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by Richard Priest
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: RIP Lisa Hermann
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: RIP Lisa Hermann

She passed away on Tuesday morning after a 2 year battle with cancer.
by Richard Priest
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: RIP Lisa Hermann
Replies: 5
Views: 651

RIP Lisa Hermann

Sad to read on Facebook just of the passing of series 42 three time winner Lisa Hermann.
by Richard Priest
Fri Sep 20, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 59)
Replies: 4
Views: 458

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th September 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 59)

Fred Mumford wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:19 pm
First numbers - (9×8+7+6)×10+3=853.
Yes, I was surprised both players missed that one and therefore astonished that Rachel did too.
Yeah me too, I got it within the time.....
by Richard Priest
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 56)
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 10th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 56)

DREAMBOAT as a beater in the MODERATE round (I hope). There were 2 E's and 1 A in the selection, unlucky. It's a good word nevertheless. Tim Vine is absolutely hilarious. :lol: It's gonna be a great week. :D URETERIC in R13. Ooops. Must have been a long day when I watched it..... :roll: :oops:
by Richard Priest
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 10th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 56)
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 10th April 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 56)

DREAMBOAT as a beater in the MODERATE round (I hope).
by Richard Priest
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)
Replies: 7
Views: 1960

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th March 2019 (Series 80, Prelim 33)

From what I remember she did have blonde hair and looked fairly similar, and was also a science teacher so would be a bit of a coincidence if it wasn't her. Mike Brown might know since she was in the same series finals as him.
by Richard Priest
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XV- Countdown in Lincoln, 19-20 January 2019
Replies: 59
Views: 32321

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

If anyone needs a lift and can get to Stoke train station on Sat morning I can meet you there, or pick you up somewhere between Stoke and Lincoln. Subject to being 16 or over :)
by Richard Priest
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st December 2018 (Series 79, Grand Final)
Replies: 9
Views: 2394

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st December 2018 (Series 79, Grand Final)

Very impressed with how gracious Martin was. It can't have been easy to lose that one.

Well done Mike, very enjoyable final.
by Richard Priest
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)
Replies: 11
Views: 2271

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 30th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 88)

Tom S wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:38 pm
Epistoma in the Atomise round.
IPOMOEAS in same round 😃
by Richard Priest
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 11824

Re: Co:LeedsLeedsLeeds - Saturday 21st April 2018

I'll be landing by train at around 10.40 if anyone is around to cab share to the venue...
by Richard Priest
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018
Replies: 38
Views: 18443

Re: COLIN XIV- Countdown in Lincoln, 27-28 January 2018

Not paid up yet but will definitely be doing so. Would anyone be wanting a lift - if they can meet me at Stoke on Trent train station or somewhere along the way? Always nice to have a travel companion.
by Richard Priest
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)
Replies: 9
Views: 2396

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)

He told Chris he would have to "clamber over this guy" to get another win and then suggested it "might be difficult when you look at him".Or something like that.
by Richard Priest
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)
Replies: 9
Views: 2396

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 13th December 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 115)

Bit of an un-PC introduction of the challenger. Wouldn't surprise me if there are a few complaints about that one.
by Richard Priest
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 9504

Re: COHUD 2017 - Countdown In Huddersfield - Saturday 7th October 2017

I'm arriving by train at 9.45, anyone likely to be there at the same time to share a cab?
by Richard Priest
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)
Replies: 9
Views: 2536

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 30 August 2017 (Series 77, Prelim 41)

Just caught up with this week's shows today, middle teatime teaser brought back painful memories!
by Richard Priest
Tue Jun 27, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)
Replies: 6
Views: 1663

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 27th June 2017 (Series 76, QF4)

Much admiration and respect for Annie but wondering why she's been allowed to come into the finals of the series after the one she was in when other players (e.g. Michael Chadwick, series 63) who've not been able to make their own series finals don't seem to have been given this opportunity? Good lu...
by Richard Priest
Tue May 02, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)
Replies: 29
Views: 11719

Re: CO:LON:17 - Countdown in London 2017 (Saturday 6th May)

I'll be arriving in Euston at around 10.43, anyone likely to be there around the same time to head to the venue together?
by Richard Priest
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 5766

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

James Robinson wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:13 pm
Richard Priest wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Entry fee sent and train booked. Landing in Leeds at 10:08. Anyone up for taxi sharing?
I certainly don't mind, mate. ;) :) :D
Nice one, I'll text you when I'm about to arrive :)
by Richard Priest
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)
Replies: 11
Views: 5766

Re: Co:Leeds 2... This Time It's Psoralen (Saturday 1st April 2017)

Entry fee sent and train booked. Landing in Leeds at 10:08. Anyone up for taxi sharing?
by Richard Priest
Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Potential CoBo 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 3593

Re: Potential CoBo 2017

I'd definitely be interested.
by Richard Priest
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th October 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th October 2016

SANATIVE as a DC beater
by Richard Priest
Tue May 24, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Richard Priest wrote:BREADLINE? Can't get onto apterous at the moment to check it.
BREADLINE is valid.
Cheers :)
by Richard Priest
Mon May 23, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 1457

