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by Ryan Lam
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 15)
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 17th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 15)

Might be a bit late...but the way Nick savagely finished off the solution in Round 6 :lol: You don't often see him do that...

Simpler Alternative for Round 14: 25 x 6 + 4 x 2
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 18th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 16)

Anita's anecdote about Papua New Guinea was very entertaining. I know it's not relevant to the game, but just thought I'd mention it anyway 😂 Have to second this...and for that, I respect her for going through all that. Heck, I would have just given up halfway and requested to get the hell out of t...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: C of C Draw......
Replies: 45
Views: 1383

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

Waking up in my timezone to see this list, I am just as surprised to see that except Stephen Read, the rest of the Series Champions will be going against each other! Oh well, time to analyse all the players original performances which I have long forgotten (With the exception of those after Series 7...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 13th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 13)
Replies: 5
Views: 558

Re: Spoilers for Friday 13th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 13)

Alternative for R14: (7 + 2) × 50 + 7 + 4 + 10 In it's full uncensored glory, we had that word. And even worse, I spotted the C word as well in R13.. :lol: (Family friendly, I'm not going to put those two words up here.) Loved today's conundrum...It's BAD...OH DEAR...I had no idea what the answer wa...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 12th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 12)

Oh man...Lewis is now the next Dougie Mackay...falling at the last hurdle!! :( :( :( However, if there's one good thing that came out of all this, Sarah did apologise for that and not to mention Lewis, just like Dougie took his defeat in his stride. "One life too many", nah not really, you genuinely...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 11th July 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 11)

I know it was "only" a 6, but I genuinely think POIPOI might be one of the best spots I've ever seen... I second this, and perhaps it's a good time for me to learn all those words that can repeat itself within it...Unlimited Variant on Apterous anyone? ;) Hopefully Lewis can become an Octochamp tom...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 10th July 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Spoilers for 10th July 2018

Ouch...just did a quick calculation and it's really painful...if Joe had not misdeclared in Round 1, the final score would have been 82 - 83 in his favour!! :( Don't you hate it when this happens...you do have to feel sorry for him. After all, he came up with good words and was decent. Alternative f...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Spoilers for 9th July 2018

but generally everyone is trying, and everyone is doing what they think is the right thing to do whether it's fudging a numbers they think they might have got but aren't sure, buzzing on a conundrum they're not sure of cos they're worried about overthinking it or as Lewis seems to enjoy trying iffy...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Spoilers for 9th July 2018

Are you aware how much of a sneering twat you sound in a lot of your posts on here? If you are, just keep doing you by all means, but if not, I thought you might like to know. I'm aware when I'm typing this. I know I may sound very mean and insulting people that I don't personally know, and yes, I ...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 9th July 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: Spoilers for 9th July 2018

I do actually think Lewis is playing his best atm, despite the invalid words, which have been quite feasible, but Kieran is fighting back, so we could be onto an interesting climax! It's Ciaran btw...and sorry to spoil you but it was a DISAPPOINTING climax... I got the Crucial Conundrum at the same...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)
Replies: 15
Views: 973

Re: Spoilers for Thurs 5th July 2018 (S79, prelim 8)

Think Lewis could become an octochamp? Unless his next showing on Monday which the recording came only a day after today's episode on 4 April can prove he improves in the Numbers, I believe so. He is good in his 4L but when it comes to other Number Combinations I can tell he screws up, especially t...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Spoilers for Mon 2nd July 2018

Alternative for R3 if you want to use All the Numbers: (75 + 25 - 8 - 8 + 2) x 10 Alternative for R9 if you want to use All the Numbers: (5 - 3) x 6 x 10 + 8 - 7 Easier Alternative for R14: (50 - 7) x 10 - 25 Sad to see Jodine go. Disappointed that she didn't become an octochamp. :( Well said, and I...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 29, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown
Replies: 4
Views: 3143

Re: New Episodes of 8/10 Cats Does Countdown

Series 16 is coming your way from 13 July 2018. From yours truly..JImmy Carr will not be hosting the first episode, Katherine Ryan will! :)
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 28th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 4)
Replies: 7
Views: 901

