CoLei3 Recaps

Discussion and announcements relating to unofficial Countdown competitions, held online or in real life. Observation, discussion, reflection, and other stuff ending in -ion.
Post Reply
User avatar
Rhys Benjamin
Fanatic
Posts: 2357
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:28 pm
Location: Down in the tube station at midnight

CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:03 pm

OK :arrow: As I would like to recap some stuff from CoLei, could Jeff take some notes or something during the day?
The forum's resident JAILBAKER, who has SPONDERED several times...

User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:13 pm

Rhys Benjamin wrote:OK :arrow: As I would like to recap some stuff from CoLei, could Jeff take some notes or something during the day?
We'll all be able to make our own recaps, if we want to, Rhys.

So, you'll be able to do your own games, and everyone else can do theirs. 8-)
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 16, 2010 9:30 pm

Here's the recap for the final.

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010.

C1: No.6 Seed Kirk Bevins (4 wins.) - Only loss to James Robinson. :D
C2: No.2 Seed Matt Bayfield (5 wins.) - Last unbeaten contestant of the day. 8-)
DC: Karen Pearson and Anna "Widdecombe" Woodward.
RR: Judi, Jeff's friend from Southend, her Rachel connection being that she went to the same school as Rachel.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L P T O E E S I F
R02: K I D O Y E D I I
R03: 25, 10, 10, 3, 6, 9. Target: 625.
R04: G E J I S E C D E
R05: Y T T E A E D W H
R06: 50, 7, 5, 3, 7, 9. Target: 861.
R07: I M I X A C O A T (conundrum)
R08: T O G U W A Z A A
R09: W V S E U A R U V
R10: 50, 7, 6, 5, 4, 5. Target: 760.
R11: R S R U I I E T M
R12: S A N E N A B A I
R13: 7, 8, 10, 8, 4, 1. Target: 285.
R14: C O M E A F T E R (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: L P T O E E S I F

C1: PETIOLES (8)
C2: epistole
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

A darrenic start for Kirky, forcing Matt to play his illegal 8.

Round 2: K I D O Y E D I I

C1: IODIDE (6)
C2: KIDDIE (6)
Score: 14–6 (max 14)

Matt gets into the game with an odd looking 6 there.

Round 3: 25, 10, 10, 3, 6, 9. Target: 625.

C1: 625. (10 + 6 + 9) x 25 (10)
C2: 625. (10 + 6 + 9) x 25 (10)
Score: 24–16 (max 24)

Kirk still on for max after 3 rounds.

Round 4: G E J I S E C D E

C1: sieged
C2: GEESE (5)
DC: SECEDE (6)
Score: 24–21 (max 30)

But, he then falls into the sieged trap, allowing Matt to get back in.

Round 5: Y T T E A E D W H

C1: WHETTED (7)
C2: DEATH (5)
Score: 31–21 (max 37)

But Kirk unleashes another darren to try and regain his foothold in the game.

Round 6: 50, 7, 5, 3, 7, 9. Target: 861.

C1: 860. ((50 + 3) x (9 + 7)) + 5 + 7 (7)
C2: 862. Mistake in working.
RR: 861. (50 - 9) x 3 x 7 (10)
Score: 38–21 (max 47)

Kirk was clearly in agony at missing this numbers.

Round 7: I M I X A C O A T

C2 buzzes on 5 seconds to say AXIOMATIC which is correct.
Score: 38–31 (max 57)

But, all of a sudden, an exciting 2nd half seems to be in prospect with Matt getting the conundrum.

Round 8: T O G U W A Z A A

C1: GOUT (4)
C2: GOUT (4)
DC: TOGA (4) GOAT (4)
OT: AUTO (4) OUTA (4) TAWA (4)
Score: 42–35 (max 61)

Round 9: W V S E U A R U V

C1: WEARS (5)
C2: WAVERS (6)
DC: SUAVER (6)
OT: AUREUS (6) URAEUS (6) VARVES (6)
Score: 42–41 (max 67)

Kirk says he was looking for the I for WAIVERS, but forgot to see WAVERS, and suddenly the gap is down to 1. :oops: :shock:

Round 10: 50, 7, 6, 5, 4, 5. Target: 760.

C1: 761. ((7 - 4) x 50 x 5) + 6 + 5 (7)
C2: 757.
RR: 760. (50 - 5 - 7) x 4 x 5 (10)
Score: 49–41 (max 77)

Again, Kirk seemed in agony at missing this 1 as well.

Round 11: R S R U I I E T M

C1: MISTIER (7)
C2: RUSTIER (7)
DC: MUSTIER (7)
OT: RIMIEST (7) TRIMERS (7)
Score: 56–48 (max 84)

Round 12: S A N E N A B A I

C1: BANIANS (7)
C2: BANANAS (7)
Score: 63–55 (max 91)

While just about everyone else saw BANANAS, Kirk decided to to go with the alternate spelling of the tree from which they're grown from. 8-)

Round 13: 7, 8, 10, 8, 4, 1. Target: 285.

C1: 285. (((7 x 10) + 1) x 4) + (8 / 8) (10)
C2: 285. (((7 x 10) + 1) x 4) + (8 / 8) (10)
Score: 73–65 (max 101)

Kirk tries for 6 small to seal the game up, but it's a relatively easy one, meaning that it's all down to this final conundrum. 8-)

Round 14: C O M E A F T E R

C1 buzzes on 9.25 seconds to say TEAMFORCE which is incorrect.
C2 buzzes on 29 seconds to say FORCETEAM which is incorrect.
The answer was FORCEMEAT.
Score: 73–65 (max 111)

The agony for Matt. After Kirk buzzes in incorrectly on 9 seconds, Matt tries to work it out in the remaining 20 seconds, but he gets 7 out of the 9 letters correct and mixed up the M and the T, meaning that Kirk is the CoLei 2010 CHAMPION. 8-)

Statistics Corner

Kirk:
Total score - 73
Raw score - 78
Total % of max - 66
Raw % of max - 70
Total average score per round - 5.2
Raw average score per round - 5.6
Number of maxes - 8

Matt:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 77
Total % of max - 59
Raw % of max - 69
Total average score per round - 4.6
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 8
Last edited by James Robinson on Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 16, 2010 10:39 pm

Before I head off to Jersey for a few days, I thought I'd show everyone the proof of the pudding.