Re: Spoilers For Monday May 23rd 2016

BREADLINE? Can't get onto apterous at the moment to check it.
by Richard Priest
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Series 4 Champion Brian Hudson
Replies: 14
Views: 2964

Re: Series 4 Champion Brian Hudson

Quite a few turn up at scrabble tournament Steve Balment series 12 is the earliest series champ I have met I remember Richard Priest mentioning that Stephen Balment was at the same audition for series 12 contestants. Yeah that's right, he was sat right next to me when I first auditioned (unsuccessf...
by Richard Priest
Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016
Replies: 132
Views: 21978

Re: COLIN XII- Countdown in Lincoln, 30-31 January 2016

Finally paid up and entered, if anyone between Stoke-on -Trent and Lincoln (or who can get to S-O-T for about 8.30am on the day) requires a lift just give me a shout.
by Richard Priest
Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 22nd 2015 (S73 P57)
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 22nd 2015 (S73 P57)

FLAPERON? Has come to the fore since MH370 but has it made its way into the dictionary yet?
by Richard Priest
Tue May 19, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015
Replies: 61
Views: 7061

Re: Countdown in Nottingham IV- Saturday 25th July 2015

I'll be there, payment to follow soon.
by Richard Priest
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday April 7th 2015 (S72 P62)
Replies: 17
Views: 2400

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday April 7th 2015 (S72 P62)

szodiac wrote:
Marc Meakin wrote:Is it me or is Charlotte a geezer?
I was wondering the same thing.

Mauro
Me too.
by Richard Priest
Fri Jan 30, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 29th 2015 (S72 P19)
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 29th 2015 (S72 P19)

Yes good to see you James, and you were lucky being allowed to give the conundrum answer as an ex-contestant.I had my head bitten off for putting my hand up for an audience conundrum a few years ago which is why I no longer go to the studios. Wait, what? Given a choice of raised hands, I can unders...
by Richard Priest
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday January 29th 2015 (S72 P19)
Replies: 13
Views: 2240

Re: Spoilers for Thursday January 29th 2015 (S72 P19)

Nice to see Robbo at the end there. :D DEUTERON in whatever round featured NATURED/DENATURE. Yes good to see you James, and you were lucky being allowed to give the conundrum answer as an ex-contestant.I had my head bitten off for putting my hand up for an audience conundrum a few years ago which i...
by Richard Priest
Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 20008

Re: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015

I'm going to have to pull out due to feeling lousy, suspected tonsillitis. Sorry Ben. Gutted, was looking forward to seeing people again. Brown stuff happens I guess.... :(
by Richard Priest
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 20008

Re: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015

Ben - are there any arrangements for lunch being provided or do we get our own from the shops?
by Richard Priest
Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015
Replies: 133
Views: 20008

Re: COLIN XI- Countdown in Lincoln, 24-25 January 2015

If anyone requires a lift I'll be driving from Stoke-on-Trent to Lincoln on the morning of the event, and returning fairly soon afterwards, my car can fit up to 5 although Dylan is already down for a lift home. Just PM me.
by Richard Priest
Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: SP01L3R5 4 W3DN35D4Y TH3 26TH 0F N0V3MB3R
Replies: 19
Views: 3016

Re: SP01L3R5 4 W3DN35D4Y TH3 26TH 0F N0V3MB3R

Well done Antionette. That conundrum should never have been allowed as she didn't declare. 'I was going to say collector but it's wrong isn't it' is a retraction not a declaration. Well, it was the word she buzzed in with, and she still said it. I don't see a problem with it. I too thought Nick was...
by Richard Priest
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday October 16th 2014 (S71 P67)
Replies: 12
Views: 1630

Re: Spoilers for Thursday October 16th 2014 (S71 P67)

Another planned CoEdi conundrum bites the dust :(
by Richard Priest
Sun Sep 21, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)
Replies: 21
Views: 1708

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday September 17th 2014 (S71 P47)

Also just catching up due partly to holidays and partly to outside scaffolding disabling my Sky Plus :(

The conundrum brought back memories - http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_4623
by Richard Priest
Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday August 27th 2014 (S71 P34)
Replies: 13
Views: 1514

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday August 27th 2014 (S71 P34)

That conundrum was on the list for this year's CoEdi, same scramble so will have to go now :evil:
by Richard Priest
Wed Jun 25, 2014 5:53 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Tuesday June 24th 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1610

Re: Spoilers For Tuesday June 24th 2014

844 solution - ((7+5) x 7) x 10 + (100/25). Within the time too :o :D
by Richard Priest
Wed May 21, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: A Possible COBIR??
Replies: 15
Views: 4851

Re: A Possible COBIR??

