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by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 20, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18679

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Current list of entrants:

Matt Bayfield
Kirk Bevins
Lee Fisher
Stewart Gordon
Jack Hurst (tbc)
Josh Hurst
Karen Pearson
Lloyd Pettet
Richard Priest
James Robinson
Dave Wilkinson (tbc)
Ben Wilson
Anna Woodward


13 in, 11 spaces left.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Thanks Matt.

I considered a limit of 10, rather than unlimited, since you have to think about what you're faced with rather than just passing.

Any other takers?

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run a CoNuL
Replies: 32
Views: 3843

Re: Proposal to run a CoNuL

Cheers Rich

Critically though, has its opening tipped your own thinking??

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Have a look at this and let me know what you think........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZI59NA_tlA

TIA
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:26 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Merci Karen.

I have a Petit Larousse for reference aswell.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:25 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 94560

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Audition in Paris on 30 June - attendance tbc...!
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 299
Views: 94560

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

I do believe this is our Canadian friend, Mr. Ryan Vickers getting the show a mention on the French airwaves........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qqhxqOqSic

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Jeff
Replies: 9
Views: 1135

Re: Ask Jeff

Legendary. Thanks for the heads-up Charlie.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Really? No takers??
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Summer Open 2010-Last minute registration
Replies: 68
Views: 5092

Re: Apterous Summer Open 2010

In for U1200 please.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

The Co:Lon 2010 and CoLei 2009 exhibition finals both lasted about half an hour, so multiply that by seven, and we have got room for manoeuvre.

If someone wants to host on the beloved software, I'll play you in French, Matt. Any offers for hostingness??
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Yup that would be grand, Jack. If the first four matches are rather interesting pairings / have interesting contenders, before the true elitism starts coming through in the semis and final, then I think this will make for a much more colourful and entertaining day all round.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

I think we can arrange that Junaid :) cheers.

And have we got graphics for you lucky, lucky people..........!!
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 31st May 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 96)
Replies: 8
Views: 1161

Re: Monday 31st May 2010 (Series 62, Prelim 96)

Just a different solution for round 14:

S
SP
SPO
SPOIL
SPOILE
SPOILER

25+2=27
27x4=108
108x6=648
648+3=LECOMPTEESTBON.


Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Excellent, that's seven altogether so far. Keep 'em coming!!

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon May 31, 2010 2:00 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Guys and girls - could you kindly message me to let me know if you're coming or not? It is a freebie but I do need some sort of confirmation for headcounts, setting up games etc.

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon May 31, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18679

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Cheers Stewart and Lloyd.

We're now into double figures, by the by!

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Mon May 31, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Lon 2010 results & final standings - Complete!
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Co:Lon 2010 results & final standings - Complete!

Indeed! Excellent gubbinses Michael - many thanks.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 23, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18679

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

On the back of Michael's successful tournament in London this weekend, a reminder that you can secure your place for the third annual event in Leicester on Saturday 16th October. Just a tenner will secure your place to battle it out all over again this autumn - cash (in person), cheque (address on r...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 23, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Lon 2010 - Recaps
Replies: 21
Views: 2417

Re: Co:Lon 2010 - Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 22 May 2010. Co:Lon grand final. C1: Challenger Oliver Garner C2: Challenger Innis Carson Host: Kirk Bevins RR: Kai Laddiman DC: Charlie Reams Before gameplay commenced, Kirk asked Innis to call the toss - he guessed correctly and opted to go second. R01: G M D A O I L T...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 23, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Lon 2010 - Recaps
Replies: 21
Views: 2417

Re: Co:Lon 2010 - Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 22 May 2010. Co:Lon, Table 8, Game 8.3.3 C1: Challenger Tom Rowell C2: Challenger Nick Wainwright Host/DC: Jeff Clayton. R01: P N R I I O Y U S R02: J S N L O U O E I R03: L N T I E E D B I R04: 50 5 10 7 6 4. Target: 776. R05: N W F R E E I E X R06: A O I H D S C B E R0...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 23, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Lon 2010 - Recaps
Replies: 21
Views: 2417

Re: Co:Lon 2010 - Recaps

Countdown recap for Saturday 22 May 2010. Co:Lon, Table 4, Game 4.1.1 C1: Challenger Mike Brown C2: Challenger Oliver Garner Host/DC: Jeff Clayton. R01: L L P A O I Q N I R02: F N M G I I O L O R03: D T R O E E T D M R04: 4 10 10 6 8 3. Target: 564. R05: D C N S U O U U E R06: S M R E E E R C E R07:...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 23, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Co:Lon 2010 results & final standings - Complete!
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Co:Lon 2010 results & final standings

Round 1 - table 4:

Brown 61-58 Garner
Garner 63-58 Clayton
Clayton 67-43 Brown
by Jeff Clayton
Thu May 20, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!
Replies: 245
Views: 22194

Re: Countdown in London | 22nd May | Registration full!