My monumental KO of Kirk Bevins. :D

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010.

C1: Champion Kirk Bevins (1 win, 113 points.)
C2: Champion James Robinson (1 win, 111 points.)
DC: Everyone else in the room.
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: J C F E O D O T K
R02: L R Y I I A S A A
R03: O I I R L T O S R
R04: D A D E T C E R H
R05: 75, 100, 25, 7, 9, 5. Target: 376.
R06: L E Q O Z I P G R
R07: T S R O O I S E S
R08: M Y M I E E H C N
R09: F D N U E I B P W
R10: 50, 100, 25, 75, 1, 2. Target: 545.
R11: W I L O N D I G S
R12: I V X G N E A I A
R13: L A P E R U S A E
R14: 3, 8, 8, 5, 7, 4. Target: 796.
R15: J U I C E T I N S (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: J C F E O D O T K

C1: FOOTED (6)
C2: FOOTED (6)
DC: DOCKET (6)
OT: COOKED (6) JOOKED (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: L R Y I I A S A A

C1: SALARY (6)
C2: SALARY (6)
OT: ARALIAS (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Round 3: O I I R L T O S R

C1: troils
C2: ROTORS (6)
Score: 12–18 (max 19)

The first turning point sees me taking the lead with my darrenic 6.

Round 4: D A D E T C E R H

C1: DETACHED (8)
C2: DETACHED (8)
DC: REDACTED (8) THREADED (8)
Score: 20–26 (max 27)

Round 5: 75, 100, 25, 7, 9, 5. Target: 376.

C1: 375. 5 x 75 (7)
C2: 375. 5 x 75 (7)
RR: 376. ((75 + 7) x 5) - 25 - 9 (10)
Score: 27–33 (max 37)

Round 6: L E Q O Z I P G R

C1: LOGIER (6)
C2: PEROGI (6)
OT: PROLEG (6)
Score: 33–39 (max 43)

Round 7: T S R O O I S E S

C1: TOSSERS (7)
C2: SOOTIER (7)
DC: SISTERS (7) SORTIES (7)
OT: RESISTS (7) RESTIOS (7) ROSIEST (7) STORIES (7) TRIOSES (7) SOROSES (7) SOROSIS (7)
Score: 40–46 (max 50)

Round 8: M Y M I E E H C N

C1: CHIMNEY (7)
C2: CHIMNEY (7)
Score: 47–53 (max 57)

Round 9: F D N U E I B P W

C1: unwiped
C2: unwiped
DC: UNIPED (6) UPWIND (6)
OT: FUNDIE (6 - I thought of that, but wasn't sure of the singular)
Score: 47–53 (max 63)

Round 10: 50, 100, 25, 75, 1, 2. Target: 545.

C1: 548. ((25 + 1) x (75 - 50)) - 100 - 2 (7 - not sure if Kirk did it like that, but it works out OK.)
C2: 547. Mistake in working. 100 out.
RR: 545. ((100 - 1) x ((75 / 25) + 3)) + 50 (10)
Score: 54–53 (max 73)

The next turning point sees me go behind after realising that I was 100 out. :oops:

Round 11: W I L O N D I G S

C1: SLOWING (7)
C2: SLOWING (7)
DC: WINDIGOS (8 - Kirk in agony after missing that) WILDINGS (8 - me in agony after having it written down :!: :oops: )
Score: 61–60 (max 81)

Round 12: I V X G N E A I A

C1: VAGINAE (7)
C2: VAGINAE (7)
Score: 68–67 (max 88)

Round 13: L A P E R U S A E

C1: PLEASURE (8)
C2: REPULSE (7)
Score: 76–67 (max 96)

After some VAGINAE in the last round, Kirk gets more PLEASURE with that darren here.

Round 14: 3, 8, 8, 5, 7, 4. Target: 796.

C1: 793. ((8 - 3) x 4 x 5 x 8) - 7 (7)
C2: 793. (8 x 5 x ((4 x 3) + 8)) - 7 (7)
RR: 796. ((((7 + 5) x 8) + 3) x 8) + 4 (10)
Score: 83–74 (max 106)

I actually picked the 6 small for us all here, but I just about remember my method for 3 away, meaning that a crucial is upon us.

Round 15: J U I C E T I N S

C2 buzzes on 1 second to say INJUSTICE which is correct.
Final Score: 83–84 (max 116)

OH YEAH!!! OH YEAH!!! I finally beat Kirk in something. That'll stay with me for a long, long time. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Probably not so much with Kirk. :lol:

Statistics Corner

Kirk:
Total score - 83
Raw score - 83
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 5.5
Raw average score per round - 5.5
Number of maxes - 7

James:
Total score - 84
Raw score - 91
Total % of max - 72
Raw % of max - 78
Total average score per round - 5.6
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 8
Last edited by James Robinson on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

Hugh Binnie
Enthusiast
Posts: 290
Joined: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:46 pm

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Hugh Binnie » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:40 am

James Robinson wrote:So, you'll be able to do your own games, and everyone else can do theirs. 8-)
James Robinson wrote:C1: No.6 Seed Kirk Bevins (4 wins.) - Only loss to James Robinson. :D
C2: No.2 Seed Matt Bayfield (5 wins.) - Last unbeaten contestant of the day. 8-)

User avatar
Rhys Benjamin
Fanatic
Posts: 2357
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:28 pm
Location: Down in the tube station at midnight

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:20 am

GRRRR
I had to get permission from Jeff to recap those - I took notes!

GRRRR :x :x :x :x
The forum's resident JAILBAKER, who has SPONDERED several times...

