QF 4)

Congratulations, both of you. Such a great game, people still talk about it to this day.
by Graeme Cole
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19783

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

Up to 45 now with the addition of COLIN I veteran Anthony Endsor! We are actually in danger of maybe needing some more sets... Judging by Anthony's sense of direction, you might want to post a set to the capital of Nebraska. :o It happened! It finally happened! Someone found a use for knowing the U...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 27
Views: 5281

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:45 am
What I meant was the contestant could be put in a position where they go, internally, "well, Graeme and Jon will know this, and I have to phone a friend, but since Graeme will cost me more than Jon, I'll go with Jon."
Then Graeme overpriced himself. More fool him.
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 75
Views: 9387

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Position Name Prediction Points Total Points 3 Graeme Cole ZS (5) 78 231 Bwahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahaha hahahahahaha :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Position Name Prediction Points Total Points 12 Graeme Cole MH (15) -60 171 hahaha Position Name Prediction Points Total Points 16 Graeme Cole A...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 27
Views: 5281

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I'd just find the appropriate number of real friends instead. Certainly I'd ask for something, but as a gesture of goodwill rather than make it a condition of my vocal appearance. If I were called for the £32k question on a 10% "tariff" as per Fowler's suggestion but I am then ignored and they get ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 19783

Re: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019

James Robinson wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:46 pm
James Laverty wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:18 pm
What's the situation with game sets this year? Can bring mine if needed
And the even bigger question...., is the dartboard at the Fox & Hounds still the evil Lincoln style one :!: :!: :?: :?:
Yes, personally I prefer the Bristol style dartboard.
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 27
Views: 5281

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I remember reading somewhere that one of the Chasers/Eggheads (can't remember which, and it was years ago so possibly before they became that) was once approached by an acquaintance and offered a flat fee to be their phone-a-friend. The Chaseegg rejected the proposal, arguing that a fairer price wou...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 75
Views: 9387

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:55 pm
At the foot of the table, my stupidly high margin predictions (which sadly don't stop here...) make me currently be losing to Graeme's random chance. Fantastic.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 27
Views: 5281

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

(copy-pasted from Facebook's Quiz Discussion Group) Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but is there any reason to keep the 30-second time limit on phone-a-friend? It made sense 20 years ago, when it was the only thing stopping the friend from leafing through reference books. But now they've got Se...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 1388

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)

My predictions of the winner and margin were entirely based on random dice rolls. I'm calling this a win for me already. I'm curious... how did you use the dice to generate a margin? For each game, I rolled two 10-sided dice of different colours. One die represented player 1, the other player 2, an...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)
Replies: 16
Views: 1388

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2 January 2019 (COC XV, game 1)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:51 am
In Zarte's prediction game, EVERY PERSON guessed a win for JW with margins ranging from 5 to 60 points and an average margin of 30.73.
My predictions of the winner and margin were entirely based on random dice rolls. I'm calling this a win for me already.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3587

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

Looks like I was wrong about CoStAl 2016 being missing - it has the wrong date stored for it. As do a few others. CoStAl3 was on 2016-07-02, not 2015-07-02 as given. CoChest2 was on 2012-10-13, not 2013-10-13. There are probably other wrong dates - I just noticed these as they are causing my events...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3587

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

If you have the results for the games you played against Joyce and Martin, please share them, because we don't have them. My B Quarter Final says 60-51 to Chris Marshall. The actual result was 60-51 to Joyce Phillips. My B Semi Final says 64-45 to me, against Amar Chotai. The actual result was 64-4...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3587

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

And about CoDub 2017 and 2018, I'll gladly add those results to the database as soon as Eddy sends me them.
by Graeme Cole
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3587

Re: Introducing... the H2H-o-Matic!

The Co:BRIS results from 2018 don't seem to be right either. I played Joyce and Martin Thomas in the division finals, not Chris and Amar. Great project though, hope to see it continue to be updated :D Yes, I'm aware that the Bristol 2018 results are a load of rubbish, specifically the games in divi...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Brexit- what next.
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Brexit- what next.

