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by James Robinson
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name Pronunciations
Replies: 11
Views: 597

Re: Name Pronunciations

This whole thing reminds me of these videos of darts players having a go at them...🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪🍀🍀🍀

https://youtu.be/On5G_UmTpDk
https://youtu.be/wM_k_IjLlXM

There might be someone familiar to us all in there too...😉😉😉
by James Robinson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 28th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 102)
Replies: 0
Views: 499

Friday 28th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 102)

Time to get that Friday feeling :!: :!: :!: Countdown recap for Friday 28 August 2020. C1: Champion Sam Cappleman-Lynes (2 wins, 231 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Rochdale. C2: Challenger Phil Savage. A support worker from Macclesfield, Cheshire. For his wedding to his wife 35...
by James Robinson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 27th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 101)
Replies: 0
Views: 354

Thursday 27th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 101)

How is Super Sam going to do today... :?: :?: :?: Countdown recap for Thursday 27 August 2020. C1: Champion Sam Cappleman-Lynes (1 win, 114 points.) An Apteforumite and software developer from Rochdale. C2: Challenger Bernie Kingston. A pharmaceutical broker from Liverpool, but now lives in Warringt...
by James Robinson
Sun Sep 06, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th August 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 1061

Re: Spoilers for 27th August 2020

Fiona T wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:47 pm
He confirmed in apto CD chat that it was telecon. The wiki records this correctly.
Yeah, I defo heard TELECON, even though Rachel put up TELECOM...
by James Robinson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 26th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 100)
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Wednesday 26th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 100)

Time for a Wednesday warmer-upper. ;) :) :D Countdown recap for Wednesday 26 August 2020. C1: Champion Pete Reynolds (2 wins, 205 points.) A retired police officer from Coven Heath, Staffordshire. C2: Challenger Sam Cappleman-Lynes. An Apteforumite and software developer from Rochdale. He has repres...
by James Robinson
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 26th August 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 643

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 26th August 2020

2nd Numbers Alt.: (6 x 50) - 100 + 9 + (8 / 2) = 213
3rd Numbers Alt.: ((25 x 6) - 9 - 2 - 2) x 3 = 411

Impressive 12 maxer on debut from Sam there. Lots of ridiculously good words too!!
by James Robinson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 25th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 99)
Replies: 0
Views: 460

Tuesday 25th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 99)

Will Pete win 2 matches... :?: :?: :?: Countdown recap for Tuesday 25 August 2020. C1: Champion Pete Reynolds (1 win, 90 points.) A retired police officer from Coven Heath, Staffordshire. C2: Challenger John Esam. A design draughtsman from Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire. He likes darts and cricket...
by James Robinson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 24th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 98)
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Monday 24th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 98)

Countdown recap for Monday 24 August 2020. C1: Champion David Fisher (1 win, 95 points.) A fundraising manager from Staveley, Cumbria. C2: Challenger Pete Reynolds. A retired police officer from Coven Heath, Staffordshire. He once did a bungee jump in his uniform. DC: Susie Dent and Nina Hossain. RR...
by James Robinson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 24th August 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 472

Re: Spoilers for Monday 24th August 2020

6 different winners in a row (7 if you include Brendan's last win)..., when was the last time when we had a run like that...???
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)

10th show in the bag when we're done. ;) :) :D Countdown recap for Friday 21 August 2020. C1: Champion Sian Keys (1 win, 74 points.) A retail industry worker from Barnsley. C2: Challenger David Fisher. A fundraising manager from Staveley, Cumbria. He likes cycling and even raised money doing cycle r...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 97)

CADUCEI in R4, SANDIVER in R10.

2nd Numbers Alt.: ((((6 + 1) x 3) + 50) x 10) + 2 = 712
3rd Numbers Alt.: ((50 + 7 + 5) x 10) + 1 = 621
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th August 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1036

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th August 2020

Jonny might be someone who has a weirdly unique record....

His only win was against someone from Barnsley, and his only defeat was against someone from Barnsley.... :P :P :P
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 20th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 96)
Replies: 0
Views: 313

Thursday 20th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 96)

Countdown recap for Thursday 20 August 2020. C1: Champion Jonny Eccles (1 win, 82 points.) A man in the marketing business from Preston. C2: Challenger Sian Keys. A retail industry worker from Barnsley. She likes travelling and went on a road trip to the USA with her boyfriend, and they got married ...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)
Replies: 0
Views: 294

Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)

The last of EIGHT consecutive days of Dr. Phil, we'll miss him as always. :D :D :D Countdown recap for Wednesday 19 August 2020. C1: Champion Ian Kay (1 win, 74 points.) A statistician for NHS England from Barnsley. C2: Challenger Jonny Eccles. A man in the marketing business from Preston. He's a Ma...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 95)