The good lady and I are due to arrive into St. Pancras at 11:01.
by Jeff Clayton
Thu May 20, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

I'm thinking that the first four matches would be good for special fixtures like grudge matches, revenge tactics, what ifs... and so on. One or two of you have sent me your preferences - what would everyone like?
by Jeff Clayton
Wed May 12, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Trade Secrets
Replies: 131
Views: 21426

Re: Trade Secrets

The French expression for window shopping is "faire de la lèche-vitrine", which translates literally into English as window licking.
by Jeff Clayton
Wed May 12, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Auditions
Replies: 42
Views: 4210

Re: Auditions

Ryan Taylor wrote:Ryan Vickers (Series 61) had a phone audition. He was in Canada at the time though I think.
I do believe he lives there?
by Jeff Clayton
Wed May 12, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Dan Vanniasingham wrote:Exactly what Mike said - only I'm a probable rather than a definite attendee. :)
Either stands to improve your current CoLei attendance record, Mr. V!!
by Jeff Clayton
Wed May 12, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18679

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Yes indeed Matt.
by Jeff Clayton
Mon May 10, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

Re: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

First objective is to actually have eight people say aye!
by Jeff Clayton
Mon May 10, 2010 8:02 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18679

Re: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

I wholeheartedly condone / condemn match fixing.

Special exhibition game?
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 09, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010
Replies: 131
Views: 13050

CoLei summer special - Saturday 31 July 2010

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. The third regular annual Leicester tournament will take place again in October this year ( click here for details ), but since I will be celebrating one of my more significant age milestones in the summer, you are all invited to a special Co-event on Saturday 31...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 09, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010
Replies: 129
Views: 18679

CoLei3 - Saturday 16 October 2010

Ladies and gentlemen - CoLei3 is open for business. The third annual Countdown tournament in Leicester will take place at The Stoneycroft Hotel on Saturday 16 October, hosted by Jeff Clayton. * Another action packed day of words and numbers. * Yet another variation on a theme. * All new graphics and...
by Jeff Clayton
Sun May 09, 2010 1:35 am
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Masters (formerly COMA) 2010
Replies: 249
Views: 17035

Re: Apterous Masters (formerly COMA) 2010

What about a darts style win-three-games-before-you-take-the-set format? And then first to, say, 23 sets?

Commentary from Tony Green and that really excitable American guy (no not Larsen).

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Thu May 06, 2010 11:43 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown quiz machines
Replies: 37
Views: 2728

Re: Countdown quiz machines

To support the above, my solo endeavours playing The Crystal Maze in Leicester drinking establishments have proved feeble. Variables such as time of day/night, state of sobriety or otherwise, and whether the machine faces east seem to exerce little effect.
by Jeff Clayton
Sat May 01, 2010 4:05 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Words You Would Have Thought...
Replies: 435
Views: 58818

Re: Words You Would Have Thought...

I believe it's NOIERAI.

"Nettoyer" is another -oyer verb that follows the same rule in the future tense.

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: TIME FOR A CHANGE?
Replies: 117
Views: 11623

Re: TIME FOR A CHANGE?

So, have the instigators got what they wanted out of all this now?
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Ask The Person Below You A Question
Replies: 58
Views: 2914

Re: Ask The Person Below You A Question

36. Micro Chips

38. If you spunk me at 30, there's an 80% chance I'll...?
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Apr 23, 2010 9:28 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Give Us A Clue will be back!
Replies: 21
Views: 3012

Re: Give Us A Clue will be back!

Dubbed.

With the wrong subtitles.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name My Child
Replies: 141
Views: 12149

Re: Name My Child

Perhaps the babby could have two conventional middle names - James Richard, in honour of JimDic?
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Give Us A Clue will be back!
Replies: 21
Views: 3012

Re: Give Us A Clue will be back!