Based on current usage, the ODO is about to revise the main sense of the term "the British people" to mean "the subset of Leave voters who happen to agree with the person speaking".
by Graeme Cole
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Do you think it is wrong ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1929

Re: Do you think it is wrong ?

These "notably good players" have every right not to play in the tournament if they don't want to. However, it seems like petty elitism to me. It's like if the best Countdown players at a co-event were to complain about having to play lower-rated players in the first round because they might not pic...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Lateral
Replies: 3
Views: 1311

Lateral

Note: I wrote this in May, and for some reason I never finished or posted it. Today I remembered it was there in my Drafts folder. So, five months late, here's a post about Lateral, a game show series which has long since finished. Here's a new YouTube-based quiz show which really ought to be on re...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co-Blackpool The Big One - Saturday 13th October 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 14597

Re: Co-Blackpool The Big One - Saturday 13th October 2018

I wasn't even there, but by magic I still have the results. STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Jack Worsley 6 6 415 2 Bradley Horrocks 6 5 409 3 Tom Carey 6 5 362 4 Callum Todd 6 4 410 5 Tom Chafer-Cook 6 4 388 6 Jason Turner 6 4 336 7 James Robinson 6 4 328 8 Tracey Mills ...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

Thank you Graham. Can you , though give a good reason why, for example NASA won't go send anybody up no more. I mean it's 50 years next July, since the moon landings , wouldn't it be good to go back once more. My theory is that it's so dangerous that it was a miracle that the other landings were so...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 2124

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

Relevant Mitchell and Webb sketch. There is no telescope powerful enough to see small spacecraft-sized objects on the moon from Earth. However, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has photographed the landing sites . Wikipedia has an entire article full of third-party evidence for the Apollo Moon land...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 154072

Re: Ask Graeme?

Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:10 pm
How many selections in Countdown's history could you get the word GRAEME from?
126, with round 10 in this game being the most recent one up to the end of S78.
Jennifer Steadman wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:10 pm
Have there ever been any rounds with GRAEGRAE in the selection?
Sadly not.
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 154072

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme, Ple......ting. Thanks. In addition to this, would it be possible to demonstrate the reverse - who has picked most schizophrenically across their episodes? 14 players have picked all five possible numbers choices at some point or other. They are Wayne Kelly, Mark Murray, Michael Calder, J...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 154072

Re: Ask Graeme?

Graeme Cole wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:29 pm
new 15-rounders
We've had the current format for over 5 years now. When am I going to stop calling it the "new" 15-rounder?
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 154072

Re: Ask Graeme?

Lowest debut score for an octochamp? (57 happened recently which must be close to the 15 round record. I guess do whatever with previous runs). I've counted the "debut" score as the score the octochamp got in the first episode of their octorun, and ignored any previous runs. In my database, which g...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 154072

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme, Please forgive me for asking a question motivated primarily out of self-interest, but I remember being told after my heat games that I was the first person to pick 6 small on all 16 opportunities during an 8-game heats run. I was wondering if you could give us an up-to-date breakdown of ...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1279
Views: 154072

Re: Ask Graeme?

Hi Graeme, Remembering my wife's amazing comeback against Neil Stephenson, 21 behind with 4 rounds to go and winning by 22 points, is there any other players that have come from behind better than that. :D :) ;) The biggest ever comeback in terms of the biggest deficit in the game by the eventual w...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 5924

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

My thoughts on conundrums, and setting them. Some of you may have heard these from me in person, perhaps several times, but this seems a suitable thread in which to write it all down so I can stop going on about it at events. tl;dr: Don't choose obscure words for conundrums as a lazy way of making t...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 16204

Re: C of C Draw......

Just a quick irrelevant Q: Who was the DC guest for the final day of recordings (a.k.a today's) - Wiki states Jon Culshaw but the ticket states and has stated for a while that it was Rufus Hound. Thanks :) Jon Culshaw is in the various pictures people have posted on Facebook, so it was probably him...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 16204

Re: C of C Draw......