Ray Wilding wrote:
Wed Aug 19, 2020 1:44 pm
I don't think ANTIQUE was mentioned in R8.
It wasn't, nor was PIETISM in R10, remembered that word for ages ever since being in the audience when Julian Fell got it in his special against Chris Wills all those years ago... :roll: :roll: :roll:
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 94)
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Tuesday 18th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 94)

How will our new champ get on today, I wonder... :?: :?: :?: Countdown recap for Tuesday 18 August 2020. C1: Champion Paul Westwood (1 win, 91 points.) A recently retired area manager for a manufacturing company from Penymynydd, Flintshire. C2: Challenger Ian Kay. A statistician for NHS England from...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)

The second week is here :!: :!: :!: Countdown recap for Monday 17 August 2020. C1: Champion Brendan Russell-Cooper (5 wins, 400 points.) A retired business improvement manager from Bradford. C2: Challenger Paul Westwood. A recently retired area manager for a manufacturing company from Penymynydd, Fl...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: Spoilers For Monday 17th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 93)

Well done to Paul there, although I was slightly wondered if there had been a problem with his declaration of "thrapes", as I was wondering if he meant THREAPS, which is a Northern dialect word, and is pronounced similarly, and since we didn't hear him spell it out, maybe Susie looked in the wrong p...
by James Robinson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1431
Views: 331299

Re: Ask Graeme?

Patrick Thompson wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Apologies if it’s already been asked but what is the longest valid word that’s come out in the selection stage?
LOUNGED certainly came out in one of Julian Fell’s games.
by James Robinson
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 14th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 92)
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Friday 14th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 92)

Time to end our first week back on screen... :D :D :D Countdown recap for Friday 14 August 2020. C1: Champion Brendan Russell-Cooper (4 wins, 307 points.) A retired business improvement manager from Bradford. C2: Challenger Olivia Askam. A commercial analyst from Preston, Lancashire. She plays footb...
by James Robinson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Thursday 13th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 91)
Replies: 0
Views: 654

Thursday 13th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 91)

After a mini-day of recording, time for a full 5-show set, starting here... 8-) 8-) 8-) Countdown recap for Thursday 13 August 2020. C1: Champion Brendan Russell-Cooper (3 wins, 240 points.) A retired business improvement manager from Bradford. C2: Challenger Matt Clawson. A technical officer in the...
by James Robinson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 13th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 91)
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 13th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 91)

Seems strange that they wouldn't. Edit - He has talked about it to some extent anyway and managed to make it to air. Even more bizarrely, this was the first recording on the second day (judging by Nick's watch), so they failed to mention it on BOTH days he was recording.... :oops: :oops: :oops: 1st...
by James Robinson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 17
Views: 10144

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

It looked like a pre-pregnancy Rachel in last week's episode so they might have found one that they forgot to show previously lying around the studio floor. It will be interesting to see what happens this week. I read some stuff online saying there was something controversial about it, hence why it...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Wednesday 12th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 90)
Replies: 1
Views: 632

Wednesday 12th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 90)

Midweek Countdown action..., YES, PLEASE :!: :!: :!: :D :D :D Countdown recap for Wednesday 12 August 2020. C1: Champion Brendan Russell-Cooper (2 wins, 158 points.) A retired business improvement manager from Bradford. C2: Challenger Tony Hayhurst. A retired man from Great Harwood, Lancashire. He u...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 11th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 89)
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Tuesday 11th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 89)

Nothing like a West Yorkshire derby :!: :!: :!: Countdown recap for Tuesday 11 August 2020. C1: Champion Brendan Russell-Cooper (1 win, 90 points.) A retired business improvement manager from Bradford. C2: Challenger Junaid Saleem. A recruiter from Leeds. He's a big fan of Taylor Swift. DC: Susie De...
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 89)
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 11th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 89)

2nd Numbers Alt.: ((75 - 6) x 7) - 100 - 9 = 374 (Got it inside the 30 seconds too. 8-) 8-) )
by James Robinson
Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 10th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 88)
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Monday 10th August 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 88)

WAHOO!!!! :!: :!: :!: :D :D :D :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :geek: :geek: After 101 days of lockdown inducing, repeat watching, ZoomDown playing, WMAC quizzing, football supporting, Netflix binging, social distancing, COUNTDOWN IS BACK, BABY!!!! And now, we have a super extended Series 82 taking u...
by James Robinson
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)
Replies: 36
Views: 9946

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 22nd January 2019 (CoC XV, Grand Final)

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:01 am
They only have it because of the RIchard Whitely Trophy I assume?
They’ve had presentations in the past sometimes.
by James Robinson
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5365

Re: CANCELLED - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020

Hi all, I was hoping to give a big announcement tomorrow officially launching CO:WY 2020, but unfortunately a couple of hitches have happened this week...😢😢😢 On Tuesday, I was due to visit the golf club to check on how we could cope with social distancing and have a maximum amount confirmed, but a c...
by James Robinson
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 10885

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! ;) :) :D For those of you who haven’t heard the joyous news, Countdown was back recording this weekend, and the shows will be back on air on Monday 10th August, after both CoC XIV and CoC XV have been shown on screen. :mrgreen: :geek: :ugeek: The series will run until Christ...
by James Robinson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4589

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

So, the Top 20 has been revealed, and if you want to see how it all went, go here.