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 28th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 4)

POSTDATE in R1. Bit of analysis here: Since this episode was filmed 20 days after the last recording which is on Tuesday, 03 April, I can pretty much say Jodine's performance is consistent, only issue is that she needs to focus on the Numbers Round, it sometimes can determine how the match goes! It'...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)

Do they normally finish a series at the end of a filming day? Presumably not this time, as Paul Zenon carried on through from one series to the next. Same as what I was thinking- don't recall it happening with the previous series'. Yes, this has never happened last year or the year before, and back...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Ian Fitzpatrick wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:28 am
Shouldn't you have got less than zero for QF3 as you failed to predict the winner of that game?
I'm basing it on the rules of my flawed game. I am taking your point into the consideration for Series 79. Thanks for pointing out to clarify though!
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)
Replies: 17
Views: 1187

Re: Spoilers for Monday 25th June 2018 (Series 79, Prelim 1)

Let's kick off a new series, shall we? Indeed we should! :) One can tell Diane must have polished her skills during the day she had a break which was on 13 March. Her last Prelim in S78 was filmed on 12th and this was filmed on 14th straight after the Grand Final! :) Alternative for R3: (8 + 10 ÷ 1...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So there you have it, congratulations to the 17 People who predicted Zarte won (Which he did!) My Predictions were as follows in case anyone was wondering and here are the results: QF1 (14 June): Zarte Siempre vs Jan Pask (Zarte wins by 70 Points) (Actual: 105) (Score: 0 Points) QF2 (15 June): Toby ...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 22nd June 2018 (Series 78, GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 44
Views: 2301

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

Well I'm late again but as you can tell, I was doing up the recap on behalf of Johnny as he is busy today + my usual habit of getting the photographs. I swear I had to cut the video on my PC several times to get the perfect shot on the Wiki! Simpler Alternative to R14: (6 x 10 x 10) + (8 x 9) Letter...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

What photos you putting on the wiki Ryan? If you even bother to read up Series 76 and Series 77's Main Page, it's the Prize Presentation and a shot of the Winner holding the Trophy. If Zarte wins, I hope the camera gets a nice shot of him, Tom's better shots were obscured by the Credits last year w...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)
Replies: 24
Views: 1458

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 21st June 2018 (Series 78, SF2)

Well I'm a bit late as I had other things to do from the time the show finished and the time I'm writing this so apologies for the delay... Letters: Philip's MONRADITE obviously was the key to the game. He's only the third person to spot this after Noel McIlveny and Eoin Jackson did last year in Dec...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)
Replies: 13
Views: 1165

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 20th June 2018 (Series 78, SF1)

*collapses in crumpled heap on the floor* :o...hopefully you had your trousers changed already...or else yor sh*t would pile up on the floor and it's not nice when you leave it to others to clean up for you! Alternative for R3 if you want to use all the Numbers: ((8 x 4) - (6 - 4)) x 1 x 5 Letters:...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)
Replies: 14
Views: 1027

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 19th June 2018 (Series 78, QF4)

Paul went from a 42 point deficit to just a 12 point decifit, would've been sensational if he won. Yeah, had that happened, it would've been the biggest upset in the entire history of the show! Letters: R7 was pretty much recycled from yesterday's R12 if you know what I mean...Phil's early spot of ...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Re: Spoilers for Monday 18th June 2018 (Series 78, QF3)

WAVELET in R13. Letters: It was pretty much even between both contestants today, although I have to commend Chris' SERRANO in R5 and Dougie's THIMBLE in R8. Then, it was DOVETAILS in R12 that ultimately sealed Dougie's fate as he is now facing Philip on Thursday! I'm sure Dougie's sorry to make Chri...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

Simpler Alternative for R14: (100 x 4) - 25 + (50 ÷ 10) I'm not convinced. It's pretty clunky, and you've used an extra number. If there's a "standard method", it's what Owen put - 100*4-2*10=380. Ok to clarify, my definition of "simpler" is a method that an average person can think of without bein...
by Ryan Lam
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)
Replies: 14
Views: 1554

