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by Phyl Styles
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)
Replies: 51
Views: 2394

Re: Spoilers for Friday February 28th 2014 (S70 P40)

Uh,oh - it's the old FAINEST controversy again ...
by Phyl Styles
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:35 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoMultiLon
Replies: 50
Views: 10900

CoMultiLon

STOP PRESS!! See latest post on accommodation details. More details as promised, see Facebook page for full links and proposals for The Hangout in the evening. Further information on payment, accommodation and transport to follow. A LITTLE LESS COUNTDOWN, STILL PLENTY OF ACTION Saturday 23rd August ...
by Phyl Styles
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:32 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 2014
Replies: 104
Views: 21006

Re: CoStAl - Countdown in St. Albans - Saturday 12th July 20

Please put Phyl and Alan down on the interested list, sounds good - back to where we first met
by Phyl Styles
Fri Feb 14, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday February 13th 2014 (S70 P29)
Replies: 15
Views: 873

Re: Spoilers for Thursday February 13th 2014 (S70 P29)

I like how Nick always picks up on crucial conundrums now, and refers to the champion's wins, scores, close finishes and so on. He might be reading it off a card, but that isn't the point - it adds to the show and is a personal touch towards the contestants. I agree, Nick is a different presenter f...
by Phyl Styles
Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Thursday February 6th 2014 (S70 P24)
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: Spoilers for Thursday February 6th 2014 (S70 P24)

EUPHONY in the phoney round.
by Phyl Styles
Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:05 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X Results
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Re: COLIN X Results

Worth giving a bit of extra prominence to James Roper's high score of 88 (his first Co-event) - well done.
by Phyl Styles
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X Results
Replies: 16
Views: 1984

Re: COLIN X Results

Lots of people have already put their thanks either here or on Facebook and we want to add ours in similar vein. Appreciated Ben throwing his hangover plans into confusion by adding us late in the day when the weather deterred us from our ornithological exploits. For going the extra mile and posting...
by Phyl Styles
Sat Jan 18, 2014 12:26 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014
Replies: 216
Views: 23147

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

Sorry, Andy, misunderstanding; there will be no fight to spectate as far as I'm concerned, but I might bring my yellow cap and my knitting for added excitement.
by Phyl Styles
Fri Jan 17, 2014 12:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014
Replies: 216
Views: 23147

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

I never managed to work out these quote thingies, sorry
by Phyl Styles
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014
Replies: 216
Views: 23147

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

Or might someone (Mr Styles?) be a reserve in case we need even (divisible by 3?) numbers? Perhaps if you had thought of the impact of this remark, or you were at all serious when you said sounds good if we can keep improving the attendance and popularity of events , you might at least have hesitat...
by Phyl Styles
Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Ask Graeme?
Replies: 1264
Views: 118656

Re: Ask Graeme?

Is there a list of highest female scores on CD anywhere to be found? I'm sure it would be a lamentably small list ...
by Phyl Styles
Fri Dec 20, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013
Replies: 84
Views: 4570

Re: Grand Final Spoilers For Friday December 20th 2013

Hard to find the right adjectives for such an exciting Grand Final, has to be one of the best I can remember, and won by a champion who has made a swift and impressive rise to great heights. Macte nova virtute, puer, sic itur ad astra (continue in the path of new-found excellence, Callum, and you wi...
by Phyl Styles
Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 16th December 2013 (Series 69, 3rd QF)
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Monday 16th December 2013 (Series 69, 3rd QF)

Thanks, Graeme, your recaps are always well thought out, with touches of subtle humour, much appreciated over the years
by Phyl Styles
Sat Nov 30, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: COLIN X- Countdown in Lincoln, 25th-26th January 2014
Replies: 216
Views: 23147

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

Hoping to come with my husband, Alan, if you still have spaces, Ben
by Phyl Styles
Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday November 11th 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: Spoilers For Monday November 11th 2013

The challenger today is Mandy Middleton, mother of octochamp Liam Shaw from series 67 8-)
by Phyl Styles
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 24th 2013 (S69 P55)
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 24th 2013 (S69 P55)

Very well done, Alex, nerve-wracking at the end there! Look forward to seeing you again in the finals.
by Phyl Styles
Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:46 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 10th 2013 (S69 P45)
Replies: 32
Views: 3074

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 10th 2013 (S69 P45)

Phyl Styles wrote:
James could go hullaballistic ...

