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by Gavin Chipper
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Greatest Ever Sportsman?
Replies: 105
Views: 4991

Re: Greatest Ever Sportsman?

Fair point in its way, but then if you only include sports that all the world plays, are you left with anything but athletics and football? And possibly not even football, given the almost total lack of interest in China and India? You've reminded me of something I saw ages ago. Someone (in America...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Can I go back on Countdown after 10 years?

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 pm
You can go back after 5 years.
He can go back to his island any time he wants.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1898
Views: 145046

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

What Ho! Countdown enthusiasts. I recorded on 31st July and am on my countdown to Countdown to be aired 30 October. Since the filming of the series finished, SD has been on her one woman show The Secret Life of Words, so that was fun to see and I have been following RR on Twitter - she is very enth...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)
Replies: 63
Views: 11816

Re: the Countdowners Outside Co:Event Meet-ups game (COCMEAT)

Updated. Dan's at uni, everyone else as above with a few new ones, may still have missed some idk Joseph Krol, Sophie Krol Callum T, Jamie M, Zarte, Jen, Andy, Heather S, Mark and Graeme, Matt and Loz, Matty, Giles, Aidan, Sara, Anoush Jonny Rawlinson Tanmay Oli Garner Dan Byrom While some of these...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)
Replies: 8
Views: 920

Re: Spoilers for Friday 12th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 76)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:01 pm
Today's episode made me wonder, does anyone know when Martin May will be appearing on the show this series?
How did you know he was going to be on?
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 79)
Replies: 3
Views: 429

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 17th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 79)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:30 am
79, 79. Paul Hollidge won a closely fought battle yesterday so now he's the man to beat.
He scored 77 yesterday so he needs to find an extra 2 today.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 56
Views: 2362

Re: Can you swim?

I'd rather go swimming than jogging for exercise. Pools are great cause you can do so much, either be really active or also use it for relaxation. Have you ever been to a water park? Bloody amazing fun. You said getting wet is annoying. It's anything but. I think no one should leave school without ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 56
Views: 2362

Re: Can you swim?

I just cannot agree with you at all Gevin. That's all I have time to say right now, but I'm hoping to find modern C4C-ers agree with me more than with you and do the work for me. Well, as I said above, I did relent and go in a pool in 2007, and I have been in maybe a handful of times since, but onl...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 56
Views: 2362

Re: Can you swim?

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:16 pm
This really hasn't been used in 10 years?
Exactly. People just don't swim any more.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Can you swim?
Replies: 56
Views: 2362

Re: Can you swim?

Criminal Prosecution. It means Jason is posting to us from prison. Consider it a trial run for the next lot of posts from Richard Brittain. Wow. I like swimming by the way. I used to be pretty good (I remember doing 50 lengths for a BHF sponsored swim when I was young enough that 50 lengths was dec...
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Moon Landings ,fake?
Replies: 17
Views: 958

Re: Moon Landings ,fake?

Unfortunately a lot of the stuff was deleted, but there's also this thread.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

Peter Mabey wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:23 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 am
I'm always a bit surprised that POUNDER isn't one of those "in combination" words.

TOBESTER was in round 7. Not valid though as it's a name.
POUNDER would be OK as someone who pounds something into a pulp
Interestingly, both meanings are "usually in combination".
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 11th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 75)

I'm always a bit surprised that POUNDER isn't one of those "in combination" words.

TOBESTER was in round 7. Not valid though as it's a name.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

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

Nice post.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: How much do you tip?

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:15 pm
Gavin Chipper wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:14 pm
The idea of going by percentage is actually a really stupid idea anyway. Does it take more effort to serve more expensive food?
Yes.
To carry it from the kitchen to the table?

Tap water must take no effort compared to a bottle of wine.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)
Replies: 13
Views: 895

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 9th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 73)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:14 pm
That was one of the weirdest episode openings ever, according to Zarte. Im not really watching. Mike's won a few, how's he gonna do today?
What happened? I wasn't really paying attention. (I'm not asking specifically you because you weren't really watching.)
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: How much do you tip?

The idea of going by percentage is actually a really stupid idea anyway. Does it take more effort to serve more expensive food?
by Gavin Chipper
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How much do you tip?
Replies: 14
Views: 1052

Re: How much do you tip?

£45 sounds reasonable. I actually hate the concept of tips, but we live in a world where they exist so I just go along with it. Really restaurants should pay their staff properly, and there's no reason why people who happen to deal directly with customers should get paid extra on top of their wage w...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Mike facing another good player -9 maxes apiece, do not think someone has lost on that in a prelim for a good while. Scoreline was a bit harsh imo and like Tealin, Susan could have one a few but Mike is a good player :) It was a decent enough game, but maxes don't tell you everything. I think the r...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: A Word of Thanks
Replies: 13
Views: 1130

Re: A Word of Thanks

Hello All, I hope this is the appropriate place to post this. I just wanted to put up a message of thanks to you all. I've had a super 2 or so years preparing for and taking part in Countdown. I always wanted to, so it's checked off my list, but I'm ready to move on. Well, it was nice to read your ...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)
Replies: 11
Views: 1114

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 4th October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 70)

Johnny Canuck wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:13 pm
Pleased to get a max game here, though dampened somewhat by the max score being so low.

