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by Tom S
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

Well done James- a convincing octorun with a great total! The boy gone good. Does James break the record for most different guests in an Octorun (4?) and equal most presenters (2) But why did Rory Bremner do just one day? Is that a record? He recorded the Christmas specials before this one.
by Tom S
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

Thomas Carey wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:25 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:06 pm
Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:14 pm


The boy gone good.
Does James break the record for most different guests in an Octorun (4?) and equal most presenters (2)
I would guess so!
Wiki's down but I feel like Jack Worsley might have had 4 as well
He had 3, looking at the wiki.
by Tom S
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

Marc Meakin wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:14 pm
Tom S wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Well done James- a convincing octorun with a great total!
The boy gone good.
Does James break the record for most different guests in an Octorun (4?) and equal most presenters (2)
I would guess so!
by Tom S
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)
Replies: 11
Views: 286

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th January 2021 (Series 83, Preliminary 9)

Well done James- a convincing octorun with a great total!
by Tom S
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Welcome! - Post here first
Replies: 1943
Views: 300993

Re: Welcome! - Post here first

Welcome!
by Tom S
Thu Dec 24, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letters Distribution Q
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Letters Distribution Q

Sam Cappleman-Lynes wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 1:05 pm
Definitely changed - I had 5 C's in one game.
Believe there's been a game fairly recently where 2 W's have appeared, too.
by Tom S
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letters Distribution Q
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Re: Letters Distribution Q

Callum Todd wrote:
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:37 pm
This is the letters distribution circa 2009ish. I think it's changed slightly since.
Great stuff- thanks for that.
by Tom S
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Letters Distribution Q
Replies: 8
Views: 556

Letters Distribution Q

Hellooo Can remember it being mentioned that there is a limit on the amount of times which particular letters (like Z, Q, X) appear in a game. Does anyone know which letters are deliberately restricted?, or if these restrictions are in place with all of the letters (or just generally), does anyone k...
by Tom S
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)
Replies: 42
Views: 1817

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)

Many congratulations to Luke on an outstanding display all the way through, especially given that letters feat! Sam, you're a worthy runner-up and I applaud your sportsmanship! Thanks to Team Countdown for their efforts this year!
by Tom S
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)
Replies: 42
Views: 1817

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)

91.4 vs. 91.2 raw % score. Surely statistically the closest final of all time, at 50.05% vs. 49.95% implied probability. I expect a raw max of 125 today so predict the final score of 114.25-114 (but no crucial). Pretty exciting. Could also be one of, if not, the strongest ever final based on combin...
by Tom S
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)
Replies: 42
Views: 1817

Re: Spoilers for Friday 18 December 2020 (Series 82, Grand Final)

Nice recap Rhys. Look forward to it all....
by Tom S
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: HOWTO: Write a recap
Replies: 39
Views: 29570

Re: HOWTO: Write a recap

Rhys Benjamin wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:12 pm
I don't think CDB is working:

"; echo getSeriesTable($GLOBAL_CONN); writeFoot(); ?>
Possibly being amended to accommodate Colin Murray's input into the "host" section?
by Tom S
Thu Dec 17, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 17 December 2020 (Series 82, Second Semi Final)
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 17 December 2020 (Series 82, Second Semi Final)

Really enjoyed the game- great spots from both and some good camaraderie. Well done Sam on a brilliant display, but Leo has played excellently throughout- definitely one of the best non-apterites of recent years, and am sure he'll be invited back for some Championship tournament in the not too dista...
by Tom S
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 294
Views: 118710

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Was getting Boaby the barman (of Still Game fame) vibes from Ian during his appearances over the past 2 days with the sideburns and longer hair.
by Tom S
Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 December 2020 (Series 82, First Semi Final)
Replies: 20
Views: 960

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 16 December (Series 82, First Semi Final)

Well done Luke- another strong showing. Very well done throughout Ian - you came across very well and I'm sure you can hold your head up high knowing that you took Luke to his lowest score, as well as being the 1st person in his run to beat him in a round where he has given a valid declaration :)
by Tom S
Tue Dec 15, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 15 December 2020 (Series 82, Fourth Quarter Final)
Replies: 5
Views: 532

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 15 December 2020 (Series 82, Fourth Quarter Final)

Well done Ian- was an entertaining game with some strong spots! Did feel for Ryan as I think he may have got over the line if the stakes weren't so high, but definitely one of the most talented non-Apterite players we've seen recently, and I was glad that the 6S gamble paid off at the end for the sa...
by Tom S
Mon Dec 14, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14 December 2020 (Series 82, Third Quarter Final)
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14 December 2020 (Series 82, Third Quarter Final)