Re: Spoilers for Friday 15th June 2018 (Series 78, QF2)

Alright I may be late in the game because China refuses to let me use Lexplorer to do my individual recapping (Because it uses a Google Java Applet unfortunately and they blocked it so too bad..), but I've just finished watching it and here's my analysis but just one alternative today: Simpler Alter...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Ok, since my game is causing so many problems, I'm sorry to say but I'm offically calling off the game. Until I can sort the flaws in my game, we will not play it here. Sorry for all the inconvenience caused! :(
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Yes congratulations, my game is flawed, we all failed to get any points today! Zarte is too good for all of us! :(
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)
Replies: 12
Views: 1394

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 14th June 2018 (Series 78, QF1)

Zarte caused Alex Ferguson's brain haemorrhage. Wow. Jesus f**k - dark :lol: That's like something I'd say :lol: Oh well, no one knew Alex would suffer that since this was recorded on Tuesday, 13 March, some two months before he suffered that unfortunately. Nevertheless, wishing him a great recover...
by Ryan Lam
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

It's still flawed. If I understand correctly, if I predict Zarte to beat Jan by 100 points, and he actually beats her by 50 then I will get 50 points. If I predict him to beat her 51 points and it's actually 50, I'll get 1 point - rewarding people for being further out isn't really logical. Either ...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 13th June 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 1009

Re: Spoilers for 13th June 2018

Poor Darren, a late night recording plus him unsucessfully risking words did him in eventually, indeed what an EMOTIONAL end to the Prelims of Series 78. Alright with that, here are some stats I thought I'd share based on the 110 Episodes we had thus far in comparison to Series 77: 1. More contestan...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

The point is that with your current scoring everyone should pick who they think is going to win, and then say that they'll win by infinite points. That way if you're right you get infinite points, and if you're wrong you lose nothing. The system last time was that Martin put some predictions to sta...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 109)
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 12th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 109)

Only one more show before the finals! Yes I know we're all excited, unlucky Darren, he could've gotten 480 in R6 if he had spotted (2 + 3) x 4 to take off 500, so much for Rachel's method though... I have to agree with Nick that it wasn't really an open goal in R14...you should refer to R9 for that...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

QF1: Tom Chafer-Cook vs Graeme Staples (Prediction: 50 Points) (Actual: 45 Points) (Score: 50-45=5 Points) If I understand this correctly, if you predicted Tom to win by a million and 45 points, you'd get a million points. That is technically correct, although I must admit no one is going to win wi...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 11th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 108)
Replies: 3
Views: 664

Re: Spoilers for Monday 11th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 108)

Just watched the episode after a day's delay in China... I do have to say I feel sorry for Claire...she probably was nervous...and you could probably tell that as well...oh well another one bites the dust but since it's before the Finals I'm sure she won't think about her loss too much...unless of c...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Owen Carroll wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:06 am

What do you mean would we like his game?
I mean if you all would like to play his game which he had in Series 77 which is what I posted. Oh, once the final start airing, you cannot change our predictions as well!
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Alright let's not go too off-topic please. If you guys would like Martin Hurst's game like I mentioned in my original post, here are the rules and instructions and if you're still confused, I will provide examples from the last Series: 1. Guess how much the difference between both players are for th...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Re: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

Zarte Siempre wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:33 pm
Dougie lost to Mac, not George.
Thanks Zarte, I have corrected it. Sorry I wasn't referencing the Wiki for this part, and best of luck when you're against Jan! :)
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)
Replies: 73
Views: 4405

Series 78 Finals Predictions (Contains Spoilers!)