If you don’t care, go to the highlighted bit below... :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

Countdown came joint 10th, along with !mpossible. Only Connect was the winner.
by James Robinson
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 10885

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Have you tried channel 4? I have it recorded under the normal regime for daily Countdown! Presumably that's why there are no spoilers for these games. You mean just record it off the telly? I haven't done that sort of thing for years! I'm not sure if I'll fit a VHS tape in! There is a thing called ...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: When Countdown episodes run out
Replies: 80
Views: 10885

Re: When Countdown episodes run out

Looks like it's Champion of Champions XIV starting tomorrow for the next 3 weeks...

And the More4 shows seem to have vanished too...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 18142

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

Grand Final 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two points (from 149 to 151) if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 11 and an 8 available in Round 13, that weren't around in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: HAPTENIC, PANTHEIC R2: GLUMOSE, MOILERS, MORGIES, MOULIES, MULIER...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 5507

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 28th 2013

Semi-Final 2 2020 Word Update The max would have stayed the same if played today, for only the fifth time in this series. WHICH IS BRILLIANT, AS THIS MAX GAME IS THE ONLY ONE OF THE FIVE THAT WAS ACHIEVED DURING THIS SERIES THAT SURVIVED THE TEST OF TIME!!! :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013
Replies: 42
Views: 5998

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 27th 2013

Semi-Final 1 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three points (from 126 to 129) if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 13 and 8's available in Rounds 7 & 12 that weren't around in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: RHAGONS, ROHUNAS R6: DIVIER R7: UNREMOTE (increases MAX fro...
by James Robinson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013
Replies: 41
Views: 7178

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 26th 2013

Quarter-Final 4 2020 Word Update The max would have stayed the same if played today, for only the fourth time in this series. 8-) 8-) 8-) New Words Now Allowed: R2: MYRONATE, ROMANITE R3: REHAULED R6: GLUMOSE, SUBMOVE R7: MANRIDER, RADIOMEN, REORDAIN R8: REJOINTS, ROSETING R9: REQUOTE R13: PILOTI, ...
by James Robinson
Sat Jun 27, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013
Replies: 49
Views: 6721

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 25th 2013

Quarter-Final 3 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by five (from 119 to 124), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 6 and there were 8's available in Rounds 2, 3 & 11, that weren't available in 2013. And yet again, a potential MAX GAME would be denied before the end of the...
by James Robinson
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013
Replies: 132
Views: 18142

Re: 30BC Grand Final Spoilers For Friday March 1st 2013

How fitting that the final is being repeated on the 15th anniversary of the passing of Richard Whiteley...😢😢😢
by James Robinson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5365

Re: TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020

Hopefully. I would probably go if it's on, I haven't been to a co-event in 5 years (!) and need to start going again. But I'm quite pessimistic about the whole situation. I can certainly understand the pessimism, but I’d like to hope that things will be better within the next 11 weeks...🤞🤞🤞 The thi...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013
Replies: 81
Views: 9880

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 22nd 2013

Quarter-Final 2 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by TWELVE (from 122 to 134), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 3 & 11, as well as a 9 in Round 2, that weren't available in 2013. That also would've meant that Jon's MAX GAME would've gone very quickly... New Words N...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2013
Replies: 22
Views: 3842

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 21st 2013

Quarter-Final 1 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 119 to 122), if played today, as there was a 6 available in Round 4, a 7 available in Round 6 and an 8 available in Round 8, that weren't available in 2013. NOTE: VIDEOES would've been allowed in R13 in this episode in 201...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 20th 2013
Replies: 23
Views: 3434

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 20th 2013

Second Round Game 8 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 117 to 120), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 1, 11 & 12, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: PROTEIDE, TROPHIED (increases MAX from 7 to 8) R2: BRUNIES, NERIUMS, RUBINES, U...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 19th 2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2405

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 19th 2013

Second Round Game 7 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 117 to 120), if played today, as there was a 6 available in Round 6, and 8's available in Rounds 1 & 3, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: MONERANS, NONAMERS, SONARMEN (increases MAX from 7 to 8...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013
Replies: 52
Views: 7543