Unlucky Phil- very well played- most enjoyable finals game so far in this tournament. Great game between them both and well done to Leo on advancing to the semi :P
by Tom S
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

L'oisleatch McGraw wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:20 pm
Paul Anderson wrote:
Fri Dec 11, 2020 7:32 pm
Just need two players now! Who will they be?
My guess: Callum vs Jack.
Callum v Jack would be a great game, but one which would only be possible in an SF this series given that they are seed's 2 and 3 :)
by Tom S
Fri Dec 11, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 11 December 2020 (Series 82, Second Quarter Final)
Replies: 7
Views: 504

Re: Spoilers for Friday 11 December 2020 (Series 82, Second Quarter Final)

Well done Sam- good play and a strong score. Well done to Damien too for keeping it close for a good chunk of the game- not an easy thing to do against someone of Sam's calibre!
by Tom S
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Paul Anderson wrote:
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:27 pm
Woohoo! Quarterfinals time

Best of luck to all our players tonight
Thanks! I'll need it! :)
by Tom S
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, QF 1)
Replies: 19
Views: 1364

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 10th December 2020 (Series 82, QF 1)

Many congratulations to Luke on the fabulous display and max game. David put in his best performance, there too, and got his 1st 9 of his run, so I'm sure he won't be too disappointed with that!
by Tom S
Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds
Replies: 40
Views: 2861

Re: Ladbrokes - Next Presenter Odds

Hi guys, thanks for the support, it means a lot! It would surely help my case to get some media coverage to the effect of "Who the hell is this PA chap and why is he on the list of favourites, despite me never having heard of him?" I'm a huge fan of Colin btw, but I'd be a fool to not grasp this se...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

All results + rankings on 1 post. Rob Foster: Seed: 1 Wins: 4 Points: 530 (132.5 per game) Total Max: 55/60 (91.7%) Letters Maxes: 38/40 (95%) ZD Medals (7+ maxes never played by a contestant or suggested by DC on either Countdown or Zoomdown): Alodiary, Alienors, Outwept, Pleasurer (joint accolade ...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Tom Stevenson Seed: 8 Wins: 2 Points: 349 (116.3 per game) Total Max: 35 /45 (77.8%) Letters Maxes: 24/30 (80%) ZD Medals: Anaemic, Defeatism (Joint accolade alongside opponent) Adorement, Romanzes Numbers Maxes: 11/12 (91.7%) 6S: 3/3 (100%) 1L: 2/2 (100%) 2L: 1/1 (1005) 3L: 4/5 (80%) 4L: 1/1 (100%)...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

David Hilton
Seed: 7
Wins: 3
Points: 333 (83.3 per game)
Total Max: 29/60 (48.3%)

Letters Maxes: 17/40 (42.5%)
ZD Medals: N/A

Numbers Maxes: 11/16 (68.8%)
6S: 1/4 (25%)
1L: 9/11 (81.8%)
2L: 1/1 (100%)
3L: N/A
4L: 0/1

Conundrums: 1/4 (25%)
1 Solved, 0 Lost, 3 Unsolved
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Ben Wilson
Seed: 6
Wins: 3
Points: 395 (98.8 per game)
Total Max:37/60 (61.7%)

Letters Maxes: 26/40 (65%)
ZD Medals: Enviro, Baronetcy

Numbers Maxes: 10/16 (62.5%)
6S: 1/3 (33.3%)
1L: 7/8 (87.5%)
2L: 1/3 (33.3%)
3L: N/A
4L: 1/2 (50%)

Conundrums: 1/4 (25%)
1 Solved, 3 Lost, 0 Unsolved
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Noel McIlvenny Seed: 5 Wins: 3 Points: 396 (99 per game) Total Max: 35 /60 (60%) Letters Maxes: 20/40 (50%) ZD Medals: Swiping, Scummier, Dogmatize (Joint accolades alongside opponents) Numbers Maxes: 13/16 (81.25%) 6S: 1/1 (100%) 1L: 4/4 (100%) 2L: 1/4 (25%) 3L: N/A 4L: 7/7 (100%) Conundrums: 3/4 (...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Harry Savage: Seed: 4 Wins: 3 Points: 436 (104 per game) Total Max: 43/60 (71.7%) Letters Maxes: 28/40 (70%) ZD Medals: Dogmatize, Tweezer (Joint accolades alongside opponents) Alumite, Achroite, Aurorae Numbers Maxes: 12/16 (75%) 6S; 0/2 1L: 11/12 (91.7%) 2L: N/A 3L: N/A 4L: 1/2 (50%) Conundrums: 3...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Jack Worsley: Seed: 3 Wins: 4 Points: 469 (117.3 per game) Total Max: 46/60 (76.7%) Letters Maxes: 30/40 (75%) ZD Medals: Supernova, Paesanos, Candirus (Joint accolades alongside opponents) Agatizes, Homevid, Rotaliid, Powernets, Rheadins, Eulogia, Langues, Jetboats Numbers Maxes: 13/16 (81.25%) 6S:...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