I saw a strange comment from L'oisleatch McGraw earlier on this thread, where he moaned about the CoC lineup... and, in a bizarre twist, tried to blame the production staff members for not having enough "charisma". Crazy shit! I didn't accuse them of not having charisma. Read it again. Okay, here's...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 16204

Re: C of C Draw......

e) I saw a strange comment from Countdown Team earlier on this thread, where they moaned about their inability to secure Moose for COC... and in a bizarre twist, tried to blame the fan community for their inadequacy. Crazy shit! Please own your failings, and in future do a better job at incentivisi...
by Graeme Cole
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many countries have you been to?
Replies: 155
Views: 20183

Re: How many countries have you been to?

I wonder if anyone's been to the Vatican City but not to Italy?
by Graeme Cole
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 75
Views: 9387

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Essentially the question was, what if what's shown on TV isn't the same as what happens in the studio. C1 and C2 are level going into the conundrum. Nobody gets it. They're given a tiebreak, and C1 gets it. The first conundrum is cut out for some reason. Does it count as a tiebreak? I think this is ...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 5924

Re: How to host an event (for dummies)?

I've never organised an event, so I'll leave the advice about event planning to someone else, but since you ask about the "best" format to use, here are my observations from events I've attended over the years. Personally I prefer Edinburgh (or "Lincoln") style, but a recent poll on Facebook shows a...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 75
Views: 9387

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Q: in event of a TB which is cut from broadcast (such as my first show), will this go down as a margin of 10 or a TB? Here’s how it will work: … In the event of a tie-break conundrum, this will be taken to be a 0 point win. ... Best of luck! I don't think that answers the question as well as you th...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 75
Views: 9387

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

I need specific. Where people are sending me ranges I'm taking the middle value. (If anyone who gave a range reads this, I will allow them to pick a number within their range to be more specific, but otherwise, middle value) People have actually done that? What kind of lunatic would send you a rang...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 75
Views: 9387

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

I sent Zarte a list of my predicted winners and margins for each game. It was decided entirely by random dice rolls. My only goal is not to come last in the prediction game so that at least one person loses to random chance. But at least my entry complied with the rules.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: FOCAL scoring system

What if... It wouldn't remove the perhaps disproportionate advantage you get from finishing mid-table at a large event compared to winning a smaller one Then why even invent such a weird system? There are systems that sort that problem out with adding weird arbitrary numbers on the end as an aftert...
by Graeme Cole
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: FOCAL scoring system

That the mechanic was simple to explain to anyone who happened to ask, to the point where they could reasonably work out exactly how they'd done on the day. And equally that it would be easy to follow in terms of looking over the spreadsheet. For this reason, things with a curve (except perhaps a c...
by Graeme Cole
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: FOCAL scoring system

I agree that the current scoring system does reward the top positions at smaller events less than it should compared to the middling positions at large events. However, I'm not convinced that the points value of an event (number of points given to the winner) needs to be decided in advance of the ev...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 3141

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:33 pm
Ray Wilding wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:15 pm
Please no... I don't wanna go back to PAINEDER/PAINEDEST, CANEDER/CANEDEST, CAGEDER/CAGEDEST and so on...
All of those are 2 syllables, though, if you take “-ed” as a second syllable as I do.
Are you one of those infuriating people who say "Horn-ed Viper"?
by Graeme Cole
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What Degrees do you have
Replies: 28
Views: 6023

Re: What Degrees do you have

I'm sure I used to read books regularly as a child, but some time around Year 9 at school, the Reading Record was introduced, on which you were meant to record all the books you read, the details of them, what you thought of them, etc. I just ignored it. Then at some point my English teacher was puz...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Special event for former contestants?
Replies: 19
Views: 4729

Re: Special event for former contestants?

Terrible idea. That co-event with 4,000 people was an utter shambles. The event started on time at 11am, with 3,998 people present, Tom Carey at home having got the date wrong, and Anthony Endsor wandering round a similarly-named town a hundred miles away. So far so average, but things went downhill...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)
Replies: 25
Views: 3141

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 8 August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 31)

Well, it's Sam who spotted it, I can't take credit for that. This is an amazing spot. I've run some queries on the database to see if I can find any other strange patterns. To start with, I've only looked at "new CECIL", that is, starting from this game in 2013 when the introduced the new displays,...
by Graeme Cole
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)
Replies: 15
Views: 2100

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 21)

Bryan's buzz was after the 30 seconds lit up on the clock, and after the "boom", but perhaps before the echo of the "boom" had finished tailing off. If he'd got it right, would it have been accepted? Are the buzzers not automatically disabled when the time runs out?
by Graeme Cole
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 16204

Re: C of C Draw......