User avatar
Rhys Benjamin
Fanatic
Posts: 2357
Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:28 pm
Location: Down in the tube station at midnight

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Rhys Benjamin » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:41 am

I didn't write down the conundrum scrambles - could someone tell me what they are?
The forum's resident JAILBAKER, who has SPONDERED several times...

User avatar
Karen Pearson
Devotee
Posts: 742
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:28 am
Location: Bromsgrove

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Karen Pearson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:42 am

James Robinson wrote:Round 12: S A N E N A B A I
C1: BANIANS (7)

While just about everyone else saw BANANAS, Kirk decided to to go with the alternate spelling of the tree from which they're grown from. 8-)
Don't think so! A BANYAN (normal spelling) is an Indian Fig Tree.

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:04 pm

James Robinson wrote:
I actually picked the 6 small for us all here, but I just about remember my method for 3 away, meaning that a crucial is upon us.

Round 15: J U I C E T I N S

C2 buzzes on 1 second to say INJUSTICE which is correct.
Final Score: 83–84 (max 116)
Really odd tactic of picking 6 small here by you as if I'd have got it your chance of beating me would be gone. Also your conundrums spot was 0 seconds, not 1. You buzzed instantly and then I buzzed just after you but I then wrote my answer down but you continued to pretend to write/write and kept looking at the screen - why keep looking at the screen after you've buzzed? Secondly, why after I buzzed did you buzz again and then write it down. It was pretty clear you Hansforded it and didn't actually have it but I wasn't gonna argue. It might sound like I'm a bad loser here but it's really not that - I find that sort of stuff cheating which riles me. It happened with you v Conor too and I didn't like it. I think the conundrum INJUSTICE was very apt.

James Robinson wrote: OH YEAH!!! OH YEAH!!! I finally beat Kirk in something. That'll stay with me for a long, long time. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Probably not so much with Kirk. :lol:
Oh it will stay with me - and I hope to get my revenge sometime in a 15 rounder at another CO-event, 7 maxes from me (and missing all 3 numbers) is truly unforgivable.

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:29 pm

James Robinson wrote: Round 10: 50, 100, 25, 75, 1, 2. Target: 545.

C1: 548. ((25 + 1) x (75 - 50)) - 100 - 2 (7 - not sure if Kirk did it like that, but it works out OK.)
C2: 547. Mistake in working. 100 out.
RR: 545. ((100 - 1) x ((75 / 25) + 3)) + 50 (10)
Score: 54–53 (max 73)
Yup, this was my method.

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 4:46 pm

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010 at COLEI. Game 1 of the day.

C1: Challenger Kirk Bevins.
C2: Challenger Dave Wilkinson.
DC: Dictionary Corner
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T L S A E E D U N
R02: V G T E I E R X T
R03: P S F E O E J R Z
R04: N K S E A O B N E
R05: 50, 75, 3, 6, 10, 2. Target: 116.
R06: N P D A I A L E N
R07: D T Y E O A G D E
R08: C H C O A E S T E
R09: S D S E O A G A U
R10: 100, 8, 5, 2, 6, 5, . Target: 957.
R11: Q L Y W E O I W T
R12: B L S I A U M E R
R13: R H T O E A R E R
R14: 100, 50, 75, 25, 6, 6. Target: 238.
R15: T R A C K H O E S (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: T L S A E E D U N

C1: UNSEATED (8)
C2: SLANTED (7)
OT: UNSALTED (8) UNSEALED (8)
Score: 8–0 (max 8)

Round 2: V G T E I E R X T

C1: TERGITE (7)
C2: GRIEVE (6)
Score: 15–0 (max 15)

Round 3: P S F E O E J R Z

C1: REPOSE (6)
C2: REPOSE (6)
OT: PREZES (6) ZEROES (6)
Score: 21–6 (max 21)

Round 4: N K S E A O B N E

C1: NANOBES (7)
C2: BANKS (5)
Score: 28–6 (max 28)

Round 5: 50, 75, 3, 6, 10, 2. Target: 116.

C1: 116. 75+50-6-3 (10)
C2: 116. 75+50-6-3 (10)
Score: 38–16 (max 38)

Round 6: N P D A I A L E N

C1: ANNELID (7)
C2: paladine
OT: ALANINE (7) LINDANE (7) PALADIN (7) PLAINED (7) PLANNED (7)
Score: 45–16 (max 45)

Dave getting mixed up between PALATINE and PALADIN here.

Round 7: D T Y E O A G D E

C1: GOATEED (7)
C2: TOADY (5)
Score: 52–16 (max 52)

Round 8: C H C O A E S T E

C1: ESCHEAT (7)
C2: echoest
OT: CACOETHES (18)
Score: 59–16 (max 70)

And the max game is off with a phenomenal double darren 9.

Round 9: S D S E O A G A U

C1: ASSUAGED (8)
C2: ADAGES (6)
Score: 67–16 (max 78)

Anna amusingly suggests that SAUSAGED^ should be a word as she got sausaged last night, or something.... :P
Oh, and Karen took the mickey out of my pathetic pronunciation of the word which I have never used in a sentence, nor do I intend to.

Round 10: 100, 8, 5, 2, 6, 5. Target: 957.

C1: 957. (100x2-6)x5-5-8 (10)
C2: 957. 100x5x2-(8x6-5) (10)
Score: 77–26 (max 88)

Round 11: Q L Y W E O I W T

C1: WOYLIE (6)
C2: TOWEL (5)
Score: 83–26 (max 94)

I love that word :)

Round 12: B L S I A U M E R

C1: RAILBUS (7)
C2: MAILERS (7)
OT: AUMBRIES (8) SUBLIMER (8)
Score: 90–33 (max 102)

I didn't risk SUBLIMER here which was annoying as I thought I'd blown my max game, not knowing at the time about that awesome 9 in round 8.

Round 13: R H T O E A R E R

C1: REHEAT (6)
C2: HEATER (6)
OT: AETHER (6) HEREAT (6) HEARER (6) REHEAR (6) HERETO (6) HETERO (6) RATHER (6) REARER (6) RERATE (6) TEARER (6) RHETOR (6) ROARER (6) TERROR (6)
Score: 96–39 (max 108)

F-L-A-T.