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Monday February 18th 2013

Second Round Game 6 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 120 to 121), if played today, as there was an 8 available in Round 7, that wasn't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: ADAMITE, MATAPIE R3: HOGNEL, PELONG, PLOGUE, POGHUE, PUNGLE R4: OTRIADS R6: ALAMIRES, ALMAGR...
by James Robinson
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5365

Re: TBC - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:42 am
Hopefully. I would probably go if it's on, I haven't been to a co-event in 5 years (!) and need to start going again. But I'm quite pessimistic about the whole situation.
I can certainly understand the pessimism, but I’d like to hope that things will be better within the next 11 weeks...🤞🤞🤞
by James Robinson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CANCELLED - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 5365

CANCELLED - CO:WY 2020 - Countdown In West Yorkshire - Saturday 5th September 2020

TIME FOR PROJECT RESTART.... (HOPEFULLY) ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-) COVID-19 has been so awful, and has decimated the FOCAL 2020 calendar, but providing that everything is back to a decent sort of normality...., we intend to restart the CO-event calendar in Countdown 's spiritual home of West Yorkshire...
by James Robinson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Joke Items
Replies: 133
Views: 14484

Re: Joke Items

Callum Todd wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:55 pm
VAR.
/Goal-Line Technology System
by James Robinson
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 4589

Re: VOTE FOR COUNTDOWN!!!

As you can see from the video put up last night... COUNTDOWN IS IN THE FINAL!!!! The other 19 finalists are: Blockbusters, Bullseye, Catchphrase, Duel, Fifteen To One, Gladiators, !mpossible, Only Connect, Pointless, Richard Osman’s House Of Games, Robot Wars, Taskmaster, The Chase, The Crystal Maze...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday June 25th 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 2219

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday June 25th 2013

Replacement Game 2020 Word Update Since this show was broadcast instead of the scheduled one, here's the update for this one, which was shown in the same year as the 30BC. The max of this game would have increased by two (from 124 to 126), as there were 8's available in Rounds 2 and 12, that weren'...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 7081

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Friday February 15th 2013

Second Round Game 5 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by TWELVE (from 140 to 152), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 6, an 8 available in Round 1, and a 9 available in Round 9, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: UNRAILED (increases MAX from 7 t...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013
Replies: 66
Views: 7406

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 14th 2013

Second Round Game 4 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by FIVE (from 119 to 124), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 2, and there were 8's available in Rounds 7, 9, 11 & 12, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: AGNISED, FAGINES, GADINES, PANDIES, P...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013
Replies: 44
Views: 6512

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 13th 2013

Second Round Game 3 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two (from 119 to 121), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 2 & 13, that weren't available in 2013. It also means that Conor's MAX GAME would've been gone before the first break too... New Words Now Allowed: R2: ...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 2013
Replies: 19
Views: 2945

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 12th 2013

Second Round Game 2 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 130 to 131), if played today, as there was a seven available in Round 1, that wasn't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: APHONIC (increases MAX from 6 to 7) R2: ADONISE, PANDIES, PANSIED, PEDIONS R3: AGELAST, A...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013
Replies: 28
Views: 3890

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 11th 2013

Second Round Game 1 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by TWELVE (from 128 to 140), if played today, as there were 8's available in Round 9, and a NINE available in Round 8, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R7: USAGERS R8: PLATINITE (increases MAX from 8 to 18!!!) R...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 3637

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Friday February 8th 2013

First Round Game 15 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by one (from 115 to 116), if played today, as there was 7's available in Round 4, that weren't available in 2013. Notably, Andrew would've had UNMIXES allowed in Round 12 if played today, so instead of losing by 7 points, he'd have w...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013
Replies: 33
Views: 3865

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Thursday February 7th 2013

First Round Game 15 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by ELEVEN (from 118 to 129), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 11 and there was a NINE available in Round 2, that wasn't available in 2013. Notably, Darryl would've had GROUPLETS allowed today, so the final score w...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013
Replies: 48
Views: 6705

Re: B'day Championship Spoilers For Wednesday February 6th 2013

First Round Game 14 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by four (from 119 to 123), if played today, as there was a 7 available in Round 13 and there were 8's available in Rounds 1 and 4, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R1: JUDICATE (increases MAX from 6 to 8!) R3: P...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013
Replies: 86
Views: 14524

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Tuesday February 5th 2013

First Round Game 13 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by three (from 152 to 155), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 4, 9 and 12, that weren't available in 2013. Most notably, Jack's offering of SPOUSING would've been allowed today, so the final scored would've been ...
by James Robinson
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 4365

Re: Birthday Championship Spoilers For Monday February 4th 2013

First Round Game 12 2020 Word Update The max would have increased by two (from 128 to 130), if played today, as there were 8's available in Rounds 2 and 3, that weren't available in 2013. New Words Now Allowed: R2: IDEATUMS, MESQUITA (increases MAX from 7 to 8) R3: PONASKED (increases MAX from 7 to...