So, with just three Preliminaries of Series 78 yet to air as of the time of writing, we now know who are the final eight and here they are: Quarter-Finals #1 (14 June): Zarte Siempre (#1 Seed) vs Jan Pask (#8 Seed) Quarter-Finals #2 (15 June): Toby McDonald (#2 Seed) vs Philip Aston (#7 Seed) Quarte...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 8th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 107)
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Spoilers for Friday 8th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 107)

So there you have it, with Mick being defeated Jan's fate has been sealed and we can now confirm today, exactly 6 days and 4 episodes before the Finals, the Finalists of Series 78 and the matches played: Quarter-Finals #1 (14 June): Zarte Siempre (#1 Seed) vs Jan Pask (#8 Seed) Quarter-Finals #2 (15...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)

Is it not before 11th or 12th of June? Cause remember if mick gets 5 wins but a higher score than Jan and loses the 6th on the 12th, he can still be in the finals right? But if he wins the next six he'd have to carry on to s79 and Jan would keep her 8th seed position right? I apologise for who I'm ...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)
Replies: 16
Views: 1893

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 5th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 104)

I had no idea Mick was on previously...Nick didn't even mention it, unlike John Owens if you can remember earlier in the Series where he mentioned the fact he was on before! And I've uploaded photos for comparison...seems like Mick hasn't really aged in 21 years! :) John and Anthony Jenkin, another ...
by Ryan Lam
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)
Replies: 14
Views: 1038

Re: Spoilers for Monday 4th June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 103)

Alternative for Round 9 if you want to use all the Numbers: (75 x (4 + 4)) - ((50 ÷ 5) - 2) Spotted NEWBIE in R5 two seconds too late! So I can't take credit for that :( Poor Joy...not so JOYful for her...sorry I couldn't resist making that pun and if you happen to be reading this, I do apologise in...
by Ryan Lam
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)
Replies: 15
Views: 1157

Re: Spoilers for Friday 1st June 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 102)

Alternative for Round 9: (75 x 5) + 50 - (4 - 3) Easy Way Out for Round 14: (100 + 10) x 2 Gosh I overlooked the "1" in Round 3 and got 884 instead, what a bad miss! :( Also, had David got 883 Perfectly by finishing his Solution in that same round, the score would have been 62 - 58, so the Conundrum...
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 31, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....
Replies: 4
Views: 664

Re: Series 78 Ramblings and Spoilers....

Personally I would not bet on whether there will be a Philip vs Zarte Match. I'm sure Philip is not keen on facing him again after losing to him in early-March. But should that happen, expect a fiercer match than usual. Same applies if Philip vs Toby happens. But yeah, just like what Elliott said, I...
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 30, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 30th May 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1179

Re: Spoilers for 30th May 2018

High Maxing Game, and got two "Nines" in the process! :) Congrats to Johnny for getting that high, even I can't do that! Alternative to Round 6 which is SO MUCH easier and uses all the Numbers: (25 x 5 x 4) - (6 x (9 - 7)) Alternative to Round 14: (75 x 8) - ((10 + 6) x 4) I'm starting to like Jan a...
by Ryan Lam
Tue May 29, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 29th May 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 862

Re: Spoilers for 29th May 2018

SOAKAGE in Round 5. Poor Amy...the Numbers Rounds ultimately sealed her fate...despite getting close enough in R14 it wasn't enough to have a safe win. :(
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 23, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 612

Re: Spoilers for 23rd May 2018

Alternative for Round 3: (75 + 3) x 9 - (8 - 1)
Alternative for Round 6 if you want to use all the Numbers: 75 + 25 + (8 x 10) - (7 - 2)
Alternative for Round 9: (100 - 2 - 1 - 1) x 4
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 17th May 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Re: Spoilers for 17th May 2018

Alternative for Ronud 6: ((100 + 6 + 7) x 3) - (9 - 8) Wow that was a close shave for Paul again! If Matthew had his method right in Round 3 it would be 80 - 79 at the end of Round 14 but on all accounts since Paul buzzed in he would have lost anyway. Let's see if he can become the 5th Octochamp or ...
by Ryan Lam
Mon May 14, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)
Replies: 9
Views: 1807

Re: Spoilers for Monday 14th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 89)

