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Countdown Aces Trophy Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:25 pm

So, here are the recaps for the Aces Trophy.

We had 4 heats, and each of them used a different format from the show's history, chosen at random by use of playing cards.

First up, the 14 rounder, usually seen in grand finals of the old days.

Countdown Aces Trophy, Heat 1 Recap for Saturday 23 November 2013.

Host/DC: James Robinson.
Graphics Engineer: Jeff Clayton.
RR: Anna Woodward.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S N D E A E F B P
R02: H T W T A O I J R
R03: 100, 75, 50, 4, 1, 10. Target: 230.
R04: K P M G O E O U R
R05: S G C E O O N M U
R06: 25, 75, 8, 5, 1, 5. Target: 918.
R07: I V Y S T R I E D (conundrum)
R08: C L S I O A T E I
R09: C S N I A E L T A
R10: 50, 75, 4, 9, 2, 1. Target: 597.
R11: D T N E O O L R S
R12: G P T U E E D T I
R13: 7, 9, 1, 2, 5, 4. Target: 810.
R14: C Y S T I C L I B (conundrum)


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Round 1: S N D E A E F B P

DC: BEDPANS (7) DEAFENS (7)
Max: 7

Round 2: H T W T A O I J R

DC: THORIA (6) THROAT (6) THWART (6) TIRTHA (6) WRAITH (6)
Max: 13

Round 3: 100, 75, 50, 4, 1, 10. Target: 230.

OT: 230. 100 + 75 + 50 + 4 + 1 (10)
Max: 23

Round 4: K P M G O E O U R

DC: MOPOKE (6) MORGUE (6) POGROM (6)
Max: 29

Round 5: S G C E O O N M U

DC: CONSUME (7)
Max: 36

Round 6: 25, 75, 8, 5, 1, 5. Target: 918.

OT: 918. (75 - 25 + 1) x (8 + 5 + 5) (10)
Max: 46

Round 7: I V Y S T R I E D

The answer was DIVERSITY.
Max: 56

Round 8: C L S I O A T E I

DC: SOCIALITE (18)
Max: 74

Round 9: C S N I A E L T A

DC: ANALECTS (8) CANALISE (8) ESTANCIA (8)
Max: 82

Round 10: 50, 75, 4, 9, 2, 1. Target: 597.

OT: 597. (50 x 9) + (75 x 2) - (4 - 1) (10)
Max: 92

Round 11: D T N E O O L R S

DC: LOOTERS (7) LORNEST (7) NOODLES (7) OLDSTER (7) RETOOLS (7) RODENTS (7) RODLETS (7) RONDELS (7) ROOSTED (7) ROOTLED (7) ROOTLES (7) SNORTED (7) STOOLED (7) TOOLERS (7)
Max: 99

Round 12: G P T U E E D T I

DC: PUTTIED (7)
Max: 106

Round 13: 7, 9, 1, 2, 5, 4. Target: 810.

OT: 810. 9 x (7 + 2) x (5 + 4 + 1) (10)
Max: 116

Round 14: C Y S T I C L I B

The answer was BICYCLIST.
Max: 126

Next up was the old 15 rounder with 3 numbers games.

Countdown Aces Trophy, Heat 1 Recap for Saturday 23 November 2013.

Host/DC: Jeff Clayton.
Graphics Engineer: James Robinson.
RR: Anna Woodward.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S M R H E A E E K
R02: L L S E A E B N O
R03: R F G O O E S O Z
R04: S Q D O E O C I R
R05: 75, 9, 4, 8, 5, 7. Target: 345.
R06: N P D I A E F T D
R07: U U I O G T N M G
R08: L T T R E A E P O
R09: L R H E A I W L D
R10: 50, 75, 25, 100, 1, 6. Target: 196.
R11: J S N E E I R I N
R12: N P R B E O A T I
R13: Y N S R U E I C O
R14: 75, 6, 7, 3, 7, 9. Target: 868.
R15: L I T L E H A P Y (conundrum)


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Round 1: S M R H E A E E K

DC: MAHSEER (7) REMAKES (7)
Max: 7

Round 2: L L S E A E B N O

DC: BONSELLA (8)
Max: 15

Round 4: R F G O O E S O Z

DC: FORGOES (7)
Max: 22

Round 5: S Q D O E O C I R

DC: ODORISE (7)
Max: 29

Round 6: 75, 9, 4, 8, 5, 7. Target: 345.

OT: 345. (75 x 4) + (9 x 5) (10)
Max: 39

Round 7: N P D I A E F T D

DC: DEFIANT (7) FAINTED (7) PAINTED (7)
Max: 46

Round 7: U U I O G T N M G

DC: MUTING (6) OUTGUN (6) OUTING (6)
Max: 52

Round 8: L T T R E A E P O

DC: OPERETTA (8) TELEPORT (8) TOLERATE (8)
Max: 60

Round 9: L R H E A I W L D

DC: HELLWARD (8)
Max: 68

Round 10: 50, 75, 25, 100, 1, 6. Target: 196.

OT: 196. (((50 x 100) - 75) / 25) - 1 (10)
Max: 78

Round 11: J S N E E I R I N

DC: JENNIES (7) NERINES (7)
Max: 85

Round 12: N P R B E O A T I

DC: ATROPINE (8) BARITONE (8) OBTAINER (8)
Max: 93

Round 13: Y N S R U E I C O

DC: CYNOSURE (8) INSOURCE (8)
Max: 101

Round 14: 75, 6, 7, 3, 7, 9. Target: 868.

OT: 868. ((7 x 7) + 75) x (9 - (6 / 3)) (10)
Max: 111

Round 15: L I T L E H A P Y

The answer was PHILATELY.
Max: 121

Next up, was the 9 rounder.

Countdown Aces Trophy, Heat 3 Recap for Saturday 23 November 2013.

Host/DC: James Robinson.
Graphics Engineer: Jeff Clayton.
RR: Anna Woodward.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: H S S R E A E E E
R02: O A A P R T H E N
R03: B J A O N B I D I
R04: 100, 25, 6, 7, 2, 6. Target: 351.
R05: L M N A I O L O E
R06: T C L D A E E O N
R07: R V C G I U I A R
R08: 100, 8, 2, 10, 5, 5. Target: 336.
R09: R A S S P I L E D (conundrum)


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Round 1: H S S R E A E E E

DC: HEARSES (7)
Max: 7

Round 2: O A A P R T H E N

DC: ANAPHOR (7) ANOTHER (7) ATHANOR (7) OPERANT (7) PANTHER (7) PHAETON (7) PHONATE (7) PRONATE (7) PROTEAN (7)
Max: 14

Round 3: B J A O N B I D I

DC: ADJOIN (6) DJIBBA (6) DOBBIN (6)
Max: 20

Round 4: 100, 25, 6, 7, 2, 6. Target: 351.

OT: 351. (25 + 2) x (7 + 6) (10)
Max: 30

Round 5: L M N A I O L O E

DC: ANOMIE (6) LINEAL (6) LOONIE (6) MALLEI (6) MENIAL (6) MOLINE (6) MOLLIE (6) MONIAL (6) NIELLO (6) NOLLIE (6) OILMAN (6) OILMEN (6)
Max: 36

Round 6: T C L D A E E O N

DC: ANECDOTE (8) LANCETED (8)
Max: 44

Round 7: R V C G I U I A R

DC: AURIC (5) CIGAR (5) CIRRI (5) CRURA (5) VICAR (5) VIRGA (5)
Max: 49

Round 8: 100, 8, 2, 10, 5, 5. Target: 336.

OT: 336. (100 + 10 + 2) x (8 - 5) (10)
Max: 59

Round 9: R A S S P I L E D

No one buzzes. The answer was DISPERSAL.
Max: 69

The final heat was a current 15 round format, with 4 numbers games. 8-)

Countdown Aces Trophy, Heat 4 Recap for Saturday 23 November 2013.

Host/DC: James Robinson.
Graphics Engineer: Jeff Clayton.
RR: Anna Woodward.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L T N I A A W M S
R02: R R R E O P S O P
R03: 50, 1, 9, 5, 2, 9. Target: 521.
R04: R L K E I A N N O
R05: B H R A A E L O F
R06: 25, 75, 100, 50, 3, 4. Target: 199.
R07: T N T O E A R O Z
R08: N P R S E E I I D
R09: 50, 25, 7, 8, 4, 1. Target: 483.
R10: V S Y U U U T P E
R11: T X S A I E D M D
R12: F C H T E U E D S
R13: N M G L O E A C L
R14: 50, 100, 75, 6, 3, 5. Target: 662.
R15: L O S E C I S S E (conundrum)


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Round 1: L T N I A A W M S

DC: TALISMAN (8)
Max: 8

Round 2: R R R E O P S O P

DC: PROPOSER (8)
Max: 16

Round 3: 50, 1, 9, 5, 2, 9. Target: 521.

OT: 521. ((50 + 5 - 2) x (9 + 1)) - 9 (10)
Max: 26

Round 4: R L K E I A N N O

DC: AILERON (7) EINKORN (7) LANKIER (7)
Max: 33

Round 5: B H R A A E L O F

DC: ABORAL (6) ARABLE (6) AREOLA (6) BEHALF (6) BHARAL (6) BOREAL (6) FABLER (6) HERBAL (6) LOAFER (6)
Max: 39

Round 6: 25, 75, 100, 50, 3, 4. Target: 199.

OT: 199. 100 + 75 + 25 + 3 - 4 (10)
Max: 49

Round 7: T N T O E A R O Z

DC: NOTATOR (7)
Max: 56

Round 8: N P R S E E I I D

DC: INSPIRED (8) PINERIES (8)
Max: 64

Round 9: 50, 25, 7, 8, 4, 1. Target: 483.

OT: 483. (50 x 7) + (25 x (4 + 1)) + 8 (10)
Max: 74

Round 10: V S Y U U U T P E

DC: STUPE (5) SUETY (5) TYPES (5) UPEST (5) UPSET (5)
Max: 79

Round 11: T X S A I E D M D

DC: MISDATED (8)
Max: 87

Round 12: F C H T E U E D S

DC: CHESTED (7) DEFECTS (7) DUTCHES (7) FETCHED (7) FETCHES (7)
Max: 94

Round 13: N M G L O E A C L

DC: COLLAGEN (8)
Max: 102

Round 14: 50, 100, 75, 6, 3, 5. Target: 662.

OT: 662. ((100 + 5 - 3) x 6) + 50 (10)
Max: 112

Round 15: L O S E C I S S E

The answer was ISOSCELES.
Max: 122

The quarter-final also took place in the 9-round format.

Countdown Aces Trophy, Quarter-Final Recap for Saturday 23 November 2013.

Host/DC: James Robinson.
Graphics Engineer: Jeff Clayton.
RR: Anna Woodward.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L M N L O O E A T
R02: C L D E E O N R I
R03: V C G R U I A E G
R04: 50, 5, 3, 8, 6, 5. Target: 612.
R05: P R P E I O S N T
R06: L P N K O I I U X
R07: S T T O E E W M A
R08: 50, 3, 8, 4, 5, 7. Target: 959.
R09: N U S P A N I E L (conundrum)


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Round 1: L M N L O O E A T

DC: ATENOLOL (8)
Max: 8

Round 2: C L D E E O N R I

DC: DECLINER (8) RECLINED (8) RECOILED (8)
Max: 16

Round 3: V C G R U I A E G

DC: CAGIER (6) GAUGER (6) VAGUER (6) VIRGAE (6)
Max: 22

Round 4: 50, 5, 3, 8, 6, 5. Target: 612.

OT: 612. (50 + 8 + 5 + 5) x (6 + 3) (10)
Max: 32

Round 5: P R P E I O S N T

DC: POINTERS (8) PROTEINS (8) REPOINTS (8)
Max: 40

Round 6: L P N K O I I U X

DC: OUKLIP (6) UPLINK (6)
Max: 46

Round 7: S T T O E E W M A

DC: AWESOME (7) METATES (7) STOMATE (7)
Max: 53

Round 8: 50, 3, 8, 4, 5, 7. Target: 959.

OT: 959. ((50 x 3) - 8 - 5) x 7 (10)
Max: 63

Round 9: N U S P A N I E L

The answer was PENINSULA.
Max: 73

Next up, will be the solo semi-finals..................... More on that later. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)
WE ARE PREMIER LEAGUE!!!
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