4th Numbers Alt.: (25 * 4 - 1 - 7) * 6
I got 13 maxes - the conundrum and the REBEGAT round going missing.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 690

Re: Spoilers for 3rd October 2018

I remember when Richard Whiteley used to joke about the word MOLESTER commenting on how it looked like MOLE-STER. For some reason, I can't quite imagine that happening now. And Susie certainly looked a bit uncomfortable saying it.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)
Replies: 5
Views: 656

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 2nd October 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 68)

Nice to see a young Jon Corby winning today's game.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 8996

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

COC10 aside (when K Ogilvie and S Mearns had to be given byes because they only had 5 episodes to use), they've never been seeded, so I don't like seeding them. Actually some of the early ones were. The first six I think. And no, I don't think the answer is blocking out a series with mostly non-Apt...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 105
Views: 8996

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

I don't see any reason to suspect that there was foul play in the draw. I think it's unfortunate that the "top two seeds" are playing each other in the first round, but I don't see any particular reason that they would have done it on purpose. Just bad luck. But having said that, I probably wouldn't...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 598

Re: Spoilers for 1st October 2018

I don't mind saying this now that he's an ocotchamp, but I thought that Robin's first game was truly awful. He scored 57, and that was against someone having a bit of a nightmare of their own. I was expecting him to go out in the next game, but he really turned it around and his later performances w...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 24244

Re: Deathwatch 2018

by Gavin Chipper
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 27th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 65)

Has any Octochamp ever got 0 conundrums? He's 0/6 so far. Ryan Taylor got only 1/8. I think there may have been octos with 0/8 success rates in the 9 round era (Lindsay Denyer comes to mind). There was a reason Ryan Taylor only got one though. Because his arms are so long, the buzzer was too close ...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

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

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:49 pm
your other daft opinions
:evil:
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

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

Don't really get your thinking here. It's just an old-fashioned format. If you're going for a long final, pick 15 rounds. Conundrums at these events are pretty random, often decided by 0.1 seconds, and a two-conundrum final offers a potential 40-point swing based on this essentially random event. C...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

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

14-round finals is lunacy Don't really get your thinking here. It's just an old-fashioned format. If you're going for a long final, pick 15 rounds. Conundrums at these events are pretty random, often decided by 0.1 seconds, and a two-conundrum final offers a potential 40-point swing based on this e...
by Gavin Chipper
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 24244

Re: Deathwatch 2018

by Gavin Chipper
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 21st September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 61)
Replies: 6
Views: 1078

Re: Spoilers for Friday 21st September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 61)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:09 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPpUYXZb2AA


Robin Johnson won 57-47 yesterday, let's see what he can do now.
I thought he was a lot better today actually. Yesterday's game seemed a bit of a struggle all round.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 20th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 60)
Replies: 2
Views: 752

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 20th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 60)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:41 pm
Let's hope I haven't mangled the thread this time

Greg Purling got a decent win yesterday. Can he make it two? I have no idea but the episode's nearly over so you might
I don't think he'll be happy with that performance.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 7
Views: 927

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
two new contestants. are we gonna get back to back to back to back octochamps? that'd be well good wouldn't it
It would still be sick.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: REPLIESVIEWS LAST POST Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)
Replies: 1
Views: 590

Re: REPLIESVIEWS LAST POST Spoilers for Wednesday 19th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 59)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:46 pm
two new contestants. are we gonna get back to back to back to back? that'd be well good wouldn't it
It would be sick.
by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 24244

Re: Deathwatch 2018

by Gavin Chipper
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)
Replies: 10
Views: 913

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 18th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 58)

Well done to Dave! Wow, three in a row, I think that's the high point thus far of this Series... I only have one thing to say today: Rachel's comment on "kicking youselves" in R9 shouldn't be really applied in this sort of situation (I mean, the average contestant won't think of 18 x 51 immediately...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

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

Basically, no-one wants to play more than six games I do. Irritates me how long people give for lunch breaks. Less wandering around, more Countdown. Or make the whole event shorter. The pub's for chilling, the Countdown tournament is for playing Countdown. I'm up for making events shorter. I don't ...
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: How to host an event (for dummies)?
Replies: 28
Views: 3140

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

Yes, good thread. As a player and someone who has never hosted, from my point of view I think it's a mistake for an organiser to think "OK, we've got the venue for x hours, so how many games can we cram into this period?" Basically, no-one wants to play more than six games, unless they make the fina...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 3174