Round 14: 100, 50, 75, 25, 6, 6. Target: 238.

C1: 237. (50+6-100/25)x6-75 (7)
C2: 236.
RR: 238. 100+50+75+25-6-6 (10)
Score: 103–39 (max 118)

Whoops - always miss these targets which don't involve multiplying!

Round 15: T R A C K H O E S

C1 buzzes on 1 second to say SHORTCAKE which is correct.
Final Score: 113–39 (max 128)

I felt like it was a pretty solid opener for me with 12 maxes. Cheers for the game, Dave, was a pleasure to meet you again.

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:02 pm

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010 at COLEI. Semi final of group A.

Thanks to my number 6 seeding and Conor's number 1 seeding after the first 3 games, I met Conor in the semi final. It was to be a 9 round game so I needed all the help I could get...

C1: Challenger Conor Travers.
C2: Challenger Kirk Bevins.
DC: Dictionary Corner.
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L T S E E E T I L
R02: D Y R O E I P M U
R03: L G C A U A B E S
R04: 25, 3, 6, 4, 1, 7. Target: 986.
R05: T R S A U O T N I
R06: R S V I E A W U A
R07: Y J P E I E D N Z
R08: 25, 8, 2, 10, 9, 6. Target: 687.
R09: N I L S P H E R E (conundrum)

And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: L T S E E E T I L

C1: TELLIES (7)
C2: littles
Score: 7–0 (max 7)

Bad miss from me to start with as I go 7-0 down. To be safe against Conor now I need to win 3 more letters rounds (excluding 9s) to be more than 10 ahead. Unlikely with only 8 rounds left and playing one of the best players in the game.

Round 2: D Y R O E I P M U

C1: DUMPIER (7)
C2: DUMPIER (7)
OT: UMPIRED (7)
Score: 14–7 (max 14)

Round 3: L G C A U A B E S

C1: BLAGUES (7)
C2: BASCULE (7)
OT: BELUGAS (7) CUBAGES (7)
Score: 21–14 (max 21)

Round 4: 25, 3, 6, 4, 1, 7. Target: 986.

C1: 984.
C2: 986. (25x(7+6)+4)x3-1 (10)
Score: 21–24 (max 31)

A sexy solution (if I say so myself) puts me ahead - phew...

Round 5: T R S A U O T N I

C1: STRONTIA (8)
C2: RAINOUTS (8)
OT: NATURIST (8) TITANOUS (8)
Score: 29–32 (max 39)

I was hoping the last vowel would be an A for ASTRONAUT. Conor said he may not have seen that and I'm agonising over what could have been.

Round 6: R S V I E A W U A

C1: WAIVERS (7)
C2: AIRWAVES (8)
Score: 29–40 (max 47)

Conor seems pretty annoyed to miss the 8 as I have an 11 point lead now - that's always a nice number in Countdown.

Round 7: Y J P E I E D N Z

C1: PINED (5)
C2: PINED (5)
OT: PEINED (6)
Score: 34–45 (max 53)

Just need this numbers now and I'm home and dry.

Round 8: 25, 8, 2, 10, 9, 6. Target: 687.

C1: -
C2: 685. (9x6/2)x25+10 (7)
RR: 687. 9x8x10-25-2-6 (10)
Score: 34–52 (max 63)

This numbers game was harder than it looked but luckily Conor messed up completely so I scrape over the line. I got it just out of time too.

Round 9: N I L S P H E R E

C1 buzzes on 2 seconds to say REPLENISH which is correct.
Final Score: 44–52 (max 73)

I've beaten Conor and I think it's 2-0 to me in head-to-heads in CO-events although I'm sure stattos will correct/update me if I'm wrong. Always hard over 9 rounds but I was over the moon to win this after being 7-0 down. Thank God for the numbers!

User avatar
Karen Pearson
Devotee
Posts: 742
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 10:28 am
Location: Bromsgrove

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Karen Pearson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:24 pm

[quote="Kirk Bevins"]

C1: ASSUAGED (8)

Anna amusingly suggests that SAUSAGED^ should be a word as she got sausaged last night, or something.... :P
Oh, and Karen took the mickey out of my pathetic pronunciation of the word which I have never used in a sentence, nor do I intend to.

Sorry! :oops: But James had just pronounced it the same way as you so, hopefully, I was able to educate both of you.

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:36 pm

Karen Pearson wrote:
Sorry! :oops: But James had just pronounced it the same way as you so, hopefully, I was able to educate both of you.
Well I've forgotten how to pronounce it now anyway so not really but I know I should expect to be shot down next time I offer it in front of someone in the know! :P

User avatar
Ben Wilson
Legend
Posts: 4233
Joined: Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:05 pm
Location: North Hykeham

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Ben Wilson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:22 pm

On an almost-related topic is there a copy of the CoLeiii final standings anywhere?

Jeff Clayton
Enthusiast
Posts: 319
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:47 pm

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:38 pm


User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:02 pm

Here are the rest of my games at CoLeiii. I've done my 2nd game, so here are my 1st and 3rd games.

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010.

C1: Challenger James Robinson.
C2: Challenger Karen Pearson.
DC: Everyone else.
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: T L S A E E D U N
R02: V E G T E I R X T
R03: P S F J E E O R Z
R04: N K S E A O B N E
R05: 75, 50, 2, 10, 6, 3. Target: 116.
R06: D A N A P L I E N
R07: D T E O Y G A D E
R08: C H C S T O A E E
R09: S S D E O A A U G
R10: 100, 5, 6, 2, 5, 8. Target: 957.
R11: E O I Q L Y W W T
R12: B L S M I A U E R
R13: R H T O E A R R E
R14: 100, 75, 50, 25, 6, 6. Target: 238.
R15: T R A C K H O E S (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: T L S A E E D U N

C1: UNSALTED (8)
C2: UNSEATED (8)
OT: UNSEALED (8)
Score: 8–8 (max 8)

Round 2: V E G T E I R X T

C1: TRIVET (6)
C2: GETTER (6)
DC: TERGITE (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 15)

Round 3: P S F J E E O R Z

C1: REPOSE (6)
C2: ZEROES (6)
OT: PREZES (6)
Score: 20–20 (max 21)

Round 4: N K S E A O B N E

C1: NANOBES (7)
C2: SNAKE (5)
Score: 27–20 (max 28)

Round 5: 75, 50, 2, 10, 6, 3. Target: 116.