I think you could hear me go well hullaballistic after Rachel mentioned all of Jen's achievements. :P :lol:
Did I just invent a new word and get someone else to use it too?
by Phyl Styles
Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday September 10th 2013 (S69 P45)
Replies: 32
Views: 3074

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday September 10th 2013 (S69 P45)

The highest-scoring female octochamp over 15 rounds (up to now) looks to me like Grace Page with 829, the only female over 800 points - so that record has gone after Jen's seven games. Lucy Robert's total would crudely equate to 840 points in 15-rounders, but that figure will be massively surpassed ...
by Phyl Styles
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 23)
Replies: 43
Views: 3149

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 2

In reply to the Countdown team, all that I meant was 'these things happen', but if someone, whoever they might be (nothing to do with being on Apterous) has an encounter which dashes their hopes, particularly when they have won a few games, they are certain to have regrets. Perhaps so much of a trui...
by Phyl Styles
Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 23)
Replies: 43
Views: 3149

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday August 6th 2013 (Series 69 Prelim 2

Echoing what Jack has just said, it was really tough on Zarte to meet Dylan at that stage, but one would have to back him to reappear in the finals, and hope he does after such an impressive run of 5. The obvious thing to bear in mind is that Zarte didn't meet Dylan by chance, he met him because som...
by Phyl Styles
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 18th March 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 7)
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: Monday 18th March 2013 (Series 68, Prelim 7)

"unusual that both players pronounced their offerings "HOMAGE", like it would be in French"
This seems to be the trendy way to say it these days. The French would of course spell it 'hommage'.
"a record-breaking comeback"
What is the record comeback on the show?
by Phyl Styles
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Thursday December 20th 2012
Replies: 45
Views: 2771

Re: Spoilers For Thursday December 20th 2012

Sitting next to Andy (no less) I managed to spot TIMELIER in Round 7. This spot of mine was almost the best thing about the contest, but seeing Heather return to life after her heart apparently stood still was also quite good. Fantastic game, both players, we have had a thrilling end to the series :...
by Phyl Styles
Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Tuesday 18th December 2012 (Series 67, 4th QF)
Replies: 2
Views: 502

Re: Tuesday 18th December 2012 (Series 67, 4th QF)

A brilliant match, and what an excellent recap, Jack. I appreciate all the time taken by the recappers to give us our daily write-up. The end of this series is certainly giving us some cliff-hangers ...
by Phyl Styles
Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:39 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 88)
Replies: 19
Views: 1242

Re: Spoilers for Friday December 7th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim

Res Sohail Vivdi 5 515 97 85.83
Once again (as in series 65) the number 9 seed did not get to be studio reserve for the finals, but it may be that he couldn't return for some reason. His place was taken by Philip Jackson, who had 4 wins.
by Phyl Styles
Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown mentions on other shows
Replies: 292
Views: 44876

Re: Countdown mentions on other shows

Last night, Thursday 15th November, during the Channel 4 drama Everyday Episode 4566 of the show was being watched by the characters and glimpses of a letters round with the selection SRMAESADI and, later, the numbers 75 6 9 5 8 4 → 663. Royalties for the contestants?
It's pervasive, this thing ....
by Phyl Styles
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30th Birthday Spoilers For Friday November 2nd 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: 30th Birthday Spoilers For Friday November 2nd 2012

Peter Mabey wrote:Last numbers: (7x8+3)x(10+1)=649
which of course is perfectly correct ....... :oops:
by Phyl Styles
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: 30th Birthday Spoilers For Friday November 2nd 2012
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: 30th Birthday Spoilers For Friday November 2nd 2012

Solution for the 6 small numbers (649):
[(8 x 7) + 3][10 + 1]
and Many Happy Returns :)
by Phyl Styles
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Tuesday October 9th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim 46)
Replies: 10
Views: 884

Re: Spoilers for Tuesday October 9th 2012 (Series 67 Prelim

Kippahs - oh, I never know what round anything's in!
by Phyl Styles
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: CobliviLon 4th august 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 5984

Re: CobliviLon 4th august 2012

Just adding my appreciation for all the work that went into setting the event up and keeping it flowing efficiently, especially to Amie, Howard and Graeme. It was great to meet so many brilliant exponents of the game, and to have made new friends, and congrats to Innis on yet another win. Rather hop...
by Phyl Styles
Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Puzzles from CobliviLon 4 August 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: Puzzles from CobliviLon 4 August 2012

Just wanted to add my thanks for the puzzles, must have taken ages to compile, Adam, great stuff
by Phyl Styles
Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Monday 30th July - 2011 Overall Champion Special Thing
Replies: 16
Views: 1554

Re: Monday 30th July - 2011 Overall Champion Special Thing

Brilliant recap, Mark, and an amazing show, which I guess we might not have had were it not for the racing.
Woop and pretense haven't been pencilled yet, so hang on to them ...
by Phyl Styles
Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 29th June 2012 (Series 66 GRAND FINAL)
Replies: 5
Views: 836

Re: Friday 29th June 2012 (Series 66 GRAND FINAL)

Brilliant final, both of you aptokiddies, kept us gripped to the last. I told Jack when he first won in November that I was predicting a Worsley win (to which he replied 'No pressure, then'), but congratulations to you, Jack, for keeping your nerve and coming through as series champion. Jonathan rem...
by Phyl Styles
Sat Mar 24, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Countdown - Current recaps
Topic: Friday 23rd March 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 49)
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: Friday 23rd March 2012 (Series 66, Prelim 49)

Pretty sure that was not Robin McKay - wrong spelling too, and wrong face. Rob joined this year and played intensively for a short time, probably when nearing his filming date? Sorry to see him lose so narrowly.
by Phyl Styles
Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers For Monday February 6th 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 748

Re: Spoilers For Monday February 6th 2012

My first post ever - and I don't even know which round - but hauteur was there. Somewhere.
Phyl Styles