Re: The CoC Predictions Game

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:40 am
Could I give the three people I'm expecting to be the winner?
This isn't Only Connect.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 98370

Re: Best ever contestants

I don't think people were invited as such. I think they had to put their names forward. This ended up largely being people from the online Countdown community and the Scrabble community because they were the easiest groups to reach in the short amount of time available. I think it would have been n...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lunch at Breakfast time
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: Lunch at Breakfast time

Marc Meakin wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:42 am
Problem I have is I can't wake up get washed and dressed and then eat a breakfast.
I have always needed a couple of hours between waking up and eating.
Although weirdly enough I have no problem with eating a meal just prior to sleeping
I can eat at any time.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Lunch at Breakfast time
Replies: 8
Views: 952

Re: Lunch at Breakfast time

I have to leave for work around 4 and I don't get a break at work until around ten. I quite often eat a curry or soup as my brain thinks it's lunchtime . Other people I work with can't get their heads around that and think it weird that I don't eat a breakfast. Is it really that odd? I don't think ...
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

100×10×(9-7+1)/8=375 for an alternative in round 9.
by Gavin Chipper
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)
Replies: 8
Views: 951

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 6th September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 51)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:46 pm
It's two new contestants. Will one of them octo again? Probably not
6 rounds in and I think this guy could.
by Gavin Chipper
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What films have you watched lately?
Replies: 180
Views: 29710

Re: What films have you watched lately?

I watched The Thing the other day. Thought it was quite good. A bit silly really, but entertaining enough.
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)
Replies: 7
Views: 1010

Re: Spoilers for Monday 3rd September 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 48)

Quite weak by Tony's standard but he got through.

But, as Tony Atkins would say, it was the first/last game of the day or the recording immediately before/after lunch/morning tea so it's to be expected really.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 323
Views: 51990

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Bournemouth saw just me doing the parkrun. The results out of 469 runners: 6. Gevin Chapwell - 18:30 (50 points) That's actually my second fastest parkrun time (my PB being 18:22 at King's Lynn last year). The overall points: 1. Gevin Chapwell - 360 2. Giles Hutchings - 106.7 3. Oliver Garner - 80 ...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Aug 31, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 3174

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 Gavin Chipper
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The CoC Predictions Game
Replies: 36
Views: 3174

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 Gavin Chipper
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)
Replies: 10
Views: 902

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 29th August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 45)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:59 pm
Apterous says PELAGES is allowed, but if Susie and Oxford Dictionaries say it's a mass noun, should it be removed?
Maybe, but one of the example sentences talks about the "first pelage", so can't we have the second and third pelages as well?
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Best ever contestants
Replies: 498
Views: 98370

Re: Best ever contestants

It's a real shame Scott Mearns was never invited back for the 30BC. Maybe he was and rejected his invitation. Julian fell did I don't think people were invited as such. I think they had to put their names forward. This ended up largely being people from the online Countdown community and the Scrabb...
by Gavin Chipper
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO-MSO 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 4508

Re: CO-MSO 2018

Slightly controversial, because Paul Erdunast originally finished in second place, but was promoted to first after the winner was found to have a fork in his possession. Particularly controversial as forks weren't explicitly listed on the banned list.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 323
Views: 51990

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Bournemouth saw just me doing the parkrun. The results out of 469 runners: 6. Gevin Chapwell - 18:30 (50 points) That's actually my second fastest parkrun time (my PB being 18:22 at King's Lynn last year). The overall points: 1. Gevin Chapwell - 360 2. Giles Hutchings - 106.7 3. Oliver Garner - 80 4...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CO:parkrun Recaps
Replies: 323
Views: 51990

Re: CO:parkrun Recaps

Apparently Jonathan Rawlinson did the London Marathon as well and absolutely smashed it in 2:58:36. So we have: 1. Tim Down - 2:57:19 2. Jonathan Rawlinson - 2:58:36 3. Gevin Chapwell - 3:09:16 4. Matt Bayfield - 3:09:22 5. Giles Hutchings - 4:19:15 I've done one marathon, 3:53:53. So I'm top of th...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: FOCAL scoring system
Replies: 16
Views: 2050

Re: FOCAL scoring system

I agree that it makes sense to do 1000 points if you want to stick to integers.
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Why is it unfortunate, out of interest? I think you're trolling a bit there. I think any other forumer could have got away with what Owen said! Just thought Owen's comment was a bit rude (nothing against him personally) and wondered why he personally thought having Adam's octototal was so unfortuna...
by Gavin Chipper
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)
Replies: 15
Views: 1437

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 23rd August 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 42)

Tom S wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:42 pm
Owen Carroll wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Finally an octochamp! But unfortunately he's got the lowest octochamp score of the new 15 round format.
Why is it unfortunate, out of interest?
I think you're trolling a bit there. I think any other forumer could have got away with what Owen said!