C1: 116. 75 + 50 - 6 - 3 (10)
C2: 116. 75 + 50 - 6 - 3 (10)
Score: 37–30 (max 38)

Round 6: D A N A P L I E N

C1: PALADIN (7)
C2: PLANNED (7)
DC: PLAINED (7) ANNELID (7)
OT: ALANINE (7) LINDANE (7)
Score: 44–37 (max 45)

Round 7: D T E O Y G A D E

C1: GOATEED (7)
C2: DOTAGE (6)
Score: 51–37 (max 52)

Round 8: C H C S T O A E E

C1: COATEES (7)
C2: ECHOES (6)
OT: CACOETHES (18)
Score: 58–37 (max 70)

Round 9: S S D E O A A U G

C1: ASSUAGED (8)
C2: DEGAUSS (7)
Score: 66–37 (max 78)

Round 10: 100, 5, 6, 2, 5, 8. Target: 957.

C1: 954. ((100 + (5 x 5) - 6) x 8) + 2 (7)
C2: 960. (100 + ((6 - 2) x 5)) x 8 (7)
RR: 957. (100 x 5 x 2) - (8 x 6) + 5 (10)
Score: 73–44 (max 88)

Round 11: E O I Q L Y W W T

C1: TOWEL (5)
C2: TOWEL (5)
DC: WOYLIE (6)
Score: 78–49 (max 94)

Round 12: B L S M I A U E R

C1: BURIALS (7)
C2: RUMBLES (7)
DC: SUBLIMER (8)
OT: AUMBRIES (8)
Score: 85–56 (max 102)

Round 13: R H T O E A R R E

C1: TERROR (6)
C2: HEATER (6)
OT: AETHER (6) HEREAT (6) REHEAT (6) HEARER (6) REHEAR (6) HERETO (6) HETERO (6) RATHER (6) REARER (6) RERATE (6) TEARER (6) RHETOR (6) ROARER (6)
Score: 91–62 (max 108)

Round 14: 100, 75, 50, 25, 6, 6. Target: 238.

C1: 238. 100 + 75 + 50 + 25 - 6 - 6 (10)
C2: 237.
Score: 101–62 (max 118)

Round 15: T R A C K H O E S

C1 buzzes on 2 seconds to say SHORTCAKE which is correct.
Final Score: 111–62 (max 128)

Even though the scoreline might not suggest it, this was a tough opener for me. Karen stuck with me for most of the game, with just that middle section being her downfall. And those last 2 rounds just put more gloss on my victory.

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 111
Raw score - 111
Total % of max - 87
Raw % of max - 87
Total average score per round - 7.4
Raw average score per round - 7.4
Number of maxes - 10

Karen:
Total score - 62
Raw score - 93
Total % of max - 48
Raw % of max - 73
Total average score per round - 4.1
Raw average score per round - 6.2
Number of maxes - 5

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010.

C1: Champion James Robinson (2 wins, 195 points.)
C2: Challenger Stewart Gordon. (0 wins, 127 points.)
DC: Everyone else.
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: S R T A A E R X U
R02: R C E I S C A Y S
R03: W S G E O E O E D
R04: J C N A E A F O Z
R05: 100, 8, 10, 7, 5, 6. Target: 411.
R06: L V T E A I R H E
R07: O A I G G R E D D
R08: F M D U I O D T I
R09: E T H S A Y I B I
R10: 50, 7, 2, 8, 9, 10. Target: 179.
R11: T T A U K Q P O M
R12: R O B A V E L E S
R13: W P O A I N P L A
R14: 50, 100, 75, 25, 9, 7. Target: 246.
R15: M A N S O D U M B (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: S R T A A E R X U

C1: EXTRAS (6)
C2: RASTER (6)
DC: STARER (6) ERRATA (6)
OT: ARREST (6) RAREST (6) TAXERS (6) SURTAX (6) TARRAS (6) URATES (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: R C E I S C A Y S

C1: CARESS (6)
C2: SCARES (6)
DC: CARICES (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Round 3: W S G E O E O E D

C1: WEDGES (6)
C2: WODGES (6)
DC: GEODES (6) GOOSED (6)
OT: SWEDGE (6)
Score: 18–18 (max 19)

Round 4: J C N A E A F O Z

C1: OCEAN (5)
C2: CANOE (5)
OT: COZEN (5)
Score: 23–23 (max 24)

Round 5: 100, 8, 10, 7, 5, 6. Target: 411.

C1: 410. ((7 x 5) + 6) x 10 (7)
C2: 412. (7 x 6 x 10) - 8 (7)
RR: 411. (((8 x 6) + 10) x 7) - 5 (10)
Score: 30–30 (max 34)

Round 6: L V T E A I R H E

C1: RELATIVE (8)
C2: LEATHER (7)
DC: ETHERIAL (8)
OT: LEVIRATE (8)
Score: 38–30 (max 42)

Round 7: O A I G G R E D D

C1: RADIOED (7)
C2: GRADED (6)
DC: DAGGIER (7) DODGIER (7) DOGGIER (7)
OT: DRAGGED (7) ROADIED (7)
Score: 45–30 (max 49)

Round 8: F M D U I O D T I

C1: OUTDID (6)
C2: OUTDID (6)
OT: OIDIUM (6)
Score: 51–36 (max 55)

Round 9: E T H S A Y I B I

C1: HABITS (6)
C2: BATHES (6)
DC: TIBIAE (6) TIBIAS (6)
OT: SHABTI (6) SAITHE (6)
Score: 57–42 (max 61)

Round 10: 50, 7, 2, 8, 9, 10. Target: 179.