Alternative for Round 9 which involves All the Numbers: (75 x (7 - (8 - 6))) - (10 ÷ 10) At the last moment, Curtis lost out to Paul the incumbent Champion. I feel so sorry for him, and Rachel just "rubbing" in saying "I should have went with 4 Large"...oh dear...I was expecting Curtis to win very c...
by Ryan Lam
Tue May 08, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)
Replies: 13
Views: 2185

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 8th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 85)

Excellent Game today Toby! Congratulations as well, I think you might be the first person born in this century to become an Octochamp so you have a record yourself! I feared it might go down to a Crucial Conundrum initially at the start of the show (After all, it's your 8th Game and people do start ...
by Ryan Lam
Fri May 04, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)
Replies: 14
Views: 1817

Re: Spoilers for Friday 4th May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 83)

Well done Toby...you have beaten me flat in half the Numbers Round and your MAROUDIS declaration. You do have to feel sorry for Nilesh in the Conundrum, just a single "R" cost him the 10 points, it's identical to what happened on 30 October 2017 if you can remember Tom Brodie incorrectly guessed DIS...
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 03, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Toby McDonald wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 2:56 pm
Also, DC got SARCOID in R13 but they must have cut it out for some reason.
Hmm...perhaps Dr. Phil took too much time explaining? Since SARCOID is indeed a diesease...but thanks for letting us know!

Poor Alyssa...hoped she didn't walk off the set in tears...
by Ryan Lam
Thu May 03, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)
Replies: 9
Views: 1234

Spoilers for Thursday 3rd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 82)

Wow...just wow...what a bloodbath. Alyssa has been "massacred" by Toby who scores Triple 1 today. Sorry Alyssa and I mean no offence if you happen to be reading this. You do have to feel sorry for her, she kept blanking out on Letters Round, blanking out on easy Numbers Round (Especially the last on...
by Ryan Lam
Wed May 02, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)
Replies: 5
Views: 923

Re: Spoilers for Wednesday 2nd May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 81)

At this rate scores wise, we could be getting a new member of the 900 club! Stephen Read has said his score now ties his score when he had his first four wins around the same time last year...I can confirm that is correct, who knows maybe he'll equal his performance if nothing goes wrong! He is now...
by Ryan Lam
Tue May 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)
Replies: 5
Views: 1144

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 1st May 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 80)

Well done on Triple Wins now Toby! I have to say poor Colin...it was painful as a viewer to watch him suffer Round after Round with his invalid words, perhaps he was too distracted by your outfit (Please don't take offence! It really looked like those old Prisoner outfits I must say!) Nevertheless, ...
by Ryan Lam
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: CoC XV
Replies: 3
Views: 1434

Re: CoC XV

Hmm...I speculate maybe that could happen next year? To coincide with the 7000th Episode? Given that CoC XIV happened in 2016 and the 30th Birthday Championship in 2013, so does it mean three years apart? Unless they want to invite the best of Series 78 to 80 then maybe it's in 2020.
by Ryan Lam
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)
Replies: 16
Views: 2088

Re: Spoilers for Thursday 26th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 78)

Well done Toby and congrtulations on your Teapot! Your mum must be proud of you! I take back my word on Becky vs Jill's game on being the best game...this has now become the best game of the Series! (Sorry, the former drops to 2nd place on my list now!) I was hoping you would win and it looked like ...
by Ryan Lam
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for 25th April 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 820

Re: Spoilers for 25th April 2018

Poor Maria had a bit of a mare today, felt for her.... Yeah me too...especially when your opponent is a professional golf player who definitely has a reputation outside the studio. Oh and just to mention this if you paid close attention to the opening: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/22/17144208/ro...
by Ryan Lam
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)
Replies: 3
Views: 854

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday 24th April 2018 (Series 78, Prelim 76)

Alternative to R9: (100 + (7 + 1) x 8) x 2

Feel free to disagree with me, but IMO it was a bad miss for both contestants in R14. And wow, we haven't seen a high Max game in a while now! Getting REIGNITES and PARANOIDS is good enough for me!