No Vernon Kay only hosts programmes that make people look like halfwits...
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Name My Child
Replies: 141
Views: 12149

Re: Name My Child

I would like to suggest that the child be named after a part of the town of Northampton, and hereby offer the following:

- Bellinge
- Duston
- Hunsbury
- Sunnyside
- Weston Favell
- James (as in Saint, as in rugby!).

Any of them strike a chord??

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:32 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Give Us A Clue will be back!
Replies: 21
Views: 3012

Re: Give Us A Clue will be back!

Ah excellent, I'm so glad.
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:31 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Give Us A Clue will be back!
Replies: 21
Views: 3012

Re: Give Us A Clue will be back!

Didn't this normally air at about 2:30pm?
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Not just a word (it's a sentence)
Replies: 25
Views: 1566

Re: Not just a word (it's a sentence)

Really? Does that mean you've had some sort of relationship with another human?
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Not just a word (it's a sentence)
Replies: 25
Views: 1566

Re: Not just a word (it's a sentence)

Some might not relish the sudden prospect of a squirming baby.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Apr 04, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Australian Countdown!
Replies: 56
Views: 7992

Re: Australian Countdown!

James Robinson wrote:
Kids will probably miffed when they find out that you have to be 16 years old to apply.

:cry:

No way!! As if Kai??!
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Apr 02, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Yearly Champion
Replies: 116
Views: 7326

Re: Yearly Champion

Damian I agree that an annual face-off between the two series winners is very good, and given that Countdown scores some worthwhile column inches when a series champion is an interesting character, I wonder if there is potential to raise the show's profile and appeal to a broader section of the popu...
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Stelling retires, Riley quits
Replies: 14
Views: 1141

Re: Stelling retires, Riley quits

What about the "have to do it before noon" rule?
by Jeff Clayton
Fri Apr 02, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 301
Views: 120652

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Conor Travers = The Haribo kid.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Bienvenue! Le Topic de la Francais!
Replies: 29
Views: 1322

Re: Bienvenue! Le Topic de la Francais!

C'est non, Karen Poire-fils.
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Proposal to run a CoNuL
Replies: 32
Views: 3843

Re: Proposal to run a CoNuL

In true You Bet! style, another yes vote from me Rich.

*Presses green Yes button*...

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Specials - Scenes We'd Like To See
Replies: 25
Views: 1670

Re: Countdown Specials - Scenes We'd Like To See

Time to announce today's guest in Dictionary Corner - please welcome, Tinchy Stryder......
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:09 pm
Forum: apterous.org
Topic: Apterous Simulation Of An Entire Series
Replies: 94
Views: 8467

Re: Apterous Simulation Of An Entire Series

Count me in please!

Would need a few days' notice at least, owing to work/travel/life etc, but happy to receive a PM or email with notification.

Cheers
Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Tournoi Chiffres & Lettres de Fontenay, 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Re: Tournoi Chiffres & Lettres de Fontenay, 2010

Merci! Fontenay consistently produces a really high standard of contenders (my 208/229 in the qualifier landed mid-table!) and this year's attempt was my third - 69th/74 in 2006 and 47th/74 in 2008, so things are moving in the right direction albeit slowly. I think it was also my first ever qualifie...
by Jeff Clayton
Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Is Countdown ruining Burnley FC
Replies: 13
Views: 1547

Re: Is Countdown ruining Burnley FC

It is recorded as live. Therein lies the illusion!

Jeff
by Jeff Clayton
Sun Feb 28, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Can Rachel make maths fun ?
Replies: 3
Views: 738

Re: Can Rachel make maths fun ?

In answer to the original question - potentially, yes. I still have bugbears about the presentation of stages in contestants' calculations and think that what we see can't be recommended to anyone who wants to learn maths (let alone the numbers game) and properly - surely it could not pass as educat...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Feb 17, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Tournoi Chiffres & Lettres de Fontenay, 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 646

Tournoi Chiffres & Lettres de Fontenay, 2010

Bonjour all Just a note to say that I took part in the Chiffres/Lettres tournament at Fontenay-sous-bois, in the eastern suburbs of Paris on Sunday, and am very happy to report that I finished 40th out of 80. - 30-round qualifier, scored 208 out of a possible 229, with a perfect 79/79 on the numbers...
by Jeff Clayton
Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown in London - Vote on a date here!
Replies: 44
Views: 4470

Re: Countdown in London - Vote on a date here!

Would be very happy to attend - whatever date you decide on!

Jeff