C1: 179. (2 x 9 x 10) - (8 - 7) (10)
C2: 179. ((8 + 9) x 10) + 7 + 2 (10)
Score: 67–52 (max 71)

Round 11: T T A U K Q P O M

C1: QUOTA (5)
C2: KAPUT (5)
OT: OAKUM (5) OTAKU (5) OUTTA (5) PUTTO (5)
Score: 72–57 (max 76)

Round 12: R O B A V E L E S

C1: OBVERSE (7)
C2: ABSOLVE (7)
DC: OBSERVE (7) BEAVERS (7) BRAVOES (7) REVEALS (7) VERBALS (7)
OT: AEROBES (7) AREOLES (7) LEAVERS (7) SEVERAL (7) VERBOSE (7) OVERSEA (7) RESOLVE (7) SOLEBAR (7)
Score: 79–64 (max 83)

Round 13: W P O A I N P L A

C1: NOPAL (5)
C2: PLAIN (5)
DC: PIANOLA (7)
Score: 84–69 (max 90)

Round 14: 50, 100, 75, 25, 9, 7. Target: 246.

C1: 243.
C2: 248. 100 + 75 + 50 + 25 + 7 - 9 (7)
RR: 246. ((75 + 50) x (9 - 7)) - (100 / 25) (10)
Score: 84–76 (max 100)

Round 15: M A N S O D U M B

C1 buzzes on 2 seconds to say OMBUDSMAN which is correct.
Final Score: 94–76 (max 110)

Again, this was a tricky game, but the letters weren't that favouring towards me, meaning that Stewart was always in touch. And my mistake on not seeing the obvious 248, or even the solution for that matter, gave me unnecessary pressure on the conundrum, but at I pulled through, as Stewart was literally half a second behind.

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 101
Total % of max - 85
Raw % of max - 92
Total average score per round - 6.3
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 11

Stewart:
Total score - 76
Raw score - 89
Total % of max - 69
Raw % of max - 81
Total average score per round - 5.1
Raw average score per round - 5.9
Number of maxes - 8
Last edited by James Robinson on Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Kirk Bevins » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:47 pm

James Robinson wrote: Round 14: 100, 75, 50, 25, 6, 6. Target: 238.

C1: 238. 100 + 75 + 50 + 25 - 6 - 6 (10)
C2: 237.
Score: 101–62 (max 118)
I knew this was possible as after a few seconds you slammed your pen down, picked up your water and smugly sipped. It put me right off as I was struggling to get it and I think you distracted Karen too. Poor form.

User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:44 am

Kirk Bevins wrote:
James Robinson wrote: Round 14: 100, 75, 50, 25, 6, 6. Target: 238.

C1: 238. 100 + 75 + 50 + 25 - 6 - 6 (10)
C2: 237.
Score: 101–62 (max 118)
I knew this was possible as after a few seconds you slammed your pen down, picked up your water and smugly sipped. It put me right off as I was struggling to get it and I think you distracted Karen too. Poor form.
In hindsight, not my finest hour. I think it was the fact that I actually got a 4 large that I could do! And the fact that the ice in the jug made it louder as I tipped the water into my glass didn't help much either. :oops:
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

Ryan Taylor
Postmaster General
Posts: 3661
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:18 pm

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Ryan Taylor » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:16 pm

I'm looking forward to COLIN if you both go. The tension will be incredible. I'd fancy James to have Kirk in a fight though.

User avatar
Matt Morrison
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 7655
Joined: Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:27 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:18 pm

Ryan Taylor wrote:I'm looking forward to COLIN if you both go. The tension will be incredible. I'd fancy James to have Kirk in a fight though.
I fancy James over Kirk regardless of fighting or not.

User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:23 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:I'm looking forward to COLIN if you both go. The tension will be incredible. I'd fancy James to have Kirk in a fight though.
I fancy James over Kirk regardless of fighting or not.
I think you'll find that we've both already booked ourselves in for COLIN, so prepare for an onslaught. :D
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

Ryan Taylor
Postmaster General
Posts: 3661
Joined: Sun Oct 25, 2009 6:18 pm

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Ryan Taylor » Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:24 pm

James Robinson wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:
Ryan Taylor wrote:I'm looking forward to COLIN if you both go. The tension will be incredible. I'd fancy James to have Kirk in a fight though.
I fancy James over Kirk regardless of fighting or not.
I think you'll find that we've both already booked ourselves in for COLIN, so prepare for an onslaught. :D
This is gonna be fucking mental.

User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Fri Oct 22, 2010 9:47 pm

So, here are my quarter-final, semi-final and 3rd place play-off matches.

After the first round of matches, I was #3 seed, due to play the #6 seed in the quarter-finals, a certain Mr. K. Bevins, but because Jeff didn't want duplicate matches, that didn't happen.

So, by virtue of a coin toss, I played #5 seed, Mark Tournoff, leaving Kirk to play #4 seed, Ryan Taylor. (Tough luck, mate. :lol: :twisted: )

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010.

C1: No.3 Seed James Robinson (3 wins, 289 points.)
C2: No.5 Seed Mark Tournoff (3 wins, 283 points.)
DC: Everyone else.
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: R X R O U A A N T
R02: S M D I I O Q F G
R03: H T D L A O O L E
R04: 9, 1, 1, 10, 9, 6. Target: 483.
R05: U I E F C C N E S
R06: A O E B D R W G A
R07: I E I S H K T S N
R08: 75, 8, 4, 50, 3, 100. Target: 893.
R09: C A M E S O U T H (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: R X R O U A A N T

C1: AURORA (6)
C2: OUTRAN (6)
OT: ARRANT (6) TURRON (6)
Score: 6–6 (max 6)

Round 2: S M D I I O Q F G

C1: IDIOMS (6)
C2: IDIOMS (6)
DC: SIGMOID (7)
Score: 12–12 (max 13)

Round 3: H T D L A O O L E

C1: LETHAL (6)
C2: LOATHED (7)
DC: HALLOOED (8)
Score: 12–19 (max 21)

Round 4: 9, 1, 1, 10, 9, 6. Target: 483.