ZD Medals (7+ maxes never played by a contestant or suggested by DC on either Countdown or Zoomdown): Alodiary, Alienors, Outwept, Pleasurer (joint accolade alongside opponent), Inositol, Augitites, Neuraxial, Tentoria, Emulous, Labarias, Semitonal, Ocreate, Echiurid, Mesghal, Dewaxes, Teeting, Web...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Callum Todd: Seed: 2 Wins: 4 Points: 480 (120 per game) Total Max: 52/60 (86.7%) Letters Maxes: 33/40 (82.5%) ZD Medals: Defeatism (Joint accolade alongside opponent), Ipomoeas, Similor, Goafstead, Mesozoa, Upturned, Bonanza, Maniera Numbers Maxes: 15/16 (93.4%) 6S: 3/3 (100%) 1L: 3/4 (75%) 2L: 1/1 ...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Thought I'd do a condensed alternate version of the analysis I do for the Countdown Finals : Rob Foster: Seed: 1 Wins: 4 Points: 530 (132.5 per game) Total Max: 55/60 (91.7%) Letters Maxes: 38/40 (95%) ZD Medals (7+ maxes never played by a contestant or suggested by DC on either Countdown or Zoomdow...
by Tom S
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Nick Hewer to leave Countdown.
Replies: 8
Views: 1020

Nick Hewer to leave Countdown.

https://twitter.com/Nick_Hewer/status/1 ... 3986941954
All the best to him! Have enjoyed his tenure and hope he has a happy retirement...
by Tom S
Sun Dec 06, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: I made a Word Ladders app
Replies: 9
Views: 1261

Re: I made a Word Ladders app

Nice job Jack- can imagine it could get a bit addictive! In fact, you know it's had an immediate effect on you when you moan about a " 1 star" puzzle being tougher than the "3 star" one you've just done :)
by Tom S
Fri Dec 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2434

Re: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)

Hey Tom, this thread is great. Good stuff gathering all the data. Sorry if this is an ignorant question - haven't ventured onto this side of the forum for years - but what is the distinction between 'Badge' and 'Medal' words please? Cheers, Callum! Here's the answer to your Q: Badged Words:(7+ leng...
by Tom S
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2434

Re: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)

And for the final octochamp of the series.... Leo Smith: Current Seed: 3 Wins: 8 Points: 869 Total Maxes: 79/120 (65.8%) Letters Maxes: 50 /80 (62.5%) Badged Words:5 Medalled Words:1 B: Notifies (Joint accolade alongside his opponent), Hemiolas, Moderant, Almoners, Wormiest (Joint accolade alongside...
by Tom S
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)

Think the combined scores of Leo's opponents may be the highest for an octochamp in the modern 15R era. Averaged around 71-ish each... A total of 574 makes for an average of 71.75. The other one I immediately thought of was Mark Murray. His opponents totalled 566, which gives an average of 70.75. G...
by Tom S
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Spoilers for Wednsday 2 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 170)

Think the combined scores of Leo's opponents may be the highest for an octochamp in the modern 15R era. Averaged around 71-ish each...
by Tom S
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 169)
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1 December 2020 (Series 82, Preliminary 169)

Combined max count of 22 between the 2 players today. Got to be one of the highest for a preliminary? Shame for Liam who could have won a few himself, but Leo looks like he could be on track for the highest ever total for a non-apterite....
by Tom S
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)
Replies: 13
Views: 2434

Re: Series 82 Player Analysis and Ongoing Discussion Thread (Spoilerific!)

After a rather long octochamp drought.... Stats for Damien Doughty: Current Seed: 6 Wins: 8 Points: 758 Total Maxes: 51/120 (42.5%) Letters Maxes: 24/80 (30%) Badged Words:0 Medalled Words:2 B:N/A M:Factioned, Attached Numbers Maxes: 23/32 (71.9%) 6S:2/7 (28.6%) 1L:18/22 (81.8%) 2L:3/3 (100%) 3L:N/A...
by Tom S
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 373846

Re: Ask Graeme?