The arguments about not having a random draw could end up with some people deliberately throwing their last prelim in their original series if they want to play the long game. I don't follow Rhys - can you explain? Taking cue from Graeme, I'm going to a logical extreme here, but if you imagine the ...
by Graeme Cole
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 16204

Re: C of C Draw......

At the last CoC, the QF’s were Winner 1 v 2, Winner 3 v 4, etc., and this time you’ve reverted to the 1 v 8, 2 v 7, etc. And yes, I realise that in the previous one before that, it was reverted again, and hasn’t been consistent all the way through the history of the show. Some might say there might...
by Graeme Cole
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: impossible number problems
Replies: 16
Views: 2552

Re: impossible number problems

Some believe that 100 is not a valid target since if the number 100 is in the rack and the target is also 100 then there is no computations to be done. Using this assumption (many believe that this is the case with C4 countdown) there are only 898 targets. The valid targets are between 101 and 999 ...
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Mastermind
Replies: 5
Views: 2354

Re: Mastermind

Thomas Cappleman wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:57 pm
Elliott Mellor wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:39 pm
Very nice, what'll your specialist subject be (if you can say)?
Doing the New Testament letters
The only advice I can give is to never put a sock in a toaster.
by Graeme Cole
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 13065

Re: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)

Congratulations, both of you. Great final. Highest scoring final ever, and the fourth-highest-scoring of any type, the top three coming in CoCs and the 30th Birthday Championship (this one, this one and this one).

EORTHMAN in R8?
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 19
Views: 12366

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:28 pm
Graeme Cole wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 am
Callum Todd 69 - 34 Zarte Siempre
This is incorrect. Must have been 69-54, as it was a crucial.
Fixed.
by Graeme Cole
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June
Replies: 19
Views: 12366

Re: Countdown in Cambridge (CoCam) - Saturday 16th June

STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Callum Todd 6 5 428 2 James Robinson 6 5 383 3 Jen Steadman 6 5 365 4 Jonathan Wynn 6 5 362 5 Zarte Siempre 6 4 371 6 Graeme Cole 6 4 344 7 Tim Down 6 4 341 8 Jeff Clayton 6 4 310 9 Mike Brown 6 4 296 10 Robin McKay 6 3 377 11 Tom Carey 6 ...
by Graeme Cole
Wed May 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1908
Views: 161511

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Guys for when that British game show service comes out in July, if it'll have the 30bc, for anyone who watched it, when Nick is explaining the contestant's history in the show do we get a brief footage of them in the show like we did for the supreme championship? No, I don't think they did that, at...
by Graeme Cole
Wed May 30, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1908
Views: 161511

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Guys for when that British game show service comes out in July, if it'll have the 30bc, for anyone who watched it, when Nick is explaining the contestant's history in the show do we get a brief footage of them in the show like we did for the supreme championship? No, I don't think they did that, at...
by Graeme Cole
Sun May 13, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:2 - Bigger, Longer and Half-Cut (Countdown in London 2018)
Replies: 10
Views: 10169

Re: CO:LON:2 - Bigger, Longer and Half-Cut (Countdown in London 2018)

Here are the results and final standings. Oliver Garner and Mark Murray played in the final, and Oliver won 65-47. STANDINGS Players are ranked by wins, then points. P W Pts 1 Oliver Garner 6 5 389 2 Mark Murray 6 5 384 3 James Robinson 6 5 373 4 Tom Cappleman 6 5 354 5 Eddy Byrne 6 5 350 6 Paul Erd...
by Graeme Cole
Fri May 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
Replies: 27
Views: 5281

Re: The Return of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

I thought Clarkson hadn't been too bad as host, but that howler with the ibex question was unforgivable. As examples of What Not To Do As A Quiz Show Host go, saying (exact words) "I'm not even going to look at the screen" before confidently telling the contestant they've got the answer right must b...