C1: 483. ((((9 - 1) x 10) - 1) x 6) + 9 (10)
C2: 481.
Score: 22–19 (max 31)

Round 5: U I E F C C N E S

C1: FENCES (6)
C2: INFUSE (6)
DC: SCIENCE (7)
Score: 28–25 (max 38)

Round 6: A O E B D R W G A

C1: DOWAGER (7)
C2: WORDAGE (7)
Score: 35–32 (max 45)

Round 7: I E I S H K T S N

C1: SHINIEST (8)
C2: SHINIEST (8)
OT: HINKIEST (8) SHINTIES (8)
Score: 43–40 (max 53)

Round 8: 75, 8, 4, 50, 3, 100. Target: 893.

C1: 893. (8 x 100) + 75 + ((50 + 4) / 3) (10)
C2: 895.
Score: 53–40 (max 63)

Round 9: C A M E S O U T H

C1 buzzes on 5 seconds to say MOUSTACHE which is correct.
Score: 63–40 (max 73)

Unsurprisingly, it was a very tough game against a former champion of the show. But, to my surprise, I managed to win it on the numbers games. I say surprise, because Mark was on top form in the numbers earlier in the day, and I was nowhere near on good form on the numeric side. So, onto the semis I go. :D

Statistics Corner

James:
Total score - 63
Raw score - 69
Total % of max - 86
Raw % of max - 95
Total average score per round - 7.0
Raw average score per round - 7.7
Number of maxes - 6

Mark:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 54
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 74
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 6.0
Number of maxes - 3

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010.

C1: No.2 Seed Matt Bayfield (4 wins, 366 points.)
C2: No.3 Seed James Robinson (4 wins, 352 points.)
DC: Everyone else.
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: L T S E E E I T L
R02: D I Y R O P M E U
R03: L G A A C B U E S
R04: 7, 3, 25, 1, 4, 6. Target: 986.
R05: T A R U S T O N I
R06: R S V I E A W V A
R07: Y J P E E I D N Z
R08: 6, 8, 25, 9, 10, 2. Target: 687.
R09: N I L S P H E R E (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: L T S E E E I T L

C1: TELLIES (7)
C2: TELLIES (7)
Score: 7–7 (max 7)

Round 2: D I Y R O P M E U

C1: DUMPIER (7)
C2: DUMPIER (7)
OT: UMPIRED (7)
Score: 14–14 (max 14)

Round 3: L G A A C B U E S

C1: BELUGAS (7)
C2: BASCULE (7)
OT: BLAGUES (7) CUBAGES (7)
Score: 21–21 (max 21)

Round 4: 7, 3, 25, 1, 4, 6. Target: 986.

C1: 984. (((25 x 4) - 1) x (7 + 3)) - 6 (7)
C2: 980.
RR: 986. (7 x (4 + 1) x (25 + 3)) + 6 (10)
Score: 28–21 (max 31)

Round 5: T A R U S T O N I

C1: STATION (7)
C2: RATIONS (7)
DC: RAINOUTS (8)
OT: NATURIST (8) STRONTIA (8) TITANOUS (8)
Score: 35–28 (max 39)

Round 6: R S V I E A W V A

C1: AIRWAVES (8)
C2: WAIVERS (7)
Score: 43–28 (max 47)

Round 7: Y J P E E I D N Z

C1: PINED (5)
C2: NEEDY (5)
OT: PEINED (6)
Score: 48–33 (max 53)

Round 8: 6, 8, 25, 9, 10, 2. Target: 687.

C1: 685. (((2 x 10) + 8) x 25) - 9 - 6 (7)
C2: 685. (((2 x 10) + 8) x 25) - 9 - 6 (7)
RR: 687. (9 x 8 x 10) - 25 - 6 - 2 (10)
Score: 55–40 (max 63)

Round 9: N I L S P H E R E

C1 buzzes on 10 seconds to say REPLENISH which is correct.
Score: 65–40 (max 73)

Well, Matt was cetainly up for revenge after our epic encounter at Co:Lon. I knew it would be tricky, but after the first numbers, pressure just got to me completely, especially after we both missed RAINOUTS. Not taking anything away from Matt, who was definitely the better player on the day and deserved his place in the final.

Statistics Corner

Matt:
Total score - 65
Raw score - 65
Total % of max - 89
Raw % of max - 89
Total average score per round - 7.2
Raw average score per round - 7.2
Number of maxes - 5

James:
Total score - 40
Raw score - 52
Total % of max - 55
Raw % of max - 72
Total average score per round - 4.4
Raw average score per round - 5.8
Number of maxes - 3

Countdown recap for Saturday 16 October 2010.

C1: No.1 Seed Conor Travers (4 wins, 1 loss, 427 points.)
C2: No.3 Seed James Robinson (4 wins, 1 loss, 392 points.)
DC: Matt Bayfield and Kirk Bevins.
RR: Judi.
OT: Other words or solutions.

R01: O I O L L D R W I
R02: G Y D I U U A G L
R03: 7, 2, 3, 7, 5, 6. Target: 562.
R04: X O D E G A R J E
R05: H S T E A L W A N
R06: 100, 6, 25, 75, 50, 1. Target: 538.
R07: G H O S T F I R E (conundrum)
R08: N F L I O E L H T
R09: D N U O W L I T U
R10: 75, 7, 8, 1, 9, 1. Target: 800.
R11: O K A A S L Y V E
R12: R P R N I E I C T
R13: 4, 1, 5, 7, 2, 6. Target: 712.
R14: B R A I I L L L E (conundrum)


And now a brief interlude before our main feature:

SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER
SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

Enjoy the show.

Round 1: O I O L L D R W I

C1: DROLL (5)
C2: WORLD (5)
DC: DRILL (5) DROOL (5)
Score: 5–5 (max 5)

Round 2: G Y D I U U A G L

C1: GAUDY (5)
C2: DAILY (5)
DC: GAUDILY (7)
Score: 10–10 (max 12)

Round 3: 7, 2, 3, 7, 5, 6. Target: 562.