New 15 rounder: 0 wins: Alan Flanagan, Ross Lander (82) 1 win: Jean Wright (151) 2 wins: Peter Fenton (262) 3 wins: Jill Hayward (374) 4 wins: Margaret Lawless (359) 5 wins: Zarte Siempre (656) 6 wins: Gemma Church (602) 7 wins: Callum Todd (747) 8 wins: Dylan Taylor (974) Could we have an update o...
by Tom S
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 165)
Replies: 4
Views: 534

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 25th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 165)

This Leo chap is very good- feel as Martyn will unfortunately be restricted to #9 as a result, given that Leo seems a shoe-in octochamp.
by Tom S
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd November 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Spoilers for 23rd November 2020

That was a cracking, high-quality game. Really sorry to see Martyn go- he had a great run, and probably has the highest total of a non-octochamp. Take nothing away from Leo, who played really well.
by Tom S
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 373846

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was thinking mainly about David O'Donnell from this series who won 5 games. Looks very unlikely that he'll be a finalist which is pretty unfortunate given that his average over his games is over 100.
by Tom S
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 373846

Re: Ask Graeme?

Any non-finalist who averaged over 90 in their games? (excluding those who couldn't make the finals)
by Tom S
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 20th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 162)
Replies: 2
Views: 517

Re: Spoilers for Friday 20th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 162)

Impressive performances from Martyn of recent- some strong scores...
by Tom S
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: "Viral" maths problem
Replies: 13
Views: 1698

Re: "Viral" maths problem

1
by Tom S
Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: ...and that's ZoomDown
Replies: 152
Views: 12341

Re: ...and that's ZoomDown

Paul Anderson wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:49 am
Wow, that was a great episode!
2 cracking games and an increased viewership!
It's shaping up nicely
Definitely! Wouldn't have envied being in Damian's position watching Harry get a max game beforehand, but he did very well to overcome him! Should be some good stuff on Thursday.
by Tom S
Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Historical recaps
Topic: Monday 29 November 1982 (Series 1, Prelim 16)
Replies: 7
Views: 2253

Re: Monday 29 November 1982 (Series 1, Prelim 16)

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/XWQ1bxrh.jpg" alt="GoggleBox - Album on Imgur"/> Same chap....
by Tom S
Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)

Saw on the wiki that Andy is a returnee from Series 1 no less, where he won 2 games. Surely puts the "oldest" returnee Q to bed. They mentioned it on the show as well. I was hoping they'd show an old picture but alas not. Well it was nice that he won today, nonetheless, so he could get his rightly-...
by Tom S
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)
Replies: 10
Views: 822

Re: Spoilers for Friday 6th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 152)

Saw on the wiki that Andy is a returnee from Series 1 no less, where he won 2 games. Surely puts the "oldest" returnee Q to bed.
by Tom S
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)
Replies: 8
Views: 809

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 5th November 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 151)

Peter Thomas wrote:
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:13 pm
Well I don't know how far in advance the conundrums are chosen, but BRIGANDRY was a toughie, especially against two new contestants!
You know it's tricky when they have to go to Susie for a definition!
by Tom S
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 4th November 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 403

Spoilers for 4th November 2020

Congrats to Damien for ending the octochamp drought! Some good performances, especially on some of the numbers rounds!
by Tom S
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 28th October 2020
Replies: 3
Views: 601

Spoilers for 28th October 2020

Good showing by Damien today- will he finally end the octochamp drought?!
by Tom S
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 373846

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was looking at this game: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6645, and the champ stops scoring from R7-onwards. Has any champ stopped scoring points before that point? If you're talking about 15-round heat games and only counting players not in the first game of their run, no. That's the only 15-roun...
by Tom S
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 373846

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was looking at this game: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6645, and the champ stops scoring from R7-onwards. Has any champ stopped scoring points before that point? I would say this game is more notable for the winning word in rd 8. If I recall correctly, Noel was completely composed when he was d...
by Tom S
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1473
Views: 373846

Re: Ask Graeme?

Was looking at this game: http://wiki.apterous.org/Episode_6645, and the champ stops scoring from R7-onwards. Has any champ stopped scoring points before that point?
by Tom S
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Re: Spoilers for Friday 9th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 132)

David's settling in well. 2 centuries in a row- hope he wins 8!
by Tom S
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 5th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 128)
Replies: 4
Views: 683

Re: Spoilers for Monday 5th October 2020 (Series 82, Prelim 128)

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:46 pm
I thought the champion might have been an octochamp but the hipster proved too much for him.
4th game in the day, so probably got fatigued towards the end. Not to undermine the winner, because he did get a fair few good letters spots, and deserved his win.
by Tom S
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 1st October 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 539

Spoilers for 1st October 2020

10 maxes- strong showing from Jeremy even if he decided to leave the S off Durations. Might one to watch- seems to get better and better as each game goes on.