I'd go for it :)
by Richard Priest
Wed May 14, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday May 13th 2014 (S70 P82)
Replies: 15
Views: 1469

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday May 13th 2014 (S70 P82)

szodiac wrote:
Tony Atkins wrote:Does anyone else find the way Sean agonises over the letter selection rather annoying?
Yes, it has been rather noticeable. The selections have not been that awful, surely :roll:

Mauro
He seems to be constantly wincing in pain for whatever reason.
by Richard Priest
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday April 7th 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 1387

Re: Spoilers For Monday April 7th 2014

Mrs Robinson, you WERE the weakest link yesterday. Goodbye.
by Richard Priest
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014
Replies: 216
Views: 27562

Re: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014

Probably a bit late in the day to say this but if anyone wants picking up on the way on Saturday morning somewhere between Stoke-on-Trent and Lincoln PM me and I'll see what I can do.
by Richard Priest
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Friday December 13th 2013
Replies: 45
Views: 4944

Re: Spoilers For Friday December 13th 2013

Word on the street at CoEdi2 (which took place only a week or two prior to filming of the finals) was that the way the seedings were panning out, Jen was likely to play Callum and that he had improved a hell of a lot since filming his heats. Jen meanwhile did seem to be suffering from a crisis of co...
by Richard Priest
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 2 November 2013 - CoEdi2 round 3. C1: Challenger Richard Priest. C2: Challenger Michelle Nevitt. DC: Mike Brown. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: L O S P S A D S A R02: S A W L B I Z E S R03: F E H A U N E N Y R04: 3, 2, 4, 8, 7, 25. Target: 202. R05: E K T F D E T P I...
by Richard Priest
Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

C1: Challenger Mike Brown. C2: Challenger Richard Priest. DC: Michelle Nevitt. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: T O I H I W A R Q R02: D G I V U Y R T A R03: B M S T E I O U D R04: 8, 10, 3, 5, 10, 25. Target: 730. R05: R E G V X E E R T R06: E A C N C A T S U R07: C A P I N E O R L R08: 4, 2, 8, ...
by Richard Priest
Sun Nov 17, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 2 November 2013 - CoEdi2 round 3. C1: Challenger Michelle Nevitt. C2: Challenger Mike Brown. DC: Richard Priest. R01: L B W A E E N F H R02: S L D A E I L J A R03: L N L E I U M I R R04: 8, 4, 5, 10, 9, 100. Target: 905. R05: S S P E I E Y R O R06: K F T A E E D P T R07:...
by Richard Priest
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 2 November 2013. C1: Challenger Nik Mackintosh. C2: Challenger Sheila Mann. DC: Richard Priest. R01: S V N O A E P T S R02: I A E P R Y J T S R03: S R W E A I T M O R04: 6, 5, 3, 8, 7, 25. Target: 704. R05: D K R O O I G D E R06: E U A F V S R F O R07: P S H E A I X L A ...
by Richard Priest
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 2 November 2013 - CoEdi 2 Round 2. C1: Challenger Richard Priest. C2: Challenger Nik Mackintosh. DC: Sheila Mann. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: C C T I V E T U R R02: D O X A U T N D B R03: C A W A R A I R S R04: 7, 3, 5, 1, 10, 50. Target: 279. R05: I L I B O L M E...
by Richard Priest
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

CoEdi 2 Round 2. C1: Challenger Sheila Mann. C2: Challenger Richard Priest. DC and RR: Nik Mackintosh. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: D Z J U E E T G T R02: Q H A W I L S H E R03: C I M A S E S T C R04: 8, 10, 1, 2, 7, 100. Target: 384. R05: F O R A N I U R D R06: P I N G U R U I D R07: T O V X ...
by Richard Priest
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

Just as an aside - the OTWITDUET conundrum in the Anne v Graham game must have been one of Mike's conundrums that were for the games I was going to be involved in. Certainly wasn't one of mine.
by Richard Priest
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 2 November 2013 - CoEdi2, first round. C1: Challenger Richard Priest. C2: Challenger Sheila Reid. DC and RR: Jen Steadman. OT: Other words or solutions. R01: B A R O M N G A Y R02: E T I T U Q I T U R03: P A L I M A E E X R04: 10, 7, 6, 25, 50, 100. Target: 911. R05: R A...
by Richard Priest
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COEDI2 Recaps
Replies: 14
Views: 3171

Re: COEDI2 Recaps

CoEdi 2 Round 1 C1: Challenger Sheila Reid. C2: Challenger Jen Steadman. DC and RR: Richard Priest R01: N Y S A E I D D S R02: L T G I O A S N I R03: R G H O U E R C R R04: 5, 10, 9, 9, 3, 75. Target: 535. R05: S J L E I I P O I R06: V S W O A E T C E R07: D H Z U E O P C U R08: 4, 6, 1, 8, 2, 3, . ...
by Richard Priest
Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Music
Replies: 193
Views: 27872

Re: Music

Gavin Chipper wrote: It's interesting that someone mentioned The JCB Song by Nizlopi - that more stands out for being impossibly boring, a bit like Ed Sheeran now.
Funny you should say that, Ed Sheeran actually counts Nizlopi (as well as Damian Rice) as one of his main musical influences.
by Richard Priest
Sun Nov 03, 2013 11:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Helen Grayson
Replies: 3
Views: 1246

Re: Helen Grayson

Heard this off Mike B at CoEdi this weekend. Sad news :(
by Richard Priest
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)
Replies: 32
Views: 2854

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 15th 2013 (S69 P70)

Well done Mark, great performance.