C1: 562. Mistake in working.
C2: 561. ((7 x 7) + 2) x (6 + 5) (7)
RR: 562. (7 x 5 x (3 + 7 + 6)) + 2 (10)
Score: 10–17 (max 22)

Round 4: X O D E G A R J E

C1: GEARED (6)
C2: JAEGER (6)
DC: AGREED (6)
OT: DRAGEE (6) EXEDRA (6)
Score: 16–23 (max 28)

Round 5: H S T E A L W A N

C1: WEALTH (6)
C2: SEALANT (7)
DC: ETHANAL (7)
Score: 16–30 (max 35)

Round 6: 100, 6, 25, 75, 50, 1. Target: 538.

C1: 538. ((75 - (50 / 25)) x 6) + 100 (10)
C2: 538. ((100 + (50 / 25)) x 6) - 75 + 1 (10)
Score: 26–40 (max 45)

Round 7: G H O S T F I R E

C1 buzzes on 3 seconds to say FORESIGHT which is correct.
Score: 36–40 (max 55)

Round 8: N F L I O E L H T

C1: HOTLINE (7)
C2: HOTLINE (7)
DC: HELLION (7)
Score: 43–47 (max 62)

Round 9: D N U O W L I T U

C1: UNTOLD (6)
C2: UNTOLD (6)
DC: LUTINO (6) INDULT (6)
Score: 49–53 (max 68)

Round 10: 75, 7, 8, 1, 9, 1. Target: 800.

C1: 800. ((75 + 8 + 7 - 1) x 9) - 1 (10)
C2: 800. (((1 + 1) x 9) + 7 + 75) x 8 (10)
Score: 59–63 (max 78)

Round 11: O K A A S L Y V E

C1: SAVELOY (7)
C2: SAVELOY (7)
Score: 66–70 (max 85)

Round 12: R P R N I E I C T

C1: INCITER (7)
C2: PRICIER (7)
DC: PICRITE (7)
OT: CITRINE (7) NERITIC (7) PRINTER (7) REPRINT (7)
Score: 73–77 (max 92)

Round 13: 4, 1, 5, 7, 2, 6. Target: 712.

C1: 710. (((6 - 1) x 4 x 7) + 2) x 5 (7)
C2: 710. ((7 x 5 x 2) + 1) x (6 + 4) (7)
RR: 712. (((7 - 1) x 6 x 5) - 2) x 4 (10)
Score: 80–84 (max 102)

Round 14: B R A I I L L L E

C2 buzzes on 1.5 seconds to say ILLIBERAL which is correct.
Score: 80–94 (max 112)

So, I was up against Conor in the 3rd place play-off. I knew my chances were slim, but I could possibly get a result if Conor slipped up. And luckily for me, he had 2 early slip-ups. He decided not to risk GAUDILY in round 2 and he clearly had 562 in the first numbers, but forgot how he did it, so I took a fortunate lead early on, which I managed to keep despite being too slow in the first conundrum, and luckily I was just ahead in the 2nd conuindrum to wrap up another famous win.

So, I finished in 3rd place in only my 2nd CO-event, and it was only when Kirk said I'd beaten 2 series champions on the train back did I realise that I'd beaten all 3 series champions who were there that day. 8-)

But, it was a brilliant 2 days down in Leicester. Ranging from having dinner with Martin Bishop on the first night (no joke, and the waitress kept thinking that we were a couple as well :!: :shock: :lol: ) to sharing a train back up north with Dinos and Kirk.

So can't wait for next year's CO-events. ;) :) :D :mrgreen: 8-)

Statistics Corner

Conor:
Total score - 80
Raw score - 86
Total % of max - 71
Raw % of max - 77
Total average score per round - 5.7
Raw average score per round - 6.1
Number of maxes - 9

James:
Total score - 94
Raw score - 94
Total % of max - 84
Raw % of max - 84
Total average score per round - 6.7
Raw average score per round - 6.7
Number of maxes - 10
Last edited by James Robinson on Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

User avatar
Kirk Bevins
God
Posts: 4923
Joined: Mon Jan 21, 2008 5:18 pm
Location: York, UK

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Kirk Bevins » Sat Oct 23, 2010 4:42 pm

James Robinson wrote: Round 14: B R A I I L L L E

C2 buzzes on 2 seconds to say ILLIBERAL which is correct.
Score: 80–94 (max 112)
Change this to 1 second or less. You buzzed instantly as I kept a close eye on you. You then proceeded to look at the screen and not write anything. I wasn't a happy bunny even sat in Dictionary Corner.

User avatar
James Robinson
Post-apocalypse
Posts: 10108
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:38 pm
Location: Mirfield, West Yorkshire

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by James Robinson » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:32 pm

Kirk Bevins wrote:
James Robinson wrote: Round 14: B R A I I L L L E

C2 buzzes on 2 seconds to say ILLIBERAL which is correct.
Score: 80–94 (max 112)
Change this to 1 second or less. You buzzed instantly as I kept a close eye on you. You then proceeded to look at the screen and not write anything. I wasn't a happy bunny even sat in Dictionary Corner.
I didn't think I buzzed in instantly, although in fairness, I wasn't paying much attention to the clock. I'll drop it to 1.5, because it was certainly not sub-1 second.

It's interesting that you claim that I resorted to cheating in my 2 most important games. Bad form, Kirk. :x
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

Jeff Clayton
Enthusiast
Posts: 319
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:47 pm

Re: CoLei3 Recaps

Post by Jeff Clayton » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:33 pm

Thanks for those recaps James and glad you enjoyed your stay in Leicester.

Can I ask both you and Kirk not to turn this thread into a tit-for-tat please - mainly because what you're discussing should've been sorted at the time, but also because what's being alleged cannot go unnoticed at CoLin and I know we're all looking forward to a potential rematch there!

Jeff

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests